Children Talk But No One Listens

The sentiment ‘better seen than heard’ reflects a larger social attitude of the value of children’s voices, namely that they have none. Children should remain silent, and they are ‘good’ when they’re quiet, but ‘bad’ when they are not, because they are disturbing the adults and causing trouble. This attitude runs through the way people […]

The Devil and Aaron Vargas

Warning: This post includes discussions of rape, child molestation, murder, and suicide. These are the facts: In Fort Bragg, California on 8 February 2009, Aaron Vargas drove to Darrell McNeill’s trailer and shot him, once, with an antique pistol after an argument. McNeill took half an hour to die while Aaron and Liz McNeill, Darrell’s […]