Published May 28, 2009
Bristol, Levi, Sarah, Todd, Tripp, Trig — and what parents really want.
Published May 1, 2009
First the Keystone Komstocks started protecting teens from themselves by arresting them on child porn charges for “sexting.”
Now a Massachusetts legislator would criminalize the photographing of people over 60 and those with disabilities. Such adults would be statutorily unable to consent.
Sex crimes law is like a black hole: Once reason falls in, it can never re-emerge.
Kids, Sex, and the State
Published March 19, 2009
The San Francisco Anarchist Book Fair was thrilling: dogs, bicycles, Yiddish, situationists, Wobblies, fat old naked guy activists, Celtic anarcho-syndicalist rap music, vegan pizza, DIY everything. And lotsa speakers, including me. You can hear my talk, given Saturday March 14, here. It was recorded by Indybay.org, a “radical news site where every reader can also [...]
Teens, Sexting, and the Law
Published February 10, 2009
Sex isn’t the big danger to teens online. What’s really vexing them is ordinary kid-on-kid meanness.
Poli Psy: What’s Up for O-Nine
Published January 9, 2009
If I can’t keep resolutions, I can make predictions . . .
Poli Psy: Love in Crisis
Published October 9, 2008
For a girl who grew up in a communist family, this month’s events should be cause for fireworks. As Marx predicted, the self-sown seeds of capitalism’s own destruction are spreading tendrils under the foundations of Wall Street, opening fissures in the walls of marble. Lenin told his comrades the profit-insatiable capitalist would eventually sell the [...]
Poli Psy: “What a Shame”
Published September 14, 2007
Shame gets a bad name in America, and most of the time yours truly can be found among its detractors. Especially where sex is concerned — and in America, sex is usually concerned — my judgments are few. If it’s safe and consensual, I say, hold your head high. So I hereby absolve two objects [...]
Poli Psy: “The Trouble with Normal”
Published February 28, 2007
The correctness of Vermont House Bill 275, permitting same-sex marriage, is a no-brainer. To forbid the privileges and protections of marriage to couples with matching genitals, when the complementary-genitalia crowd is welcome at the altar, denies a class of citizen equality under the law. If I were voting, I’d vote for H. 275. But I’d [...]