Posts Tagged ‘porn’

The Morning After: Fully Employed Housewife Edition

* Alyssa Rosenberg articulates my annoyance with the glamorization of "housewife":

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 [...]

Anti-Porn Scholar: Watching Porn Gets Women Raped

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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.

The Morning After: Monsters and Not Monsters Edition

* Thomas MacAulay Millar on the problem with seeing sexual assailants and domestic abusers as "monsters":

The Morning After: Post-Racial Deodorant Edition

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* The Daily Beast's Tricia Romano declares Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa a "post-racial commercial genius." Commercial genius? Yes, ladies. Post-racial? Not so much, says Georgetown Girl.

Sexist Comments of the Week: Milk Enema Edition

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:

The Morning After: Porn Signature Edition

* In her final dispatch on the Buttman trial, porn director and performer Aurora Snow claims that LAPD Det. Michael Ozaki, a witness for the prosecution, is a fan:

Buttman Trial: Dismissed!

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, [...]

Sexist Beatdown: Rape or Art? Edition

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 [...]

Buttman Trial: Who Brought Milk Enemas to D.C.?

Wondering how butt enemas and female ejaculation came to be the subject of the first obscenity case to hit D.C. in decades? Credit Los Angeles Police Department Det. Michael Ozaki, who testified yesterday as a witness for the government—and may be responsible for bringing the works of John "Buttman" Stagliano to the attention of the [...]

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