Instead, I'll flag up this Iowa legal decision, which is both utterly despicable and in danger of being drowned out in all the - utterly justified - fury over white Floridans new-found ability to shoot dead any black guy they decide they don't like the look of.
The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair... The court said such firings do not count as illegal sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender.Quite the legal minds the Hawkeyes have founds themselves lumbered with. Nothing could be less deserving of the term "sex discrimination" than discriminating based on who one wants to have sex with, obviously. Just like how if you feel that all young black men are probably criminal, well, that's not about race, is it? Just feelings.
It's not just the stupidity that bothers me here, but the cowardice. When the most powerful judicial authorities in the state - all of them male, obviously - wants to cite the old legal precedent of "If I'm a misogynist, how come I love pussy so much?", they should at least have the balls to come right out and say it. It's not like they don't have testicles to spare, after all.
Oh, and for bonus gender nonsense; take it away, Texas!
According to Jessica Luther, a freelance writer and pro-choice activist who has been coordinating much of the push-back to the proposed abortion restrictions over the past few weeks, Senate officials are confiscating any objects they believe may cause a similar disruption in the gallery during Friday’s vote. Protesters aren’t allowed to carry water bottles or even feminine hygiene products, just in case they might throw them at lawmakers:Still permitted in the gallery: guns.