Wed, 06/12/2023 - 01:00
Liz Cheney floats third-party run Former Rep. Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, has made a splash on her book tour (“Oath and Honor”) in a series of interviews. She pulls no punches about the depths of Republican Party degradation she witnessed before her ouster from Congress after voting for Trump’s Jan. 6 impeachment. She is determined to do “whatever it takes” to prevent a second Trump term, including a third-party run for president (Washington Post): “Several years ago, I would not have contemplated a third-party run,” Cheney said in a Monday interview with The Washington Post. But, she said, “I happen to think democracy is at risk at home, obviously, as a result of Donald Trump’s continued grip on the Republican Party, and I think democracy is at risk internationally as well.” Given her appeal to independents, former Republicans and some Democrats, many Trump critics in both parties have noted that a presidential run by Cheney could undercut her stated goal of defeating Trump, because it could draw some votes away from President Biden.
Wed, 06/12/2023 - 00:00

Sex-positive women are kinky and down for anything with anyone, all the time.

Sex-positive women take a strong positive stance on having sex with me, instead of being wishy-washy like my ex-wife.

Sex-positive women are hot. Not all hot women are sex-positive, because I have met some hot women who do not want to have sex with me, but I’m pretty sure all sex-positive women are hot. That’s why Bumble uses the chili pepper emoji to indicate sex-positivity, which is appropriate, because a small red vegetable commonly associated with hotness is definitely adequate to represent the entire spectrum of sex-positivity.

Sex-positive women are open-minded, and by “open-minded,” I mean accepting of me and not saying, “That’s weird, Brian,” like my ex-fiancée.

Sex-positive women are impulsive and adventurous. They don’t say things like, “Could we do a phone chat first?” or “Would you be willing to share a last name before we meet in person?” Looking me up on LinkedIn is not sex-positive.

Sex-positive women are politically liberal, which means generous with sending pics and stuff.

Tue, 05/12/2023 - 23:50

On February 19, 1942, two months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. It initiated a Department of Defense program that resulted in the rounding up and incarceration of about 122,000 individuals of Japanese descent. They were to be placed in federal “relocation centers” that would popularly become known as “internment camps.” As it happened, they were neither. They were prisons set up to house and so violate the civil and human rights of a despised and racially different group defined as “the enemy.” Although that executive order did not, in fact, mention a specific ethnic or racial group, it was clearly understood that the prisons were not being established for citizens or... Read more

Tue, 05/12/2023 - 19:21
Open Rights Group has responded to the publication of Ofcom guidelines on the age verification of pornography websites. The guidelines outline how sites and apps that display or publish pornographic content must fulfil duties outlined in the Online Safety Act to prevent children and young people from encountering pornography. ORG’s Programme Manager for Platform Power, […]
Tue, 05/12/2023 - 09:30
Via: On Friday — after 57 days — “UN Women” finally got around to condemning Hamas’s use of rape as a weapon of terror against Israeli women. Noted the Jerusalem Post: The statement came only after a bipartisan group of lawmakers urged the UN to condemn Hamas’s October 7 attack. The UN’s long silence has, unfortunately, been mirrored by many of the groups who had been the most vocal about sexual assault and abuse in other contexts. Over at Slate, a group of progressive writers — including Dahlia Lithwick, Mimi Rocah, Jennifer Taub, Tamar Zepper, Joyce Vance, and Julie Zebrak called out their fellow feminists: Gaby Hinsliff made a similar point in the Guardian: “Whatever your view of the Israel-Hamas war, rape is rape. To trivialise it is to diminish ourselves.” Over the weekend, CNN’s Dana Bash had a tense confrontation with Progressive Caucus chair Pramila Jayapal on the question of Hamas’s sexual violence.