A Duke University grad student posted a 42-page mock dissertation on the web last Friday, and since then it’s been going viral and causing more than one media meltdown—all because her thesis statement had to do with deconstructing her past sexual exploits.
The full report, “An education beyond the classroom: excelling in the realm of horizontal academics” was submitted for “partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Degree in Tempestuous Frolicking (D.T.F.)” And frolic she has. The student, Karen Owen, exposed her bedroom encounters with 13 men, including their now-redacted names and pictures, down to every last width-and-girth detail.
Since the Internet caught wind of her tongue-in-cheek dissertation, Owen has since apologized—leading many media outlets to keep the talk going, this time over whether or not sexual privacy is dead. Which is kind of interesting, because Tucker Max has been doing this kind of thing for years and he’s never been bullied into apologizing. Hmmm.
Twelve Russian journalism students have said “Happy Birthday, Mr. Putin,” by posing in lacy lingerie for a calendar that school department heads are calling a “work of erotic tastelessness.”
The students attend Moscow State University and apparently their advisor is none too pleased with poses such as Lena Gornostayeva, or Miss March, who wears a black negligee with the caption “You put out the forest fires, but I'm still burning.” But, at least the dean of the university is on board.
One of the creators of the calendar, Maxim Perlin, said the idea had been to create an empowering message. “The idea of the calendar was to show girls who are not simply models … but girls who have some political opinion, who have already achieved some success,” Perlin said.
The calendar is on sale now in Moscow for 260 rubles, or $8.71, but there’s no word yet on whether or not the Russian Prime Minister enjoyed his copy of the birthday present.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ruled that, because Tila Tequila “exploits her sexuality,” she doesn’t have any right to sexual privacy.
The reality TV star and MySpace phenom recently filed an injunction against an ex-flame who’s been threatening to release a sex tape filmed seven years ago. Her lawyer, Alan Gutman, argued that the release of the tape would be an invasion of privacy and a misappropriation of her image, according to TMZ. But Tequila says that the battle isn’t over, of course, and she “can still take this to federal court.” She’s probably going to have to wait in line behind all the 13 guys misappropriated in Karen Owen’s sex dissertation.
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, if we weren’t all aware enough already, a Facebook stunt has innuendos flying and people scratching their heads over the mysterious “I like it on…” status updates.
In a ploy that’s received mixed reviews from Breast Cancer Awareness advocates, female Facebook users posted statements as to where they like to stash their purse, leading to such suggestions as “I like it on the kitchen counter,” or “I like it in the back seat.” A silly sex joke for a serious cause, and it’s gotten so big, national media is covering it—now that’s awareness.