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Mark Kernes @markkernes ?

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"Gotta agree on #3 — plus, he doesn’t even realize that he’s essentially said that women should be able to sell their fetuses, since they’re so valuable and all." · View
  • Mark Kernes commented on the blog post Porn, Condoms, Feminism, and other internal conflicts   10 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    As a porn journalist who’s covered the mandatory condom issue extensively, let me congratulate you on a generally well-written and insightful article… but there’s some of it I disagree with. While there are some companies—and performers know exactly who they are—whose “images depicted in mainstream porn have become more and more hostile towards women,” the [...]

  • Mark Kernes commented on the blog post Announcing the 2013 Denim Day Op Ed contest!   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    My only problem with Denim Day is this: “WHEREAS, Women, children, and men suffer multiple types of sexual violence including acquaintance rape, stranger rape, sexual assault by an intimate partner, gang rape, incest, serial rape, ritual abuse, sexual harassment, child sexual molestation, prostitution, pornography, and stalking;” Pornography DOES NOT CAUSE SEXUAL VIOLENCE! If anything, studies [...]

  • Mark Kernes commented on the blog post Friday Feminist Fuck You: Hunter Moore   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Apparently Anonymous has decided to go after this guy. Story here: http://randazza.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/anonymous-comes-for-hunter-moore/

  • Mark Kernes commented on the blog post What porn can teach us about safer sex   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    Katie and some others: The problem with forcing adult performers to use not only condoms but latex gloves, dental dams, goggles and face shields (yes, that’s ALL part of California Code of Regulations Title 8 Sec. 5193, as used in the text of Measure B) as a type of “sex ed” for the masses is [...]

  • Mark Kernes commented on the blog post What porn can teach us about safer sex   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    Sorry; that should read “active sexual lifestyles.”

  • Mark Kernes commented on the blog post What porn can teach us about safer sex   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    Sorry, Jennifer, but that’s not correct. The problem began when the primary adult industry testing clinic, AIM, began testing not only adult performers but anyone who walked in off the street, including prostitutes and others with active sexual lifestyles. However, when AIM reported its positive test results to the health department, the health department statisticians [...]

  • Mark Kernes commented on the blog post What porn can teach us about safer sex   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    There are a few problems with forcing adult performers to use condoms in order to “teach” the rest of the porn-watching population that they should use condoms in their personal lives, the main problem being that porn fans generally won’t buy porn where all the participants use condoms. The industry tried going “all condom” twice [...]

  • Mark Kernes commented on the blog post What We Missed: SCOTUS health care decision edition   2 years ago · View

    Um… as big a jackass as Rand Paul is, he does have a point. While in practice, the Supreme Court is “always right” about the Constitution because there’s no higher authority to tell them they’re wrong, when it comes to, for instance, the free speech clause of the First Amendment, the Supremes have been consistently [...]

  • Not positive about the “mega,” but I always listen to Amanda Marcotte

  • Mark Kernes commented on the blog post In defense of S.E. Cupp   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    I respectfully disagree. Ms. Cupp has shown, through her writings and her TV appearances, that she is an enemy of women’s rights to, among other things, obtain birth control and abortions. Though she is a woman herself, she allies herself with the forces that seek to subjugate women everywhere and, perhaps just as importantly, control [...]

  • Mark Kernes commented on the blog post Mad Men Midweek Fix: Dark Shadows   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Don’t know if anyone caught it, but the most recent episode of “Inside the Actors Studio” is dedicated to the cast of Mad Men. haven’t watched it all yet, but based on just catching the tail end of the interview with Kieran Shipka, it looks to be pretty fine.

  • Mark Kernes commented on the blog post What We Missed   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Now if Maddow could just learn to say “vibrator” or “vagina” or “penis” on the air, I think the national discourse would be a lot better off.

  • Mark Kernes commented on the blog post What we missed: International Women’s Day   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Some may not be aware that a calendar has been published commemorating the struggles of Egyptian blogger Aliaa Elmahdy, who defied authorities and posted a nude photo of herself on her blog, daring the government to prosecute her for it. Now the #NakedPhotoRevolutionaries calendar is available from a link at the following (non-sex) URL: http://tinyurl.com/7tcnrfy

  • Mark Kernes commented on the blog post Quick Hit: African-American women “rut like rabbits”   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    Apparently, Fischer reads either Feministing or Right Wing Watch, because the most offensive sentence has now been changed in the original article to read, “We have incentivized fornication rather than marriage, and it’s no wonder we are now awash in the disastrous social consequences of those who engage in random and reckless promiscuity, whether they [...]

  • Mark Kernes posted an update:   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Gotta agree on #3 — plus, he doesn’t even realize that he’s essentially said that women should be able to sell their fetuses, since they’re so valuable and all.

  • Mark Kernes posted an update:   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Don’t know if you’ve seen the story about sex-positive activist Tristan Taormino being DISinvited from her keynote speaking engagement at Oregon State University: http://tinyurl.com/47ef53g (Sorry; NSFW)

  • Mark Kernes became a registered member   3 years, 9 months ago · View

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