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Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 29 2013

To push the pope and the bishops

The New York Times reports on the Whistleblowers. Although they know they could face repercussions, they have banded together to push the new pope to clean house and the American bishops to enforce the zero-tolerance policies they adopted more than a decade ago. The group began organizing quietly nine months ago without the knowledge of …

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May 28 2013

They asked about the statute of limitations

The other day On the Media had a segment talking to a Catholic nun, Sally Butler, who is part of a group who founded Whistleblowers. Guess what that’s about. It was interesting, what she said. The three priests she and the other nuns worked with, in housing projects in Brooklyn, all molested the children. She thought …

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May 28 2013

To protect their chastity

Via Mona Eltahawy on Twitter – a Saudi writer urges Tweeps to sexually harass women to make them go the hell back home where they belong. A Saudi writer has urged his Twitter followers to sexually molest women hired to work as cashiers in big grocery stores, the latest backlash from conservatives who want to …

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May 28 2013

It’s voluntary, but don’t you dare

Chris Moos pointed me to an article in the Guardian yesterday on the complications of trying to make policy on gender segregation. Following the March event that upset some students at UCL, the university banned the IERA from campus. The vice-provost, Rex Knight, points to the form of words agreed by UCL that is now sent to …

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May 28 2013

Multiculturalism v child protection

If you’re in London June 11 there’s a thing you can go to. (Funny how much I advertise events in London, isn’t it. I don’t know – I have contacts there. I see stuff.) Multiculturalism and Child Protection – Sharia Law and Other Failures London School of Economics, STC.S75 in St. Clement’s Building, Houghton Street, …

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May 28 2013

Why a nym

Objection, your honor. Yesterday, when lecturing me on how I should put up with the bullying she and her friends dish out every day, “Skep tickle” replied to my objection that it’s easy for her because she hides behind a nym. Some people on both “sides” of “the rift” do know my RL name and …

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May 27 2013

A pretty ad for once

Don’t miss the new ad for Surly-Ramics! It’s   way   down   there   on the left.   It’s a piece of art itself, and a very B&W-friendly one.   Click on it to get to Surly-Ramics land, and use the magic word to get a discount.

May 27 2013

It can’t be done

Chris Moos has a good article at the Huffington Post about gender segregation at UK universities. Mind you, I disagree with him on one thing. While there should be agreement on the fact that it is the right of students to voluntarily self-segregate, it is also clear there is no right of any campus group …

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May 27 2013

In this state because of our clergy

All right, a nice story for a change. Two former Birmingham students have defied death threats to make legal history by becoming the first Muslim lesbian couple to get married in a civil ceremony in the UK. Rehana Kausar, 34, and Sobia Kamar, 29, from Pakistan, tied the knot at a registration office in front …

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May 27 2013

Threatened with disciplinary action

The ANU student newspaper has a response. As many of you will be aware, the “Advice from Religion” infographic on the back page of Woroni, Edition 5 2013, caused a flurry of activity.  However, what you might not know is that over the course of a week, the Woroni board was twice summoned to the …

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