I’m musing about a post, but I haven’t had 5 free minutes to sit and compose it. It’s centered around two things; one is a discussion I had with Gerry about the use of the word “rape” when referring to the forced transvaginal ultrasound hoo-ha, and the other is this quote from Rachel Maddow while she was being interviewed on Fresh Air:
“People who disagree on important issues don’t agree on the facts,” she says. “It used to be that we disagreed over the basic facts we were fighting over, and we had different opinions about them. Now I think we accept different sources of authority. … And people can establish credibility on their own say-so as long as nobody follows the trail and calls them out on it.”
Give me a few days to collate my thinking about this, but in the meantime, if you have any comments or avenues of thought you’d like me to pursue, please say so. I would appreciate any input anyone would care to give.