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Saturday, November 4
On the Cyber Road
Tuesday, October 3
Fish in a Barrel - Targeting Girls En Masse
While my home chapter of NOW has been shamefully defending Jeannine Pirro by claiming the federal investigation into whether she conspired to illegally wiretap her own husband is an act of gender bias instead of the latest act of political suicide by Pirro herself, feminist groups of all stripes have made no comment on two mass assaults in the past two weeks in which girls were deliberately targeted at school for sexual assault and murder.
Granted, these two acts are not direct evidence of systemic problems in the sense that they were not committed by "the system" but in both the Platte Canyon High School assaults and the Amish School murders, the girls were targeted while they were in the system that they are legally obliged to participate in order to get an education.
These two extremely sad and disturbing incidents occur at a time when women and girls have been shown to have made great strides in educational dominance. Women now earn more than their share of undergraduate degrees and are likely to be earning the majority of advanced degrees in the near future. As violence in schools increases, securing girls safety from being targeted for mass sexual assault is crucial.
Monday, September 11
For Many, September 11 Everyday
|Irshad Manji writes in today's Wall Street Journal:|
So, for today, here's Theo van Gogh's Submission subtitled in Spanish. (If anyone knows where there is an English-subtitled upload, please write in.)
Friday, September 8
Speaking of Massive Insensitivity...
She may be wearing black but she ain't greivin'. Crikey! She's Greerin'!
This week Germaine Greer joined Tom Cruise and Christopher Hitchens in believing in her righteousness one moment longer than reality supports and started publicly bashing the recently departed Steve Irwin and his reptiles:
Massive insensitivity? Couldn't Greer wait until after the funeral? Even though I don't "get" the amazing greatness of Steve Irwin - I'm probably a bigger fan of Robin Williams making fun of Irwin than Irwin himself - I understand that he was a protector of animals, a human ambassador on their behalf. This wasn't a guy walking around with boots made from the friends he killed! Are we going to hear next how man is trying to cruelly possess animals when they tag and tattoo them so they can see how well animals are surviving in their ever-more endangered environments?