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The Macktivist

Illustration by Shira Golding

My friend of some 15+ years, R. Alvarez, just launched a sex col­umn for The Indypen­dent, New York City’s lead­ing social jus­tice news­pa­per. It’s called The Mack­tivist, and she intends to make the col­umn a “sex-pos­i­tive, edu­ca­tion­al, kink‑, vanilla‑, homo‑, hetero‑, bi‑, trans-friend­ly, smart go-to for the dis­cern­ing reader.”

Not only is Ms. Alvarez a dear friend, but she also hap­pens to be an enter­tain­ing and gift­ed writer. Go read her col­umn now, leave her a com­ment, and send in your questions!

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

The Times broke a huge sto­ry today, con­cern­ing New York Gov­er­nor Elliot Spitzer’s involve­ment with a pros­ti­tu­tion ring:

Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been caught on a fed­er­al wire­tap arrang­ing to meet with a high-priced pros­ti­tute at a Wash­ing­ton hotel last month, accord­ing to a law enforce­ment offi­cial and a per­son briefed on the investigation.

There are a lot of unan­swered ques­tions at the moment, but that pret­ty much says it all.

Slate points out the irony that Spitzer’s was brought down by the same inves­ti­ga­tion tac­tics he pio­neered as a pros­e­cu­tor. And, the Smok­ing Gun pulls an inter­est­ing tid­bit out of the complaint:

…the affi­davit notes that after her appoint­ment with Client‑9 end­ed, “Kris­ten” spoke with a Emper­ors Club book­er, who said that she had been told that Client‑9 “would ask you to do things that, like, you might not think were safe…” “Kris­ten” respond­ed by say­ing, essen­tial­ly, that she could han­dle guys like that.

Wow, let’s hope those details nev­er come out.