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Entry: 2015-08-02 09:34:48.048736-07 How to protect sex workers by Dan Lyke comments 0

New York Magazine: What’s the Right Way to Protect Sex Workers?

On Amnesty International's call to decriminalize sex work, and the ignorance they're fighting.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Invention and Design Work, productivity and environment New York ]

Entry: 2015-07-31 08:25:00.427848-07 Buffett & birth control by Dan Lyke comments 0

Warren Buffett’s Family Secretly Funded a Birth Control Revolution:

“For Warren, it’s economic. He thinks that unless women can control their fertility—and that it’s basically their right to control their fertility—that you are sort of wasting more than half of the brainpower in the United States,” ...

Via MeFi, in which cstross re-states the obvious fairly well:

I find it easiest to understand the anti-abortion movement as not being "pro-life" or anything like that, but rather about patriarchal enforcement of traditional patterns of female behaviour (marriage, subservience, kinder, kuche, kirche, etc) and especially about punishing female expressions of self-determined sexuality. ...

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Entry: 2015-07-30 16:14:42.576541-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

So a few days/weeks ago, I followed something from, probably the Polyamory Weekly podcast, and that led to an exchange with Cooper, and Cooper said "have a copy of my book". So I've read a few chapters, and even though I've learned that I'm probably really pretty monogamous, I've gotten a few nuggets out of it.

And I'm enjoying some of the swingset.fm podcasts.

So I'm gonna help him pimp his book: RT Cooper S. Beckett @CooperSBeckett

A push to hit an awesome milestone, get my ebook for $1 today & tomorrow http://ebook.mylotss.com promo: hitthenumber PLS retweet! #MyLotss

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Entry: 2015-07-27 07:25:16.951667-07 Moorcock by Dan Lyke comments 0

Fascinating interview with Michael Moorcock on the occasion of his turning 75, rambling through "real" genre, sexual culture, gender politics, Tolkien...

“Back then, I was unaware of gender politics,” he confesses. “We simply didn’t have the vocabulary to deal with those inequalities. When I think about it now, I was able to live and write because of someone who later turned out to be a prolific writer, who wrote a couple of bestsellers. But she didn’t write anything apart from the odd short story until after I left. You have to address that and you think, ‘Christ, I was a bastard.’”

Via MeFi

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Entry: 2015-07-24 09:17:58.514308-07 A run-in with GamerGate by Dan Lyke comments 1

So this'll start pretty negative, but it does end up turning towards humanizing. If you're gonna insult me, please read down 'til it does before you do.

Friends of mine involved in the O'Reilly OSCON got targeted by GamerGate. Apparently there's been some kerfluffle over anti-abuse policies, those who are enforcing the anti-abuse policies, and those who are supporting those who are enforcing the anti-abuse policies.

These friends social media feeds got blasted full of insults, threats, both implied and direct, and tons of badly constructed straw man arguments which are attempting to appear "reasonable". Often the threats are posted, and then deleted, so there's the appearance of an innocent "what? You're interpreting these insults as threats? What a wuss." reaction.

So yesterday, Ben Werdmüller ‏@benwerd tweeted:

Every time a gamergate thread has turned up in my feed lately it's been comments about hair dye. It's about conventional hairstyles now?

So, yeah: Tracking down the hatred of dyed hair quickly leads to thing http://imgur.com/alYOQKn and http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/841344-gamergate and that quickly leads to all sorts of slut shaming and shit like 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Date A Girl With Dyed Hair.

And, yes, that last guy has some opinions on GamerGate, and when I search around to find background on GamerGate, that sort of misogynist anti-sex bullshit is pretty prevalent. Certainly it dominates the top of DuckDuckGo and Google results (note, the asshole-ish links here are deliberately rel="nofollow"ed...).

So I observed (based on writing like that and personal experience seeing attacks on others) that:

@benwerd gamergate has long been about shaming women for anything other than lights-out missionary-position post-marriage sexuality.

And the shit hit the fan. My Twitter notifications tab starts showing triple digit numbers. At this point Twitter won't show enough backlog to find all the really abusive stuff, but I'm being trolled. There are occasional mentions of physical violence. Lots of "I'm a left-wing communist, and I support GamerGate" and then you click through and find Republican Libertarian profiles. I install auto-blockers, start blocking wholesale...

And then a few bright lights started to appear:

CloudedByAgony ‏@StoppingLies

@danlyke You haven't gotten one nice tweet? Not one? Sorry about that. Have a nice day. Here's your one nice ProGG tweet.

Hey, an ambassador! This is actually kinda cool! And now we start to get some ideas

RT A.R Machado ‏@TheDemonEyeX

@benwerd @danlyke Regressive? Because we don't want forced political correctness when it wouldn't make sense. i.e Witcher 3 Complaints

RT A.R Machado ‏@TheDemonEyeX

@benwerd @danlyke Conservative? Bc anything not Left-Authoritarian is auto-Conservative. You'll find GG is predominantly Left-Libertarian.

RT A.R Machado ‏@TheDemonEyeX

@benwerd @danlyke Anti-Change? So wanting corrupt journalism to end is anti-change? pic.twitter.com/8lMuTuEYmU

So I engage: RT Dan Lyke ‏@danlyke

@TheDemonEyeX if, in targeting "corrupt journalism", GamerGate targeted the New York Times, maybe we'd have common ground. But games mags?

I mean, idealism is cool, but if you want to attack corruption in journalism it sure seems to me like starting with a foreign policy that's killing hundreds of thousands and reducing nations to rubble is more important than the cultural directions of computer games.

RT Phrenologicus ‏@Phrenologicus

@danlyke @TheDemonEyeX What's your spiel? That mags covering a $100,000,000,000 industry aren't important? Don't go there.

Well, yeah: RT Dan Lyke ‏@danlyke 15h15 hours ago

@Phrenologicus the purpose of a magazine is to deliver the product, i.e.: your attention, to the advertiser, by any means that works.

And I'm sorry, Twitter makes it really hard for me to extract out the full sense of conversations. I've been trying to copy and paste here to get the full thread, but I really appreciate @Phrenologicus and @RedStarWarrior and @IAmASockPuppet and CloudedByAgony ‏@StoppingLies for their actually engaging as human beings. So here's a sampling of my exchange with @Phrenologicus.

RT Phrenologicus ‏@Phrenologicus

@danlyke A cynical and reductionist view we do not share. Even if true, it would justify attacking GJ, because they failed doing that job.

RT Phrenologicus ‏@Phrenologicus

@danlyke They are attacking the industry and their readers alike, with unprecedented disdain and smear jobs. That's not gonna fly any longer

RT Dan Lyke ‏@danlyke 15h15 hours ago

@Phrenologicus so approach those advertisers and start your own magazine. Or, it could be that advertisers like that new demographic better.

RT Phrenologicus ‏@Phrenologicus

@danlyke We're doing all that. Tearing down toxic crap, talking to advertisers, building up/supporting better venues. It's what we fight for

RT Dan Lyke ‏@danlyke

@Phrenologicus all most of us see is the abuse and the straw man arguments, exemplified by my notifications feed today.

RT Phrenologicus ‏@Phrenologicus

@danlyke if you lay the bar for "abuse" THAT low, it will blur the actual issue. for strawmen args: no clue what thy're sppsed to be.

I dunno, abuse is deliberately making my Twitter feed unusable, and yet... RT Dan Lyke ‏@danlyke

@Phrenologicus of the hundreds of notifications I got today, most assumed I was saying things that I wasn't. Those are straw man attacks.

RT Dan Lyke ‏@danlyke

@Phrenologicus & tweets I saw last night re my friends included "I figured out where they're staying" and other pretty frightening things.

RT Phrenologicus ‏@Phrenologicus

@danlyke if THAT is actually true, you have a reason to be crossd. We usually patrol for that kind of garbage very effectively.

RT Dan Lyke ‏@danlyke

@Phrenologicus it's real. And with all of the other abusive language, it only takes one or two of those to turn the whole thing scary.

RT Phrenologicus ‏@Phrenologicus

@danlyke Well, it's what we have to live with. Grassroots, and no leaders. But truth is: We wouldn't want to have it any other way.

RT Dan Lyke ‏@danlyke

@Phrenologicus yeah, but it does lead me to wonder why anyone's still adopting the tag, rather than creating a new one.

RT Phrenologicus ‏@Phrenologicus

@danlyke first and foremost bc our collective success and penetrating the subculture is due to us not doing what our opponents tell us

RT Dan Lyke ‏@danlyke

@Phrenologicus my home address & phone # are on my web site, would be unsurprised to arrive home this evening to discover I've been SWATted

RT Phrenologicus ‏@Phrenologicus

@danlyke Nah, those times are over. Those were 3rd party trolls, targeting both GG and aGG alike. They've been dealt with.

RT Dan Lyke ‏@danlyke

@Phrenologicus well, my wife's out of town, so it'd be a good time to say "hi" to my local PD, but I appreciate the reassurance...

RT Phrenologicus ‏@Phrenologicus

@danlyke feel free to contact the police if you feel unsafe. the more actual harrassers are taken down, the better for all of us.

RT Phrenologicus ‏@Phrenologicus

@danlyke and if you're looking for a real thrill anytime soon, go to a GG real life meetup. real bomb threats and evacs included ^^

RT https://twitter.com Dan Lyke ‏@danlyke 14h14 hours ago

@Phrenologicus I'll pass, thanks.

RT Phrenologicus ‏@Phrenologicus

@danlyke Hah. BTW: If you wanna know who you're actually dealing with: http://i.imgur.com/hoeli7n.jpg (Trigger Warning: Happyness)

And suddenly GamerGate has a face. And I realize that GamerGate is a lot like Christianity right now: Many of us only see Westboro Baptist, Pat Robertson, Billy and now Franklin Graham, and the other hate-mongers as the face of it, but there are also friends and neighbors who believe, who find their sense of community there.

Because of the obvious ties to slut shamers, to doxxers, to those who threaten physical violence, I'm still wary of having those philosophies expressed at conventions I go to because it makes many of the people I want to be conversing with uncomfortable in those spaces, I'm still concerned about the impacts on the larger society, I'm loving that we're getting some diversity and new stories and new ideas in Science Fiction and Fantasy, hell, some of the ideas that GamerGate appears to be railing against might drag me back into gaming, and I see the attitudes behind Sad Puppies, which I think has a large overlap with Gamer Gate, as trying to suppress that which is making me excited about fiction again.

But somewhere in this, Riven Homewood retweeted Brad Gooch

@danlyke This came through right after your comment on GG's thrilling messages :)

Brad Gooch @RumiSecrets

"Love alone cuts arguments short, rescuing us from words and debates.”—Rumi, Masnavi

It was a good reminder that when I denigrate GamerGate, I'm not just talking about the hundreds and hundreds of trolls, I'm also talking about real people who've found a sense of community in that identity. And I can either dismiss them as a class, or I can seek to understand them as individuals.

Despite the, based on my notifications feed, relative scarcity, I think it's worth understanding those willing to try to understand me. So, yeah, I'm following a couple of GamerGaters today.

At this point I think my notifications feed is running about 97% asshole, 1% violent threats, but that remaining 2%.... ya know, 1 in 50 is probably a better cool people quotient than the general population...

And let us be very very aware that proposals like SJW Riot: Troops vs Women - in Video Game (Indiegogo) are very real things.

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Entry: 2015-07-13 08:51:26.835074-07 Hummers Galore by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Drift ‏@Inanity101:

returning this item as it is not what i expected and did not have the desired effect on my sex life


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Entry: 2015-07-12 12:50:03.585771-07 Conversation about cataract removal by Dan Lyke comments 0

Conversation about cataract removal being equivalent to wiping Vaseline off the glasses. So Vaseline on the lenses, like a porn movie then?

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Entry: 2015-07-10 09:00:59.852479-07 Porn & computer generated surrealism by Dan Lyke comments 0

Dangerous Minds: What happens when you run pornography through Google DeepDream? Sheer bad trip terror!

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Entry: 2015-07-06 11:30:16.907345-07 who is the product by Dan Lyke comments 0

Yesterday, PhDecay ‏@PhDefunct tweeted:

What is the maximum amount of money your doctor could make in payments from drug companies before you would start feeling uncomfortable?

In this era of advertising paying for everything, I thought that was an interesting question: because, like education, the customer is not the payer, there's a pretty strong externality here....

Anyway, this interesting bit on Flibanserin ("the female Viagra™"™) today reminded me of that:

PhDecay ‏@PhDefunct:

New (and free to read) in JAMA: Evaluation of Flibanserin: Science and Advocacy at the FDA http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2389384

PhDecay ‏@PhDefunct

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder: inventing a disease to sell low libido -- Journal of Medical Ethics http://jme.bmj.com/content/ear...8/medethics-2014-102596.abstract

PhDecay ‏@PhDefunct

A loud handful of sexmed MD proponents of #flibanserin received at least $1.5mil in industry payments combined from 8/2013 to 12/2014.

PhDecay ‏@PhDefunct:

After looking them up in https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/ it is hard to see any of the flibanserdocs as credible on the topic of pharm interventions.

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Entry: 2015-07-02 14:25:28.066694-07 Affirmative Consent by Dan Lyke comments 1

Very good New York Times article on the difficulties of legislating around affirmative consent.

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Entry: 2015-06-28 17:35:05.190874-07 Dildo flag by Dan Lyke comments 3

RT Paul Coombs ‏@paulcoombsart

#Dildoflagman it is I.

Hello world. I come in peace & love (& defiant dildos) Thank you all for the support cxx3

which linked to RT @dildoflag

#DILDOFLAG MAN is @paulcoombsart, a dong-obsessed artist from London. Go say thanks! :) #isisdildo #buttplugflag


Yay dildoflags!

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Entry: 2015-06-26 07:10:03.422124-07 I like what the Supreme Court has been by Dan Lyke comments 0

I like what the Supreme Court has been doing on my birthdays: Obergefell v. Hodges opinion makes same sex marriage legal nationwide!

The opinion: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf

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Entry: 2015-06-21 07:35:03.65857-07 Larry posted this little note on the by Dan Lyke comments 0

Larry posted this little note on the Covenant of the Rainbow, in the context of "relentlessly gay"

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Entry: 2015-06-18 18:15:03.644368-07 With this "Relentlessly Gay" thing by Dan Lyke comments 3

With this "Relentlessly Gay" thing, has the Conservative Christian movement really gone to endorsing grey eastern bloc brutalist buildings?

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Entry: 2015-06-18 16:39:45.248205-07 QR code use in practice by Dan Lyke comments 0

Heinz forced to apologise after QR code on ketchup bottle linked to hardcore porn site.

Don't let your domain names lapse, kids.

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Entry: 2015-06-18 15:22:59.440722-07 it was over aliens by Dan Lyke comments 0

Writer Cormac McCarthy's ex-wife arrested after pulling pistol from vagina and threatening boyfriend.

The article merely specifies "Smith & Wesson". Whether that was a "Small Frame (J)" chassis revolver, such as a lady might carry in her purse, a classic 686 with the 6" barrel like one might expect to see John Wayne carrying in a belt holster, or a full-on Model M&P15ORC Rifle which takes 5.56 NATO, a capacity of 10 rounds, and a 16" barrel with a fixed stock is apparently left to the imagination of the reader...

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Entry: 2015-06-15 17:22:24.75739-07 Marriage equality by Dan Lyke comments 0

How the marriage equality movement forgot its pioneers. I had no idea that the first same-sex marriage licenses were issued in the '70s.

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Entry: 2015-06-15 11:54:24.791745-07 Consistency by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Eric Sprankle, PsyD (@DrSprankle)

If abortion providers are required to tell patients they have the option not to abort, shouldn't obstetricians tell patients they can abort?

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Entry: 2015-06-10 07:40:41.446906-07 Not protecting the children by Dan Lyke comments 0

Eros Blog: When “Protecting The Children” Does The Opposite. On how we hear these assertions about ISIS/ISIL, about young girls being sold off as sex slaves in public markets, but not only is there nothing but hearsay about this, any actual evidence being passed around would be quickly prosecuted under child pornography laws.

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Entry: 2015-06-08 14:57:00.838407-07 waiting periods by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT @EdinaHotdish:

If GOP NC Gov doesn't view waiting 72 hrs as restricting abortion, then waiting 72 hrs to buy a gun wouldn't restrict gun rights, correct?

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Entry: 2015-06-03 20:24:23.340264-07 Fantasies by Dan Lyke comments 0

How every sexual fantasy would actually go. Or at least how 5 of them would...

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Entry: 2015-05-18 18:44:31.245152-07 Timber frame by Dan Lyke comments 0

Woodworking porn: Handcutting a timber frame.

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Entry: 2015-05-18 18:05:03.78895-07 Wait by Dan Lyke comments 0

Wait, if sex and gender are fluid, that suggests they're not compressible. I prefer to think of them as a gas.

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Entry: 2015-05-13 12:51:58.483907-07 Sex news OTD by Dan Lyke comments 0

The parents dismissed their suit in February 2014 after the district changed its policies. But Black, in a ruling issued April 28, ordered the district to pay attorneys’ fees to the parents’ lawyers, saying the suit had been the catalyst that led Clovis to bring its ninth-grade courses into compliance with the law.

“Access to medically and socially appropriate sexual education is an important public right,” Black said.

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Entry: 2015-05-13 11:59:38.253602-07 Custom Blade by meuon comments 0


Interesting blade and technique for making drawers and other things. Woodworking porn.

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Entry: 2015-05-12 18:25:03.749984-07 NPR just informed me that May is Stroke by Dan Lyke comments 0

NPR just informed me that May is Stroke Awareness month. It's also National Masturbation Month. NPR may be hipper than I thought.

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Entry: 2015-05-12 18:15:03.764537-07 NPR just informed me that May is Stroke by Dan Lyke comments 0

NPR just informed me that May is Stroke Awareness month. It's also National Masturbation Month. NPR may be hipper than I thought.

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Entry: 2015-05-10 10:00:05.173773-07 Uhhh by Dan Lyke comments 0

Uhhh... ingredients: extra virgin olive oil

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Entry: 2015-05-08 15:24:37.896686-07 pwn3d by J.K. Rowling by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling:

.@sjosiah0 The Internet doesn’t just offer opportunities for misogynistic abuse, you know. Penis enlargers can also be bought discreetly.

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Entry: 2015-05-08 13:56:39.688697-07 Cherry Waltz by Dan Lyke comments 2

Wood porn! Cherry Waltz II by ImrikDragon, a spectacular curved carved spiralling table.

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Entry: 2015-05-05 10:15:38.097747-07 Anti-prostitution weasels screwing sex workers by Dan Lyke comments 0

Anti-news: Sex Workers Say A&E Show Lied To Them About Providing Resources And Protecting Their Privacy.

“This show, these people, it’s a disaster in my life,” said Kamylla, who spent weeks waiting for the promised assistance, quickly running out of money to support herself, her husband, and her children. They gave her a $200 fee and then did not follow through on promises of medical, dental, housing, and employment assistance, she told BuzzFeed News. “I kept on calling them, and nothing happened.”

Yep: "Anti-trafficking" organization exploited women and then abandoned them. This is a pattern. And now that they've outed her, she can't do sex work any more because she'll be immediately busted. And was.

via MeFi.

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Entry: 2015-05-04 08:00:57.428882-07 Rocks Off by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Tabatha Southey @TabathaSouthey

Please let it be called "Rocks Off." Toronto's last porn theatre to become rock climbing gym http://on.thestar.com/1zzOosR via @torontostar

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Entry: 2015-04-29 10:03:22.262586-07 Baltimore Protests by Dan Lyke comments 4

This morning's Baltimore protests round-up: RT Ultra @Loot_Back:

"why do people burn their own payday loan centers, pawn shops, liquor stores, and cop cars?"

Conor Friedersdorf in The Atlantic: The Brutality of Police Culture in Baltimore notes:

I could go on, but I've long since started to skim past stories like "Baltimore police officer pimps out his own wife" and thinking, meh, I've seen worse from cops there. The cop who shot himself and lied about it to get worker's comp benefits? Meh, at least he didn't shoot someone else and then lie about what happened. ...

and expands on Baltimore Sun: Undue Force, looking at how Baltimore police officers have... well...

Orioles COO John Angelos offers eye-opening perspective on Baltimore protests transcribes a tweet conversation:

That said, my greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one night’s property damage nor upon the acts, but is focused rather upon the past four-decade period during which an American political elite have shipped middle class and working class jobs away from Baltimore and cities and towns around the U.S. to third-world dictatorships like China and others, plunged tens of millions of good, hard-working Americans into economic devastation, and then followed that action around the nation by diminishing every American’s civil rights protections in order to control an unfairly impoverished population living under an ever-declining standard of living and suffering at the butt end of an ever-more militarized and aggressive surveillance state.

Goddamn if that doesn't make me sympathetic to the beneficiary of a sportsball dynasty.

Finally, some musings on what abuse at a personal level looks like: yesivebeenthere2: Baltimore:

My mother beat the shit out of me from 3 to 13. CRUNCH! There’s no suitable onomatopoeia for the sound of an adult’s hand belting a child across the face. There’s no word that describes what it’s like to feel your cartilage ring. ...

Seriously. Go. Read. It.

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Entry: 2015-04-28 09:47:14.773194-07 On riots by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT LZ Granderson ‏@Locs_n_Laughs:

With Baltimore and same-sex marriage arguments in the news today, it should not be lost that "Stonewall" was a riot.


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Entry: 2015-04-23 14:30:24.770157-07 Not Medieval by Dan Lyke comments 0

Savage Love Letter of the Day: A Medievalist Schools Dan on Medieval Attitudes Toward Sex.

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Entry: 2015-04-21 17:09:07.997776-07 Hookers 4 Hillary by Dan Lyke comments 0

Bunny Ranch sex workers endorse Hillary Clinton with "Hookers 4 Hillary" initiative.

ObTypo: Typed "Cliton" first time around.

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Entry: 2015-04-21 09:55:20.594572-07 Dog Food Lid by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Cates Holderness ‏@catesish:

FYI: "dog food lid" backwards is "dildo of god"

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Entry: 2015-04-21 07:12:06.663229-07 discussing all pregnancy options by Dan Lyke comments 0

California Bill Would Require Crisis Pregnancy Centers to Discuss Abortion Options.

AB 775—the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency (FACT) Act—is being backed by the groups Black Women for Wellness and NARAL Pro-Choice California, which in March published a report on the deceptive misinformation given by the state’s 167 CPCs to pregnant people seeking services.

I'm sure this is a symbolic measure that's not actually expected to pass, or to withstand judicial scrutiny, but I like the sentiment.

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Entry: 2015-04-17 07:05:37.437099-07 Sally Mann on Sally Mann by Dan Lyke comments 0

NY Times: The cost of Sally Mann's Exposure. Sally Mann, known for her black and white photography which includes pictures of her children, naked, muses on art, the fallout from the publication of those pictures, and how perception and culture impact the artist's work. Worth reading the whole thing.

Once the work was out in the world, I was puzzled as to why that sensuous beauty should be signposted as controversial, while magazine pages were filled with prurient images of young girls, all aimed at selling commercial products. Lanning understood and noted the difference between the images of my children’s bodies and those of the pornographers or the profane consumer culture. That day in Quantico, he reassured me on some points but cautioned me on others: No, law enforcement wasn’t likely to come after me, he said, but I was in for a rough time nevertheless.

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Entry: 2015-04-16 13:47:37.362203-07 sex ed commentary by Dan Lyke comments 3

Edit: Among other things, here's her article at The Stranger

This is awesome. Alice Dreger sat in on her son's abstinence based sex ed class, and live-tweeted it.

Other excerpts:

Her book, Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science, looks pretty good, and her Twitter stream says she's got an essay about the experience coming soon to The Stranger, will link when that happens.

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