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Slut shaming and safe sexting

Safe sex used to be simple. Step A: take one vending machine prophylactic. Step B: use it.
These days, everything is much more complicated. These days, protecting yourself from “going viral” may also involve checking for hidden webcams and erasing your ex-partner’s flash drive.
Most of Australia is now familiar with the case of the 18-year-old Australian [...]

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Recreational nastiness sets internet freedom in flames

The internet is emerging as one of the big heroes of the pro-democracy, anti-despot movement in the Middle East. It’s regarded as being right up there with that courageous Muammar Gaddafi impersonator who has been suggesting absent members of the Libyan army are simply retreating to rest and relax.
Thanks to the cybersphere, Arabic members of generation [...]

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The name game

FOR the blokey trio at the centre of the John Cusack film Hot Tub Time Machine, the only thing more terrifying than becoming a homosexual is becoming a “hyphenate”, the new Godzilla of the “bromantic” comedy.
Let me explain. (And while the usual conventions would call for a plot spoiler alert now, that would imply this [...]

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Good hoaxkeeping

Have dinner ready … Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking … Greet him with a warm smile [and] … let him talk first — remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours … A good wife always knows her place.
THE above comes from what looks like [...]

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Save us from the sexy babies

AN American blogger is berating parents for buying their babies bibs with “hottie” logos. She accuses these parental pimps of advertising their kiddies as prostitots and encouraging pedophiles: “I have to wonder if they think about the child predators who claim that kids are flirting with them or asking for it,” the blogger writes.
This, awfully [...]

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Unprecedented opportunities for courtship and infidelity – the travesty of the telegraph

MOST media stories about the internet concern its evil deeds: its fame-a-fying of Finnish serial shooters is just one, not particularly grammatical, example. Reading the headlines, it’s easy to assume that the cyber-sphere poses a threat like no other. There have, however, been many precedents.
Guess which technological breakthrough was accused of causing young people to [...]

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Pink isn’t for this girl

LAST weekend I tried to buy my daughter a toy tip-truck. In our inner-city see-saw zone, Tonka-type items are crucial for the moving of playground bark from one spot to another, an activity that can absorb the average attention-deficited ankle biter for a truly gratifying number of minutes.
In our inner-city see-saw zone, there’s also a lot [...]

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US election skanks

ACCUSATIONS of sexism are ricocheting round the American presidential campaign like bullets in a bank safe.
There are so many shooters firing from so many ideological angles, it’s hard to work out who, if anyone, is landing a shot.
First, the Hillary Clinton campaign. While some claimed it was sexist that Billary got a shot at the [...]

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Stunning pre-election satire from The Daily Show…

Samantha Bee versus John “in air quotes” McCain and his strictly abstract views on abortion…

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Titty bar politics

ONE of my favourite Sydney watering holes has decided to try to improve business by hiring half-naked bar staff.
It’s hard to miss the towering, new “lingerie waitress” sign out the front. But the drum-playing academics and pierced L-plate lesbians who usually inhabit Pub X still look shocked when redheads in rectal-floss G-strings suddenly materialise [...]

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