Hypothetically Speaking

Men and Women?

In the first letter in the link below, I see something good - The Hindu : Opinion / Letters to the Editor : Alarming - I see a woman who wants to protect herself and not rely on someone else to do it or even intimidated in the face of what is going on around her. I agree with the sentiments of the person who sent the link to me - I wish there were more like her.

Of course, before I celebrate too much, there is the usual clich-ridden letter right below by a man who blames the growing incidences of rape on poverty, frustration…everything but on the people who do it and the society which enables them by not punishing the perpetrators harshly enough and by blaming the victim. Typical, should I say?

In the mood for some propaganda

Via Protein wisdom comes this link to a story in the LATimes that laments US propagandazing the poor, innocent, Iraqi civilians with paid stories that “are basically factual, they present only one side of events and omit information that might reflect poorly on the U.S. or Iraqi governments”.

Oh! The humanity! The sneakiness of it all and the awfulness of planting stories that are actually fact-based!

It has got to be against some UN convention or the other, I tell you. I mean, here I was I thought all you really needed for a good story is for it to be “fake but accurate” or atleast filled with lots of baloney and PC-emotion. Why does the damned US try to confuse the issue with facts?