Invisible Children…


Date: February 12, 2019

01) Invisible Children

“At a time when millions around the world are celebrating historic advances in “global connectivity,” entire populations in hidden corners of our world are being left behind — and the consequences are dire.

Tens of thousands of families living in severely isolated places like central Africa face the daily threat of violence from rebel groups, wildlife poachers, and other criminal trafficking networks. Without basic protection and communications systems, these communities are disconnected from each other and the outside world. When faced with deadly violence and exploitation, they have no way to warn each other; no way to call for help. Cut off from the systems of power that decide what our world hears and how we decide what matters, the injustices that they face — and their ideas for how to end them — are too easily ignored.

And the violence continues.”

For the love of technology! Sex robots and virtual reality…


Date: February 12, 2019

01) For the love of technology! Sex robots and virtual reality

“Sex as we know it is about to change.

We are already living through a new sexual revolution, thanks to technologies that have transformed the way we relate to each other in our intimate relationships. But we believe that a second wave of sexual technologies is now starting to appear, and that these are transforming how some people view their very sexual identity.

People we refer to as “digisexuals” are turning to advanced technologies, such as robots, virtual reality (VR) environments and feedback devices known as teledildonics, to take the place of human partners.”

Sexual Harassment in the Field of Sexuality Research…


Date: February 12, 2019

01) Sexual Harassment in the Field of Sexuality Research

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“Our field has a problem with sexual harassment, and we need to talk about it. Though sexual harassment is currently at the forefront of discussions taking place within major social movements, professional societies, and disciplines (see, for example, Clancy, Nelson, Rutherford, & Hinde, 2014; Dzau & Johnson, 2018; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2018), the discipline of sexuality research has—to this point—been largely absent from these discussions. There are some exceptions, however, with a few sexuality researchers in sociology, psychology, and gender studies among those who have faced or made public accusations or formal reports alleging sexual misconduct or harassment (e.g., Flaherty, 2018; Grollman, 2018; Mondon, 2018). With this Guest Editorial, we aim to begin that discussion, articulating that #TimesUp too in sexuality research, and present a collective united front against sexual harassment in our field and workplaces.

Our goal in this Guest Editorial is to articulate: (1) the scope of the problem of sexual harassment within our fields, especially sexuality research, including its consequences; (2) the gendered basis of sexual harassment; (3) the exacerbation of these experiences for people of color and those in lower positions of power, including students and/or other minoritized social locations; and (4) suggestions toward stopping sexual harassment within sexuality professions, including sexuality research. While sexual harassment can occur between professionals and their clients, patients, and research participants, we will focus here on sexual harassment within research, academic, and professional spaces. In doing so, we draw on our own experiences and those of colleagues who have shared their experiences with us as well (either anonymized/grouped or with their permission). As we all live and (mostly) work in North America, we note the cultural limitations of our perspectives.”

Slimed! YCDTOTV Panel Full…


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Date: February 12, 2019

01) Slimed! YCDTOTV Panel Full


“The Complete “You Can’t Do That On Television” panel from the launch event for “Slimed! An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age” at New York’s 92nd Street Y. Participants (other than me) included Christine McGlade, Alasdair Gillis and Geoffrey Darby.”


Ottawa Comiccon 2017 – You Can’t Do That On Television Panel:

“Christine (Moose) McGlade, Doug Ptolemy, Stephanie Bauder, Justin Cammy and Abby Hagyard all talked about the show and answered questions from the audience.”

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Anger from victims of abuse as new centre opens to help 100 sex offenders back into society…


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Date: February 12, 2019

01) Anger from victims of abuse as new centre opens to help 100 sex offenders back into society

“A new centre which offers support and life skills to sex offenders who have been released from prison has opened in Nottingham.

The Corbett Centre for Prisoner Reintegration, which launched today, Monday, will help around 100 former prisoners and is described as the first of its kind in the UK.

Its aim is to reduce reoffending rates by helping ex-inmates reintegrate into society.

But the move has been criticised by victims of sexual abuse, with one calling it ‘a slap in the face’ when many survivors are struggling to access support services.

The project – at an unidentified city centre location – is being run by the Safer Living Foundation (SLF), a charity formed by HMP Whatton and the School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University which offers support to people with sexual convictions.

Professor Belinda Winder, head of NTU’s Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit, and co-founder of SLF, said: “I can’t emphasise enough how much we empathise with people who have suffered sexual abuse. But that’s why we’re doing this; to reduce reoffending.

“This important initiative will support our existing research to understand and prevent sexual abuse. It will also go a step further in encouraging us to apply our findings so that we can have a real impact on improving the safety of the public and preventing sexual crime.”

A prime example of fear and ignorance in action.

The sex abuse survivors should be rejoicing over this, as it is a move which unquestionably caters to them…and presumably their desire, that whatever happened to themselves doesn’t happen to someone else…

…And yet…no.

…Is there anything short of lining up the accused and condemned, in a human sacrifice [aka slaughter] ceremony, that will satiate their lust for cruelty and revenge?

Let’s get real!…

…These types of programs exist, not for the extreme cases [who will likely remain in prison], but for the individuals where there is strong expectation they can be manipulated, and kept under the government’s thumb.

These types of cases are well known, to have extremely low recidivism rates. Putting them in a profession and stable lifestyle, is the best chance at keeping them crime free.

Forcing them out of the social survival structure, typically has the opposite effect.

The day is coming…and more rapidly, as they invent new reasons to label someone a “sex offender”, put them on a list, threaten, abuse and ostracize them…when this is all going to come to a head…

There is already a sizable army of human beings, on these lists…held under this abusive oppression…many of whom are still physically capable…some [children, teens and young adults] of whom have their most capable years in front of them…And many have been very unjustly treated…

…What happens, when this army organizes and starts defending itself?

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North…


Date: February 11, 2019

01) North – Nostalgia Critic


“A movie so bad and full of horrible stereotypes that Siskel and Ebert said what about it? Tune in to see the Nostalgia Critic review North, and find out the answer!

Originally aired on 6/3/2009.”

“North” is a weird movie…

…Over all…I dislike the movie…

…But, I loved Elijah Wood…And the scene with the “loosen his pants”, as he lays on his back…

…That is just priceless!…even if it does feel like mocking torment towards BoyLovers…

The billboard sign is also quite the unique moment, in movie history.

The Sex Quiz: Myths, Taboos and Bizarre Facts…


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Date: February 11, 2019

01) The Sex Quiz: Myths, Taboos and Bizarre Facts

“The most taboo elements of society are also the most misunderstood, and sex is no exception. Here we test you on the marvels of procreation (psst – babies do not come from storks) and attempt to put some of the wildest myths to bed.”

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Hmmmm…

…I was originally going to guess the correct answer, of one of the three I got wrong…but changed the guess…

Still…seven out of ten is not bad…

…Guess the pedophile knows a lot more about sex, than some might presume….Mmmm?

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Pedophiles’ Brains Show Abnormal Reaction to Kids’ Faces…


Date: February 11, 2019

01) Pedophiles’ Brains Show Abnormal Reaction to Kids’ Faces

Thanks to feinmann0!

“The brain circuits that respond to faces and sex appear to activate abnormally in pedophiles when they look at children’s faces, scientists say.

These new findings could lead to novel ways to diagnose pedophiles, and could shed light on the evolutionary roots of sex, the researchers added.

In the animal kingdom, there may be a number of mechanisms preventing adults from attempting sex with children. For example, “pheromones emitted by child mice inhibit sexual behavior of adult male mice,” said lead study author Jorge Ponseti, a sex researcher at Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel in Germany. “If scientists inhibited these pheromones in the child mice, adult male mice started to mate with these babies.”

In the men who were attracted to adults, images of adult faces activated a number of brain regions significantly more than child faces did. These areas of the brain, such as occipital areas, the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex, the putamen and nucleus caudatus, are known to help people respond to both faces and sexual behavior. These same regions were significantly more active in pedophiles when they were shown child faces than when they were shown adult faces.


Jorge Ponseti conveniently fails to acknowledge widespread paedophilic behaviour across the animal kingdom where adults enjoy being sexually activity with their young. He disingenuously ignores this glaringly obvious elephant in the room to promote his own snake-oil salesman pseudo-scientific research.

Why is it that the piece is fronted with an image of a distraught child? Why is it that all paedophiles are painted as dangerous abusers of children? Why is it that the likes of Ponseti and Cantor refuse to research the massively damaging social problem of physical and emotional abuse of children in the family home?

The Nazi regime assign racial stereotyping to aid detection of a Jew … key physical characteristics were highlighted on charts through the depiction of particular hair and eye color plus nose and head measurements. Ponseti and Cantor are descriminating in precisely the same way almost a century later. Paedophiles are the new Jews.”

Yure provided us with a vast list of non-human species, where sexual contact between adults and children have been documented.

I want to do something with that list, eventually.

It sounds like Jorge is incompetent, at the very least…Which is pretty much par for the course, in that particular field.

You also noticed the graphic of the “weeping child”?…

…I read the article, before reading your comments…and that specific thing also caught my attention…It’s a very sleazy tactic…barely even subliminal, anymore…

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Images like this one [implying a child in peril or trauma] are usually accompanying these types of articles, in order to be psychologically suggestive and implant a certain type of notion into the mind of the reader.

I don’t remember the last time I ran across a “child sex abuse” article, which lacked this type of graphical propaganda.

Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’…


Date: February 11, 2019

01) Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’

Thanks to feinmann0!

“Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review…

The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global scientific review.

More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. The total mass of insects is falling by a precipitous 2.5% a year, according to the best data available, suggesting they could vanish within a century.

The planet is at the start of a sixth mass extinction in its history, with huge losses already reported in larger animals that are easier to study. But insects are by far the most varied and abundant animals, outweighing humanity by 17 times. They are “essential” for the proper functioning of all ecosystems, the researchers say, as food for other creatures, pollinators and recyclers of nutrients.


This topic is close to my heart but may be a little off the OLF radar. I thought it sufficiently important to flag the issues wherever I can … not least since the majority of mankind is either ignorant of, or wilfully turns a blind eye to, the natural crisis that has deepened over the past half century, a crisis that is clearly accelerating at a shocking pace.”

I’m not sure the human species is collectively smart enough, to pull it’s collective head out of it’s collective arse long enough…to see the forest for the trees, and realize we have vastly more pressing issues threatening us…than petty hysterics over “who likes the wrong pee pees”…all the endless gossip drama…and identity politics…

…But…we can hope.

I’ve had this sense in my gut for a number of years now…that all this nonsense…including the insane stupid laws, ultimately means nothing…because some sort of massive breakdown, is on the horizon…and I think it’s of the “natural disaster” form…

…It’s probably not a zombie apocalypse…[wouldn’t that be something?]…but extinction of the insects could fit that bill…and we could be looking at a scenario, much like what was represented in the movie “The Road”.

People have been so obsessed with “protecting the children”…and yet, they’ve been killing off their own children for decades, by helping to destroy the planet…being extraordinarily crappy stewards of planet Earth…

…Perspective…

…Why does virtually nobody have a grounded perspective?