Category Archives: The Other -isms

The Neurological Effects of Telling Victims to Love Their Abusers, Oppressors, and Perpetrators

The Neurological Effects of Telling Victims to Love Their Abusers, Oppressors, and Perpetrators

It seems that we in the U.S. have become accustomed to the tragedies of abuse, oppression, and assault. It is a tragedy within these tragedies that our response to horrors such as mass shootings, campus rape, violence and oppressive rhetoric are completely predictable nowadays. First, we respond with well-honed shock, and then panic, followed by assumptions, manyContinue Reading

I’m NOT Happy Anymore that the Bigots Are Revealing Themselves

I’m NOT Happy Anymore that the Bigots Are Revealing Themselves

  We all know what Trump means when he claims that he wants to make America great again. He longs for the days when bigotry was applauded and when protesters to bigotry were escorted out on stretchers (Trump code for dead). That much is clear. A typical and understandable response I hear regarding all the open bigotry theseContinue Reading

Why Your Primary/Caucus Vote Matters Most of All

Why Your Primary/Caucus Vote Matters Most of All

I’ve been a little tense. The election isn’t helping. Therefore, I jumped at the chance to receive a free spa from a neighbor, their cast off as they trade up. By Super Tuesday, we had it running. I sank into the steam with high hopes for a moment of stress-free soaking. Breathing deeply, I counted the peppertreeContinue Reading

Your Child’s Happiness is Ruining the World

Your Child’s Happiness is Ruining the World

During my lifetime, many Americans have shifted their life’s goal from success to happiness.* (And by “many”, I mean many white people — stay with me and I’ll explain.) Now, I’m not a sociologist who studies this sort of thing, but I once had one over for dinner. So, based upon that alone, I wouldContinue Reading

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