Anti-choice activists in Colorado want a constitutional amendment to obliterate the rights of the living despite a new study that demolishes a pillar of anti-choice propaganda, the media finally pays attention to the horrific rates of GLBT youth suicide (LGBTQ youth are up to 9 times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual peers), hypocrisy is on display in Michigan thanks to anti-gay hate speech by assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell, and sex educators unite to support university Sex Week events.
Joined again by the inimitable Driftglass, co-host of The Professional Left politics podcast, this week we catch up on a bunch of sexuality news including the civil rights implications of bathrooms and proposals for virgin-only public schools (yes, really). Of course, the conversation wouldn’t be complete without some theorizing about social conservatives’ mindsets (hint: infinitely pitiable), and a healthy dose of science fiction influence. Thanks, Arse Elektronika!
Remember that next week, Sunday, October 10th, Emma and I will be broadcasting a special Kink On Tap from the annual Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health conference in Pawtucket, Rhode Island! We’ll begin at approximately 1 PM Eastern and it will be replacing our regular show for the week, but you can still join us live as usual. And, as always, please take a moment to help us share the love by rating or reviewing Kink On Tap on iTunes, or sending some cash or even sending a news story our way!