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Hugh Hefner to blame for STDs, poverty, discourteousness: Your sex and gender morning roundup

October 11, 2010 - 09:30 AM
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EVERYTHING BAD IS HUGH HEFNER'S FAULT, or so says the Washington Times: "All the sweet nothings promised by the sexual revolution backfired," the paper claims. "Instead of a free-love utopia, the Age of Aquarius is responsible for skyrocketing rates of abortion, venereal disease, broken marriages, out-of-wedlock births and the poverty that comes hand-in-hand with social decay. Although more intangible, it's not coincidental that people also became less courteous. After all, it's not possible to respect and objectify someone at the same time, a rule which ultimately undermines Mr. Hefner's carefully crafted myth of himself as a kind of highbrow gentleman pornographer."

MEN SITTING ON STOOPS give surprisingly good dating advice, two out of three times.

IN CRIME: Indecent exposure on Georgetown campus: "On Friday, October 8, 2010 at 9:45 a.m., an unknown male was standing on the stairs at Village A on Prospect Street and exposed himself to a student who was walking towards campus. The complainant crossed the street and continued to campus." The U.S. is set to deport nearly 400 sex offenders from D.C. and Virginia. And a Pennsylvania man allegedly employs sex workers at Northern Virginia's massage parlors.

KRYSTAL BALL PHOTOS: Sexist or no? ON THE SIDE OF 'SEXIST': "It's no secret that much of the internet is powered by men's desire to look at pictures of women. If these women are 'good girls'—congressional candidates, sideline reporters, and Disney stars—in scandalous or embarrassing situations, the appeal grows a hundredfold. Readers can excuse it or explain it, but to deny that prominent women face more scrutiny about their personal lives than prominent men just smacks as willful ignorance." FOR THE NOTS: "Sexist? Sorry, Krystal. One thing these pictures aren't is sexist: I guarantee you that if the guy in the phallus nose were running for office today, the very same photos would be blasting through the blogosphere." The NOTS DO ADMIT: "it's wrong and unfair that holiday costumes for women basically consist of themed underwear."

ETC: More G.W. women are joining sororities, but fewer G.W. men are joining fraternities. Ricky Martin made a surprise appearance at Saturday's HRC National Dinner; Metro Weekly's got video. Come out, come out: Tomorrow is National Coming Out Day. And 16 District establishments have changed their restroom signs since beginning its Bathroom Access project in August.


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    Tab R

    Nov 15, 2010 - 03:51:03 PM

    The DC times are out of line. Hef is the man. He keeps it classy and he's the envy of many men. Dude was dating 19 year-old twins when he was in his 80s! He also showed a lot of love to black musicians and athletes way back in the day when that wasn't a cool thing to do.

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