I want to open this, my first sex column, by saying that when I say this is a “geek girl’s guide to love and sex” that’s only because I am a geek girl and I am writing it from my point of view. I would trust that many non-geek women would share many of the same hopes, fears and hungers as I do, so don’t feel excluded by the title. What do I want to talk about? Well, everything, of course. Mostly I just want to say that whatever you like, whatever you’re into, whatever gets you off, it’s OK. Seriously. Women aren’t really taught that.
I woke up this morning thinking, for a brief moment, that I’d actually get decent news on mainstream/basic media networks i.e. ABC, NBC, etc. What I’m getting is a completely half-assed version of what’s going on in Ferguson, Mo.
What’s frightening is that while I know where to get ACTUAL news on events (cable, journalists twitters/blogs, etc), way too much of the public doesn’t. And for those who don’t have access to the cable station versions of the media mentioned above, such as MSNBC, what they see/hear now is all they know to be “true”. They “know” that 18 year old Michael Brown was apparently a robbery suspect, but not that the situation with Darren Wilson began BEFORE the officer had any idea of a robbery. The information on this was released INSTEAD of the shooting report that was requested, as something to sway the public into thinking Brown deserved to be gunned down. Never mind the fact that committing such a crime STILL doesn’t warrant a suspect being shot 6 times (twice in the head) from behind. You know, unless we’ve suddenly started resorting to execution style killings without due process in this country?Continue Reading