Sunday, August 7, 2011

Weekly Mashup 62

Hiya! Looks like I forgot to actually put up last week's Weekly Mashup. So I'll mix it up with my stuff from this week.

Is A Law That Allows Women To Run Background Checks On Men Fair?: Make it gender neutral and then we'll talk. Until this its a sexist double standard and despite this blogger's dismissal of MRAs I'd frankly stand with any MRA that would oppose this.

Woman Kills Disabled Daughter, Attempts Suicide: This is just terrible.

Woman causes permanent brain damage in infant: 2 years. Kills baby: 4 years. Man possesses photos: priceless (40 years): Damn.

Nintendo 3DS price drops from $249 to $169 August 12th: I have to admit that the 3DS really caught my eye. But that original $249 price tag was just too steep. First that is way too much for a hand held and two that's actually $50 higher than the current Nintendo console (The Wii). That's outrageous.

Dangling fake testicles get woman in trouble: You know I recall some feminist site whining about truck nuts a while back. Have to admit that I almost laughed at the fact that it was a woman that was getting in trouble over them.

Bush explains 9/11 classroom reaction: Say what you want about Bush but I frankly like the way he kept his reaction in check that day for the sake of the kids in that classroom.

South Carolina Governor Rejects NAACP Push to Remove Confederate Flag: I've said it once and I'll say it again. They lost. So what?

On Fat and Spectra: "Yet, one consequence of claiming umbrella identities can be a collapsing of identities beneath that umbrella, a lack of recognition of the fact that people living under that umbrella may, in fact, have very different lived experiences, and may navigate their identities very, very differently."

Daughter taken from dad at airport: I dare you to say that if the dad had done this it would have gone under the radar like this.

Anti-gay stigma sparks rise in black male HIV rates: "While we should take pride in what has been achieved -- progress remains fragile. HIV infections are stable among blacks overall and among black women, but among our young black gay and bisexual men, they are increasing. Black gay and bisexual men of all ages account for 73 percent of new infections among black men, and the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that the burden of HIV is growing among some of the youngest members of our community."

Guatemalan Soldiers Sentenced to 6,060 Years for Massacre: "Three former special forces soldiers were sentenced to 6,060 years in prison each on Tuesday, for the 1982 massacre of 201 men, women, and children during the height of Guatemala's civil war." (I'm glad to see that these war criminals were punished but I can't help but notice that as usual despite the gender divide a special moment is taken to point out that women and girls were raped, I guess the men and boys were just killed but that's not important I guess.)

Let’s Invent A Catchy New Word For Feminism: So does that me we can use the Merriam-Webster definition of sexism too?

When's the last time you looked at the inside of your pc?

Next Week!


kidder said...

'I dare you to say that if the dad had done this it would have gone under the radar like this.'

Alright, I'll bite. This kind of thing happens often enough. There was a lot of hype about parents smuggling children to their home countries a few years ago, but now it is a cold issue - that's why this story went under the radar.

It's a cold issue because there is nothing New Zealand can do to get the child back. New Zealand laws don't mean shit anywhere but New Zealand. That has nothing to do with his gender. Smuggling a child across the border is - and will probably remain- a highly effective way to overrule the custody you've been given in a different country.

Do you lurk about looking for stories of victimized men assuming that his gender is the reason his plight didn't make the front page?

Danny said...

Hi kidder:
Do you lurk about looking for stories of victimized men assuming that his gender is the reason his plight didn't make the front page?
No I look at the things that do make the front page too. Like this (,8599,2036246,00.html) where people seemed to think that since it was mostly women violating the Hague Convention then there MUST be something wrong with the Convention and it needs to be changed, via pointing out how some of the women that violated it were running from abusive. Don't get me wrong I agree there need to be exceptions made for spouses running away from abuse but don't try to act like that's the only thing wrong with the Convention.

Eagle33 said...

There's another factor working against the 3DS: Gaming line-up.

Apart from The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Remake, there are very few games that take advantage of the system's capabilities to enrich the experience.

The only good thing I can say about it is it's backwards compatable with Nintendo DS games.

Still, you're better off just investing in a Nintendo DS.

Danny said...

Yes the 3DS lineup is pretty weak Eagle. But as you say investing in a regular DS is your best bet unless you simply MUST have one of those few decent 3DS titles.

And the thing is the DS Lite (which is now 3 generations behind the 3DS) is STILL in active production and has recently been marked down marked down to $100. Even though this will more than likely be the last holiday season it will be in production its still enough to make it not worth forking up for the 3DS.

Last year on Black Friday they were marked down to $80 from the $129 they were at the time, meaning this year they could drop as low as $50 in what would likely be a farewell push to get the last of them off the shelf. And if they do I'm buying at least 2 to put away for either myself and/or future kids. To put that in perspective I currently own 1 DS Lite (black) and 1 DSi (white) that I'm currently playing Pokemon Black and White on (yes both of them at the same time). In fact other than the occasional puzzle game (Hotel Dusk is good BTW) the only thing I play on Nintendo handhelds are the main pokemon games.