This summer, the indecency-fighting American organization Morality in Media wrote a very stern letter to the Secretary of Defense telling him to get nudie rags off the shelves at military exchanges. The Pentagon refused to play along. In the response, Assistant Secretary F.E. Vollrath illustrates the hard work the Department of Defense put in investigating the claims that Playboy, Penthouse and Nude are “sexually explicit.”

The naked body confronts the viewer with their own social assumptions and restrictions: here is the human form, which God created and declared Good — what are you doing with it? Why are you so shocked to see it?

This week, a leading Iranian cleric decreed that women who dress sexy cause earthquakes by spreading promiscuity — which apparently is pathogenic, you guys! “When promiscuity spreads, earthquakes increase,” the prayer leader, Hojatoleslam Kazim Sadeghi, said in a video posted on YouTube. Enraged, Jen McCreight (@jennifurret) over at Blag Hag decided to put this claim…continue reading.

A student over at the University of Hawaii-Manoa has made a splash in the national media over the week following a warning from the campus about the student’s “performance art.” Per Queerty: Since at least January, Tim, a gay 22-year-old senior at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa, has been recording himself masturbating, and uploading the videos…continue reading.

Condé Nast is down when it comes to a little skin in their rags, but God forbid anyone show any in the workplace. According to Mediabistro, a Bride magazine employee was recently laid off for showing her boob job to two female colleagues who were personal friends. Mind you, no actual flashing occurred. Reports indicate…continue reading.