Larry from Houston, who I suspect found me through my bug-geek website and is therefore of unknown patriarchy-blaming status, provides today’s unrelated illustration: a moody photograph of a spinybacked orbweaver. I never get the red ones around here, so you can only imagine my excitement.
I am delighted to present a few items from my inbox for your blaming delectation.
â€¢ This CNN headline, sent in by blamers Sandi and bminer, pretty much says it all: “Teen jailed for her own safety, prosecutors say”. A 14-year-old girl refuses to testify against some perv who molested her, so a judge has ordered her jailed “indefinitely” while the perv is free to roam the streets of Akron. That judge has clearly been smoking oregano/studying Sharia law. And you know, in Libya, the US’s newest blood brother, they lock up rape victims for indefinite periods all the time, also citing the womens’ “safety.” And who can forget the Illinois judge who threatened to throw a 16-year-old in the hoosegow for refusing to watch a video of her rape?
You know what I’ve got here? I’ve got a broom handle with “fucktard rape-victim jailers’ asses” written all over it.
â€¢ Blamer Summer found this popular lose-weight-win-a-boyfriend Japanese video game “interesting and appalling.”
â€¢ How is a patriarchy-blamer like an Oprah fan? One topic of which neither party ever seems tire, although perhaps for different reasons, is sex-slavery; Blamer Catherine submits this item about a UK BDSM cult based on 60’s sci-fi novels set in a dominate-the-chicks society (what’s fiction about that, I’d like to know?). The leader of these insterstellar sex-dorks was moved to tell the BBC, “… [T]he majority of women in our organisation are obviously slaves because women have a submissive streak in them.”
â€¢ Blamer LCGillies points out the moron sexism in this NY Times blurb about an ancient female Peruvian mummy found to have been buried with weaving materials (“helpfully pointed out,” observes LC, “as wimin stuff”) and “war clubs.” Archaeologists’ minds are blown! What the heck is that chick doing with both girl stuff and dude stuff? A 5th-century Andean woman certainly couldn’t have had facets.