There have been several shootings, by police and civilians, in the past few days in the U.S. I want to acknowledge those here. If I posted a link here, it would be an article that looked at the whole of what has happened, as well as the individual lives lost, and the impact. On Facebook, where I find many of my news articles, I see people who want change, and I also see division and arguments. I don’t believe that “us vs. them” arguments are helpful. This article/blog entry shares Bobby Kennedy’s speech from 1968, “The Mindless Menace of Violence,” which he gave after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. As journalist Nancy LeTourneau says, this speech was relevant then and is also relevant in terms of these recent events.
There have been recent several attacks and many deaths in Turkey, Iraq, and more. This article discusses the lack of mass-media coverage for violence in non-Western areas of the world.
What is it like to be intersex? This article describes the experience of parents and intersex people alike.
I’m currently watching a documentary mini-series called Ascent of Woman, which is now available to stream on Netflix. In this series, historian Dr. Amanda Foreman travels around the globe and explores the status of women throughout world history. She also fills in some of the gaps where women have been written out.
This will be available for the next few days: First listen of guitarist Jeff Buck’s new album, Loud Hailer. I recommend listening to the final song, “Shrine.” I find it beautiful, and full of hope.