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It Is Gross, but Why Is It Gross? Adventures in Grossland

It Is Gross, but Why Is It Gross? Adventures in Grossland

For me, that’s always the question. Gross is a decision. It is a judgment based on a set of values derived from a particular perspective. And because of this slipperiness, some things are more widely deemed GROSS that some other things. Readers of this blog are well aware that bleeding lady parts often end up in Grossland. And they end...
Guys Goin’ With The Flow

Guys Goin’ With The Flow

Screenshot of Jezebel.com article “Singer Has Maybe-Fake Period Onstage, Tragically Grossing Out Man” A couple of recent web site items capture a wide range of male responses to Close Encounters of the Menstrual Kind. First, consider a peculiar blog post by a man named David Barton Wallace who does music reviews, this time a piece titled, “Brazilian Girls go with...
Care for a drink?

Care for a drink?

Photo from Reddit user ImKatieJay Reddit, the social entertainment website, has a section called “Reddit WTF?!” where users can post images or links that fit the category of “What the fuck?” Under the title of “Who Wants a Shot!?” one user posted an image of a package of five “flasks” that are in the shape of tampons and...

Little Girls! Just Say Yes to Your Dreams!

Seen this one yet? (or the (eerily) related “Birth Control on the Bottom“?) We posted “Sassy Girlz Candy Birth Control Pills” (written by Carissa Leone in 2011) in our regular installment Weekend Links on Feb 2. I had a mixed reaction. And when a couple re:Cycling readers described the video as “nasty,” I knew we needed to...
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