I might’ve had the same biases that the sheriff had. I too believe in those small town American archetypes that perpetrated this 25-year shitshow.
Cosmarxpolitan, Issue 5
Your va-jay-jay called! It wants to talk about anarcho-syndicalism
As institutional coverups of campus rape become a mainstream issue, there is a lack of diversity in the survivors the media features. What do we miss by seeing just one type of survivor?
My latest at PolicyMic
Finally broke through my writers block to talk about an issue near and dear to me: diversity in the portrayal of survivors in the media. There is definitely a lack of queer, gender-non conforming, male survivors, too, but I wrote about what black women have to gain if society acknowledged us as survivors.
feist covers leonard cohen for take this waltz written & directed by sarah polley and set in toronto.
canada is beautiful
In the week after the bombing I was scared and hoped they would do whatever it took to catch the people who did it.
When Framingham police, transit special forces with automatics and the fire department descended on our train on Wednesday I remember benign baffled by the display. I blamed it at the time on the man making fake threats. The conductor said, “sorry folks, but this is he world we live in.”
I supported the lockdown. I thought it necessary. I was also happy not to have to go into work.
A week later I’m thinking how much the cops, the special forces, the soldiers, the guns, the tanks, the trigger happy response to finding the suspect hiding in someone’s boat, the withholding of Miranda rights, the seeking of the death penalty (possibly), the racial profiling, I’m thinking how much of that is designed to scare us as much as them.
And now it comes out that the suspect probably wasn’t armed? I don’t know why this detail in particular, and I still don’t even know how to articulate how I’m feeling that well. All I can say is that in the end it doesn’t make me feel safe, it doesn’t make me proud to be from Boston, to be American.
I’LL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY