Quickies: Susan Brownmiller, sudden drug price increases, and sex robots
- When a feminist trailblazer turns to victim-blaming, it’s time to let go of a hero – “If we’re going to put the needs of victims before those of rapists, we must first acknowledge that people we like and admire are capable of doing harm. A recent New York magazine interview with longtime feminist Susan Brownmiller reinforced that message for me in a terribly disappointing manner.”
- Native American boy pulled from class over Mohawk haircut – From Jon.
- Drug goes from $13.50 a tablet to $750 overnight – “Although some price increases have been caused by shortages, others have resulted from a business strategy of buying old neglected drugs and turning them into high-priced “specialty drugs.”” From mrmisconception.
- It would be great if sex robots took misogynists off the dating market but it’ll never happen – “”When you introduce a low-cost alternative to women that comes without all the nagging, insecurity and expense, frankly men are going to leap in headfirst,” he argues. It’s the standard package misogynist argument.”