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Category Archive: Crime

Oct 16 2013

Slate tells women how to stop getting raped

It’s easy. Women should stop drinking alcohol. “I’m not saying a woman is responsible for being sexually victimized,” says Christopher Krebs, one of the authors of that study and others on campus sexual assault. “But when your judgment is compromised, your risk is elevated of having sexual violence perpetrated against you.” Don’t you love the …

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Oct 14 2013

Matthew Barnett, sleazebag and rapist

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Matthew Barnett raped a 14 year old girl — he plied her with alcohol until she could barely stand up, and then had sex with her. He claims it was fully consensual (now where have we heard that before?) But the facts of the case are inarguable. She was 14. She was drunk. He provided …

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Sep 27 2013

Free Marissa Alexander

Marissa Alexander, the woman who fired a warning shot and got slapped with a ridiculously excessive sentence, has had that verdict overturned and the state of Florida is now considering retrying her. The Black Skeptics are making a Call to Action : read their blog for the details.

Sep 25 2013

Wincing…and applauding

Lakota and Dakota grandmothers captured the Nazi flag hanging in Leith, ND and burned it. Warriors!

Oh, man, I can’t endorse this action by Lakota and Dakota women. I think people have a right to do as they please (as long as it doesn’t harm others) on their private property — that goes for worshipping Jesus or Thor, desecrating Bibles, or even flying Nazi flags. (All bets are off if the …

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Sep 24 2013

My mistake, it must be racist millennium

Out there in awesomely racist Pennsylvania, Coatesville Area School District superintendent Richard Como and Director of Athletics and Activities Jim Donato were just swapping knee-slapping text messages back and forth, as rednecks are wont to do on phones they barely understand how to use. One catch is that they were using phones issued by their …

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Sep 24 2013

The Catholics are still pulling this stunt

The lesson is never learned. MPR is running a local story on a St Paul parish which was afflicted with another of those perambulating pedophile priests. Curtis Wehmeyer was a known sexual predator to the Catholic church, and they sent him to St Paul and didn’t tell any of the locals. Curtis Wehmeyer kept his …

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Aug 30 2013

Stunned silence

I’m at a loss for words. Elyse was raped. Several times. In different ways. The world sucks in so many ways, doesn’t it? And I get to float above all of it, buoyed by my wings of privilege.

Aug 29 2013

All these rape flavors…

So far we’ve had honest rape, legitimate rape, and now forcible beat-up rape. Oh, and let’s not forget forgotten rapes, although everybody else seems to have. How about if we keep it simple? There’s sex without consent. That’s rape, period. It’s not somehow ameliorated if the target is drunk, unconscious, too young to know better, …

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Aug 23 2013

Melissa speaks out

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I presume you’ve all been following the Doonesbury story line this past week? If not, you can start here, with Sgt. Melissa giving a career day presentation to her former school: Yeah, she’s tearing heads off now. With facts. The two old guys at the end look familiar…or at least their behavior is. Quick, let’s …

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Aug 21 2013

Sanal Edamaruku writes about his friend, Narendra Dabholkar

It’s sad reading. Dabholkar was clearly a good man. Dabholkar was hated by fundamentalists. But, being the peaceful, open-hearted and kind man he was, he was adored and loved by the people. Over the years, his popularity in Maharashtra grew and grew – together with public understanding of the importance of the rationalist fight. Stories …

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