Small town dude moves to big city.
I feel like this would make a really solid GIF
@PistolPackinMama More to your point, that jibe is / was directed at the visceral thrill of turnabout that is couched in soft thinkpiece language in the article. The notion being that you would look at "prison sex" (as it is gingerly referred to within the general media, so as to not call attention) and see some measure of poetic justice in the inversion of power, as Shepherd does with Silberkleit. That's fairly common.
The GA ruling is important and good, yes, but I don't know why you would conflate the nature(s) of violence among sexes within prison populations. Prison staff do not prey upon male populations the way they do female populations, the problem of violence for them is internal to the carceral system and a state that governs the limits of where bodies can wander but little else (to suggest that rape's increased incidence is statistically distorted and therefore immaterial is, well, there's nothing to say to that). The lizard thrill commonly felt with regard to violence in prisons is more a symptom of dehumanization within that system than anything else, but the dehumanization placed on prisoners by the state is separate from dehumanization placed upon them by people who would contend that offenders lower themselves to the status of caged animals. The notion is that those who have committed offense (or would have, or could have) leave themselves open to offense. Which is, ultimately, the and yet. You can be nominally bothered by such violence and yet comforted by the irony inherent to it.
@Danzig! There's no implication of statistical difference in my jibe, which would be immaterial in any event. The statistical difference is in fact the thrust of the and yet in the article, and in your reply. The notion of turnabout is not so uncontroversial, certainly not here, and not in the case of prisons either. Here and elsewhere there was giddy joy in response to the harassment charges with only the most cursory murmurs of ~thatz not okay~ talk, when they first surfaced. To suggest that the and yet is otherwise motivated is specious at best.
This comment reminds me of those Sandusky articles, the ones about speculative female victims. Harassment is a softer form of violence in some sense but it is violence, and then as now there is an impulse to stake boundaries around it and claim that which falls outside said boundaries as rhetorical hay to advance the real, important dialogue. Silberkleit was heroic for her novelty, and she remains so.
Could an And Yet article about "prison sex" be close behind? Found out on the Hairpin in 2014.
On Sweet Dee
I'm glad this had a happy ending / wasn't about Sunny (though I love Sunny). But it makes me sad because the person I thought was my Dee has drifted away from me, only because life is capricious that way. It's like the sun set on my life.
omg Myrtle-Wyckoff stop shout-out wooo
V interesting! Though I must say, exceedingly poor typography on that cover. Draws the eye to the wrong half of "transit", at least in this context. Lord knows punchy titles are in short supply, but there are four levels to that title (it girl, trans girl, trans it girl, transit girl) and only two of them are used, and it's confusing.
Make your very own Benedict Cumberbatch at home! Here's how:
(Step 1) Craft a life-size likeness of Michael C. Hall from soft butter
(Step 2) Leave said likeness in the sun for an hour
(Step 3) Add the spark of sentient life to the likeness.
Love to see things like this on the HP.
One of the great things, perhaps THE great thing, about endurance training (running miles in the 2 digits, circuit lifting) is that you can simulate the experience of eating food while stoned without the bother of getting stoned. You can taste peanuts in 3D after a good run, I swear to God