[TW: rape culture] Don’t know about it yet? You’re lucky. Here’s a timeline. Geek Feminism and Shakesville have multiple posts on how Penny Arcade fucked up not so much with just(!) an insensitive rape joke in their webcomic, but with their mockingly dismissive responses (and how that played into their fans’ responses) to people’s objections to that webcomic.
Month: February 2011
Check in, if you’ve got power! Watch out for those tricksy flash floods, and when do we get a week free of natural disaster dangers please?
Otters! Vicious little wea —
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Hundreds have already been killed and the violence is escalating. Let your people get on with it without you and your mates. You are not needed.
Via Possum at Pollytics, I have been made aware that Caroline Overington and other people who work for the Oz’s Media Diary think that problems with devastating cyclones and killer heatwaves have been given too much attention, presumably since not enough people have died from them.
Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. I deliberately didn’t link to lots of coverage of Australian natural disasters or the Egyptian uprisings, because there’s just so much to sort through. What else did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments.
The NSW Coalition has said they will not attempt to reverse the introduction of ethics classes in Special Religious Education time this year. Classes begin this term.
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So many terrible, terrible attributes we have – oh the shame! Discovered by David Futrelle at man boobz, who reads MRA/MGTOW sites so that you don’t have to: