Carlin Ross's blog

Dana Scully: The First True Female Character

Mon, 07/28/2008 - 09:50
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Even pregnant Gillian Anderson is amazing! I caught X Files last weekend (my man made we wait to post about it so I wouldn't ruin it for everyone else) and I finally got it...why I loved X Files:

It was the first accurate portrayal of a female heroine. Mulder was ruled by his emotions; Scully was ruled by her reason. She was cool, calm, and collected and always saved Mulder's ass (she does again in the film). God, I love Chris Carter.

And the best part (besides Mulder and Scully lying in bed talking about their son, William, who died....I know!) is that half way through the movie my man looks over at me and whispers in my ear, "I had such a huge crush on Scully".

I'm the luckiest girl in the world to have a man who prizes wit and resolve.

No Gender Differences in Math Performance

Mon, 07/28/2008 - 09:22
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Finally, someone did a real study and found that young girls have the same aptitude for math as young boys. I always did well in math...and in college I got the highest grade in my statistics class:

After sifting through mountains of data - including SAT results and math scores from 7 million students who were tested in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act - a team of scientists says the answer is no. Whether they looked at average performance, the scores of the most gifted children or students' ability to solve complex math problems, girls measured up to boys.

'Wrong bras' can damage breasts

Mon, 07/28/2008 - 09:06
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I see so many women in the gym that don't have enough support. One woman just gave birth and was working out without even a bra. I wanted to say something but got that look.

Women who wear the wrong kind of bra could be damaging their breasts, researchers have warned. The breast biomechanics team at the University of Portsmouth said poor support could lead to fragile ligaments in the breast being stretched. They said that during exercise, breasts move up to 21cm (8.26inches), up and down, in and out and side to side - but most bras just limit vertical movement.

Oliver Stone's W Trailer

Mon, 07/28/2008 - 08:57
Submitted by Carlin Ross

It finally hit the web! W looks brilliant...the casting is perfection. I think Betty and I are going opening night. Let's see if history proves W to be one of the greatest Presidents of our time (right):

Our Beginning

Sun, 07/27/2008 - 10:14
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I love this picture of Betty and me. We were on our first trip together to Cuernavaca, Mexico (we still break out laughing like that every time we're together).

Only a few weeks prior, I had contacted Betty for a podcast interview, she'd accepted, and half way through we shook hands, deciding to go into business together.

That was just about 1 year ago and now I can't imagine my life without Betty. I hope you love the site as it grows and reaches it's full potential as a resource for sexual information and community for both women and men who believe in sexual freedom.

Betty Gets a Plug as One of the First Pro-sex Feminists

Fri, 07/25/2008 - 16:20
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Christina (she'll be writing for the site) forwarded me the link to Feministe and there was an article where Betty was prominently mentioned as one of the first pro-sex feminists entitled: Feminist Porn: Sex, Consent, and Getting Off

How cool is Betty?

Nude York City

Fri, 07/25/2008 - 08:20
Submitted by Carlin Ross

A naked dining fad is proving popular in New York. About 50 diners - whose motto is "no hot soup" - meet regularly for meals where the dress code is literally non-existent.
Organiser John Ordover, who rents city restaurants for the monthly dinner parties, told the New York Post: "We're not out to shock or put on a public spectacle.

Diablo Cody's New Movie Jennifer's Body

Thu, 07/24/2008 - 14:09
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I love Diablo Cody and have been anticipating the cover art for her new horror comedy Jennifer's Body. And Megan Fox (the new Angelina Jolie) is starring as the lead:

In the film, Megan Fox plays a cheerleader in a sleepy Minnesota town. Described as a Heathers-type dark comedy, it tells the story of a seemingly-perfect cheerleader whose life is thrown into disarray when she gets possessed by a demon, begins eating boys in her small Minnesota town, then faces off against her best friend and the Satan-worshipping band that made her evil.

Jordan's Queen Rania's Youtube Channel

Thu, 07/24/2008 - 13:59
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Not sure if you caught Queen Rania on Oprah (I didn't but I saw it on cnn.com).  She has a youtube channel and is trying to open a dialogue about the arab world.  I lean towards Ayaan Hirsi Ali's take on Islam but Queen Rania does seem quite remarkable:

Sex Competition Leads to Arrest

Wed, 07/23/2008 - 09:02
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This sounds kind of hot....I'll admit it. And the prostitution charge seems way off base: Nine British women were facing prostitution charges after being arrested at the weekend for taking part in an oral sex competition in the Greek holiday island of Zakynthos, police said on Monday.

Six British and six Greek men, including two bar owners, were also charged in the incident, which took place at Laganas beach in the south of the Ionian island, which lies off the west coast of mainland Greece, police said. The women, who came to the popular resort on holiday, had been paid to take part in the competition, which was video recorded and was to be posted on the Internet, police said.

The men were charged with encouraging obscene behavior.

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: