An intentional complication There are 4 major areas to consider regarding the current situation in Spain, where the region of Catalonia recently held a referendum on a declaration of independence: the economic reasons for Spain's insistence on retaining Catalonia,the questions arising from a newly independent Catalonia with regards to the European Union, with an eye … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Catalonia
Yesterday in the car, driving along Route 47, my friend said, "Wow, Sunderland really is just a lot of land." As a student at a large state university, it is strange to think about my current home as being "rural". Nevertheless, that is exactly what it is, don't let the pizza place or the laundromat … Continue reading Is 80% “good enough”? Thoughts on Internet Penetration is Franklin County
Daesh relies on the mythological power of its grip on populations beyond its reach and apparent capacity to enact violence outside of rationality and beyond previously imaginable scope. But we can rob them of that power.
Let's start a conversation with the Bechdel Test. Now I might be beating a dead horse here, but I've recently realized that knowledge of the Bechdel Test is not as widespread as I thought it was. I'll drop it into conversation and people will suddenly look confused and I'll have to backtrack and explain what … Continue reading Starting with the Bechdel Test
I look at what's happened, and still happening in Ferguson, the attention we're currently paying to the senseless, needless deaths of young black people in this country, but I think also of the tallying every year of the deaths of trans* folks, the numbers of deaths and violations for native, black, and latina women, I … Continue reading Lessons from the X-Men