Does Bloomingdales want your child killed?

Maybe so, according to what Geraldo Rivera says:

Speaking on Friday’s “Fox and Friends,” Rivera said, “”I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.”

… he maintained that Martin’s hoodie was to blame for his death. He denied that he was “blaming the victim” and called it “common sense” for minorities to avoid wearing hoodies. He said that he was “reminding minority parents of the risk that comes with being a kid of color in America.”

Rivera made his original comments to Brian Kilmeade, Steve Doocy and guest host Juliet Huddy. He said that he believed George Zimmerman should be “investigated to the fullest extent of the law” and “prosecuted” if criminally liable, but blamed Martin’s parents for letting him go outside wearing a hoodie.

“But I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies,” Rivera insisted.

Parents? What about Bloomingdales? Are they really unaware that this young girl could get killed in Florida because of the hoodie:

More seriously, I’m inclined to think this example shows that there’s an important feature that differentiates Rivera’s thought from some other victim blaming.  A lot of victim blaming takes something the victim did that could have contributed to the causation of the crime and uses it to excuse the perpetrator or say the victim has some of the responsibility.  But, the Bloomingdales picture makes fairly clear, the hoodie really didn’t have any role at all that’s independent of the perpetrator,s suspicions..

Curing Feminists?

photo shoot from Maxim

For the full Maxim piece, click here.

Personally, I like the militant, protesting unshaving, vegan the best.

This came across, posted by many people, on facebook so I’m not sure who to credit. Anyone know? Someone commented that this says something about men’s magazines. “This is a recent study finding that people can’t tell the language of men’s mags and convicted rapists apart, and men even identify more with the rapists’ words.”

Viagra Review Board

In Palo Alto, California, members of the Raging Grannies Action League said that men who want drugs such as Viagra to treat impotence should be required to have strict testing before receiving said drugs.

“The Grannies applauded Ohio State Senator Nina Turner who has introduced a bill requiring that physicians take specific actions before prescribing Viagra and similar drugs, including giving a cardiac stress test and making a referral to a sex therapist for confirmation that the patient’s symptoms are not solely attributable to one or more psychological conditions.

The photo was taken of members of the Raging Granny VRB (Viagra Review Board) in response to moves by Republicans to limit women’s right to reproductive health. Members of the Review Board are all women who came of age before Roe v. Wade. From their headquarters in Palo Alto they announced that they are old enough to know what it was like to live before women’s reproductive rights became law of the land, and they will do all they can to make sure that the US does not return to that era.

Reader query: tell prospective student about sexist?

A reader asks for advice:

I am a Ph.D. student in a philosophy department and we have some prospective master’s students visiting our department at the moment. One of them is a girl who will, if she comes, work with a particular professor in the department who is a sexist bastard.

I’m trying to figure out what, if anything, I should say to her, and when I should say it. I don’t want to unfairly taint her perspective of him before they’ve met, but I also think it could be tough for her if she comes here and works with him.

Any thoughts/ideas?