Things we liked, or didn’t like, from around the internet this week.
Isis the Scientist has a social networking moment when overtired: Penis veins and how I know I worked too hard.
Ms Naughty mulls the conflict between feminism and religion. For bonus points, check out the righteous man-splaining in the comments.
PayPal have been refusing to do business with pornographic sites (or at least, sites they deem to be pornographic) for years, but now they’ve gone one step further: telling Indie e-book publishers to knock off the rudeness. And yes, the objectionable material includes depictions of perfectly legal sex acts between consenting adults.
PayPal told indie e-book publishers and retailers – such as AllRomance, Smashwords, Excessica and Bookstrand – that if they didn’t remove the offending literature from their catalogs within a few days of notification, PayPal would close their accounts.
“Girls get called ‘slut’ every day. And it’s not ok.”
Via Blue Milk, a discussion about Peggy’s Orenstein’s account of the difference between sexuality and sexualization.
Let me be clear here: I object– strenuously– to the sexualization of girls but not necessarily to girls having sex. I expect and want my daughter to have a healthy, joyous erotic life before marriage. Long, long, long before marriage. I do, however, want her to understand why she’s doing it: not for someone else’s enjoyment, not to keep a boyfriend from leaving, not because everyone else is. I want her to explore and understand her body’s responses, her own pleasure, her own desire. I want her to be able to express her needs in a relationship, to say no when she needs to, to value reciprocity, and to experience true intimacy.
And now for your weekend funny. It does get funny, we promise.
And if that was too subtle: the pursuit of the orgasm leads women to HAVE SEX!