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Those times we all hope will never happen, but they do
By tigtog on December 6, 2013
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion.
By tigtog on November 28, 2013
Because the neverending pushback against it year after year after year had very almost ground me down, to the point where I was avoiding reading WRD posts so that I wouldn’t have to see the comments. This post by Jane Gilmore at King’s Tribune (via Clementine Ford’s discussion of it on her FB timeline) made me decide to post after all.
By tigtog on September 4, 2013
Oh please I really need some escapist distractions. Here’s something for you, what have you got for me?
By tigtog on August 8, 2013
Well, this got interesting fast. The floodgates appear to be opening in the atheoskeptosphere with regard to people deciding that keeping names out of the we-need-anti-harassment-policies discussion wasn’t doing much good for effecting change.
While we’re talking about workplace and convention harassment incidents (particularly amongst the groups for which conventions are also workplaces), I’ve been meaning to link to this excellent post from last month about why conventions are harassment hotspots (there’s Science! on this).
By tigtog on July 4, 2013
It must be very unnerving to be living in Egypt right now.
By Orlando on May 9, 2013
From Destroy the Joint, a call for action at NSW state level: call upon the Attorney General Greg Smith to issue a direction to the NSW DPP under the Director of Public Prosecutions Act to ensure that no one is prosecuted solely for retracting an allegation of domestic or sexual violence without the approval of a senior lawyer within the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Update: Attorney-General Greg Smith has made a statement that he has no plans to revise the existing laws relating to this matter. Now is the time to up the pressure.
By tigtog on January 25, 2013
Well, that hurts.
By blue milk on January 18, 2013
This article in The Atlantic by Phoebe Maltz Bovy, “The ethical implications of parents writing about their children” is incredibly unforgiving of mother writers and bloggers. She sets the benchmark very low for the test of appropriateness with writing and it’s anything that may embarrass your children when they’re older. My god, I think the [...]
By tigtog on December 22, 2012
Ugh. The hypocrisy of calling for a national database of the mentally ill while decrying any suggestions for a national database of gun owners is breathtaking.
By tigtog on December 21, 2012
Of course The Doctor will save us – how else can we watch this year’s Xmas special? Or go and see The Hobbit on Boxing Day?
By tigtog on November 28, 2012
Times have changed. We’ve entrusted everything we have to a fundamentally broken system. The first step is to acknowledge that fact. The second is to fix it.
By tigtog on October 30, 2012
Like many folks with online friends in the North-East of the USA, I’ve been watching the weather reports with great big saucer eyes.
Keep safe, and if you feel like it, please drop a comment here telling us how you’re going.
By tigtog on October 12, 2012
A Handy Test for Reddit Users: Are You on the Internet Right Now?
By tigtog on September 13, 2012
You are not alone, and there is help out there. Feel free to talk here if you want to, but don’t feel compelled to share here if you’d rather be more private: please just find somebody you can trust to talk to.