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Posted on the Jun 12, 2015 by Carlin Ross
Research has found that if a woman takes a 12 hour self defense class her chances of being raped or even attempted rape drops by 50%. When a woman knows how to throw a punch and kick, she doesn't...
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Posted on the May 26, 2015 by Carlin Ross
Recently, Maggie Gyllenhaal was told she was too old - at 37 - to play the love interest of a 55 year old actor. A 20 year age difference isn't enough for Hollywood. What's fascinating is that...
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Posted on the May 18, 2015 by Carlin Ross
This mural painted on the front of an adult book store in Richmond has residents in an uproar.  They argue that the purple beaver appeals to children who will think they're entering a children's...
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Posted on the Apr 03, 2015 by Carlin Ross
As some of us head to church and others hunt for Easter eggs this weekend, let's remember the pagan origins of the holiday. "Easter" got its name from the Anglo-Saxon goddess of fertility and rebirth...
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Posted on the Mar 21, 2015 by Carlin Ross
I want to do for sex ed what this man did for public tv.
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Posted on the Feb 17, 2015 by Carlin Ross
Women in Turkey have blown up twitter with over 3M tweets sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault in the wake of the rape and murder of Ozgecan Aslan. Ozgecan was traveling on a bus...
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Posted on the Feb 06, 2015 by Carlin Ross
According to new research, there are 93 women featured in the Bible but they speak only 1.1% of the time.  The Bible contains 1.1M words - about 14,000 are attributed to women.  Even Mary,...
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Posted on the Dec 24, 2014 by Carlin Ross
This is one of my favorite Betty drawings from back in the 80's.  Santa is so submissive but he does have that candy cane poised for action. Happy Holidays from D&R
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Posted on the Dec 12, 2014 by Carlin Ross
A Norwegian underwear manufacturer was denied a US trademark for their line of men's underwear under the brand "Comfyballs".  Apparently, their application was deemed "vulgar" and rejected. I...
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Posted on the Dec 11, 2014 by Carlin Ross
In the midst of the craziness brewing over Rolling Stone's campus rape article (and whether or not "Jackie" was gang raped at a frat party), we should bear in mind that right now the Department of...
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Posted on the Nov 20, 2014 by Carlin Ross
We always think of the Victorians as total prudes who wore huge underwear but that wasn't exactly the case. According the historian Fern Ridell, pleasure was quite important especially female sexual...
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Posted on the Oct 24, 2014 by Carlin Ross
I've often wondered why we were tortured as young girls, waiting for some boy to invite us to prom. Why couldn't we just ask them?  No, we had to sit tight and hope for the best. And why didn...
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Posted on the Oct 23, 2014 by Carlin Ross
Monica Lewinsky is one posed young woman.  I never thought about what it must have been like to be the first person to have their reputation destroyed on the internet.  She's right - her "...
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Posted on the Oct 18, 2014 by Carlin Ross
Artist Paul McCarthy created this xmas tree sculpture to adorn the Place Vendome in Paris.  Unfortunately, Parisians can't help but feel embarrassed by it's resemblance to a butt plug. It does...
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Posted on the Oct 14, 2014 by Carlin Ross
US Veteran Noah Galloway lost his arm and leg in Iraq when his humvee bit an explosive device.  When he came back to the states, he slipped into depression, started drinking, and gained weight....
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