FYCL #15 – GGB on BBG

Dubious advice on being angry about holiday cooking and/or marking, encouraging girls to do science, indoctrinating young men into the ways of feminism and dealing with scheduling during the holidays. Ask a Dude returns to consider the logistics of a BBG threesome; there’s an extremely Dubious Sex Toy, and some great recommendations.

FYCL #15, if you are still doing the old-fashioned-y downloading of each episode, rather than subscribing with our shiny new rss or via iTunes.


  • Belle de Jour’s blog, which is hotting up at the moment with juicy back and forth about the revealing of her identity.
  • Times news story and follow-up on Belle de Jour and the revelation of her identity.
  • Caroline Moore is the teenage astronomer we uselessly could not remember, and she found a supernova.
  • For those of you who have been living under a rock – Sarah Bunting’s awesome Yes You Are.
  • Looks like Double X is getting folded back into Slate.
  • Wildly inappropriate gnome dildo video. Click at own risk!! Further research determines that it was intended to be a sex toy, but I haven’t seen a vendor of same online. Even google is shocked and horrified.
  • HUGE props to the Bugger for finding a reference to the actual gnome dildo, although it appears they are not currently available for purchase.
  • Gay Sex in Dragon Age: Origins, pointed out on the Queerty blog, which is worth a bit of a browse for its other content, too.
  • On being a Bad Mother, by Sandra Tsing Loh, from the Atlantic online.

Apologies for sound quality – both of us were having internets issues this week. I have sorted mine out (fingers crossed).

Closing music is 3 by Britney Spears, chosen OBVIOUSLY, for thematic rather than musical merit.

A reminder: although only the most recent 3 episodes are live in iTunes, you can always access back episodes of FYCL in our archive at uppitywomen.org/media/

6 thoughts on “FYCL #15 – GGB on BBG

  1. Bugger

    I am thinking that college shenanigans should be discussed in further detail. My two cents for BBG – assign one guy to the top half of your bod and the other guy to the bottom half (unless you are into DP). This keeps their peens far enough apart that the evening isn’t ruined by “OMG his junk touched my junk”. This assumes the question asker can work past her inability to lay back and enjoy.

  2. zugenia

    On the topic of women and science/math, let us not forget the marvelous Danica McKeller (a.k.a. Winnie Cooper), who went on to study math in college, graduate summa cum laude, and have a theorem named after her. (Not exactly the “college shenanigans” Bugger had in mind, but cool nonetheless.)

    Also, major love on this week’s closing music. Am I the only grown person who enjoys Britney without irony or shame??

  3. paperkingdoms

    Dubious advice needed:

    So a little while ago a student of mine was wearing a sort of obnoxious t-shirt. Two cartoon panels, each done with stick figures. The first shows a male stick figure and a female stick figure, and the female stick figure looks annoyed and is talking. Underneath it says “problem”. The second panel is the same, but with the male stick figure wearing large headphones. [Found it… here: http://www.inspiredinsanity.com.au/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=266%5D That one says “solved”. I ignored it at the time, but it bothers me a bit. He’s a nice enough kid, and seems to have a wardrobe mostly made up of sarcastic t-shirts [today’s said “I got out of bed for this?”]

    Where do you stand on calling that sort of thing out in the classroom? Is there an appropriate way to do that when it’s totally off topic [in this case, I teach math]. Does your approach change since the shirt’s supposed to be funny? No matter how often I take it apart, I feel like objecting to “funny” sexism just reinforces the “humorless feminist” stereotype.

  4. Rhayden

    What I find strange about BBG is that it’s usually spat upon by males when discussing things with other people, frequently called gross or gay or just not sexy; a couple hours later, these same males will probably view porn that is BBG or even BBBBBG or whatever and that’s perfectly acceptable. Do the men who call it gross do so in some way to protect their masculinity, is this some weird extension of the bathroom code where there’s too many males in a given situation? A female friend of my opined that perhaps the turn-on in the threesome or gangbang porn is the illusion that the woman is sexually open and free, not that the fact that there are multiple male partners at the same time.

  5. V's Herbie

    Yay! Thanks for answering my questions!

    Re: women in science

    I’m female and a PhD student in molecular biology so just by circumstance I’m interested in the demographics.

    I went to a talk the other day by Debra Rolinson And she quoted some interesting stats on the ratios of men to women as you climb up the academic ladder. At the undergrad level there are about equal numbers of men and women in science majors, of people that receive PhDs the ratio is about 2:1, but if you look at people applying for entry level tenure track jobs, the ratio is about 9:1. So basically the majority of women that actually finish grad school, don’t continue on in the academy.

    In the article I linked above, she argues that title IX should be applied to the academic classroom like it was to sports, and that the world would be a better place for it. It seems a bit heavy-handed to me, but women have been getting undergraduate science degrees in large numbers for 20? 30 years? and they aren’t percolating up through the ranks like expected, so if that is going to change we need to do something…


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