Net nuggets No 8
* Surely in litiguous America someone could sue to free a captive 16-year-old boy? Zach has been forced by his parents into a camp to "turn" him from gay to straight. Read the details - female inmates are forced to shave their underarms and legs twice a week. It is hard to think of a worse case of psychological child abuse.
* In Britain, liberty is being attacked by a "religious hatred" bill that will provide one particular set of beliefs with an astonishing degree of protection from criticism. (Replace "religion" with "communism" and see what you think ... what's the difference?) Ephems of BLB sets out the issue.
* There was a lot more to Helen Keller than her work with the blind, yet memories of her have become one-dimensional, a fate she shares with many other famous women, this article argues.
* It is very US-orientated, but then we are all "publishing" in the US, so this Legal Guide for Bloggers is well worth a read.