* Alyssa Rosenberg articulates my annoyance with the glamorization of "housewife":
Posts Tagged ‘obscenity’
Buttman v. The Man: D.C.’s First Big Obscenity Trial in Decades Fails to Determine the Obscenity of Milk Enemas
The courtroom was silent, save for the faint sound of screaming emanating from the jury box. Fourteen District jurors, outfitted with court-mandated headsets, watched excerpts from gonzo porn titles Milk Nymphos and Storm Squirters 2: Target Practice in the course of the federal obscenity trial against pornographer John “Buttman” Stagliano last [...]
Last month, Wheelock College University of Pennsylvania professor Mary Anne Layden hit Capitol Hill to explain how pornography "robs men of their masculinity, of their psychological health, of their self-respect, of their greatness . . . of themselves." Now, Layden is back to explain the effects of pornography use among women: It gets them raped.
* Thomas MacAulay Millar on the problem with seeing sexual assailants and domestic abusers as "monsters":
Last week, pornographer John "Buttman" Stagliano was tried on obscenity charges in D.C.—but the government fucked up its case so bad that the trial was dismissed before 14 Washingtonian jurors got the chance to weigh in on Stagliano's work. Sexist readers, for one, aren't too fond of the government prosecuting their milk enemas and squirting:
After a series of fuck-ups by the United States Government, the obscenity trial against John "Buttman" Stagliano in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has been dismissed. Around 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, Judge Richard Leon decided that the prosecution's case against Stagliano—and two related corporations, John Stagliano Inc. and Evil Angel Productions, [...]
Roman Polanski is free again: A victory for art, intellectualism, European sexual mores, and French dudes with a column on HuffPo, no? Um, no—all attempts to hide a convicted rapist who fled sentencing under a pile of shiny Oscar statuettes will not fool Sady Doyle of Tiger Beatdown and I! For, as Sady explains in [...]
A report from City Paper intern and special Buttman correspondent Juliana Brint:
Unlike the first two days of of the John "Buttman" Stagliano trial, yesterday's court session involved no video evidence. Despite the lack of porn screenings, though, someone in the courtroom was still getting fucked: the prosecution.
Prosecutors needed to rebound after yesterday's Fetish Fanatic 5 [...]
The stage name of the porn performer slated to testify on behalf of John "Buttman" Stagliano has been revealed. Headed for the witness stand is Lorelei Lee, an actress who participates in the milk enema three-way of Milk Nymphos that D.C. jurors viewed in open court earlier this week. Jurors likely know plenty about [...]
This morning, Judge Richard Leon decided to strike the government's corrupted porn exhibit in its obscenity case against John "Buttman" Stagliano. The trailer for Belladonna's Fetish Fanatic 5 will no longer be considered evidence in this case—and the count against Stagliano for making an obscene image "available to a person under 18 years of age" [...]