Archive for the Politics and Sex Category

Iceland recognizes gay marriage – unanimously

Posted in Activism, Gender Issues, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex with tags , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2010 by girlonpiano

Iceland’s parliament voted 49-0 today to add “man and man” and “woman and woman” to their existing marriage laws.

The Marriage Scorecard to Date:

Netherlands (2001)
Belgium (2003)
Spain (2005)
Canada (2005)
South Africa (2006)
Israel* (2006, marriages from other countries)
Norway (2008, Civil Unions since 1993)
Sweden (2009, Registered Partnerships since 1995)
Portugal (2010)
Iceland (2010)

Elton John sings at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding?! Seriously?

Posted in Crazy/Funny, Politics and Sex, You Fucked Up! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2010 by Chase

WTF Elton? According to the Advocate, last night you serenaded Rush Limbaugh in celebration of his 4th (atleast it wasn’t his 5th… Rush Limbaugh is not 5th) wedding. Can’t you just smell the sanctity?

Were you there to help the bride cope? Do you secretly long to suck his cigar? Do you find morbid fascination in rubbing elbows with assholes like Rudy Giuliani and Karl Rove?

Elbows… assholes… wait a minute! You’re fucking a closeted republican who you will later out to the media, is that it? Is it Sean Hannity? Please tell me it’s Sean Hannity…

No? Then please help me understand this Elton. I’m at a loss.

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A Matter of Time

Posted in Activism, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex, Videos with tags , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by Chase

Amidst all the convoluted details and disappointments, the optimist in me says “when” is better than “if”

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How Could You Hate This Face?

Posted in Politics and Sex, Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 20, 2010 by paigetsindfw

I mean seriously, how? I could understand wanting to assault it with kisses. I could understand wanting to force chocolates or diamond studded tiaras. But hate?

Actually, it turns out to be easier than you might think to hate Miss Michigan, now Miss USA and contender for Miss Universe, Rima Fakih. All you have to be is on the extreme right wing (of the “Real America”, mind you, not the extreme right of the Muslim diaspora. They hate her too probably, but for different reasons), a paranoid delusional, and someone who makes pissing on the accomplishments of others a hobby.

From AlterNet comes this story of how miss Fakih, a Lebanese American, now has to contend with probably the first original criticism of beauty pageant winners in years, unless you count that Carrie Prejean nonsense. Sure, she’s under fire for the same old things: being a “poor role model” for having participated in an amateur pole dancing contest , participating in a beauty contest at all since they’re so fundamentally oppressive (google that one your damn self, because the attacks are LEGION), so on, all the usual suspects.

But you saw this coming didn’t you? Miss Fakih, proud of her win (rightly), and eager to use her newfound prominence to advocate for peace between cultures, to stand as a bridge linking East and West… now has to contend with maniacs trying to accuse her of actually being part of a Hezbollah plot to undermine America.

I’m so lucky I’m ugly as sin. Think what you want about pageants, strippers, or so on, but it’s this kind of WTF that almost makes me wish the right wing’s paranoid fantasies were right about just one thing: The detention camps set up just to reeducate them. In my version though, I’d be happy to just cede them Utah, build a nice fence (they make good neighbors, remember), and let ’em sort it out. Any tries to hop over that fence though, my monkeys are trained to fling poo at them.

Monday is International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO)

Posted in Activism, Gender Issues, LGBT Rights, Politics and Sex, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 14, 2010 by finickymuse

To mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), which is officially Monday, May 17, at least 6 US cities as well as other cities worldwide  will celebrate with the “Great Global Kiss-In” this weekend.  IDAHO wants you to participate and send them a video. Find out more here:

Unofficially Raped

Posted in Legal, Medical, News, Politics and Sex with tags , , on April 17, 2010 by paigetsindfw

I have no jokes here. I barely have words. This story speaks for itself and sickens me with the kind of inarticulate rage usually reserved for genocide.

But if genocide is the act of obliterating an entire ethnic group, then this tragedy of errors is clearly the act of obliterating a person so completely, invalidating them, that her bravery in choosing to resist and live is simple incalculable.

Just a small handful of the tools and documents required for the average rape kit. I speak from experience here when I say getting one of these done is both time consuming and deeply humiliating.

For some statistics on just how many assaults there are every year, you can go here to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. Among the important highlights? One in six women, on average, and one in thirty three men are sexually assaulted at some point in their life. College age women are at four times the national average risk. About 3/4 of victims knew their assailant beforehand, as a friend, colleague, peer, someone they interacted with on at least a few occasions.

But there’s more to this story … Continue reading

I thought the military said “Don’t ask-Don’t tell”

Posted in Photo Phun, Politics and Sex, You Fucked Up! with tags , , , , on April 16, 2010 by finickymuse

If the “Don’t ask – Don’t tell” policy is still being enforced, why are they handing out trophies like this? And what does one have to do to get first place?

Stuck Between A Rock and an Asshole

Posted in Legal, News, Politics and Sex, Sex Ed with tags , , , , on April 10, 2010 by paigetsindfw

The good news train had to stop eventually, I suppose. Not that I don’t constantly keep my eye out for things to kindle my guttering faith in humanity, but all too often, it seems all it takes is one bat shit crazy dingus with a lick of authority to piss on the party.  Continue reading

Closeted Gay Politicians: Take Note

Posted in Crazy/Funny, Politics and Sex, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by Chase

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Fucking Christmas

Posted in Crazy/Funny, News, Politics and Sex, You Fucked Up! with tags , , , on March 29, 2010 by paigetsindfw

That’s what it must be if they’re going to give us stuff like this!

From the Huffington Post (and now spread all over the place like tertiary syphilis) comes a bombshell of “what the fuck were you thinking?!” so lovely that any leftist, Democrat, or progressive must be going into anal prolapse with joy.

This WILL be made into parody porn, we all know that right? When they hold auditions, I hope to the Great Pumpkin or whoever's listening that I can at least score a background role.

Oh yes, the illustrious chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, has some awkward questions to answer about how he’s spending his group’s money. And sure, you’ve got the normal corruption. Private jets. Lavish hotels.

How about BDSM themed clubs where naked folks simulate fuckin’ and beatin’ each other?

Original props for the scoop goes to The Daily Caller, though why they buried the sexy times in the middle of the article instead of leading with it is beyond me.