Category Archives: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Why Infectious Disease Microbiologists Will Never Be Out of Work

Because people are fucking morons. Overhead by the DCist: Attention people who think abstinence-only education is the way to go At the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station: Group of mid-20-somethings are walking through the fare gates. Girl to group: “I can … Continue reading

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Stop When You Get to the Bad Part

Someone who was busted with Viagra in violation of a plea agreement burbled the following: “Today’s young men are totally supportive of somebody else buying women their birth control pills because make sure the women are — sex is what … Continue reading

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The ‘Scalito Five’ Are Right: Contraception Is Different From Most Healthcare

Unfortunately, they think this is a bad thing. But I’m getting ahead of myself. A few years back, Sara Robinson penned the most incisive blog post I’ve ever read about the War on Science and the fundamentalist mindset (far, far … Continue reading

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Slut Pills and the Scourge of ‘Consequence-Free Sex’

Movement conservative commentator Erick Erickson, who inexplicably used to be paid money by CNN to opine about things, tweeted this about the Hobby Lobby decision, which allows corporations to not cover birth control in the healthcare they provide: My religion … Continue reading

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Yes, We Need a Living Wage

In an article about sex workers in The Nation, we stumble across the following (boldface mine): When we say that sex work is service work, we don’t say that just to sanitize or elevate the status of sex workers, but … Continue reading

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Texas Republicans Discover When You Stop Funding Birth Control You Get More Births–Why Conservatism Is Not a Serious Philosophy of Governance

Paging Captain Obvious–please report to the Great State of Texas (boldface mine): When state lawmakers passed a two-year budget in 2011 that moved $73 million from family planning services to other programs, the goal was largely political: halt the flow … Continue reading

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Vaccinating Children Against Tetanus Is Leading to an Epidemic of Impalements With Rusty Objects

So snarks Jill Filipovic (boldface mine): According to a recent study, giving children tetanus shots will not, in fact, encourage them to stab themselves with rusty nails or be less cautious when playing outdoors. Various political organizations have advocated against … Continue reading

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