This might be the most influential quote of the whole series.
In an inadvertent six-year social experiment during which prostitution was allowed as long as it happened indoors. (You can see one alleged brothel pictured above.) Researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research dove into what happened, and the results were surprising.
"Decriminalization caused both forcible rape offenses and gonorrhea incidence to decline for the overall population," the study says. "Our synthetic control model finds 824 fewer reported rape offenses (31% decrease) and 1,035 fewer cases of female gonorrhea (39% decrease) from 2004 to 2009."
Hello. Issue 2 of The Wicked + The Divine is out tomorrow, in all good comic shops (and some bad ones). Here is a preview of it.
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #2
story: KIERON GILLEN
art / cover: JAMIE MCKELVIE & MATT WILSON
JULY 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Diabolically divine pop-god Lucifer is in trouble. She offers superfan Laura an unprecedented deal if she helps. It’s a bargain. A Faustian bargain, and they always turn out so well. Who knows who Laura will turn to fulfill it? We do. Clearly. It’s our comic. You can know too if you buy this fine pictorial narrative with your human money coins.
Alongside the regular cover, there is a Chip Zdarsky variant.
The Man. The Myth. The Amateur DJ.
Finish reading If Characters from Greek Mythology Existed Today
Willow Smith slays!
Don’t sleep. This girl just may take over the world…
Matrix fans rejoice… The Wachowskis are back, and they’ve started filming of their new Neftlix series, Sense8, in San Francisco. Pictured here: Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski chat with crew members after shooting wrapped on the first day of production.