Kerner reckons that American men live in a state of permanent sexual anxiety, fuelled further by what he calls the "cult of Viagra". "Ten million men in America use it. It is advertised on television constantly, showing a happy man and woman wandering hand in hand, smiling at one another. It's as though your whole relationship hung on your erection. We almost need to liberate men from their penises." I don't think he had Lorena Bobbitt's method in mind. "They can use hands, tongues, bodies, their minds and souls. It's not just technique, they have no understanding of female sexuality, because there isn't a true depiction of it in the mass culture surrounding them." … [Read more...] about The real C-word
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We have been together for more than 20 years and parents for nearly nine, and you have always been a problem drinker. The drunkest man at every party, falling over and acting obnoxiously – an embarrassment, and a total contrast to the sweet, kind and fun person you are when sober. The person I glimpse every day before you go to work gives me hope that, if you could just stick with sobriety, family life would be joyful. … [Read more...] about A letter to… my alcoholic husband, in lockdown
The lawsuit highlighted what it characterized as a disparity of limitations imposed on churches while retail establishments were allowed to reopen at 50 percent capacity, restaurants were given the go-ahead for resuming on-site dining and permission was granted to 'open the doors of nail care salons, hair salons and barber shops'. … [Read more...] about What happens in Vegas… must be in line with the covid rules: World’s most famous gambling and bachelor party mecca reopens NEXT WEEK – but will the new safety guidelines ruin the party?
Cuoy Griffin had tried to get supporters to label The Daily Beast's reporting of his remarks as 'fake news.' The Daily Beast had accurately quoted him and then described his effort to clean up his comments. He then repeated what he had said to the group to the reporter … [Read more...] about Donald Trump tweets video of ‘cowboys for Trump’ supporter saying ‘the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat’ despite Republicans already apologizing for the threat
• Having worked in retail for almost 40 years, I appreciated your illuminating article (‘People were like animals!’ How supermarket staff watched the coronavirus crisis unfold, 26 May). I hope that the recent positive change in some people’s attitudes towards my “menial” role isn’t a temporary phenomenon.Claire LathamSandwich, Kent … [Read more...] about Time to unlock public libraries