At the end of the first cour GATE: Thus the JSDF Fought There remains an interesting series that I have a number of concerns about. On the other hand, some of those concerns may indicate a nuanced approach to some difficult issues.
Content warnings for discussion of sexual assault, and post-traumatic stress apply. There are also spoilers ahead. Continue reading
Seen via https://sandrachung.wordpress.com/ there is far too much truth in this for it to be ignored.
Go read the original. Now.
I am six. My babysitter’s son, who is five but a whole head taller than me, likes to show me his penis. He does it when his mother isn’t looking. One time when I tell him not to, he holds me down and puts penis on my arm. I bite his shoulder, hard. He starts crying, pulls up his pants and runs upstairs to tell his mother that I bit him. I’m too embarrassed to tell anyone about the penis part, so they all just think I bit him for no reason.
I get in trouble first at the babysitter’s house, then later at home.
The next time the babysitter’s son tries to show me his penis, I don’t fight back because I don’t want to get in trouble.
One day I tell the babysitter what her son does, she tells me that he’s just a little boy, he doesn’t know…
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UPDATE 04/10/2015: As pointed out by Rob Masters on G+, this may be too bad to be true – See Snopes for more.
OK, so I assume most people have heard about the train wreck in the making otherwise known as the “peeple” app. If not start here with the excellent Washington Post article, and then take a look at this Mary Sue article.
Apparently New Zealand is leading the way for Australia again – first with marriage equality, and now with consideration for a new flag free of colonial heritage. A long list of 40 has been suggested.
For what it’s worth (not much), this is the one I’d pick. It’s simple, clean, says everything, and just feels right to me.
The complete list can be found here.