In a major political upset, a Republican Tea Party anti-masturbation, anti-choice, anti-civil liberties, anti-women-in-the-military, anti-gay, anti-science, sexist self-proclaimed feminist English major who doesn’t seem to have a grasp on the English language (no exaggeration!), Christine O’Donnell, wins Delaware’s primary. Within days, the years-long Republican rhetoric about culture wars and social issues like women’s rights being a thing of the past is swept away under a tidal wave of totalitarian anti-sex crusading liars taking political power away from moderates, thrusting sexuality and sexual freedom into America’s national political discourse.
It’s a good thing Kink On Tap is a totally independent show, because after last week’s news of Christine “no-O”-Donnell’s primary victory in Delaware, there would be no FCC-censored broadcast rich enough to bankroll the string of obscenities that came out of my mouth during this show. And Ms. O’Donnell deserves every word of anger and disgust thrown at her and far, far more. Joined by long-time political blogger Bluegal, co-host of The Professional Left, sexuality community site SexGenderBody.com founder Arvan Reese, and sex educator Shanna Katz, we take a look at how a fear of sex is used as a weapon in American politics and Emma tries to talk me down from the edge.
As an aside, regular readers of my blog will know that I was mugged on the street last week and after having some of my personal affects stolen, including my laptop, I’ve been playing catch up all week. If you find it within your means to help me financially, that would be wonderful. If not, and even if you can, an even better way to help is simply to participate in Kink On Tap by contributing content to the community links feed, by spreading the word about this show, or by engaging with any of the other sexuality advocacy projects I work on. Thanks for your continued activism—in whatever form it takes.