Rape as Social Policy: The Congo

Last week's blog about rape and knowledge was written as a prelude to this.  After reading Ann Jones article in The Nation  A Crime Against Society I couldn't help but think that the unfortunate women in the story were not only victimized by individual rapists, nor by the very policies and military strategies that encourage... Continue Reading →

The Porn Star and the Senate: The Occupations of our Legislators

http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/js/2.0/video/evp/module.js?loc=dom&vid=/video/politics/2009/02/09/callebs.vitter.porn.cnnEmbedded video from CNN Video CNN ran an interesting story the other day that stimulated my...uh...sociological imagination of course! Apparently some fans of porn star Stormy Daniels are gathering momentum to run the actress for Senate against the current discredited seat holder David Vitter. You just can't make this stuff up! Of course, CNN most... Continue Reading →

Class Hierarchies in America

I received this picture via e-mail.  I'm unsure of the source.  But it is a great commentary on American class structure.  Note, this story was presented in the media largely as a case of heroism and American tenacity in the face of adversity.  The issue of class was not covered in the so called liberal... Continue Reading →

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