various nay-sayers are arguing that the upswing in attacks on Indian students can’t have anything to do with structural racism in Australia, because none of the student visa laws that push overseas students into exploitative employment situations and allow deceptive “colleges” to fleece them while isolating them from Australian-born student bodies were intended to have a racialised separatist effect
Why are we as social animals so easily able to shrug off the needs of these children for a more secure and supportive environment? What the hell is wrong with us?
Cara blogs on the acquittal in Sydney of a US Marine charged with rape even though he admitted using physical force against a woman to coerce sexual intercourse:
I think they might be, so I’m not giving them linkjuice by linking to the ads (web videos only, not shown on broadcast or cable TV) and I’m not mentioning their name for the search engines either.
Australian Independent Senator Nick Xenophon takes on Scientology.
“There simply is no negative relationship at all between decent working conditions and competitiveness or job creation. In fact, we found that a number of these guarantees are associated with increased competitiveness.”
Remember the RapeLay video game, written about by Melissa and Cara back in February? Equality Now has been working to persuade Japan to uphold its obligations under UN conventions with respect to material that normalises and/or promotes violence against women and girls.
Storyline summary: villain named Chameleon takes Peter Parker’s shape and has sex with his roommate Michelle Gonzalez, who thinks he is Parker. Subsequent events show that the incident is being played for laughs with the oh so hilarious misunderstandings afterwards between Parker and roommate as she morphs immediately into a super-possessive clingy and bossy girlfriend from Nightmareland.