I always think you can tell so much about a society by who its most successful serial killers are - they are the ones killing people nobody cares about. Albert Fish? Little black kids in the 20s. Dahmer? Non-white gay men in the 90s in Milwaukee. Almost everyone else? Prostitutes. » 10/24/14 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

I have a friend who makes a living by running a toy collector site for adults (yes, I know how dorky that sentence is). He and his buds shop at Toys R Us a lot because fun things show up there, but they weren't upset about the Breaking Bad ban because the toys are apparently terrible. Zero points of articulation. … » 10/24/14 12:24pm Today 12:24pm

A few years ago, I was teaching an introduction to college composition course ("Welcome to college. Here's how to write stuff") and had a black student - first in her family to go to university - write on spanking as one of her research assignments. Specifically, she wrote a paper arguing against spanking, citing… » 10/23/14 12:43pm Yesterday 12:43pm

This whole thing makes me want to join a Christian Identity group. They're anti-semites - and, more importantly, an established religious movement - who think that white people are really the chosen people, and that the people who now say they're Jews are evil imposters. Then I want to start a business with a huge… » 10/22/14 8:51pm Wednesday 8:51pm

. . . as a feminist who's an old-school gamer enough that I grew up playing the text-only Infocom games (Leather Goddesses of Phobos was ridiculously difficult), I'd like to tell you that you are very ignorant. Are you totally ignorant of the fact that women are also gamers because you're too stupid to learn new… » 10/22/14 5:55pm Wednesday 5:55pm

There's not really such a thing as Feminism, capital F intended. There are feminisms, plural, that loosely share the value that women are important, valuable, and deserving of rights and freedoms. That then manifests in different ways and beliefs. It's much how there isn't really a Christianity, just… » 10/22/14 10:52am Wednesday 10:52am

Remember that it generally takes a year or more for a rape case to make its way through a proper court. In the meanwhile, the university has to have some sort of mechanism that will help them figure out how to handle it if accuser and accused share housing, class schedules, etc. Automatically deciding in favor or… » 10/20/14 9:43pm Monday 9:43pm

If you're up to menage (three-way relationship) texts, I highly recommend MQ Barber's Neighborly Affection series. It's more heavy on the dom/sub atmosphere than straight-up BDSM, but the characters are likeable and interesting, there's plenty of porn, and the writing is pretty good. » 10/18/14 9:55pm 10/18/14 9:55pm