‘Corrective rape’, the vicious practice of raping lesbians to ‘cure’ their sexuality, is a crisis in South Africa.
But brave South African activists are risking their lives to ensure that recent cases spark change. Their appeal to the Minister of Justice has exploded to over 140,000 signatures, forcing him to respond on national television and agree to meet activists.
If enough of us join in to amplify and escalate this campaign, we could help get urgent action to end ‘corrective rape’. Let’s ramp it up and call on President Zuma and the Minister of Justice to publicly condemn ‘corrective rape’, criminalise hate crimes, and lead a critical shift against rape and homophobia. Sign the petition now and share it with everyone.
It appears that Anonymous have trouble in their ranks – not that they had ranks to begin with, in fact that’s the problem. The following has been posted on a hacking site:
‘We regret to inform you today that our network has been compromised by a former IRC-operator and fellow helper named “Ryan”. He decided that he didn’t like the leaderless command structure that AnonOps Network Admins use. So he organised a coup d’etat, with his “friends” at skidsr.us . Using the networks service bot “Zalgo” he scavenged the IP’s and passwords of all the network servers (including the hub) and then systematically aimed denial of service attacks at them.’
Sony was targeted by a DOS attack and now Anonymous’ own members have used the same tools to bring down their IRC network.
‘We are profoundly sorry for this drama, and we can’t give you a an estimate on when service will resume normally,’ said Sony Anonymous.
The Law Of Karma:`For every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according as its cause was skillful or unskillful.’ A skillful event is one that is not accompanied by craving, resistance or delusions; an unskillful event is one that is accompanied by any one of those things.’
Just finished reading “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”, by John Boyne, and I do recommend it.
I can see how the book was accused of being historically inaccurate (little boys were immediately killed in Auschwitz, as they were too young to work) and it suffers the same issues of “La vita è bella” by Benigni: it constructs a fairy tale around some of the most horrorific events ever happened in history.
That said, the book is really touching and it leaves a strong impression once it’s finished. It surely does make people think.
7 books. 7 years of school. 7 Horcruxes. 7 Weasley children. The 7 potters. 7 tasks to the Sorcerer's Stone. 7 is Harry's Quidditch number. Gryffindor House is on the 7th floor. Lily and James began dating in their 7th year. 7 secret passages in Hogwarts. "The House of Black" Has been in the family for 7 generations. 7 players to a quidditch team. The Room of Requirement is on the 7th floor. Harry and Neville were born in the 7th month.
Ginny was the first girl born in 7 generations. 7 dragons mentioned in the series. 7 Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers. 7 classes in Harry’s first year. Harry and Ron were spotted by 7 muggles while driving the flying car in their second year. Dumbledors Army went through 7 doors in the Ministry of Magic in the Order of the Phoenix.
“It’s not my responsibility to wear some kind of online burka because you lack the maturity to handle the mere presence of a woman in your game – it’s your responsibility to suck it up and be an actual man, one who treats everyone with respect, including women, and not some little mouthy kid with the least original slurs I’ve ever heard.”—There Is No Such Thing As A Girl Gamer (via gamefreaksnz)