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* The Abortioneers ask: Why can’t anti-abortion activists get along?
A grumpy anti and a soft-spoken priest [were] protesting at the same clinic.
Priest was youngish, bright-eyed and eager to start doing God’s work. Grumpy was a veteran with a gruff voice and quivering jowls. Priest was not amused by his hollering; he only wanted to pray for the women and their dying babies. He inched away slowly at first, then took giant steps towards the other end of the sidewalk, leering at Grumpy all the time. By noon, as Priest prepared to depart, he put his hand on Grumpy’s shoulder, made sure he looked him in the eye, and asked, “Do you really think you can help these women by screaming at them?” It was a genuine, reasonable question.
Priest never came back.
Dubbed the Hotshot, the prophylactic was developed in response to a study that indicated young teens were regularly engaging in unprotected sex.
“The result that shocked us concerned young boys who display apparently risky behaviour,” said Nancy Bodmer, who oversaw the research for the study at the Center for Development and Personality Psychology at Basel University in Switzerland.
“They have more of a tendency not to protect themselves,” she said, adding that because of their young age, they also do not know much about sexuality.
A friend’s take: “I like the concern about unwise sexual activity shown by the manufacturers, who named it . . . ‘The Hotshot.'”
* Bitch takes on the “innovative” new marketing campaign used to promote popular videogame Bayonetta. Bayonetta, for the uninitiated, stars a sexy heroine who kills bad guys via stripping, rolls on the ground in porny poses while killing said bad guys, and restores her power by sucking on a lollipop. How could this videogame ever spawn a misogynistic marketing campaign, you ask? Bitch answers:
* On another note, try Meat Cards: the “one-and-only laser etched beef jerky business cards.”
Photo via Darrow Montgomery