Doesn't it seem like you know so many divorced people? Research shows, though, that we are all holding on to the mythical notion that the divorce rate is rising. Susie reads from a New York Times article by Claire Cain Miller that shows that, since the 2000s, divorces are actually down from an all-time high in 1970s and early 80s. Still, many people think that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce - but that's just not true anymore. Susie looks at the reasoning behind the shift in marital trends.
Next, Susie is outraged by a list from the UK of banned online and video porn. Why is she so mad? The list appears to be about censoring female pleasure acts, including female ejaculation, fisting, and face sitting. (This applies to content made in the UK, so people can still watch these acts in videos shot abroad.) These moral judgments, enforced by the British Board of Film Censors, have no rational explanation other than to stop people from watching pornography, Susie says.
Then, it's "What's New on Audible". Susie has an audio sample from a new audiobook for us to hear, one that is inspired by a scandalous true story that shocked the nation at the close of World War I. Certainty by Victor Bevine (who also narrates) takes us inside the world of a naval training station where there is prostitution, depravity, and sexual impropriety.
Have a question or news story for Susie? You can send your confidential queries and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. [Episode 642, December 26, 2014]
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