CW: Sexual assault and harassment. Also, this post contains kinda-not-really spoilers for Ghostbusters. – – – – – Yesterday, a friend and I went to see Ghostbusters. As we were walking from the ticketing booth to our theater, a man started following us. He stood behind us on the escalator, and tried to interrupt our conversation […]Read more "Ghostbusters and Street Harassment:Men, this is on you"
Let’s talk about food security. And by food security, I don’t mean the biosecurity side, which is what some government types mean when they talk about food security (meaning, how do we keep someone from introducing — intentionally or not — a biological agent into the food supply system and then contaminating it. Don’t worry, […]Read more "Food Security in a Changing World"
Lockdown on Rikers: Shocking Stories of Abuse and Injustice at New York’s Notorious Jail (2015) by Mary E. Buser focuses on Buser’s transition from an “idealistic [social work] intern” to a burnt-out administrator who realizes that because of the mentality that anyone who isn’t part of the Department of Corrections (DOC) is considered a “guest […]Read more "Book Review: Lockdown on Rikers"
I’ve been thinking about mutual aid a lot lately — the way that it is a tool that is used to show compassion and build community. How it is a method of saying I care about you or We’re in this together or even I love you. How it allows us to be useful or […]Read more "Hyper-Independence Isn’t a Thing, Or Why Mutual Aid Matters"
How can I not talk about Oregon? How can I not talk about the armed terrorists (aka, depending on who you’re listening to: militia, angry old white men, activists, “patriots*” — don’t worry that link takes you to Media Matters, not Fox News, which is the group saying that) who are occupying a wildlife refuge […]Read more "Oregon Under Attack & America’s White Supremacy Problem"