Daily Archives: December 13, 2014

Feminism & Rape: Belief Without Evidence…

Date: December 13, 2014

01) LINK


“In the wake of Rolling Stone’s University of Virginia rape debacle, we should remember that an eye-witness account alone, without any corroborating evidence, should not be enough to convince us of anything. Unfortunately, some have taken this opportunity to tell us all that critical thinking and skepticism should not be applied to rape cases.

Rolling Stone’s Story Unravels
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/rolling-stone-rape_n_6277308

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/rolling-stone-rape_n_6283962

Feminist Responses To The Situation
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/12/06/no-matter-what-jackie-said-we-should-automatically-believe-rape-claims/

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/route95/why-i-dont-want-to-hear-both-sides-of-rape-cases

False Rape Statistics
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2014-09-19/how-many-rape-reports-are-false

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A Few Things…

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Date: December 13, 2014

I really wanted to spend a bit of time writing, this morning…but, I’ve been trying to follow up on figuring out what is going on with this blog.

You might notice, “Use Left/Right Arrow keys to” is strewn around on this blog…At several places, it is actually colliding with the text of posts…You can click on the post title, and read it free of this irritation…but still…that is a nuisance.

…This is a “why me?” moment…

It started without warning, within the last two days…And it is very annoying to me…I put a lot of work into this blog…It is my baby…It is a source of many things for me [including a lifeline, of sorts]…and I hate when it starts getting glitchy, like this…Even more so, on the heels of opening up new pages, and releasing new music…This is supposed to be a highlight moment, not one where things start going goofy.

I hate blogging…I love it dearly…but I hate it for this reason…You just cant be left alone in peace, without something going wrong.

…And I’ve been on a number of blogging services…I can tell you, they’ve all been glitch-fests…some worse than others. WordPress.com has not been the worst, however.

Up until they decided that they “needed” to start making changes to the software around here, it was more less really nice.

…That is another peeve of mine…This service has previously worked fine, for the most part…but it looks like we are going to get a site wide “mobile media friendly upgrade” shoved down our throats…Which means it sounds like they’ve decided to cater to smartphone and tablet users, possibly at the expense of traditional users [ie: those of us who actually want to seriously blog, and have been content producers for years]…

The only thing WordPress.com needs to do, is keep things the way they have been, for us established bloggers…If they want to create a special interface for smartphones and tablets, fine…But don’t change the way we bloggers access and use features…

I have way too much time and effort, invested in organizing everything the way I need it to be here…and I do not need anybody throwing a wrench into this.

…If the new post page is any indication on what to expect…then WordPress.com needs to just stop it!…That thing is a monstrosity, and I cannot even access the majority of my post categories through it.

This is not a good direction for WordPress.com to be moving in.

Well…anyway…I am posting this in part, to put a test post up…and see if it changes anything, regarding the problem I’ve described above…or if the anomaly shows up in this post.

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