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I'm an atheist.
I don't think I lack humanity. You may not know I'm an atheist, because it only comes up in discussions around atheism. Most of the time, it's simply irrelevant. I am a "weak atheist" -- not ...
cai 09/02/2014 162 200 1 -
"It stops today," man says of police bothering him, minutes before he dies in police custody.
"Every time you see me, you wanna mess with me. I'm tired of it. It stops today." That's what Eric Garner said to police officers questioning him yesterday on the streets of New York City. It ...
cai 07/18/2014 134 196 5 -
Brave Jada -- A Steubenville-Style-Attack Survivor Speaks Out (Updated)
8:30pm update : I said below that Jada's story was not uncommon. Now it turns out even her particular story may be shared with another victim. The perpetrators may have done the same thing to ...
cai 07/11/2014 27 32 - -
Dear ammosexuals,
As a non-ammosexual who has only recently become aware of your existence, I admit that I have been unnerved and put off by your orientation. Especially by the large numbers of you coming out ...
cai 06/27/2014 300 208 5 -
George Will's June 6th column makes me sick.
Actually sick, like my dinner might return on me. Thanks, George Will. TRIGGER WARNING for... I don't even know what to call it. Sexual assault denial and minimization, insulting actual survivors,
cai 06/08/2014 231 230 4 -
I urge everyone to watch this video.
It's by Laci Green, and it's called: "Elliot Rodger: More Than A Madman". She tackles the topic with humor, anger, and insight.
cai 06/01/2014 55 62 2 -
Some of the best of #yesallwomen
It began with a Muslim woman (who has since made her Twitter private) who said this: Guys, I'm going to be tweeting under the #YesAllWomen hashtag. Let's discuss what "not all men" might do, but ...
cai 05/25/2014 151 225 3 -
Boko Haram releases video of abducted girls.
Boko Haram releases video of 136 of the missing girls . Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said the children would be held until all imprisoned militants had been freed. Nigeria's interior minister ...
cai 05/12/2014 11 6 - -
Fat-phobia kills.
"I'm just worried about their health," you say to excuse anti-fat comments. To which I say: "Fuck you." However fit your ass is, you are talking out it. Health? Do you know what some people do ...
cai 05/12/2013 360 169 2 -
I have removed my previous diary.
If you can get at the comments or recs of my diary naming Braveheart, PLEASE REMOVE RECS AND/OR HR. Thank you. ~ Rich in PA informed me that Braveheart's father did not want her publicly named . ...
cai 01/06/2013 20 14 - -
"Rape = No Big Deal."
TRIGGER WARNING FOR RAPE, CHILD ABUSE, INSTITUTIONAL ENABLING, AND RAPE APOLOGY. Don't auto-HR. It's not me saying that. I believe nothing of the sort. I believe rape is a horrendous ...
cai 01/04/2013 29 15 - -
A Bill O'Reilly Fan Recants: Dramatic Video
Her voice shakes. You sense her very foundation has been shaken. This isn't an actor, a newscaster, or a spokesperson. She hasn't planned her words. She doesn't know what she's going to do next, ...
cai 11/27/2012 271 712 16 -
The List: Climate Change Books
Recommended (in order): 1. Eaarth: Making A Life On A Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben (2010). Lucid and affecting, it drives home how we have changed our planet, and what that means for the ...
cai 09/25/2012 36 18 1 139
"A Career Can Wait"
Another disturbing set of interactions from the discussions of child-care policy here on Daily Kos. Some ask what benefit it is to send women to work in order to put their children are in daycare...
cai 08/25/2012 27 10 - 121
Verbal or Emotional Abuse
I just had a very disturbing interaction in comments on another diary, in which my interlocutor said, "As for verbal abuse, I am trying not to laugh." They went on to say that verbal abuse was "a ...
cai 08/23/2012 30 25 - 166
Heat: A Climate Change book review
What sets apart Heat: How To Stop the Planet from Burning by George Monbiot, and part of what makes it worth your time to read five years after its publication, is its unusual take on the problem of ...
cai 08/05/2012 37 25 1 237
Censoring Science: a Climate Change book review
Censoring Science: Inside the Political Attack on Dr. James Hansen and the Truth of Global Warming by Mark Bowen is about the life's work of a scientist, James Hansen. But had the Supreme Court's ...
cai 07/24/2012 23 40 1 313
One Degree
One degree Celsius. According to Mark Lynas, the effects of (up to) just one Celsius degree of warming can be dramatic. Lynas's 2008 book Six Degrees: Our Future On A Hotter Planet surveys the peer-
cai 07/22/2012 46 57 1 360
Since there seems to be some confusion...
Since there seems to be some confusion... This... is a lynching.
cai 03/26/2012 161 480 3 2530
What being an ally means.
Being an ally isn't easy. It seems like it should be. You like women. Or people of color, or gay people, or trans people, or people with disabilities. You think they should have all the rights ...
cai 03/20/2012 66 24 1 266
Our War Dead: Interest in a new series?
In the dwindling hours of 2011, an anonymous subscription-fairy bought me a lifetime subscription to Dailykos. I have expressed my astonishment and gratitude in comments of various diaries, but I ...
cai 01/02/2012 6 2 - 48
East Africa After Irene: Ending Hunger Now
So, you made it through Irene. You're relieved. Perhaps feeling slightly foolish at the amount of bottled water or granola you bought, or dreading scraping all the tape off your windows. But ...
cai 08/28/2011 29 15 - 162
Great Recession Moneysaver: Buying Eyeglasses Online
Months ago, I made a comment about how buying eyeglasses online could be a major moneysaver. A couple of people asked me to turn it into a diary. I don't usually write diaries, but in the interest ...
cai 07/12/2010 55 17 12 81
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