The C-Word: Hate Speech in Heels

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We talked about the C-word in class last week. It was part of a broader discussion about offensive words and how the majority of the name-calling we do in this culture is gender-specific, designed to denigrate women. And isn’t that in itself a form of hate speech? The C-word ranks as one of the most degrading of [Read More...]

Dolly Parton Reads Michael Morris: Book Giveaway

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  Lucky winners of last week’s giveaway should be receiving their books in the mail any day now, and you know what that means? Yes, that’s right. You have a better chance of winning the next book, since previous winners are otherwise occupied. And I couldn’t be more excited to tell you about this next book. [Read More...]

Murder repeats itself

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This weekend marks the anniversary of the murder of Karly Sheehan. Had she not been killed by her mother’s boyfriend, Karly Sheehan would be celebrating the end of yet another year of elementary school. It’s easy to imagine Karly lugging around a backpack, chatting with classmates about her summer plans, which surely would include yet [Read More...]


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