LETTER: Sex offender registry makes no sense
I completely disagree. While maybe there are some who shouldn’t necessarily be on the registry, we as parents have a right to know if we have a child rapist living a block over.
I personally had a sex offender living one street over. And his victim was a young boy around my sons age.
This is understandable but not rational. You don’t know what convicted arsonists, murderers, robbers, or burglars live near you. You can’t see all of the people convicted of family violence offenses in the closest apartment complex.
Continue reading The sex-offender registry is mostly about making you feel safer without actually making things safer
“When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. She turned out to be witty and bright as well.”
Can you BELIEVE how utterly SEXIST Steve Martin is?
In the year of our lord 2016 I can’t believe women are still so OBJECTIFIED
It’s getting to the point where even the most innocuous thing is setting people off because the in thing to do is get offended and cry foul.
When men die, their attractiveness as youths is rarely if ever included in a retroactive assessment of their life.
That’s why it’s sexist. Steve Martin felt the need to mention his approval of her figure and how much he wanted to bang her 40 years ago as a precedent to a more substantive compliment.
Being outraged about that is not useful or productive except selfishly to feel like you’re maintaining purity. Sure.
And yet that’s an entirely separate issue from pointing out what’s ‘problematic’ about that tweet.
Continue reading No one cares how beautiful you think someone else is—especially them
The issue with teaching women how to protect themselves from rape is not that it isn’t a practical concern worth considering & acting accordingly.
The problem is that by doing so, it frames rape as a force of nature no one in particular is responsible for committing but people are responsible for protecting themselves from, and in fact they are the ones to blame if they don’t protect themselves properly.
Continue reading ‘ “Teaching women to be safe” Why don’t you just teach men not to rape?’
The other day, I convinced some of my friends to watch one of my favorite movies.
‘We’re going to watch The Prestige in honor of David Bowie. You want to join us?’
‘Did you know he was a racist and a pedophile?’ they replied.
That was an interaction that actually took place in real life, but an approximation of it has been filling my social media feed over the past few days.
Continue reading The corrective to hagiography is not reductionism