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Women Breastfeeding in Uniform Photo Series by Tara Ruby - Photos of Nurse, Teacher, Airman, and Showgirl Nursing. When Texas-based photographer Tara Ruby captured a powerful image of 10 active duty military moms breastfeeding last September, she didn't expect the internet to lose its collective mind, but that's exactly what happened. Soon, Ruby tells Cosmopolitan.com, moms started approaching her saying, "I see myself in that photo even though I'm not in active duty.

I could be a firefighter or a police officer. I do the same exact thing as those girls. I wear a uniform every day, and I still come home and breastfeed at night. " The response was equally enthusiastic when she shared a photo of a woman breastfeeding in her husband's firefighter uniform. Ruby was inspired to create a whole series around women breastfeeding in uniform — be it their fatigues or what they wear to work every day.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Here are four new images from the series featuring a nurse, a teacher, an airman, and a Las Vegas showgirl. Tara Ruby. Who speaks for women who work in the adult industry? | Melissa Gira Grant. What happens on a porn set has always held more interest for me than what's in the videos and pictures. It's what led me to briefly get into porn myself. This was an incredibly minor act in my working life, but it afforded me the chance to look where I most wanted to look: behind the camera, off the screen. The new anthology The Feminist Porn Book goes fully off-screen and onto the shop floor of porn production. Performers and producers write alongside academics, proposing a shared analysis not just of what it means to look at pictures of adult sexual activity, but also of what it means to make them.

It's no accident that I had the chance to do so myself in the late 1990s. For anti-porn feminists, the internet serves a sinister function. Over a decade has passed since the first gasps of online feminist porn. Questions of labor, rightly, now come before stakes-free grandstanding about the meaning of a facial cum shot. "They didn't seem to really get it. Cindy Gallop: Make love, not porn. LAX TSA officer shames my 15-year-old daughter for her outfit.

This morning, a TSA officer at LAX humiliated and shamed my 15-year-old daughter. She is traveling with a group of high school students on a college tour and we were not with her when he verbally abused her. Here's what happened, as my daughter described it in text messages to us: she was at the station where the TSA checks IDs.

She said the officer was "glaring" at her and mumbling. She said, "Excuse me? " and he said, "You're only 15, COVER YOURSELF! " in a hostile tone. I'm including the above photo of the outfit my daughter was wearing when the TSA officer shamed her. Our friend, Maureen Herman, dropped by our house today and we told her what happened. Absolutely inappropriate, harassing, aggressive, creepy, unprofessional, and Taliban-y thing that he did. Well said, Maureen and Hillary. My wife and I met with the TSA at LAX and they are opening an investigation. Donald D'Haene: An Informal History of the Word "Slut"

Even though the euphemism "four-letter word" only came into use during the first half of the twentieth century, I think the first and most controversial anachronistic example must be "slut. As far back as 1450, the word almost exclusively referred to "a sexually promiscuous woman," but another early meaning was "kitchen maid," "dirty or untidy woman. " No wonder Germaine Greer said, "True liberation is women wearing what they like and abandoning the Hoover.

" And yet, I found an unusual modern-day definition: a woman with the morals of a man. Surprised? Slut is not just a term used for women. In 1386, before it was ever even used to describe women, Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the Father of English literature, used the word sluttish to describe a slovenly man. But I've heard "slut" dished out to men for over 20 years. Okay, busted, but I'm not alone. Interestingly, I've never been called a slut and I think I'd faint if someone ever did -- okay, once but that story requires a blog on its own!

Carrying Condoms Can Get You Arrested For Prostitution. A friend of mine sent me the dumbest thing ever from the Cosmopolitan website the other day—I'll be more specific because *everything* on the Cosmo website is the dumbest thing ever. It was a ridiculous slideshow about "pretty" ways to carry your condoms—probably designed by the same idiots who think think the biggest challenge facing women today is disguising their tampons as...not tampons.

Anyway! I was wondering who their target demographic was because I don't know anyone who has been clamoring for decorative condom cases. But now I'm thinking that these things might be useful for sex workers who need protection...from overzealous NYPD dickbags...who are arresting them for carrying condoms. New York's Finest...bunch of misogynistic pricks who can't protect people from real crime, so they arrest sex workers for carrying condoms. Anyway! I was wondering who their target demographic was because I don't know anyone who has been clamoring for decorative condoms cases. A Message To Women From A Man: You Are Not “Crazy” It Happened To Me: My Online Dating Profile Inspired A Whole Forum Thread Dedicated To What A Whore I Am. Hi, y’all. If you’re like me, you're probably a raging slut who can’t get seem to stop sucking 1,000 dicks. Well we're in luck because the gentlemen at the Men Going on Their Own Way Forums have given us the tools we need to learn how to get off the ole’ cock carousel.

Heck, if we're lucky we can learn how to tailor ourselves and our online-dating profiles so that we are attractive to the boys of the interwebs. Trying to hide my utter plainness by channeling Tina Fey. A few months ago, I decided to give online dating a try. Until early one morning, when I received a notification saying I had a new message. What do you know, it was a whole forum dedicated to a "stupid twat on OkCupid" who just happens to be me! An OkCupid user, I believe his username was Mr. Mr. Shockingly, or perhaps un-shockingly, Mr. TheDisgruntledGentleman wrote, “She definitely has the thousand cock stare going on.”

One user inquired about the number in my user name, “I wonder if the 1702 is her cock count?” Mara. Much Ado About Slut Shaming. New Study Finds That Promiscuous Women Are Isolated - Women Don't Want To Befriend Promiscuous Women. The 1950's are over...kind of. Even in this modern tweet-text-Google-glasses-Grindr generation beliefs about a woman's sexuality are still pretty damn traditional. Who can forget that wonderful saying, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? " In this scenario, a human woman is a farm cow and her value is based on a man wanting to purchase her. Winning! Today, if a woman chooses to sleep with a variety of partners, she is still considered a "slut," someone who is trashy, undesirable, and low-class. Not really a compliment. As a member of the slut caste, a woman's value as a friend, wife, or girlfriend is dramatically compromised. I think this study can be filed under mucho-depressing.gov/sadness. However I have to admit that I kind of understand why girls would be wary of getting very close to a promiscuous woman.

The lead author of the Cornell study Zhana Vrangalova validates my point. The Cornell study which is called, "Birds of a Feather?