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  • Georgia judge voids 10 year sentence in conseunsual teen sex case.

    06/11/2007 11:05:28 AM PDT · by John Cena · 368 replies · 7,477+ views
    ATLANTA — A Georgia judge on Monday voided a 10-year sentence given to a man who was convicted while a teenager of having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl. Monroe County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wilson voided Genarlow Wilson's sentence and dropped it to misdemeanor aggravated child molestation with a 12-month sentence, plus credit for time served. Under the new ruling, he will not be required to register as a sex offender
  • Drop age of consent to 14, says academic (UK)

    02/16/2007 8:57:35 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 760+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Sarah Womack
    The legal age of consent should be lowered from 16 to 14 for young people who are less than two years apart in age, according to an academic. Dr Matthew Waites, a lecturer in sociology at Glasgow University, said criminalising all consensual sexual activity up to 16 was not appropriate. His comments will be controversial given Britain's high levels of under-age pregnancy and because they follow a damning UN study which showed Britain was the worst place in the developed world to be a child, partly because of early sexual intercourse rates and high teenage pregnancies. The Unicef report said...
  • Top 10 Democrat Sex Scandals in Congress

    10/04/2006 9:09:02 AM PDT · by GoBucks2002 · 92 replies · 10,432+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/04/2006 | staff
    Information compiled from the Washington Post, “Congressional Sex Scandals in History,” and other sources. 10. Sen. Daniel Inouye. The 82-year-old Hawaii Democrat was accused in the 1990s by numerous women of sexual harassment. Democrats cast doubt on the allegations and the Senate Ethics Committee dropped its investigation. 9. Former Rep. Gus Savage. The Illinois Democrat was accused of fondling a Peace Corps volunteer in 1989 while on a trip to Africa. The House Ethics Committee decided against disciplinary action in 1990. 8. Rep. Barney Frank. The outspoken Massachusetts Democrat hired a male prostitute who ran a prostitution service from Frank’s...
  • 'Sex offender' label makes no distinction

    10/02/2006 1:28:40 AM PDT · by Qwertrew · 25 replies · 1,279+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/02/06 | Emily Ramshaw
    Mr. Hernandez is the first to tell you he's no saint. He's got a hefty juvenile record. He cursed and spit at police when they forced him – wearing nothing but boxer shorts – from his girlfriend's bed. < snip > Mr. Hernandez and hundreds of young men like him are casualties of Texas' zero-tolerance sex offender registration laws. Despite low-level sex offenses, they're cataloged as perverts, as monsters, by a system that paints most sex criminals with the same broad brush. An 11-year-old who fondles a 10-year-old classmate could be forced to register as a sex offender for a...
  • Girl 'raped after drinking with boy at nudist colony'

    08/05/2006 12:41:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 143 replies · 13,255+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 8/5/06 | Colin Randall
    An English schoolgirl has been raped while on holiday with her family at a nudist colony in the south of France. The girl, believed to be from London, is alleged to have been attacked by a 19-year-old man in a caravan at the Bélézy camp, one of Europe's biggest for naturists, at Bédoin in the Vaucluse. She is said to be under 15 and regularly attends the colony with her family, who are of Swedish origin. The suspect is described as a ''brilliant" science student who lives locally. He denied the charge when questioned by an investigating magistrate. Michel Roubard,...
  • Herpes infections frequent in adolescent girls

    08/01/2006 8:00:18 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 16 replies · 2,087+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 31, 2006 | Anne Harding
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infections with the virus that causes genital herpes are common among teen girls, a new study shows. While none of the young women in the study had oral or genital herpes symptoms, some of those who tested positive for the virus were shedding it in their vaginal area, meaning it would be possible for them to transmit the infection to others, Dr. Kenneth H. Fife of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and colleagues report. "It was something that we sort of expected to find based on the incidence of other sexually transmitted...
  • Ex-teacher given jail time (Robin Winkis teacher sex scandal)

    07/18/2006 8:32:32 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 17 replies · 5,123+ views
    York Daily Record ^ | 7/17/06 | Mike Hoover
    A former high school English teacher who "betrayed a position of trust" was sentenced to 2 to 23 months in York County Prison for having sexual relations with two male students. Robin Lynn Winkis, who taught and coached at Central York High School for five years, was immediately taken into custody Monday. York County Judge Stephen Linebaugh rejected Winkis' request for probation, saying she betrayed the school, parents, her students, the community and "every person who entered the teaching profession." "You crossed the border that one may not cross. There may be no excuse or rationale," Linebaugh said. "When you...
  • Activist: Clubs Promoting Risky Behavior Should Be Booted from Campus (MI)

    07/03/2006 12:11:52 PM PDT · by DBeers · 16 replies · 809+ views
    Agape Press ^ | July 3, 2006 | Jim Brown
    Activist: Clubs Promoting Risky Behavior Should Be Booted from Campus (AgapePress) - A Michigan school board is defying the requests of parents who want Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs banned in the district. Despite the objections of concerned parents, the Forest Hills School Board has vowed it will not shut down three GSA clubs in the district. The board claims the federal Equal Access Act requires schools to allow sex-based clubs. But Gary Glenn, director of the American Family Association of Michigan, says schools can ban student groups that promote risky behavior -- and it has already been done, he...
  • Campus paper hot topic (principal faces lawsuit for censoring newspaper with graphic sexual content)

    06/29/2006 7:38:36 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 12 replies · 826+ views
    whittier daily news ^ | 6/29/2006 | Pam Wight
    Student journalists on La Serna High School's newspaper The Freelancer have a track record of tackling serious subjects. Previous issues of the monthly campus paper have looked at such topics as the differences in religions and teen drug use and drug abuse. But the May issue of The Freelancer, in which the staff put a spotlight on teenage sexuality - including a column on homosexuality, a campus sex quiz and a glossary of sexually oriented medical terms - pushed the edgy publication to the extreme in the eyes of some school administrators and parents. In the fallout, the newspaper's advisor...
  • State Board of Education defends law against student-teacher sex

    06/28/2006 10:41:35 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 9 replies · 468+ views
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- The state Board of Education stepped in Wednesday to defend a law that prohibits teachers from having sex with students. The board voted unanimously to ask state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal to file a legal brief on its behalf opposing a court challenge by a New Haven teacher convicted of having sex with two students, ages 16 and 17. The case, which is before the state Supreme Court, questions the constitutionality of a state law that bans teachers from sexual contact with students even if they are older than the age of consent, which is 16. The...
  • Show and tell (MA) (Mega Barf ALert!)

    06/23/2006 1:35:12 PM PDT · by DBeers · 32 replies · 908+ views
    Bay Windows ^ | June 22, 2006 | Ethan Jacobs
    Show and tell Educators say the pre-school set needs straight talk on gay issues Despite the controversy that can arise when gay issues are talked about in elementary school classrooms, a group of educators are trying to give schools the tools they need to do just that. This year Wheelock College offered a new course for early childhood education workers on making schools and daycare settings welcoming for same-sex couples and their children. The course prompted the formation of the Massachusetts LGBT Early Childhood Education Initiative, a consortium of people in the field working to make classrooms around the state...
  • Many gay teens are coming out at earlier ages (Barf Alert!)

    06/23/2006 10:38:12 AM PDT · by DBeers · 62 replies · 1,433+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | June 23, 2006 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Chris Krug had thought she was a lesbian from the time she was 8, but she felt certain after developing a serious crush on her best friend. She was in the fifth grade at the time. Krug formally came out a year later, as she started Ritenour Middle School. She casually mentioned it to a classmate on a Sunday. By Monday, students were shouting "Christina's a lesbian," down the hallways at school. "It was probably not the best way to go about it, but it happened," said Krug, now 16. "It was tough for a few months and then people...
  • Teacher Accused Of Trying To Meet Minor For Sex

    06/19/2006 10:16:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies · 988+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 19 JUNE 2006 | CBS2CHICAGO
    (CBS) CHICAGO A Mt. Prospect teacher accused of attempting to meet up with a 13-year-old boy for sex has been arrested for Internet solicitation of a minor. Carmel, Ind. police caught the man, Chad Roby, in a sting operation. Roby has worked at River Trail Middle School for six years, according to Dr. Terry Barker of Mt. Prospect School District. He taught sixth grade English and Drama. Roby has been suspended with pay and the school district is waiting on the outcome of the investigation, Barker said. Roby was also a coach with the Glenview Youth Baseball Organization. He has...
  • Teacher Fights Sex Statute Says Relationships With Students Over 16 A Privacy Right

    05/30/2006 10:40:08 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 221 replies · 4,006+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 5-27-06 | MATT BURGARD
    A former high school teacher facing sexual assault charges says his arrest on suspicion of having sexual relations with a student violates a fundamental right guaranteed by both the state and federal constitutions. Matthew Glasser, a former music teacher at Northwest Catholic High School, was arrested last year under a provision of the state's criminal code that makes having sex with students a crime, even if the student has reached 16 - the age of consent. But in a motion filed in Superior Court in Hartford, Glasser claims the statute infringes on his constitutional right to privacy, which, he argues,...
  • Be open to talking about sex

    04/26/2006 12:32:31 PM PDT · by Sopater · 37 replies · 688+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Wednesday, April 26, 2006 | Nicole Brodeur
    It's 10 a.m. on a Saturday, and I am at the front of a room at the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Center, explaining oral sex to a woman pretending to be my son. I stammer and pause, go back over my words and Hate This, while the woman smiles. Your turn next, sister. Talking to our kids about sex is something we over-prepared parents just aren't prepared for. I changed the diapers, packed Gatorade and soothed all sorts of hurts, emotional and physical. But preparing my 13-year-old son to be a sexual being? Explaining when and why, how and where? Sure,...
  • 'Cool mom' pleads guilty ( Again...Updates )

    04/03/2006 1:35:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 1,824+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | April 3, 2006 | Sue Lindsay
    Silvia Johnson, who became known as the "Cool mom" for partying with her children and their teenage friends, pleaded guilty this morning to a charge of violating bond conditions. Johnson, 41, is serving a 30-year sentence for plying high school boys with liquor, drugs and sex. She was charged with violating bond conditions and a protective order that barred her from contact with some of her children, while she was free awaiting sentencing. Johnson was arrested on the new charges after a Sept. 25 car crash in which a 14-year-old girl was driving. Johnson and a carload of teens, including...
  • When there's no such thing as consent (statutory rape)

    03/08/2006 10:31:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 31 replies · 4,927+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 03.05.06 | KIBRET MARKOS
    Jennifer Santangelo of Lyndhurst was walking home from school one day, wearing her blue and white uniform, when a 31-year-old man said hello and began chatting with her.  He was nice, she said. He gave her a box of pens and offered to let her into his nightclub for free, she said, if she handed out fliers for him.  Santangelo, then an eighth-grader at Sacred Heart School, had never been in a nightclub before. So she gave out some fliers in the coming days, threw out the rest and showed up at the club. The man let her in, she...
  • Naked, cartwheeling teacher gets nine months

    02/08/2006 10:42:29 PM PST · by Fair Go · 52 replies · 2,404+ views
    A male teacher who performed naked cartwheels in front of young female students during a school camp has been jailed for five months. Warren David Schneider, 37 of Brisbane, pleaded guilty in the Queensland District Court to seven counts of indecent treatment of a child under 16 years under care. He was today sentenced to 15 months' jail suspended after five months. The court was told Schneider was an art teacher at a private school in Brisbane's south when he committed a series of sexual offences during 2002 against three girls, all of whom were then in Year 7 and...
  • Canada Public Broadcaster Caught Airing Perverse Teen Sex Episodes

    02/06/2006 4:38:46 PM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 1,019+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 2/6/06 | erry Vanderheyden and John-Henry Westen
    OTTAWA, February 6, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Naked Guy,” “Dog Balls,” and “Ball Waxing,” are archived sample clips of sexual programming available from Canada’s publicly-funded broadcaster, the CBC.  A CBC television program called Nerve, which formerly aired after school at 5:30pm Mondays, is described by blogger Joel Johannesen as a means to promote as normal such things as transsexualism, homosexual lifestyles, sado-masochism, same-sex “marriage” and a pre-occupation with anything sexual.On line archives of the show highlight some of the bizarre examples of the former program.  Two shows in particular are sexual kinkiness involving what Johannesen estimates are teen males.  One is a...
  • Sex For Sale: Teens Have No Qualms (Singapore)

    10/25/2005 12:08:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 31,458+ views
    ANN/The Straits Times ^ | 2005-10-25 | Sarah Ng
    After finding out that her boyfriend was in debt, Jenny, 15, used the Internet to settle it. She had sex for money with three men she met in chatrooms. She suffered no guilt, no remorse; shrugging it off as a simple transaction: She needs money, she has a body to offer and someone is willing to pay. Her biggest fear was not AIDS. It was her boyfriend finding out about her sex-for-money exploit, her counsellor said. Celine Koh, a senior social worker at Fei Yue Family Service Centre in Bukit Batok, found out about her wayward view of sex while...
  • Tug of war over sex education in schools

    05/16/2005 12:39:57 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 643+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 16, 2005 | By Jon Ward
    The Montgomery County public school system plans to revise its sex-education course, but it first must face the daunting task of reconciling the groups that support and oppose it. Supporters say they are trying to offer a factual and scientific presentation of human sexuality, including homosexuality, while fending off the repressive impulses of conservative Christians. Opponents say they are trying to separate fact from opinion in the course and provide the traditional moral views about sexuality that the curriculum ignores or dismisses as being wrong. Negotiations on the curriculum over the next seven months will determine how children in one...
  • Baptists: Probe homosexuality in schools

    05/13/2005 9:34:29 AM PDT · by achilles2000 · 22 replies · 836+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Ron Strom
    The link (http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=44185) is to an article about interesting resolution that has been submitted for consideration at the next the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. The resolution encourages every SBC church to investigate whether the school district in which it is located has either a homosexual club or any curriculum or program that attempts to influence children to accept homosexual behavior as a legitimate lifestyle. If the school district has any of these, the resolution urges churches to inform parents of this fact and encourage them to remove their children from the district’s schools immediately.
  • Committee Reassesses Sex-Ed Decisions (Montgomery County, MD)

    05/15/2005 8:54:44 AM PDT · by ricks_place · 14 replies · 800+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2005 | Lori Aratani
    Teacher Resource Materials for Montgomery Curriculum Called Too Judgmental As chairman of the 27-member committee overseeing the rewrite of Montgomery County Public Schools' sex education curriculum, David Fishback, the father of two, knew he was venturing into sensitive territory....snipBut when a federal judge this month issued a 10-day order blocking the school system from teaching the curriculum that for the first time would have allowed teachers to initiate discussions about homosexuality in eighth grade and would have offered a seven-minute video on how to put on a condom to 10th-graders, Fishback was shocked at the reasoning.It wasn't the carefully worded...
  • State probe details allegations of inappropriate student-coach relations over several years

    05/15/2005 9:12:38 AM PDT · by TejasRose · 8 replies · 1,512+ views
    Abilene Reporter-News ^ | May 15, 2005 | Jason Sheehan and Sidney Levesque
    Grand jury to review Merkel abuse charges MERKEL - A state probe of relationships between Merkel students and teachers paints a picture that suggests boundaries between coaches and students vanished years ago. The six-month investigation by the state department of Child Protective Services, which investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect, is believed to be a first for the school district. The Taylor County Sheriff's Office assisted CPS with the investigation, which was prompted by a teacher's complaint in August. No arrests have been made in the investigation, although District Attorney James Eidson is expected to present the findings of...
  • Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Having Sex with Female Student

    05/15/2005 7:59:13 AM PDT · by zaxxon · 85 replies · 2,801+ views
    ABC-7 Los Angeles ^ | 5/15/2005 | CNS
    Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Having Sex with Female Student ANAHEIM (CNS) — A Ball Junior High School teacher was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 14 year-old girl student, it was reported today. Carlos Jose Melendez, 32, was arrested yesterday after the girl's parents called police, Anaheim Sgt. Rick Martinez told the Los Angeles Times. "We immediately launched an investigation which resulted in our asking him to come to the police station today," Martinez told the newspaper yesterday. "We believe that he had inappropriate sexual contact with this minor for a period of time — there was more...
  • Pedophiles on the prowl

    01/04/2005 4:30:26 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 53 replies · 2,088+ views
    Herald-Sun ^ | 5 January 2005 | Aussie Dasher
    A BOY whose mother died in the tsunami is feared to have been kidnapped from a Thai hospital by a pedophile. Kristian Walker, 12, from Stockholm, was said to have been led away by a dark-haired stranger. Swedish police sent seven officers to Thailand to investigate. The boy's father, Dan Walker said he was gravely concerned for his son. He said that Kristian and two of his other children went on holiday to the Thai resort of Khao Lak with his mother -- Mr Walker's ex-wife -- and her boyfriend. When the tsunami struck their hotel, Mr Walker's ex-wife was...
  • 'Enriching Our Literary Heritage': Judy Blume or Madeleine L'Engle?

    12/29/2004 12:36:31 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 62 replies · 2,874+ views
    BreakPoint with Chuck Colson ^ | December 29, 2004 | Chuck Colson
    This November, Judy Blume was presented with a medal from the National Book Award Foundation. The same day, Madeleine L’Engle received a medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Though both authors are best known for their books for teenagers, they couldn’t be more different. Blume made her name as the writer of Deenie, Forever, and other young adult novels known for their sexual themes and explicit descriptions. Typically, many of the articles written to celebrate her medal pictured Blume as a sort of big sister who provided guidance and reassurance about premarital sex, masturbation, and similar topics. Washington...
  • Selling a dangerous lie (Sex Ed)

    12/16/2004 11:50:45 PM PST · by kattracks · 12 replies · 1,222+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 12/17/05 | Rebecca Hagelin
    What is it about sex education that causes some otherwise rational adults to behave irrationally?  When it comes to other topics -- smoking, drinking, drug abuse -- we don’t hesitate to give our children the benefit of an unambiguous “no.” We tell them flat out that they shouldn’t do it. If anyone said, “But kids are going to drink any way, so let’s show them how they can minimize the effects of a hangover,” most parents would suggest that that person have his head examined.  Yet who can deny that the same logic (or lack thereof) lies behind the push...
  • Planned Parenthood's Child Sex Abuse Cover-up

    12/03/2004 8:33:06 AM PST · by jbamb · 5 replies · 1,602+ views
    Ravings of John C. A. Bambenek ^ | 12-3-04 | John Bambenek
    Planned Parenthood's Child Sex Abuse Cover-up A truth the bears telling is that the dirty little secret in town is that it looks like Planned Parenthood covers up for child rape. Yes, you read that right. Here's the scoop. Most of this you can read on the people who did the investigation at Child Predator, where you can read the report here. Here is what they did. They called up pretending to be a 13 year old. Said they were pregnant by an older man and wanted an abortion. For those of you that are slow, there is this thing...
  • The Waxman Report on Sex Ed

    12/02/2004 1:10:26 PM PST · by jbamb · 3 replies · 944+ views
    Ravings of John C. A. Bambenek ^ | 12-2-04 | John Bambenek
    The Waxman Report on Sex Ed You can read the report here: http://www.democrats.reform.house.gov/Documents/20041201102153-50247.pdf Or the news article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26623-2004Dec1.html (FYI, linked be Drudge in Red despite the fact he supposedly only writes conservative things) I can't quite evaluate many of the claims because the course material is not available, but let's deal with a few things that I can. First, I'm sure the liberal pundits are going crazy saying "A Ha! This is why abstinence education won't work!". The study points out 2 of the 13 tentative courses are accurate. That's right, tentative. The report itself says these are the...
  • Abstinence Education Under Attack (Another Waxman Debacle)

    12/10/2004 11:14:41 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 968+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | December 10, 2004 | Craig Richardson
    Today, forty years after the dawn of the sexual revolution, most realize that the notion of “free love” is false. AIDS is wiping out half a continent; abortions take more than a million lives a year, and countless STDs negatively impact the health our sex-crazed culture. Out-of-wedlock pregnancies make it much more likely teenage mothers will spend their lives in poverty. Given these social ills, promoting abstinence as an alternative for our young adults seems logical to most people. Inexplicably, the minority staff of the US House Committee on Government Reform released an inaccurate and biased study last week attacking...
  • Paedophilia thesis comes under fire Doctorate could justify child sex, say experts

    12/05/2004 8:29:34 AM PST · by aculeus · 24 replies · 1,212+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | December 2, 2004 | by Matthew Taylor, education correspondent
    An academic awarded a doctorate by Glasgow University for his thesis which described sex between adults and children as sometimes positive was criticised last night by child abuse experts. Richard Yuill said his research, based on interviews with paedophiles and their victims, "challenged the assumption" that sexual relations between adults and under-16s were inherently abusive. "The conclusions are that in such relationships I think you've got the good, the bad and the ugly, and that's where I stand on that," he said in the Times Higher Education Supplement. But child abuse experts said his thesis would play into the hands...
  • Taking Sides: Kinsey (Warning, graphic content)

    12/02/2004 11:39:14 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 94 replies · 6,263+ views
    BreakPoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 2 Dec 04 | Chuck Colson
    “Never make judgments.” That’s what scientist Alfred Kinsey tells his research assistant very early in the new film about his life. Kinsey, as you know, was all about nonjudgmentalism. Throughout his career researching the sexual habits of Americans, his goal was to free society from the constraints of what the movie calls “morality disguised as fact.” And like its subject, the film attempts to be nonjudgmental—or, at least, that’s the ploy. Three scenes exemplify the supposed nonjudgmentalism. In the first, Kinsey tells his wife, nicknamed “Mac,” that he’s had sex with one of his male researchers. Though she’s devastated, he...
  • The Reynolds story (Mel Reynolds reportedly a personal guest of Bill Clinton at library)

    11/29/2004 5:52:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 2,085+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/24/04 | MICHAEL SNEED
    The Reynolds story... November 24, 2004 BY MICHAEL SNEED SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds was reportedly a personal guest of former President Bill Clinton at the dedication of his library in Little Rock, Ark., last week. *Background: During his final hours in office, Clinton commuted the jail sentence of Reynolds, who served 2-1/2 years in federal prison on charges of corruption and having sex with an underage girl. Reynolds petitioned for clemency so he could be reunited with his children, who he felt needed him desperately. Clinton concurred. *Foreground: Reynolds was accompanied by his son and namesake, 11-year...
  • Kinsey & Ebert, At the Movies

    11/26/2004 12:26:19 PM PST · by McCormick Reaper · 36 replies · 4,002+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | 11/19/2004 | Arlen Williams
    http://www.illinoisleader.com IL MEDIA UNSPUN: Kinsey & Ebert, At the Movies Friday, November 19, 2004 By Arlen Williams, media critic (arlen.williams@unspun.info) Alfred Kinsey's life is featured in a new film, "Kinsey," released this weekend.   The Chicago Sun Times' film critic Roger Ebert is a native of Downstate Urbana. Warning: This column is not suitable for children, nor some adults. OPINION -- A movie is now being shown that promotes one of the most evil and destructive figures in the 20th Century. The setting: not Berlin, nor Moscow, nor Peking . . . but Bloomington, Indiana. People of informed conscience...
  • Virginity Lost

    11/23/2004 11:59:12 AM PST · by DTaggart · 8 replies · 5,225+ views
    Slate
    Let's talk about sex On Everwood, the WB's family drama about life in a small Colorado town, Ephram (played by Gregory Smith) has been in love with Amy (Emily VanCamp) since the show's first episode in the fall of 2002. Their tumultuous journey to coupledom spanned the show's first two seasons, which corresponded with their sophomore and junior years in high school. The pair faced many obstacles, most of them resulting from the fact that Amy's boyfriend, Colin, was in a coma. Finally, at the end of last season, Amy and Ephram made it through the wilderness and began dating....
  • What Kinsey wrought

    11/15/2004 8:25:07 AM PST · by RepCath · 13 replies · 1,229+ views
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | 11/15/2004 | John Leo
    The unending 50-year war over Alfred Kinsey and his sex research is about to flare up once again, thanks to the new movie Kinsey. The film manages to be fairly faithful to the biographies of Kinsey while sliding by or simply omitting a lot of negative material that might interfere with a heroic view of the man.
  • Rage Against The Keyboard! (Rex Reed on Kinsey/Polar Express)

    11/17/2004 12:22:52 AM PST · by weegee · 9 replies · 1,023+ views
    New York Observer ^ | 11/1/2004 | by Rex Reed
    In a bizarre week as polarized as the national elections, Kinsey, a movie about sex, is a masterpiece, while The Polar Express and Finding Neverland, a couple of Christmas trifles for children, are so full of sugar they could rot your teeth. If this is what they mean by "moral values," drop me off in Sodom and Gomorrah. More about Kinsey, the stunning, exhilarating and phenomenal biography of legendary, earth-shattering, scientific sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, down below. First, the G-rated family fluff: With all the talk about the revolutionary cinematic technology with which director Robert Zemeckis "created" The Polar Express,"manufactured"...
  • ZOT II: A Question of Morality?

    11/15/2004 8:57:16 PM PST · by NeantHumain · 60 replies · 1,104+ views
    November 15, 2004 | Néant Humain
    I ask this question without a flinch: Why are such issues as pornography, gay marriage, and other moral issues something government should regulate? One of my beliefs is that a person should be free to do want they want so long as they do not inhibit another person's freedom. This is a good rule of thumb, but it does mean some people are going to say or do things I would not personally do or do not personally agree with. A popular issue today is gay marriage. Although I would not personally engage in homosexual practices, I am obligated to...
  • A look at Kinsey

    11/14/2004 11:16:15 PM PST · by kattracks · 60 replies · 1,759+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 11/15/04 | John Leo
    The unending 50-year war over Alfred Kinsey and his sex research is about to flare up once again, thanks to the new movie Kinsey. The film manages to be fairly faithful to the biographies of Kinsey while sliding by or simply omitting a lot of negative material that might interfere with a heroic view of the man. Kinsey was a highly intelligent, fearless man and an unusually skilled interviewer whose question-and-answer techniques heavily influenced the way polls and surveys are done today. Conservatives seem quaint when they argue that Kinsey’s two reports, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and...
  • Sex and the scientist (Roger Ebert discusses Kinsey and attacks social conservatives)

    11/14/2004 8:12:12 PM PST · by weegee · 14 replies · 1,111+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Nov 14, 2004 | Roger Ebert
    Alfred Kinsey has been dead for 48 years, and he still makes people mad. "Kinsey," a movie inspired by the life of the sex researcher, hasn't even opened, and here is an AP story about "indignant conservative groups" who think it is propaganda for the sexual revolution. ----------------------------------------------------- BY ROGER EBERT Sun-Times Film Critic / Nov 14, 2004 Alfred Kinsey has been dead for 48 years, and he still makes people mad. "Kinsey," a movie inspired by the life of the sex researcher, hasn't even opened, and here is an AP story about "indignant conservative groups" who think it is...
  • 'Kinsey' film opens to protest (in blue states); Neeson: character released 'genie from the bottle'

    11/12/2004 2:28:30 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 44 replies · 2,199+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, November 12, 2004
    Fox Searchlight's first-run feature film on the controversial "father of the sexual revolution" opens in select "blue state" theaters today to the protests of traditional-family defenders who regard the late Indiana University professor Alfred Kinsey as a fradulent scientist who, more than anyone else, bears responsibility for bringing acceptance of promiscuity into the mainstream. Liam Neeson in "Kinsey" (Courtesy Fox Searchlight) On the latter point, the star of "Kinsey: Let's Talk about Sex" agrees. "Kinsey did release the genie from the bottle -- and you can't put the genie back in the bottle," Liam Neeson told Variety magazine. The film...
  • Chicago Teacher In Teen Sex Bust (Woman paid for services and provided booze, pot)

    11/11/2004 5:21:17 PM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 2,058+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 11/11/04 | The Smoking Gun
    NOVEMBER 10--Meet Senorita Walker. The 33-year-old Chicago high school teacher is facing felony charges for allegedly paying three teenage boys for sex and plying them with pot and booze. According to cops, Walker initially met one of the boys, aged 15, at the school where she worked, and met the two other victims, both 16, through the student. Walker, who allegedly paid the trio about $5000 for their services, was charged with three counts of criminal sexual abuse and jailed in lieu of $300,000 bail. Walker's encounters with the teenagers occurred earlier this year in her South Side home and...
  • Kid-Sex Shocker

    11/08/2004 7:58:46 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies · 11,405+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 8, 2004 | LEONARD GREENE and DAN MANGAN
    November 8, 2004 -- A 29-year-old Connecticut woman — accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy for months — says she considers the little neighbor her "boyfriend" and hopes to marry him someday, authorities said yesterday. "I don't want anyone but you!" Tammy Imre allegedly wrote in a letter to the boy, who was a playmate of Imre's 7-year-old daughter.
  • Former (NY) Dem Leader Sentenced for Sodomy

    09/22/2004 7:57:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 1,721+ views
    Brooklyn Eagle ^ | September 22, 2004 | Jonah Bruno
    ADAMS STREET — A former Democratic district leader Anabil Ortiz was sentenced yesterday to two-and-a-half to six years in prison for sexually assaulting his fiancé’s 13-year-old sister. Anabil Ortiz, 41, was convicted in June of second-degree sodomy, a class-D felony, which carries a maximum sentence of three to seven years.Ortiz’s victim testified that he showed her a porno movie and then performed oral sex acts similar to those depicted in the movie, until she told him to stop. Later Ortiz told her he loved her and that she should call him if she ever wanted to do it again, the...
  • "Sex Manual" for 12 Year Old School Children has Nova Scotia Parents Riled

    09/20/2004 5:49:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 64 replies · 5,938+ views
    Lifesite ^ | September 17, 2004
    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, September 17, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A sex manual, aimed at Nova Scotia school children from grade seven and older, has many parents fuming. The manual -- Sex? A Healthy Sexuality Resource -- contains subject materials totally inappropriate for children, according to a parents group, Parent Advocates for Accountability Group (PAAG). As a result of parental concern, the proposed deadline for the release of the booklet has been extended from September 9 to the end of the month, giving parents time to review the 124 page document which tells children (among other things) that being 12 years old...
  • Sex crimes may be starting younger [Schools report 'fairly graphic' acts in kindergarten]

    09/05/2004 4:31:47 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 47 replies · 1,951+ views
    Houston Chroncile ^ | 9/5/04 | LIZ AUSTIN
    DALLAS - The arrest of a 12-year-old boy on charges that he molested a 4-year-old girl at a fast-food restaurant playground may point to a growing problem of sexually aggressive children, child-abuse experts say. The boy was arrested Wednesday in suburban Houston on charges of indecency with a child and aggravated sexual assault. Police would not discuss in detail what happened to the girl, other than to say her mother said she'd been touched inappropriately. The arrest came a week after the Dallas Independent School District expelled two first-grade boys after one performed a sex act on another during class....
  • Nicole Kidman Booed at 'Child Love' Film

    09/08/2004 2:50:28 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 47 replies · 1,899+ views
    Fox 23 ^ | 9/08/04 | Various
    Actress Nicole Kidman was met by a chorus of boos at the premiere of her shocking new movie Birth - which sees her fall in love with a ten-year-old boy. The redhead, 37, stars as Anna, who believes a young boy, played by Cameron Bright, is her reincarnated dead husband. Many disgusted viewers walked out of the theater at the Venice Film Festival Tuesday night after a shocking nude scene featuring Kidman and the boy sharing an erotic bath. The movie's director, Jonathan Glazer, was disappointed by the reaction but is thrilled it is the front-runner for this year's prestigious...
  • Boy Scouts: Legal bigots?

    08/09/2004 3:42:06 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 30 replies · 2,026+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Monday, August 9, 2004 | Hans Zeiger
    Boy Scouts: Legal bigots? Posted: August 9, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: This is your last chance to help choose a speaker for the Republican National Convention! Hans Zeiger has been selected as one of 10 youth finalists for a primetime speaking position at the RNC, scheduled for Aug. 30 – Sept. 2 in New York City. To determine who the speaker will be, both MTV and the RNC are holding an online contest where you can vote for one of the 10 finalists. Voting is open through then end of today. By Hans Zeiger © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com One must truly be...
  • Kansas Loses Ruling on Reporting of Underage Sex

    07/26/2004 5:40:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 851+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/26/04 | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. – A federal judge ruled Monday that doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in Kansas cannot be forced to report instances of underage sex to authorities. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten issued a preliminary injunction blocking Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline's interpretation of a state law. Sex involving someone under 16 is illegal in Kansas, even if it involves willing same-age partners. Last July, Kline said the 1982 law requires doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, social workers and others to report such illegal underage sex to law enforcement officials or the state. Kline said such reporting is required...