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Thursday, 19 May 2011
Stirring up negative feelings - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kenneth Clarke, Satoshi Kanazawa
Where to begin, there are days when loads of topic's and stories catch a bloggers attention however what with other life going on around the blog you can not often write about everything, it would take me too much time lol but over the past few days some things have really stirred up my feminist and womanist and black conscious feelings.
Honestly some times I hear these politicians coming out with things that completely Irritate me. These are the people who we select and put in positions of power and it does sadden me to realise that they can be just as ignorant and just as brain dead, misogynistic, racist, sexist, and as stupid as it is possible to be.
The most appalling I think is Kenneth Clarke and his different levels of seriousness of rape comment made yesterday.
In interviews this morning the Justice Secretary implied that there was distinction between 'serious, proper rapes' and others as he defended controversial proposals to halve some rapists' sentences if they made early guilty pleas.
If the Justice secretary of all people, is unable to articulate himself correctly enough to send the clear message out to society that all rapes under all circumstances are serious, criminal, punishable, and that perpetrators of such crimes will be dealt with swiftly and severly, then I am failing to see how we can improve the appallingly low rate of rape convictions here in the UK,and to educate people in order to stop the incidences of this crime from happening SMH (Shake my head) - I'm appalled!
This psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa a lecturer at the London school of economics, doing "scientific" research trying to establish the following:
Here gives a good breakdown of the research and the furore caused:
Honestly this man gives psychologists a bad name, you can get away with publishing all sorts of drivel under the guise of scientific research. I don't understand why people love to pick on black women though, again its infuriating, not because I take on board or internalise what being said (anyone with half a brain cell can see how the research is flawed and that the testosterone conclusion is a hazarded guess based on nothing), but its infuriating because institutions such as London School of Economics and the editors of the website where the article appeared, the journal of psychology today, employ this man and give him free reign to sprout all this crap in the first place. I am sure that there is a British psychological society ethical code lurking about somewhere, I think that maybe they should take a good look at it.
And finally......no on second thought's don't even get me started on Terminator, keeping your love child a secret for over 10 years of marriage is something else!
So BDSS'er's your thoughts on these topics?
Why do we as a society give these bumbling men any authority or power?????