If you’re not sure if you’re Arthur or Martha, Canada may offer the answer: it.

We truly have arrived at the age where being normal is now a distinct disadvantage.

Canada is exploring the use of gender-neutral options on identity cards, Justin Trudeau told a television station, after he became the first Canadian prime minister to march in a gay pride parade.

Trudeau, who participated in the downtown Toronto parade along with other politicians on Sunday, did not give details, saying only the government was exploring the “best way” and studying other jurisdictions.

“That’s part of the great arc of history sweeping towards justice,” he told CP24.

Last week, the Canadian province of Ontario said it would allow the use of a third gender indicator, X, for driver’s licenses, which are commonly used in North America to provide identification.

Countries including Australia, New Zealand and Nepal already allow the use of the X gender indicator.

Trudeau also said last month’s relaxation of Canadian blood-donation restrictions on men who have sex with other men was “not good enough”, saying the government was going to work toward easing it further.

According to Canadian Blood Services, men who have sex with other men can now donate after one year of abstinence, down from five years previously.

I don’t mind what consenting adults get up to in the privacy of their own homes, but it has progressed to the point where our laws and society at large no longer cope with the infinite variability of people’s sexual identities. Read more »

Photo Of The Day

Pamela Des Barres.

Pamela Des Barres.

I’m With The Band

 Confessions of a Groupie

David Bowie shouldn’t be shamed in death, Pamela Des Barres says: Groupies know what they’re doing. And she—former lover of Jimmy Page and Mick Jagger—should know. Pamela Des Barres is one of the most famous groupies of the 1960s and 70s.

Having ruled Los Angeles’s groupie scene, Des Barres scoffed at the feminist outrage over David Bowie’s tryst with another famous groupie, Lori Mattix, who was only 15 when Bowie allegedly deflowered her.

“It’s just ridiculous,” Des Barres, now 67—a super-groupie turned journalist and memoirist has said. “Yes, she was a young girl. A lot of people think that’s wrong and let them, but this was a very specific time. Lori is 60 years old now and has no regrets or remorse. She’s told her story a million times before!”

Whenever someone famous and influential dies, particularly when that person is as influential as David Bowie, a schizophrenic cycle of mourning grips the Internet.  First come the shocked tweets and brief personal tributes. Then the thoughtful eulogies and remembrances by this famous person’s peers, mixed in with RIPs from people who didn’t know who he was before Facebook informed them that morning.

It’s often those in the latter category who then dig up dirt on the star, hell-bent on tearing down our cultural heroes the very day they pass away.

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For hijab to be a feminist statement, Islam has to be a feminist religion.

business woman in handcuffs

I was beginning to think that I was all alone as a conservative feminist who could see Islam for the misogynistic ideology that it is. Where oh where were all the Liberal feminist academic types to support me in my thinking? Yesterday I came across a Blog called   The Economics of Curiosity   on Tumblr. Finally, here was the voice of an academic Liberal Feminist who gets it, REALLY gets it.

For those of you who still think it is just a scarf and no big deal I invite you to read this post. Certainly a scarf seems so much better than a Burka. I put to you that a ball and chain on my ankle may be more restrictive and heavier than handcuffs on my wrists but the purpose is the same. The reason for putting them on me is exactly the same. Even if I ‘ choose ‘ to put on the handcuffs I am choosing to be restrained and if it is my religion that tells me I am worth more if I am restrained, is it really a feminist religion?

NOTE: I have made some grammatical changes to the post to make it easier to understand.

The Hijab Is Not a Feminist Statement. Get Over it.

Are you a young woman who wants to be famous and make quick money without doing much hard work?…

Do you want to be praised as an epitome of decency and divinity at the same time?

If so, then the popular rhetoric of glorifying hijab on social media is for you! You get a guaranteed job working as a spokesperson sporting victimhood for groups such as Islamist organizations like IERA or extremist ones like CAGE, plus, legendary media outlets like the Guardian will hunt you for your own exclusive video! …

All you need to do is wrap yourself in hijab, and fully divorce yourself from critical thinking and intellectual honesty…

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Random impertinent question


Why has there ever been any question as to Cliff Richard’s sexuality?

Women, what really turns you on?


I doubt that research turns you on, yet that’s what they did to get these non-surprising findings.

Researchers have finally answered the question of what really turns a woman on.

A new study has analysed the effects of light touch, pressure and vibration on the female body to find out exactly where the most sensitive areas are.

Researchers found that for light touch, the neck was most sensitive, for pressure the clitoris and nipple were most sensitive, and for vibration the clitoris was the most sensitive part of the body.

Strap me down and call me an ambulance, this ground breaking stuff has got me in a near coma.   Read more »


Donkey Sex is OK in Australia, but not Gay Sex, censors ban gay movie

I’ve always suspected that the rumours of Australians preferring sex with animals were true. All the jokes about sheep shagging…they had to come from somewhere. New Zealanders will find this latest antigay censorship decision from Australia’s Office of Film and Literature Classification perversely hilarious, given all the mutual sledging that goes on between our two nations over which country has the greatest propensity for zoophilia.

Now the Aussie censors have banned a gay movie because it depicts…shock horror…gay sex. The funny part is the censors allowed a movie that had blokes shagging donkeys.

This movie isn’t banned:

Real depictions of gay sex are apparently more shocking than real man-on-donkey action as Australian censors ban a gay movie that was due to screen at LGBT film festivals across the country this year.

Australian film censors have banned a movie that contains real sex between two male actors less than a year after they allowed a documentary that contained actual depictions of bestiality to screen at festivals.  Read more »

Church told to butt out of debate

The Church of England has been told to butt out of the discussion on Marriage Equality:

The Church does not have the exclusive right to define who should be allowed to get married, the equalities minister warns, as she suggests that religious groups have polarised the debate on gay marriage.

Lynne Featherstone directly challenges the role of the Church in the debate over homosexual weddings, saying it does not “own” marriage.

Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Miss Featherstone says the Government has a right to change the definition of marriage and pledges to challenge those who “want to leave tradition alone”.

Citing the words of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, who is a prominent opponent of the Coalition’s plans to allow same-sex couples to marry, she insists that how marriage is defined is up to “the people”.

In a direct address to the Christian opponents of the proposed changes, she says: “We understand how strongly some religious groups feel about the issue, which is why we are listening and we want to work with them.

“But there is a range of other views we need to listen to as well.

“I want to urge people not to polarise this debate. This is not a battle between gay rights and religious beliefs. This is about the underlying principles of family, society and personal freedoms.”

In her article, the Liberal Democrat minister insists the Coalition has a duty to push ahead with the changes. “The fierce debate over the past few weeks has shown people feel very strongly about marriage,” she says. “Some believe the Government has no right to change it at all; they want to leave tradition alone. I want to challenge that view — it is the Government’s fundamental job to reflect society and to shape the future, not stay silent where it has the power to act and change things for the better.”

She warned that the Government would not back down on the plans, which she said would extend equal rights to gay and lesbian couples.

“[Marriage] is owned by neither the state nor the Church, as the former Archbishop Lord Carey rightly said. So it is owned by the people,” she said.