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Lego bricks are great for building toy houses, but one company has taken things a step further by modelling a new “smart brick” on the toy. The brainchild of Kite Bricks, Smart Bricks look almost exactly like large-scale Lego bricks, with raised knobs along the top that slot into grooves in the bottom of other bricks which allow them to snap together. The bricks are made from high-strength concrete, held in place by adhesive rather than mortar, and reinforced by steel bars if necessary. Currently in the prototype phase, Kite Bricks is working on launching the product officially, but the group has ambitious plans for the concept.
Why aren’t we doing this in all 50 states??
moving to Iowa
Why not have women take the course also? Not just men commit rape, you know. It may not be as prevalent (woman on male sexual assault), but it does happen. I just don’t understand how this will help stop rape…? It’s not like a man is programmed to rape people, nor is a woman. But when someone makes bad choices and decides to break the law, a whole gender/sex should not be blamed for their actions. This is equivalent to saying all Muslims are terrorists, or all Germans are Nazis, and so on.
Requiring all males? What if the females were required to take a course, tumblr would be outraged.
Wow Becky’s parents win the worst parents award.
In April last year, Kent’s Kirsty Sowden - a former John Lewis shop assistant - was jailed for just 14 months after crying rape over a fully consensual encounter with a man she’d met online. He was arrested at his workplace in front of colleagues and detained in a cell, wasting 376 hours of police time and costing £14,000.
In May 2012, 20 year-old Hanna Byron was spared jail after falsely accusing her ex-boyfriend of rape in revenge for breaking up with her.
In August, Sheffield’s Emma Saxon was jailed for making a second false rape allegation against her boyfriend, Martin Blood. He was held in police custody for 14 hours and subjected to an intrusive medical examination - all because he’d stood her up.
Meanwhile, Teesside’s Joanne Buckley was jailed for three years in September after stabbing a man because he refused to have sex with her - then threatening to cry rape if he went to hospital for treatment.
These cases - and the many, many more like them - are exactly why men deserve protecting by the law as much as women.
Tellingly, my opinion is shared by the majority of Britain. In 2010, a poll conducted by MailOnline showed that 67 per cent of readers want pre-conviction anonymity for rape defendants, as opposed to 33 per cent who don’t.
Originally, the law agreed. In 1976, the Labour government introduced rape trial anonymity for both the alleged victim and the accused. It operated this way until 1988, when guidelines were relaxed to help police investigations.
At the time, the media was far less powerful, less global, less permanent than it is today. There was no internet, no slew of gossip magazines, no mobile phones with cameras, no social networking sites.
Police techniques and technology were also less refined, so a lack of anonymity helped them.
Now, things are different. Dramatically so. And - once again - the law should change to reflect this.
Why? Because a not guilty verdict is no longer enough to repair the planet-sized crater of damage caused by weeks of daily headlines across the globe.
Feminists like Julie Bindel disagree. She seems to believes that men deserve the stain of rape stigma, guilty or not, simply because they are male. In fact, she once said being falsely accused wasn’t so bad. ‘A fair number of celebrities have been accused of rape in the past and do not seem to have suffered longer term,’ she incredulously wrote in The Guardian. ‘To say that an accusation ruins lives is perhaps a sweeping generalisation.’
Perhaps she should speak to Peter Bacon. In 2009, he was cleared by a jury in just 40 minutes after being falsely accused of rape by a woman he met through a one-night stand. Although he was totally exonerated, the incident was so traumatic that he changed his name and left the country. His life was utterly destroyed.
Meanwhile, the accuser kept her anonymity - and, for all we know, went on to accuse others. Where’s the fairness in that?