Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A Very Sad Day

I am very, very sad today after having just learned that Ms. Britton has been found hanged in her home. She allegedly committed suicide.

From this* article:

"Her death underscores an important question: Was the public benefited at all by the resources spent on her arrest and prosecution?" her attorney, Christopher Flohr, wrote in a statement. "As we ponder the apparent senselessness of her passing, we must openly wonder about the purpose, necessity and utility of a criminal justice system that seeks to punish a person rather than to heal them."

I am so sad.

Brandi, may your death not have been in vain. May we wake up and understand that persecution of women for sexual autonomy is a travesty.

*Link to story Former professor's tumultuous life ends with suicide: http://www.scapa-lv.org/news.htm

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Eleven Minutes

I just began reading a fab little book by Paulo Coelho called Eleven Minutes. I think I am going to love this little adventure!