Tag Archives: violence

The Wednesday Weigh-In: How are we doing in the aftermath of Sandy Hook?

TweetToday’s post is technically more of a check-in than a weigh-in. But I hope in light of recent events you’ll forgive my semantic oversight. We’ve covered the Sandy Hook shooting with heavy hearts. Today, the Daily Beast and others are pointing out that our responses to the shooting have been gendered. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh-In: Trigger Warning Edition

TweetEveryone go read Roxane Gay’s piece about trigger warnings and the illusion of safety: There are things that rip my skin open and reveal what lies beneath but I don’t believe in trigger warnings. I don’t believe people can be protected from their histories. I don’t believe it is at all possible to anticipate the [...]
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Are men more violent?

TweetThe gruesome and violent tragedy in Colorado last week put some noticeable strains on the national psyche. Interestingly, many facts were clear early on: a young, white man planned and perpetrated a shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, CO during the screening of a summer blockbuster. The violence appears to have been both premeditated [...]
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Youth dating violence impacting even younger teens

TweetOver a decade ago we learned it was young people (age 16-24) that endured the highest rates of dating violence which catapulted a variety of programs in an effort to decrease the disastrous rates with which young people were experiencing intimate partner violence. Ten years later it appears little has changed. The Center for Disease Control found [...]
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CLPP 2012: Colonized Spaces, Criminalized Bodies

Tweet  At this year’s Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program Conference, “From Abortion Rights to Social Justice” at Hampshire College  I attended a really engaging workshop that addressed the vital intersections created by the ongoing legacies of colonialism. The aim was to address the impacts of aggressive over-policing of communities of color and criminalization of poor people, [...]
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