April 2, 1988. The day before Easter Sunday. A naked man with a dog collar around his neck leaps from the second-story window of a house in Kansas City's Hyde Park neighborhood. A neighbor finds the man crouched on his porch and calls 911.
It's one thing to walk through a haunted maze on Halloween and have people in costumes jump out and startle you. But if you want to really take your scary activities to another level you can spend the night in one of these places that are believed to actually be haunted.
Trans bodies are not costumes. Our identities are not masks we can take on and off freely. Whether we express this outwardly or only on the inside, it does not change the people we've always known we are.
No mom snuggles up to her toddler for a cosy bedtime read, with a book in which the protagonists' mother is shot and killed just one page into the narrative. Surely.
When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including cissexism.
If legal systems change and recognize the fact that animals can be murdered, we can expect that crimes that count as murder will be punished accordingly, other than by shame. And, perhaps, someday I'll be able to tell some inquisitive "annoying" kid that animals can indeed be murdered.
Inspired by Susan Griffin's book - The Private Life of War THE BACKGROUND YOU ARE MOST AWARE OF - 11 YEARS OF WAR IN SIERRA LEONE: Birth. I choose to...
Today I sit and wonder what is going on in this world, as healers and heroes are being murdered in cold blood? What does it mean about humanity wh...
It's not only about people being afraid of losing their right to own a gun, but it's about fearing an imagined, calamitous revolution of change that spooks the heck out of many people.
Should two brothers who were convicted of a horrific murderous crime spree be tried in court together and sentenced to death in one combined sentencing hearing? Alternatively, does justice mandate erecting a wall between their two cases and holding separate individualized hearings?
Bombing a hospital, especially with deliberate intent -- apparently at the behest of the Afghan government, which has hated the hospital for treating the injured regardless what side they're on -- is depraved and utterly reckless.
This weekend sent my mind into a whirlwind of both fond memories and melancholy. Twenty years ago, Los Angeles held it's breath bracing for riots, dissent and hostility to bubble up.
Obama didn't single out Congressional Republicans as the prime culprits, but it was strongly implied that he meant them in the congressional genuflection to the NRA. Clinton, however, did finger Republicans as the culprits and vowed to go after the GOP if elected. Clinton and Obama are right, but both left this out in their targets. In 2010, 53 Democrats took tens of thousands in campaign cash from the NRA.
In a press conference covering the brutal mass murders at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Sheriff John Hanlin defiantly refused to mention the name of the perpetrator, Chris Harper Mercer, and encouraged the media to do the same. The media should reject the Sheriff's request.
Eric Harris. Dylan Klebold, Adam Lanza. James Holmes. They're famous. Google their names and instantly retrieve pages of references, links, and related articles. Their victims don't have the same prominence. They're dead and gone.