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Burning Down The Box

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"Last weekend was pretty cool, because my alma mater was the subject of a front-page story in the New York Times. Unfortunately, they got there because they utterly shit the bed at handling a sexual assault case." — JF Sargent
5 Uncomfortable Truths About Rape on College Campuses

#5. Doing the Right Thing Will Hurt the Colleges
Rape reports going up is actually a good thing. Feel free to quote me on that. The reason an increase in rape reports is a sign that things are getting better is because it’s actually getting reported. Sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes in the world, with only 40 percent of cases ever going beyond private conversation, and 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted — a number that’s always seemed a little lower than what’s real to me, frankly, but that’s just speaking from anecdotal evidence. So as these reports go up, they’re actually trending toward reflecting the actual amount of sexual assaults that happen. It’s roughly analogous to realizing your home has cockroaches: It’s a painful shock, but at least you now know to buy some bug poison.

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cracked:

"Last weekend was pretty cool, because my alma mater was the subject of a front-page story in the New York Times. Unfortunately, they got there because they utterly shit the bed at handling a sexual assault case." — JF Sargent

5 Uncomfortable Truths About Rape on College Campuses

#5. Doing the Right Thing Will Hurt the Colleges

Rape reports going up is actually a good thing. Feel free to quote me on that. The reason an increase in rape reports is a sign that things are getting better is because it’s actually getting reported. Sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes in the world, with only 40 percent of cases ever going beyond private conversation, and 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted — a number that’s always seemed a little lower than what’s real to me, frankly, but that’s just speaking from anecdotal evidence. So as these reports go up, they’re actually trending toward reflecting the actual amount of sexual assaults that happen. It’s roughly analogous to realizing your home has cockroaches: It’s a painful shock, but at least you now know to buy some bug poison.

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Tony Dungy: I wouldn’t have taken Michael Sam

justinspoliticalcorner:

Dungy is right, things will happen. Grass will grow, babies will be born, ignorant idiots will tweet homophobic things, then quickly retract them. Old White Men in their ivory towers will cower behind the veil of anonymity to say they too would not have drafted Micheal Sam.

The funny thing is, all this will happen regardless of who did or didn’t draft Micheal Sam. It would have happened if Sam wasn’t drafted at all. The point of him being drafted wasn’t his sexuality, it was his abilities as a player and as a leader in the locker room. Dungy is a coward and hypocrite for what he said. Instead of admitting his own insecurities as a heterosexual male and by projecting his personal beliefs using The Straw Man Argument, he showed his real face and it’s a shame.

No longer will Dungy be known by most as the first Black Head Coach to win a Super Bowl. No more will Dungy’s reputation be as a man of thought and compassion. Instead his legacy will lie with the statement he made and the social reverberations that go with it because as Dungy said, “Things will happen”.

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South Florida’s pine rockland, itself an endangered habitat with less than 2 percent remaining, hosts over 225 types of plants, 20 percent of which are exclusive to the area, and five of which are either threatened or endangered. And now, according to the Miami Herald, it’s about to boast a 158,000-square-foot Walmart, along with a L.A. Fitness, a Chik-fil-A, a Chili’s, and about 900 apartments. Of the 88 acres sold to a developer by the University of Miami, a mere 40 will be set aside for a preserve.
Walmart is about to level an entire forest. (via wilwheaton)

(Source: salon, via wilwheaton)

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The FCC’s controversial plans for a new version of net neutrality are still open for public comment for a few more days, and Chairman Tom Wheeler — continuing to fight charges that he may be a dingo — says it’s already received over 647,000 comments so far. The 60 day period for public comment runs out on the 15th though, so if you want your voice to be heard then about fast lanes, Title II or anything else, then now is the time.
FCC’s net neutrality inbox is already stuffed with 647k messages, get yours in by Tuesday (via wilwheaton)

(via wilwheaton)

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breakingnews:

Church of England gives approval for women bishops
AP: The Church of England voted yes on Monday to allowing female bishops for the first time.
Photo: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, second right, and unidentified members of the clergy, arrive for the General Synod meeting, at The University of York, in York England, Monday July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Lynne Cameron via AP)

breakingnews:

Church of England gives approval for women bishops

AP: The Church of England voted yes on Monday to allowing female bishops for the first time.

Photo: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, second right, and unidentified members of the clergy, arrive for the General Synod meeting, at The University of York, in York England, Monday July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Lynne Cameron via AP)

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