Posts Tagged terror

Tim Wise on terrorism, privilege, and understanding the power of whiteness

Ed. note: This is a guest post by Juliana Britto Schwartz. By day, Juliana is a student at University of California, Santa Cruz. By night, she is a Latina feminist blogger at Julianabritto.com, where she writes about reproductive health justice, immigration, and feminist movements in Latin America.

In the wake of the Boston bombing and in the midst of a manhunt, we are harshly reminded that though bombs do not discriminate against race and gender, people do. We’ve already heard what we know now to be false reports that a “dark-skinned man” was behind the crime, and stories of a Saudi man being taken into custody in spite of being a victim, and not the perpetrator of the act. Brown ...

Ed. note: This is a guest post by Juliana Britto Schwartz. By day, Juliana is a student at University of California, Santa Cruz. By night, she is a Latina feminist blogger at Julianabritto.com, where she writes about reproductive health ...

Media overlooks lesbian heroes in Norway shooting

If a married lesbian couple saves 40 teens in Norway and no one covers it, did it really happen?

This is the question posed over at Talk About Equality, which presents the under reported story of a married lesbian couple who rescued 40 teenagers during and after the Norway shooting last month by transporting them by boat from the island to the mainland.

The blog gives this account (translated from the Finnish capital city’s largest daily newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat):

Hege Dalen and her spouse, Toril Hansen were near Utöyan having dinner on the opposite shore across from the ill-fated campsite, when they began to hear gunfire and screaming on the island.

“We were eating. Then shooting and then the awful screaming. ...

If a married lesbian couple saves 40 teens in Norway and no one covers it, did it really happen?

This is the question posed over at Talk About Equality, which presents the under reported story ...