Jeff | May 20, 2009
A few hundred thousand Facebookers have been going without virtual sex for … HOURS now, and they’re getting a little frantic. “Sexgames: High Stakes Seduction” is offline, has been since last night, and the developers have yet to issue so much as a “We’re working on it” memo to users.
The only clue I have suggests that there’s nothing wrong with the game — but Facebook may have censored it. Looking at the cached page on Google right now, I see:
“Use of application “SexGames” has been restricted.”
Jeff | May 19, 2009
I’ve never seen Jon and Kate or their brood, other than on the cover of tabloids and magazines in the supermarket checkout aisle.
Jeff | May 16, 2009
The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women, by Jessica Valenti, is new to my reading list.
“Nothing says feminism like a naked women’s body.” I quote Valenti, out of context perhaps, from her appearance on the Colbert show in 2007, when she was touting Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters.
Jeff | May 16, 2009
I’m reading, lately, Ariel Levy’s Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture, and am alternately deconstructing and enjoying it. I like her writing and reporting style. But pervasively, I think she overestimates the extent to which raunch is at the heart of American culture, even sexual culture. Raunch is more … an accoutrement, an activity, a slice of life, than it is a way of life for most women I know who might embrace it to some lesser or greater extent.
Jeff | May 14, 2009
When law enforcement says it is doing something to protect people, and those same people say that something is making life more dangerous, who do you believe?
Jeff | May 13, 2009
The New York Times today is showing a picture of ” huge, projecting breasts and sexually explicit genitalia.”
I guess it’s OK when the photo is of ivory carvings that are more than 35,000 years old.
Ancient Figurine of Voluptuous Woman Is Found
Funny ol’ Times.