At its best New Wave/punk represents a fundamental and age-old Utopian dream: that if you give people the license to be as outrageous as they want in absolutely any fashion they can dream up, they'll be creative about it, and do something good besides. -- Lester Bangs
Those crazy fundamentalist freaks have fucked one too many
cousin! In a bill past late last year, Alabama lawfuckers
outlawed strip clubs and "items to enhance sex" such as
vibrators and even some condoms. The ACLU is suing their slimy
backwoods asses for invasion of privacy. They also noticed
that Viagra is perfectly legal and paid for by most health
insure and that virtually all of the "items" in question are
used by (or on) women. Seeing as how, for some women, foreplay
is a not an optional part of the sexual situation (in fact
some women _only_ get off with a little help from modern
technology) this seems more than a little unfair.
This is nothing new. In the 1600s, a Scottish doctor
complained in his notes that over half the women in Scotland
use dildoes. In the good ol' days that these Alabama idiots
want to drag us back to, women went to their doctors to have
"hysterical spasms" induced--in other words, their doctors
would jill them off so they wouldn't go crazy from bad sex.
The vibrator was actually invented 'cause doctors were sick of
doing all the work (apparently you can't even pay guys for
foreplay). They used to be sold in every women's magazine
until they started showing up in pornos and people couldn't
pretend that they didn't know what they were really for
(shoulder massager my ass).
The real fucking scary part is that this story is a 10 line
blurb in the "Oddly Enough" section of Yahoo! News. Wanna
guess what page it would be on if some state outlawed Viagra?