James Ramage was released from prison last Friday, after only eight years following his conviction for strangling and bashing his wife, Julie, to death in their house and burying her in a shallow grave. The details of the case reveal… Read More ›
Essentialism damages, even kills
Is this becoming a pattern in Australian heterosexual behaviour, and criminal sentencing? 1. A dysfunctional couple have a child. The dad just decides he’ll opt out of the child care role. 2. The mum is such an abominable carer that… Read More ›
A Tale of Two Murders, by Guest Hoyden Slave2TehTink
Slave2TehTink is normally found making posts with no redeeming social value whatsoever in her LiveJournal, or posting pictures of her small menagerie on her flickr. Offline she lurks on the Civil War battlefields of northern Virginia with her fawn Doberman… Read More ›
Women as wheelbarrows: Italian PM wants woman in coma alive as fetus container
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, in consultation with the Vatican, is trying to overturn a court order to remove the feeding tubes from a woman who has been in a coma for 17 years and been assessed as having no… Read More ›
R.I.P. Darcy Freeman, age four.
May your brothers and mother somehow find a path to healing. My heart also goes out to the witnesses and healthcare and police staff involved.
Trigger warnings for horrific family violence. Link
Skeptical Sunday: Stop Sylvia Browne
Exactly what it says, really. Sylvia Browne. It’s a name which causes strong reactions in a lot of people. To her fans, who believe that she is a “true psychic medium,” she is a down-to-earth, spiritually deep woman who, with… Read More ›
The torture-murder of the toddler twins in Queensland
Helen on the Balcony says all that needs to be said.
Prostitution: regulation, exploitation and death
prostitution is literally killing women, by murder more than any other cause, and a whole heap of people simply don’t care.
No other industry with a comparable mortality rate is unregulated by the state, and in none of those industries would the workers be allowed to sign away their basic health and safety guarantees in order for more pay. Employers who try to coerce miners or firefighters to go into work without adequate safety measures are quite rightly prosecuted and socially condemned, yet the workplace death rate of those professions combined does not match just the homicide rate amongst prostitutes, let alone the death rate once drug overdoses are taken into account.
“Letting his lust get the better of him”
Cut for nasssty rape triggers.