News From Around The Blogosphere 2.17.10

1. Most women blame the rape victim – A survey of a 1000 people resulted in most women expressing that they think the rape victim shares in the blame.

Almost three quarters of the women who believed this said if a victim got into bed with the assailant before an attack they should accept some responsibility.

One-third blamed victims who had dressed provocatively or gone back to the attacker’s house for a drink.

The survey of more than 1,000 people in London marked the 10th anniversary of the Haven service for rape victims.

And men were less likely to feel the victim was to blame.

2. Is there a PMS gene?

On Feb. 8, researchers at the Rockefeller University in New York reported the results of a study in mice that suggested that a particular gene may be involved. Between 20 and 30 percent of women carry a variation of this gene, called “brain-derived neurotropic factor Met,” which past research has shown is a risk factor for mood disorders. T

3. Creationist blames evolution for murders – Sal Cordova had this to say about the Amy Bishop murders:

Amy Bishop was charged in the murder of several people recently. Now, there are some very fine Darwinists like Francis Collins, and I don’t mean to say Amy Bishop is representative of all Darwinists. But I’d recommend that if the Clergy Letter Project wishes to put on a good face for Darwinism, they might consider disassociating themselves from Amy Bishop.

They may not want to promote “survival of the fittest” in their sermons today. That would be kind of poor taste in light of the fact a presumed societal degenerate (Bishop) is the “fittest” survivor while 3 (possibly 4) innocent victims are the “unfit” dead.

First of all, nobody who knows anything about evolution would “promote ‘survival of the fittest,” you jackass. Second of all, save the religious language for church, not reality. But it is great to see you hold “sermons” in such little regard. And third of all, your attempts to suggest scientific facts drove Ms. Bishop to murder people qualifies you for a gold metal in the Douchebag Olympics.

4. 8th grade science teacher to be possibly fired over criticizing the actions of fundamentalist students on Facebook – The teacher, Melissa Hussain wasn’t even the writer of the harshest rhetoric, which actually came from comments left by other people.

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