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Things we liked, or didn’t like, from around the internet this week.

Someone at the Guardian appears to be able to write intelligently about pornography. I know, I’m as shocked as you are.

 It could well be true, for example, that the majority of porn reinforces misogynistic attitudes, and that this could damage young children as a result; but if that’s the case then the problem is misogyny, not pornography, and it needs to be tackled wherever it appears, not just in the adult entertainment industry.

If you’re not quite sure what arguments are out there about feminism and porn, then check out Annanoymous on Where to for the feminist debate on pron?.

In Tennessee, they’ve changed the law around sex education, making it illegal  for instructors to encourage “gateway sexual behaviours”. WTF is a gateway sexual behaviour? Apparently you know it if you see it. Let’s be honest: they mean things that don’t quite count as sex. Which is anything that isn’t PIV. Actually, anal might be sex. But the only real way to find out would be to email your congressperson and ask.

Blue Milk has an article in the Daily Mail, about leaving work at 5.30pm.

Regardless of whether you are a parent or not, if you are not being recompensed for work after your ‘day’ is done you probably should not be there. You have other things to do, you have a life. My priorities and work flow will shift several times over my lifetime, not because I am a woman but because I am human.

And check her eponymous blog for a nice follow-up.

And that’s it for the week…. I’m (Deb) in a bit of a busy space (read, frantically running around like a chook with its head chopped off) at present, so I haven’t had time to hunt out much more. As ever, feel free to treat this as an open thread, and to add links of your own.

Something fun to end the week with, which a friend of mine (Deb) posted on Facebook, and I recreated myself. Check out how to do it over at my place if you like. What surprises me is that my mother, who is normally pretty onto it with these sorts of jokes, just didn’t get it. Oh well.

Walking to Mordor

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