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Time to Defend Sluts

Riot.Jane Yasmin Nair has a killer post at Jezebel in which she reminds us that sluts — women who actually enjoy sex — deserve to be treated with the same respect as anyone else. Can we please remember that it’s

Posted in gender, health, other sites, sex, taboo

Who Can Become an Addict?

Riot.Jane In Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good, brain scientist and neuroscience professor at Johns Hopkins University David J. Linden, PhD, describes the physiological processes of

Posted in addiction, culture, education, health, law, taboo

"The Breast Milk Baby" Controversy

Admin.Jane If you haven’t heard, a new doll (i.e. toy for girls) will be introduced to the US market this spring.  Called “The Breast Milk Baby,” it was introduced in Europe in 2009 by Spanish toy company Berjuan Toys under

Posted in culture, education, moms, news, parenthood, taboo

Today is National Coming Out Day!

A study published this year in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry revealed that “12-month suicidal ideation was significantly higher for both GLB [gay, lesbian, bisexual] and unsure youth . . . Twelve-month suicide attempts were significantly elevated

Posted in abuse, addiction, glbt, self-esteem, taboo

This Week’s Curiosity — European Sex Boxen (i.e. Boxes)

German Sex Boxen When one finds himself living next door to a red-light district, he laughs it off, moves, ignores it, or becomes part of the scene itself, right?  At least, that’s what I’d’ve thought. Apparently, residents with homes overlooking

Posted in self-esteem, sex, taboo

Want a Raise? Wash Your Vulva, Dammit! (Part 2)

We recently introduced you to a disgusting full-page Woman’s Day magazine ad in Want a Raise? Wash Your Vulva, Dammit! (Part 1).  As promised, here’s the follow-up . . . now that I’m clear-headed enough to write it. Let’s start from

Posted in body image, career, feminism, self-esteem, sexism, taboo

Video: The Making of a Prostitute

Entitled “The Making of a Girl”, this video from GEMS (on our blogroll) describes in specific terms the making of an American prostitute . . . The average age of introduction is 12.  The video talks about how children are

Posted in abuse, rape, taboo

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