Some people engage in serious discussion about the evolutionary origins of female orgasm (unfortunately some of the important links within those links are now dead, because the folks at Philosophy of Biology have deleted the blog, not realizing how harmful that is to the blogosphere).
Some other people (mostly in Australia) relish in the artistic beauty of female (and male) orgasm.
Yet some other people engage in efforts to ban female orgasm.
Of the three groups of people, who do you think has the least healthy outlook on life?
I first saw this on Ed Brayton's blog: The War on Orgasms (Dispatches from the Culture Wars)
Ah, pandering to the sex-haters and woman-enslavers in the South! A Republican mysoginist proposed to ban sex-toys in South Carolina: Bill would make sale of sex toys illegal in South Carolina (AP - note the beautiful double-entendres):
----------------I am assuming that Mrs. Davenport's drawers are full of hidden paraphernalia - I just cannot imagine her husband being without some serious hangups about sex.
The South Carolina bill, proposed by Republican Rep. Ralph Davenport, would make it a felony to sell devices used primarily for sexual stimulation and allow law enforcement to seize sex toys from raided businesses.
Ms. Gillespie, 49, said she has worked in the store for nearly 20 years and has seen people from every walk of life, including "every Sunday churchgoers." "I know of multiple marriages that sex toys have sold because some people need that. The people who are riding us (the adult novelty industry) so hard are probably at home buying it (sex toys and novelties) on the Internet. It’s ridiculous."
At Sugar ‘N Spice, sex toys are displayed in a separate room. Buyers include men and women who "need a little help" because surgery or medical problems are affecting their marriage, Ms. Irons said.
"We’ve been selling these sex toys for 27 years," she said Friday. "Even pastors shop in here. They send couples in here they counsel for marriage problems. It’s probably going to hit people like that harder than people realize."
Though the laws don’t punish people for owning sex toys, banning their sale is a backdoor attempt to discourage their use, Mr. Lopez said.
For the really funny take on the story, read this: Legislating boredom ( DARE Generation Diary)
One of the commenters suggests investing in South Carolina cucumber farms. Another notices that this bill can ban artificial insemination of farm and zoo animals. Another is already inventing alternative products, like vibrating paperweights. This is such a great topic to have fun with bacuse it is so ridiculous to begin with.
But, on a more serious note...if this bill becomes law (as it already is in Texas, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi) how are South Carolinians going to invite Anne Coulter to give a hate-speech?
Since no man has courage to date Anne - and who can blame them, it would be like mating with a praying mantis and waiting for decapitation - I can just imagine her impressive armamentarium, the whips and chains and stainless-steel spiky dildos in her bedroom.
On the other hand, with no danger for guns ever been outlawed in South Carolina, perhaps Anne can bring one of her favourite toys to play with: