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Regarding The Ched Evans Rape-Trial

No one should need to say this. It should be blindingly obvious.

It should not matter a jot if the complainant in a rape trial has had consensual sex with the entire football league, the band of the grenadier guards, the Pontypridd male voice choir and a handful of randomly chosen bishops—or if she's never had sex before.

The question in hand at such a trial is not—or at least should not be—"How many times has this person given consent?" It is "Did the person give consent on this occasion?"

Next week in Statin' The Bleedin' Obvious, we answer the question, "Should a driver's twenty-year history of not drink-driving be taken into account when they're put on trial for killing a pedestrian whilst driving drunk?"
Daz

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Dear Professor Dawkins,
Here's some advice for you.
On subjects you've learned nothing of,
Shut up until you do.

It was the feminists who raised my consciousness of the power of consciousness-raising.
—Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, 2006

The REAL rape culture: 'All occurrences of sexual intercourse are rape unless there is certified evidence to the contrary.'

The irony; it bites.
Daz

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Victim Blaming

She was in the wrong clothes.
She was in the wrong bar.
She was in the wrong street.
Should've taken her car.
She was drunk, she was high.
Too trusting by far, she
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Sho I wuz up in the mountins, right? Yeah mountins, tha's it. Big fingsh made uf umm, hard stuff. Pot. No. Rot? Rock! Tha'sit! Rock. Mounterins made uv rock! An' I wuz up there in a pash… what? A pash y' silly bugga. Blurry gert gap fru the mountins. An' anyway—shut up willya?—anyway, comin' th'other way is this fuggin' big fing… a rock lion, no, wait, I'll get it… mountin cat… fuggit, a pooma comesh along wiv it's cub. What? Nahhh, li'l cats 'ave kittins, big cats 'ave cubs. Cuz they fuggin' do, orright? Oo's tellin' this story? Right, so shurrup.

Ooh cop aload of 'er over there. No, not 'er, 'er over there, wiv th'ankles. Cor I'd lke to gnaw on them buggas, know wor I mean, eh? Anyway, where wuz I? Oh yeh…

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More Bloody Hyperscepticism

Yet another case of "scepticism" being taken to ridiculous lengths. (Ockham's Razor, meanwhile, lies rusty and unused in the bathroom cabinet.)

I decided to launch a fundraiser because I believe what PZ Myers has done to be wrong. I do not know if the allegations are true or false but as a skeptic and a reasonable person who draws conclusions based on available evidence, I consider these allegations to be completely without credibility because no evidence has been offered and the allegations are coming from an anonymous source. This is not evidence, this is hearsay!

Dear hypersceptics,

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Horror In Paradise

From Avaaz.org:

It's hard to believe, but a 15-year-old rape survivor has been sentenced to be whipped 100 times in public! Let's put an end to this lunacy by hitting the Maldives government where it hurts: the tourism industry.

The girl's stepfather is accused of raping her for years and murdering the baby she bore. Now the court says she must be flogged for "sex outside marriage"! President Waheed of the Maldives is already feeling global pressure on this, and we can force him to save this girl and change the law to spare other victims this cruel fate. This is how we can end the War on Women – by standing up every time an outrage like this happens.

Tourism is the big earner for the Maldives elite, including government ministers. Let's build a million-strong petition to President Waheed this week, then threaten the islands' reputation through hard-hitting ads in travel magazines and online until he steps in to save her and abolish this outrageous law. Sign now and share this with everyone to get us to a million!

Please sign the petition.
Daz


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The ovar-y can tell, you see—
If the semen's unwanted, t'will learn.
If t'was rape, it'll spill a fluid which kills
Ev'ry single last one of those sperm,
Like nat'ral 'Plan B', but targeted, see,
'Cause those egg-laying organs read minds!
When they sense that it's forced (the only true rape, of course!),
They lay out their chemical mines…

This poem's unended; my brain can't be bended
To put more of that tosh into verse.
To utter such crap and pretend that it's fact;
Good grief, it's fuckin' perverse!
Daz


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