Monday, March 13, 2006

Morning Edition - 3/13/06

Mister, Miss; Teach Me Darn it!
Lily McBeth, 71, underwent sex reassignment surgery and reapplied to her position as a substitute school teacher in New Jersey. Parents were horrified that a postoperative transsexual would be allowed to teach at the school and protested – vigorously. The school board has said they stand by the decision to allow McBeth to return to her teaching post. Parents say they are appalled. McBeth says the school board decision is “diversity in action.” The school has students from kindergarten to sixth grade. McBeth was married for 31 years and had three children as a man.

Take Advice From Whales
Although swimming places a high demand on virtually all muscle groups, the American Journal of Sports Medicine has found that unless there is a strict diet change, it is not an effective method for weight loss. In one of the journal’s studies, they found that folks placed on the exact same diet, but three different exercise regimens, showed very different results. Those walking and jogging lost 17 pounds, while those on a cycling program lost 19 pounds, the swimmers actually gained 5 pounds – all in the same three month period. It was also found that swimming in cold water triggers the body to increase caloric consumption. It was also found that running, walking and jogging can decrease appetite, while swimming tends to increase appetite. Finally, researchers said swimming beats no exercise, but it is best to have cardio exercise that includes some sort of weight resistant training to increase metabolic rate and accelerate weight loss.

Booty Behind Bars
It is reported that 1 in 5 men entering the prison system experiences a forced sexual interaction with another inmate. Worse, HIV infection is 5 to 10 times higher in prison than in the free population; this may be due to the lack of adequate protection when forcible rape is involved. It is believed that victims of rape are not always beaten, but assume there will be extreme violent consequences if they don’t consent to the sexual act.

On Blast
Not your man. Although many women have had their husband, boyfriend or sexual partner serve time, they don’t believe their man has had any sexual interaction with men – even when that man has served substantial time in prison. Do you believe that a man’s sexual interaction while incarcerated in any way affects his sexual orientation when released? Is it possible for a man to forgo all sexual interaction, affection and attention while incarcerated simply because he is heterosexual? Do you believe men who have served time would honestly tell their partners on the outside of any sexual interaction they may have while incarcerated?

Keep passin’ the open windows…

9 comments:

Tammy said...

Ahhh Bless your heart 71 yr.old Lily McBeth...determined afta all these years to become the diva you've always saw yourself as. At 71 yrs. old that takes a lot of balls. She used them one last time before she cut 'em loose!! HA-HA!!LOL!! whew!

Just Me said...

I know several men/women who have served time in the prison system. Several of the guys are now gay and including the one female that I know. Still others interact with men, on occassion. This is known becuase people do talk. A friend of mine just married a gentleman who spent time if prison, but I don't know if he has mentioned "What should not be spoke of" to his new wife. She has been a friend of mine for more than 30 yrs. Since she was covert about everything in their relationship, I felt it was not my place to even talk with her husband about it. The man is a nice guy and I've known him since grade school and we have a good relationship.

Just Me said...

Tammy,

That was not funny.."Cut'em loose"..Really not funny, at all. I feel like I've been kicked.

Anonymous said...

he,he, he, he....

Cocoa Rican said...

Oh you naïve thing….who do you think is putting those neat and well-greased cornrows in your man’s head for visiting day at the BIG house… certainly, not you, huh? Well, I believe that the age a man goes to prison and how long his incarceration is for will have a lot to do with his future sexual orientation. Also, I believe it is natural for a man to crave the attention, affection and connection with another human being while in prison. Most men will not own-up to having had any interaction with another man while in prison – clutch your pearls! Short of coming out of prison and “coming-out” of the closet, most men will rather keep those memories in the dark recesses of their memories.

Anonymous said...

Off the subject...I want to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Tammy on her new gig...3 cheers or shots of tequila in the air or whatever you want to toast with, give it up for the sistah!!!!

Tammy said...

Why thank you anonymous darling...whoever you are! and "Just Me", stop acting like such a boy...aint nobody tawkin bout your balls. i pictured you sitting there reading what i said, and covering up your jewels. LOL!!!!

petite morceau said...

I've never known anyone who has been in prison so I can't answer from experience.

However, I think I would not hold it against a man I was dating for having had homosexual relations while in prison, especially if he was incarcerated for a few years.

The only thing I would be concerned with his having HIV or other STD's but proper testing prior to being intimate the first time and use of prophylactics should be sufficient to ease my worries.

Cocoa Rican said...

I encourage my men to take on prison role-play fantasies, but haven't actually dated an ex-jailbird. All said, I don't mind playing rough when it's "playing."