Category Archives: Health

Newsflash: Americans Fuck

95 percent of them before marriage. NEW YORK (AP) — More than nine out of 10 Americans, men and women alike, have had premarital sex, according to a new study. The high rates extend even to women born in the … Continue reading

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“A woman with a husband is in much more danger than a girl in a brothel.”

In many countries across the globe, marriage is a significant risk factor for women contracting HIV. Married women are often unable to negotiate condom use with their husbands; marriage is assumed to give men unlimited sexual access to their wives’ … Continue reading

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The Miracle Drug Strikes Again

Ah, wingnuts. Is there anything better? Danielle Crittenden has a lovely little piece up on Opinion Journal, in which she wags her finger at feminists for turning our campuses into such hotbeds of empty, soul-sucking sex, sex that’s EATING AWAY … Continue reading

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Resist the Urge, Doc

Christ on a cracker. I missed this one until I saw it over at Pandagon. Check the headline: Beyond Medicine, a Doctor’s Urge to Save a Patient From Herself Well, gosh. That sounds serious, doesn’t it? Maybe she’s self-destructive, this … Continue reading

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So, what was that about promiscuity, again?

You know how the whole CW about the AIDS epidemic in Africa revolves around how very, very promiscuous the Africans are, if not stupid and irresponsible? Well. Looks like there may be another explanation for the explosive growth in HIV … Continue reading

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The Diabolical Daggers are Disappointingly Absent

Amanda points us to this Clownhall column from our old friend Kevin McCullough. There is a big “no-no” in America today – under no circumstances is a person who engages in homosexuality allowed to be ‘pro-choice.’ It is of the … Continue reading

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As the Guinness guy says, “Brilliant!”

Via cooper in comments, an ingenious little ad showcasing an ingenious little advance in condom packaging. The ads are from South Africa and feature actors playing Jacob Zuma, Deputy President of the African National Congress, and Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, South Africa’s … Continue reading

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What The –?

Well, here’s one of those odd stories that are a little more complicated than one would expect at first blush: a man in Wappingers Falls, N.Y*. was kicked out of a Planet Fitness gym … for grunting. Albert Argibay, a … Continue reading

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First, Global Warming. Now This.

It would seem that we can add one more thing to the list of things for which the “obesity epidemic” can be blamed: anorexia. Yep. Well, more accurately, we can blame anti-obesity hysteria for an increase in the incidence of … Continue reading

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Doctor, there’s a lawyer in my womb

I do love Dahlia Lithwick so. She’s got her usual good commentary upon today’s oral arguments on the so-called federal partial birth abortion ban. Apparently, it was interesting, although not for all of the reasons one might expect: In more … Continue reading

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South Dakotans Reject Abortion Ban

Voters defeated South Dakota’s abortion ban. Woot! At the moment, I’m having a hard time finding good reporting on the issue. (Even news.google has failed me, sniff!) So if you see some great analysis, do share. I haven’t even been … Continue reading

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Okay, baby, where are your papers?

Let’s talk about using a political stick to beat the crap out of people who need help. Under a new federal policy, children born in the United States to illegal immigrants with low incomes will no longer be automatically entitled … Continue reading

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