Greta Christina talks about why she probably won’t do porn again. It’s not what you think. And it’s pretty depressing.
I (Deb) love Isis, the domestic and laboratory goddess. She’s a scientist, and a feminist, and she loves shoes. And she has written an excellent take-down of the nonsense published by Nature about “womenspace”: What Womanspace Really Looks Like (And Why Nature Can Suck It).
Robyn Gallagher has a lovely analysis of who reads Playboy: What kind of man reads Playboy?
Does the NY Times have a problem with women?
Kayt Sukel talks about having an orgasm in an MRI machine. I (Emma) have been through too many MRIs to count, and I’m absolutely sure I could not do this. I’m hugely grateful to the people who can, because they help get us data like this, showing how we perceive people when they’re undressed. The short answer, vulnerable and stupid. And that goes for both men and women.
Ms Naughty also has a round-up from the Berlin Porn Film Festival. I (Emma) found the third one down quite delightful, though public transport operators may differ. Those of you who’ve met the odd hipster may enjoy “Man with a Bolex Movie Camera”.
How rape culture flourishes: Rape culture datapoint, by tigtog.
Despite what many people like to think about themselves and their communities, the truth is that the normative human response to bad things happening to people whose social spheres hardly intersect with their own is not usually compassionate generosity and support, the normative response tends to be indifference.
TRIGGERING: This is deeply disturbing – The Face of Modern Slavery. It’s about the trafficking of little girls into brothels, and what happens to them there.
A response to Eve Ensler’s recent Over It piece.
And this week’s pretty, via Vicki Hyde at SciTechDaily: an amazing time-lapse sequence of the Earth, taken from the International Space Station.
If you are at all interested in science, then SciTechDaily is a great site. I (Deb) recommend it, highly.
Sorry for the late appearance of this post. I’ve (Deb) run away to the Chateau for the weekend, with partner but sans children, and I’ve been otherwise occupied until now…