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QUICKIES 7/5/2013

Sexual surrogates and issues of ability, this time, without Helen Hunt.

Tension and bloodshed continues to rise in Egypt. Dozens of people were wounded in clashes in Morsi’s Nile Delta home city on Thursday, raising fears of more of the violence in which several dozen have died in the past month.

Heterosexual cisdudes’ ulterior motives when giving cunnilingus to their female partners has been dissected by evolutionary psychology researchers at Oakland University. I’ll ruin the surprise, it’s apparently: a sperm retention strategy. Because, clearly, most men would never engage in such a heinous act were it not for deep seated, unconscious, perserve-their-gene-pool, animus drives.

Well, we knew this was going to happen, but nonetheless, damn you, Tim Huelskamp.

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Melanie Elyse Brewster is an assistant professor of psychology and education in New York City who would describe herself as a new atheist and queer. Her research focuses on identity intersectionality and experiences of marginalization. Her book on "coming out" as atheist will be released next summer. Until then, for inappropriate jokes, feminist rants, and inane musings, you can follow her on twitter @melysebrewster


  1. July 5, 2013 at 11:54 am —

    Eesh, that cunnilingus study is something special. Just when you think you’ve seen the most ridiculous evo-psych theory, another one pops up.

    • July 5, 2013 at 12:12 pm —

      And the highest proportion of offensive-and-impossible-to-disprove scientific conclusions (because, “it’s our ancient ancestral past, duh”) award goes to. . .

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