Wow. What an astonishing and deeply disturbing post about the way Indian authorities humiliate and violate victims during their rape "investigations." There's some sort of synergy in the news this week around women's rights issues. Between that Human Rights Watch Report and the Times story about Afghan girls made by their families to masquerade as boys because girls are nearly worthless, and the Washington Post story about the plight of Iraqi children of moms raped by al-Qaeda, and the Time story about newborns in India getting no medical care because their moms are considered unclean after birth ...
After all that, all I want to do today is cry.
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Alabama’s Insane New Abortion Law Gives Fetuses Lawyers and Puts Teenage Girls on Trial
Tattoo Parlors Have Become a Great Investment
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
Big Problems With the Secret Service Were Reported Last Year. Nobody Cared.
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
Beautiful, sexy, and fascinatingly mean.