Posts in category "Sex"

Some more campus BS: The phony rape crisis

Just as University of Missouri students were creating a questionable racial crisis on their campus, along comes a reminder of another hoked-up and overblown crisis: Campus rape. In today’s news from the Chicago Tribune: The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape filed a $25 million lawsuit... Read more »

School dress codes are NOT a war on women

Condemnation of dress codes that make middle school girls cover up has become the fashionable junior version of the alleged  ”war on women.” That’s why I truly enjoyed Esther J. Cepeda’s op-ed Sunday in the Chicago Tribune (“Yes, that outfit disrupts class,” Oct. 12.) It was a fitting response to some of the laughable juvenile... Read more »

The penis song


Same-sex marriage is legal in Illinois and Hawaii, but it's still wrong

Every child has a right to a mother and a father That’s based on the fact that men and women are different, and each generally brings to the marriage arrangement different abilities, qualities and characteristics to child-rearing.Each of these benefits children in different ways, and in combination better makes for a complete person. This has got... Read more »

Would you date someone who is proud to be a virgin? Take the poll

If not, then you wouldn’t be dating New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara. He recently made some (small) waves by telling ”Muscle and Fitness” magazine that he’s a virgin, and he doesn’t drink. He’s waiting until marriage to have sex, or at least sexual intercourse. Here’s the excerpt: You said one of your nicknames is “the black Tim... Read more »

Poll: Is Chelsea (nee Bradley) Manning entitled to a sex change while in prison?

Now that Bradley Manning has been  sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified government documents to the website WikiLeaks, she*  proclaimed in a statement read on Today.  ”I am Chelsea Manning. I am female.” She announced that while in prison she will  ”begin hormone therapy as soon as possible.” And, she added,... Read more »

How to green your sex life

The Sierra Club, whose enthusiasm for eco protection knows no bounds, has come up with recommendations, called the “Eco-Sex Guide,” for how to “green your sex life.” Saith the club: Going green should be something you and your partner can do together. For the truly dedicated eco-couple, there’s now a way to ward off global... Read more »

Next: A little boy in your daughter's kindergarten bathroom

It’s an accommodation for transgendered kids that’s permitted in a few, but increasing numbers of schools. It could end up as the latest civil rights issue: Children who are born with a boy’s or girl’s plumbing but who believe they are respectively a girl or a boy should be allowed to use the bathroom of... Read more »

'The end of [meaningless] sex:' A criticism of the hook-up culture

In her book, The End of Sex, Donna Freitas, a Boston University religion professor, takes on the popular notion that casual sex–hookups– is no big deal. As the subtitle to the book puts it: “How Hookup Culture Is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled and Confused About Intimacy.” Powerful stuff when concepts like virginity and “waiting... Read more »

Illinois Gay Titans of Industry - Fewer than the Manteno Chamber of Commerce

No let-up in the same sex marriage PR campaign. This post takes a closer look at the “business leaders” that support same-sex marriage.
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