Porn Stars Explain Why We Need Net Neutrality
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Porn Stars Explain Why We Need Net Neutrality [VIDEO]

Net neutrality came to the national forefront after President Obama’s written and video statement strongly urging the FCC to ensure that telecom companies can’t arbitrarily restrict data traffic for monetary gain, among other things.

Net neutrality is still a bit of a murky concept for many, so the comedians at ‘Funny or Die’ engaged the services of …

Lena Dunham's 'Hipster Sexism' Problem
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Lena Dunham's 'Hipster Sexism' Problem

Lena Dunham has been accused of racism and sexism over the years since “Girls” — HBO’s supposedly edgier “Sex and the City” — made her both an A-list voice of the millennial urban hipster generation and a target for detractors. Dunham has always been able to let it roll off her back, but when right-wing …

Clemson Suspends Course Over Sex Survey
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Clemson Suspends Course Over Sex Survey

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Clemson University tried to learn about the sex habits of its undergraduates in a course designed to prevent sexual assault, but the college decided Thursday to suspend the online program after complaints. The survey questions in the Clemson course included: “How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last …

Unpaid Internships: An Easy Way To Get Away With Sexual Harassment
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Unpaid Internships: An Easy Way To Get Away With Sexual Harassment

Should you choose an unpaid internship? Young graduates usually only consider this question from a career angle – whether an unpaid internship will give them something good to put on their resumes, teach them important workplace skills, make them industry contacts and bring them better offers down the line. While these are indeed relevant questions, …

AP Exclusive: Few Options For Female Sex Offender
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AP Exclusive: Few Options For Female Sex Offender

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) – The sexual abuse started early for Rhonda Bailey, her father constantly visiting her bedroom when she was as young as 5. She gave birth to her first child at age 14, unsure whether the father was her dad or another relative, court documents say. As an adult, Bailey became the …

Only "Yes" Means "Yes", Bill On the Table for California College Campuses
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Only "Yes" Means "Yes", Bill On the Table for California College Campuses

Students who poured onto the campus of UC Berkeley last week, had several necessary seminars to attend. One such seminar dealt with what sexual “consent” actually was. The seminar defined consent in three ways, “Knowing exactly what and how much I’m agreeing to”, “Expressing intent to participate” and “Deciding voluntarily to participate”.

The seminar hosted by …

Sexual Harassment Common in the Science Fields
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Sexual Harassment Common in the Science Fields

The fields of science and math have long been dominated by men. Science fields, in particular, are disproportionately male-dominated.  However, from the outside, the science field has always been considered a haven of academic research and scientific discovery. No more, no less, until now. In a recent study, researchers have discovered that upwards of 65% …

FBI Cracks Down on Child Sex Trafficking, Rescues 168 Children
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FBI Cracks Down on Child Sex Trafficking, Rescues 168 Children

The FBI had good news for the nation Monday, June 23rd, as they announced the successful completion of this year’s operation Cross Country nationwide juvenile sex trafficking operation, netting hundreds of sex traffickers and rescuing nearly 170 children forced into prostitution. All in all, the Bureau’s Innocence Lost program has rescued about 3,600 …

Appeals Court Strikes Down Alabama’s Anti-Sodomy Law
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Appeals Court Strikes Down Alabama’s Anti-Sodomy Law

Appeals court strikes down Alabama’s anti-sodomy law (via Raw Story )

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals struck down the state’s sodomy ban in a unanimous ruling on Monday, the Associated Press reported. Alabama was one of 12 states that classified consensual gay sex as a felony before the ruling, which followed…

Medicare Ban On Sex Reassignment Surgery Lifted
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Medicare Ban On Sex Reassignment Surgery Lifted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Medicare can no longer automatically deny coverage requests for sex reassignment surgeries, a federal board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures are medically necessary for people who don’t identify with their biological sex.

Ruling in favor of a 74-year-old transgender Army veteran whose request to have Medicare pay …

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Woman Sues Georgia City Over Sex Toy Ban

The town of Sandy Springs, Georgia recently passed an ordinance banning the sale of sex toys without a doctor’s prescription, according to the New York Daily News. A woman named Melissa Davenport is suing the town, claiming that she needs sex toys to maintain healthy intimacy with her husband of 24 years. The reason for …

U.S. Backs Use of HIV Medication For Prevention
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U.S. Backs Use of HIV Medication For Prevention

US backs expanded AIDS therapy for prevention (via AFP)

US health authorities are recommending the daily use of anti-retroviral medication to prevent HIV infection for high-risk groups. The new guidelines by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled this week recommends taking Truvada, a…