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Why 'Lolita' Remains Shocking, And A Favorite
Asking a fiction writer to recommend his favorite book is a little like asking a father to pick his favorite child, like asking an adulterer to name his favorite lover. The writer will hem and haw, the father will equivocate, the adulterer will say he loves them all the same, just in different ways. Of course, we're lying. We all have a favorite: She stood "four foot ten in one sock." "She was Lola in slacks. She was Lo, plain Lo in the morning." But in our arms she will always be Lolita.
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov's immaculate and disturbing masterpiece, is the story of middle-aged Humbert Humbert and his tragic love affair with his 12-year-old, bubble-gum popping stepdaughter Dolores "Lolita" Haze. It's a post-war road novel, the odyssey of a venerable European man and a prepubescent American girl bouncing across the United States, trying to outrun the past and find a future that doesn't exist. The prose is by turns passionate and playful, while the narrative is simultaneously lyrical and unsettling and erotic and violent — did I mention that, in addition to being a child molester, Humbert is also a murderer? It's a kind of inverted detective story: You immediately know someone's been killed, but have to wait to find out who. The book, which can be viewed as an allegory for Europe's relationship with America, offers a depiction of love that is as patently original as it is brutally shocking.
More shocking, though, is the reaction the author somehow manages to elicit from his readers: empathy. Readers always read, I think, out of a tremendous curiosity about other human beings, we're looking for another soul on the page, and that's what Nabokov has so fearlessly, so complexly, so gorgeously given us. In a lesser writer's hands, we could easily dismiss Mr. Humbert as a monster, but Nabokov denies us that all-too comfortable option. Even if we would never condone his vain and deadly infatuation, we understand it. We're complicit in his sins, and our complicity is seductive and terrifying. "Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury... look at this tangle of thorns."
To be sure, this novel isn't for the faint of heart, but neither should prospective readers retreat to any kind of moral high ground. Nabokov, in fact, threads an unexpected and affirming emotional serenity through his portrait of obsession. His enigmatic narrator leaves us in spellbound rapture. Because for all of its linguistic pyrotechnics — as Humbert confesses, "you can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style" — and for all its controversial subject matter, Lolita is one of the most beautiful love stories you'll ever read. It may be one of the only love stories you'll ever read. This is the most thrilling and beautiful and most deeply disturbing aspect of the novel — and it's what most persuasively recommends the book — that in addition to finding Humbert's soul on the page, we also find, like it or not, a little of our own.
The world is full of multimillionaires who can't handle money. Because, if you have money, if it doesn't translate into a harem, you are at the wrong place.
Texas man, 56, with long history of 'deviant sex acts' with children's clothing and VEGETABLES is sentenced to life in prison for meth possession
A Texas man who had been previously convicted for nine felony offenses and had a history of 'deviant sex acts' with children's clothing and vegetables was sentenced to life in prison for being in possession of meth and tampering with evidence.
Charles Robert Ransier, 56, was found by a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper wearing only jeans and had melted candle wax on his chest on March 23, 2015, according to a news release from the Comal County district attorney’s office.
His truck was parked near a children's slide as the deputy noticed the slide to be out of place while driving in northern Comal County.
The trooper approached Ransier and noticed he had a girl's swimsuit 'laid out perfectly' on the driver's side floorboard inside the truck. He also noticed melted candle wax inside and a tube of lubricant on the dashboard.
Upon asking for permission to search his car, the trooper said the 56-year-old tried to break a syringe he had in his hands, according to the document.
The syringe tested positive for traces of meth by the DPS lab in Austin, the news release said.
Ransier's truck was searched again after his arrest and authorities found more children's clothing, candy, balloons, Barbie dolls, baby oil, Pfizer Blue, Extenze male enhancement, rope, duct tape and a cooler with frozen cucumbers, according to officials.
It took less than 30 minutes for the jury to convict Ransier, and they sentenced him to life in prison for the tampering with physical evidence charge and 20 years in prison for possessing less than a gram of methamphetamine.
The jury also imposed a $10,000 fine on Ransier, who has a lengthy criminal history.
Ransier was found naked by authorities on November 10, 2012 on Word Ranch Road in New Braunfels, and he admitted to committing a 'deviant sex act involving a squash'.
He was found naked again, but wearing women's stockings, on March 9, 2014 at a baseball field where he was engaging in a deviant sex act with a vegetable.
Ransier also was convicted in 1995 of manslaughter in the death of an Arizona state trooper.
He was driving high on meth when he struck Sgt. Mark Dyer, who had stopped a speeding motorist on the side of Interstate 10.
The 56-year-old served 15 years in prison for that conviction.
You probably have to look at imagery of death and dying regularly to stay focused on what really counts in life: great sex before you are gone anyway.
ISIS Threatens Arson Against Church in Dallas, Texas
In the 5th issue of the Islamic State digital magazine Rumiyah, ISIS propaganda media outlets suggest a new weapon of terror for lone wolf actors in the West: fire.
The magazine began circulation in September 2016 after the death of ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani. The magazine is published in several languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Turkish, and more.
In the latest edition, released on January 6, ISIS praises the terroristic possibilities of fire. It also specifically points out a target in the United States, First Baptist Dallas. First Baptist Dallas is a church in Texas that ISIS states is “a popular Crusader gathering place waiting to be burned down.”
The article also claims a recent fire at a furniture factory in Losino-Petrovsky, Moscow, Russia as an act of ISIS terrorism.
The article also lists hospitals, nightclubs, schools, Shia mosques, and more as targets.
Distressingly, the article ends with, “Arson attacks should in no way be belittled. They cause great economic destruction and emotional havoc and can be repeated very easily.”
Every man easily can become a Muslim. Just have to say the Shahada before some witnesses. And here we go.
Here's Why Your Period Blood Smells
From enigmatic PMS symptoms to an erratic poop schedule, your period throws some real curveballs at your body. Hell, it even changes colour depending on how it's doing.
One curveball that is less talked about but still perplexing is the odour of your period blood itself. You're pretty sure it's harmless, but you're still dying to know what's up with it. For real, why does period blood smell like that?
To get some answers, we spoke with Taraneh Shirazian, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the NYU Langone Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health, to determine what makes your period blood smell, and if there's ever a time you need to worry about it. Here's what we learned:
It's totally natural.
"Blood itself has a certain odour," Dr. Shirazian says, adding that, as you probably already know, there's more to your menstrual fluid than just blood. You also expel bacteria, vaginal mucus, fluid, and tissue during your period, and that's why your period blood doesn't smell exactly like the blood that comes out of any other part of your body. That odour can be more or less intense, depending how long it sits in your uterus before leaving, but Dr. Shirazian says "it’s either bacteria mixed with old blood or it’s bacteria in the vagina that’s coming out with the blood" that plays the lead role in making your period blood odour special and specific to you. As far as what's normal and what isn't, Dr. Shirazian keeps it simple: "A healthy period smell just shouldn’t be fishy."
A change in odour can signal a problem.
Odour can also come from the bacteria that naturally accumulates during your period. "When you’re bleeding, you retain moisture in the vagina," Dr. Shirazian says, which can lead to "secondary vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis, which has a strong, fishy odour." The thing to remember about bacterial vaginosis (sometimes shortened to BV) is that it occurs when the bacteria that's normally found in your vagina is out of balance, and can either go away on its own or be treated with antibiotics. While BV itself isn't an STI, it is known to increase your risk for catching an STI, so if you are experiencing odour, itching, or painful urination, you should definitely see your doctor for treatment. And, if you notice an out-of-the-ordinary odour when you aren't menstruating, you might want to talk to your doctor. You may have BV, vaginitis, or some other kind of infection that requires treatment.
Keeping things dry down there can help.
While there is nothing wrong with the natural blood smell (and the likelihood that it is noticeable to anyone but you is very small), Dr. Shirazian says keeping the surrounding area as dry as possible can help reduce it if it's bothering you. Change your tampon, pad, or menstrual cup regularly and try to "wear cotton underwear and breathable clothing, not a lot of spandex or tight clothing" during your period to reduce sweating, she says. Although it's not the main cause of period blood odour, sweat can definitely contribute to it. "Many types of bacteria can grow during your period that are due to both blood and sweat," Dr. Shirazian explains.
"Sometimes the issue is very heavy periods or a lot of bleeding. There’s just so much blood that it will allow bacteria to overgrow," she adds. This means that if your flow is naturally heavier, you're probably going to experience more odour than someone with a lighter flow.
If you notice that you're bleeding more than usual, or you're worried that you're bleeding excessively, Dr. Shirazian recommends talking to your doctor. "Heavier bleeding could be a sign of fibroids, polyps, or hormonal changes," she says. Plus, even if it turns out that you just have a naturally heavier flow, there's actually no reason to put up with an annoying period; you can just skip it entirely with the help of a hormonal birth control method.
Don't douche, ever.
The bottom line is that vaginal odour, much like vaginal discharge, is totally normal. As long as you're maintaining healthy period habits — keeping track of any weird changes to your normal cycle (including changes to the smell), changing your period protection regularly while you're bleeding, and most importantly, never, ever douching — you don't need to worry about the normal odour. As self-conscious as any odour may make you feel, there's no reason to go to extremes like douching, which, in fact, has been linked to bringing on the very infections (like BV) that cause even more (and honestly, much grosser) smells.
In a rich world, a persons value depends on attractiveness and youth. If you are rich and older, just invest in destruction. The poorer the world, the less does your value depend on youth.
'I have SEX with corpses': Morgue worker claims necrophilia is 'part of training' in TV interview
An employee at a mortuary in Ghana has told how he had sex with dead women "many, many times" - claiming necrophilia is part of the job training.
The man claimed he worked in a morgue at a hospital, where he says he had sex with the corpses, reported VibeGhana.com.
Sharkur Lucas revealed that he was unable to get women to go out with him because of his 'morbid' job - so he had sex with the dead instead.
"I wanted to marry but the girl says I am a mortuary man," he told Ghana television station Adom TV.
"I can satisfy myself [at the mortuary] because girls don't want to [date] me outside."
He also goes on to claim that he was asked to sleep with dead women by his superiors - because it was part of the training.
"That is some of the training when you study a mortuary job [...] I was asked to sleep with a dead body.
Morgue worker admits having sex with 100 corpses
"That is the training you have to do that, because once you have done that you will not be afraid of them again."
Since his interview, Lucas has been sacked by his employers and admits he is now being hunted by police - although he fails to see what he has done wrong.
But when the interviewer raised the question of mental health problems, Lucas dismissed the claims.
"I am OK, I am OK sir," he insisted.
Feminism, by creating artificial scarcity of sexual resources, is responsible for much of the deadly infighting among men, as well as male suicides.
ALL THE THINGS YOU'VE EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PENIS ENLARGEMENT SURGERY THRILLIST
Published On 11/23/2016
If you’ve ever been curious about beefing up your bulge, for the love of god, don’t Google it.
To save your eyes -- and your search history -- we talked to the man behind many a magnified member, Dr. Victor Loria, and a former patient of his about sizing up. It’s time to stop beating around the bush with penis enlargement surgery, so you can, well… beat around the bush.
Girthier is the way to go
If you’re looking for a minimally invasive way to add some weight to your package, an implant is definitely NOT for you. Dr. Loria’s enlargement technique is done with a cosmetic filler à la Kylie Jenner’s lips -- not an implant -- and isn’t surgery in the traditional sense.
“I inject permanent filler material into the penile shaft, penile glans, and scrotum for enlargement,” he explains. “Other treatments such as fat transfer, Alloderm implants, Elist implants, skin autografts, etc., are all invasive surgical procedures and are associated with much higher infection and damage risks.” Dr. Loria’s procedure can and sometimes does add about .5 to 1 inch of flaccid length, in addition to plumping up your penis.
Assuming you like to err on the side of caution with your most essential appendage, it might be worthwhile to limit the risks you take to those that occur in the bedroom -- not the operating table. “This type of procedure seemed to be the safest technique as there are many years of research and millions of patients that have undergone these procedures using dermal fillers or collagen enhancers,” says one of Dr. Loria's former patients.
“Adding even a half an inch in circumference is very noticeable," he said, "unlike adding a half inch to length which is probably unnoticeable to a women. A half-inch increase in girth, definitely is.”
There is a sweet spot when it comes to size
You might be relieved to hear that there is such a thing as too big when it comes to penis girth. Dr. Loria recommends a 6.5- to 7-inch circumference for “optimal stimulation.” If you don’t have a tape measure handy, that’s like a robust, cucumber-sized schlong. It's also a whole hell of a lot bigger than the average Joe's girth, which is a mere 4.6 inches when engorged.
The largest patient Dr. Loria has is “about 8.5 inches in girth… too large for many women (and men), but he is happy.” A can of Coke is actually smaller in circumference, so god help that guy’s partner.
Side effects are minimal
As many women older than 30 already know, cosmetic fillers come with some pretty typical and mostly low-level side effects, including temporary skin irritation, itching, and redness. Same goes for peniis-enlargement filers. Dr Loria described his procedure as “almost 100% painless. The only discomfort was from the feeling of being swollen, stretching the penis skin after the injections.” And no need to get knocked out to rock your cock out; Dr. Loria primarily uses a strong numbing cream before injecting the filler.
The only unexpected issue that might arise (!) is if the filler shifts, which as Dr. Loria explained, may happen with the healing process and normal swelling. “The patients are instructed to observe and make any corrective shaping efforts as the collagen forms... this is more of an art than a science,” he explains. It also gives whole new meaning to the idea of rubbing one out.
Circumcise before you supersize
Pretty much any man is eligible for Dr. Loria’s penile enhancement, even the “elderly and diabetic,” he says. However, for some of you, sizing up may come at a cost… of your foreskin.
If your weiner isn’t kosher, Dr. Loria recommends getting circumcised beforehand. “The uncircumcised patient is much more problematic when it comes to shaping,” he explains.
Business as usual (and better) in the bedroom After a recovery period of 21 to 28 days, you can go back to getting busy. And don’t worry, the menu hasn’t changed since you last visited the restaurant. All points of entry are on the table, assures Dr. Loria, provided the enlargement isn't too big for whomever's holes you're filling.
The patient we spoke to is in his 50s, and humbly admits “[my] manhood is not as sensitive as it was in my 20s. Reaching orgasms was becoming a little more difficult and would sometimes become an issue when I could not fully touch all four walls of my lover. Having a larger penis now means more physical contact and feeling for not just my lover, but for me also.”
The ladies love it
“Even though my fiance said she was happy with our previous sex life, she has confided with me and said that my thicker penis has greatly improved her ability to reach orgasm and is able to have more of them quicker together,” said Dr. Loria’s patient.
So there you have it. At least one woman has spoken, and size does matter. But having a third leg for a penis isn’t worth much -- unless it packs some muscle.
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Spouse killings in Iran
Iran Chamber Society
Researcher on women’s issues and criminologist Shahla Moazami interviewed 220 killers: 131 men and 89 women. All were in jail at the time of the interview. Moazami found gender differences in the murder cases. 100% of the men killed their wife themselves, while 67% of the women were assisted by another man in the murder of their husband. Men kill of jealousy; the women want to get out of the marriage.
Iranian laws are based on the shari’ah-laws, which in turn is founded on Islamic holy writings. According to Iranian law a man can kill his wife without punishment if he catches her with another man. But there must be witnesses to the incident – four men. If these criteria are not fulfilled, the man will be punished and might face death sentence. However, when a woman finds solid proof of her husband’s unfaithfulness, she has no right to kill, but can go to court and ask for divorce.
If a woman can prove her husband’s violence by, for example, getting statements from a doctor, she can be granted divorce. But a man cannot be sentenced for violence against his wife, and the police seldom act when a woman complains about her husband beating her. Both the police and the courts will send the woman back to her violent husband. Moazami tells that there is little knowledge among most women about their rights and they are not aware that violence can be a valid reason for divorce – however, this process is long and it can take up to five years before divorce is granted.
Divorce is also difficult for women in Iran, Moazami says, because most women are economically dependent on their husband and besides the father automatically gets parental custody and she looses her children. Moazami tells that the new generation of educated women divorces their husbands more often when they face violence in their marriage. They manage better on their own.
Women who kill
From her interviews Moazami found a clear and common pattern in the stories of the female killers. The women married young, often 12-14 years old, and they had from 5 to 7 children. At the time of the murder their average age was 29 years old. Many of them tell that their husband had lost interest in them, and they felt that their beauty was fading. When a new man takes an interest in them, they fall easily for him. The law gives women few possibilities to get a divorce, and the murder of the husband is planned and done together with the new boyfriend. Only 33% of the women did the killing on their own. Moazami also found cases where women, sometimes with the assistance of their daughters, killed a violent husband.
Moazami thinks there are several structural causes to spouse killing. She mentions poverty, illiteracy, traditional opinions and Iranian women’s position in marriage and society. Young marriage age is also important. Moazami thinks that the women were too young to understand marriage when they married at 12-14 years old, and it was difficult for them make their own demands.
Islam has two traditions, Sunni and Shi’a. Iran is mainly Shi’a, but some areas of the country have large groups of Sunni Muslims. In these areas there are fewer spouse killings, which Moazami relates to the fact that divorce is more easily obtained in the Sunni tradition, for both sexes.
Men who kill
The men’s average age was 40 when the murder was performed. The men had married when they were 22-24 years old with women ten years their junior. Polygamy is practiced in Iran, and 14% of the men had two wives, of which one was killed. 2% of the men had three wives, and killed one of them. 32% of the men were married for the second time. All the men Moazami interviewed had done the murder by themselves. The men gave their wives unfaithfulness as motive for the murder, but often it was more suspicion of adultery than actual events.
Moazami tells that murder of wives is more common in Southern Iran, where many people of Arabic descendant live. There the age difference between the spouses is larger, and jealousy killings are more common there than in the rest of Iran. When Moazami interviewed female killers in the south, the women told that they did not want to be released from prison. They were afraid that their family would kill them. Many women asked the prison authorities of transfer to prisons in other parts of Iran, something which they usually were granted.
Blood price, punishment and the responsibility of the children
In murder cases blood money is used at punishment in Iran. If a man is killed, he has to pay the victim’s family RLS 180.000.000 in compensation. But the blood price of a woman is half of a man’s. Murder has a dual respect in criminal law in Iran that is private and public. The State has a minimum of two years jail verdict. The victim’s family can either demand the death penalty or blood money. If the family demands death penalty, they have to pay the relevant blood money to the executed person’s family. In cases of spouse killing, when there are children in the marriage, the children are the ones who determine the faith of their living parent. The logic of the court is that the children own the family’s blood. The parent will stay in prison until the daughters become nine years old and the sons 15.
When asked how a nine-year-old child can decide on the execution of their father or mother, Moazami answers dryly that according to Islam, a girl can marry when she is 9 years old, and thus make adult decisions. But she adds that there is a proposal to change the law and the age limit in these cases to 13 years for girls. Moazami tells that in most cases the children set their parent free, but the children have to agree on this matter. Often the adults of the victim’s family make the decision for the children.
Many killers cannot afford the blood price. Then they have to remain in jail until they come up with the money, but this might take many years. Moazami cited cases where people stayed in prison until they died because of lack of money.
Moazami claims she sees a new trend in that the courts themselves have started to rule out the death penalty. Moazami tells about a case in the city of Efsahan. The husband was unemployed and went to Tehran to find work. When he came home, the neighbour told him that his wife had a lover. The husband confronted the wife and beat her. The wife told him angrily that four of the seven children had other fathers. The husband killed both the wife and these four children. He was sent to jail, and awaits the decision of the three living children whether he will be executed or not.
Moazami knows the case of Fadime in Sweden and the discussion on honorary killings. In her opinion there are few honorary killings in Iran. She thinks this is not a part of Iranian culture, but she says it has happened in areas with Arabic influence. She also thinks it was more common before, but that girls of today run away before they are killed. Young women no longer stay in the villages when they face unwanted marriages or threats of revenge from their family when they have been disobedient. They leave or run away. Honorary killings were more common ten years ago. But Moazami also adds that she has less knowledge of honorary killings, because the court will set the killer free.
About Shahla Moazemi
Shahla Moazami was born in 1947 in Efsfahan province. She completed her master’s degree in criminal law taking prostitution as her thesis with her PHD in criminology at the University of Tehran.
Moazami is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law and Institute of Criminology at the University of Tehran. She has done research on violence against women, run away girls, violence against women in work and alternative punishment for women and spouse killings. Presently she is working on a research project about the effects of death penalty on the women in the family.
Last year Moazami published a book on family law for young girls. The book was published with support from the Presidential Office for Women’s Participation. After six months the Ministry of Education banned the book. A female religious clergy thought that the book was not ”suitable” and the official reason was that a book on family law should be for both sexes, a not only girl. But Moazami thinks that the issue was more; that it should be the exclusive right of the clergy to teach family law. However, it was decided that the book be used as a teacher’s guide and be thought for both girls and boy student.
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