Category Archives: If You REALLY Care

Dear Abby: WTF?

I went to protest rape culture, and all I got was this crappy t-shirt. Advice columnists have a lot of power to shape our opinions. Or misshape them, as the case may be. Case in point: a recent Dear Abby … Continue reading

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Why the Panama Papers matter: a victim’s-eye view

War crimes, child sex slavery, the destruction of public services around the world…these are just a few of the horrors enabled by tax evasion, fraud, and offshore shell corporations. Is paying less in taxes really worth this to YOU?

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A few random thoughts on the Ghomeshi fiasco

So. This happened. It’s not that I wasn’t expecting it to happen. Given the overall ineptitude of the Crown’s prosecution, and the ugly predilections of the judge as revealed in a previous (and very similar) case, it was pretty easy … Continue reading

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Dear racists: You can all shut up now.

A Syrian demonstrating against sexism, in Germany last month. Turns out he’s more representative of his people than the image of them that’s been making the rounds of racist talking head shows. The cold hard facts, from the UK Independent: … Continue reading

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German women fight back against “sexual fascist” Roosh V

Roosh V: Got no game, obvs. But at least he’ll always have Rubber Rita… By now, it’s no longer a secret that “pickup artist” slimeball Roosh V is planning a bunch of meetups for presumably like-minded men. And it’s no … Continue reading

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New Year’s assaults in Köln: A different local view, and a challenge

Via a post by Hanna Dahlberg on the Störenfriedas blog, I found this wonderful Facebook status by a resident of Köln. Regina Schleheck was also at the main train station in the city that night, and also surrounded by a … Continue reading

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The last and best word on sexual assaults in Germany

German women demonstrate against sexism and racism both. They’re getting it right, at least. The media, both there and here? Not so much. For the last two or three days, my newsfeed has been buzzing with stuff about the sexual … Continue reading

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Germany: After New Year’s Eve assaults, the deluge…of stupidity and racism

More raw footage of the New Year’s Eve goings-on in Köln, Germany. A voice off-camera asks the guy recording it if he’s ever seen anything like this before, and he replies that he can’t say; he’s waiting to see what … Continue reading

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A happy holiday hootenanny

Sufi Muslim musicians play Christmas tunes. Just a reminder that Muslims too consider Jesus a prophet, and venerate him along with the rest. And that they, too, want peace on Earth. Happy Holidays to all!

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Quotable: Mandy Patinkin on peace and fear

This was recorded in May 2012. How on Earth did I only come to see it now?

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