Sex on Sunday: man-hungry hussies, multicolour marriages, taxes and two interviews with smart women

I chose the one magazine cover that doesn’t show a manly man but rather a manly woman from the collection of Vintage Men’s Adventure Magazines at the Art of Manliness

How times have changed. . .

One-in-Seven New U.S. Marriages is Interracial or Interethnic, from Pew Research Center

A record 14.6% of all new marriages in the United States in 2008 were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity from each other . . .  an estimated six times the intermarriage rate among newlyweds in 1960 and more than double the rate in 1980. This dramatic increase has been driven in part by the weakening of longstanding cultural taboos against intermarriage and in part by a large, multi-decade wave of immigrants from Latin America and Asia.

The Price That We Pay – Undocumented Immigrants and Taxation from Truthout

According to her 2009 tax return, the divorced mother of three . . . made $18,295.68 of which $1,170.41 was withheld for Social Security tax and $273.73 for Medicare – benefits that Rita is unlikely to ever see. . . Reports by the Congressional Budget Office and the Social Security Administration confirm that undocumented immigrants in fact pay many different types of taxes, including sales tax, property tax, Social Security tax and income tax.

Interview with Nadine Gordimer from The New Statesman

. . . ‘It’s a strange thing. While there is great excitement about the World Cup, at the same time, we’ve got these tremendous difficulties. I’m certainly not a killjoy. People need bread and circuses, and this is a big circus. Let it be enjoyed. But what about the bread?’

The Sex Trade and Feminism: An Interview with Ann Russo from Stories so strong they crumble concrete: Women + Prison A Site for Resistance

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