Salon asks why are the US Republican presidential candidates so uptight about sex?
Let’s be honest, though: Religious conservatives aren’t the only ones who fall for the anti-sex rhetoric. [Marty] Klein points out how fear-driven American politics has become: “It’s a way of getting money — nobody gets public money if somebody is slightly annoyed. You have to be terrified.” And sex freaks people out like nothing else, regardless of political persuasion.
“It does remain a puzzle why it has been so hard for Americans loudly to defend sexual rights even if they definitely enjoy having them,” says [Dagmar] Herzog. “This creates an echo chamber in which the bullies get to set the terms of debate.”
Via SWAAY, a man who murdered two sex workers in 2008 because he "wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone" seeks early prison release because he just now realised that's wrong!
[Parole board member Robert] Yeates was unsure if the parole board would release him any earlier than 40 years. A decision is expected to come within the next month. "Your conduct was so vile, reprehensible and horrendous, it's hard for me to understand the mental health issues, understand the substance abuse, understand the anger management history," he said. "It's an incomprehensible crime."