Seventy-five and sunny today here in Dallas, at long last. The sex and gender news, however, is not nearly as encouraging as the weather.
- Midland, TX ISD has seen 150 pregnancies since the beginning of the school year. As a result, they’re considering telling kids about condoms.
- Baylor’s Brittney Griner (perhaps you’ve heard of her?) and Texas A&M’s Danielle Adams have made the Associated Press All-American women’s team.
- Laura Bush is leading a conference on Afghan women at the Bush Institute in Dallas this week. Creepy imperialist line: “Still, though, some women walk the streets in burqas — a sign that Afghan women are still silenced and disrespected in their male-dominated society.”
- It would have been nice to occasionally read the word “person” following the word “transsexual” in this Dallas Morning News blog item about employment discrimination. Read the Dallas Voice version instead.
- The Austin PD needed a tip from the FBI letting them know a massage business called Midnight Cowboy was actually a prostitution front?
- There was a burglary in Texas City. Why’s that big news? The alleged perps were pregnant.
- More victim-blaming out of Austin in the Cleveland gang rape. Apparently sex with an 11-year-old is a consensual gray area if the girl flirts with boys on her Facebook page: “Yet what is a parent to do when all indicators point to a percentage of culpability on the part of the girl?”
- Michelle Garcia at the Texas Observer writes about victim-blaming, race and the Cleveland gang rape in light of a similar 1988 crime in South Texas.
- A South Texas gang cop has been charged with having sex with an incarcerated robbery suspect.