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I am going to start this post with a big fat trigger warning: incest, sexual abuse of children, adults in positions of power revictimizing survivors of sexual abuse, victim-blaming, gaslighting.  This is a post about some seriously sick and fucked up shit.

The story about the oldest son in the Duggar family of (former) hit TV show 19 Kids and Counting, having molested several of his very young sisters, as well as at least one non-relative, is old news by now.  (Story here if you aren’t familiar with it.  Trigger warnings abound.)

There are any number of angles I could take on this story: how the adults who should have been protecting those little girls, instead circled the wagons to protect the family’s reputation; the social, religious, and political connections that may have been leveraged to keep this quiet as long as it was; the possibility that the TV station was aware (at least of rumours) of some of this and just kept the show going for years; Josh’s gross fauxpology;  the rampant prevalence of sexual abuse of girls and women in Dominionist and Quiverfull sects;  the way Christians are acting like the Duggars are being persecuted; the claim Christians make that an alleged human sacrifice 2000 years ago makes everything OK now; the Christian emphasis on forgiveness and turning the other cheek, that is so easily and often used to silence victims and empower abusers.

I want to talk about those little girls.  Michelle Duggar (their mom) says they received counselling.  She didn’t give specifics, but considering that actual licensed therapists are mandatory reporters, and mandatory reports were not made, we can assume the counselling was of a less-formal variety.  It so happens that the organization that is the source of many of the Duggars’ beliefs, and produces much of their home-school curriculum, the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP), has a lesson plan for counselling survivors of sexual abuse.  It is horrifying. Nearly every point victim-blames and/or displays callous disregard for the survivor’s pain. Image of the document after the break.

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Fiona’s superpower is that she can liquefy her bones to adapt to any human surface.

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Chair dancing, head bopping, and of course the”air-brass” solo. :)  Late in the Evening is a Paul Simon tune I grew up rocking out too.  So now you can too.

 

It wouldn’t work though, there is just too much grit in the show and the source material. Although, if animated we would have much more dragon time in the series, and more dragon-time is never a bad thing.

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Well that is a sticky wicket if I’ve heard of one. :)  I’ll post the answer video as well, but see if you know before you watch the second part (No peeking!).

And the spoiler…

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Don’t let someone who “leet speaks” onto your computer. Ever.

I’m such a non-fan of passwords.  Keeping track of all that shite is tedious.  So here I am doing my best when along comes the CBC to make life even more difficult.

“If your password is on the list below you had better change it.

Among the 25 most common passwords among 3.3 million that were leaked online last year, the top two were once again “123456” and “password,” according to a company that provides password management software.”

Based on its analysis, SplashData recommends that when crafting your password:

  • Don’t use keyboard patterns e.g. “qwertyuiop” from the top row of letters
  • Don’t use a favourite sport – baseball and football were both in the Top 10, with hockey, soccer and golf in the Top 100.
  • Don’t use your birthday or birth year. People in their early 20s seemed to be especially guilty of this, with the years 1989 to 1992 all in the top 100.
  • Don’t use common names – michael, jennifer, thomas, jordan, hunter, michelle, charlie, andrew and daniel were all in the Top 50.

Here’s the entire list:

  1. 123456

  2. password

  3. 12345

  4. 12345678

  5. qwerty

  6. 1234567890

  7. 1234 

  8. baseball

  9. dragon 

  10. football

  11. 1234567 

  12. monkey 

  13. letmein 

  14. abc123 

  15. 111111 

  16. mustang

  17. access 

  18. shadow

  19. master 

  20. michael

  21. superman 

  22. 696969 

  23. 123123 

  24. batman 

  25. trustno1

So there you go, now out and make yourself and your accounts more secure and less accessible to yourself. You are welcome.

[Source:cbc.ca]

Another great strip from Tatsusya Ishida.

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