by Jason Stotts
In what seems like it could only be a cruel parody of the Republican party, a representative in Michigan is being censured for daring to use the word “vagina” in a debate about…abortion. You know, a medical procedure that involves a woman’s pudenda, unmentionables, and shameful parts. Or, for those of us who don’t hate the body, a woman’s vulva, vagina, and uterus. Frankly, if you can’t say the word vagina in legislative bodies, then you certainly shouldn’t be legislating about abortion.
Personally, I think that if you know you have an infectious disease, you do not disclose this fact to a sexual partner, and you do not even take the necessary steps to protect their welfare, then you should be liable for criminal charges of assault.
3. Ayn Rand’s Growing Popularity in India. Apparently Ayn Rand is still very popular in India, which ranks second only to the US in interest in her.
Until 2007, Indians conducted more Google searches for the Russian-American novelist than residents of any other country, and in recent years have ceded the top spot only to Americans…
There are so many different kinds of penises in the world and a great variety of features and differences. There’s not much else to say about this article, but I found it absolutely fascinating.
Not surprisingly, when physicians study penises, we tend to focus on the human variety. But our world is abristle with phalluses and has been for at least half a billion years. Today and every day since at least the early Paleozoic era, in meadows, oceans, streams and the air, many trillions of erections preceded trillions of copulations, which preceded trillions of ejaculations. Some erections sprouted readily and penetrated easily. Others flickered to life and abruptly terminated. Some were measurable in yards. Others were microscopic. Some were stiffened by blood; others by a similar fluid called hemolymph; others by skeletal supports made of cartilage or bone. Some erections culminated in mere seconds; others lasted hours.
It wasn’t always this way…
I heartily support this decision. There are very few circumstances where circumcision is medically warranted and these should remain permissible. But the religious hatred of the body and their desire to destroy the body’s capacity for pleasure should not be inflicted on minors. If adults want to mutilate their bodies, then that is their right, but they do not have the right to do it to minors.
BERLIN, Germany — The circumcision of minors for religious reasons should be considered a physical assault, according a district court ruling in the German city of Cologne.
Judges said that the procedure should be performed only when it’s medically necessary,the Financial Times Deutschland reported.
Otherwise, neither the parents’ rights nor the right to religious freedom can justify what constitutes bodily harm, the verdict states.