Monday Nibbles: Straight Grindr App, Max Mosley, Tura Satana, Porn Sunday Hangovers

by Violet Blue on February 7, 2011

* One of my favorite fierce female icons died this weekend: RIP Tura Satana (techyum)

* Provocative piece of writing about the fallen F1 boss fighting being forever known for BDSM and “Nazi orgies” – unfortunate that the (excellent) writer totally misunderstands BDSM: Max Mosley, the FIA chief who stepped down after an S&M orgy, wants better privacy protections (Slate Magazine)

* Roll your own “booble” jokes: Public servant sacked for Googling ‘knockers’ at home (smh.com.au)

* If this story goes on Facebook, give it a poke: Thumbs up for men’s contraceptive jab (Hindustan Times)

* Um – “simulated” obscenity? Yes, it’s too far. This is scary: Critics say bill on ‘simulated’ obscenity goes too far (St. Petersburg Times)

* Ew. This is… ew. Go look at it. Ass-vertising, taken very literal (illegaladvertising.com)

* I love, love, loved this funny and sharp post exposing the insanity of XXX Church: Porn Sunday: Cum On Ye Faithful (Just Alyssa)

* Some hangovers are sooo worth it; this one is some excellent hair of the dog: First-Person Account of Women and Porn Confronts The Distortions of Gail Dines (ourpornourselves.org)

* It’s about time, but what’s this rules for women bit? Grindr app goes straight – but there are different rules for women (The Observer)

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{ 3 comments }

1 Miranda February 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I knew the way I dance would be outlawed someday!

Seriously though… a “simulated” act could be interpreted as pretty much anything.
The things politicians come up with for ideas are scary as heck sometimes.

2 Vera February 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

Re. Grindr, he’s sort of right but for all the wrong reasons. He makes a fair point that the very basic information that there are men of the desired sexual orientation in close proximity to them is going to be less exciting to straight women than gay men because straight women know that there are always lots of straight dudes around, but then he somehow ignored his own reasoning and makes it about intrinsic differences between straight women and gay men rather than what he himself sees it is; a difference between 90% of the population falling into one group versus only 10% in the other.

3 Porl Wright February 7, 2011 at 8:01 am

Re: Grinder app… He’s not doing us any favors by saying women react differently than men, it reads like he’s really trying to not offend someone important to him…:)…It’s the same thing as the myth that we’re not as stimulated by visuals as much as men are. I know if I was thinking about hooking up I would want to know where they were.

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