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The 6 Most Terrifying Sex Illustrations On Wikipedia

In the days before the Internet, teenagers had basically two options to learn the ins and outs of boning. They amounted to either A) scrambled cable softcore, which was like watching two swarms of bees fighting in a motel room made of non-Euclidean geometry, or B) chancing upon a drifter’s cache of Juggs secreted away in the woods behind the neighborhood liquor store.

Nowadays, young folks don’t have to hazard a vagrant named “Clawhammer Jack” double-fisting bottles of cooking sherry to learn coital choreography. (Spoiled rotten, they are.) No, they can just turn to Wikipedia, that website known throughout the land for drowning the Encyclopedia Britannica factory in unwanted knowledge and tears. Read more…

The 6 Most Terrifying Sex Illustrations On Wikipedia

In the days before the Internet, teenagers had basically two options to learn the ins and outs of boning. They amounted to either A) scrambled cable softcore, which was like watching two swarms of bees fighting in a motel room made of non-Euclidean geometry, or B) chancing upon a drifter’s cache of Juggs secreted away in the woods behind the neighborhood liquor store.

Nowadays, young folks don’t have to hazard a vagrant named “Clawhammer Jack” double-fisting bottles of cooking sherry to learn coital choreography. (Spoiled rotten, they are.) No, they can just turn to Wikipedia, that website known throughout the land for drowning the Encyclopedia Britannica factory in unwanted knowledge and tears.

Despite being one of the most visited sites on the Internet, Wikipedia is jam-packed with marvelously janky doodles of dead-eyed humans doing it. Read more …

“Edit-a-thon” On Wikipedia Targets Crappy Entries About Women In Science

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  • The Royal Society, a prestigious science group in the UK, will host a Wikipedia “edit-a-thon” on October 19 and encourages smart peeps to contribute to Wiki pages about women in the sciences. A Royal Society Fellow proposed the idea after learning that the average person who edits Wikipedia is a 26-year-old man. [Daily Dot]
  • A foundation has purchased the Wichita, Kansas, building in which Dr. George Tiller — who as murdered by an anti-abortion extremist in May 2009 — provided abortions. The Trust Women Foundation says it plans to re-establish abortion providers within the clinic. The clinic has been closed since June 2009 following the murder. [Kansas.com]
  • Out lesbian Nena Cook is running for the Oregon Supreme Court. (That means you should read this story, Winona and other Portland-ers!) [Just Out] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Wikipedia Is A Dickipedia

  • Less than 15 percent of users who edit Wikipedia’s content are women, which means the encyclopedia’s entries are likely presenting a gender-skewed version of the facts. Get online and start editing, ladies! [New York Times]
  • One hundred mothers staged a “nurse-in” in a Montreal mall after a woman was kicked out of a children’s clothing store (a children’s clothing store!) for breastfeeding her five-month-old baby. [Yahoo Shine]
  • “Pariah,” a flick about a black teen lesbian, got picked up at Sundance. [After Ellen
  • Here's what you can do to stop the "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act," a scary bill redefining rape that I wrote about this morning. [Feministing]

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Michael Lohan, The Latest To Be WikiPranked

I have an inner 5-year-old. And this inner 5-year-old totally thinks it’s funny when people prank Wikipedia. Take for example, one jokester who amended Michael Lohan‘s Wikipedia page on Monday. After the whole bringing-cops-to-Lindsay’s-apartment kerfuffle last week, Lindsay had Tweeted, “My dad is crazy!!” And so in lieu of adding actual info about Michael to the page, this person made the page read, “My dad is crazy!! My dad is crazy!! My dad is crazy!!” over and over again. Yes, it’s juvenile. But also funny. [Radar]

After the jump, other stars who’ve had their Wikipedia pages tampered with. Keep reading »

Kanye West Gets Dissed Big Time On Wikipedia

We’re all a little frustrated with Kanye West right about now, but someone recently vented by editing his now-protected Wikipedia page with enough insults to humble Mr. West for at least a day or two, if that’s even possible. Here’s what the now-gone version of the page said:

“Kanye West is a dope dealing, crack smoking, cocaine sniffing, no talent, immature, cowardly, racist son of a bitch who doesn’t even DESERVE to be on a stage or in a studio. He is also a spoiled rotten Mama’s Boy who screams and cries and stamps his foot and throws a tantrum when he doesn’t get his way. I bet his dead mother is happy that she doesn’t have to put up with his lame ass s**t anymore. His true colors have come out. F**K YOU, KANYE! After your actions tonight at the MTV VMA’s you have sealed your career in a lead lined coffin which I sincerely hope is on it’s way to the bottom of the deepest, darkest hole at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.”

Wow, that’s harsh! This is just further evidence that celebs shouldn’t drink when there’s a microphone and a camera nearby. [Wikipedia via Fashion Indie] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Protesting Oprah, Russell Brand’s Kissing Partners, And Sexy Wikipedia

  • Oprah’s not having Sarah Palin on her show before the election, and now the Florida Federation of Republican Women, which has 4,500 members, is boycotting her show and magazine. [AHN]
  • Russell Brand, of VMA fame, kissed Katy Perry and Pink for the upcoming movie, Get Him to the Greek. [SFGate.com]
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    Breakup Via Wikipedia and Ebay

    It took a few years, but manly ingenuity has finally found a worse way to break up with someone than on a post-it note. Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales dumped his girlfriend, Fox News commentator Rachel Marsden, through a post on his own website. The recently divorced website mogul took notice of the cute Canadian conservative because her Wikipedia page was splashed with haterade. When Marsden asked for some help editing the site, Wales offered to get her out of one sticky situation and into another via IM. The best part is, just like the breakup, you can read what they typed with one hand online thanks to his competitors at Google, whose sites’ features allowed her to save their Gchat convos. When Wales threatened to have her deported after the split, Ms. Marsden, who has a history of harassing ex-boyfriends, decided to retaliate by emailing the IMs around to the press and using eBay to sell the personal items he left behind at her apartment. One of his t-shirts with a big “white stain” is going for over $12,000. Um, why? Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Simon Cowell & Viagra, Mothers, History, And Wikipedia

  • American Idol judge Simon Cowell turned down an offer to be Viagra’s spokesperson, according to the British edition of Glamour. He also acknowledged that he uses Botox to maintain his face, calling it “no more unusual than toothpaste.” [NY Daily News]
  • Mothers tend to discuss twice as many sexual topics with with their children as fathers do, according to a report published in Pediatrics. [Reuters]
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    Syphilis Is a Nasty, Nasty Disease

    The number of cases of syphilis is on the rise. In Britain, there are 10 times the number of cases there were a decade ago, and France has almost 16 times the number of cases that it did just three years ago. Thankfully, we have antibiotics these days, so if you get syphilis, you most likely won’t die from it like poet Charles Baudelaire and painter Paul Gauguin might have. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have safe sex, because we just looked up “syphilis” on Wikipedia and this disease can do some nasty things to you — and these photos just show the PG version! [Note: Don’t look if you’re easily grossed out.] [International Herald Tribune]
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