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The core argument for civil, equal rights and fair treatment of everyone.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - in the midst of a wonderful article deconstructing the bullshit women in gaming have to deal with - penned something that underlies my support for civil rights and equality issues across the board:

I like people, and I like it when people are treated well. I abhor it when people are treated badly. The root of my caring about this subject isn’t any more sophisticated than that.

Go read the rest of the article at http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/04/06/misogyny-sexism-and-why-rps-isnt-shutting-up/. Well worth it.


Mardra Sikora said...

Hello Steven, I appreciate your ideatrash! This post insprires me to inquire, are you familiar with the injustice to Robert Ethan Saylor? Please look into this and perhaps add your voice. The dept of Justice says...well, I'll let you read my short summary here: http://www.mardrasikora.com/robert-saylor-and-you/

- I apologize for a link in your comments. I understand if you edit or delete. It's really just a note for you.

Thanks very much, Mardra

Steven Saus said...

I don't mind in this case; it looks like a tragic event.

I'm not sure that DoJ has jurisdiction, though. I can see (even if I'm not sympathetic to) the grand jury failing to see sufficient evidence of criminal intent - that could be due to the prosecutor as well - it looks like a civil wrongful death suit would be the best route to proceed.

I say that because it would likely come with a hefty settlement or price tag for the PD, and that, more than jail time, would effect actual change in the procedures of the department - and police departments around the country.

Does that make sense?