Simple rules for avoiding sexual assault (and allegations thereof)

In the wake of the Kavanaugh circus – er, I mean “nomination process” – south of the border I thought it might be helpful to share a couple of very simple rule for avoiding both becoming a victim of sexual assault and becoming a victim of allegations regarding sexual assault (true or not).

First, a quick thought on Kavanaugh and Ford’s allegations about him.

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The inglorious rise of Twitternalism

I’ve been struck recently by the extent to which Twitter has infiltrated mainstream media. This takes a problem that I previously blogged about and puts a whole new spin on it. This tendency to include tweets in journalistic articles seemingly reached a whole new level with this article that I read recently.

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The Supreme Court of Canada strikes (out) again

Two legal decisions were made at two supreme courts in two separate countries in recent weeks that will surely go down in legal history for a number of reasons, not least of which is the stunning parallels and differences between them. Both of the cases involved a dispute between the LGBTQ+ community and a privately owned religious business. Both of the cases resulted in a 7-2 decision.

And yet both of the cases resulted in completely divergent conclusions. In America freedom of conscience prevailed, and in Canada freedom of conscience was sacrificed.

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Interesting stuff – 2018-06-07

For recent subscribers to this blog, it isn’t normally “all Denise, all the time” as it has been lately. I primarily write about other stuff that strikes my fancy. With Denise’s significant improvements of late, the updates should be less frequent, but I’ll continue to cover the highlights.

But for now, here are a few things that seemed interesting to me in the past while (unrelated to Denise)…

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