A man beats a 16-year-old girl over who was 1st in line

What kind of man would beat a 16-year-old girl, just to get ahead in a fast food line? ...more

Reflections on Mama Saartjie, The Saartjie Project Performance, and My Womanline

Reflections on Mama Saartjie, The Saartjie Project Performance, and My Womanline by Ananda Leeke Copyright 2008 by Madelyn C. Leeke. Excerpt from That Which Awakens Me: A Woman's Poetic Memoir (IUniverse, Inc. - December 2008) ...more

“School district to let teachers bring guns.”

Yeah, you read right. In the Daily Briefing Column on the inside front cover of the Boston Globe yesterday (8/16) this chilling headline was the lead:  (Texas) “School district to let teachers bring guns.” ...more

Honor. Really?

I will admit it: I occasionally read the gossip column, and I peruse gossip magazines at the supermarket and any waiting room that I am, well, waiting in. If it’s about people’s lives, then I’m interested. ...more

You have to wonder if the doors stay closed because no one is listening when they are opened. ...more

Energy Drinks Encourage Young People To Party Like A Rockstar (But Not Everyone Has Ozzy Osbourne's Constitution)

A new study has linked the consumption of energy drinks to risky and aggressive "toxic jock" behavior amongst young adults. ...more

Lone Travel in Latin America, or, How I Beat My Fears to a Pulp

I do so love adventure - it's the best thing that's ever happened to me - and, after reading ...more

Are Video Games Becoming Too Violent?

Today the video game Grand Theft Auto IV featuring Niko Bellic who commits wanton acts of violence is on sale. People are lining up to buy it for $59.99 or mugging shoppers just to get a copy--see the end this post for details. The new game is expected to be one of the biggest sellers in gaming history. This is not news I want to hear. ...more

YouTube and Videotaped Violence

Should YouTube and other online video sites be held more accountable for the increase in fights being posted on their sites? After that horrible incident in Florida a few weeks ago of several girls luring another girl to a house so they could beat her up, videotape the incident and then post it on YouTube, there have been many discussions about whether YouTube bears any responsibility for monitoring what's posted on their site more closely. ...more

Hi Nikoli,

I'm not blaming YouTube for stupid girls getting into fights and posting the ...more

The Key To Preventing Rape: Our Sons

Do you ever notice that when you talk about rape or abuse or sexual assault, people come out in droves to tell you that they’ve been through something similar? And no one is surprised. And why should they be? We’ve all heard the statistics. 1 in 6 women (and 1 in 33 men) will be sexually assaulted. 60% are not reported to the police. Every 2 minutes, someone in the US is sexually assaulted. Approximately 73% of rape victims know their assailants. ...more

I am so glad that someone has the dare I say, "balls" to blog about this. more

What is Happening to our Kids? Increasing Violence Among Young Women

Disclaimer: I don't have children. And quite frankly, after the past year of watching various news reports about increasing violence among kids, I am unsure whether I will ever have them. Don't get me wrong - I don't think that all kids are evil - actually, I don't blame the kids. I blame the parents. As a self-absorbed metalhead black militant who loves to partaay, I sometimes wonder if I have the goods to bring a child into this miserable world. ...more

In pop music, video games, movies and television programs. I think we forget that a lot of ...more