Posts Tagged ‘rape’

Gadfly Blogger Michael Petrelis Deftly Makes USF Look Stupid on the Bill Cosby Commencement Address / Rape Issue

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Here you go:

USF Scrubs Bill Cosby Page & Makes Statement on Degree

You see, back last year:

“The university was waiting for facts to be established by a court of law before undertaking any action.”

Man, that’s an absurdly high standard, in’nt? It’s like a Mayor Willie Brown standard, right?

Oh, here’s USF’s latest – a newer/better standard:

‘”The volume and nature of these allegations are deeply disturbing, and the University of San Francisco (USF) takes sexual assault seriously. USF leaders are closely monitoring the legal developments surrounding Mr. Cosby to determine the proper next steps regarding his honorary degree.'”

Ah, there we go.

But what’s this?

“In recent days, Noah Zimmerman, an alumnus of USF, unhappy with his alma mater’s association with Cosby, alerted me to the scrubbing of the communications office’s page containing a news release about Cosby receiving the honorary degree.”

So USF, you keep the webpage up but you delete its text?

I’ll tell you, in all my years, I aint never seen this kind of thing.

In the words of Petrelis:

“Quite odd to delete the body of the page but leave the headline intact.”


Oh, here’s the former text, right here, and what the Heck, after the jump as well.

Let’s see, how to close. Take it away, Mike:

“Meanwhile, it was time yesterday for USF to find its spine on their relationship with Cosby and finally take full and substantive stand on the allegations and such piling up against him. Two terse statements in eight months just don’t cut it.”



Our Local Gannett Co Inc CorpoBlog “The Bold Italic” Asks, “SHOULD ALL WOMEN UNINSTALL UBER?” – Why This Is Funny!

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Well, first off, I don’t know where the question comes from. Is it about stuff like the hammer attack and the “inefficient route” thing from LA?


And, IMO, it’s not even a sincere question. Hey, how about this instead?

“Should women consider uninstalling Uber?”

Something like that would have a better chance of NOT being dismissed as a straw dog.

Anyway, I’ll bet you that there are some PR people at UBER who might not exactly approve of this straw dog headline.

Having said that, I know what the answer is, without even looking at the bit, because UBER is the kind of place what “partners” with our local Gannett CorpoBlog.


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So that’s why it’s funny.

[UPDATE: Whoo, well, I might have skipped through a few grafs there, but I just read the bit and here you go:

“For the record, I’m not suggesting that anyone uninstall Uber.”

So, the insincere question is answered with no, women should NOT uninstall Uber. So, the longstanding “partnerings” betwixt Uber and TBI are free to continue. Whew! 

And actually the whole bit was more about the sexy Lyon, France marketing stunt gone wrong as opposed to physical assaults, so that surprised me.

But this is fucking appalling:

“There have been a few incidents lately where Uber drivers have harassed their female passengers

Uh, abductions DO NOT EQUAL “harassment,” right? Uber drivers “harass” women each and every day, right? But didn’t these allegations relate to something like kidnapping and false imprisonment? I think so. Minimize that all you want, Gannett Co Inc. Feel free. And also feel to take your Women’s Studies major and … whoops, calm blue ocean, calm blue ocean. Well, keep them coming, TBI. Keep them coming until your Virginia-based overseers ship your Page Street clubhouse on down to LA, reclaimed wood and all…]

NMA-TV’s Take on “Joe Paterno and Penn State’s Fall From Grace” is Surprisingly Poignant – A One-Minute Video

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Here it is, no dialogue:

I guess there are more than mountain lions roaming the hills of Nittany.

And here’s an earlier effort along the same vein, with JoePa as Pope. It has a nice stinger at the end.

Via Amazon.Com, a Book from 2001: “Touched – The Jerry Sandusky Story”

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Oh wow, man:

“Jerry Sandusky retired as defensive coordinator of the Penn State University football team following the 1999 season. He spent 32 years at Penn State, all as an assistant to legendary head coach Joe Paterno, including the last 23 as defensive coordinator.

Sandusky is the founder of The Second Mile, a charitable foundations that has touched the lives of more than 100,000 children.”

  • Paperback: 225 pages
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC (January 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582613575
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582613574
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 1.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

And, wait for it:

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought The Paterno Legacy.”

Now that’s a good question – what is the Paterno Legacy right about now?

San Francisco SlutWalk 2011 a Huge Success – Events Continue Today in the Mission District

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Steve Rhodes was on the scene today down at Dolores Park for SlutWalk 2011.


Via Steve Rhodes – click to expand

This one‘s new on me.

All the deets.

No means no 

Yes means yes 

Wherever we go 

However we dress!”

If You Think You’re Brave, Why Don’t You Open a Wine Shop Called “The Serial Grapist” in Sonoma County?

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Some guy up in Healdsburg just did that, he changed the name of his shop to “The Serial Grapist.



Needless to say, the name change didn’t go well.

Anyway, if you think you’re brave…

San Francisco’s 6th Annual WALK AGAINST RAPE is Coming Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Monday, March 14th, 2011


(You’d think they’d call this a march, but oh well.)

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Anyway, all the deets.

“Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Sexual violence touches all of our lives, Walk Against Rape is the chance to say NO! to sexual violence in our communities. March with us as we speak out against sexual violence and rape. Let’s make our voices and stories known. Silence is not golden!

Walk Against Rape is an opportunity for the communities of San Francisco to come together and raise awareness around sexual assault. Statistics show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 11 men will be raped in their lifetimes, and it is estimated that less than 20% or rapes are reported to the police. The silence and taboo around rape in our society cause survivors to feel isolated and unsupported. The goal of Walk Against Rape is to empower survivors, their friends, families and supporters, to break that silence by walking together on the streets against rape, and declare that San Francisco will not tolerate sexual violence.

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Walk Against Rape will be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2011. Walk Against Rape is a 3.5 mile walk starting at The Women’s Building at 10:00AM and culminating in a festival at 1:00PM at Potrero del Sol Park (“La Raza Park). Walkers will arrive in the park to find speakers, performances, vendors, the Clothesline Project on display, prizes for the highest fundraisers, several community organizations who will be offering information and resources, and food and drink. Walkers interested in participating can download a registration form and begin to collect donations from their friends and family. All proceeds will benefit San Francisco Women Against Rape.

SFWAR, San Francisco’s only community based rape crisis center, provides resources, support, advocacy and education to strengthen the work of all individuals, and communities in San Francisco that are responding to, healing from, and struggling to end sexual violence. At SFWAR, we believe that no single individual, organization, foundation, or business alone can stop the epidemic of sexual assault, but by responding as a whole community, we each bring our piece of the solution. We believe that education and community grassroots organizing are key tools to end sexual violence in our society.

Walk Against Rape aims to:
Raise awareness in San Francisco around issues of sexual violence.
Provide a space for survivors of sexual violence to heal and celebrate their survival.
Educate communities about the resources available in the aftermath of an assault.
Raise money for San Francisco’s only community based rape crisis center.
Create community around shared experiences of sexual violence so as to not isolate further the experience.
To make visible what has historically been silenced and invisible.

Hey, Who’s the Richest San Francisco Supervisor These Days? CitiReport Knows! It’s Like WikiLeaks, But Without the Rape

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Click on over to the newish CitiReport blog from Larry Bush and you’ll find out all kinds of stuff.

Like, who’s our richest Supe, for instance.

Well, you won’t be able to tell fur sure, but some of our Supes have checked the “Over $1,000,000″ boxes on disclosure forms and some of them haven’t. And, of course, some assets have concomitant debt ‘n stuff…

But you do the math, kids. I’ll get you started:

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Oscar and Johnny of San Jose Need to Contact the SFPD About This Rape Allegation

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Just saying. The dragnet is closing in, it would appear…

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San Francisco Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman at approximately 3:30am on August 7, 2010.

The 25 year old victim was standing at Van Ness and California at 3:30am on August 7, 2010, when she was approached by three men driving in a black VW Golf, hatchback-style vehicle. The victim agreed to a ride with the suspects, back to her hotel in the South of Market area. As the victim attempted to get out of the vehicle, one of the men pulled her back in the car as the driver sped off. The victim was dragged for a short distance, driven to a remote area near Cesar Chavez and the 101 Freeway and sexually assaulted. The victim suffered injuries to her feet, legs and neck. She was treated for her injuries and released. 

The three suspects told the victim that they were from San Jose and were celebrating one of the men’s 18th birthday.

The victim was able to assist in creating a sketch for two of the suspects. They are described as:

1. “Oscar“, Hispanic male, 18-25 yrs., 5’6”, 145 lbs., wearing dark baseball hat, black “Ed Hardy” shirt with lettering across neck.

2. “Johnny“, HM, 5’7”, 150 lbs., dark fade-like haircut, wearing olive green buttoned shirt

3. Unknown, HM, 21-22, heavy set, with dark wavy hair (driver of vehicle)

Vehicle description:

2002-2005, BLACK, VW Golf, 4-dr., hatchback.

Police are seeking assistance from the public, who may be able to identify these suspects or who may have information regarding this incident. Police encourage anyone who believes that they have been the victim of a sexual assault to report it to the police or respond to the San Francisco Rape Treatment Center located at San Francisco General Hospital as soon as possible. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sexual Assault Unit, Inspector Sidney Laws or Lt. Dan Leydon at 553-1361.

Senator Leland Yee Addresses Richmond High Rape Case With a Must Report Law

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Last year’s rape case at Richmond High School in the City of Richmond, CA is getting some attention from the solons of Sacramento.

Item 1: Senator Leland Yee doesn’t cotton to the idea of people just standing around when 16-year-olds get raped, so he authored Senate Bill 840. It requires:

“individuals who reasonably believe that they have witnessed a murder, rape or lewd or lascivious act with a child under the age of 18 years to notify law enforcement officials.”  

Basically, SB840 would update the David Cash Jr. Law, aka the Sherrie Iverson Child Victim Protection Act that was authored by former Senator, current Assemblyman, and future Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. Tom’s law already covers victims aged up to 14 years – Leland’s proposed law would add in victims aged 15 through 18. 

The California Senate’s Assistant President pro Tempore at the helm in Sacramento:

Here’s a brief rundown on non-Samaritan poster-boy David Cash, from Wiki’s entry on murderer Jerry Strohmeyer:

“Sherrice Iverson’s mother demanded that David Cash, Jr., be charged as an accessory, but authorities stated there was not enough evidence connecting him to the actual crime, and Cash was never prosecuted for any offense related to the murder. In the weeks following Strohmeyer’s arrest, Cash told the Los Angeles Timesthat he did not dwell on the murder of Sherrice Iverson. “I’m not going to get upset over somebody else’s life. I just worry about myself first. I’m not going to lose sleep over somebody else’s problems.” He also told the newspaper that the publicity surrounding the case had made it easier for him to “score with women.” Cash also told the Long Beach Press-Telegram: “I’m no idiot … I’ll get my money out of this.”

So that’s Item 1.

Item 2: Assemblyman Pedro Nava has authored AB 984, which would cover victims of any age.

So, those are California’s proposed witness crime reporting bills of 2010, so far.

Here’s Senator Yee’s release from this morning, after the jump