Lissa is armed and frivolous.
Jun 7 Lissa commented on Brock Allen Turner “Got Far More Than 97%-98% of Rapists Do”.
@21:
1) You seem to have difficulty with the concept of a statistical anomaly and how much weight it should be given when considering a set of data.

2) You also are prone to false analogies. Brock Allen was convicted of three separate felonies. Unlike his sentencing for those felonies, his vilification is entirely appropriate.

3) The fact that many, many, many, well really most, actual rapes are not reported in the media does not mean they don't happen, or that those incidents, according to every study, ever done on the subject do not vastly out number the incidents of false claims of rape or false accusations of rape leveled against specific individuals.

Time to turn over your fucking coin bertha.
Jun 7 Lissa commented on Brock Allen Turner “Got Far More Than 97%-98% of Rapists Do”.
@19: The silly statement in this case is allllllll yours. How you interpreted the phrase "look askance" to be a call for execution without benefit of trial, or really a call for execution at all, is.........
Wait. It's another one of your little puzzles isn't it?
Jun 7 Lissa commented on Brock Allen Turner “Got Far More Than 97%-98% of Rapists Do”.
@13: Do be a dear and read my response to bertha above, and please, in future, try to refrain from embarrassing yourself.
Jun 7 Lissa commented on Brock Allen Turner “Got Far More Than 97%-98% of Rapists Do”.
Again bertha, a handful of cases out of thousands. Thousands bertha.
The victim of a crime should not be presumed guilty full stop.
Allen was convicted of three felonies. 6 months in jail is not an appropriate sentence in any way shape or form. The low end of the sentencing guidelines is 6 years. Do not presume to tell me that I should be satisfied.
I invite you to read the statement made by his victim and then reflect upon the insult you level at her by presuming that
1: She should be satisfied by this sentence and 2: that fucking money would make it better.
Jun 7 Lissa commented on Brock Allen Turner “Got Far More Than 97%-98% of Rapists Do”.
@9 & 10: Well then you've found two whole cases. What exactly is your point? Two out of thousands. Are you suggesting that we look askance at every report because of what is essentially a statistical anomaly?
Rape. The only crime where the victim is presumed guilty.
Jun 7 Lissa commented on The Morning News: The Mayor's Frantic Texts, Rainier Beer's Return to Washington, and New Renter Protections Against Slumlords.
@16: I think Dr. Zaius explains it pretty well in his answer to you. It's a shitty old world, but some places as a woman your up to your neck in it.
Jun 7 Lissa commented on The Morning News: The Mayor's Frantic Texts, Rainier Beer's Return to Washington, and New Renter Protections Against Slumlords.
@18: That there are places where women suffer even greater inequality and horrors is not new information. We all know that, no one ever denies that in these discussions. No one is now. But the plight of non western women is almost always only brought up as a tool to delegitimize the problem of sexual assault in western countries.
The whole, "You women have it so good! Why, in countries XY and Z women really suffer! Stop complaining! Why aren't you outraged by their plight instead of whining?"
I can't tell you how many times I have encountered this. It is insulting to the intelligence and it is enraging.
Jun 7 Lissa commented on The Morning News: The Mayor's Frantic Texts, Rainier Beer's Return to Washington, and New Renter Protections Against Slumlords.
Edit: And that even that is not true.
Apologies. My eyes are blurry for some reason.