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Lights, Camera, Action: Study Suggests Sex in Movies Predicts Early Sexual Debut Among Teens

New research suggests that seeing sex in movies early is a predictor of early sexual debut and riskier sexual behavior among teens. The authors suggest that we should limit young people’s viewing of sex in movies. Maybe, but I for one have a hard time believing that simply keeping them out of the theaters is the answers. 

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History Has Not Been Kind To “The Exorcist”

Author and screenwriter William Peter Blatty, who wrote “The Exorcist”, is mad that Georgetown University isn’t hateful enough towards women. This shouldn’t be surprising, since he’s the author of virulent anti-woman propaganda.

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Abortion: A Topic Ritually Avoided by Recreational Media

I’ve written more than twenty books, but was startled by what I learned: you can raise the possibility of abortion, but it must be rejected. I hit a wall of resistance I believe is self-censorship on the part of the publishers. When a character is pregnant, whether from rape, incest, etc., so long as a baby is born, that’s acceptable. The “Juno” scenario.

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Lights, Camera, Condoms: Activists Try for Another Ballot Initiative Requiring Porn Stars to Use Condoms

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The battle in Los Angeles over whether porn stars should be required to use condoms is heating up again as an AIDS activist group started collecting signatures last week for a new ballot initiative.  If it gets on the ballot, the voters of Los Angeles County may get to decide how much latex we see in adult films. 

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Mike Huckabee to Premiere an Anti-Choice “Documentary” on Wednesday in Iowa, Courtesy of Citizens United

Mike Huckabee cannot resist the presidential stage even though he chose not to run this year to maintain his FOX News contract. Next month he brings an anti-choice propaganda documentary to 2012 election central.

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A Feminist Goodbye (For Now) To “Harry Potter” and “Friday Night Lights”

Even more than that, the women in these stories have transcended being “good female characters” who subvert stereotyps into just being good characters, period; real ones, ones whose journeys we are, sometimes to a desperate extent, obsessed with.

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Film Review (Part Two): Let’s Talk About Giving Parents More Advice

Part Two of the reveiw of the documentary, Let’s Talk About Sex, has some of the advice parents might need to at least begin conversations about sex with their children and teens. 

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Why We All (Well, A Lot of Us) Loved “Bridesmaids”

While far from perfect, this bawdy comedy with a heart proved that upending Hollywood cliches actually makes for a better movie.

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