Friday, November 24, 2006

Whatever Happened to Mens Reas

I'm shaking my head at this.

Teenage kids walks in front of a car, car swerves, annoyed driver grabs the girl by the arm and lectures her.

Now he's a registered sex offender.

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Women Who Really Ask For It

India Knight points out

In the real world there are predatory men with demented, damaged ideas about women. There are confused men who don’t understand the mixed messages many of us sometimes give out inadvertently — especially if we are young and confused ourselves, and have spent all night flirting massively only to shriek with shock and disgust if the object of our flirtation dares to lunge. There are men who believe what they see on telly, online and in their silly little magazines — that all women, everywhere, are gagging for it.

The grand mufti in Australia got into a heap of trouble for saying something very similar, with politicians from both major parties asking him to resign.

Sometimes, one has to wonder who is actually taking into account the interests of young women when giving advice about being careful in how they dress?