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Steubenville

It’s a downright depressing day when The Onion goes from being a satirical news site to an actual source of truth. Here is a video by The Onion, posted in 2011, depicting a rapist as the real victim just because he’s a sports star with a promising career:

And here is a video showing CNN’s coverage of the Steubenville rape trial:

I got the original comparison from Thought Catalog. Eerie, no? What’s even sadder is some of the response to the verdict. This breaks my head. A girl was raped while she was intoxicated. Naked pictures of her were posted on the internet. How is she “deserving” of this? How is anyone deserving of this?

I think there are many variables that led to this moment: poor parenting (and/or absentee parents),  lack of education, a general acceptance of misogyny (by both men and women), glorification and worship of athletes, permissive adults, etc. I don’t think there is a single solution that will fix everything. The best I can do is to teach my own children to do the right thing.

Thanks for the links Angelo!

Sources: Thought Catalog, Public Shaming

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March 18, 2013 Posted by | News, Rants, Video | , , , | Comments Off on Steubenville

Robot Musician Improvises, Jams With Humans

Robot Marimba Player

This robot plays jazz better than I do. I love how it bobs its head in time with the music.

Now I’m going to set fire to my piano and weep in that corner over there.

Thanks for the link, Alex!

via CNNTech

April 29, 2010 Posted by | Music, Science and Technology, Video | , , , , , , | Comments Off on Robot Musician Improvises, Jams With Humans