Posts tagged "spain"

Women Lie About Rape, Says Spanish Politician

The mayor of Valladolid, Spain, told a radio show he's afraid of getting into an elevator alone with a "girl" (yes, he called adult women "girls") because she could tear her clothes off and fuck him and then falsely accuse him of rape. Quite rightly, everyone is now asking DA FUQ?!  Hooray, for once it…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2014

Club Distributed T-Shirts Of Man Shoving “Problem” Woman

The Oberbayern nightclub on the Spanish island of Marjora distributed T-shirts over the summer that showed a man shoving a "problem" woman. In one panel, a man and woman stand side by side with the caption "Problem?" In the next panel, the man is pushing the woman down and the captio…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2014

Spain Is Close To Banning Abortion

Spain is close to banning all abortions, except in the case of rape or severe risk to the mother's health. [NPR] A federal judge ruled that Kentucky must acknowledge same-sex marriages performed in other states. (KY has yet to address a lawsuit asking the state to issue same-sex marriage licenses.) [New…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2014

5 Things You Should Know About The Twitter Hotel

The Sol Wave House Hotel in Majorca, Spain, claims to be the first-ever Twitter-themed hotel. First of all, that statement implies that there will be more Twitter-themed hotels to come, which I find confusing, but secondly, I guess some people feel more passionately about Twitter than I do. The hotel is, naturally, focused around social…
By: Mary Odell / August 2, 2013

No, Michelle Obama Topless On A Magazine Cover Is Not “Artsy”

Plenty of absurd things are "artsy," like crafting Jesus on the cross out of elephant feces or giving birth inside an art gallery as a live action installation. But a drawing of Michelle Obama topless on the cover of Spain's Magazine de Fuera de Serie is plain old tasteless. In my opinion, they have…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2012

That’s A Lot Of Look: Spain’s Olympic Uniform

Apparently Spain didn't have the money to provide new uniforms for its Olympians this year because the country is on the brink of bankruptcy (hey, who hasn't been there lately, amiright?), so it accepted some complimentary uniforms from a Russian designer. The freebie duds are, well, a lot of look, and the Spanish Olympic team…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 29, 2012

Spain’s Prostitutes Go On Strike, Refuse To Service Bankers

There's a country-wide strike going on in Spain right now, against the government's austerity cuts. And one surprising group that's participating: the country's prostitutes, who say they won't have sex with the country's bankers until they "fulfill their responsibility to society" and begin offering better loans to struggling Spaniards.  The initiative was put into place…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 30, 2012

Paris The Golden Heiress On Spain’s “Vanity Fair”

To quote Julie, "Who cares about Paris Hilton anymore?" To quote Ami, "Is her head going to fall off if she takes that necklace off?" (Apparently that's a Halloween story.) To quote Amelia, "God, that cover is tacky." [Racked]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 22, 2011

Spanish Town Opts To Stay Smurf Blue

The small Spanish town of Juzcar has opted to keep itself Smurf blue, because it's brought in more tourists, and tourist dollars, since the town was painted the color last year. Producers for the Smurf film paid the town to paint itself the bright blue color, and used Juzcar in the live action Smurfs film.
By: Julie Gerstein / December 20, 2011

Spanish Youth To Be Sorely Disappointed By Actual, Not-So-Orgasmic Voting

Democracy: important, but not very sexy. Enter this commercial for voting by the Spanish political party Young Socialists of Catalunya which assures citizens, "Voting is a pleasure!" Does this mean if you refuse to cast your ballot for the lesser of two evils, that you're frigid? [Guanabee]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Spain Considers A Ban On Plastic Surgery Commercials Before 10 PM

Spain might soon pass a law banning TV commercials about plastic surgery, dieting, and beauty products before 10 pm. The law reads: "Broadcasters cannot carry advertisements for things that encourage the cult of the body and have a negative impact on self-image — such as slimming products, surgical procedures and beauty treatment…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Spain Teaches Masturbation In Sex Ed Program

"Pleasure is in your own hands" is the new pro-masturbation slogan used by a sex ed program in the Extremadura region of Spain. The campaign has upset some Catholics in the country, despite having received funding from local youth and women's affairs ministries. [Guardian UK] The federal government released a report…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 12, 2009

Sex Positions Around The Globe

Men’s Health mag surveyed sex positions around the globe. Although, no nasty move is indigenous to one area because we all universally get freaky! Well, here’s what they found rocked people’s worlds in different areas: India: The Fusion When I think of fusion, either nuclear or pan-Asian flare comes to mind. But thi…
By: Simcha / January 3, 2009

In One Region Of Spain, Women Dominate Winemaking

Spanish women in the Rías Baixas region are making a name for themselves producing the area's speciality wine, Albariño. Albariño is a white wine with heavily fruited undertones, and some in the wine industry insult the female winemakers, saying Albariño is a women's wine. But winemaker Luisa Freire Plana thinks "it's a wine too complex…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 8, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Wedding Jitters, Man Breasts, And Naked Cycling

A 19-year-old woman in England is getting hypnotized so she doesn't vom on her wedding day. [Tango]…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 9, 2008

Second Life Sexperts

Finally, Second Life has a use beyond virtual sex! Spanish health authorities launched a virtual portal on the site that lets teens discuss health issues with doctors without having to speak to one face-to-face. Now, shy teens willl be able to get all their blow job questions answered by a professional, without blushing. […
By: Catherine Strawn / May 12, 2008

Women Dominate Spain’s New Cabinet

Spain has a female Defense Minister for the first time EVER. Not only is Carme Chacon 37 years old and totally cute, but she's also pregnant (gasp!). Major props to Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero for selecting her and the eight other women who now fill the 17-person cabinet. And shame on the conservative…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 14, 2008