Young women and men in the former Soviet Union are encouraged not to be too clever nowadays – if you want to write, stick to writing for the tabloids. Anything more profound can get you killed.
I wonder how one man can stand up under the weight of hope that we have placed upon him. The U.S. is bogged down in wars in two countries, the economy is in a recession, and many social justice movements approach Obama with hands outstretched.
Being sexually active is considered a validation of masculinity because of the conquest discourse that we apply to male sexuality. Therefore, even as a man is being affirmed he is devaluing the social worth of each woman he engages with.
The fighting has intensified. Although a quartet of of Middle East peacemakers, including the US, the EU, the UN and Russia has tried to halt the fighting, neither side appear to be willing to sit down to talk.
As Grant lay in handcuffs, a man charged with maintaining law and order murdered him in broad daylight. What makes this incident unique is not that it occurred, but that it was caught on tape.
The similarity to the ubiquitous Che Guevara (himself back in the pop culture spotlight with the new Soderbergh movie) is interesting, but ultimately Obama has become a symbol before even really having the chance to be President.
Anyone–be they a pregnant woman, a wet naked man with a hearing impairment, or a frail 92 year old grandmother–is automatically deemed to be a potential threat; all options, therefore, remain on the table, to be utilized at the official’s discretion.
We have broken our social contract with the children that we bring into this world. We offer them a legacy of a planet that is ill and dying. We are bequeathing them a society that is so concerned with constructed values that we have lost sight of how precious life is.
Although the Chernovetsky/Tymoshenko incident is small when compared with the present energy scandal, it illustrates an important point: the political crisis in Ukraine is having very real repercussions.
Sasha and Malia will never know what it is like to be accused of prostitution for having the nerve to be born black and female in this world. They will not spend nights in terror, dreaming of being assaulted by police officers.