nonstopera
nonstopera
nonstopera
Apr 13 2014
8

You have no idea what the victims felt about Israel and Palestine. Jews are not a monolith, and as all peoples do, we have varying views on controversial topics. Using this as a reason to criticize Israel is the reason that people so often connect anti-Zionism to anti-Semitism, even if the criticisms are deserved.

Apr 13 2014
10

After being dumb enough to joke publicly about blowing up an airplane, I am not exactly shocked that she's also dumb enough to think that being white makes her automatically not a terror suspect.

Apr 13 2014
47

This past week we had The Day of Pink, where the kids are asked to wear pink as an anti bullying thing. Anyways, a lot of kids don't own anything pink, so I get some pink ribbon at the dollar store, and let any kid in my Grade 1 class who wants to wear pink but doesn't have any pink clothes pin some ribbon on instead.

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Apr 13 2014
2

Miss Manners would be proud; that was her response when someone wrote in asking how to deal with a host who was offering unwanted drugs at a party. "No thank you" should be sufficient she told the Gentle Reader.

Apr 13 2014
13

Disagree. This isn't about celebrating their Christian faith, this is specifically about being hostile towards their LGBT peers. Here's a good definition of hostile learning environment from the University of Michigan: Read more

Apr 12 2014
1

They only had info on my mom. I was trying to explain to my mom about how a sense of continuity affects the development of your personality and she acted like having no knowledge of your origins is a perfectly normal state for a person to be in, but the way that you react as if its unfathomable not to know except in Read more

Apr 12 2014
4

Showboat is one of my favorite musicals, but I think I like The Music Man better. The fella sells bands, boys' bands! I don't know how he does it!

Apr 12 2014
2

Pretty much. I know in UK social work there was a LOT of debate about that shift. Read more

Apr 11 2014
5

Here's an interesting topic on so many levels. I was adopted by my grandparents, and I look just like them. However my adoptive parents do foster care, and currently have a family of 3 native/hispanic children in their care. Read more

Apr 11 2014
1

I don't know too much about the matter, but I think people are at least able to choose based on race. An adoption agency isn't going to adopt out a kid to a family that doesn't want him for whatever reason. (race, age, gender, disability, whatever)

Apr 11 2014
6

Yikes, you're getting some crazy ignorant comments. I'm glad to hear you're putting a lot of thought into it. My cousin was adopted transnationally and transracially and has struggled somewhat. I think less so due to being black in a family of white people and more due to living in a very white and racist place. That Read more

Apr 11 2014
40

My cousin recently adopted an adorable child of color and has faced the criticism from plenty of people of color. But, you know what? That child was seven years old, and had been in the system since she was 9 months old. Maybe my cousin is "robbing her of her culture," but she's also giving her a roof over her head Read more

Apr 11 2014
48

The best is when she is one clone impersonating another clone. It will be close to the "real thing", but just a bit off.

Apr 11 2014
11

RIGHT??? Allison and Felix are just fantastic together.

Apr 11 2014
11

Tini, why did you leave out Helena? I think she deserves to be in the running too.

Apr 11 2014
37

I never would have thought I'd say this because she's possibly the least likely I'd want to hang out with or aspire to be like (except Helena, of course), but Alison is my favorite performance of hers - she's just so delightful to watch, every mannerism is genius with that one. I'd be more likely to hang with Cosima Read more