Crimes in Civil rights era: should rape be counted?

The rapes black women suffered are seldom part of the picture of that struggle. Who, for example, knew that Rosa Parks, an NAACP, was a practiced anti-rape crusader?

And the injustice toward a black woman and her family went on unstopped. Who did it could be common knowledge, but that might not sway a panel of white men to indict.

Danielle McGuire, an assistant professor of history at Wayne State University and author of the recently published book At the Dark End of the Street, has addressed the issues, along with specific cases, one of which is discussed in both the links below.

For more see here and here.

Men discussing abortion

There’s nothing I like better than a bunch of dudes discussing what women should be allowed to do with their bodies. (Must be one of those topics that women just aren’t interested in.)

Judith Jarvis Thomson’s “A Defense of Abortion”

After Forty Years
A Critical Appreciation

August 3, 2011

Judith Jarvis Thomson’s seminal article “A Defense of Abortion” was first published in 1971. It has since become one of the most widely taught, widely reprinted, and widely discussed papers in contemporary moral philosophy. To mark the fortieth anniversary of its initial publication, the Department of Philosophy at the University of Colorado is pleased to announce a symposium devoted to a critical examination of Thomson’s famous article. The event will take place on the early evening of Wednesday, August 3, 2011, the day before the start of RoME 2011.

Participants will include:

Francis Beckwith (Baylor University)
David Boonin (University of Colorado)
John Martin Fischer (University of California, Riverside)
Don Marquis (University of Kansas)

Thanks, L!

Update: I initially forgot to note that a letter has been sent.

UPDATE: Alistair Norcross (who my letter went to, although he turns out not to be the right person to contact) has responded. His response (inserted by me, with his permission) is 63. It’s always good when recipients of our letters respond, and in a friendly manner. Those wanting to comment on Alistair’s response should bear in mind that he is not actually the symposium organiser.