In The News

Here is some stuff in the news today!

RIP Virginia Johnson—writer, researcher, sex therapist, and one-half of Masters and Johnson, the duo who helped the US talk about sex and orgasms and all that good stuff.

[Content Note: Hostility to agency; misogyny.] One-third of US women seeking abortions had to travel more than 25 miles to access services, according to a new Guttmacher report using data from 2008. I can only imagine that the number of restrictions passed in the interim has made accessibility even more difficult. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

American Dream 2.0: "Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty, or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream." Do conservative leaders really imagine that 80% of USians are just lazy? Come on. That bootstraps bullshit is always gross nonsense, but it's truly absurd at this point.

[CN: Homophobia; misogyny.] Pope Francis says he won't personally judge gay priests (he'll leave it to god to totes send them to hell or wev) and also says women can't be ordained: "The church says no. That door is closed." DAMN!

Cumulus Media, the second-biggest operator of radio stations in the nation, is planning to drop Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. A sad day for us all, I'm sure.

Gallup finds that 52% of US respondents in a new poll would cast their vote in favor of nationally legalizing same-sex marriage, if given the opportunity.

[CN: Homophobia] Someone send the memo to Baton Rouge, where, in the year of our lord Jesus Jones two thousand and thirteen, the police are still setting up stings to bust gay men arranging to have consensual sex in the privacy of their own homes.

[CN: Homophobia] Meanwhile, the International Olympic Committee promises that Russia won't use its recently-passed draconian anti-gay laws to punish queer Olympians who participate in the 2014 winter games there. PINKY SWEAR? WELL, OKAY THEN! WE CAN ALL DEFINITELY TRUST YOU THEN!

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