Nathan Archuleta, not quite three, suffered the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after going to a dentist. Why? Because in under 25 minutes, the dentist gave the boy three crowns, two baby root canals and six silver fillings. His mother heard him screaming and crying and burst into the room to see three clinic employees holding up down and strapping him onto a board. Nathan [...]
There’s hypocritical, and then there’s this guy: Initial details surrounding Desjarlais’s conversation with his mistress surfaced after a transcript of a phone conversation he had with her went public. In which he advised her to abort his child. He initially said the conversation had been taped without his knowledge, but when that was publicly proved wrong, revised his bullshit to claim that he and his [...]
Remember the all those extreme right wingers who tried to rationalize their objections to allowing abortion in cases of rape or incest, and ended up not getting elected? Just in case you thought this was something new in politics, it’s really not. This is from 1998: More of a concern within the Bush campaign, however, are Mr. Quayle’s recent comments about abortion to an 11-year-old [...]
The story of a the gelatin girl…. from back when Seventeen published SF/F. 11 year old rape survivor a “spider.” A review of Ekaterina Sedia’s Moscow But Dreaming. IN YOUR FACE. A heroine for the 21st century. Some reflections on writing while brown. You know, I’ve had something similar to me as a AfroLatina SF/F writer? That’s one of the reasons I’m so happy my last creative [...]
A lot of people I’m not going to link to find it hard to believe that women fear men, that we worry that a man we don’t know well might be from that small minority who’d kill us to preserve his ego. They find it especially hard to believe any woman would ever submit to sex she doesn’t want for fear that if she says [...]
The story of an amazing mom. Racism in the ivory tower. Feeding a black nation. Waiting for results. “I benefited from apartheid.” HOORAY FOR OPEN RIVERS! The lie about periods. Why won’t men grow up? Okay, readers. Have at it! FIERCE.
Abigail Fisher is a young white woman who was rejected admission by the University of Texas. Fisher decided this was because she was white, and the university’s diversity policy has put her at a disadvantage. She’s taken her case to the Supreme Court, which many people fear will use the case to end affirmative action. This reminds me a lot of the Romney campaign, and [...]