The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Arkansas Teacher, 57, Gets Probation After Lesbian Molestation of Girl, 16

Helen Banks molested teenage girl. Monticello, Arkansas: A 57-year-old school teacher that resigned after being arrested, accepted a plea bargain [Aug. 6], in Drew County Circuit Court. Helen Banks, a former Drew Central High School teacher, agreed to a term of 8 years probation and will be required to register as a sex offender. It had […]

Elementary School Teacher’s Lesbian Affair Causes Texas Political Scandal

Corinne Saenz (left) and her lesbian girlfriend Ermicin Paredes (right). In 2002, elementary school teacher Corrine Morris Rodriguez Saenz married attorney Jonathan Saenz. By 2010, the couple had three children, while Jonathan Saenz rose to political prominence: Jonathan M. Saenz, Esq., is the President of Texas Values, a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving and advancing a culture […]

‘Hi, We’re Lesbian Feminists and We’re Here to Talk to Your Daughter About Sex’

Carmen Rios (@c_rios) is a “raging lesbian feminist” who is (a) communications coordinator for the Feminist Majority Foundation, and (b) a columnist for the lesbian blog Autostraddle. On her Twitter account, Rios calls herself the “Tweeter-in-Chief” for the Feminist Majority Foundation’s account @Majority Speaks, which means Rios was responsible for this message: That message linked […]

Alabama Teacher, 39, Gets Five-Year Sentence for Sex With Boy, 14

Summer is the slow season for teacher sex scandals. For obvious reasons, there are fewer teachers arrested for having sex with students during vacation months when kids aren’t in school. Yet the courts are still in session, and the trials and hearings continue: A former Alabama high school teacher and cheerleading coach accused of having an […]

Stuff You Can’t Make Up

From Beca Grimm (@becagrimm): I fertilized some lettuce I grew with my period blood for @VICE then made/ate a salad: http://t.co/N4ZSRmXxkH — dj crumple chin (@becagrimm) July 30, 2014 Have I ever mentioned my insanely obsessive curiosity? When something catches my attention, it is my habit to research the topic within an inch of its […]

Radical Lesbian Feminism: Coming Soon to a Public School Classroom Near You?

“Can it be valid to conceptualize ‘girls’ as having certain personal attributes universally in common, except perhaps their youth relative to women? In grappling with this question, we need not to lose sight of the fact that, however different, girls’ actions are oriented toward the same or similarly structured objects that construct their bodies’ social […]

Feminist Prostitution in Canada?

Olga Marques, Ph.D. (@omarques_) is an assistant professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, where her research interests include “Qualitative and feminist research methods” as well as “Sexuality, sexual deviance and sexual labour.” Her Ph.D. dissertation was on “Women’s Engagement with Sexually Explicit Materials: Deviance, Stigma and Negotiating Identities”; her master’s thesis was […]

Schools of Privilege

My hostility to elite institutions of higher education is not entirely a matter of vulgar populism. It is also based on knowledge of what sort of childhood and adolescence is necessary to compete in the admissions sweepstakes at elite private schools. It’s not just about being “smart.” Unless your Daddy’s a millionaire alumnus, mere intelligence […]

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