July 13, 2010
"It's NOT Ricky's baby? Are you sure? You can tell me, I already know he gets around."
Subterfuge reviews the ongoing saga of teen pregnancies that is ABC Family‘s The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Season 3, episode 6, “She Went That A’way.”
Adrian’s gonna do it! She’s going to the clinic! She’s in the waiting room! She–she’s crying, and talking to someone.
Well, fuck. ABC Family has pussied out again, because Adrian has a big heart (so said Grace). Adrian’s decision to go through with the pregnancy is surprising, but it’s the way she behaves after making the decision that is pissing me off.
Have the baby, ok. But WHAT HAPPENED TO ADOPTION?! This girl wants to go to law school!
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July 6, 2010
Iran has sentenced a woman, Sakineh Mohammadi e Ashtiani, to death by stoning. She has been convicted of adultery, based on a confession given during torture by whipping. The law has condemned her, but there is a movement to put international pressure on Iran.
Sign the petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/help-sakine-mohammadi-e-ashtiani-live
Sakine Mohammadi e Ashtiani faces a horrible punishment for an act of nature: sex. But apparently sex outside of marriage is volatile enough that this woman deserves to be executed by stoning. At least some people in Iran think so. She will almost certainly be murdered by a corrupt “justice” system in a most excruciating way unless WE do something about it. This petition is that something. Although stoning is sadly not terribly uncommon in some parts of the world, saving one person from this atrocity could help to build the movement against inhumane punishments and executions worldwide and promote more justice in troubled nations like Iran. YOU have power to help stop this, the choice is simply yours to do it or not. I urge you brothers and sisters, for we have no more room for hate in our world, the free MUST remember the forgotten. This is simply our duty to our fellow human, to stand up for her when she cannot. I beg you to share this with anyone who would sign it, as it will send a strong message to those capable of helping this poor woman have her right to life.
CNN report: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/07/05/iran.stoning/?hpt=T1&fbid=edBQygoSsxZ
Letter from her children: http://missionfreeiran.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/sakine-children-2/
December 14, 2009
We’ll be posting chats about specific subjects pertinent to sex and the art of subterfuge. We find that it’s good to hash out perspectives. Comment away and add to the discussion!
D: I was thinking the next would be a response to Dan Savage’s column this week, but there’s nothing in it that I want to comment on. You might, it goes into infidelity.
S: Yeah, he’s pretty big on respecting sexual fulfillment. Don’t quite know how I feel about [opening relationships]. I admit it kind of makes me uncomfortable to think about that possibility. Makes me typical, I guess. Hmm.
D: I see it as something for couples who have been together for a long time, are established, are otherwise very happy and do not want to end their marriage.
S: Yeah. it sounds nice in theory. But I’m not sure how I would feel if ever that applied to me. Here, read this: What if you’re one of these and you just don’t know what to do about the problem?
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December 12, 2009
I hate to inflict this on anyone, but we need to talk about the Tiger Effing Woods scandal. We’re not going to talk about Woods himself. I really couldn’t give a flying fuck about him.
What I want to do is talk about the women.
First up, a real shocker from Jaimee Grubbs.
“To know, this whole time, two-and-a-half years… I thought that I could have been the only woman,” she goes on. “It hurts.”
You are never the only woman when he has a wife. You can never guarantee that you are the only other woman. It’s oxymoronic, with all that the bastardized non-term implies.
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December 9, 2009
Television has provided me with fodder today.
First up, Rachel Maddow got (justifiably) angry tonight. She interviewed Richard Cohen, a man who claims to have thought himself out of being gay and now uses pseudo-psychology to ‘help’ others do the same. This would be bad enough, but apparently Uganda is using his work to justify a new law that will allow them to execute homosexuals. Serious WTF moment, Uganda!
The interview is interesting for a number of reasons:
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