Tom Petty: Sexual Futurist

July 22, 2014

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Tom Petty has joined the crowd of humanity who seek a rational, albeit "kinda pissed," discussion about human sexuality.  With a song set to be released next week, “Playing Dumb,” he implicitly takes on the Catholic Church for “covering up” the clergy sex abuse scandals, according to a new cover story in Billboard.  The magazine quotes the lyrics “For every confession that wasn’t on the level/For every man of God that lives with hidden devils” in prefacing comments from Petty about the tune — of his new album, Hypnotic Eye.  Petty tells the magazine. "I’m fine with whatever religion you want to have, but it can’t tell anybody it’s OK to kill people, and it can’t abuse children systematically for God knows how many years… If I was in a club, and I found out that there had been generations of people abusing children, and then that club was covering that up, I would quit the club." He says he "felt that I was being asked to play dumb" and believe "that ‘OK, well, they paid some money, so it’s all over.’ I don’t trust that." Petty also arches his eyebrow toward Christendom itself, saying, “...It seems to me that...

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Breastfeeding: Sexy Time?

July 3, 2014

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Ready to laugh some portion of your anatomy off?  Take a look at Bunmi Laditan's piece on How to Breastfeed Appropriately: "So you've decided to breastfeed. Fantastic! Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to nourish your baby while establishing early bonding. Unfortunately, breast milk comes out of breasts so there are a few ground rules that we need to cover.  ...Unless you're a magazine cover model or in a music video, exposing your female udder flesh is entirely inappropriate.  Science has proven that breasts are basically large vaginas. Only you and your partner should ever see them.  Just because your breast-ginas are full of milk, doesn't mean you get to wave them around.  ...Just knowing that your nipples may become visible at any time is offensive and a temptation to married or newly engaged men. Sometimes the conversation is really about sex and people don't see it.  But sometimes the subject is so not about sex and people get it all sexed up--because they have no idea what is sexual and what isn't.  Try an Internet search for "breastfeeding Christ child" and see if you get that or something so sexed up you need to excuse yourself and take care of some...

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SCOTUS: Corporations, Not Women, Are People

July 1, 2014

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Because President Obama is the cause of all things bad, CNN has headlined their story on the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision as "Supreme Court Rules Against Obama in Contraception Case."  But the real story, as is so often the case, about human sexuality. Washington (CNN) -- Some corporations have religious rights, a deeply divided Supreme Court decided Monday in ruling that certain for-profit companies cannot be required to pay for specific types of contraceptives for their employees.  All five conservative justices appointed by Republican presidents ruled in favor of closely held for-profit businesses -- those with at least 50% of stock held by five or fewer people, such as family-owned businesses -- in which the owners have clear religious beliefs. Both corporations involved in Monday's ruling...emphasize their conscientious desire to operate in harmony with biblical principles while competing in a secular marketplace. They argued the Affordable Care Act... violates... federal laws protecting religious freedom because it requires them to provide coverage for contraceptives like the "morning-after pill," which the companies consider tantamount to abortion.  "The companies in the cases before us are closely held corporations, each owned and controlled by members of a single family, and no...

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