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March 03, 2004
Speaking of sex....

Hmmm...anyone but me noticing that almost 100% of the pictures of smooching couples gracing the same-sex marriage stories are of women?

Seems that the media is trying awfully hard to avoid freaking out the right-wing with any suggestions of legal, man-on-man sex that might be going to be taking place. Legally. All married and stuff, you know.

Or are they hoping to fuel those hot girl-on-girl fantasies that are the secret delight of so many erstwhile moral defenders and perhaps soften (heh) some of the rigid (heh) opposition to this inevitable next step?

Or maybe just a bit of both.

I'm in a very trashy and tasteless mood today, aren't I?

The picture on this article shows two men, but not in a liplock. (Their kids are adorable, though.)

Bill Frist does not, of course, have hot, man-on-man sex, and he doesn't want anyone else indulging, either. We gotta pass a law agin it, he says, or they're all gonna be doin it.

People, you see, are about to run out and start getting married and this has to be stopped. What do those stupid voters think this is, anyhow? A country run by the people, for the people, and of the people or something?

But don't misunderstand the gov'mint. Not all kinds of same-sex activities are disallowed. There are a few that are even going to be encouraged. Like same-sex schools.

I look forward, with great amusement, to the school-age crushes from those institutions.

How weird is this? I'm thinking...if she was doing what she said she was doing, surely the forensic team would have been able to tell. Assuming they didn't get all squicky because it was a man's body and refuse to look.

There are a lot of tasteless jokes I could make, but I won't. Even that last remark was a bit out of line.

In Colorado, CU has been suffering from a little sex scandal. Seems there are allegations that athletes were wooed to the school with sex and drugs. And that just maybe not all of that sex was consensual. However, this is the only link I'm offering today.

And in the "only in Texas" category, this one isn't quite as much about sex as about, well, sexless. I think the problem was in his head, okay? This might help with his control, but it's not a cure.

I wonder how long it's going to be before we learn to really deal with these problems? We always seem to go after the symptoms instead of the disease.

Still in Texas, we learn that cookies and sex don't mix. That's Girl Scout cookies and sex education.

On a slightly lighter note, I'd heard this was happening but I barely believed it. Now it's confirmed. They've arrested him on 19 counts of criminal behavior for performing 25 gay weddings.

The thing that's bothered me ever since I first heard this story. Which six couples was he not charged with a crime for marrying?

From Simpson, Kentucky, the BigDailyNews tells us that the county has finally passed an ordinance to regulate 'sexually oriented businesses' and now we're all wondering if there's anything in the news that's not about sex today, aren't we?

So, we'll close for the day with the idea of men not wanting sex.

Posted by AnneZook at 02:56 PM


Anne, look at the Picture 11 in the photo essay accompanying the CBS article. See also here and here. That search took less than 5 minutes. I think you may be seeing a pattern that doesn't exist.

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at March 4, 2004 12:05 PM

Well, I should have been more specific. Checking the major, national news outlets (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NYT, WAPO, LATimes, etc.) I'm seeing a huge preponderance of pictures of women.

I don't doubt that a search through a broader array of sites, or a scroll through a photo essay, would show more balance, it's just that the primary photos chosen to illustrate the front pages of the stories from the bigger, national outlets are mostly of women.

Anyhow. I was just being cranky or something. Be nice to me. I'm sick. :)

Posted by: Anne at March 4, 2004 01:12 PM

"Not all kinds of same-sex activities are disallowed. There are a few that are even going to be encouraged. Like same-sex schools. I look forward, with great amusement, to the school-age crushes from those institutions."

That is the god damn funniest line I've read all day. Maybe all week. Priceless.

Posted by: Lawrence Krubner at May 2, 2004 11:53 AM

Snif. Thank you.

I was bitterly disappointed that no one laughed at that originally. :)

Posted by: Anne at May 2, 2004 06:16 PM