Happy New Year!
- Science fictions that became science facts in 2012 – From Jonathan.
- Just shut up – Excellent piece on rape culture in the media. I love this part on the advice that women are given: “I was told not to park in parking garages, because someone could hide under my car and rape me, but also not to park on the streets, because someone could come out of the shadows and rape me. I was told not to wear my hair in a ponytail, because someone could grab it and rape me, but also not to wear my hair down, because it made me look older and could entice someone to rape me. I was told not to walk alone or with only other girls, because it would leave me vulnerable and allow someone to rape me, but also not to spend time alone with or trust guys, because they could be planning to rape me.”
- 2012: The year it became okay to blame victims of sexual assault – From CriticalDragon1177.
- New York Times: Where were atheists after the Sandy Hook massacre? – Hemant responds to a recent article in the NYT on the lack of visible secular support for those affected by the tragedy.