Siretha White was celebrating her 11th birthday at her aunt’s house on the South Side of Chicago when a bullet tore through the window killing her instantly. Her uncle, Dwight Stevenson, said, “It’s a shame that people are shooting at houses.” Siretha was the second youngster to die from gunfire in the South Side neighborhood this month. Starkesia Reed, 14, was killed on March 3 when a stray bullet from an assault weapon came through the window of her family’s house. “This ain’t right. This has got to stop,” said Siretha Woods, the victim’s mom. Sidebar: What information do you immediately gather from the names of the victims?
Raping the Willing?
An 18-year old man alleged he was raped by a 24-year old man in London’s Pleasuredome in Cornwall Road, Waterloo. Pleasuredome advertises itself as London’s best sauna for gay and bisexual men and is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The venue boasts dark rooms, mazes, saunas and steam rooms. It was somewhere in the facility that the teen claims he was accosted, pinned-down and raped. The building is monitored by close-circuit TV which assisted in capturing the alleged assailant that was still inside. No charges have been filed as yet.
Genes, Hormones, Nature, Nurture – Who the heck knows?
60-Minutes is airing an interesting show that details scientific research which now includes identical and fraternal twins and the argument of nature vs. nurture - what makes folks gay? This study may baffle even the staunchest conservative homophobe. Rather than say too much about it, I’ve posted the story as the first comment in our Comments section today. It’s an extremely interesting read.
Maybe it’s you? Yesterday’s story about the 71-year old teacher who had a sex change and returned to teaching detailed how changes in sexual orientation – even gender identity - can happen later in life. If your spouse/partner suddenly approached you and said they believed their sexual orientation changed, would you feel you influenced their decision? Could you remain friends following such an announcement – assuming the announcement was that of sexual orientation, rather than infidelity? Would you ask your spouse/partner to give you more time to change their mind?
Keep passin’ the open windows…