12 January 2011

Illustration from 'I Modi' ('The Ways') by Pietro Aretino and Giulio Romano, a 16th century work of erotic fiction which according to some helped popularize print and literature

The Fascinating Story of Porn and Technology Adoption

Yes, Cracked.com publishes some fascinating stuff but I generally find it awkward to link to them.

Let’s take a moment to think about Cracked. Most everyone gets that their material and the research behind it doesn’t quite match the quality you find in Wired.

This meta comment on Cracked relates very closely to this story on the new web publishing industry I discussed little over a year ago. How every pun in a Cracked.com article actually is search engine optimization becomes laughably clear in this porn piece. The writer has slipped in just about every FCC safe adult entertainment related expression you could daydream up of in the story.

Improving content distribution with sex and porn is just that powerful. If you have a web site, you could try this yourself: just mention porn in some really obscure way and you’ll probably get at least some traffic through someone’s really fap happy search engine queries. If you mention child porn, you’ll be awarded search traffic so depraved you might feel a bit uncomfortable just storing your search referer data.

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

15 December 2010

What the Assange case reveals about rape in America

“”He’s accused of pinning one woman’s arms and using his body weight to hold her down during one alleged assault, and of raping a woman while she was sleeping.””

[via:Mattias Bjärnemalm]

30 August 2010

Okay, so it’s Valleywag, but here’s a supposed Wikileaks/Assange/Rape police report leak

“The Daily Mail has managed to secure a copy of the police report detailing Julian Assange’s alleged molestation of two Swedish women. Inside, we learn that Assange’s preferred method of seducing groupies is to feed them cheese.”

I’ve refrained from posting anything on Assange’s sex life, waiting for the dust to settle and the fun to begin. Not that rape or confused charges thereof are fun.

But you see, while we still might want to wait for sources more modest on the tackiness scale than Valleywag, it’d be ironically unsurprising for rumours regarding characters like Assange’s to point towards symptoms of an inflated ego and attitude problems about safe sex.

Related: Wikileaksleaks.org

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

4 June 2010

Sexual harassment okay as it ensures humans breed, Russian judge rules

I can’t remember stumbling over this 2008 story before.

“A Russian advertising executive who sued her boss for sexual harassment lost her case after a judge ruled that employers were obliged to make passes at female staff to ensure the survival of the human race.”

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

26 February 2010

An intense, personal story about sexual abuse

Tech writer Joel Johnson tells the world about his family. Religion included, of course.

[via:Waxy]

16 October 2009

The Rape Tunnel

[via:Olli Sulopuisto]

29 July 2009

14-year-old Australian girl forced by mother to reveal being raped on radio show with lie detector

12 July 2009

Afghanistan legalizes rape, starvation of women

[via:Waino]

12 June 2009

Photographing a generation born of rape during the Rwandan genocide

[via:Reddit]

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