Category Archives: politics

Anderson in a war zone

Standard

Dear anderson,

I hope you’re safe tonight. I can’t even fathom what your reality is like right now. You are so brave and do such important work. There are only a handful of people in the world who would hop on a plane to an active war zone. I am so thankful to you for telling the stories the world needs to hear.

What makes what you do even more special is your honesty. You do your best to be factual and un-biased which i know can’t be easy. You’re also honest in the way you don’t take crap from people. Following you on twitter during a crisis is amazing because amidst your updates you call people on their idiocy. This exchange just happened. You are amazing.

20121119-200057.jpg

So my friend, stay safe and stay vocal. I’m thinking about you and the people on all sides of this conflict.

~k

Advertisements

Standard

anderson and everyone else,
this makes me sad and angry and pretty much every other emotion all at once. but what can we do? speaking out makes us look bad and doing nothing makes us look bad. and don’t even get me started on the plight of women in the developing world…
ugh.
~k

Ideas

All my adult life, I’ve been pretty sure I’m a sentient, even semi-competent human being. I have a job and an apartment; I know how to read and vote; I make regular, mostly autonomous decisions about what to eat for lunch and which cat videos I will watch whilst eating my lunch. But in the past couple of months, certain powerful figures in media and politics have cracked open that certitude.

You see, like most women, I was born with the chromosome abnormality known as “XX,” a deviation of the normative “XY” pattern. Symptoms of XX, which affects slightly more than half of the American population, include breasts, ovaries, a uterus, a menstrual cycle, and the potential to bear and nurse children. Now, many would argue even today that the lack of a Y chromosome should not affect my ability to make informed choices about what health care options and…

View original post 892 more words