Yelpers Made That Anti-Gay Texas Diner Into a Highly Rated Gay Bar

Yelpers Made That Anti-Gay Texas Diner Into a Highly Rated Gay Bar

Yesterday, upon discovering Big Earl’s, an East Texas diner where gay contact violates the cardinal rule that mandates “men act like men,” the internet began its de rigueur decimation of the establishment’s Yelp and Google+ ratings. Then somebody hatched the craftier idea of pranking the restaurant/bait house/country store by converting it into a very well-regarded […]

 

Gail Dines: “tie them down, piece by piece, with legislation” #stopAB1576

Gail Dines: “tie them down, piece by piece, with legislation”  #stopAB1576

Radical feminist Gail Dines recently addressed legislation such as AHF’s Measure B, and AB 1576, which is now winding its way through the California legislature — Piece by piece Wresting power from the multibillion-dollar pornography industry will require a “Gulliver strategy” — “tie them down, piece by piece, with legislation,” said sociology professor Gail Dines, author of […]

 

Indonesia Bans Video Sharing Site Vimeo for Hosting Porn

Indonesia Bans Video Sharing Site Vimeo for Hosting Porn

Indonesia has banned popular video-sharing website Vimeo for hosting pornographic content. According to the Jakarta-based Ministry of Communications and Information, numerous complaints had been received about Vimeo, and an investigation by the government turned up several channels on the site containing thousands of videos of sexually explicit content. The channels highlighted by the Indonesian government […]

 

Japanese AV stars targeted on Sina Weibo amid new porn crackdown

Japanese AV stars targeted on Sina Weibo amid new porn crackdown

Numerous microblog accounts of Japanese porn stars have been shut down in China following the announcement of a new initiative to “eliminate pornography and illegal publications,” reports Duowei News, an outlet run by overseas Chinese. The “Cleaning the Web 2014” initiative, reportedly proposed by Chinese president Xi Jinping in his role as chief of a […]

 

Sex Workers Picket London ‘Stop Porn Culture’ Conference

Sex Workers Picket London ‘Stop Porn Culture’ Conference

Porn stars, prostitutes and strippers “do not need to be rescued” by anti-porn feminists. That was the rally cry at a London protest on Saturday, with a gathering of around 50 sex workers and industry figures calling for an end of the “demonization” of pornographers. The ‘Don’t Censor Me’ demonstration was called by the Sex and […]

 

Porn stars prepare for stand-off with feminists over Stop Porn Culture London conference

Porn stars prepare for stand-off with feminists over Stop Porn Culture London conference

Stop Porn Culture (SPC) will be holding a conference organised by Gail Dines, a sociologist and anti-porn campaigner, and the Guardian columnist Julie Bindel, which they describe as a “progressive, feminist collaboration against the sex industry”. US-based Dines said the aim of the conference was not to ban porn, conceding that this would be impossible, […]

 

Anti-Homosexuality bill is signed into law in Uganda

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda today has assented to the Anti-Homosexuality bill which now becomes law. According to the president, homosexuality is due to a person’s environment and not due to a person born homosexual and as such it can be fought. The bill proposes a raft of measures to criminalize, stigmatize, victimize and intimidate […]

 

Ineffective and in dire need of reform: South Korea’s Anti-Sex Trade Law

Ineffective and in dire need of reform: South Korea’s Anti-Sex Trade Law

Report on Public Opinion of Anti-Trade Sex Law In 2011, the Hyundai Research Institute published the findings of a survey commissioned by the Hanteo National Union of Sex Workers. It examined “the changes in public opinions on sex trade after the enactment of the Anti-Trade Sex Law” in South Korea based on interviews with 1,000 adults from different […]

 

60% of porn cases are from south India

60% of porn cases are from south India

BANGALORE: Four south Indian states — Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu — account for almost 60% of the pornography cases booked in the country in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Karnataka, where legislators watching porn clips in the assembly embarrassed the government a couple of years ago, stands third in the country with 114 […]

 
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