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May 2 algorhythm99 commented on City Council Candidate Jon Grant: Mayor Murray Should Step Down.
@10
That's tough to answer because it'd have to involve imagining being accused of rape *and* there being some credibility to the accusation (such as the Seattle Times deciding there is enough circumstantial evidence to report the accusation to the whole city).

If there's no circumstantial evidence, and/or your alibi is indisputable (general "you"), then I feel like you could win in the court of public opinion without acknowledging anything about your accuser, much less attacking them personally. I believe Conor Oberst mostly pulled this off in response to a apparently credible but later easily proved false accusation a few years back.

@14
I think the issue is that the mayor has been far from silent.
We can absolutely treat the mayor as innocent of sexual assault while also thinking he's being weirdly shitty about being accused by this person in particular.
May 2 algorhythm99 commented on City Council Candidate Jon Grant: Mayor Murray Should Step Down.
@2 No, obviously

"However, [Mayor Murray]'s actions to publicly attack the character of alleged survivors of abuse only serve to perpetuate rape culture."

That's pretty clearly put. This is a particularly well written statement.
Apr 17 algorhythm99 commented on Mike McGinn Is Running for Mayor Again.
@2, @11
I see how that could be what he's getting at with that slogan, and I'm a little worried now, but let's wait until he actually says something about housing, homeless, or NIMBYs to say for sure, obviously. It's all of two words.
Apr 11 algorhythm99 commented on Founder of Firm Representing Ed Murray's Accuser Responds to Questions about his Politics, Says He's Not Anti-LGBTQ.
@3 "A Trans women in a women's locker room makes multiple people and their children intimidated and less likely to return because of fear."

This is only true in your scared little head.
Apr 11 algorhythm99 commented on Anti-Displacement Organization Calls Omari Tahir-Garrett's "Nazis" Comments "Abhorrent and Saddening".
@14
Huge agree; video monologues over text is a huge pet peeve of mine.
Apr 11 algorhythm99 commented on Anti-Displacement Organization Calls Omari Tahir-Garrett's "Nazis" Comments "Abhorrent and Saddening".
@10, @11
Really? I've been bothered by Uncle Ike's ads on the Stranger for a while. Saying no to Ike's ad money would be a really easy, really valuable step that the Stranger could just take...
Whatever service they use has got to have a feature where you can ban specific ads from appearing on your site.
Apr 7 algorhythm99 commented on So What the Fuck Happens Now?.
@8, @10
Spending money directed at homelessness on actually giving homeless people permanent shelter (without restrictions/punishments that no non-homeless person would accept) is such a taboo idea among the empathy-less masses that any mayor is probably screwed.
That said, we could definitely find a candidate willing to fight for the above harder than Murray.
Apr 4 algorhythm99 commented on Feminist Dating App Siren Is Shutting Down on Friday.
These women have consistently conflated the very valuable properties of their app such as respectful, safe, and woman-friendly with thinly-veiled casual-sex-negativity like "relationship-friendly" and "genuine conversations". Tinder isn't a safe place for women compared to Siren, but that isn't because Tinder isn't "relationship-friendly", it's because men are assholes and get away with it. There are surely women that sometimes have abuse-free casual sex experiences on Tinder and there are surely women who avoid things like Tinder at all costs who end up in abusive relationships, "genuine conversations" or not. This terrible conflation plays right into the anti-feminist idea that sexual abuse and harassment by men has to do with the specious men want sex, and particularly casual sex more than women do; while women want serious relationships more than men do.
Mar 31 algorhythm99 commented on Washington Attorney General Sues Tim Eyman for Nearly $2 Million.
@10 yeah enforcing laws is just the worst kind of government waste.
Mar 21 algorhythm99 commented on Amazon: Killing Jobs One Robot At a Time.
@2 has the right question
Whether Bezos comes down in favor of taxing robot labor and/or a universal basic income in the next 5-10 years is one of the most important questions facing, well, all of humanity really.