This is mansplaining.
Sleepy froggie on Flickr.
From a recent visit to the California Academy of Sciences with my mom.
"There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy. Get these things out in the open, describe them, attack them, ridicule them in the press, and sooner or later public opinion will sweep them away. Publicity may not be the only thing that is needed, but it is the one thing without which all other agencies will fail."
Joseph Pulitzer, quoted by Alleyne Ireland, An Adventure with a Genius: Recollections of Joseph Pulitzer, p 115.
Free Speech by XKCD.
The img title is equally important:
I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.
As a paying, card-carrying member of the ACLU, I say this: I dig it.
The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco / open to pedestrian traffic only, during its opening in May 1937 (top) and on its 50th anniversary in May 1987 (bottom).
In 1987, the weight of the 300,000 people that crossed the bridge caused it to sag by 5 feet.
My dad and I were watching it live on TV and he had to assure me that the bridge wouldn’t break or collapse.