“I want to kiss your ass,” John Doe whispered in my ear as we made out on my bed.
I thought it was a funny request, but I figured he was into some light dom/sub stuff, so I obliged with a little role play.
“You’d better kiss my ass … you bad boy.” Keep reading »
When I was a kid, I was a bit confused by the word “thespian.” I watched adults say it with a certain swish of the hand. Did it have something to do with drama or was it a sexual orientation? Now, I’m older and I get it. But I do think it’s interesting that the theater is known as place with a higher representation of gays—except of course in Hollywood. Where everyone is totally straight. Straight! And in happy marriages! Jumping-on-Oprah’s couch happy, OK!!! Yep, we can’t be sure of course, but some have alleged that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes got married to mask the fact that he prefers men or is just straight up asexual.
Ahh, the classic lavender marriage. After the jump, more suspected marriages of convenience and a history of how this type of faux relationship came to be.
A 14-year-old girl in Bangladesh, who was raped by her cousin, was sentenced to 101 lashes for “adultery” and died. Hena Akhter from rural Shariatpur was the fifth child of a day laborer and his wife. An older male cousin — who was forced to marry his wife because he had raped her 15 years ago — returned from working abroad a year ago and began harassing Hena on her way to and from school. Her parents complained to village elders and the cousin was told to pay $1,000. However, because the cousin was the son of Hena’s father’s older brother, Hena’s father was asked to let the matter drop. Then Hena was walking back from an outdoor toilet one winter night when her cousin allegedly grabbed her, gagged her with a cloth and raped her. The cousin’s wife discovered Hena being sexually assaulted and beat her as well.
But no, they didn’t call it “rape.” They called it “adultery.” Keep reading »
It’s not enough for our armpits to smell
lovely, now they must also look
lovely? Sadly, data says that 93 percent of women think they’re armpits are fugs. Preying on our armpit insecurity, the deodorant companies are about to inundate us with products that will improve the appearance of our pits in just days and give us the confidence we need to wear tank tops this spring. I didn’t know I was supposed to hate my armpits. I’ve always felt just ducky about mine. Thank you, armpit industry, for inducing unnecessary bodily shame. I shall make sure my armpits look up to par before exposing them in public. [WSJ
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In my office, Amber is telling me a familiar story. She’s come to talk about her autobiography paper for my women’s studies class, and she reads part of her rough draft aloud.
“I was 12, and this car pulled up alongside me as I was walking home from school … the driver looked a little older than my dad, at least 40. He leaned out, and I thought he was going to ask me for directions, but instead he asked me how old I was. When I told him, he laughed. ‘Damn, you got some big titties for such a little girl.’ He made this gross smacking sound with his lips, and sped away. I ran all the way home.”
Amber looks up at me. “I want to know,” she asks, “why do older men hit on younger women?” She’s 20 now, tall and graceful; she tells me that for the last eight years, older men have been approaching her. “It’s not just me,” she adds, “it happens to most of my friends, almost regardless of what they look like or what they’re wearing. It makes me feel like I can’t trust anyone, like all men want just one thing. Why can’t they chase women their own age?” Keep reading »
So, this is how Lady Gaga dresses when she’s going to the airport. Not that we’re surprised. Still, it seems that multiple metal belts and tchotkes might be a bit inconvenient for airport security. And we’ll take flip-flops over trying to get those platform boots off with a line of disgruntled passengers behind her any day. [Veronica James] Keep reading »