Tag Archives: violence

Michelle Obama on gun violence, opportunity and possibility

Tweet If you thought you couldn’t love Michelle Obama more, listen to her choke back tears as she says important things about gun violence to an audience in Chicago. Exhibit of awesomeness a) “Resources matter, what it takes to build strong successful young people isn’t genetics, pedigree or good luck — it’s opportunity.” and b) [...]
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How inner city gun violence is a gendered issue

Tweet 2013, following the trend set in the latter half of last year, has been the year of the glock. Everybody, and their mama, is talking about gun violence and gun control laws. Guns, guns, guns. I think it’s safe to say that we’ve been hearing about gun violence in two extremely different contexts. On [...]
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Quentin Tarantino is trolling you and “Django Unchained” is awesome for what it is

TweetIf you found yourself upset about the new movie “Django Unchained,” your first mistake was probably listening to anything Quentin Tarantino said about his new film before it premiered. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Tarantino claimed his new movie “Django” is more authentic than the classic miniseries Roots and I’m here to tell you that Tarantino [...]
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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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