Hulk Hogan vs Gawker courtroom smackdown

Final testimony and closing arguments were heard on Thursday and Friday in Hulk Hogan’s privacy lawsuit against Gawker for the tabloid site’s publication of secretly recorded video of him engaged in a sex act.

The video was published in 2012 along with an article examining public fascination with celebrity sex tapes.

Mean girled: Crybully has Mercedes Carrera deplatformed at SXSW

Today’s SavePoint panel, a discussion on the gaming community hosted by South by Southwest, almost didn’t happen. Upon learning that it had been scheduled, opponents of #Gamergate engaged in a concentrated campaign to heckle the administrators of SXSW into canceling it, and at one point, it seemed they had been successful.

#Wikigate: Oversight, or political gate-keeping?

Art Plus Feminism’s edit-a-thon organizers assert that their intentions are good. In a message sent to Kraut and Tea after he began research for his article and videos about their endeavor, a representative of the organization wrote to him that no bias is included in the edit-a-thon’s goals.…

The feminist crusade against fatherhood

reprinted from Breaking the Glasses

Feminists will tell you that “Patriarchy” is the reason fathers are discriminated against in criminal court, via the presumption that women are better caregivers. That assertion is on a list that is being circulated and repeated by grassroots feminists in “debate,” without ever questioning its validity.

The primary victim of “equality” is not your daughter

In December of 2015 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter made the decision to integrate women into every area of military services. This has resulted in a variety of responses, including a bill by two representatives intended to force debate on Capital Hill over women’s role in the military.…

Reading, writing, and… resentment?

Q: How does a social justice organization attempt to promote unity and community among students and parents in a diverse school system?

A: Engage in a divisive misplaced guilt campaign!

Recently, a group called Students Promoting Unity and Diversity (SPUD) offered an identity politics propaganda display to parents from the Oakland County, Michigan school system to promote a social justice program in area schools.…

Bill introduced to expand draft registration to women

California representative Duncan Hunter and Montana representative Ryan Zinke have teamed up to introduce a bill to extend Selective Service registration requirement to women. Selective Service is the system by which wartime military conscription is carried out in the United States.…

Handling a wrongful “emergency” restraining order

Updated and reprinted from a Breaking the Glasses post on how to prepare to fight back against a temporary emergency restraining order, also known as civil order of protection, taken out by a vindictive or manipulative ex.

First, and most importantly, seek legal council.…

Credit Sesame: The citizen game

China has a new system, Credit Sesame, which links to citizens’ social networks and rates their behavior based on government approval or disapproval with a running score. This gamification of citizen loyalty even imposes guilt or approval by association, altering citizens’ scores based on the scores of their associates.…