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Why Planned Parenthood Matters to Me

You might have heard of by now rightwing activist Lila Rose’s attempted sting operation of Planned Parenthood, which resulted in the shocking finding that Planned Parenthood workers follow the law (and don’t endanger themselves or their patients by physically confronting potentially dangerous people). Suffice it to say, it was a bullshit smear, but that’s not…

STDs and Immaculate Infection

This report suggests that we either have a major public health problem or a significant theological event: More than 10 percent of teens who said they were abstinent also tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease, says a study in Pediatrics released Monday — a figure public health advocates say justifies screening all teens for…

Amanda Marcotte makes a very interesting observation about the continued popularity of the movie Dirty Dancing: I have to say that actually its popularity probably has little to do with its “innocence” and more to do with its lack of it. What immediately comes across is that this is an extremely sexy movie. But it’s…

(from here) One of the models for the evolution of new species is allopatric speciation, where a small isolated population diverges from a larger ancestral population. Many of these peripheral populations become extinct, but some persist and give rise to new species if they can remain reproductively isolated (unable to breed with each other). Lots…

Abstinence-Only ‘Education’ Withering

“If the president’s [budget] proposal is enacted similar to what he recommended, it will have a chilling effect on abstinence education across the country…We’re in a race against time to keep these people in business” So says Leslie Unruh, rightwing nutjob extraordinaire (and a driving force behind this). I’m not sure why anyone in the…

You’ll never guess. From Amanda Marcotte:

NASA Scientists Are Terrorist Sexbots

There are no NASA scientists in this picture (from here) Because if NASA scientists do science, the terrorists win. Or something. Over at Culture Kitchen, there’s a good series of posts about the new NASA security procedures that apply to all NASA employees. Parts one and two are worth reading, but the categories of offenses…

Sex Scandal Hits Creationist Museum

When you do ‘faith-based’ science, you have problems when you don’t follow the tenets of that ‘faith.’ From the AP:

Birds Do It, Bees Do It, But Does…

This is only ‘petting’ so it’s OK …Senator and Republican presidential candidate John “Snuggles” McCain do it? For that matter, evangelicals do it–even before getting married. This makes McCain’s support for abstinence-only sex education even more ridiculous. But let’s talk more about sex, baby.

It’s My Birthday

…so no blogging. Instead, I’ll leave you with a “make sexy time” photo (to steal Borat’s phrase):