Alabama. I’ve been there. There are a couple of terrific reasons for visiting Alabama — civil rights museums, for instance —but I’m here now. And I am glad.
Jerry Coyne has given notice that Alabama has outlawed sex toys. Or “any device designed … primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs.” Yup. That would be fairly called a sex toy.
As Jerry writes, this nonsense was enacted in 2009, but it’s worth noting because it demonstrates how nuts the South has gotten and, he maintains, how religion has come to dominate all spheres of life there, not only education.
Here’s Jerry’s essay: Against all reason, Alabama outlaws sex toys « Why Evolution Is True.