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Corporate Personhood: Savannah Dietrich and the Value of a Citizen

July 25, 2012


Savannah Dietrich, the seventeen-year-old Kentucky girl who faced jail time for tweeting the names of her rapists, was absolved of the contempt of court charges after a social media storm (although, according to her rapist’s lawyer “the decision to withdraw the motion had nothing to do with public sentiment and online attention to the case”). So we can […]

Ethical failings: ‘rape victim’ sentenced to three days imprisonment beside her ‘attacker’

July 20, 2011


An alleged rape victim has been sentenced to three days in jail for calling a defense attorney a bitch in a Detroit court of law on July 15th. The woman in question accused Curtis King of beating her with a chair and repeatedly raping her, deciding to testify to ensure that he ended up behind bars. During the very […]

Women aren’t people: fetuses are (at least in Iowa)

February 26, 2011


There are moments in history that provide cultural clarity into our grim future. This has been one of those weeks, as two devastating bills are currently being presented in Iowa (not to mention Nebraska). The first being House File 153, which states that life begins at conception, and that this life is afforded the same […]

Misdirection and Switch: GOP’s Plan to Outlaw Abortion

February 8, 2011


Misdirection and Switch aren’t just methods of performing slight of hand. With the GOP’s HR3 “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” the mystical maneuvers are being carried out in Congress. The HR3 bill previously stated that abortion could not receive funding through the government or tax benefits except in cases of forcible rape. The GOP […]