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1. Smart piece from @kittypurrzog on the problems with #BelieveWomen. What happens when the women are the perpetrators, not the victims?
@kittypurrzog 2. This seems like such an obvious statement but so many women think we should dispense with evidence when women are the alleged victims and men, the perpetrators.

“...we should reserve judgment and look for evidence.”

Not so when the tables are turned.
@kittypurrzog 3. Prof. Avita Ronell’s case at NYU has been bizarre. Judith Butler just published this letter about her regrets over the letter of support that she helped to organize on Ronell’s behalf.…

Letter is linked here:…
@kittypurrzog 4. This was one of the most egregious elements of the Butler-led letter. Yes, throw the male victim under the bus as has been done to female victims countless times before.

Right: Excerpt from letter (emphasis mine).
@kittypurrzog 5. This aspect of the letter was also unbelievable.

Do you know how -important- our friend is? Do you know of her gray and keen wit?

How on earth can anyone think this should be important in determining punishment in a sexual harassment case?

Right: Excerpts (emphasis mine)
@kittypurrzog 6. This is really good commentary from @CoreyRobin not only on the Ronell case but on grad school in general and the precarious position grad students are placed in, trying to navigate and manage the relationship with their faculty.

@kittypurrzog @CoreyRobin 7. On the bullshit of Ronell’s “but we’re both gay and this is our code” defense.
@kittypurrzog @CoreyRobin 8. On Ronell’s abuse of her power to demand unfettered, unrelenting attention from Nimrod Reitman, her alleged victim.
@kittypurrzog @CoreyRobin 9. On faculty abuse of graduate students and making compromises to stay in their good graces.
@kittypurrzog @CoreyRobin 10. Reitman and other grad students should not have to be left to manage this power imbalance and their abusive faculty.
11. More coverage of the Ronell case from The Chronicle of Higher Education.…

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Oct 8, 2018
1. I just saw the footage that’s being spread around from a protest in Portland on Saturday that people are claiming shows antifa directing traffic and yelling a drivers who won’t comply.
2. I spent 5 minutes Googling and reading news articles to find out that the protesters seem to have been part of a protest following a fatal police shooting on 9/30/18 in which some claim the man was unarmed. Police say he was armed.…
3. One of the videos going around doesn’t show that the elderly white driver who was chased down the street did so after driving through a crowd of protesters with one directly in front of his car.

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1. Kept my friend company in line at the #HelloKitty Cafe Truck East today. It’s basically a store on wheels.
2. My friend got in line around 9:45. We still had to wait more than an hour to get to the front. When we left the line was to the end of the building. #HelloKitty
3. Finally made it to Southern Kin for brunch. My eggs were over-poached but I would go back. My friend said the biscuits & gravy were delicious. Eggs Benedict came with cheddar grits.
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1. A friend was on a jury that tried to convict people who may or may not have been guilty (a doctor and nurse practitioner). She was the lone hold out that resulted in a hung jury despite tremendous pressure from fellow jurors to change her vote.
2. But she’s a mathematician and highly analytical and said the prosecution failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that they were guilty of the charges. At a 2nd trial they were acquitted. If my friend had been more susceptible to peer pressure they would be in jail.
3. She told me it completely changed her view of our “justice” system. Jurors engaged in vote trading and changed their votes because they were tired of being in court and wanted to go home to their families, jobs, or go on vacation.
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Sep 20, 2018
1. I saw an old tweet from a white feminist today that said something to the effect that she was totally willing for “some” men who haven’t done anything to go down in pursuit of dismantling the patriarchy.
2. I am not linking or screencapping since I want to discuss this idea, not encourage harassment of her. She is far from the first/last/only feminist to express this idea.
3. I often wonder—would these women be willing to sacrifice their:

male friends, neighbors & coworkers

to the cause?
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Sep 20, 2018
1. A bunch of people have asked me if I’ve taken a look at the Data & Society report, “Alternative Influence: Broadcasting the Reactionary Right on YouTube”.…
2. People familiar with the work of some of the YouTubers included in the infographic are calling foul, as are some of the “influencers" who have been included.
3. I saw the infographic floating around last night and at a quick glance thought it was so bad that I didn’t bother to look at the report, but I did see a tweet from someone replying to Tim Pool that he had been on a show Tim was claiming he hadn’t been on.
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2. Of the people I heard from it seemed like there were some who felt that belief in ghosts was incompatible with reason & skepticism and therefore incompatible with atheism, which should have skepticism at its root.
3. Others seemed to feel that belief in a higher power(s) was separable from belief in something supernatural or whatever you want to think of the phenomenon of ghosts as. Ghosts have not been definitely proven not to exist so they’re still something of an unknown realm for some.
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