Please, everyone, go read the breathtaking comment by “alabamian.” (And Conrad, that means you, too.) Read it and compare it to the comment to which he’s responding, and tell me who you believe really understands what happened in Alabama. Read it and tell me which assessment is more fair, more compassionate and more humane. And more knowledgeable. Read it and don’t tell me anything at all –but just read it.
Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.