Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weekly Mashup Stage 16

You know the drill. Can you dig it?

False Rape Allegations Are Rare: Remember, the important part about false rape allegations isn't that people do it, or that it causes damage to innocent people, that those in law enforcement don't want to confront it, or that even those who want equality for all perpeturate it sometimes. No the important part is that it doesn't happen very often.

Murakami at Versailles: "Versailles' latest contemporary art installation opened yesterday, and it's a show that's been knee-deep in controversy since its inception. The Takashi Murakami show features 22 works including 11 site-specific pieces which aim to create a story within a story. Curator Laurent Le Bon states, "The unique experience seeks above all to spark a reflection of the contemporary nature of our monuments and indispensable need to create out own era." Murakami ties the past to the future by placing bizarre brightly-coloured creatures in ornately decorated stately rooms. The show will be running until 12 December 2010."

Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit: "The protester who burned pages from the Koran outside a planned mosque near Ground Zero has been fired from NJTransit, sources and authorities said Tuesday."

Pregnant pepper spray victim: 'It was like being on fire': I'm not so quick to declare that she was the victim in this but she is sure as hell playing up her pregnancy (apparently when you're pregnant you can never be wrong) as a victimhood card.

Video captures home health aide beating elderly New Jersey woman: "The health aide, 52-year-old Carmen Pereira, was charged with aggravated assault and other charges related to what was captured on the video footage, said Mike Post, a detective from the Jersey City Police Department." Abuse of the elderly is a serious problem and this sick woman needs to be punished.

Doctor sued for 'branding' patient's uterus: Okay that's just a lot of WFT going on there.

Exciting News We have all been waiting for!: With shows like "Rome", "The Tudors", and "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" blazing across tv screens in the last several years I knew it was only a matter of time before someone took interest in bringing one of the most intriguing and scandalous periods of European history to tv audiences as well. It looks like Anne Thomopoulos (who worked on Rome) and the writers of the three time Emmy Award winning Mad Men are working on the project. After watching The Rose of Versailles I can say I am definitely looking forward to this.

Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom: Oh no link particular. But I mean come on how can a site with a title like that not draw your attention?

Is ethnic beauty the new 'it' factor?: The title in and of itself is explanation enough for why the mainstream media and fashion industries just don't fucking get it when it comes to beauty and attraction.

British High Court Dame Orders Lower Sentences for Women: Yes men and women are equal...until it comes time to answer for your crimes. At that point we just assume that a woman facing charges MUST be a victim of SOMETHING and should therefore be treated with leniency.

Police: False Criminal Reports Must Stop
: Punishing those who do wrong or looking out for women? Wow those cops and lawyers must really be torn up over having to face the fact that making false rape allegations is actually a bad thing and needs to be investigated and punished. I mean what's a couple of innocent people having their lives ruined, possibly going to jail for a crime they didn't commit, and who knows what else when compared to protecting the assumption that women are never wrong with it comes to rape? And a special shoutout to the par for the course method of talking about how false reports waste resources and harms actual rape victims and saying absolutely nothing about how they affect the accused. And people wonder why men are so damn scared of being falsely accused.

Take it easy.