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Naked Girls Reading Literary Contest

  • Deadline September 1: the Naked Girls Reading Literary Prize. This year they’re inviting writers to submit original writing for a chance to win a literary prize of at least $1000 and have their work read at the Naked Girls Reading honors event in November. Naked Girls Reading: SUBMIT! (Naked Girls Reading Contest)
  • I have really mixed feelings about this and would love to see a response from a sex worker that studies economics: “A seller of sexual services will respond to an increase in the market prices of sex by increasing the frequency with which he or she sells sex on the market.” Econ 101: The Sex and Love Edition (Big Think)
  • The Perfect 10 vs. Google case: A U.S. appeals court didn’t accept the assertion that an adult-entertainment company was nearly driven out of business by Google search results that display thumbnail photos of the site’s porn photos. Porn studio loses appeal in Google copyright case (CNET News)
  • Fines of up to €500 will be handed out to stalls selling erotic souvenirs of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in a new crackdown by the town’s Mayor. Marco Filippeschi has called popular tourist buys, such as underwear with the Tower resembling a penis, and aprons that show Michaelangelo’s David in all his glory, ‘trashy’ and ‘not the image of the city of Pisa we want to cultivate’ Pisa’s mayor bans erotic tourist souvenirs (Mail Online)
  • Last Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives’ judiciary committee passed a bill that makes the online activity of every American available to police and attorneys upon request under the guise of protecting children from pornography. How the new ‘Protecting Children’ bill puts you at risk
    (Pulp Tech)

 

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