The quote is about trying to stay informed by reading the newspapers, and seems to embody my own attempts at self-preservation in a world where duplicitous absurdities constantly gain more traction than rigorously scrutinised realities.
The common-sense notion that liars betray themselves through body language appears to be little more than a cultural fiction
Sites aimed at rape prevention should do a better job of checking their facts if they really want to help women and other potential rape victims: parroting long-debunked factoids does more harm than good.
This is a repost: originally published in 2008. Over the last week it’s suddenly started getting first dozens and now hundreds of views per day. Since the original post’s comments were closed long ago, please comment here if you have something to say.
The egregiously ill-informed Charlotte Allen spouts yet another factoid blaming women for being too attractive to rapists, so all you young hussies should just stop dressing like sluts (yep);: Jill Filipovic at Feministe shreds Allen’s factoid to pieces.
I wrote about this before, with very preliminary data, very small numbers – the June figures from the CDC on obesity as a risk factor for swine flu, which was showing that the prevalence of obesity in the ‘severe’ group… Read More ›
Update 2013-01-08: Welcome to you new visitors! Since comments on this post were closed long ago, I’ve reposted this post. Please comment there if you have something to say. The top link offered to me on Stumble-Upon for Women’s Issues… Read More ›
The entitlement! The paranoia! The simplistic stereotyping! The recitation of factoids with no cites whatever! Every single post I have read on this blog would be a full week’s worth of discussion classes and an essay assignment in any Women’s… Read More ›