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A thing I see often in discussions with well-meaning people with regard to privilege is an ignorance of how they benefit from centuries of the oppression of other people. A lot of people think, “well, slavery wasn’t MY idea, so why am I getting … Continue reading
A couple of months back, we were visiting family for the holidays, and had occasion to take our son to an indoor playground to burn off some energy. The place in question–the one closest to the family–was in a suburb … Continue reading
I was all set this morning to do some fun number crunching on electoral-vote issues, but as I dug into it, I actually got considerably more horrified. However, there’s another set of numbers that also gave me some hope. More … Continue reading
A couple of days ago, deep in the throes of data geekery and a migraine, I tried to write a couple of posts about sexism being a key factor in the election outcome, and ended up tripping over my white … Continue reading
Meryl Streep, bless her, issued a blistering condemnation of Trumpian nastiness at the Golden Globes last night, and of course his fanboys have jumped all over her. Blah blah “shut up and entertain us.” Blah blah “Hollywood elite.” Predictably, the … Continue reading
I had just finished a med-check psych appointment when I heard the news about Carrie Fisher. These appointments are mostly tedious–I have to go every few months since I need paper prescriptions for a controlled substance–but they’re also kind of a … Continue reading