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Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 29 2013

Everyday sadism

Another chapter in the annals of harassment, especially harassment of women. A guy called Hunter Moore posted a photo of a young woman that had been hacked from her computer on his Revenge Porn website. Her mother had worked as a private detective, and she got on his case. I emailed the site owner, Hunter …

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Nov 29 2013

To seek alternatives to chemotherapy

This seems unlikely to end well. A 10-year-old Amish girl with leukemia and her parents have left the country to seek alternatives to chemotherapy, according to the family’s attorney. Sarah Hershberger and her parents oppose chemotherapy, and have been fighting the Akron Children’s Hospital in court after the family stopped Sarah’s treatment. Her parents said the treatments …

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Nov 29 2013

UUK has made an idiot of itself

Now 99 comments on the Universities UK blog. One of the news ones is a very valuable one from the always-valuable David Colquhoun. I notice that Nicola Dandridge starts by describing Universities UK as being “the representative organisation for the UK’s universities”.  It is nothing of the sort,  It is the representative organisation for (mostly …

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Nov 29 2013

When a woman goes swimming

The subhead of an article in India Today: “When a woman goes swimming, as the word for sea is masculine, when “the water touches the woman’s private parts, she becomes an ‘adulteress’ and should be punished.” – Summary of a report titled “The misguided Fatwas of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis”, as published in the …

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Nov 28 2013

Remember this?

Maryam has a perfect graphic.

Nov 28 2013

Secular liberals and Islamists swap views

There’s a very good conversation going on the Facebook page for the event Protest Against Universities UK! No to gender apartheid! It’s a conversation between secular liberals and Islamists. In any case you should know about the event if you’re going to be in or near London on December 10.

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Nov 28 2013

A fruitless attempt at dialogue

Peter Boghossian said something interesting on Facebook (via Twitter, I take it). I was just called a radical feminist for opposing gender segregation at universities. I’d just been talking about someone going by the name Abdullah Ali who commented on the Universities UK blog and blamed “EDL white surpemacists and radical feminists” for their knee-jerk responses …

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Nov 28 2013

A revival in adherence to normative Islamic practices

The iERA, the Islamic Education and Research Academy, has issued a press release agreeing (surprise surprise!) with UUK’s guidelines on girl cooties gender segregation. Tl; dr: it’s religious freedom, it’s great. The debate about separation came to the fore earlier this year at an iERA event entitled: “Islam or Atheism: Which Makes More Sense?” between …

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Nov 28 2013

Distracted by the shapely bottom

There are now 81 comments on the Universities UK blog post “explaining” UUK’s policy on gender segregation. There is at last one that agrees with and praises the policy. Abdullah Ali says: 27 November 2013 at 8:41 pm I see theres been a quite severe knee-jerk response form the white, Islam-ignorant reactionaries here. Men and …

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Nov 28 2013

The perp sit

Just for the hell of it, because I happened to see it…some pet-shaming signs. Source: blippitt.com

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