Stupid Sex Tricks: Dept. of Unenforceable Laws, Ukraine

Straight from the Wide World of WTF, we get wind of some wildly stupid fetus fetishism from Eastern Europe: “An incredible project of law was presented before the parliament of Ukraine: banning the missionary position in sexual relations.” That was the headline on Actualidad RT. The authors of this controversial project of law explained that ...

Dear Harper Government™: Fuck You. Love, Quebec.

And thanks so much for forgetting the Montréal Massacre, too. It only took you bastards 23 years to set us collectively back half a century. Bray-fucking-vo. Meanwhile, les Québécois(es) se souviennent: On a day the government fulfilled a long-standing goal and saw legislation to destroy the federal long-gun registry set to receive royal assent, it ...

A few random thoughts about whores

Before we begin, a little mood music: Ah. Thank you so much for that lovely music (and that uncharacteristic truthfulness), Mr. Limbaugh. So, Rush…how’s it feel to be at the bottom of your own shit-avalanche for a change? Fun, eh? Yeah, you really had everybody going there, with your “absurdist” humor that isn’t fucking funny ...

Heroes for Today: Sandra Fluke, standing tall for women

Watch this video in its entirety and see if you can find anything about this bright young woman that would justify the Pigman, Rush Limbaugh, in calling her a slut simply for asking that her Catholic university provide birth control pills to female students who need them for medical reasons: Notice, too, how the university ...

Stupid Sex (Hater) Tricks: Amend THIS, motherfuckers!

Actually, I think female orgasms should be written into EVERY constitution. (You’ll note as well that the would-be legislators totally forgot the clitoris, which is made for nothing BUT pleasure, as it serves no reproductive purpose whatsoever. And that’s the way, uh-huh, uh-huh, I like it. Uh-huh, uh-huh.)

Who knows more about women’s health than women?

These guys do: Women’s Health Experts Speak Out from Judd Nelson Because when a middle-aged (or older) man tells you to put an aspirin between your knees, you know he knows what he’s talkin’ about. Right, ladies?

Why Stephen Harper stole our elections

I have a terrible confession to make, kiddies: I feel absolutely no pity or sorrow for Stephen Fucking Harper, now that his chickens are finally coming to roost after more than 20 years. Yeah, I know that the man has been our so-called prime minister only since 2006, and with a very mediocre electoral showing ...

Zut alors! Plus de “mademoiselle”!

Ah, oui. C’est fini, l’ennui: The term “mademoiselle” is about to disappear from French paperwork. Under pressure from campaigners, the government has decided that women will not have to choose how to describe themselves on official documents. Unlike men, women have been forced to choose between a married “madame” or unmarried “mademoiselle”. Feminist groups welcomed ...

Man up, Vic!

You want a piece of me? First, Vic, get a warrant: And when you’re done that, get a life: Public Safety Minister Vic Toews claims he was attacked on two internet fronts from inside the House of Commons last week and says in a letter to the House Speaker that one of the assaults—the short-lived ...

Stupid (Anti-)Sex Tricks: The American Lie League, and other hilarious crapagandroids

Need a good laugh tonight? Here ya go: Mmmmmm, penis cupcakes and vagina macaroons! Yummy! Jezebel calls this “the most hilariously lewd thing you’ll ever see”, and they’re not far from the truth. This hysterical video inadvertently gives away the makers’ own creepy fetishes. Calling Planned Parenthood a pusher of sex-as-drugs-to-children, and then offering up ...

This is what same-sex marriage sanity sounds like

Isn’t it wonderful when human rights win out over simply toeing the party line? This is Maureen Walsh, a Republican state representative from Walla Walla, Washington, speaking out beautifully for same-sex marriage rights both as a widow with happy memories of her own marriage, and as the mother of a lesbian daughter, whose marriage she ...

Maggie’s melancholy marriage crusade, and me

Ahem. A little mood music, maestro: Ah, that sets the tone brilliantly for what I’m about to say… And here it is. This morning, this Salon link popped up in my Facebook feed. Maggie Gallagher is a frequent wanker on my weekly list, and it’s not hard to see why. She’s said so many stupid ...

Goodbye and good riddance

Two obnoxious, hateful, right-wing “family” things went bye-bye today: Karen Fucking Handel from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the last faint flicker of hope for Prop Hate in California. I’m sure neither will be sadly missed.

No more fucking Pink Things

I am the daughter of a breast cancer survivor. And I have just sworn never again to buy another “Pink for the Cure” (or whatever they call it) thing. Not that I don’t love my pink long-sleeved Columbia t-shirt, or my pink lipsticks (all 11 of ‘em), but this whole damn pink thing has got ...

Justice: SERVED.

’nuff said.

No means NO, no matter what

Marital rape: It’s not just “rough sex” or “role-playing”. A young academic has been sentenced to four months in jail for sexually assaulting his wife during rough sex despite his claim that, in their dominant-submissive sexual role playing, “no” frequently meant “yes.” The 33-year-old man, who cannot be identified to protect the anonymity of his ...

Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx swats SOPA

What’s that meowing I hear? A cyber-kitty with a massive pet peeve…named SOPA. Whatcha got for us, Ms. Manx? First up, the Stumpy Cat would like to direct our attention to all the hypocrites endorsing this bad legislation. She thinks this begs a lot of questions, not least of which is: Do they not see ...

And…we’re back.

Blackout ended. Regular posting (and venting) to resume shortly. Thanks for your understanding, folks. (And for those who also stood up against SOPA, big hugs and major good karma to you all.) Meanwhile, for a striking example of someone who Does. NOT. Get. It., click here. And have your anti-nausea pills handy. You’re gonna need ...

Why this site is going dark at midnight

Perhaps you’ve heard of SOPA? If not, you will have by midnight. That’s when this site, and many others, are going dark in protest. I’ve added a plug-in (called, appropriately, “Go Dark”) to my WordPress blog that will turn out the lights, so to speak, to let the powers-that-be know what will happen to the ...

MerCHEdes? Of atrocities and apologies (still owing) from Mercedes-Benz

Yes, the above is an atrocity, and a gross violation of rights. But not for the reasons the gusanos of Miami claim. Cubadebate explains what’s really horrible about it: The luxury-vehicle company Mercedes-Benz apologized this week for having used the image of Che Guevara in a publicity campaign. Its apology, however, is for the wrong ...

Big news in Bogotá

Well, who’d of thunk it? Looks like the capital of Colombia has a cool new (progressive) mayor! Gustavo Petro was sworn in as mayor of Bogotá and presented his plan for the city for the coming years. He explained that his decree prohibiting the bearing of arms will be permanent. “We will not prohibit the ...

Julián Conrado: Soon to be freed?

It’s too early to say yet whether he’ll be freed, but it looks like a certain FARC guerrilla (and folk singer) whose capture sparked a huge outcry will, at least, NOT be sent back to face the draconian justice system of his homeland: The Public Ministry has released, in writing, its opinion with respect to ...

Bradley Manning, the movie

Prevention of Injury (POI) from kyle broom on Vimeo. An indie film takes a fictional look at real, currently unfolding events. Must see!

How Wired missed the real Assange/Manning story

A couple of days ago, Bradley Manning celebrated his birthday behind bars for the second year in a row. He’s still awaiting trial, with no word on when it will begin. But the outcome of the trial looks to be a foregone conclusion already. Wired, which also broke the story about Adrian Lamo turning Bradley ...

The disappeared reappear in Argentina

Argentine forensic scientists unearth a mass grave at a military garrison which gained infamy during the junta dictatorship of the 1970s and early ’80s. Here’s a rundown of what they found in it, courtesy of Cubadebate: A mass grave with remains of disappeared persons from the time of the dictatorship was discovered in the former ...