“Legal” doesn’t make it not terrorism and murder. We should stop drawing a line between “state sanctioned” massacres and Pulse or Sandy Hook (which are state sanctioned by dint of having a Congress in the NRA’s pocket).
It particularly hurts LGBTQ LATIN@ people. Erasing the fact that the majority of the victims at Pulse were not just queer but also POC is part of the problem!
Why? Why not call the state murderers? Why is it so sacrosanct to speak about state-sanctioned mass killings of POC as if they’re NOT horrific murders? It’s terrorism, it’s murder, and we should call it what it is.
It’s not removing anything from this event to call it the largest single-shooter massacre, or the largest massacre in modern US history (which is what some outlets are using instead of “biggest ever”). It’s providing a historical context of violence and oppression that Pulse is the most recent expression of. They’re… Read more
The difference between “best movie ever” and “worst mass shooting in history” is the impact that those statements have. One is marketing and pop culture hyperbole, one is journalists trying to convey information to the public. If every new tragedy is the worst tragedy in history, we’re allowed to believe it will never… Read more
I in no way want to detract from the absolute horror of this event...but it is not the biggest mass shooting in US history. It’s not. Saying it is erases events like Wounded Knee and countless other examples of (almost exclusively) POC being massacred, usually with the tacit permission if not active participation of… Read more
Can’t. Tell. If. Serious.
Ladies with big feet, unite. ;)
Ladies with big feet, unite. ;)
Shit you not, I got these for Christmas the year before last. Wear them every day (between 3-5 miles walking daily) from December to February, and you can barely tell I’ve worn them at all. LLBean has an AMAZING customer service team and a 100% guarantee on their products. Replaced a jacket lining no questions when… Read more
Shit you not, I got these for Christmas the year before last. Wear them every day (between 3-5 miles walking daily)…
I’ll admit it could also be because I wear size 10 shoes (women’s) and honestly should know better than to buy utility shoes in women’s sizes. I’ve always had better luck with men’s winter boots, riding boots, etc. I feel like a lot of companies don’t scale women’s shoes appropriately at those sizes and they fall… Read more
I’ll admit it could also be because I wear size 10 shoes (women’s) and honestly should know better than to buy…
...ish? I bought them off the website direct from Sorel and unfortunately the pair I’d bought were sold out in my size, so they had to go with a different model, which was $40 cheaper. Terrible customer service experience all around.
...ish? I bought them off the website direct from Sorel and unfortunately the pair I’d bought were sold out in my…
I’ve had three pairs of Sorels go south on me in like...six months. Every single one of them, the seaming between two pieces of rubber came undone and my feet were soaked and freezing. The quality on those is a complete crapshoot.
I’ve had three pairs of Sorels go south on me in like...six months. Every single one of them, the seaming between…
I wonder if/how something similar could be instituted at places like Miami University that profited off of exploitative relationships with Native tribes? They’ve been doing a lot of research about the contracts and treaties the tribe signed, shouldn’t be that difficult to calculate and create an endowment.
I wrote editorial pieces for a little site called Gawker Media for free. I didn’t think of it that way at first, I was just putting stuff on sub-blogs that occasionally would get mainpaged. But after a while I realized I was using that experience to hone some languishing skills and learn the difference between writing… Read more