Thoughts on Charleston

Image of Emmanuel Church Steeple from Defeating The Dragons

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons If you haven’t heard about what happened in Charleston, South Carolina this past Wednesday night, here’s a brief summary: A white man walked into a Bible study at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church– which is one of the oldest black congregations in the country and is an icon of the Abolitionist and Civil Rights movements– and sat in the service for an hour before shooting and killing nine black people, mostly women, while saying “I have to do it. You rape our women and are taking over our country and you have to go.” This white man has confessed to the terrorist attack and told the police that he “wanted to start a … [Read more...]

Guns & Patriarchy

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by CaluluDoes the woman in the picture look like a lethal threat to you?Yesterday I lived through what had to be one of the more difficult days I've experienced in a lifetime. I spent from early morn till late afternoon waiting to be questioned as a possible juror in a local murder trial.Why was it so hard? Couple … [Read more...]

You can’t stop the reign of guns and patriarchy without talking about religion

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by SierraAmericans have come to expect certain conversations after public shooting incidents. It’s a stain on our national discourse that we have such a thing as a “generic” response to mass murder, but we all know what it is. Gun control and mental health are … [Read more...]


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