Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has tossed a law that made it illegal to sell or promote sex toys.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Texas law making it illegal to sell or promote obscene devices, punishable by as many as two years in jail, violated the right to privacy guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.
The Court's reasoning:
In its decision Tuesday, the appeals court cited Lawrence and Garner v. Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court's 2003 opinion that struck down bans on consensual sex between same-sex couples.
"Just as in Lawrence, the state here wants to use its laws to enforce a public moral code by restricting private intimate conduct," the appeals judges wrote. "The case is not about public sex. It is not about controlling commerce in sex. It is about controlling what people do in the privacy of their own homes because the state is morally opposed to a certain type of consensual private intimate conduct. This is an insufficient justification after Lawrence."
Sunday, February 17, 2008
This last one is very special (thanks again, Daryl): a portrait of myself and my partner-in-all-things, Sage Vivant.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
But it's too late to change the name of this blog but Pornosec would have made a great title:
She [Julia] had even (an infallible mark of good reputation) been picked out to work in Pornosec, the sub-section of the Fiction Department which turned out cheap pornography for distribution among the proles. It was nicknamed Muck House by the people who worked there, she remarked. There she remained for a year, helping to produce booklets in sealed packets with titles like Spanking Stories or One Night in a Girls' School, to be bought furtively by proletarian youths who were under the impression that they were were buying something illegal.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
We’ve seen some pretty innovative ways to smuggle cocaine, but nothing as obvious as using a Plunderbra! It seems flat chests do it best.
Like padded bras that can be filled with air or water, bras with these compartments can easily be filled with cocaine, up to $97,885 worth according to an article found by Gizmodiva. Obviously you can have a too-busty smuggler don one of these, or else it may draw suspicion.
They probably don’t advise those with nipple piercings to use one either; puncturing the packaging may not only leave you flat, but could land you behind bars.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Abercrombie & Fitch displays images of young men and young women - their target audience - in a variety of poses that are typical of people of this age group, and can be seen in hundreds of thousands of places in magazines and on the web. Yet A & F is targeted by various official agencies that make judgments about the appropriateness of such photos.
"One depicts three shirtless young men from the back, walking through a field. The man in the lead appears to be about to pull up his jeans, which have slipped down enough to reveal his upper buttocks." The other image features a topless woman whose "breast is displayed with her hand covering just the nipple portion," Virginia Beach police spokesman Adam Bernstein tells the paper. Earlier in the week, Bernstein says an officer asked the manager to take down the photos. "We strive for voluntary compliance, but when they weren't taken down we had to issue a summons," he tells the Newport News Daily Press. "This is steps [sic] our city takes, because we have a reputation of being a very family-friendly city." The Associated Press says it couldn't reach the company. The manager faces up to a year in jail if convicted of violating the city code that makes it a misdemeanor to display "obscene materials in a business that is open to juveniles." (blogs.usatoday)
From Think Progress:
This summer’s political conventions are expected to be “a boom in business” for “the sex and adult entertainment industries,” but according to one veteran sex worker who spoke to the Rocky Mountain News, the GOP conventions are “a lot better for the sex workers.” “We get a lot more business,” Carol Leigh told the paper. “I don’t know if they’re just frustrated because of the family values agenda.”
From The Evangelical Right site:
Hookers for Jesus
From Telegraph UKLas Vegas used to be a lucrative haunt for Annie Lobert, a $500-a-day escort girl, and Heather Veitch, a highly-remunerated stripper. Now the vivacious double act patrol the city’s neon-lit streets with a dramatically different mission - to save souls rather than sell their bodies.
With their peroxide blond hair, contour-hugging outfits, and surgically-enhanced chests, they do not look so different from their former incarnations in the city’s notorious sex industry.
But the strategically-located message adorning their tight black T-shirts gives away their new mission - as born-again Christians.
Embossed in gaudy pink, the word "Hookers" appears above the Christian symbol of the fish across Ms Lobert’s chest, while Ms Veitch’s shirt bears the legend "Holy Hotties".
Through their two groups, "Hookers for Jesus" and "JC’s Girls", they perform what is arguably America’s most unusual Christian outreach operation, aimed at their former colleagues. [KEEP READING]