Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Music, Obituary, Tyranny, tagged agency denial, asset seizure, California, comics, cops, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York, psychology, surveillance, Things We Choose To Do Together, United Kingdom, video on March 2, 2014 |
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For decades I have been trying to come up with an ideal way to slice a banana. - SW3K
This was a very unbalanced week; while I had so many sex-work-related items that I was able to write three other columns from them in addition to yesterday’s TW3, as you can see the links pickings were pretty sparse. The first video is another of the unusual covers I like to feature, of a song we’ve seen here before; the second is a new video version of something we’ve previously seen as a slide series (and which, IMHO, is important enough to repeat). Everything down to the first video is from Radley Balko, and the links between the videos from Franklin Harris (“RIP” and ”bananas”), Aspasia (“table”), Korhomme (“Anglophile”), Rick Horowitz (“part one”), Mike Siegel (“part two”), Eddie J. Cunningham (“Javert”), Jason Kuznicki (“rumor”), and Jack Shafer (“Watterson”).
From the Archives
- Cats, combustion, crayons, Christians, Kipling, Lovecraft, Sherlock Holmes, adventure, Sweden, endometriosis and the police state.
- How to make hard-to-get legal pseudoephedrine from readily-available illegal methamphetamine.
- Another article bemoaning the fact that women use sex to make a living.
- Interestingly, the phrase “sex trafficking” appears nowhere in this story.
- Indian sex workers saved a 14-year-old girl from being sold to a brothel.
- Detroit police too busy chasing whores to worry about home invasions.
- Redefine prostitution as “sex trafficking”; get a grant for street stings.
- Russians use “sex trafficking” hysteria as Anti-American propaganda.
- “Trafficked children” are a bogus reason to oppose decriminalization.
- Sweden tries men for running brothel “authorities” say doesn’t exist.
- Should I stop seeing escorts & focus on rekindling marital intimacy?
- Paypal has entered a “biggest busybody” competition with Google.
- Nuns and SOAP fanatics harass hoteliers in the American Midwest.
- Drone-enabled universal surveillance is about to become a reality.
- Indian sex workers triumph over attempt at covert criminalization.
- Louisiana’s lesser interest in “Super Bowl sex trafficking” hysteria.
- Indian NGO “rescues” girls from prostitution by prostituting them.
- Washington state puritans’ bizarre persecution of coffee stands.
- Olympe de Gouges: courtesan, writer and ethical revolutionary.
- Hawaii expands asset forfeiture to include petty misdemeanors.
- Indian feminists serve “vinegar pie” to Harvard do-gooders.
- A collection of vile, psychopathic, literally genocidal hatred.
- Another reason why amateurs have more STIs than pros.
- When theft becomes the primary function of government.
- “You don’t change the world with a Hitachi Magic Wand“.
- The fantasy of porn prohibition via internet censorship.
- Uptight Italian women get in huff over sexy bartender.
- The logical end result of “human trafficking” rhetoric.
- Why do women tend to be more talkative than men?
- The view on the Swedish model from inside Norway.
- R.I.P. Miss Edna, last madam of the Chicken Ranch.
- Another creepy gadget for spying on spouses.
- I won’t do another column like this until 2016.
- The secret indictment against Julian Assange.
- Getting around the constitution in Florida.
- Turkey’s slow-motion war on sex work.
- Why Anne Hathaway should go-away.
- Another butt-injection killer is caught.
- America’s scorched-earth war on sex.
- My previous columns for Mardi Gras.
- In which I attend a law symposium.
- When prostitution wasn’t a crime.
- Why is sex such a taboo?
- Strip clubs cause gangs.
- Leah outs David Vitter.
- My favorite games.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Music, Tyranny, tagged animals, Australia, Central Asia, cops, drugs, Florida, games, Georgia, imaginative fiction, language, Never Call the Cops, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Things We Choose To Do Together, video, witchcraft on February 23, 2014 |
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Young people are taking Viagra because of terrorism. - Dr. Samiullah Khan
As y’all have probably noticed by now, I like unusual covers of well-known songs. Well, this week we’ve got one of the most unusual ones yet; not only is it a cover of a cover (specifically, Soft Cell’s version of the obscure ’60s B-side “Tainted Love”), but it’s played on a really unusual instrument. The video comes to us via Mike Siegel (who also provided “Voynich”), but if you prefer one with a vocal track you can thank Melissa Gira Grant for that. The second video is a terribly rude (but also very funny) commercial called to my attention by EconJeff (who also gave us “Obama“). Everything above the first video is from Radley Balko, and the links between the videos were contributed by Clarkhat, Mike Riggs, Mistress Matisse, Cop Block, Dan Savage, Franklin Harris, Popehat, Jolene Parton, Grace, and Kevin Wilson (in that order).
From the Archives
- Dogs, dildos, Mars, Monty Hall, ignorance, immigration, police state, bureaucracy, fossils, orgasms, Star Wars, LOLcats & the end of time.
- Control freaks won’t be satisfied until every conceivable behavior of “sex offenders” is criminalized.
- DA explains why it’s a good thing he persecutes teenagers for “sexting”.
- Preacher calls hooker with intent to preach at her, gets robbed instead.
- Michael Weinstein wants a new city department just to enforce his law.
- Religious justifications for bestiality laws give way to “abuse” rhetoric.
- And now for something completely different: a man with half a head.
- A reporter actually asks an escort for opinion on “sex trafficking” law.
- Ridiculous exaggerations and addiction rhetoric, but not against sex.
- Sex work is one of the caring professions like nursing or social work.
- Aussie doctor declares “dirty whore” panic “absolute total rubbish”.
- The word “trafficking” is a blunt instrument in governmental hands.
- Article about sex work with the disabled covers good ground, but…
- Rescue industry tries to defend abduction of sex workers’ children.
- An actress demonstrates how little our professions have diverged.
- Comic Relief fails to recognize a “pathological liar” comedy routine.
- Israeli politicians promote Swedish model despite 59% opposition.
- Manipulating statistics to serve an agenda is like a number puzzle.
- The damage to sex workers caused by “end demand” campaigns.
- Oklahoma officials’ creepy enchantment with “human trafficking”.
- Pardis Mahdavi on “trafficking” hysteria as a global moral panic.
- Dublin City Council rejects the Turn Off The Red-light campaign.
- Does a bisexual woman dating a man still really want women?
- Fun promotional video from the Sex Worker Freedom Festival.
- North Carolina law could imprison women for going topless.
- On the cruelty of denying commercial sex to disabled men.
- Another article about single mothers turning to sex work.
- Dr. Paul Maginn has published another appeal for sanity.
- Where is the apology from the Magdalene laundry nuns?
- What prostitutes, nurses and nannies have in common.
- A methodologically-sound study of 10,000 porn actors.
- Activists fight plan to banish sex workers from Atlanta.
- Four things you should know about women who strip.
- Kristof’s fun new way to play God makes its debut.
- How to make money from a moral panic.
- To be anti-choice is to be anti-life.
- The Great Firewall of Iceland.
- Kelly James vs. the TSA.
- Rapist cop of the week.
- The sky is falling!
- Sex at Dawn.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Music, Tyranny, tagged activism, Arizona, California, cops, drugs, Florida, hysteria, Illinois, imaginative fiction, internet, Islam, lawheads, Middle East, New York, robots, surveillance, Tennessee, Things We Choose To Do Together, United Kingdom, video, Wisconsin on February 16, 2014 |
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We are now a police state. – Former NSA official Bill Binney
Today I’ll be Bob Zadek’s guest on his radio show on KKSF in San Francisco; even if you’re not in that area you can listen in on the internet. The show starts at noon PST (20:00 UTC).
A larger-than-usual fraction of this week’s links are funny, even though some of them are black humor; enjoy it while it lasts. Today’s first video, via Aspasia, is unique in that it was made entirely inside a computer; none of it exists in reality. Yet despite my generally low regard for CGI cartoons, I wholly admit to being extremely impressed by it and I predict a successful career for its creator. The second video (provided by Jesse Walker) takes us from the sublime to the ridiculous: it’s a 1963 Rice Krispies commercial performed by a now-legendary band before they were famous (Jesse also supplied “irony”). Everything down to the first video is from Radley Balko, and the links between the videos from Popehat (“class” & “petard”), Amy Alkon (“11″), Gideon (“natural”), Cop Block (“groped”), Tushy Galore (“Prince”), and Rick Horowitz (“NSA” & “robotic”).
From the Archives
- Valentines, water, cops, maps, overcriminalization, politics, librarians, spiders, TSA, Mr. Rogers, the Incredible Hulk and Hello Kitty.
- In New Zealand, even prohibiting streetwalkers from working in certain areas requires a new law.
- Melissa Gira Grant on how the “gypsy whores” myth harms sex workers.
- Most people have the sense not to act out abduction fantasies in public.
- Attractive female cops destroy the lives of high-school boys via trickery.
- A Chinese province has stopped sending prisoners to labor camps.
- Queensland cops want fetal rights to trump those of the mother.
- The tale of an escort who falls in love with a most unusual client.
- A must-read profile of neofeminist anti-porn crusader Gail Dines.
- How the Irish government enables the awful Magdalene orders.
- The prostitute who didn’t want Charles Dickens to “rescue” her.
- Meet Bethany St. James, Jill Brenneman and a sex worker mom.
- A brief history of Monto, once Europe’s largest red-light district.
- The “Juju sex slaves” myth just keeps on going like a zombie.
- Eric Berkowitz , author of Sex and Punishment, on Reason TV.
- Filipino sex worker rights advocates call for decriminalization.
- A word from noted “sex trafficking” expert Tommy Flanagan.
- The looking-glass world inhabited by Irish prohibitionists.
- Wendy McElroy asks, “Is America a Police State Yet?”
- A California woman claims porn can’t be copyrighted.
- Totalitarian laws always spread from place to place.
- An erotic video game with a very special controller.
- How well-chosen pictures increase blog traffic.
- The Push to Decriminalise Sex Work in Kenya.
- A report on the progress of the Swedish rot.
- My previous columns for Valentine’s Day.
- Tracy Clark-Flory on “sex addiction”.
- Wisconsin expands its police state.
- Sex, love and money in Cambodia.
- New findings on Fredric Wertham.
- A short tale about perspective.
- Potential HIV vaccines.
- CISPA is back again.
- Soiled Doves.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Music, Obituary, Tyranny, tagged animals, California, censorship, cops, disease, drugs, Florida, Georgia, harm reduction, hysteria, Illinois, internet, lawheads, Maryland, Michigan, nanny state, Never Call the Cops, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, surveillance, teachers, Things We Choose To Do Together, United Kingdom, universal criminality, video, Wisconsin, yellow journalism on February 9, 2014 |
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The human body is not essentially…pornographic, and I think to make it so is a mistake. - Pat Robertson
This was one of those weeks in which I couldn’t be sure who was going to take the top position; it went back and forth several times before Radley Balko took it with six. Popehat and Grace were tied for second place with four each (“irony”, ”911″, ”nanny”, and “fireman” for Popehat; ”Palm Beach”, “3rd”, ”hair”, and ”spray” for Grace); Jesse Walker (“gothic”, “Pat Robertson”), Cop Block (“10″, “20″) and Edward Cunningham (“together”, “test”) had two each, and the rest of the links were provided by Franklin Harris (“RIP”), Walter Olson (“physics”), Police Misconduct (“cop-lovers”), Jasper Gregory (“scrolls”), Jason Kuznicki (“cost”), Jemima (“strip”), Mike Siegel (“ABC”), and Lenore Skenazy (“sign”). The Via North Carolina Harm Reduction requested I share the second video, and I discovered the first while reading this article in order to answer a reader question.
From the Archives
- Cookie Monster, swans, monsters, tag, Stairway to Heaven, prohibitionism, cops, government, language, drugs and huge ships.
- Libertarians want government out of our bedrooms, but some politicians want people out of their bedroom clothes.
- Some “sex trafficking” fetishists waited until Super Bowl Sunday to trot out their claims last year.
- “Police have a special inclination toward confabulation…[and] an incentive to lie“.
- Kansas Supreme Court rules strippers are employees, not contractors.
- African countries which are more civilized about sex work than the US.
- When the state turns custom into law, most people don’t even flinch.
- Look past the “sex slave” rhetoric to what’s actually going on here.
- “For $11 per minute, patrons…can ask for the…butt pillow…service“.
- Atlanta’s police chief wants to “banish” sex workers from “his” city.
- The high standards of American journalism have reached Pakistan.
- Femen protests are less annoying if you just look at the pictures.
- My little sister’s peerless recipe for chicken and andouille gumbo.
- What advice do you have for an escort who’s losing regulars?
- The namesake of my “That Was the Week That Was” feature.
- Another would-be sex worker “ally” who should just shut up.
- Follow-ups to examples of cop violence against sex workers.
- Video of a thought forming in the brain of a larval zebrafish.
- A study identifies the genes that cause gendered behavior.
- A short biography of the wild and extravagant Cora Pearl.
- Must every strong urge now be described as an addiction?
- Is the United Kingdom learning from her former colonies?
- In Saudi Arabia, a war between humans and baboons.
- Indian politicians try to quietly criminalize prostitution.
- Machines built by bigotry work to grind up everybody.
- Another bogus “meat kills” study from radical vegans.
- More good stuff about sex work with disabled clients.
- Why are some women attracted to mass murderers?
- Yet another debunking of the “gypsy whores” myth.
- Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?
- Man says female IRS agent coerced him into sex.
- There’s more than one way to skin a lawhead.
- Harvey Silverglate reviews Unlearning Liberty.
- Cult hysteria meets “sex trafficking” hysteria.
- Judge sends man to prison for comic books.
- Dr. Brooke Magnanti on the “pimp” myth.
- My two previous columns for Imbolc.
- Two excellent posts by readers.
- Another “dog bites man” thing.
- All prohibitionism is the same.
- What Would Orrin Hatch Do?
- The hooker vote.
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Posted in Current Events, History, Links, Miscellaneous, Tyranny, tagged animals, cops, Europe, Germany, Greece, Illinois, Japan, Michigan, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, politicians, surveillance, Things We Choose To Do Together, vaccines, video, Washington (state) on February 1, 2014 |
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Whether it’s Barack Obama or some subsequent pathological megalomaniac, Republican or Democrat, the increasingly ceremonial and quasi-religious aspect of the presidency is unseemly. It is profane. It is unbecoming of us as a people, and it has transformed the presidency into an office that can be truly attractive only to men who are unfit to hold it. - Kevin D. Williamson
This wasn’t an unusually busy week for links, but it was a very good one for quality and variety. Everything down to the first video was provided by Radley Balko, and the video itself (a short sequence from an episode of Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!) by Mancrack. Coincidentally, a link on the same subject was supplied by Furry Girl, and the other links between the videos by Grace (“pigs”), Caty Simon (“Sappho”), Violet Blue (“year”), Clarissa (“headlines”), Jason Kuznicki (“best essay”), Police Misconduct (“seizure”), and Aspasia (“together”).
From the Archives
- I’m falling in love with my sex worker and she has intimated she feels the same, but already has a boyfriend. Could she be leading me on?
- Cops, debutantes, politicians, robots, Twitter, bakemono, drugs, cats, spiders, zombies, flaming cheese and the school to prison pipeline.
- On the cruelty of denying commercial sex to men who can’t experience physical intimacy in any other way.
- When are professionals considered LEAST knowledgeable about their own job?
- “You’re probably safer with a professional than with a gifted amateur”.
- Forcing massage parlors to close at 10 PM is the latest anti-whore fad.
- Judge throws out most of the charges in the “zumba prostitute” case.
- Cops save citizens of Connecticut from menace of 71-year-old whore.
- Busybodies mind other people’s business most when sex is involved.
- End of government ability to control money can’t come soon enough.
- South African government distributes millions of defective condoms.
- A cute little promo video made at the Sex Worker Freedom Festival.
- Sex workers fight attempt to impose Swedish model on Indonesia.
- Another European government wants to tell women how to dress.
- “Sex trafficking” rhetoric derives directly from Protestant theology.
- Three politicians vow to do all they can to increase the rape rate.
- US sacrifices more children to evil beliefs than Carthage ever did.
- The vileness of arresting whores in the name of “rescuing” them.
- More “stripper licensing” idiocy, with “sex trafficking” nonsense.
- Sometimes prostitution law is like a good news/bad news joke.
- An “app” designed to automate callouts misses one vital point.
- What fraction of male sexual encounters are with prostitutes?
- “Objectification” debunked by Rene Magritte and Captain Kirk.
- Prohibitionist explains that all prohibitions are equally valid.
- It never takes control freaks very long to prove my points.
- High-ranking Swedish official busted for running brothels.
- Another article on the PEPFAR “anti-prostitution pledge”.
- St. James Infirmary provides healthcare for sex workers.
- The legendary scientific detachment of Dr. G. S. Brindley.
- Possibly the most disgusting pervert of the last decade.
- Irish judge refers to Nazis as a “Jewish support group”.
- Being attracted to hot chicks is “socially constructed”.
- American prisons punish prisoners for masturbating.
- The story of compulsive busybody Thomas Radecki.
- In which I change my mind on a few issues.
- How do whores deal with underage clients?
- Ashley Madison has sleazy advertising, too.
- The story of New York City’s “cabaret card”.
- A mobile “panic button” for streetwalkers.
- Slowly but surely, the press is waking up.
- All the hooker songs I’ve covered so far.
- Another advantage of breast implants.
- What testosterone does to women.
- More Nevada brothel gentrification.
- YOU are a computer criminal!
- King of the Hill: Oklahoma!
- My favorite movies.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Music, Tyranny, tagged animals, California, censorship, cops, domestic violence, drugs, Europe, gay rights, Illinois, imaginative fiction, marriage, Middle East, Never Call the Cops, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, racism, South Africa, surveillance, Sweden, Tennessee, United Kingdom, video, Washington DC on January 26, 2014 |
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Heavens to Murgatroyd, the sounds, like trumpets calling the demons back to Hell…the stench, like 1000 rotten corpses vomited. - C. Torok
Another good week for links, and as all too often happens far too many of them are various excesses of the police state; one wonders how far this will have to go before the jellyfish who make up the majority of Americans and Europeans will wake up and put a halt to it. Much, much farther, I’d imagine, well into roving death-squad territory. This week’s top contributor was Radley Balko (now ensconced at the Washington Post) with everything down to the first video, which was suggested by my cat. The second video is something quite unusual, an unreleased 1984 movie by Tom Schiller (of Saturday Night Live fame) starring a number of big Hollywood names (including SNL alumni Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd). It comes to us courtesy of Jesse Walker, who describes it as “a dreamlike tale set in a world where the Port Authority has seized dictatorial powers in Manhattan, a benevolent conspiracy of tramps guides people’s destinies from a hidden base beneath New York, and the U.S. government first went to the moon in 1953…it seems to take place in the entire 20th century at once.” Jesse also contributed “comics” and “nose”, and the rest of the links were provided by Kevin Wilson (“bears” and “license”), Mistress Matisse (“proles”), Jack Shafer (“gothic”), RMV (“castration”), Jason Kuznicki (“NSA” and “hysteria”), Nun Ya (“jaywalking”), Scott Greenfield (“Amazon”), Cop Block (“cigarette”), Walter Olson (“subscriber”), and Grace (“murders”).
From the Archives
- Cops, cats, cards, Craigslist, confessions, Cohen, carnivores, Cthulhu, cosmos, cannabis, robot restaurants, fungal sex and the vertical pole.
- I’m so deeply frustrated that I’m having twisted fantasies and have grown to hate women; could an escort help me get my head straight?
- Judge says tricking women into sex is OK because James Bond does it.
- Queensland cops use loophole in law to harass and victimize whores.
- Jacob Sullum slams Kristof as a proponent of laws that harm women.
- An English nun helps streetwalkers without trying to “rescue” them.
- Looks like the Philippines is moving toward British-type legalization.
- Washington, D.C. AG admits a prohibitionist law is unconstitutional.
- Susie Bright on how prosecutorial incentives spawn abominations.
- Clara Ward, who went from debutante to princess to courtesan.
- Every religion has a creed; the “trafficking” cult is no exception.
- The transformation of “illegal aliens” into “sex trafficking rings”.
- Public choice theory explains the behavior of all large groups.
- Is it wrong to offer a homeless young woman money for sex?
- Competition pole dancers claim they’re better than strippers.
- Canadian men arrested for the “crime” of talking about sex.
- Prohibitionists claim repressive laws “protect” sex workers.
- Another feel-good law which will help virtually nobody.
- A rather peculiar article about sex workers in Malawi.
- What can a woman do about painful intercourse?
- A catalog of essays and studies about sex work.
- Tall tales about technology and “sex trafficking”.
- Anti-gay lawyer “sex traffics” her own daughter.
- Cheryl Overs: ”A Good Year for Red Umbrellas”.
- Melissa Gira Grant: ”The War on Sex Workers”.
- Dr. Brooke Magnanti debunks “porn addiction”.
- New hope for men with Peyronie’s syndrome.
- Serial rapist of prostitutes caught in Florida.
- A holier-than-thou rock music radio station.
- Lawyer disbarred for billing a client for sex.
- The Great New England Bestiality Panic.
- How is a moral panic like a rhinoceros?
- The gentrification of Nevada brothels.
- Ed Bagley accepted a plea bargain.
- In which I am inundated by spam.
- Wisconsin cops infiltrate P411.
- Welcome to our world again.
- The legacy of Roe vs. Wade.
- Sex, Lies and Audiotapes.
- Rapist cop of the week.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Tyranny, tagged apes & monkeys, Australia, California, Catholicism, censorship, Central Asia, cops, domestic violence, drugs, Florida, Hollywood, imaginative fiction, India, internet, Israel, Middle East, nanny state, Never Call the Cops, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, politicians, restaurants, teachers, Texas, Things We Choose To Do Together, United Kingdom, video, welcome to our world on January 19, 2014 |
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You should view each interaction with the cops with an extreme caution bordering on paranoia, as you would handle a dangerous wild animal.
- Ken White
Lots and lots of links this week, but a very small average per contributor; even the leader, Radley Balko, had only three (counting the first video, which is extremely funny and well worth ten minutes of your time). The second video was mentioned by Cliterati back before Christmas, but if North America gets another severe cold snap maybe this will help. The links between the two videos were provided by Jemima (“Beowulf”), Clarkhat (“four”), Cthulhuchick (“tased”), Jesse Walker (“journalism”), Walter Olson (“chefs”), Aspasia (“atheists”), Nun Ya (“headline”), Laura Lee (“lede”), Grace (“child support”), Mike Siegel (“Hell” & “Barbie”), Mistress Matisse (“link”), Popehat (“texting”), Jason Kuznicki (“prohibitionists”), Lucy Steigerwald (“cage”), Korhomme (“never call cops”), and Jasper Gregory (“Nazi”).
From the Archives
- Cops, Congress, cocoa, cats, Satan, Romans, vegans, Lego, Mother Goose, monsters, words, Africa, assassins, libertarians & lawyers.
- How can I get over feeling that paid sex is all business with no sexual desire on her part?
- What’s the solution to male sexual frustration beside prostitution or masturbation?
- Why isn’t it OK to advise women how to protect themselves from rape?
- For one who’s “not trying to be condescending”, she does a good job.
- Canadian press blames bad laws & bad cops for harm to sex workers.
- What do you think about verification services like Date Check & P411?
- Official Norwegian study condemns Swedish model as public menace.
- Politician says persecuting transgender people “protects everybody”.
- Prohibitionists try to blame Backpage for the actions of a serial killer.
- Positive streetwalker profile in the prohibitionist New York Times.
- Why Friday the 13th is a day to speak out for sex worker rights.
- A preliminary injunction against a narrow part of the CASE Act.
- HIV-positive psycho tried to infect as many people as possible.
- Some just use extraordinary powers as a way to meet people.
- The medicalization of sexual dysfunction is bad for everyone.
- Will severe Peyronie’s Syndrome doom a sexual relationship?
- Elena Jeffreys on the ridiculous prejudices against sex work.
- Another Jezebel debutante gets the vapors over sex work.
- The beginning of the end of the “anti-prostitution pledge”.
- Porn companies warn they’ll leave LA due to condom law.
- Louisiana cops make moronic “gypsy whore” statements.
- Reluctant sex workers are prohibitionists’ best weapons.
- Actress works as courtesan; whores collectively yawn.
- Sleazy company will test stolen underwear for semen.
- News on two ladies who were fired for past sex work.
- Can a consensual adult incestuous relationship work?
- A constitutional challenge to Korean prostitution law.
- Meet Anna, a prisoner in a world not quite like ours.
- “Rescue” group abducts sex workers’ their children.
- Politician fights law requiring sex ed teachers to lie.
- Crypto-moralists wage war on bacon and cheese.
- After reading this, you’ll want to wash your eyes.
- After 60 years, science still can’t find the G-spot.
- Q: What’s the Cost of a Rumour? A: £500,000.
- Another excellent anti-criminalization editorial.
- Juxtaposing “sex trafficking” hype with facts.
- Can hookers orgasm several times a day?
- A lawsuit against the “condom porn” law.
- Do most hookers enjoy sex with clients?
- Old man caged for grossing out prudes.
- Is there such a thing as too much sex?
- A fake Swedish model “consultation”.
- The French edition of Paying For It.
- I share my hate mail with y’all.
- WWAV gets a new building.
- Ottawa’s human library.
- Universal criminality.
- Cuckoo advertising.
- Is squirting real?
- 2011 in review.
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Davidson foisted himself upon the trolley after the staff member became so scared that she ran from the train. - STV News
Finding good videos for this column is a more uneven process than finding good links; sometimes there are so many they get backed up for weeks, and sometimes so few I have to go looking for them. Today’s first video is a revolting bit of TSA propaganda designed to condition children to submit to the police state; it was called to my attention by Mark Bennett when it first appeared in December, but due to the holidays it got pushed back until now. I’m glad it did, however, because the second video, a parody of the first, was only posted on Thursday (thanks to Kevin Wilson for spotting it). Everything above the first video was contributed by Radley Balko, and the links between the videos by Lucy Steigerwald, Brooke Magnanti, Dave Barry, Mistress Matisse, Mike Riggs, Jason Kuznicki, Popehat, Grace, Aspasia, and Mike Siegel (in that order). Finally, I present this very special link by request from Popehat.
From the Archives
- Nanotechnology, tyranny, Lovecraft, surveillance, libertarianism, cops, bogosity, censorship, Spirograph, dualism & Washington DC.
- “Child sex slaves” supposedly “rescued from traffickers” by Australian con artists are shown to be ordinary Thai schoolchildren.
- Neofeminists aren’t concerned with “stereotyped gender roles” when it comes to “rescuing” sex workers.
- Time glorifies the controlling behavior of a pathologically-entitled prude.
- This reaction to a terrible freak accident is, apparently, not a parody.
- Texas wants all sex work as dangerous as criminalized street work.
- Societies, like people, sometimes develop autoimmune disorders.
- The more “ordinary” women get involved in sex work, the better.
- Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea has become five times as common.
- Judge blocks law intended to ban inexpensive escort advertising.
- Foreign officials: pay your hookers! Hookers: collect in advance!
- Apparently, the average age of Xactware board members is 12.
- My two previous columns for Epiphany (AKA Little Christmas).
- Václav Havel’s famous essay “The Power of the Powerless”.
- The media are convinced that dogs don’t actually bite men.
- Politician accused of rape is beaten by a crowd of women.
- The problem with modern interpretations of Irene Adler.
- “For the children!” hysteria actually endangers children.
- A Swiss newspaper challenges “trafficking” hysteria.
- Intra-family spying gets ever more intrusive.
- Language classes for Brazilian sex workers.
- Why whores aren’t out of place in church.
- The UK’s first brothel for disabled clients.
- The truth about “The Truth About…”
- The outing of Suzy Favor Hamilton.
- When I first started Twitter.
- Rapist cops of the week.
- Bullshit! and Sex Power.
- Paypal is at it again.
- 2012 in review.
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Given practical verifiability concerns, only time travelers from the future were investigated. - Robert J. Nemiroff and Teresa Wilson
Today is the 12th day of Christmas, so tonight is Twelfth Night, the traditional occasion for tomfoolery. So though we only have one last Christmas item this time (the first video, courtesy of Jesse Walker), the number of truly weird ones is appropriate for the holiday. The first four below were contributed by Popehat, the second video by Rick Horowitz and the links between the videos by Radley Balko (“safety” & “funny”), Mike Riggs (“together” & “blinded”), Kevin Wilson (“time travel”), Nun Ya (“poop”), Ed Krayewski (“bizarre” & “photos”), Cop Block (“parking”), Clarissa (“totalitarian”), Grace (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), and Brooke Magnanti (“overcriminalization”).
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- Cops, comets, China, censorship, farting, spiders, doodling, quinoa, apocalypses, obituaries, pigeons and grinches.
- If prohibitionists really want to “rescue” sex workers, why do they keep trying to stop us from getting other jobs?
- French politicians aim to create a “more tolerant, inclusive society” by being intolerant and exclusive.
- Pearl-clutching Brits are shocked to discover young women doing exactly what they’ve always done.
- With Friends Like Radio Netherlands, sex workers don’t need enemies.
- Previous columns for New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day & Twelfth Night.
- New York video helpfully explains that a law doesn’t say what it says.
- Prohibitionist French politician pronounces free speech “dangerous”.
- For those who think only women have unrealistic body-image issues.
- Members of the mainstream media are slowly beginning to wake up.
- A prediction of the future and collapse of “sex trafficking” hysteria.
- Prosecutors never hesitate when there’s political coin to be made.
- The Red Umbrella Fund, a grant source governed by sex workers.
- Houston cops and journalists steal Christmas toys from children.
- Michael Roth shows just how easily false memories are formed.
- Burmese journalists are much freer than their US counterparts.
- Cops trash escort’s home after she reports an abusive stalker.
- Los Angeles tries to fight AHF one last time before rolling over.
- Take especial note of the un-ironic use of the word “rescue”.
- New York schemes to turn cab drivers into “sex traffickers”.
- The highly dishonorable Prime Liar of Japan is at it again.
- Wonder Woman gives herself a breast self-examination.
- Spain accuses 17 people of “trafficking” via black magic.
- This woman takes the term “cougar” much too literally.
- Miranda Kane on selling comedy vs. selling sex.
- Another Brazilian woman auctions her virginity.
- Politician accuses rape victim of prostitution.
- Short profiles of student sex workers.
- Flute of Sand & Crisis and Leviathan.
- Marc Antony’s first mistress.
- Previously asked questions.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Tyranny, tagged cops, drugs, FBI, Florida, holidays, Hollywood, hysteria, Illinois, Ireland, Massachusetts, Never Call the Cops, Oklahoma, surveillance, TSA, universal criminality, video, Wisconsin on December 29, 2013 |
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A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. - Edward Snowden
This is about par for the course for Christmas week; I’m glad we had so many seasonal ones. The first video is of Edward Snowden’s “alternative Christmas message” on the UK’s Channel 4 (in case you didn’t get to see it); everything above it was provided by Jesse Walker. The second video is from Mike Siegel, and the links between the two were contributed by Paul Murray, Cop Block, Radley Balko, Aspasia, Chris Hall and Rick Horowitz (last two), in that order.
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