People throwing around misinformation about the Kaitlyn Hunt case seem to be forgetting the girl in question was imprisoned for having a sexual relationship with a minor. She wasn’t convicted for being a lesbian. This is not a LGBTQ issue.
She hasn’t been imprisoned or convicted, actually.
However, it is an LGBTQ issue because her girlfriend’s parents called the police specifically because they didn’t approve of their daughter being “gay,” and thought Kaitlyn was to blame.
Also, Florida has a Romeo and Juliet law which applies here, but Kaitlyn would have to be labelled a sex offender first to come under its jurisdiction.
The real problem with the Romeo-Juliet law in Florida is that it would only remove her from the sex offender registry, but leave her with the rest of the sentence.
I actually think this is more of a criminal rights issue than a LGB issue. The Romeo-Juliet law should be expanded, sentences reduced. I also don’t think sex offender registries should exist at all, but that’s just me.
Many criminal rights issues disproportionately affect minorities because of selective enforcement. This is why anti-racist activists talk about criminal justice reform a lot. It’s nice to see LGBT activists doing the same for a change.
I drew this diagram on my GoodNotes app, which I also use for other things. On the next page I sketched the figures I thought I’d put in my next research paper, and I showed it to some coworkers at a meeting. A postdoc scrolled to the previous page and laughed at the Venn diagram, which he didn’t understand. People who like cake… people who like graphs… ????
If he had scrolled to the previous page, he would have seen a sketch of Dubstep Kitty. And then a picture of a sea bass next to a bass guitar.
Goodnotes: super practical.
Every time I wonder if AVEN could get worse, I remember that this exists:
Avalanche. The forum of people who think AVEN is “too SJ-focused.”
ew gross whyYou judge when you can’t even see past the front page? How could you possibly know what Avalanche stands for when you haven’t experienced the community?
I fully admit to prejudging Avalanche based on the fact that the two people I’ve seen advertising it have both been caught sockpuppetting recently. (See Ciri and PiF.) I’m really prejudiced against sockpuppetters, in a way that I am not prejudiced against people who dislike SJ. It’s possible that Avalanche itself is actually okay, but I’m not interested enough to register and verify.
TW: ableist slurs in post, sexual abuse
Reblogging for Siggy’s unmasking of Ciri’s sockpuppetry (!)
I know I’m one of the people who run icannotaven, but I view it as a place for venting, for people who have no desire to return to AVEN. (It runs primarily on submissions and on what I see people saying about AVEN while browsing.)
Andrew’s impression was that the admods couldn’t take external criticisms very seriously. But there’s definitely a place for venting, independent of its ability to effect changes on AVEN.
Actually I’m very pessimistic that there is any solution to AVEN’s problems (as they are viewed by submitters to I Can’t AVEN). If Tumblr is indeed better than AVEN with respect to rape culture, ablism, racism, and transphobia, etc., it’s not because there is some top-down effort from moderators. It’s because there’s a critical mass of people who care about that stuff. And the reason there’s a critical mass is that many of the offending people have other places to hang out, like AVEN. It is possible to change things, but it is like moving a mountain.