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(I don’t take credit for writing this post, but I hope you will read it anyway.)A lot has been said about how to prevent rape.Women should learn self-defense. Women should lock themselves in their houses after dark. Women shouldn’t have long hair and women shouldn’t wear short skirts. Women shouldn’t leave drinks unattended. Fuck, they shouldn’t dare to get drunk at all.Instead of that bullshit, how about:if a woman is drunk, don’t rape her.if a woman is walking alone at night, don’t rape her.if a women is drugged and unconscious, don’t rape her.if a woman is wearing a short skirt, don’t rape her.if a woman is jogging in a park at 5 am, don’t rape her.if a woman looks like your ex-girlfriend you’re still hung up on, don’t rape her.if a woman is asleep in her bed, don’t rape her.if a woman is asleep in your bed, don’t rape her.if a woman is doing her laundry, don’t rape her.if a woman is in a coma, don’t rape her.if a woman changes her mind in the middle of or about a particular activity, don’t rape her.if a woman has repeatedly refused a certain activity, don’t rape her.if a woman is not yet a woman, but a child, don’t rape her.if your girlfriend or wife is not in the mood, don’t rape her.if your step-daughter is watching tv, don’t rape her.if you break into a house and find a woman there, don’t rape her.if your friend thinks it’s okay to rape someone, tell him it’s not, and that he’s not your friend.if your “friend” tells you he raped someone, report him to the police.ifyour frat-brother or another guy at the party tells you there’s anunconscious woman upstairs and it’s your turn, don’t rape her, call thepolice and tell the guy he’s a rapist.tell your sons, god-sons, nephews, grandsons, sons of friends it’s not okay to rape someone.don’t tell your women friends how to be safe and avoid rape.don’t imply that she could have avoided it if she’d only done/not done x.don’t imply that it’s in any way her fault.don’t let silence imply agreement when someone tells you he “got some” with the drunk girl.don’t perpetuate a culture that tells you that you have no control over or responsibility for your actions. You can, too, help yourself.If you agree, repost it. It’s that important.********************************************************

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Where do we draw the line with free speech?

‘Prussian Blue, a “white power” band now recording its second album, is described as a sinister version of the Olsen Twins, the squeaky clean child actresses of the 1990s. It is attracting more and more fans among young white nationalists.’

The girls are 13 years old. Blonde hair, blue eyes, and oh-so-sweet-looking in their photo. And they’re message is about how great it is to be white. Their father has a swastika on his belt buckle, and they’re mother taught them racist beliefs with textbooks written in the 50’s.But I love this:

In a recent interview with the magazine Viceland, they were asked what was the “most important social issue facing the white race right now”. They replied: “Not having enough white babies born to replace ourselves and generally not having good quality white people being born.”

Yeah, girls. You’re right. There aren’t enough good quality white people being born these days. Instead, we’re a hateful and destructive race of very, very poor quality. Thanks for the reminder.Read the article.

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Photo_112405_010Last night I wandered the streets of downtown San Francisco for a few hours to check out the holiday scene. It seemed that every establishment fit one of three scenarios:

  1. It was closed.
  2. It was whole-heartedly embracing Thanksgiving with a full turkey dinner for clientele.
  3. It was open, but pretending the holiday didn’t exist.

And it seemed all people on the street and in windows fit one of three types:

  1. They were asleep.
  2. They were whole-heartedly embracing the holiday with a glass of wine in hand and large group of family members nearby.
  3. They were pretending the holiday didn’t exist.

When it started to rain, I thought of my New England family, and how they had just eaten turkey while watching the first snowfall of the year.