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April 21, 2012
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Things we liked, or didn’t like, from around the internet this week.
Sometimes I (Emma) wonder why I bother, when there’s Clarisse Thorn to say everything earlier and better than I. This time, she details my ambivalence about the orientation model of BDSM.
Via one of Clarisse Thorn’s posts: Why the sex positive movement is bad for sex workers, by Audacia Ray. Read the discussion thread as well as the post. NB: the title of the post is misleading: Ray is arguing for complexity, saying that the “Happy Hooker” vs “Exploited Victim” dichotomy does not serve sex workers well.
Hey, catholic women – probably you should just shut up. And certainly don’t have the temerity to question the teachings of your church.
Fifty Shades of Linkbait: Violet Blue looks at the response to Newsweek’s Katie Roiphe piece on the sudden appearance of submissive desires in women. (Some images NSFW.)
Katha Pollitt nails it on the difference between working mothers and stay-at-home-mothers and those lazy welfare mothers.
TimT has some new html tags for use on your blog.
Something pretty for you to go and take a look at: The Map of Non-Monogamy. Click on the thumbnail to see the original.
H/T: George Darroch in a comment at Public Address