Carlin Ross's blog

We're Taking It From All Sides

Wed, 07/23/2008 - 08:35
Submitted by Carlin Ross

While sitting at the sushi bar last night with Betty, I checked my blackberry to find the latest newsletter from truthout.org and read the following items on the list of new stories. If this isn't a full out assault on women's rights I don't know what is WTF!

women disappearing from the workforce; evidence from rapes often sits untested; Bush rushes to secure abstinence-only funding.  

Social stigma drives some women to remove tattoos

Tue, 07/22/2008 - 13:07
Submitted by Carlin Ross

It appears sexism is alive and well when it comes to tattoos.
Although just about as many women as men get tattoos nowadays, a  new
study shows that women seek removal of tattoos more than men because of
negative social fallout.

About 25% of people ages 18 to 30 have tattoos, and that number is
expected to rise to about 40% in the next few years, according to the
study, published today in the Archives of Dermatology. Previous studies
have shown that about 20% of people end up dissatisfied with their
tattoos, and about 6% seek tattoo removal using laser treatment.

Hillary Responds to Bush Admin's Attempt to Undermine Women's Rights

Mon, 07/21/2008 - 15:19
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I was waiting for this...for Hillary Clinton to take off the gloves and go for one more round. What better way to go back to public life than with a public denouncement of the Bush Administration's lame attempt to define contraception as abortion:

"The Bush
Administration is up to its old tricks again, quietly putting ideology before
science and women's health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services is poised to put in place new barriers to accessing common forms of
contraception like birth control pills, emergency contraception and IUDs by
labeling them "abortion."

Grandmother Arrested On Way To Hospital for Prostitution

Mon, 07/21/2008 - 10:30
Submitted by Carlin Ross

A grandmother walking to the hospital because she was having an asthma attack was arrested by Brooklyn cops for alleged prostitution. Part of their proof was that she was carrying a condom...guess young women being afraid to carry condoms because everyone will think they're a slut is founded in fact.

Contrary to Officer Sean Spencer's claim in a sworn complaint, she had never before been arrested for prostitution - or anything else, according to her lawyer Richard Cardinale.

India's Gulabai Gangs

Mon, 07/21/2008 - 09:11
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I posted about the pink gangs in India on the boards a while back but video says a thousand words:

Sara Jessica Parker Lands Reality Show on Bravo

Mon, 07/21/2008 - 08:44
Submitted by Carlin Ross

At first I thought that she was doing a reality show about her family life and I thought what an idiot - but a design competition sounds pretty interesting. I loved Project Runway but I'm not sure I can watch it on Lifetime.

Women Hardest Hit By Food Crisis

Sun, 07/20/2008 - 11:39
Submitted by Carlin Ross

As if genital excision, domestic violence, and the Bush Administration's prohibition against condom distribution through US-funded UN programs weren't enough, women are now the hardest hit victims of the food crisis.

Soaring prices for food and fuel have pushed more than 130 million poor
people across vast swaths of Africa, Asia and Latin America deeper into
poverty in the past year, according to the U.N. World Food Program (WFP). But while millions of men and children are also hungrier, women
are often the hungriest and skinniest. Aid workers say malnutrition
among women is emerging as a hidden consequence of the food crisis.

Bush Administration Tries to Redefine Contraception as Abortion

Thu, 07/17/2008 - 09:16
Submitted by Carlin Ross

The New York Times reports that the Bush Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services is drafting a rule that would place new restrictions on domestic family planning programs.

While current law allows health care providers and professionals to refuse to provide abortions based on their religious beliefs, this provision would threaten the funding of organizations and health facilities if they do not hire people who would refuse to provide birth control and defines abortion so broadly that it would include many types of birth control, including oral contraception.

Helen Mirren Rocks a Bikini

Wed, 07/16/2008 - 08:19
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I love Helen Mirren. She always looks amazing on the red carpet. She's older, stylish, sexy, and sophisticated. And she rocks the bikini like no one's business.

Women, you can look amazing at 63 years old. She has curves and she's confident. You so know that she doesn't starve herself or botox like crazy. Older, natural women are amazing.

Live From Cuba Podcast

Sun, 01/13/2008 - 20:47
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Betty Dodson and I headed to Cuba to meet the sexoligists at cinesex. We brought Betty's books and dvds, a ton of aspirin, and the video camera.

Betty Dodson and I headed to Cuba to meet the sexoligists at cinesex. We brought Betty's books and dvds, a ton of aspirin, and the video camera.

Live From Cuba It was a fascinating trip - and Betty had a great time lecturing me on my white jean skirt ;)

Feministing Podcast

Wed, 11/28/2007 - 03:52
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Do You Have Love for New York?

Simone came by on sunday for dinner and we watched back-to-back episodes of I Love New York. We were obsessed and then I asked her if she thought New York was a feminist. So we set up the mics and talked feminism, fetish porn, and how New York reminded us of Miss Piggy:

feministing I'm off to Cuba for 2 weeks. I'm bringing the mics and the camera so I'll come back with goodies! C

Bodysex Workshops Podcast

Mon, 11/05/2007 - 00:57
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I just got back from a week in Copenhagen with Betty Dodson. We did 2 days of Body Sex Workshops training 13 Danish sexologists in Betty's orgasm techniques.

I just got back from a week in Copenhagen with Betty Dodson. We did 2 days of Body Sex Workshops training 13 Danish sexologists in Betty's orgasm techniques.

Body Sex Workshops The women were amazing...the vulvas were exceptional...and we learned to keep something soft between you and the heavy metal when using your vibe.

Me And Mary

Sun, 09/23/2007 - 21:48
Submitted by Carlin Ross

A Memorable Lesbian Experience.

Thank you Solstice 1221 for the post that sparked it all - the Fantasy/Fiction section of the boards. There's always something about your first time....especially when it's with another woman:

A Memorable Lesbian Experience.

Thank you Solstice 1221 for the post that sparked it all - the Fantasy/Fiction section of the boards. There's always something about your first time....especially when it's with another woman:

Me And Mary

Caroline

Thu, 08/16/2007 - 19:05
Submitted by Carlin Ross

There's something you should know about Caroline.

Little brothers can be such pests. Pests who need to be punished. Is it wrong to make your brother put on one of your dresses before you spank him? And what if your girlfriend takes part in his punishment? There's something you should know about Caroline:

There's something you should know about Caroline.

Little brothers can be such pests. Pests who need to be punished. Is it wrong to make your brother put on one of your dresses before you spank him? And what if your girlfriend takes part in his punishment? There's something you should know about Caroline:

Caroline

Bathoom Stalls Can Be Such Naughty Places

Thu, 08/09/2007 - 20:49
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Girl-on-Girl Fantasy Fiction.

This fantasy posted by Berry at newcherrybomb.com under the Fantasy/Fiction section is the favorite girl-on-girl story. Even our lesbian members gave it 2 thumbs up (thank you, kat_ie). Berry hails from the UK and just finished her PhD I believe in physics or something like that. All our love, Berry:

Girl-on-Girl Fantasy Fiction.

This fantasy posted by Berry at newcherrybomb.com under the Fantasy/Fiction section is the favorite girl-on-girl story. Even our lesbian members gave it 2 thumbs up (thank you, kat_ie). Berry hails from the UK and just finished her PhD I believe in physics or something like that. All our love, Berry: