Yesterday I published a post called Feminist S&M Lessons from the Seduction Community. There was a formatting error in the post that removed three paragraphs from the first section and created an incoherent sentence where they used to be. Should’ve caught that in my initial edits, but I’ve been running my brain into the ground lately trying to finish up some stuff in time for my awesome upcoming panel appearance on pickup artists and feminists at the SXSW conference! I fixed the error yesterday evening, and the correct version of the post is available here.
And with that … I have little interest in mainstream politics, but this made me dissolve in laughter. I hope that on the off chance I actually have any conservative readers, y’all aren’t too offended. I present you with an episode of the political cartoon “This Modern World” by Tom Tomorrow (click the image to embiggen):
Does that remind you of my article A Unified Theory of Orgasm? Me, too! Also it is such a perfect send-up of the ridiculousness going on these days around reproductive rights. If it amuses you, maybe consider donating to Planned Parenthood.
Description of the comic:
PANEL 1 shows two religious figures:
CAPTION: A new culture war explodes!
RELIGIOUS FIGURE #1: “The pursuit of the orgasm leads women to have sex — which leads to abortions!”
RELIGIOUS FIGURE #2: “And that’s why the female orgasm is a violation of our religious liberty!”
PANEL 2 shows two guys in suits:
CAPTION: Conservative pundits weigh in!
PUNDIT #1: “There’s nothing in the Constitution that guarantees the right to a female orgasm!”
PUNDIT #2: “If such a thing even exists!”
PUNDIT #1: “I’ve certainly never seen one!”
PANEL 3 shows two guys on the street:
CAPTION: Worrisome scenarios proliferate!
GUY #1: “For instance — if a female government employee spends part of her pay on a vibrator — aren’t we being forced to subsidize her taxpayer-funded orgasms?”
GUY #2: “I demand an exemption of conscience!”
PANEL 4 shows two new guys in suits:
CAPTION: Sensible moderates look for common ground.
MODERATE #1: “Can’t we all agree that women should be allowed to have the occasional orgasm, in the context of a societally-sanctioned monogamous heterosexual relationship –”
MODERATE #2: “– as long as it doesn’t take too long?”
PANEL 5 shows two guys in front of a columned building:
CAPTION: But state legislators in Virginia have some ideas of their own.
LEGISLATOR #1: “We believe women suspected of orgasms should be forced to submit to an invasive gynecological exam!”
LEGISLATOR #2: “No reason! We just want to show them who’s boss!”
LEGISLATOR #1: “Too bad our governor caved to the orgasm lobby!”
PANEL 6 shows the conservative pundits again:
CAPTION: Of course, it’s important to make certain distinctions in a debate like this.
PUNDIT #1: “Obviously the male orgasm is biologically necessary for reproduction!”
PUNDIT #2: “Indeed! If God had intended women to have orgasms –”
PUNDIT #1: “– he would have given them penises!”