This Week in Sex, Gender and Ladybusiness in Texas

Before you get to your long, long end-of-week to-do list, consider reading all of this because it is extremely important.

  • One of the most accessible, honest pieces on body image, sexuality and gender performance: Dallas Voice‘s “Butch Voices” cover story.
  • The Texas House of Reps. passed their version of the mandatory sonogram bill yesterday. Baller-ass San Antonio rep Joaquin Castro still took the old white dudes to town, though: “Do you feel that the author and others that support the bill feel that women are just too dumb to make a decision they’ve contemplated for quite awhile?”
  • Related: two Democratic El Paso state reps proposed an amendment to the sonogram bill that would require the father of any potentially aborted baby to undergo a vasectomy. GUESS WHAT! The House decided that was an intrusion into men’s right to privacy.
  • Can you be openly gay at Baptist-based Baylor University? I don’t know. But my Facebook feed tells me you can drink a lot and have loads of premarital hetero sex without getting kicked out.
  • A Dallas pastor “debated” the founder of cheat-enabling website for an HBO documentary about adultery.
  • Waitresses at famous Dallas BBQ joint Randy White’s have filed a sexual harassment suit against the restaurant.
  • Texas Tea Partier and House Rep. Debbie Riddle proposed an immigration bill that would make it a felony to hire any illegal immigrant to work anywhere other than in a private home. The phrase “know your place” comes to mind. Ugh.
  • A Houston woman is among those detained indefinitely–without indictment–in the Democratic Republic of Congo affiliated with an alleged gold-smuggling charge.

About andrea grimes

Andrea is a journalist living in Austin, TX. She has a master's degree in anthropology and did her thesis work on gender and stand-up comedy. Seriously. Also, she has a bunch of cats. Three of them. Is three a bunch? Discuss.
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