Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Short takes

If the genders were reversed here and he was 19 and she was 17, lots of people would be wondering whether it was statutory rape. I don't think it should be regardless of whether the underaged party is male or female, but the fact that there is no discussion about it is telling.

Date rape drugs are largely a myth: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1223134/Young-women-fear-drink-spiked-just-alcohol.html

Another example of the little double standards that have always favored females. Boys forced to swim nude in high school gym class: "Everyone was traumatized by it . . . ." http://www.suntimes.com/news/brown/1848023,CST-NWS-brown27.article

If this hate comment were directed to any other group, it would be condemned -- and look at the spin the senate candidate put on it: http://cbs2chicago.com/politics/senate.candidate.ally.2.1273511.html

From the archives: critique of feminism by two feminists who don't hate men: http://www.menweb.org/paglsomm.htm