It’s a shame that Fry’s seems to be the only place one can still find a staggering selection of Blu-rays these days, but the good news is that, starting today through next Friday, they’re having a massive storewide sale with serious deals on lots of titles (including this one).
Anonymous lays out their reasoning for identifying both the criminals and the criminally negligent:
Only half of this case is about those four teenage boys and the alleged rape. The real guilty parties here are the adults that violated Rehtaeh. I would like to see those boys punished for what they did because I think it sets a terrible example for the other young men in Nova Scotia, but almost even more I would like to see the police and the school system pay for what they did to that girl. They had a responsibility to be there for her, to protect her, and to relieve her torment. They failed at every turn to help her.
Full interview at VICE
Amusing stuff on “code-switching” and even more amusing examples:
Linguists would probably quibble with our definition. (The term arose in linguistics specifically to refer to mixing languages and speech patterns in conversation.) But we’re looking at code-switching a little more broadly: many of us subtly, reflexively change the way we express ourselves all the time. We’re hop-scotching between different cultural and linguistic spaces and different parts of our own identities — sometimes within a single interaction.