Anti-Semitism and Porn

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Thank you to Mira Fox for recently publishing the article, The antisemitic conspiracy behind the anti-porn movement, in Forward Magazine. I’d like to make several points on the subject: I have never seen “Jewishness” featured as a theme in porn. This would, I suppose, be classed as philo-Semitism, if it ever happened.  But it seems not…

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OnlyFans Is Accused of Childhood Sexual Abuse

War on Sex

Picture a gang of prudes, in their Mary Jane shoes and prim expressions, seeking to choke porn by pulling the rope tighter and tighter about its neck.  They pull and pull, and zap!  There go the major credit card services.  They pull and pull some more, and zap! There goes OnlyFans. All Sex Work May…

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Are Flight Attendants Guardians of Virtue?

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These flight attendants who are blowing the whistle on “skimpy” outfits, such as the Alaskan Airlines flight attendant Monica Humphries writes about in Insider:  are they faithful servants just exercising airline policy, or officious nuisances? On support of the faithful servant argument, most airline employees are really very nice and try hard to serve the…

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The Eroticizing of Handball

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Should handball compete with porn? The insistence of the International Handball Federation that women compete wearing bikini bottoms is worse than just “embarrassing,” as though someone had broken wind at the awards dinner.  It is so grossly inappropriate for 2021 that one doesn’t know whether to poop or go blind. We are supposed to be…

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Sex Toys and Celebrities

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  Celebrities endorse sex toys.  Why is this even a story?  Would “Celebrities endorse toothpaste” be as newsworthy? This story would be remotely interesting only if there were a big portion of the population against sex toys.  But outside of Sunday school, who’s opposed to sex toys? There are basically two kinds of sex toys:…

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Myths About Massage and Prostitution

“Well, duh!” is my response to shocker stories about massage schools enabling prostitution.  The problem is, why should anyone care? State regulation of massage is based on two premises: (1) that prostitution is bad and (2) that massage requires skills so specialized that the state must protect the public by ensuring that applicants have them.…

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Decriminalizing Prostitution in Maine

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Maine may decriminalize prostitution. What is good news in all this is that a number of prosecutors at the state level are no longer pursuing prostitution as a criminal matter.  This should have happened about 200 years ago, but Jonathan Edwards (the New England religious fanatic) got in the way.  Still, better late than never.…

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Jeff Toobin Is Back After Zoom Masturbation Drama

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The Jeff Toobin story:  Just when we thought we’d reached the acme of simpering political righteousness, a new challenge appears:  Toobin’s reinstatement!  With the same faux-earnestness the media displays in covering the latest he-touched-her-arm story (remember Al Franken, anyone?), the correctoids of the WaPo now light upon CNN for its supposed indifference to the norms…

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Treatment-Resistant Depression Does Not Need Nitrous Oxide

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That nitrous oxide shows some efficacy in “treatment-resistant” depression is not a big surprise, nor is it a particularly welcome one.  Several points: “Treatment-resistant depression” merely means depressions that have been inadequately treated.  Most “depression pills,” Prozac and its cousins, would fall into the category of inadequate treatments, because they simply are not very effective…

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Yearbook Photos and Hypocrisy in Johns County, Florida

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Once again, what Baltimore editor H. L. Mencken called the “American boobsie” takes command, but this time in St. Johns County, Florida.  “Indecent exposure.” As Yelena Dzhanova reports, a bit of cleavage is showing in the yearbook photos.  But in Trumpland, we mandate none at all.  These ninth-grade girls are just growing and getting accustomed…

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