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Israeli President Accused of Rape

Israeli police have found sufficient evidence to charge President Moshe Katsav with multiple acts of rape and sexual harassment.

Posted on Oct 16, 2006 READ MORE


Matthews and Perkins

Christian Conservative: Gays Likelier to Molest Kids

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, falsely argued on “Hardball” that homosexual men are likelier to abuse children than heterosexuals.  With comments like this, one might argue conservatives are likelier to abuse gays, not to mention the truth. (Video & Transcript)

Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


Hastert on CNN

Hastert on Foley Warnings: ‘I Don’t Remember…’

House Speaker Dennis Hastert says he doesn’t remember Rep. Tom Reynolds warning him about Mark Foley last spring. (via FireDogLake)
Incredible. In the literal sense of the word.

Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


Today in Foleygate

The latest developments:

  • ABC News is hearing about “other members” of Congress
  • The L.A. Times and AMERICAblog explore the link between Foley and GOP leadership
  • The ultraconservative Washington Times calls for Hastert’s resignation
  • (more after the jump…)

    Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Foley and Walsh

    Foley on Predator ‘Sickos’

    “If I were one of these sickos, I’d be nervous….” That’s what former Rep. Mark Foley said about sexual predators during a 2005 taping of “America’s Most Wanted.”
    The hypocrisy is so thick, it could be churned like butter.

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    bonobos
    From iun.edu

    A Brief History of Human Sex

    To get an idea of how we humans might act if unfettered by cultural restraints, we could look at bonobo chimpanzees, which engage in frequent sexual acts ... “a fairly quick, perfunctory and relaxed activity that functions as a social cement,” according to an expert.

    Posted on Jul 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Senator Wants to Sic IRS on Pimps

    When Republicans push good programs, we like to take notice. This is a great example. GOP Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa wants to establish an office in the IRS that will specifically go after sex traffickers—to get them off the street and free their prey from lives of sexual slavery.

    Posted on Jun 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Rape Statistics Graph

    Statistics Show Dramatic Decrease in U.S. Rape Cases

    The number of rapes per capita has dropped by more that 85% since the 1970s, and reported rape decreased even with other violent crime on the rise, according to federal crime data.  Some criminologists say these numbers might be a statistical mirage, but most are convinced that the numbers indicate a real decrease in sexual violence. Rape remains the most underreported of crimes.

    Posted on Jun 19, 2006 READ MORE


    DNA
    From LiveScience.com

    Study: Sexual Desire in the Genes

    Researchers have discovered that differences in human sexual desire can be attributed to genetic variations.

    Posted on May 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Vatican Disciplines Top Priest on Sexual Abuse Charges

    Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, 86, is the most prominent priest yet to be disciplined for allegedly molesting young members of the Church. But because of his advanced age, he’s getting only a slap on the wrist—a demand that he give up his ministry in favor of a quiet life of “prayer and penitence.”
    Assuming the allegations are true, good riddance.

    Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE


    ‘Sex in a Spray’ Draws Concerns About an ‘Age of McNookie’

    PT-141, a nasal spray that is perhaps the world’s first legitimate aphrodisiac, may hit the market in under three years. The Observer wonders whether such a “sure thing” will trivialize the emotional aspect of relationships.

    Posted on Apr 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Austrians Top ‘Sexually Satisfied’ List

    University of Chicago researchers collected reports on sexual satisfaction across the globe. The U.S. took fifth place. The big loser: Japan.

    Posted on Apr 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Supreme Court: Obscenity Still in Eye of Beholder

    The Supreme Court has decided to leave it up to individual communities to decide whether something constitutes pornography. But in the borderless Internet age, what really constitutes a community?

    Posted on Mar 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Boston Church Lagging on Pedophile Reforms

    The state attorney general is blasting the Boston Archdiocese for its failure to implement safeguards to prevent the sexual abuse of children. Missing: a system to track abusive priests, and prevention programs in schools.

    Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Babes
    From AOL

    Sex-War Synergy at AOL

    AOL’s tasteless feature Hollywood “Babes in Arms” proves that mass media remains unbowed in its pursuit of exploiting war as a sexy, romantic profit center.

    Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE


    ‘The Pill’ May Kill Sex Drive for Months After Its Use Is Stopped

    According to a new study, the pill continues to put some women out of the mood even months after they stop taking it. | story

    Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Catholic Church Slashes Offers, Ups Burden of Proof in Abuse Cases

    In negotiating with a second wave of sexual abuse victims, the Catholic Church has “reverted to the bare-knuckles tactics it had long used to silence or marginalize them,” critics tell the New York Times, “largely because public attention to the scandals had abated.” Read the story.

    Posted on Dec 31, 2005 READ MORE


    Scapegoats Talk Back

    Posted on Dec 14, 2005 READ MORE


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