The current political climate surrounding the Muslim community is growing increasingly violent, and it makes me fear for the safety of my siblings in humanity — what refuge can we offer to those who are so aggressively hated?
I find little to praise in the US right, but one thing I must give it grudging credit for is its masterful control of rhetoric, which at times seems far superior to that of the left. There are a number of reasons for that rhetorical domination, and they bear exploration, as words win wars, and […]
One phrase that seems to be flying around a great deal in rhetoric these days: ‘set aside differences.’ Ah yes. Come together to solve a common problem, working together as a united force on a greater cause, something more important than petty squabbles; whether people are ‘reaching across the aisle’ in Congress to address a […]
With the flood of ‘love your body’ rhetoric floating around, there’s a group of people who get continually left out of the discussion: people who don’t love their bodies, and are okay. There’s a whole panel at WisCon dedicated to talking about this very subject, and the people who lie at the intersections for whom […]
The 2008 election in the United States was pretty groundbreaking, and not just because it ended with the election of the country’s first Black President. It wasn’t just the first election where people of colour were serious Presidential candidates, it was also an election where multiple women were considered viable contenders. Hillary Clinton may not […]