Quickies: Astrophysics prof harasses female grad students, Ariel Winter, and guru mimicking
- This professor fell in love with his grad student and then fired her for it – “Christian Ott, a young astrophysics professor at Caltech, engaged in “discriminatory and harassing” behavior toward two female graduate students, a university investigation has found.”
- Virginia GOP bill would require schools to verify children’s genitals before using restrooms – “This is what the conservative movement has devolved into: forcing children to allow adults to examine their genitals out of misplaced fear that transgender kids and adults might commit a hypothetical never-before-seen act of violence or sexual aggression (that would still be against the law with or without transgender protections).” From Ray.
- Ariel Winter blasts Vine star Nash Grier for past “homophobic” and “misogynistic” videos – “Winter got some backlash from Grier’s fans after her tweet, leading her to publish a full essay in response dragging Grier not just for his homophobia, but also for other videos. “Just because you had no following back then does not make what you said okay,” she wrote. “I can’t even believe that you would use that as an excuse!”” From mrmisconception.
- Indian actor arrested for mimicking guru – “The actor has been sent to judicial custody for two weeks for allegedly hurting the “religious sentiments” of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s followers.” From cerberus40.
If that “Check the kid’s genitals” bill gets signed into law, someone needs to sue the state of Virginia as soon as possible.
I wonder if conservatives even realize just how much they sound like pedophiles when they pass a law requiring children’s genitalia be examined.
I hate to be a bummer, but I just found out that Alan Rickman has died. :_(
I confess I did not know who you meant for a while.
Then I saw this obit on the ABC site:
Bummer indeed! A much beloved actor.
He and David Bowie in the same week too. Vale to both.
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