Anal hazing is apparently a thing in American high schools now - The sexual assault of school age boys under the guise of hazing is becoming a real problem. Although I have to wonder when you consider how prevalent the attitudes of "man up" and "sex crimes against males aren't that big of a deal" are I wonder if the incidents are increasing or are we just at a point where these crimes are finally coming to light.
How Not To Be A Dad: The Latest Science Of Male Birth Control - 8 Methods of male birth control that are in development.
Parental benefits and paternity leave - Definitely nothing wrong with making sure dads know that they have an opportunity to take paternal leave but I wonder if reserving time like that (there is a 10 week block of time off that dads cannot give to mom, either he uses it or he loses it) is such a great idea.
Should New Dads Be Allowed To Stay Overnight In Hospital? England Struggles With Answer - On the other hand you know what's not a great idea to foster the father/child bond? Arguing other whether or not he should be "allowed" to stay overnight when the child is born. These conversations, policies, and arguing are convincing me more and more than the whole "dads need to participate more in child care" is not for the sake of the father or the sake of the child. No its for the convenience of mom. Involve dad just enough so that mom won't be over burdened. That's not gonna work folks.
Too much Va Va Voom? Renault advert featuring close-ups of burlesque dancers is banned by watchdog because it 'treats women like sexual objects - Odd. A car company makes two ads. One with scantly clad women, one with scantly clad men. Watchdogs jump on one and give the other a free pass.
Bulletin Board v198 - Weekly Bulletin Board courtesy of Toy Soldier.
Here's is one of the four interviews that Omake Ikuze's did this week focusing on female cosplayers.