Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Bruce Barilla, The Anti-Gay-Sex Candidate

West Virginian Bruce Barilla, a long-shot candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, lays it all out there in this campaign video, in which he explains that we must fight an "unnecessary hate crimes bill" because it supports  "gay sex." Points for transparency! Bonus: Supporters can proudly display their refusal to support gay sex to [...]

Rape Analogy: The “Health Care Is Date Rape” Theory

Here on the Sexist, our Rape Analogy series generally focuses on false comparisons employed in order to explain away sexual assault. You know: "rape is like a hurricane"; "rape is like taking a stroll in the jungle"; "rape is like walking in a bad neighborhood."
This time around, let's flip the script to examine what other [...]

Sarah Palin Supporters Talk Feminism

On Saturday, hundreds braved the first snow of the year outside BJ’s Wholesale Club in Fairfax to get a live glimpse at Sarah Palin, there to sign copies of her new memoir, Going Rogue. Having filed into the shopping center’s parking lot, the Palinites were sitting ducks for reporters with questions like this one: What [...]

Maryland Legislature Delays Transgender Rights Bill

It's been over a month since testimony was heard on Maryland's Bill 566, a proposition which would prohibit discrimination “based on gender identity with regard to public accommodations, housing, and employment" in the state. The Maryland legislature is slated to adjourn on Monday, and both the House and the Senate have failed to take action [...]

Podcast: Five Minutes You’ll Never Get Back

Welcome to the new City Paper podcast, "Five Minutes* You'll Never Get Back." Each Tuesday, City Lights Editor Mike Riggs and I will go head to head on current issues of sex, media, and politics (but mostly sex). What will you get for your five minutes?
- Sexy/Unsexy, in which we praise, shame last week's talking [...]