An interesting look.
Join us today, Saturday 22 June 2013, at 4:00pm London time, 11am Eastern US time, 8am Pacific US time, for Episode Four of Erin Pizzey’s Domestic Violence Revelations. This episode will feature selected readings from Chapter 3 of her classic suppressed book, Prone to Violence, read by Diana Davison. We will be discussing in particular the issue of the effect on children of violence and abuse, and how their experiences of violence and abuse often carry forward to lead them to become abusive and dangerous people themselves.
As usual the work is hated by gender ideologues who deny the reality that domestic violence and abuse are a human issue, not a gendered issue. But the reality is that this affects everyone, at all levels of society.
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We thought we had it all figured out, right? We’d all of us millions look at all the pictures of the Boston Marathon bombing scene and we’d knock this thing out in a couple of days.
There seemed to be some confusion, yes, but I was certain that this was going to work. I even expressed my enthusiasm to Glenn Reynolds, who even quoted my doing so.
So, as we say, maybe not so much, actually, it turns out. Scott Greenfield:
Yet another attempt to harness the magnificent power of the interwebz demonstrated conclusively that 1000 people can be just as wrong as one. According to the Atlantic Wire, the reason the FBI release photos of the Tsarnaev brothers was to “fend off Reddit and the New York Post.”
The social media site and notorious tabloid emerged as front runners in the race to distribute potentially useful but ultimately useless information in the early days of the investigation. The Post identified a Saudi suspect and reported 12 people were killed in the initial blasts. Both were not true. They then identified two people on their Thursday BAG MEN cover as F.B.I. suspects. That was also not true. Meanwhile, Reddit was on the case early looking at every picture possible trying to identify potential suspects. “I’d take thousands of people over a select few very smart investigators any day,” one moderator said of the Boston suspect hunting sub-Reddit. Except, they didn’t find a thing, and only helped add to the confusionsurrounding the case.
Reflecting the two greatest virtues of the digital age, speed and the power of crowds, both the sub-Redditors and the Post managed to screw up royally. Way to go.
As many of us watched the unfolding news reports following the Boston Marathon bombing, it was impossible not to recognize that reports contradicted each other from channel to channel, with breathless anchors trying desperately to fill air time when they had nothing to say. It wasn’t long before the Al Qaeda pundits were out in force, screen shots of Al Jazeera graced the tube and chicken little was screaming about the apocalypse. A disgraceful display of irrelevance in the rush to pretend otherwise.
But the internet is better than that. Where the mainstream media is impotent, the virtual citizenry was on the case.
The F.B.I. wanted to limit the damage being done” to people being wrongly identified by Reddit or the Post or any other amateur sleuthing being done. Once they were able to identify which faces in the crowd were the suspects late on Wednesday afternoon, they had a decision to make. The fear was that if they didn’t head off the Internet’s Sherlock Holmes approach early, then all-out chaos would ensue during the investigation.
People who had nothing whatsoever to do with the bombings were outed and accused. Their names, faces, will be forever emblazoned on the internet as bombers who weren’t. All because of religion that adores the brilliance of the crowd over actual thought.
Is he right?
I don’t care what anyone says, I still dig Brian Wallace’s Infographics. Like this one: popular gifts and spending over time.
One of these days I’ll have to think of one I’d like. A Men’s Rights one no doubt. 😉
Brian’s got a new infographic his group’s done.
One of these days that bastard’s gonna do me a favor and make one for me in return for all the free plugs I give him. 😉
Tales from the Infrared Episode 4, with Kristina Hansen, Christian “xxToYedxx” and yours truly.
Links to items to discussed in the show right here.
Fear the Men Who Fear! with Typhon Blue, myself, and Pwny SlayStation 01, is now available here in higher quality audio form:
Links to the original radio broadcast and all items discussed in the show can be found here.
I will be appearing today on this segment on female sex predators on Huffington Post Live at 5pm Eastern on Mike Sacks’ show. Feel free to tune in. If you miss it live I am given to understand that the link will still work to see the recorded session afterward.
*Update*: Some links people may find useful:
Cenk Uygur & The Young Turks pat a victim on the back, says the victim was asking for it. The case of Amie Lou Neely.
A victim who wasn’t believed, a common trait, since most victims of female sex predators are not believed, even though female sexual predators are acknowledged to be at least 25% of the sex predator population and due to under-reporting 25% is almost certainly a low figure.
A survey of multiple studies on the growth of female pedophaelia (note: much reason to believe that this “growth” isn’t growth at all, just somebody finally deciding to start taking it seriously and really looking for it.)
Also see how female predators groom their victims.
A site that seeks to increase awareness of female sex predators.
The cultural siege on men which says that sexual predation is a predominantly male trait is continually eroding. And that’s with good reason: because it’s sexist rubbish.
*Update 2*: How could I forget to mention the men paying child support to their rapists?
Another cool infographic by Brian Wallace & co.
Tonight on Tales from the Infrared: Fear the men who fear!
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Show topics tonight: Good news on domestic violence research from professor Don Dutton, good news on boys in education, new A Voice for Boys site, Richmond Virginia newscaster Mark Holmberg takes a chance, feminist attacks against Warren Farrell rebuffed, latest Walking Dead game review, castration in comics featuring Habibi by Craig Thompson, movie reviewer Michael Calleri wants us to fear reactionary men who fear strong women, tropebusting: patriarchy and matriarchy in fiction, over 9000 pen*ses! and Oprah Winfrey, Gangnam Style, Know your Meme, reproductive freedom for men and refusing to understand John the Other. Also, ministry of fear alert: terrifying man molests cats!
Ministry of Fear alert: spaceman molests cat!
Vancouver Sun, Professor Don Dutton, and Domestic Violence:
The Globe & Mail: celebrate boys
A Voice for Boys:
Mark Holmberg, Richmond Virginia Newscaster notes men lack reproductive freedom:
WARREN FARRELL PUSHBACK (we do not endorse all views expressed in these links)
http://www.backlash.com/content/sex/backlash_2012_1118.html (opinions expresssed are the author’s, not our own, the information in the beginning of the article is good.)
Walking Dead by Telltale Games
Castration in comics: Habibi
Fear the men who fear: Michael Calleri and the Chicago Sun Times
Tropebusting: Matriarchies in gaming and SciFi & Fantasy
JTO – Reproductive rights – Response to Friendough
KNOW YOUR MEME: OVER 9000 PENISES!
How we feel the “Over 9000 penises” nonsense illustrates pernicious demonization of male sexuality:
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