Today has been described as an emancipation day for sex workers—at least in Canada. The Ontario Superior Court has done away with the so-called “Brothel Ban,” paving the way for a legal, government-regulated sex trade up north.
The ruling came after three female sex workers challenged the Canadian laws that effectively made illegal brothels and the activities that happen inside them. One of the workers, Terri Bedford, protested that because she and her fellow traders were forced to fend for themselves out on the streets, their safety was jeopardized. Judge Susan Himel agreed, saying that Ontario’s laws regarding prostitution violate the sex workers’ constitutional “right to life, liberty and security.”
“These laws ... force prostitutes to choose between their liberty, interest and their right to security of the person,” Himel said. She called upon Canadian policy makers to regulate, instead of outright ban, the world’s oldest profession. Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, however, said the government would “fight to ensure that the criminal law continues to address the significant harms that flow from prostitution.”
Indianapolis is getting fired up for it’s “First Annual Gay Cupcake Party,” an event hosted by a local radio station in response to the LGBT group who were denied … their cupcakes.
The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’s gay and lesbian support group just wanted some cupcakes earlier this week, so the college students went to the bakery “Just Cookies” to fill the order. The idea had been to commemorate “National Coming Out Day” on October 11th, but apparently the bakery wasn’t just cookies—it was just straight.
Bakery owner David Stockton explained that his shop didn’t have the equipment to make cupcakes at all, and certainly not the rainbow-frosted cupcakes the group wanted. And maybe if he’d left it at that, we wouldn’t be hearing it on the national news—but, Stockton went on to say, “I explained we’re a family-run business, we have two young, impressionable daughters and we thought maybe it was best not to do that.”
The Indianapolis station Radio Now has stepped up to fill the cupcake vacuum. It will supply all-rainbow cupcakes refreshments during its gay-rights celebration party on Friday.
New research shows that the next big thing in aphrodisiacs is (drum-roll, please)…voting for the winning presidential candidate! And not only does the triumphant vote send testosterone levels soaring, but it also sends fingers clicking—all over the Internet for porn.
Patrick Markey of Villanova University collaborated with his wife, Charlotte Markey of Rutgers University, on the study that suggests that sex-seeking behavior changes after political elections. The way they’ve determined this is by checking the popularity of Google porn searches in red (Republican) and blue (Democrat) states in the weeks before and after the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections. They found that, in both cases, naughty online activity shot way up in the states that voted for the winning candidate.
So, there you have it: Voting makes us horny. We should all remember that “cum” November.