Category: Poliblog

So, shoot me!

Yeah. It’s about guns.  So shoot me. Of all the typical, banal, most trite, most tribal, most revisited, warn-out, decidedly unresolved “controversies” between the left and the right, this is the one that I like the least.  It feels like such a waste of time, and yet it’s also so important, and so boring, and…

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What Does Feminism Mean To Me?

Someone posed this question on a blog, and many answers followed, many from women who seem eager to disavow feminism and detach themselves from the word. Not surprisingly.  The word feminism does have some ugly connotations, though I suspect that many of the ugliness originated in false accusations hurled by people who feel threatened by…

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Did You Say Witchcraft?

This isn’t in the usual style of my posts for this blog, but I saw this article today posted by a friend on FaceBook, and I just had to share what I think about this: A mob stripped, tortured and bound a woman accused of witchcraft, then burned her alive in front of hundreds of…

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Bully See, Bully Do

Last night, after an almost unbearable television essay about teens who ended their lives on account of relentless bullying, I endured yet another twenty minutes of a show in which Dr. Phil, and another prescriber-of-cures-for-social-ills whose name I don’t remember, gave teachers and legislators a grade of C- for their inability to stop bullying in…

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