Apologies for the radio silence yesterday y’all. Big catch-up today:
- From the professional athletes who displease folks with their non-toxically masculine behavior desk: Dallas Stars player Sean Avery gets shit from Some Dude about his support of same-sex marriage.
- Rolling Stone chronicles some recent Texas political assbaggery.
- The lawyer for a Florida college baseball star accused of rape says it couldn’t be rape at all, because the alleged victims were “seductresses.”
- The Texas legislature has voted to exempt “Romeo and Juliet” cases from having to register as sex offenders.
- Conservatives at Texas A&M (we acknowledge the redundancy of the phrase) have wadded their drawers over gay safe-sex education at the school.
- Once more, with feeling: the Texas Legislature’s family planning cuts will leave nearly a quarter of a million women without reproductive health care and will cost the state of Texas tens of millions of dollars.
- Another accused rapist in Texas has been freed thanks to DNA exoneration after serving 27 years in jail. Reminder: this means for 27 years, a rapist has escaped capture.
- A Denton lawyer says he believes if you think the girl you’re having sex with is 18, but she’s really 13, you should totally be in the clear because you thought she was 18! What could go wrong?
- Matthew McConaughey to play the role of a Texas man who smuggled AIDS drugs for himself and his friends in The Dallas Buyers’ Club.