Life at № 42
“Recently there was much outrage over the alleged anti-homosexuality law in Uganda, but if you read the actual law it was speaking of forced sexual contact with minors with the intent to give them aids.” (Insanitybytes)
“I’m all for putting our thoughts out there. On any topic. I don’t feel I need to be an expert. But I do like to take a little time to verify most of my assumptions with some casual googles. I even take time to verify what I’ve read other people say by looking for evidence – if I can find an original source it’s best, but any kind of academic publication or even a reputable media source or two, just to make sure I’m not simply making things up.”
Well worth a read, but before you go here’s the link I’m talking about as mentioned in the 2006 Alden & Parker study (available in its entirety online for free here):
My contention was and is, that the hostile environment created by anti-gay rhetoric is a precursor to violence and hate crimes, and the evidence clearly supports that whether we’re talking about Uganda, Russia, France or any other country.