Carlin Ross's blog

Rape Culture Starts with School Dress Codes

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 06:27
Submitted by Carlin Ross

The young girl in this picture was pulled out of class because she violated the school dress code in Kentucky by showing her collarbones. Upworthy has more pictures of girls pulled out of class and humiliated while missing valuable class time waiting for their parents to come down to school.  From Portland to Kentucky, it's an every day occurrence.  

Hillary Takes On STI Stigma

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 07:32
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I don't care what people say about Hillary.  I fucking love her.

This week she penned a letter of support to Ella Dawson.  We've covered Ella's blog on overcoming STI shame.  She came out as a young woman - the girl next door - living with herpes.  She posted her picture and her full name.  God, she has clit.

Betty has herpes.  I had a long term partner with herpes (We didnt use condoms.  We avoided sex during outbreaks and I never contracted it).  Almost all of us harbor the herpes virus.  If you have a cold sore on your mouth, why is your life over is you have one on your genitals?  Why do we shame young people?

Catholic Hospital Refuses to Remove Dislodged IUD. Woman Waits 2 Weeks For Treatment

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 08:16
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This story completely shocks the conscience and makes my blood boil.  A Chicago woman went to a Catholic hospital because she fell and her copper IUD became dislodged from her uterus.  Who would want a piece of metal floating around their internal organs?

Women in Lingerie - No Photoshop No Pouting

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 06:30
Submitted by Carlin Ross

There are so many amazing projects being produced by women right now.  No coincidence that it's all happening on the eve of our first female president being elected into office.

This is a photo from the Lonely Girls Project.  They have a line of lingerie but instead of enlisting the same cookie cutter models to tell their story they had celebrity and regular women shoot themselves in their own envirnoments - no photoshop no pouting.  The images are so appealing to me, so real, so erotic.  

I love the image of the mom in the kitchen with her kid.  I can so relate.  It's so refreshing to see nipples, cellulite dimples and genuine sensuality.

Magic Wand Throughout History

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 06:55
Submitted by Carlin Ross

A kind gentleman sent me the link to this tumblr blog  - The Magic Wand Throughout History - and I had to republish it here.   Nothing like classical art reimagined with adequate clitoral stimulation.


Loving the Large Labia Project

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 07:59
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I've heard of the Large Labia Project but never clicked through the images until this morning when Emma emailed me for permission to repost our Trekant episode.

This is a great resource for women contemplating labiaplasty (please keep your labia intact).  And I respect that Emma posted images of her own labia. There's such freedom in sharing our nudity especially for educational purposes.

Looking forward to watching Emma's career unfold.

A Vulva on Your Eye Shadow

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 07:35
Submitted by Carlin Ross

The first image is a vulva stamped eye shadow compliments of Bitch Slap cosmetics.  Congratulations for celebrating our sex organ...using the term "vulva" BUT doesn't it bear a strong resemblance to Betty's cunt flower series? 

*sigh* I still love this line because it educates women unabashedly.  Thank you, Bitch Slap.

So Refreshing to See Men Touch

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:34
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I love this picture of Jason Momoa sneaking up on Henry Cavill and embracing him.  Here they are at a red carpet appearance for their roles in Suicide Squad, smiling without a shred of homophobia. 


She Had Me at "Science"

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 07:15
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I'm so fucking excited - I can't wait to cast my vote for Hillary.  Below is the link for her one hour speech.  I know it's long but it's history:

She will guarantee women equal pay and access to contraception.  And she "believes in science".  <3

Alice Brine Breaks Down Consent = Brilliance

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 07:23
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This is motherfucking brilliant.  Thank you, Alice Brine, for this amazing analogy (and Rebekah for the link).  Sometimes you have to flip the tables to make a point.

For me, it all comes down to personal liberty.  Either we all have the right to be safe - our bodies and our property - or its a free for all.

Breastfeeding Your Toddler is Your Choice

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 07:22
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I applaud Thandie Newton for posting this pic of herself breastfeeding her two year old with the caption, "This is what my body is made for. And the rest is my choice. #Freedom.".

Of course, the conservative blogs ripped into her, pixelating her breast where her child is latched on (not really sure why because there's no nipple. I had to go to Thandie's instagram page to find the original version) and calling her out for breastfeeding her two year old.

Charlize Theron: Sex Work is Work

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:07
Submitted by Carlin Ross

As if I needed another reason to love Charlize.  This photo was taken yesterday at the world AIDS conference. 

Notice the button she's holding up that reads, "sex work is work".  *sigh*

The Power of Women Being Naked Together

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 07:14
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Spencer Tunick decided to stage a photoshoot outside the Republican convention.  The only requirement was that you had to be a woman. 

Here are 100 women holding mirrors over their heads - naked - as the insanity rages on.  I love Spencer's inspiration:

“The mirrors communicate that we are a reflection of ourselves, each other, and of, the world that surrounds us. The woman becomes the future and the future becomes the woman.”

It does seem that it's up to Western woman to save the world.

The real bodies...the female all remind me of Bodysex. Here are more pics.

The Official Betty Dodson Baby Pic

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 07:09
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I love Betty's baby picture. Whenever we travel internationally and I fill out her passport forms, it's amazing to fill in "1929" as her date of birth.

Who would have thought that an iconic sex revolutionary would be born in Kansas almost 90 years ago. <3

Misogyny is a Hate Crime in the UK

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 10:22
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This is fucking amazing. Officially, in the UK, misogyny ie mistreating, abusing, harrassing women is a hate crime

Misogyny hate crime is classed under the new policy as "Incidents against women that are motivated by an attitude of a man towards a woman, and includes behaviour targeted towards a woman by men simply because they are a woman."

Examples of incidents include: