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tigtog (aka Viv) is the founder of this blog. She lives in Sydney, Australia: husband, 2 kids, cat, house, garden, just enough wine-racks and (sigh) far too few bookshelves.

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  1. attack_laurel
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    Harriet’s essay really gave me chills (and I told her so, in comments) – if life was just and fair, that essay would be required reading.

  2. Yvonne
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    As a woman in my 50’s with a daughter who is 16 I cannot even begin to express my horror at the number of well known people, people who I used to think of were articulate thinking people who have expressed views like Naomi Wolf.

    I would have thought that in this day and age it wouldn’t be so hard to be able to acknowledge that rapists are not all stereotypical lurking in the bushes types, but are generally often the most ordinary, even extraordinary, people in other aspects of their lives. Why wouldn’t somebody like Julian Assange be capable of raping just because he does other admirable things?

  3. Jose Jones
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    Why wouldn’t somebody like Julian Assange be capable of raping just because he does other admirable things?

    Ex-bloody-actly!

    It is not a hard concept to get, yet so many people seem to see the world only in black and white.

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