Comments on: Call the Pope: it happened again! History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:26:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: TheDeviantE Sun, 04 Mar 2012 02:23:23 +0000 Hey. My blog’s mostly defunct but I did indeed write up this skit for one of them:

On the Devaluing of Women

By: z Sat, 03 Mar 2012 21:29:37 +0000 Very good skit ideas H’Ann.

By: Comradde PhysioProffe Sat, 03 Mar 2012 18:10:05 +0000 Srsly.

By: Notorious Ph.D. Sat, 03 Mar 2012 17:17:15 +0000 Historiann, that’s brilliant. Hmmm…

Kidnapping: So, you voluntarily got in the car with him when he said your mommy was sick and he was taking you to her?

And when you saw the car was going the wrong way, why didn’t you do anything? You could have bitten him, jumped out of the moving vehicle, and run, right?

By: Historiann Sat, 03 Mar 2012 14:41:55 +0000 I was having dinner with friends last night, and I floated the notion of a series of comedy skits for young performers to post on YouTube: What if All Crimes Were Prosecuted Like Rape? I don’t have the chops to produce something like this, but I freely offer the idea to any intrepid funny feminists to rip and use. I’ll even help write the skits if necessary:

1. Cross-examination of a theft victim: Your neighbors have testified that you rarely close your shades when you’re watching television in the evenings. You frequently left your shades wide open, flaunting your large TV and expensive stereo, so what did you expect when you brought home such expensive equipment and didn’t put them in a sealed basement room without windows? Were you out at a bar drinking at the time of the theft? How can we trust your recollection that that’s when your home was burglerized?

2. Cross-ex of a mugging victim: The defendent says that you gave him your wallet. He was just looking for carfare, and you offered him your wallet. You were walking suggestively around his neighborhood with a large bulge in your back pocket: what did you expect?

3. Embezzeling: (the mind reels with this one, because embezzelment is always an inside job done by people who have won the trust of the owners of the embezzeled property.)

Add your own ideas to the list! It’s kind of fun, in a LOLSOB kind of way.

By: Comradde PhysioProffe Sat, 03 Mar 2012 12:34:15 +0000 This shitte is so fucken disgusting. I served on a jury in a forgery case in which we convicted the dude on the basis of circumstantial evidence (and rightfully so, in my opinion): no one actually saw him create the forgery. In this case there is a fuckeloade more direct evidence of the crime, with the fucken dude’s DNA in the fetus and eyewitness testimony that the woman was passed out.

By: Notorious Ph.D. Sat, 03 Mar 2012 04:19:02 +0000 Just when I think I can’t be amazed any further, something like this happens.

One book about medieval women has a chapter on rape, in which one law code has as an index of proof that a woman has been raped that she has raked gashes in her own face with her fingernails. Because absent self-mutilation, can we really believe that it bothered her so much?

La plus ça change..

By: koshembos Sat, 03 Mar 2012 00:20:18 +0000 Several points interest me:
- A women and a rich football play: of course her chance diminish right away. Facts are of importance in our society. We still side with men on sexual attitudes. Ask Rush: women are slots men are men.
- Talkleft is a blog run by the Denver defense attorney Jeralyn Merritt. She didn’t explicitly take sides, but congratulated the defense attorney for the win. I respect her contributions.
- The Cox case is unnerving, but the rich get more justice than the poor, celebraties get about the same and disadvantaged group get just minimal or less justice.
- We should be upset at more cases than this one.

By: Historiann Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:32:50 +0000 cgeye: you are right. I’m not cynical enough! When will I learn?

I think you also have the pick on the abortion issue. Heads he wins, tails she loses.

At least she had family and friends holding her up today when the verdict was read. It’s awful to think of going through all of that without substantial support.

By: cgeye Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:19:21 +0000 And ya think that she also got punished for aborting his child of love — and would have been dismissed, outright, had she kept it?