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This looks to be an amazing game to play with kids.
The 'No Thank You, Evil!' Kickstarter is coming to an end. GeekDad had a chance to ask lead designer Shanna Germain some questions. Continue reading →
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Sounds cool. Helps rescue cats too.
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Great post by +Foz Meadows. My favorie paragraph:
"So when Reynolds notes sadly of the Hugo Awards that "in recent years critics have accused the award process -- and much of science fiction fandom itself -- of becoming politicized," his claim that it was never political before is fundamentally inaccurate. Rather, science fiction fandom, which has always been political, is now visibly so, not only because groups previously prevented from speaking out, whether legally or through social coercion, are now increasingly free to do so, but because the fan conversation is no longer restricted by factors like physical distance or the preferences of gatekeepers. Just as the Internet allows Reynolds to post his criticism of modern SFF online, so it allows me to post this criticism of him: in that, we are perfectly equal."

Now go read the article...
Science fiction both is, and always has been, a political genre. Of necessity, the politics of science fiction are reflective of the political climate in which it's written -- why else do we speculate about the future, but that we're concerned with t...
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Rape culture exists. It's why when Stubbensville happened no one watching stopped what was happening, called the cops, threatened the girl who was raped, without national attention little would have been done, and the media was focused on the poor boys careers were being ruined.

A place without rape culture would have seen the bystanders stop the boys, police eager to look into the case, and the media on the victims side. In this case their was so much picture & video floating around of the event there was no reason to doubt she was violated multiple times.

So yeah rape culture no one does anything to help the girl, everyone is against harming the poor rapist boys.

Non-rapist culture people step in & rapist are prosecuted as criminals not "poor misguided boys"

Why is that hard to understand? 
I reject rape culture theory for the same reason RAINN does: I'm a pragmatist. I want rape to be addressed in the most effective way possible. When I'm wrong, I'm glad to be corrected because I'm not committed to an ideology ...
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Tasha, you said "national attention," which suggests you agree any "rape culture" has narrow and provincial boundaries such as in the case of Penn St., and is not part of the fabric of American culture.
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Only 1 Day Left to Kickstart Storium. Help them reach the stretch goal: STORIUM FOR SCHOOLS — We will build a version of Storium that is tailored for schools, teachers, and students! We will work with educators to identify and build the features that schools require, run pilot tests, and even design "worlds" and curricula for students of different ages, including adults. The Storium for Schools effort will likely begin after the public launch of Storium. 
Storium is a new kind of online game where you and your friends tell any story you can imagine, together.
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I think it would behoove you to start checking out the increasing allegations and follow the cases of shoddy local college and police work when a rape is reported as I believe over the next 5 years we will see more of those and find out that the data you are pointing towards is due to a problem in our legal system and with doctors involved in rape cases not believing the women, not doing the testing/investigations properly leading to the problem you mention. And guess why that is? Oh that phrase you hate so much rape culture - was the woman drinking? Dressed sexy? On a date? Has she had a relationship with the man she is accusing? Why was she in the area alone? Is she simply regretting she had sex? Does she look like she put up a real fight? If the answer to any but the last question is yes than it can't really be rape. If the answer to the last question is no than it can't really be rape. So she is discouraged from reporting or a half-assed job is done at the time & yep half-assed examinations & investigations will lead to problems at trial time no doubt about that. Hmm how do we get the people who should take rape as a crime seriously so that they do good examinations & investigations? Well 1st you have to convince them that rape is a serious crime & any woman reporting it needs to be treated respectfully & proper procedures must be followed. So what's the problem? Oh yeah rape culture - it's not a real rape unless a stranger attacked, used a weapon, and you can prove it by having cuts from a knife or gunshots in you....

You might read Harriet's comment here to get a better understanding of the kinds of rapist I and many of my friends have dealt with: http://fugitivus.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/five-pounds-of-horseshit/#comment-3752
Jim C. Hines wrote RAINN on Rape Culture in response to my Has Jim C. Hines addressed RAINN's refutation of "rape culture"? If you haven't followed this issue at all, read  The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)'s ...
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It is a hard, hard discussion, so I'm very glad to drop it now. And I'll be very happy to tell Emma you liked Finder. Have an excellent weekend and Shabbos!
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You do realize if 85% of rapes are not reported and at most 8% of reported rapes are false that the number of people being raped is high and the number of rapist going unpunished is high. And that this is a real problem & one that deserves more than "thought experiments"?

So what would you account for so many women NOT reporting? Could it be that our experience is one of not being believed, of lack of support when we do report, feeling violated by the system, the fact that only 3% of rapist getting convicted probably because the cops don't properly investigate & many judges are prejudiced against the victims, and that when we do talk about our experiences we don't get believed or get told we don't really know what happened to us?

I still remember in great detail my 1st rape & the reasons I didn't report. And yes I said no and even pointed out he was raping me. Did I try to physically fight off a guy a foot taller than me? No, I preferred to live through the experience & had no idea if I fought him if he'd kill me. If Vulcan mind meld technology were available I'd love to share every second of that experience with you. I'd also love to share the time I was drugged and raped with you if the technology were available so you could know what it's like to wake up with someone penetrating you. I'd like to share what it's like to go through the rest of your life knowing you can't trust more than a handful of men to get you an open drink because if you can be drugged at 30 at a required company party you realize you really aren't safe accepting drinks from anyone.

In the future when you have these conversations with survivors I recommend keeping in mind they are PEOPLE and they know what they've experienced way better than you can no matter how much you read technical articles on the topic.

I'm not crazy nor do I have a mental illness due to sexual abuse and multiple rapes. I've been in therapy. My therapist would be appalled. Yes I had PTSD for a time but that does NOT mean my memories and feelings are not really what happened.

No more so than your ability to remember the last time you had sex with your wife. My memories may be better than yours as I have more reason to remember the incidents while sex with your wife is probably frequent and follows normal patterns.

Have a nice day.
Jim C. Hines wrote RAINN on Rape Culture in response to my Has Jim C. Hines addressed RAINN's refutation of "rape culture"? If you haven't followed this issue at all, read  The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)'s ...
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There are no easy answers. Regarding your first paragraph, you left out "and the number of people being falsely punished is also high." From the Innocence Project: "Every year since 1989, in about 25 percent of the sexual assault cases referred to the FBI where results could be obtained (primarily by State and local law enforcement), the primary suspect has been excluded by forensic DNA testing."

Of course the people who have been raped are people. I want to cry when I hear stories like yours. But, I'm sorry, what you have experienced does not validate rape culture theory. Based on everything I've read RAINN and Lisak are right. Predators hide because they know the culture does not condone rape, just as murderers and thieves do. There are far more thefts than rapes. Does that mean we have a theft culture?

If you don't want to discuss this, I completely understand.
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Wow talk about losing rights:

"The two plaintiffs in these cases object not just to covering specific types of birth control, but also to providing counseling about that birth control. In Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit, for instance, the company states that it does not want to follow the Obamacare provision that forces employers to “provide health insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and devices, as well as related education and counseling.”"
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We need to incorporate our uteruses and patent our breasts. It's the only way the Supremes and Congress will give women the respect we deserve.
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I am a one-on-one social media coach. I teach people how to brand themselves and use social media effectively. I have 15 years experience mentoring people in computers, writing, communication, Judaism, cooking, networking, and more – much of this done informally. I also have 10+ years of social networking experience on the net.

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For fun I am co-authoring a series of short stories about a Jewish vampire. This will be my 1st fiction. I have written a number of computer manuals and managed a tech writing group as well as editing others work for 20 years. 

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