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  •  Oh yes, the right loves using "data" to label (7+ / 0-)

    one demographic category of people "bad" and another category "good" - and conveniently the bad are always the same baddy bads and the goods are always the same goody goods as ever in the wingnut cosmology.

    Since crime stats do not favor males, they have to be spun to make females "bad" just like that evil Eve (who, ahem, invented adulthood by choosing knowledge and responsibility over ignorance and dependence), and who therefore deserve punishment and lower status just in general, trah-lah.

    But out here in Reality, that kind of data makes no damn difference.  There are brutal people and there are brutalized people and they cut across every demographic imaginable.  We need to stop the first group and help the second group regardless of demographics.  

    Data can be useful if it shows unmet needs or shows which programs/approaches are more effective than others, but beyond that - mmmmm, not so much if you value the individual more than the talking point.  

    "Injustice wears ever the same harsh face wherever it shows itself." - Ralph Ellison

    by KateCrashes on Sat Jul 19, 2014 at 06:12:49 PM PDT

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