Perez’s Political Conscience

If you’re a regular reader of PerezHilton.com, then you know the site isn’t all fluff (despite what its perennially pink and sparkly design might tell you). Perez also frequently posts items of political interest, particularly stories that wouldn’t get much media play otherwise. One such post grabbed my attention this morning: a little blurb about…

Tackling Sexism on SNL

Last night’s season premiere of Saturday Night Live saw an appearance by an Olympian (Michael Phelps), a disappointing non-appearance by a presidential candidate (Barack Obama), and an exciting return by one of the show’s most beloved cast members (Tina Fey). Fey – former Weekend Update co-anchor, SNL head writer, and witty mind behind the script…

Girl Talk

Yep, it’s another topic for discussion presented by your friendly neighborhood New York Times.Today they ran a really fascinating piece on the pros and cons of they call “co-rumination.” You’ve probably never referred to it by that name, but I’m willing to bet that at some point in your lives, you’ve participated in a co-rumination…

Using Mexico as a Model

Yesterday’s New York Times ran a disturbing article about the recent legalization of abortion in Mexico City. Nowhere else in this heavily Catholic country is abortion allowed – and in the capital city, the legislation only passed after much heated debate. Despite this monumental change in legislation, however, 85% of Mexico City’s doctors are refusing…

Introducing…the spray-on condom!

Totally gratuitous and silly, but here it is: the Condom Consultancy in Germany (man, doesn’t THAT sound made-up) has developed a spray-on condom. Just spritz on some liquid latex, and after 20-25 seconds of drying time, you’ll have a custom-fitted condom! Anyone else think this sounds intensely creepy (and furthermore, intensely unsexy)? Above: “Connie Condom,”…

“Sworn virgins” – but no promise rings here

A couple of days ago, everybody’s favorite pretentious publication, The New York Times, ran a fascinating piece on the dying trend of “sworn virgins” in rural Albania. These are women who – due to disease, warfare, or a simple overload of girl babies – were left without a male figure to lead their families, and…