You must have a heart of stone

If you don’t find this funny:

An Italian woman artist who was hitch-hiking to the Middle East dressed as a bride to promote world peace has been found murdered in Turkey. The naked body of Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo, 33, known as Pippa Bacca, was found in bushes near the northern city of Gebze on Friday. She had said she wanted to show that she could put her trust in the kindness of local people.

It’s seldom pretty when utopianism collides head-on with the vagaries of human nature. One way or another, it usually seems to end in bloodshed. While one might well harbor doubts about the deceased’s judgment, one must also credit the scientific spirit that led her to put her hypothesis to the test. I should be very interested to know if any utopian idealists plan to replicate this empirical experiment in the essential goodness of Man.

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I’m telling!

Feminists are always metaphorically running to Mommy one way or another:

I usually delete crappy, sexist comments like that, but my trigger finger is itching to publish this asshole’s email and IP address. That isn’t something I’ve ever done, because I don’t believe in putting peoples’ personal information out on the internet just because I disagree with them, no matter how vile their views.

Amynda concurs: Publish the information. I think you relinquish your right to me keeping information you gave me private when you threaten me physically, which is the implication of his comment.

Very well, my dear feminists. You have made your wishes quite clear. Henceforth, every threat, implied or explicit, emailed to me by a feminist shall be published complete with all the private information that I have hitherto refrained from releasing. Because we’re all equal, right?