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  • What is a Prostitute?

    07/03/2008 3:16:04 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 42 replies · 538+ views
    It was 2000 and I was at a dinner party in Cairo. I was sitting with *Malak, a belly dancer, and we were eyeing up a young woman who had large oval eyes thickly lined with black kohl and a wide mouth painted salmon. It was the first time Malak and I had seen her at Haroun’s house. After she’d been introduced around to the group of friends—dancers, actresses, businessmen, and me, an American anthropologist—that met every Thursday night for drinks and dinner, Malak looked her up and down skeptically, and then she said to me in a low voice,...
  • Virginity Pledges May Help Postpone Intercourse Among Youth (RAND Corp. Study)

    07/01/2008 1:19:42 PM PDT · by Stoat · 49 replies · 285+ views
    News Release OFFICE OF MEDIA RELATIONS 703-413-1100 x5117 and FOR RELEASE Tuesday June 10, 2008 Virginity Pledges May Help Postpone Intercourse Among Youth Making a virginity pledge may help some young people postpone the start of sexual activity, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Researchers found that adolescents who made pledges to remain virgins until they are married were less likely to be sexually active over the three-year study period than other youth who were similar to them, but who did not make a virginity pledge, according to the study published online by the Journal of Adolescent...
  • Lorena Bobbitt: 15 Years Later

    06/25/2008 6:03:30 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 78 replies · 725+ views
    Exactly 15 years ago this week the world first heard the story of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt. John Wayne, an ex-Marine, was accused of coming home drunk and raping his wife. Lorena was accused of retaliating by cutting off her husband's penis while he was asleep. Lorena went from anonymous to notorious - her story the subject of countless newspaper and magazine articles. Now in her first ever network morning show interview she discusses how she's using her notoriety to help others. "All of a sudden, my private life is out in the open and it's an open book...
  • Where will it all end: An open letter to the ELCA Human Sexuality Task Force

    04/18/2008 5:32:28 PM PDT · by lightman · 9 replies · 73+ views
    WordAlone Network ^ | 18 April AD 2008 | Rev. Robert S. Ove
    Dear sexuality task force, First I must compliment you, the Human Sexuality Task Force of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, on a well-documented and thorough study of the sexuality issue. You have put much work into a very difficult subject, and at the present I’m not sure what more you could do given your stated assignment and the lay of the land. I felt that you tried to be open to all views, but I do have some critical comments that I hope will help bring this topic to light from a different perspective. First I have to comment...
  • Anti-Catholic Education

    03/14/2008 8:39:03 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 43 replies · 854+ views
    Campus Report ^ | March 14, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Anti-Catholic Education by: Malcolm A. Kline, March 14, 2008 The faithful are increasingly likely to face hostility to their beliefs in secular educational settings, the Catholic League’s 2007 Report on Anti-Catholicism shows: • On February 21, 2007, “A substitute teacher wiped the Ash Wednesday ashes off the forehead of a student at White County High School,” the League reports. “When the girl and her classmates protested, they were berated by teachers.” • On April 19 in Lake Bluff, Illinois, “A middle school teacher gave an assignment to her students pinpointing who was responsible for the Holocaust and listed Pope Pius...
  • Hooking Up for Credit

    02/22/2008 9:40:30 AM PST · by bs9021 · 7 replies · 139+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 22, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    Hooking Up For Credit by: Deborah Lambert, February 22, 2008 When Family Security Matters released its 2nd annual tally of “America’s Most Dangerous College Courses,” reporter Jason Rantz noted that little has changed on college campuses. He said the fact that professors incorporate rants about George Bush, the war on terrorism and social justice into their class sessions means that students are being seriously short-changed. Among the courses on the 2007-2008 list is “College Sexualities,” offered by Occidental College, which studies the “hook up” culture of college students. “Offering not an iota of academic value,” Rantz says that “the course...
  • College Confidential

    02/19/2008 8:25:07 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 144+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 19, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    College Confidential by: Deborah Lambert, February 19, 2008 Remember the days when movies like “Love Story” recounted the joys of campus courtships? Things have changed, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Sue Shellenbarger, who says that today’s pragmatic students are more focused on grades and careers than on moonlight serenades. One survey found that nearly 20 percent of young marrieds or those in serious committed relationships were more likely to have met at the office than at school. This all makes sense. After all, since today’s competitive work environment requires post-graduate degrees and flexible re-location plans, it could take years...
  • Adult Academic Book Store

    12/07/2007 6:22:25 AM PST · by bs9021 · 15 replies · 452+ views
    Campus Report ^ | December 7, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    Adult Academic Book Store by: Malcolm A. Kline, December 07, 2007 Our academic elites love to point out to the rest of us how unenlightened we are. Perhaps they can explain the scholarly value of some of the books rolling off of their own university presses, such as the trio of tomes reviewed by Camille Paglia in the September 21, 2007 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education: • Images of Bliss: Ejaculation, Masculinity, Meaning, by Murat Aydemir (University of Minnesota Press, 2007). • Impotence: A Cultural History, by Angus McLaren (University of Chicago Press, 2007). • Sperm Counts: Overcome...
  • Conservative groups blast MD county's 'gender identity' proposal (guys in the girls' restroom)

    11/14/2007 7:59:05 AM PST · by xzins · 35 replies · 45+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 7 Nov 07 | Jim Brown and Jody Brown
    A large Maryland county near Washington, DC, will soon decide whether to declare transgender people a "protected class" under law and become the latest in a growing list of jurisdictions nationally to ban discrimination on the basis of "gender identity and expression." The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to vote next Tuesday (November 13) on a bill that would add "gender identity" to the county's existing non-discrimination policy. The measure (Bill 23-07) is being pushed by the homosexual activist group Equality Maryland and by three Council members, including one who has a transgendered male staff member. Two conservatives groups --...
  • New Study Finds Christian Counseling Effectively Assists Leaving Homosexual Life-Style

    09/22/2007 12:25:11 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 30 replies · 511+ views ^ | September 18, 2007 | Meg Jalsevac
    New Study Finds Christian Counseling Effectively Assists Leaving Homosexual Life-Style Study also finds leaving the lifestyle not psychologically harmful By Meg Jalsevac NASHVILLE, September 18, 2007 ( - A new study, entitled the Exodus Project and conducted by two psychologists, has determined that, through "religiously mediated means", it is possible for homosexual individuals to leave their old lifestyle and embrace the heterosexual lifestyle.  The study also determined that, contrary to mainstream scientific thought, the effort to change one's inclinations away from homosexuality does not appear to be psychologically problematic. In the words of the authors themselves, "The study is the...
  • Are We Goin' to San Fransisco?

    08/16/2007 9:01:39 PM PDT · by · 7 replies · 542+ views
    CWIPP (Christian Witness to a Pagan Planet) ^ | Aug 15, 2007 | Dr. Peter Jones
    by Dr. Peter Jones In 1974, when I left the States to teach in "godless" France, the cultural revolution was a Left coast/San Fran' phenom', and America was still "Christian." When I returned in 1991, I was in for culture shock, but still never imagined what lay ahead. One man warned us. In 1978, Pastor Charles Mcllhenny recorded his experiences after his church fired a homosexual organist (When the Wicked Seize a City). Church property was repeatedly vandalized and his family almost killed by a firebomb. "Law enforcement" never found the culprits. Mcllhenny used San Francisco as a striking example...
  •'s Mission India: A Second Trip to India Filled with Blessings and Adventures

    08/02/2007 11:24:05 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 159+ views ^ | July 27, 2007 | John-Henry Westen's Mission India: A Second Trip to India Filled with Blessings and Adventures Editor John-Henry Westen was invited to give several talks this year at the Divine Retreat Centre in Potta, India By John-Henry Westen POTTA, India, July 27, 2007 ( - After the harrowing adventures related to last year's trip to India to speak at the Divine Retreat Centre's Power 2006 Youth Conference, the good Fathers who run the giant retreat centre asked me to once again address the annual Youth Conference and associated Couples Conference. Power 2007, was like its inaugural predecessor a huge success with thousands of...
  • Sexualizing Girls [Mona Charen]

    03/11/2007 2:01:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies · 2,951+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 26, 2007 | Mona Charen
    The American Psychological Association has discovered that too early sexualization of children, particularly girls, is damaging. How about that? Because I have well-developed views on this subject, I almost didn't read the long article about it in the Health section of The Washington Post this week. But I'm glad I did because just when you think you're up to date on cultural decline, you are surprised. Here is reporter Stacy Weiner on the state of preteen fashion: "Ten-year-old girls can slide their low cut jeans over 'eye-candy' panties. French maid costumes, garter belt included, are available in preteen sizes. ....
  • Montgomery Starts Sex-Ed Pilot Program

    03/07/2007 2:34:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies · 495+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2007 | Daniel de Vise
    A health teacher at Argyle Middle School in Silver Spring spoke to eighth-graders yesterday about sexual orientation. And so began a pilot program in Montgomery County schools that delves deeper into issues of sexual and gender identity than most other school systems in the Washington region, if not the nation. The field test, which will start in five other schools by the end of the month and -- barring legal intervention -- the rest of the county in fall, marks the first time Montgomery teachers have broached homosexuality as a part of the official lesson plan in eighth- and 10th-grade...
  • Solution elusive as churches weary of gay clergy debate

    02/05/2007 1:27:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies · 1,396+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 5, 2007 | John Blake
    Yet church members slog on through the gay clergy debate because leaders can't seem to devise a solution that satisfies both sides.Ron Miller is a member of Druid Hills Presbyterian Church in Atlanta who says he would have "no problem at all" accepting a gay pastor. But the genial church elder says he'd rather focus on something else — and so should other churches. "A lot of time and energy is being spent by governing bodies and individual churches over this issue," Miller says. "That time could be devoted to the real mission of the church: helping the poor, the...
  • Obama discusses sexuality, spirituality at AIDS conference

    12/01/2006 3:08:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 110 replies · 1,545+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 12/1/06 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    LAKE FOREST Potential presidential candidate Barack Obama stood before one of the country's largest evangelical churches Friday for a frank discussion of sexuality and spirituality that included the declaration that condoms should be made more widely available to fight AIDS. The Democratic senator's appearance at the Saddleback megachurch was a source of dispute among evangelical leaders, with some of the most conservative saying that a politician who supports abortion rights should not have been allowed to speak at such a prominent church. Obama urged unity despite political differences to fight the disease that has killed 25 million people since the...
  • Feminism vs Femininity-Book Review "The Female Thing:Dirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability" by Laura Kipnis

    10/23/2006 12:34:03 PM PDT · by klossg · 14 replies · 669+ views ^ | Oct. 18, 2006 | Laura Miller
    Feminism has collided with "an unanticipated opponent: the inner woman." The book centers on the most stubborn aspects of the inner woman, the impulses and irrational passions that rise up and swamp us despite our efforts to stick to the designated feminist path. Kipnis wrestles with Dworkin's writings. "Dworkin didn't read the culture wrong: it's true that all the idioms for penetration: 'getting f__ked', 'screwed over' are about humiliation and exploitation. Which does make it hard to see how anyone can avoid a certain duality about it, even when it's pleasurable Kipnis reads a passage from Pearson's "I Don't Know...
  • Film explores spiritual life and sexuality of 'sassy' Saint Teresa

    08/25/2006 6:20:55 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 53 replies · 2,122+ views
    Timos Online (UK) ^ | August 25, 2006 | Dalya Alberge
    THE Church is facing another onslaught from film-makers. After the furore over The Da Vinci Code, it is now contending with an allegedly blasphemous account of the life of St Teresa of Ávila. Geraldine Chaplin heads the cast of Teresa: Death and Life, a feature film about one of the great Christian figures. The writings of the saint — a mystic who said that Christ conversed with her — are revered as spiritual masterpieces four centuries after her death. But film-makers don’t do spirituality as easily as sexuality and, in exploring the saint’s sex life, they find themselves accused of...
  • The Altar of Androgeny

    08/17/2006 5:33:51 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 16 replies · 790+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 17 August 2006 | Carey Roberts
    Fact and feminism keep tripping over each other. For decades, radical feminists have prostrated themselves upon the altar of androgeny, flatly declaring that all differences between the sexes are socially constructed. So when men earn more money than women, they say that’s proof of sex discrimination. But men have the Y chromosome, while women don’t. And it turns out that one chromosome contains 78 very important genes. Those genes contain programming instructions that control a man’s brain structure, sex hormones, and a host of other functions. These critical genetic differences play out in thousands of ways that influence risk-taking, sex...
  • Bay State Gay Rules

    06/22/2006 10:01:45 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 25 replies · 855+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 21, 2006 | Matthew Murphy
    Just over a year ago, David Parker was arrested for trespassing onto school property. Parker, whose son was a kindergartner at the time, was on site to meet with the school’s principal and Lexington’s Director of Education to discuss his objections to the school teaching his child about homosexuality and transgender without his consent. In a statement made after his arrest, Parker explained the situation, “We have officially stated on many occasions—to the Lexington school administration—a request that we be notified when these discussions are planned, and want our 6-year-old opted out of such situations when arising ‘spontaneously.’” “Our parental...