Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Tyranny, tagged animals, California, censorship, Central Asia, cops, drugs, Islam, New Jersey, New York, Nigeria, Ohio, prisons, psychology, teachers, Texas, United Kingdom, video on April 13, 2014 |
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We never know what’s percolating in the mind of children, okay? And when they demonstrate behaviors that raise red flags, we must do our duty. - Charles Maranzano
Many of you have probably seen the first video, of dogs reacting to a magic trick; in the second one, a magician performs tricks for cats instead. This isn’t the first dog/cat video dichotomy I’ve featured; look back to Links #160 for more juxtapositional fun. The three links above the first video were provided by Radley Balko, and those between the videos by Amy Alkon, Clarissa, Rick Horowitz, Kevin Wilson, and Eddie J Cunningham, in that order.
From the Archives
- Margaret Thatcher, Calvin and Hobbes, police state, politicians, tits, zombies, beavers, cats, nuclear power, Anonymous & Southerners.
- Secret to success at heterosexual male prostitution: don’t charge anything or expect much business.
- American states with “abstinence-only” sex education have the highest teen pregnancy rates.
- There can never be too many occasions on which to speak up for sex worker rights.
- The incredible hypocrisy and yellow journalism of the New York Times.
- Femen demonstrates its deep concern for women by attacking them.
- The Gender War was foisted on us by fanatics with lunatic agendas.
- Naomi Wolf’s analysis of the TSA’s true motivation is much like mine.
- Another article supporting disabled men’s right to see sex workers.
- Fetishists attack study because it contradicts “trafficking” dogma.
- It isn’t “trafficking” when a politically-connected company does it.
- More on Michael Weinstein’s campaign against an anti-HIV drug.
- Observation: missing drunk woman. Conclusion: Russian mafia.
- Why don’t journalists actually read what they’re writing about?
- Too bad Jezebel doesn’t stand up for sex workers more often.
- Neofeminist propaganda used to undermine abortion rights.
- In which Alice explains “burden of proof” to a large mouse.
- Another prohibitionist screed is debunked by Feminist Ire.
- Those who define sex work as criminality just don’t get it.
- Judgy Bitch’s excellent take on the “teen girl pimp” case.
- A look at actresses who have played whores in movies.
- Two girls drown while trying to escape their “rescuers”.
- What a sane, agenda-free sex work study looks like.
- Laura Lee on why the Swedish model is a bad idea.
- Women flee exploitative maid work for prostitution.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt on her show The Client List.
- I rolled my eyes so hard, I think I saw my brain.
- The truth about European porn ban proposals.
- Rapist-by-deceit charged with “sex trafficking”.
- The Swedish rot reaches South America.
- Joyce Arthur shows allies how to do it.
- Reminiscing about my favorite cousin.
- Young woman jailed for being raped.
- Dr. Laura Agustín on Gloria Steinem.
- Clay Nikiforuk appears to “get it”.
- Rapist cop of the week.
- An orangutan hooker?
- Are all women crazy?
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Tyranny, tagged Africa, Arizona, censorship, cops, Europe, Florida, Georgia, hysteria, language, New York, Ohio, Texas, tits, United Kingdom, video, Virginia, witchcraft on April 6, 2014 |
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Even if I have lost some important parts of my body, I still want to get rich. – Chamangeni Zulu
I’m grateful for these quiet weeks we’ve had lately; they’ve allowed me to get boring-but-necessary business stuff done for setting up my company and my tour. Pretty soon, you should start seeing new things populating the tour calendar, but if you’re in east Texas toward the end of next week I would like to see you at my book signing in Fairfield. And if you don’t live near any of my planned stops, don’t forget you can get an autographed copy by mail. This week’s top contributor was Jesse Walker, with the first video and everything above it; those between the videos are from Marc Randazza (“legit”), Mike Siegel (“headline”), Radley Balko (“gag”), Clarissa (“Satanic”), Police Misconduct (“driveway”), and Thaddeus Russell (“blasphemy”).
From the Archives
- Pranks, fruit, goats, politicians, words, Hell, Star Trek, empty-headed celebrities and the police state.
- Vaginal injuries are just as likely to result from consensual sex as rape.
- Observable fact: 16-year-old leaves home. Conclusion: sex trafficking!
- A one-woman prohibition campaign enabled by a sleazy political deal.
- Heroic cops save town from menace of a desperately-hungry woman.
- Tattoos, sexy clothes & looking for work are signs of “sex trafficking”.
- Fanatics multiply a credible estimate of “trafficking” victims by 1000x.
- Sex workers in Asia and Africa are an example to those in the West.
- Religious fanatics are always ready to make convenient exceptions.
- What are the possible social effects of the male contraceptive pill?
- The Swedish Model is “a failed experiment in social engineering”.
- Why the “Occupy” movement should support sex worker rights.
- A petition to press criminal charges against prohibitionist liars.
- Judge releases 400 sex workers from “sex offender” tyranny.
- I wish I had all the magical powers Zimbabwean harlots do.
- Another example of how prostitution laws harm all women.
- Laws often have nothing to do with their stated purposes.
- “Sex trafficking”, “survivors” and “reframing experiences”.
- How the entire trafficking myth is held together with lies.
- The word “legal” is not part of this reporter’s vocabulary.
- Becky Adams on her plans for a brothel for the disabled.
- The New York Times takes aim at its own collective foot.
- The French repeal a law against looking & acting sexy.
- The re-awakening of the sex worker rights movement.
- The crumbling of Nicholas Kristof, idol with feet of clay.
- “Sex offender” registration just keeps getting worse.
- An ancient Roman festival and pictures of my pussy.
- How government regulations increase exploitation.
- Eight years in prison for “promoting prostitution”.
- Here’s that weird “pay back” euphemism again.
- Does the Arab Spring need a Summer of Love?
- Is it true that some women orgasm from rape?
- The how and why of the politicization of rape.
- Christmas Eve in a brothel, mid-22nd century.
- More on the upholding of the Himel decision.
- Several links for sex worker rights in Korea.
- Dr. Laura Agustín on “trafficking” hysteria.
- Gloria Steinem, “sex trafficking” fetishist.
- A prohibitionist deception from 2000.
- It all happened on Mulberry Street.
- A “trafficker” under every bed.
- Alexis Wright’s plea bargain.
- Chimpanzee metacognition.
- Muslimahs rebuke Femen.
- Rapist cops of the week.
- R.I.P. Carmine Infantino.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Music, Tyranny, tagged animals, cops, domestic violence, Florida, Georgia, imaginative fiction, Never Call the Cops, North Carolina, Oklahoma, prisons, Texas, Things We Choose To Do Together, United Kingdom, video on March 30, 2014 |
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Did you see the way its collar flew up into the air when I blew its head off? It was awesome! - Brice Woolly
Another rather quiet week, which is still good because I was even busier than I was last week! The epigram, the first video and the two links above it were all provided by Radley Balko; the second video by Michael Whiteacre; and the links between the two by Nun Ya (“megalomania” & “machete”), Clarissa (“obese”), Mancrack (“Mr. Rogers”), and Popehat (“together”).
From the Archives
- An inability to tell fantasy from reality would normally be considered evidence of psychosis, but in law enforcement it’s a job requirement.
- Once you win your rights it’s OK to join in with stigmatizing other groups who haven’t yet, just to show you’re part of the gang.
- All or Nothing, Freakonomics, Harmful To Minors, Tickle My Tush and A Vindication of the Rights of Whores.
- Cops, de-extinction, police state, hysteria, censorship, Scientology, fascism and propaganda videos.
- “Bring Your Greenbacks”, “Jezebel”, “Louise”, “Big City Girls” and “Baroque Bordello”.
- Were many hookers molested as children? Are many drug addicts? And are most lesbians?
- It’s only OK to grope people if one puts on a uniform and does it without their permission.
- How should I answer a therapist’s claim that ALL prostitutes are slaves?
- Can you imagine U.S. cops contradicting a prohibitionist politician’s lies?
- The Ontario Court of Appeal upheld two-thirds of the Himel decision.
- Helping legal workers to conduct legal business is a crime in France.
- Phone app for teen girls who are suddenly “trafficked” by surprise.
- Even when the Feds botch an extortion scheme, they win anyway.
- Indian government reverses its sneaky criminalization attempt.
- Canadian neofeminists sneak over to Israel to poison the well.
- Activism, backward Satanic messages and my target audience.
- The Dutch consider licensing, despite knowing it doesn’t work.
- Police reports are more useful when they contain information.
- A $100,00 grant to develop “the next generation of condom”.
- More on the escort who was arrested for reporting a stalker.
- Charlotte Shane on the weakness of “enthusiastic consent”.
- Officials pretend that licensing schemes “help” sex workers.
- The real attitude of Swedes toward the sex payment law.
- A really bad review of a “sex trafficking” propaganda film.
- Bolshoi ballet dancer calls the company a “giant brothel”.
- Natalia Fabia loves hookers…as a promotional gimmick.
- The topless Tunisian checks into a psychiatric hospital.
- Sex worker says calling her a sex worker is “slander”.
- Another criticism of Nick Kristof’s anti-whore crusade.
- Is this really the company you want the US to keep?
- Acknowledging the ape does no harm to the angel.
- La Belle Otero, the last of the Grandes Horizontales.
- The US Treasury’s first attempt to regulate Bitcoin.
- The chief con man of a group of scammers resigns.
- Contrasting stories on sex work with the disabled.
- Another day, another politician, another whore.
- “The healthiest sex industry ever documented.”
- The truth about the birth control “controversy”.
- Oregon ramps up the “sex trafficking” hysteria.
- Interviews with Rob Arthur and Laura Agustín.
- New Wikipedia article on “Migrant Sex Work”.
- Would an HIV-positive escort quit working?
- Amanda Brooks’ advice for clients.
- New Orleans, Cthulhu and Fear.
- How do Kegels exercises work?
- King of the Hill: North Carolina.
- When sex is your day job.
- My favorite short stories.
- Rapist cop of the week.
- Modern-day Lysistrata.
- Karayuki and japayuki.
- Timing is everything.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Music, Tyranny, tagged Africa, Colorado, cops, Florida, lawyers, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, prisons, restaurants, Things We Choose To Do Together, video, Virginia, witchcraft on March 23, 2014 |
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The message further said that anyone who opens his or her door would collapse and die and their souls [would be] collected for the witchdoctor.
Given that I was incredibly busy with non-blog activities this week (such as planning my book tour, forming a corporation, dealing with PayPal so I can take payments for my book, tending animals and many other such thrilling pastimes), it’s probably for the best that it was a rather slow news week. Everything down to the first video was provided by Radley Balko, and the video itself by Rick Horowitz; the second video is from Mike Siegel (who also contributed the last link above it), and the other links between the videos were supplied by Cop Block, Cthulhuchick, Jesse Walker, and Lucy Steigerwald (in that order).
From the Archives
- Umbrellas, bootlicking, bureaucrats, police state, cops, conspiracies, bigotry, redshirts, books, dogs, censorship, sorcery & Pokemon.
- New Long Island police commissioner is “on the same page” as the DA who blames whores for being murdered.
- “The nudes of art are not so distant from pornography as prudish pedants pretend.”
- Statistics disprove prohibitionist claims about “trafficking” in Amsterdam.
- Dr. Hernando Chaves: there’s nothing wrong with seeing a sex worker.
- The time Nicholas Kristof, master of doublethink, sent me a lot of traffic.
- French whores continue to push back against increased criminalization.
- One would never know these claims have been repeatedly debunked.
- Yet another Asian prostitute study confirms what we already know.
- The asinine waste of funds that was the Anna Gristina prosecution.
- Men nearly always say “I love you” first; women shun commitment.
- Soi-disant conservative declares individuals are owned by society.
- “Moral Panics in the Last Decade” has one conspicuous omission.
- Sex therapist argues disability should cover hiring sex workers.
- Dr. Brooke Magnanti on the lessons we can learn from Pompeii.
- Tracy Elise of Phoenix Goddess Temple involuntarily committed.
- Client screening tips & helpful links from a New Orleans escort.
- “Last Rescue in Siam”, a cute spoof made by Thai sex workers.
- How trafficking fetishists imagine themselves as white knights.
- Video of my appearance at the Albany Law School symposium.
- Arizona wants to force some women to use men’s restrooms.
- Proposed South Australian law isn’t quite decriminalization.
- The evangelical Christian roots of “sex trafficking” hysteria.
- Dutch anti-sex politicians use a shill to attack sex workers.
- The wholly predictable outcome of prohibitionist idiocy.
- The many parallels between our era and the Victorian.
- Another good argument against anti-polygamy laws.
- Baboons have been observed keeping dogs as pets.
- Charlotte Shane reviews a sex surrogate’s memoirs.
- Impotent Swedish politician caught hiring a hooker.
- Bernard Baran, another victim of the Satanic Panic.
- Horrible Houma whore helps cops entrap clients.
- My two previous columns for the vernal equinox.
- UK literally robs a sex worker of her life savings.
- 14 more people have been cured of HIV.
- The Fokkens sisters have finally retired.
- A statement from two human books.
- Caty Simon interviews Audacia Ray.
- King of the Hill: Portland, Oregon.
- No, rape is not worse than death.
- Nevada joins the “pole tax” mob.
- Another truck-driving serial killer.
- When science looks like religion.
- A new low in intra-family spying.
- The truth about Foxconn.
- Death of a hypocrite.
- R.I.P. Harry Reems.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Music, Tyranny, tagged animals, comics, cops, dirty, drugs, internet, lawyers, Louisiana, Missouri, New Zealand, Ohio, Pennsylvania, surveillance, teachers, United Kingdom, video on March 16, 2014 |
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We remain very concerned that…legal [products] are being sold openly in our high streets. - Detective Superintendent Dave Knopwood
Whenever the topic of nursing in public came up in my younger years, I let it be known that I fully intended to nurse my babies whenever they were hungry, no matter where I might happen to be at the time, and that anyone who complained would learn just how sharp my tongue is. As it turned out I never had the experience myself, but my feelings on the subject haven’t changed so I really appreciated this funny video my husband discovered. Everything above it is from Clarissa, and the second video (from Mistress Matisse) is a real ad for an actual lawyer; the links between the videos were provided by Kevin Wilson (“comics”), Thaddeus Russell (“graffiti”), Lenore Skenazy (“libertarianism”), Popehat (“paranoid”), Jesse Walker (“map”), Mike Siegel (“paintball”), Cthulhuchick (“goats” & “handcuffed”), and Radley Balko (“nothing”).
From the Archives
- Mars, machines, aliens, zeroes, criminalization, censorship, cops, captions, courts, cocks, teeth, tits and welcome to our world.
- While pretending to care about “trafficking”, Ireland turns down nearly all asylum requests from “trafficking victims”.
- Prosecutor lies about a service’s fee to ratchet up the number of counts.
- One of the larger prohibitionist groups of the first “sex trafficking” panic.
- Government creates the legal climate that allows oppression to flourish.
- Feminists are starting to realize that neofeminist policies hurt feminism.
- This is only “stunning” to those who believe in the “pimps & hos” myth.
- Dr. Brooke Magnanti on Comic Relief’s subscription to prohibitionist lies.
- Swedish neofeminists label surrogate motherhood “human trafficking”.
- The tale of a parallel Maggie in the world envisioned by Ray Bradbury.
- The deep connection between addiction rhetoric and crypto-moralism.
- Politician says caging people & giving them criminal records is “help”.
- Another good, clean charity refuses money from nasty, dirty whores.
- Cops claim hiring whores was a “botched prostitution investigation”.
- The sex blogger whose sex blog was cancelled for being about sex.
- Dallas tries to push off its “diversion” scheme on the rest of Texas.
- A legal clinic in Cape Town provides legal services for sex workers.
- The media finally notice that using condoms as evidence is insane.
- Government officials attacked for failing to find what isn’t there.
- A federal appeals court struck down Virginia’s anti-sodomy law.
- In which I actually agree with a prohibitionist district attorney.
- In the UK, being a cop confers expertise in oncology research.
- In Mumbai, there is a bank which serves only sex workers.
- Is the sex worker rights movement nearing a watershed?
- The radical concept of paying people for things they sell.
- In California, crime is whatever school officials say it is.
- The tale of a lonely woman who found a higher calling.
- Tullia d’Aragona: courtesan, poetess and philosopher.
- The underage whore who became a fashion designer.
- Michael Weinstein opposes HIV prevention measures.
- Dr. Laura Agustín on the concept of “empowerment”.
- Another attempt to decriminalize in South Australia.
- Jesse Walker’s good short piece on Santa Muerte.
- Jennifer Reed debunks the “sex trafficking” panic.
- Supporting moral panics with bogus checklists.
- Reviews of four movies with hooker heroines.
- Why banishment has come back into fashion.
- Tyrants find neofeminists to be useful idiots.
- How Switzerland deals with streetwalkers.
- PayPal backtracks on a censorship policy.
- Man dies while visiting his sugar baby.
- Two reader-authors exchange books.
- Iranian women’s topless protest.
- The Healing Power of Sex Work.
- Another Canadian serial killer?
- A few things I did last March.
- A profile of Grace Bellavue.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Tyranny, tagged adolescence, animals, Australia, blogging, Canada, cops, domestic violence, drugs, Florida, Georgia, imaginative fiction, Italy, lawheads, Maryland, Never Call the Cops, New Jersey, North Carolina, porn, teachers, Texas, video on March 9, 2014 |
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It’s a little known fact that as Emily Wilding Davison threw herself under the King’s horse during the 1913 Derby her last words were, “I hope that sometime in the next 100 years, someone introduces a product that makes a woman’s labia pinker. That’s really what I’m doing all this for.” - Jake
If you live in the United States and noticed that you got the notification for this post an hour later than usual, it’s because starting today by government decree your clocks will lie to you about the time until early November. Everyone else in the world should continue getting the notice at the same time until your clocks either start or stop lying to you (depending on what hemisphere you’re in) sometime in the next few weeks. If you’re outside the US and the time was wrong anyhow, it undoubtedly has something to do with however WordPress has the change set up. Got it? I honestly wish we’d dispense with the unholy mess, which costs the US roughly $2 billion per year (and even more since Congress extended it in 2007, putting us out of synch with Europe and Asia). Nor does that count the cost in lives and property damage from the increased number of accidents on the Monday following the change, especially in the spring. Anyhow, in keeping with the theme of this rant I present “Destino”, a collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali which was mostly done in 1946, then shelved and never finished until 2003. It’s very strange and very beautiful, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. The second video is the first American television commercial for cannabis, but almost certainly not the last; it was contributed by Rick Horowitz. The links down to the first video are a mixed bag; Lenore Skenazy gave us “never call”, “rules” and “kangaroo”; Michael Whiteacre gave us “birthday party”, Radley Balko contributed “mother”, and I found “kayaking” and “masochism” myself. Those between the videos were provided by Radley, my cat, ManCrack, Clarissa, Kate Zen, Dean Clark, Kevin Wilson, and EconJeff (in that order).
From the Archives
- Paint, cities, robots, Ys, cops, bureaucrats, bugs, bunnies, guns, philosophy, kings, myths, clichés, interjections & terrifying pastries.
- Because South African cops are allowed to beat, rape and pepper-spray whores, it’s “official handling” rather than harassment.
- The media suddenly notices “condoms as evidence” policies are asinine.
- Dutch “authorities” narrow bottleneck, wonder why “crime” increases.
- How do verification services like Date Check and P411 screen escorts?
- Is there a penis length or thickness that is too large for most escorts?
- Emi Koyama exposes journalists who knowingly repeated false myth.
- Only whores are “trafficked”; actual slaves are “encouraged aliens”.
- Politicians can’t resist photo-documenting their sexual indiscretions.
- Cops puzzled when “rescued” whores immediately return to work.
- Zimbabwe: “sex trafficking” source, transit and destination in one.
- In which I go far outside my comfort zone to attend a symposium.
- Reverend Lia says churches should actively welcome sex workers.
- Margo St. James on the birth of the sex worker rights movement.
- To Joe Arpaio, consensual sex is a more serious crime than rape.
- More evidence of the evangelical basis for “sex trafficking” myth.
- Two previous columns for International Sex Worker Rights Day.
- The vulnerable party in a sex work transaction isn’t the whore.
- Sex rays can even contaminate the money handled by harlots.
- Western Australian politician seeks to impose Swedish Model.
- The “Facebook pimps” myth just keeps growing and growing.
- What positions are good for a small penis and a large vagina?
- Nobody can challenge secret surveillance because it’s secret.
- Preparing teenagers for adult life by keeping them ignorant.
- Few Irish politicians dare to stand up to Magdalene nuns.
- Nevada is not more whore-friendly than other US states.
- ASPaSIA is working on a code of ethics for sex workers.
- Yet another example of what real sex slavery looks like.
- Sex, food, prohibitionism, crypto-moralism and disease.
- Should I “out” a sex worker friend to my other friends?
- Can mature, chubby women make a living as escorts?
- A thorough refutation of Neumayer, Cho and Dreher.
- The suit against Utah’s criminalization of acting sexy.
- Justine Reilly, Ruhama’s all-purpose anti-whore shill.
- “Following the Money: Spending on Anti-Trafficking”.
- Bitcoin is now the world’s best-performing currency.
- Yet another whore-raping cop gets a paid vacation.
- I just love it when predators feed on one another.
- The appalling ignorance of New York “authorities”.
- The incredible waste of prostitution “stings”.
- Secret Lives and A Natural History of Rape.
- Why footballers prefer pros to amateurs.
- A challenge to prostitution laws in Ohio.
- The sad story of the president’s nanny.
- Because financial survival is shameful.
- Unpacking the sex trafficking panic.
- Who really paid her, and for what?
- Sexual predators with badges.
- An interview with Tracy Quan.
- Who victimizes sex workers?
- The Miramonte debacle.
- Cheese is brain food.
- The Profumo Affair.
- Baby cured of HIV.
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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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