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How to fix the United States

Child abuse. Rape Culture. Unemployment. Homelessness. Climate change. Corrupt politicians. Income inequality. Domestic terrorists. Domestic violence. The War on Drugs. Childhood obesity. The War on Women. The War on the Poor. Crumbling infrastructure. The growing police state. The War on the Homeless. Skyrocketing student debt. Rampant institutional racism. A broken two-party system. Staggering amounts of…

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Police Behaving Badly 3.26.15

It is an unfortunate fact of life here in the U.S. that a lot of gun owners are reckless and irresponsible in their handling of firearms. It’s one thing when those people are average citizens and another thing entirely when those reckless, irresponsible individuals are law enforcement officers. These are the people who are ostensibly…

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I’m a man who gets offended

“‘That’s offensive!’ … said no great man, ever.” “Never is the fall of masculinity more clearly on display than when grown, adult men pull out the ‘offended’ card.  Any man who goes about with the word ‘offensive’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding… or promptly have his man-card revoked, one of the…

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No whitewashing here

I recently wrote a post exploring the history of whitewashing and racebending in Hollywood. In that piece, I concluded by saying: These racist practices (and more) have existed in Hollywood for far too long. They reinforce a cultural narrative that white lives are the ones the most important. This white bias has long been criticized, but…

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Irresponsible Gun Owner Link Round-Up 3.25.15

On a regular basis, individuals across the U.S. demonstrate that they are not responsible gun owners. Oh, they may have passed a background check and obtained a license and/or a permit, but have they demonstrated-prior to owning a gun-that they aren’t an aggressive individual with a hair-trigger temper? Have they shown knowledge of how to resolve conflicts…

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The week in racism

“I don’t like black kids” says Fresno middle school vice-president District spokesman Jed Chernabaeff said the comment was recorded on a student’s cellphone. The video was taken outside of the school’s cafeteria in east-central Fresno. He wasn’t sure when it was taken. Chernabaeff said the district is investigating the incident. The parents of the student…

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My response to Rep. Fiore (R-NV)

I sent the following message to Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, in response to her comments suggesting that racism is a thing of the past: Rep. Fiore, I recently became aware of the comments you made during a hearing before the Nevada Assembly’s Legislative Operations and Elections Committee. These comments indicate that you feel racism is…

Kneel before me!

While checking the top stories in my Facebook news feed, I came across a post with this fun meme: My super villain name is Devil Wizard and the Reviled of Knowledge is my title. Technically, if you go by my birth certificate (and any official documents with my name), my super villain name would be…

Oh brother

Thanks to one of the readers of this blog, I’ve discovered that the images on the post ‘My furry four legged companions‘ are borked (sigh…I’m sure that’s not the only post I’ve made with that problem). For those interested in seeing pics of my cats, here’s one of Cassie, one of Kayta before she lost…

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Today in assholery

According to Psychology Today, empathy is “the experience of understanding another person’s condition from their perspective”. Empathy is a useful tool that allows us to comprehend (on some level) the lived experiences of others. Alongside compassion and sympathy, empathy is what leads many to: make donations to organizations providing recovery in the wake of natural disasters,…