Wednesday, 11 August 2004

What he said

Alex Knapp on prison rape jokes:

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I don't care what the context or who it is--prison rape is no laughing matter. This is especially true in the case of a person who, although a scumbag, has not been proved to be a murderer in a court of law.

Prisons are nasty, brutal places, and dehumanize all parties involved. I don't know that there's a viable alternative to prison--especially for hardcore violent offenders, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to figure one out. Jokes about prison life don't really make matters better, and the overall feeling that prisoners somehow "deserve" what they get (even though non-violent offenders are the most common victims) is nothing short of disgusting.

And on an unrelated note, the new site design at Heretical Ideas looks great! Kind of a Scott McCloud look. I don't care for the way the links change fonts when I mouse over them, though.

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On some screens, especially laptop screens, it’s hard to tell where a non-underlined link is. So I have it go bold on the CSS in mouseover. Thanks for the compliments on the site, though!

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