Sex News: Male sex work, evangelical ‘penis homes’, porn for net neutrality, fake Fleshlight bust

  • Two of the world’s biggest porn sites have promised “in-your-face” support for today’s “battle for the net” protest against proposals by US regulators to create online fast lanes for some companies. Pornhub and Redtube, two of the world’s largest pornography sites, on Friday announced they would join the “go-slow” day of action.
    Pornhub and Redtube to join go-slow protest over US threat to net neutrality (Guardian)

  • Last week, the Shenzhen Market Supervision Bureau raided the factories of Chinese counterfeiter “Lemei,” which was producing fake Fleshlight products. Interactive Life Forms, makers of the Fleshlight brand of male masturbators, said it worked with the Chinese government agency for two years.
    Fleshlight Counterfeiter ‘Lemei’ Gets Raided in China (XBIZ)

  • Only about 5 percent of the companies in the Fortune 500 are run by women. The highest paid female CEO in America, topping that list, is a transgender woman.
    The Trans-Everything CEO (NY Mag)
  • If you’ve followed public debate over sex work and trafficking in recent decades, you’ve probably seen some variation on this sentence: “The average age of entry into prostitution is 13.” Except for one thing: There is little basis for the claim, or even where it originated.
    Is One of the Most-Cited Statistics About Sex Work Wrong? (The Atlantic)

  • The war over Zoe Quinn’s Wikipedia page is revealing a very ugly world of male editors who impersonate women and trans people to smear women’s Wikipedia pages, and propagate a strong culture of virulent misogyny. This, I know personally.
    Wikipedia and the war on women’s dignity (Wikipediocracy)
  • A week after the images first appeared on Reddit — and a day after site administrators vowed not to take them down — the Internet’s front page has deleted the forum that propagated stolen celebrity nudes and popularized them across the Web.
    How copyright became the best defense against revenge porn (Washington Post)

  • The Washington-based evangelical megachurch Mars Hill is shutting (some of) its doors following controversy over founder Mark Driscoll’s well-documented homophobic and sexist remarks; the church is citing financial difficulties caused by “negative media attention.” In a blog post Driscoll asserts women’s role in the world, essentially calling them “penis homes”.
    Evangelical megachurch begins closing branches after pastor calls women “penis homes” (Salon)

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  • endymion

    “How will rhetoric change when male bodies become responsible for birth control?”

    Maybe I didn’t get the memo, but since when are we men *not* responsible for birth control?