I hope you were more enlightened than me on this, but in case you weren't, let's make up for lost time! Here are some National Masturbation Month fun facts, and some great links to get you celebrating! (And by celebrating, of course, I mean masturbating. Hey, it's more fun than your cousin's graduation, right?)
- National Masturbation Month was started by Good Vibrations in 1995, to protest the firing of sex-positive U.S. Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders (Elders suggested that - gasp! - masturbation should be a part of sex education)
More facts, links, and masturbation celebration, after the jump!
I'm a couple weeks late on this, but did you all hear about Skinny Bitch's new uber-masculine brother, Skinny Bastard? Finally, gender equity has arrived! Now men and women can be separately but equally body shamed!
Because of sweeps, it's a little bit of a lull in reality TV land the past few weeks, since a bunch of shows are either about to end (American Idol, Survivor, Dancing with the Stars, ANTM, Amazing Race, Celebrity Apprentice, Hell's Kitchen) or just about to begin (Bachelorette, So You Think You Can Dance, Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jon and Kate Plus 8). So click the read button for a partial list of some other summer reality TV shows that look promising, from a feministy angle.
Now, I understand there being concern over sex-based abortions. Technology is advancing at a rate that allows possible potential parents to learn the sex of their fetus earlier and earlier all the time -- often with enough time to legally abort the fetus if they are unhappy with the sex. It is awful that anyone anywhere would value one sex of a fetus over another, and I get why people don't like that idea (I don't like it myself). In fact, we wrote about it a little bit on this very blog a while back.
What I don't understand, though, is how the motivations behind an abortion can be legislated. Isn't that like arresting someone for thoughtcrime? How can the state decide whether or not a pregnant person's motivations are good enough to warrant an abortion? I am seriously confused, so if any of you legal smarties out there have any insight, help a sister out.