Sexuality http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1177/all en Stelter Asks Dan Savage: ‘Was it Appropriate or Necessary’ to Ask Ben Carson That? http://www.mrc.org/articles/stelter-asks-dan-savage-was-it-appropriate-or-necessary-ask-ben-carson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CNN gives full context for Savage, but short soundbites for Carson. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/133735" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">On CNN’s Reliable Sources March 8, media correspondent and host Brian Stelter interviewed radical gay activist Dan Savage about author and neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s comments about homosexuality.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/stelter-asks-dan-savage-was-it-appropriate-or-necessary-ask-ben-carson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Media Ben Carson Brian Stelter bullying CNN Dan Savage gay issues Gay Rights Homosexuality sex act Sexuality Twitter Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:31:45 +0000 julia.seymour 48401 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Failed to Expose Doubts in Rolling Stone Rape Story; Devoted 11 Minutes on Evening Shows to Initial Report http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-failed-expose-doubts-rolling-stone-rape-story-devoted-11-minutes-evening-shows-i <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When the now-retracted article by the&nbsp;<em>Rolling Stone&nbsp;</em>magazine&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/a-rape-on-campus-20141119" target="_blank" href="http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/a-rape-on-campus-20141119">was published</a><span>&nbsp;</span><span>on November 19&nbsp;</span><span>about a brutal gang rape of a first-year student at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia (UVA)</span><span>, the major broadcast networks rushed to the story and devoted multiple segments to both the article and reactio</span></p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-failed-expose-doubts-rolling-stone-rape-story-devoted-11-minutes-evening-shows-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams CBS Evening News David Muir education Higher Education Kristen Welker Linsey Davis Maurice DuBois Media Bias Debate Nancy Cordes NBC News NBC Nightly News Rolling Stone Sexual Assault Sexuality University of Virginia Virginia World News Tonight World News Tonight. David Muir Sat, 06 Dec 2014 06:37:35 +0000 curtis.houck 47797 at http://www.mrc.org One Week Later: Networks Still Ignore Houston Sermon Subpoena Scandal http://www.mrc.org/articles/one-week-later-networks-still-ignore-houston-sermon-subpoena-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS, NBC still disinterested in mayor’s attempt to infringe pastors’ rights. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Although <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/159548/identify-christian.aspx">77 percent of the population identifies as Christian</a> according to Gallup, the media often pay very little attention when the government infringes on the rights of Christians.</p><p dir="ltr">The broadcast networks didn’t care enough about Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s subpoena of several pastors’ sermons to report on it in the entire week since the story broke. Parker is openly lesbian.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/one-week-later-networks-still-ignore-houston-sermon-subpoena-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Government Media ADF Annise Parker churches city government David Feldman equal rights ordinance First Amendment gay and lesbian hero Houston pastor pastors subpoenaed religious rights sermons sermons subpoenaed Sexuality transgender transgender rights bill Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:17:21 +0000 julia.seymour 47428 at http://www.mrc.org Jane Fonda: Sex Guru for Teenagers?! http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/jane-fonda-sex-guru-teenagers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If a teenager was zipping around Amazon.com looking for “a reliable guide to the turbulent physical and social transitions of adolescence,” would that child want to first consult a 76-year-old grandmother who’s had three unsuccessful marriages?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/jane-fonda-sex-guru-teenagers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Jane Fonda Sexuality Teenagers Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:47:50 +0000 tim.graham 45874 at http://www.mrc.org Planned Parenthood to Teens: ‘Nothing Bad or Unhealthy’ About Promiscuity http://www.mrc.org/articles/planned-parenthood-teens-nothing-bad-or-unhealthy-about-promiscuity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “Big number” of sex partners “says nothing” about you. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>“Hi kids, Planned Parenthood here, using your parents’ tax dollar to tell you about the joys of sleeping around! Now you may have heard that copulating like amnesiac wildebeests in season is something to be frowned upon. Nothing could be further from the truth! Cheap, loveless sex – wherever you can get it – is a cornerstone of a healthy, happy adolescence. Just be sure to stop by your local Planned Parenthood for condoms! No time for the condoms? We’ll catch you on the flipside.</i></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/planned-parenthood-teens-nothing-bad-or-unhealthy-about-promiscuity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Health Life Planned Parenthood Sexuality teens Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:07:47 +0000 mike.ciandella 44754 at http://www.mrc.org Kirk Cameron Still Under Fire from Left; Marriage Event Protested by LBGT Group http://www.mrc.org/articles/kirk-cameron-still-under-fire-left-marriage-event-protested-lbgt-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite invitation to attend, Ocean Grove United protests ‘Love Worth Fighting For’ event in New Jersey. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/taylor-hughes-honorable-leon-weil-scholar">Taylor Hughes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/node/40677">If the left’s response to Chick-fil-A</a> proves anything, it’s that the left has a clear method of attacking anyone who supports a traditional definition of marriage. Label that person a bigot and then protest everything they do.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/kirk-cameron-still-under-fire-left-marriage-event-protested-lbgt-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Media actor bigot child actor gay Gay Marriage growing pains Homosexuality Kirk Cameron LGBT Love Worth Fighting for marriage conference Ocean Grove United Piers Morgan protest Sexuality Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:33:11 +0000 julia.seymour 40777 at http://www.mrc.org Another Slice of Miami Vice http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/another-slice-miami-vice <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Network television is a pretty dreary place in the summer time. It’s somehow the perfect time for Hollywood executives to throw millions of dollars at ever-dumber sexualized content. It’s hard to tell what offends more, the raunch or the sheer stupidity of it all.</p><p>The network calling itself “The CW” is barely noticed at any time of the year, if quality were a determinant. So instead they seem to be competing for some kind of Nobel Sleaze Prize this summer with a Miami-based “reality” show called “The Catalina.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/another-slice-miami-vice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division CW Miami Sexuality Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:07:01 +0000 tim.graham 40716 at http://www.mrc.org Canada's "Scientific" Museum of Smut http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/canadas-scientific-museum-smut <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> In Ottawa, the nation’s capital of Canada, the Museum of Science and Technology has decided to provide school children with answers in a scientific field where “reliable and comprehensive sources of information are rare or little-known.” I don’t know if you’re familiar with it. That field is called “sex.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/canadas-scientific-museum-smut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Canada Museums Sexuality Tue, 29 May 2012 21:38:30 +0000 tim.graham 40233 at http://www.mrc.org MTV's Missing 'Pants' http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/mtvs-missing-pants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MTV followed up its very popular Video Music Awards telecast with a sneak peek at yet another scripted sex-and-youth show titled &quot;I Just Want My Pants Back.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The pied pipers at MTV were certainly delighted that they attracted their largest audience ever measured for their Video Music Awards show, more than 12 million viewers. It began with Lady Gaga as a male impersonator and ended with rapper Lil Wayne dancing around wearing women's leggings affixed literally below his rear end.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/mtvs-missing-pants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell LilWayne MTV Sexuality Sat, 03 Sep 2011 13:31:00 +0000 admin 726 at http://www.mrc.org Calvin Klein 'X' Ad Aims for X-Rated Theme http://www.mrc.org/articles/calvin-klein-x-ad-aims-x-rated-theme <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sarah-knoploh">Sarah Knoploh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >“Hey, hey you. Wanna see my s---?” And that's how the latest <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/10/calvin-klein-x-underwears_n_493221.html" />Calvin Klein commercial</a> begins.  Of course, it really should come as no surprise that the commercial features underwear-clad models asking “if you wanna see it” since the company is known for its raunchy, and even pornographic, ads.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/calvin-klein-x-ad-aims-x-rated-theme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Advertisement CalvinKlein pornography profanity Sexuality underwear Vulgarity Thu, 11 Mar 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 29111 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Tells Parents Teens Should Wait for Sex; Pushes Contraceptives on Teens http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-tells-parents-teens-should-wait-sex-pushes-contraceptives-teens <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >CBS medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton didn't appear quite so eager to promote contraceptive for teens to parents in the second part of a two-part segment about teens and sex. In fact, to parents, she claimed, “We say medically the longer you wait [to have sex] the better, but again the job of a women's health specialist and adolescent gynecologist is to make sure that we protect the teenager's health and maintain it in the safest way possible for as long as possible.” </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-tells-parents-teens-should-wait-sex-pushes-contraceptives-teens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family abstinence cbs contraception JenniferAshton MaggieRodriguez Sexuality teens TheEarlyShow Thu, 07 Jan 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 29167 at http://www.mrc.org Three's Company: Pop Culture 'Knocks at the Door' of Group Sex http://www.mrc.org/articles/threes-company-pop-culture-knocks-door-group-sex <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >This season's pop culture forecast apparently calls for threesomes. </p> <br /> <p >With the fall, teenage girls have gone back to the routine of math class, homework and homecoming. But some of those who create and market entertainment to them have their minds in a fundamentally different – and much lower – place. Britney Spears' latest song, “3,” dropped Sept. 29 and currently resides at the top of the Billboard charts. On TV, CW's “Gossip Girl,” a hit among girls and woman in the 12-34 age bracket, plans to feature a threesome in an upcoming episode. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/threes-company-pop-culture-knocks-door-group-sex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family BritneySpears CW EntertainmentWeekly GossipGirl LATimes RollingStone Sexuality Wed, 21 Oct 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28517 at http://www.mrc.org Sex-Crazed Cosmo Highlights Women Who Don't Have Sex http://www.mrc.org/articles/sex-crazed-cosmo-highlights-women-who-dont-have-sex <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >It seems like abstaining from sex is now the only thing that shocks in our sexualized culture. </p> <br /> <p >Cosmo magazine, best known for its “75 Ways to Drive Your Man Wild”-type articles, turned its spotlight on virgins in its July issue. </p> <br /> <p >Editors splashed “Virgins in Cosmo! (We Thought This Day Would Never Come)” across the cover to advertise Molly Triffin's article about why some women in their early 20s choose to remain virgins.   </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/sex-crazed-cosmo-highlights-women-who-dont-have-sex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family CosmopolitanMagazine Sexuality virgins Fri, 05 Jun 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28659 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Exposes Prevalence of Oral Sex among Teen Girls http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-exposes-prevalence-oral-sex-among-teen-girls <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sarah-knoploh">Sarah Knoploh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >According to ABC, oral sex  is the new “goodnight kiss,” but in the network's attempt to titillate and shock it left out parents, morality and the media's involvement in sexualizing the culture. </p> <br /> <p >On May 28, “Good Morning America” interviewed Sharlene Azam, a filmmaker who just produced a new documentary on oral sex and teen and pre-teen girls.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-exposes-prevalence-oral-sex-among-teen-girls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family abc ClaireShipman GoodMorningAmerica oralsex Prostitution Prude RobinRoberts Sexuality SharleneAzam teensex Thu, 28 May 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28667 at http://www.mrc.org Sex, More Sex and Jesus? http://www.mrc.org/articles/sex-more-sex-and-jesus <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Note to Christians looking for media opportunities: talk about sex. </p> <br /> <p >From “Hookers for Jesus” to former evangelical preacher Ted Haggard admitting that he masturbated in front of a young man, to a young pastor encouraging his married congregants to “have free and frequent sex,” to examining the historical connections between Hugh Hefner and Pope John Paul II, ABC's “Nightline” applied the old adage “sex sells” to its recent reports on Christianity. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/sex-more-sex-and-jesus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education ABCNightline Christianity FaithMatters Sexuality Tue, 26 May 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28671 at http://www.mrc.org