I meant to put this up yesterday: this is a shot of Sprog the Elder back in 2003, on an outing to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney. You can see that he has a little friend helping him to subdue the scary statue.
Femmostroppo Reader – August 12, 2009
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. ETA – lots today! Read them after the cut:
Quickhit: victim-blaming a 12 year old
I’ve just put up a post over at Sack Kyle & Jackie O that addresses some of the questions being asked about whether the whole scandal still matters now that “Rachel” asked police last week to not investigate further and now the claims by family members on last night’s A Current Affair that she wasn’t raped, that the sex was “consensual”. A 12 year old, passed out drunk while at a party she’d lied about going to, had consensual sex with a (not much) older boy with other people in the room, according to them. So why didn’t any of those other people stop it?