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December 6th, 2009

Sex News Roundup

Sex News Roundup

From Towleroad:
Candy: First ‘Transversal Style’ Fashion Magazine Launches
“Luis Venegas, the Madrid-based editor of fashion and art publications including Fanzine 137, has launched his latest.

Called Candy, Venegas describes the publication as the first “Transversal Style” magazine: “the first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations.”"

What a cool idea. There’s a short video of some of the Candy models in the story. Many of my clients would love this magazine.

From Boing Boing:
Gay-bashing woman humiliated for wearing hideous skirt
“An angry loser (right) came to Syracuse University to make a fool of herself by spreading pathetic hatred and was treated to a happy mutant style stunt by this smiling student, named Chris Pesto (left).

I decided that because this woman thought it was okay to make me feel uncomfortable in my home, I would retaliate and make her feel just as uncomfortable, if not more.

This woman was wearing a ankle-length corduroy skirt, which, as we all know, is a fashion nono. So, in order to make her feel uncomfortable, I stood next to her and held a sign that said Corduroy skirts are a sin! I don’t think I have ever drawn so much attention in my life. SO many people asked to take a picture with me, I got laughs, high fives and there were the few that even cursed off the woman standing behind me.”"

I love that this guy stood up to homophobia in such a funny way. Sweet. In college I flunked French class because I cut class so much to heckle the crazy campus preacher. He would scream about the Bible to passing students. He called all the women whores and all the men were fags. Such a nutter.

But is a corduroy skirt really a fashion nono? My fashion is hippie style and I always thought they were groovy.

Thanks to reader Nanette for the tip!

From Spiegel Online:
Prostitutes Offer Free Climate Summit Sex
“Copenhagen Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard sent postcards to city hotels warning summit guests not to patronize Danish sex workers during the upcoming conference. Now, the prostitutes have struck back, offering free sex to anyone who produces one of the warnings.

Copenhagen’s city council in conjunction with Lord Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard sent postcards out to 160 Copenhagen hotels urging COP15 guests and delegates to ‘Be sustainable - don’t buy sex’.

“Dear hotel owner, we would like to urge you not to arrange contacts between hotel guests and prostitutes,” the approach to hotels says.

Now, Copenhagen prostitutes are up in arms, saying that the council has no business meddling in their affairs. They have now offered free sex to anyone who can produce one of the offending postcards and their COP15 identity card, according to the Web site”

I blogged about this over at the $pread blog. Here’s what I said:
“Prostitution is legal there so these postcards are completely out of line. Clever move for the sex workers.

And how is prostitution not sustainable? That makes no sense. It’s not like the prostitutes have disposable vaginas. They can be reused so if anything prostitution is a renewable resource.

Why does a story about prostitution use a picture that apparently shows strippers? No idea.”

From the Business Insider:
Former SAC Capital Employee Details Forced Oral Sex, Hormone Use, Sodomy, And Cross Dressing
“Today, we wrote about how Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital may be the next big FBI insider trading target, partially stemming from ties to the Galleon hedge fund case.

SAC is also in the news because of recently unsealed court documents (below, via Reuters) regarding former SAC analyst Andrew Tong. The documents add shocking details to already reported allegations of extreme sexual harassment at SAC.

This story has scanned pics of the documents.

From CNBC:
Details Emerge in SAC Capital Sex Harassment Case
“Sexual harassment cases are nothing new on Wall Street, but CNBC has uncovered new details of one of the most salacious cases to hit a big trading house in a long time.

The case involves a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a Andrew Z. Tong, a former junior trader at SAC Capital, the powerful Greenwich, Conn., hedge fund, against one of SAC’s top producers, a trader named Ping Jiang.

A New York State judge has sealed the case and sent the lawsuit into arbitration, where both sides would battle it out in private.”


The judge said he sealed the details of Tong’s allegations contained in the lawsuit because it is not in the public interest to disclose the salacious nature of the complaints. CNBC has learned the suit includes the following allegations made by Tong against Jiang:

* After being hired at SAC, Tong alleges that Jiang came to him and told him he had a trading method in which his traders must not be too aggressive; that traders must be more effeminate and to do so, he directed Tong to begin taking female hormones.

* Tong says he then took the female hormones that he bought on the black market.

* Tong then alleges he suffered emotional and physical distress. The hormones, he says, caused him to begin wearing women’s clothes. He also could not perform sexually with his wife, who wanted to have a baby.

* Tong says the sexual harassment included sexual relations between the two men.”

There’s a short video about this in the CNBC link. The first story is the most recent, the second is from 2007.

The accusations sound like some of my calls.

Posted by Vixen as News, Sex Workers at 2:33 PM CST

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