Thursday Nibbles: Anti-Porn Uncensored, Jesse Ventura Sues TSA, Sex Doll STI Carrier

by Violet Blue on January 27, 2011

Stacy Leigh Photography

* See for yourself just what one of the main anti-porn feminists is actually like (spoiler alert: dogmatically ignorant) in this uncensored interview: The Price of Pleasure: Talking with a vocal critic of the porn industry (blogs.creativeloafing.com, via BSGPR)

* Wow, just wow at the plastic “family shield” and sad they covered a happy family to “protect the children” – Arkansas Store Censors Elton John’s Us Weekly Cover (SFist.com)

* Great coverage on the ridiculousness, gets you up to speed: Conservatives Freak Out Over MTV’s “Skins” – Teenagers Have Sex. Get Over It. (AlterNet.org)

* Oregon State screws Tristan Taormino out of speaking (not in a hot way) then this happens – for US taxpayer $$$ (correction: private money) Bristol Palin gets hired to speak at a college “Sex Week”: Bristol Palin to Lecture Wash U. Students on Abstinence (blogs.riverfronttimes.com, via Susie Bright)

* Worth a second look – the plight of the straight man: Dan Savage Interview, Part 4: I Used To Hate Straight People (kinseyconfidential.org, thanks, A!)

* This is developing, and pretty obvious – a “family” group tries to set up abortion providers, and man, are they insane: Planned Parenthood Seeks FBI Probe into Possible Ploy by Anti-Abortion Group (cbsnews.com)

* Only “The Body” gets to touch THE BODY: Jesse Ventura Sues TSA in Pat-Down Smackdown (kstp.com)

* Just, yay – a study I can happily grin behind: The Joys of Lube! A New Study On Lubricant Use Among Adult Women (kinseyconfidential.org)

* Ew, but I got it through an anon doc on Twitter who said yes, this happens: The case of the gonorrhea-giving inflatable doll (a.k.a. the worst medical mystery ever) (io9.com)

* Can this be awesomely true? Is erudite pornographer and tireless sex-positive advocate Tony Comstock gong to be guest blogging for recently-established-as-antiporn/anti-male-sexuality publication The Atlantic? Read The Atlantic isn’t just an ocean (comstockfilms.com)

Photo by the incredible Stacy Leigh.

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1 John January 28, 2011 at 4:18 am

It seems that Bristol’s presentation at Washington University has been cancelled as well:

From InsideHigherEd.com

Washington U. Withdraws Bristol Palin Invitation

A student government group at Washington University in St. Louis has nixed an invitation to Bristol Palin to appear on a panel to talk about abstinence, amid student anger over the invitation and the $20,000 appearance fee, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Palin has spoken in many forums on the topic, and also drawn criticism, in part because of her ties to her mother, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. One student told the The St. Louis Beacon: “It’s fine to have someone speak about abstinence-only perspective — that’s fine — but it should not be her, and certainly not for $20,000. Her only qualification for speaking about abstinence is that she did not abstain.” A leader of the student panel that had extended the invitation said the decision to withdraw it had been a mutual one between its members and Palin.

2 ThePaganTemple January 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Am I the only one who finds it ironic that a man who used to make a living rolling around on a wrestling mat groping and grappling around with grown men in tight shorts with peroxided blond hair, in all kinds of positions and with each their hands, legs and sometimes faces all over each other, is going to worry about a uniformed security guard fondling his cock and ass for a few seconds. Ventura is so full of shit its unbelievable.

3 John January 27, 2011 at 5:48 am

It is confusing in part because there about 20 colleges in the United States with Washington in the name. I just happen to know that particular one well. It is interesting that she is speaking as part of “Sex Week.”

4 violet January 27, 2011 at 4:31 am

John, thank you for pointing that out, it’s an important distinction. I did not know. I’ll update/refine my wording when I’m awake (it’s 4:30am PST, I’m dropping off!) I do not in any way intend to mislead on this topic.

5 John January 27, 2011 at 4:22 am

Violet, While I can’t think of anything that I would to pay to hear Bristol Palin talk about, the comparison to the Oregon State University is misleading because Washington University in St,. Louis is a private institution and therefore not using state revenue to pay her ridiculous fee (which makes Tristan’s $3,000 plus expenses look like an even better deal).

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