• Jackal posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    After you’ve had a look at #CrimingWhileWhite, I urge you to take a look at #AliveWhileBlack

  • Jackal posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    Wow, people can get really defensive about their animal care choices, but this guy was already a hater. Thanks for sharing that nutritional chart and the hydration info. It’s hard to find good science-based pet care recommendations. I hope to resume feline cohabitation soon; I’ll definitely go with a low carb, low plant wet food.

  • Jackal posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    You have the right to remain silent, but doing so can also be used against you: http://www.npr.org/2014/10/05/353893046/you-have-the-right-to-remain-silent-or-do-you

    • A lawyer friend of mine explained rulings like this. In Wisconsin (and probably in other places), almost every judge in the state has experience as a prosecutor. Something like less than 10% have ever worked as a defense attorney. Still, attorneys sometimes take cases pro bono. Even with this, less than half have ever defended a single client as…[Read more]

  • Jackal posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    Sorry, I don’t see compulsory nudity in front of strangers as the answer to body issues. People are free to walk around shower rooms uncovered if they want to. They’re free to seek out nude beaches and nude saunas. I don’t think schools should force kids to be naked in front of people not of their choosing.

  • Jackal posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    Signed and shared. This is kind of beside the point, but most transgender kids would be mortified to have to use those kinds of open showers. I hate open showers, and not even because of my queerness or gender dysphoria. Some people like their privacy. All school showers should have private stalls.

  • Jackal posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    I didn’t mean that people necessarily should condemn Kardashian fans, just that if anyone were to blame for her fame, it would be them. Seriously though, what makes Kim Kardashian any less worthy of fame than any pro sports player, for instance? You can say that they’ve honed a skill, but the ability to direct a projectile to a designated area…[Read more]

  • Jackal posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    I’m with Hanoumatoi on this one. I agree with most of the video, but I don’t the Kardashian hook. I think Kardashian hate is partially fueled in misogyny and femmephobia. There are plenty of men who got rich and/or famous without contributing to society (investment bankers come to mind), but they don’t face the same kind of vitriol. Kim Kardashian…[Read more]

  • Jackal posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    The GoFundMe abortion funding ban is unsurprising, but ridiculous nonetheless. They say they won’t allow any fundraisers related to abortion, but they still have several anti-choice fundraisers up. They aren’t trying to sidestep the issue, they have come down firmly on the anti-choice side. Here’s the NARAL petition asking them to reverse the…[Read more]

  • Jackal posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    The Kenyan “Stone the Gays” bill was found unconstitutional Thursday, but homosexual acts are already illegal under Kenyan’s penal code. http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/kenyas-stone-gays-bill-reportedly-found-unconstitutional140814

  • Jackal posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Dawkins actually did help me reach atheism. I never read the God Delusion, but I stumbled upon part of an interview he was doing to promote the book. He said that in science, lack of evidence is sufficient to reject an idea. The burden of proof lies with the side making the claim, and the question of whether gods exists should not be treated any…[Read more]