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Friend of the site and DisinfoCast veteran Conner Habib (episode 20 here) is returning to the podcast tonight to discuss sex, porn and why Western (particularly, American) society is so damned hung up about all of it. Conner, as you probably recall, is an adult film star and writer and was recently the subject of controversy following a school’s decision to un-invite him from a planned presentation.
I’ll be recording the episode tonight at around 6:30 PM CST, and it will go live Thursday morning. If you’ve got any questions for Conner then I’d love to ask them if I have time. Just leave them in the comment section below. If you’re uncomfortable doing so publicly, you may also email me directly at matt AT disinfo Dot com.
Help your middle-aged, vanilla, cisgendered, heterosexual, married white guy host out with questions that reflect a diversity of perspectives. Conner is a very intelligent, fun guest and I want to make sure we get the most out of his time.… Read the rest
Following the cancellation of a contract to speak at a high school, gay pornographic film star, writer, intellectual and friend Conner Habib wrote a very thoughtful piece about sexuality and pornography for buzzfeed.com. I think it’s well worth a read:
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Corning, New York. Find it on the map: it hovers just above the Pennsylvania border, a long ways away from the two closest places you’ve heard of, Syracuse and Rochester. Like the small town I grew up in, it’s all alone.
Two months ago, I was approached by a curious and thoughtful group of students from Corning Community College. The students, including members of the school’s LGBT organization, invited me to speak at the school as part of their upcoming sex-positive community event, Sex Week. Other events during Sex Week include a Q&A about sex toys, and a discussion about pleasure and communication by members of Planned Parenthood and the Rape Crisis center.
Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander wrote an account of his near-death experience that pissed off a lot of skeptics. It sort of annoyed me too, but not as much as the skeptical annoyance annoyed me. The conflict between NDE believers and skeptics points to bigger problems in science and culture.
“In the materialistic demand to somehow untangle ourselves from the world completely in order to understand it, we’re asked to borrow a popular theological narrative. First, researchers are meant to believe there’s a way to create an experiment and not intervene or interact with it, and that they’re meant to do everything they can to preserve this principle. Then, they should believe that thoughts, feelings, and impressions have nothing to do with the reality they’ve set up inside the experiment and that there are laws (controls, etc.) that they’ve also created that actually prohibit them from interfering with whatever takes place inside the experiment world. This is remarkably similar to the deist or TV-addicted version of God — an old man on a distant cloud with a billion billion TVs. He set the show in motion so he could watch, pretending things happen independent of him.… Read the rest