Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.
Sites aimed at rape prevention should do a better job of checking their facts if they really want to help women and other potential rape victims: parroting long-debunked factoids does more harm than good.
This is a repost: originally published in 2008. Over the last week it’s suddenly started getting first dozens and now hundreds of views per day. Since the original post’s comments were closed long ago, please comment here if you have something to say.
It would be nice to think that there weren’t still ignorant twerps repeating the idea that the lawsuit was unfounded/frivolous/a grave miscarriage against a poor defenceless megacorporation/harrumph/wharrgarbl, but sadly there still are.
White Americans are just as likely to be killed by other whites as Black Americans are likely to be killed by other blacks. In fact, all races in the USA share similar ratios. As the largest racial group, whites commit the majority of crimes in America. In particular, whites are responsible for the vast majority of violent crimes.
In 1968, some activists demonstrated against the Miss America beauty pageant and threw objects of “female oppression” – bras, high-heeled shoes, girdles, curlers – into a trash can. They were arguing about liberation – there was never any bra-burning – but the myth of the feminist as a bra-burner was created by the western media. There was also a crucial word missed in the description of the trashed bras.
I choose my radio station in the car for its mix of mostly music and very few ads. Which is why it was most irritating, in the short space of listening time involved in the train station run, to hear today’s host…
Both tigtog and I have little more than an eyeroll in response to Harradine-mentored Catholic-right NSW Labor MP Greg Donnelly’s remarks in Parliament. While Parliament tried to debate a motion about International Women’s Day, Mr Donnelly chose to take the floor and rabbit on for quite a while about how rape was actually women’s fault. Novel, I know. He raved… Read more →
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments. Did the fathers of modern obstetrics murder more women than Jack the Ripper? – Dissection of a burgeoning urban legend. Just. No. – More Sexxxaaay Cancer crap. The most meaningful day to express your love is… Read more →
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed Jim Carrey loves the pro-disease movement April 28, 2009 – just in case you needed a solid reason not to watch another Jim Carrey movie The Australian antivax movement takes its toll April 28, 2009 – just vaccinate. Please Don't Disturb My Complacency! April 28, 2009 – zuska on how some… Read more →
Today’s school holidays lazyblogging draws on our referrer logs. I’ve edited out those without both hands on the keyboard, which leaves very little, percentage-wise. Here’s a sampling of search terms used by this week’s googlers. very fantastic hairy women with very hairy legs stupid bloggers laser screwdriver jim beam sexist ads something repellent about being made of meat can you… Read more →
Mathematical Bridge, originally uploaded by bridgink. Radio National had a delicious program last week: This week on The Science Show Cambridge virologist Chris Smith takes us punting along the Cam River. As he weaves around the old stone colleges, scientists jump on and off the punt, discussing their work as they go. A local guide describes the intriguing history of… Read more →
Sunday’s Big Brother UK brought with it an elegant vectoring of a classic gross-out urban legend, so I thought I’d share. Share this post? Related posts: BFTP: Popularity of long-debunked rape myths: talk about disheartening Families, politicians and stupid rumours SF Sunday: reproduction Popularity of long-debunked rape myths: talk about disheartening
Never mind that he wasn’t even born, add her to the many victims on the Obama Death List, which miraculously includes the name of a man who was also apparently part of the Clinton Body Count 10 years earlier. (That comments thread is a mess due to heaps of comments being despaminated after multiple repostings, but there are some amusing… Read more →
What make you of this tract’s cover image? It intrigued me enough to lay out 50c at the religious bookshop, anyway. Note how the subject is dressed in a very urban metrosexual style, with his earrings and his goatee. What does this signify in the context of Christian evangelical outreach? Now note the angle of the shot. Interesting choice, isn’t… Read more →