Tara Murtha at Philadelphia Weekly brings us Watch Your Language: Pedophilia, gang rape and erroneous Fox29 reporting, which has an opinion from a forensic semanticist about calling rape “having sex” or “a sexual relationship” in court: But after a recent episode of American Idol (team Bowersox), I accidentally caught some of MyFoxPhilly 29’s local news at 10. I was shocked…. Read more →
Just posted this over at LP, but I’d like to have this discussion here as well. The Guardian: Vatican issues detailed instructions to all bishops after criticism of Catholic church’s handling of paedophile priests Yep. Not actually that hard to do, in the end. So why did it take so long? Related posts: Quick Hit – on Ethics classes. LOLpology… Read more →
The article linked to below attacks the idea of teaching ethics in NSW Public Schools “at the expense of scripture”. As a parent who is also an atheist, I quite like the idea of ethics classes that have nothing to do with religion. This is one thing that really burns me about some Christians. The huge assumption that values are… Read more →
Why do we, as feminists (collectively), and as anti-violence activists in general, typically ignore the largest group of victims when we talk about domestic violence? The group that can’t get away under their own steam, no way, no how? The group that can’t defend itself effectively? The group that has no self-advocates who are listened to? The group that it… Read more →
Bri has an amazing Down Under Feminists Carnival, our Twenty-Third, up at Fat Lot of Good. There is a focus on Body Acceptance with a whole lot of good reading, and plenty more. Check it out, and spread the word! The April carnival – our Twenty-Fourth, so we’ll be in second birthday celebrations! – will be hosted by Frankie PhD… Read more →
This strikes me as totally the wrong end of the stick, as if it reveals an attitude towards FoI in principle rather than these vexatious FoI requests in particular.
Little did I know that leading churchmen around the nation were going to dedicate their Easter messages this year to painting atheism as mad, bad and dangerous to know.
Which she wouldn’t need if she didn’t live in a town full of sanctimonious liars. Congratulations to Fulton, Mississippi for the place you now hold in the annals of bigotry.
The so-called weapons that the gunship soldiers thought they saw were all in fact cameras. They shot to death a group of people walking down the street, and then slaughtered people with children coming to help the wounded, just because some of them had cameras.
The Twenty-Third Edition (can you believe it?) of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is fast approaching! The deadline for submissions is the 2nd of April – tomorrow – so get your posts in now. This 23rd edition will be hosted at Bri (scarlett-heartt) at Fat Lot Of Good. Submit your March posts, or those any other Australian or New Zealander… Read more →
I just won’t answer for another hour or so, until we’ve got this Year 11 (!) Assessment Task (!) presentation (!) which I was first told “wasn’t quite ready” (!) about at approx 11:30pm last night handed in (Period 5).
A US lawyer says a lesbian student who sued a Mississippi school over its policy banning same-sex prom dates can bring her girlfriend to a privately sponsored dance. The dance is not the school prom, that is still cancelled, it is a private function being held in the school prom’s place. The judge who ruled that the school violated the… Read more →
That nasty Google is saying terrible things about his shiny net filter that he wants to give to all Australians, whether they want it or not.
Remember Crazy Domains and their jizztastic cream-jaculatin’ Pamela Anderson advertisement? The one pulled by the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB)? Gavin Collins, Managing Director, is throwing a tanty. And he blames one little post on livejournal for all his problems. This is not new for him; he already hyperfocused on logansrogue’s post in his previous response to the ASB (you’ll need… Read more →