How has the world changed since you were born?
Compare and contrast here.
Jennifer Schneider of Super Scholar writes:
William Shakespeare would have turned 451 this year, but his works still echo through time. His archetypes are still found in contemporary plays, like “She’s the Man” or “Lion King”. He not only wrote around 850,000 words, but he invented more than 171,000 and he’s used more words than most modern rappers.
A few headline figures from the Rape Crisis Network Ireland’s National Rape Crisis Statistics report 2014 – released today.
Funding for the RCNI ended ten weeks ago.
Towards the end of the report, the RCNI says:
“The data collection system used to collect the experience of survivors, supporters and communities in this report and all RCNI research reports has been defunded by the Irish State since April 2015. Without immediate intervention this unique resource which provides a solid evidence base for reducing levels of sexual violence will no longer be available.
This resource cannot be replicated by the State given the level of non-disclosure of sexual violence. The impact of this government decision will be that survivors who have been made visible to the State through this resource will become invisible again.
Losing this resource means creating an avoidable gap in our understanding of sexual violence where already we struggle with silences and lack of data. This loss will negatively impact attempts to reduce levels of violence in our society.”
There you go now.
Brian Gallwey at Dublin City Council’s Homeless Executive writes:
Thank you to all who took part in the Spring 2015 Rough Sleeping Count across the Dublin Region. The success of each count is reliant on volunteers helping out on the night.
The Spring 2015 Rough Sleeping Count identified a minimum of 105 persons sleeping rough across the Dublin region on the night of April 14 into the morning of April 15 The next count is scheduled to take place in early November 2015 [Details at link below]….
Thanks John Gallen
Nothing you didn’t already know.
The internet – it’s largely upbeat, apparently.
(Hat tip: Paul Looby)
Or unfair statistical analysis (see comments).
The number of burglaries reported in Tallaght is large compared with the number of reports in the rest of the State, with 922 offences investigated by gardaí in the area last year.
That figure was almost 50 per cent higher than the second-worst affected area of Blanchardstown, where 628 burglary offences were recorded.
And it was close to three times the number of burglary offences recorded in Waterford station, which, at 377, was the third-highest nationally last year.
Take that, the Blanch.
(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)