Tag Archives: violence

My Brain Is Not An Assault Rifle

I didn’t want to write this post. I didn’t want to write about the Sandy Hook massacre of 27 people, 20 of them children. I don’t typically write about strong emotions, and what is the aftermath of the death of … Continue reading

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The Rape of Mr. Smith, 2012: With New & Improved Victim-Blaming!

The issue of rape has gotten considerable press time lately, prompted by a certain politician’s remark that pregnancy is impossible in cases of “legitimate rape,” or perhaps by that politician’s attempt to redefine federal law to require sexual assault to … Continue reading

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Asking for it

Note: Disturbing post which references rape and abuse. This article percolated in my mind a bit, to somewhat disturbing results.    Because of my perseverating nature, I easily linked the topic to my views on the social constructions of mental … Continue reading

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Joe Scarborough and cause for hope.

I feel obligated to say something about Joe Scarborough’s suggestion that Aurora spree killer James Holmes was autistic.  I’m obligated to point out that his statements were offensive, degrading, inaccurate, and harmful to the autistic community.   I’m obligated to add … Continue reading

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This is what propaganda looks like.

Anxious parents recognize ‘dark side of autism’ Note particularly: What followed was a call to police about a suspicious black male, outside the library, wearing a hoodie and possibly carrying a gun. The call came, authorities said, after some children … Continue reading

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