IV drug users in Crimea, for example, were beneficiaries of Ukraine's heroin treatment plan. They, like China, followed the advice of the UN Rapporteur and managed to get their arms around the HIV problem, reduce the petty crime heroin users do, and they implemented a methadone program. In Russia, by contrast, no such… » 4/19/14 11:37pm Yesterday 11:37pm

I hope the jail part of the fantasy comes true. And, he did admit to a crime because he admitted that part of the allure of the crime was the criminality of the act. He knew it was illegal and he did it because it was illegal. And, once again, we see that rape is about power, the thrill of violating someone, and… » 4/18/14 4:46pm Friday 4:46pm

Why is this important to them?! Seriously, there are so many actual problems in the Texas school system but a non-problem like a trans woman teaching is transformed into a problem and it gets dealt with. Do these people sit around Googling "things totally irrelevant to learning" and then make issues out of the results… » 4/16/14 3:56pm Wednesday 3:56pm

I'm not buying the Beyonce is feminist narrative, especially when I can think of examples to counter your argument using DC/Beyonce's songs. Indeed, I can disprove the idea that there are feminist ideals in "Bills, Bills, Bills." Before I do that, I thought you might be interested in a different take on Beyonce's alleged … » 4/15/14 8:02pm Tuesday 8:02pm

Except these people aren't living in a war zone or even near an active war theater. These people were innocents taking a bus. The Nigerians are the ones pointing to this group as the perps. Are you calling Nigeria's press "Western media"? I can't believe you're justifying violence against Nigerians by using the invasion… » 4/15/14 9:10am Tuesday 9:10am

I fear getting my head bitten off, but I did want to raise some things some people might consider biphobic. First of all, it is wrong for anyone to tell you that you're actually a lesbian or that you're actually straight. That's extremely presumptuous and rude. I've never understood how someone can have the nerve to… » 4/14/14 8:35pm Monday 8:35pm

The star system was better than any of the versions of Kinja. The trolls didn't get through because the limited number of people who could make a comment visible and we learned not to feed trolls (most of the time). The commentariat was smarter, more educated, and we had fewer trolls because they knew their comments… » 4/14/14 11:15am Monday 11:15am

I am so sick of Christian students being allowed to act this way. They try to say it is merely an expression of their religion and that it is protected by the First Amendment. Seeing as I'm black, anti-black racism is something I can see and something I have to live with. I pointed out my race as a preemptive strike… » 4/13/14 4:56pm 4/13/14 4:56pm

Boy, you don't know what you're talking about at all. First of all, hate crime legislation applies to everyone, not just despised and oppressed people. Hate crime laws protect anyone who's attacked based on their status in a protected class. For someone who's so outraged by this and thinks it is only for "favorite pet… » 4/13/14 4:04pm 4/13/14 4:04pm