Saturday, December 11, 2010

Weekly Mashup Stage 29

Its the end of the week. Time to show what you got!

More Patent Lawsuits Over Interactive Sex Toys -- The Teledildonic Patent Thicket: It would seem that even interactive sex toys are not immune to the shitstorm that is patenting.

Awesome.: The most badass pocket tee shirt ever.

WikiLeaks: Texas Company Helped Pimp Little Boys To Stoned Afghan Cops: "Since this is Afghanistan, you probably already knew this wasn't a kegger. Instead, this DynCorp soiree was a bacha bazi ("boy-play") party, much like the ones uncovered earlier this year by Frontline. For those that can't or won't click the link, bacha bazi is a pre-Islamic Afghan tradition that was banned by the Taliban. Bacha boys are eight- to 15-years-old. They put on make-up, tie bells to their feet and slip into scanty women's clothing, and then, to the whine of a harmonium and wailing vocals, they dance seductively to smoky roomfuls of leering older men."

Why no one should use that word: Kyriarchy instead of Patriarchy: When people just can't come to terms with the fact that "men want to dominate and oppress women" does not explain everything that is fucked up about society.

Let men make informed choices on prostate cancer screening: "Here, we come to the scandalous reality. The government, through its Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme (PCRMP) says that every man over 50 who doesn't have symptoms of prostate cancer is entitled to ask his GP for a PSA test. Yet, 70% of men aged 50-70 don't even know that the test exists, let alone their right to request it – men are effectively denied the right to make a choice. And if you think that's bad, it gets even worse for men from less affluent backgrounds who are much less likely to be aware of the test, or even of the disease itself."

Exclusive: TSA frisks groom children to cooperate with sex predators, abuse expert says: "Telling a child that they are engaging in a game is "one of the most common ways" that sexual predators use to convince children to engage in inappropriate contact, Wooden told Raw Story." Damn right is. How in the world can you tell a child that something so invasive is "a game"?

Nutri-Grain, Fake Color, and Why Do American Kids Deserve Less than Europeans?: I guess I should start importing Nutri-Grain bars.

Divorced Dads’ Overnights Thwarted by School District: So what if the dad has visitation rights or shared custody? If the school outright refuses to recognize the dad's resident then the kids can't catch the bus to and from his home. And here I was thinking people were complaining that dads were doing their part in raising children.

Okay I know the Bond movie franchise is on a bit of hiatus and the people that do those opening scenes need to make ends meet but damn.

See ya next week!