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No Porn For Troops

You can serve the entire country in the military, but the military won’t let you serve yourself. Did you know that our troops in Iraq aren’t allowed porn? (If only The Frisky’s cookies could talk, we’d never get drafted!) Our poor overseas personnel who are risking their lives aren’t even allowed to have dirty magazines. All they get are visits from Jessica Simpson. While the no porno rule supposedly isn’t strictly enforced for combat troops, it just got a contractor sent home. ITT small-arms repairman Brian Sayler was given a free lap dance and some DVDs while on leave visiting his hometown. A Stoughton, Massachusetts stripper named Cassidey gave him some of her films for free, which he brought back to Iraq with him. When his bunk was searched, the poor patriot was promptly fired. Isn’t this the wrong battle to be fighting? [Boston Magazine] Keep reading »

Pregnant Teen Says There Was No Pact

The possible pregnancy pact story continues! One of the pregnant teens, 17-year-old Lindsey Oliver, told Good Morning America there was, in fact, no pact, just as reader Go-To-Girl suspected. “No. There was definitely no pact. There was a group of girls who decided that they were gonna … they were already pregnant before they decided this. That they were gonna help each other with their kids so they could finish school and raise their kids together, to do the right thing was their decision. Not, let’s get pregnant, like, as a group,” she said. Her boyfriend said she was on birth control, and they weren’t planning on getting pregnant. It’s interesting to hear his perspective. Andrew Psalidas is 20 and goes to community college. “It was definitely hard to begin with,” Andrew said. “Now, we have to deal with everybody knowing that she is having a baby … now it’s like, she’s ‘one of those Gloucester girls having a baby,’ so it’s like we’re doing something wrong when we’re trying to do everything we can to make it right for the mistake that we made.” He actually sounds really mature and makes a good point. [TheBostonChannel.com] Keep reading »

Massachusetts Teen Pregnancy Pact A Total Sham?

So, remember that teen pregnancy pact story we wrote about yesterday that was featured in Time? Well, one of our frequent commenters, Go-To-Girl, pointed us to a blog post she wrote where she theorizes that the pact story is actually a bit of a scam. After doing some serious number crunching and some nosing around the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy’s statistic, Go-To-Girl figured out that the percentage of teen pregnancies that the school reflects is actually lower than the lowest state pregnancy rate in the nation (North Dakota) — which she says blows a hole in the “pregnancy outbreak” story hook. Additionally, the pact aspect is also in question according to Go-To-Girl’s research. More info, after the jump… Keep reading »

High School Girls In MA Want To Get Pregnant

Most sexually active teen girls probably live in fear of the day they miss their period, but a group of high schoolers in Massachusetts all decided to get pregnant and raise their babies together — 17 of them succeed, and one was even knocked up by a 24-year-old homeless man, according to Gloucester High School’s principal, Joseph Sullivan. Normally there are about four pregnancies at this school of 1,200, which is located in a largely Catholic community. When girls came multiple times to the school clinic for pregnancy tests and seemed more upset if they weren’t pregnant than if they were, the school started asking questions. A girl in the class above the pregnancy pactmakers said she thinks they wanted to have babies because of the unconditional love they believed would come with having a child. “I try to explain it’s hard to feel loved when an infant is screaming to be fed at 3 a.m.,” she said. We smell a Lifetime movie coming out of this. [Time] Keep reading »

Divorce Is Not An Option

It’s wonderful that gay couples can get married in Massachusetts, but if they break up and want to get divorced, they’re kind of screwed. In Rhode Island, the top court ruled that gay people who get married in Massachusetts can’t get divorced in Road Island because lawmakers there only define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. They can go back to Massachusetts and get divorced, but they have to live there for a year first to establish residency. In Missouri, a conservative lawmaker is urging a judge not to grant an annulment to a lesbian couple who were married in Massachusetts. How completely messed up is that? Keep reading »

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