Tag Archives: empathy

Incels Are Getting Plastic Surgery

An Incel Ideal

An Incel Ideal

If you’re interested in the Incel movement, it’s worth reading this surprisingly thorough coverage of a surprising (to me) aspect of the Incel movement. The author also covers the virulent misogyny inherent in this movement and helps the reader gain insight into the origins of this hatred.

 

Source: How Many Bones Would You Break to Get Laid?

Mary Oliver, Thank You for Beautiful Poetry and a Beautiful Life

Mary Oliver died Thursday, 17 January 2019. It’s worth knowing her. The New Yorker piece below will introduce you to her world and the YouTube video features her reading one of her most popular poems.

The New Yorker: Mary Oliver’s Deep, Direct Love for the World

 

 

 

Five Year Old Detained at US Border and Tricked into Signing Away Her Rights

The Five-Year-Old Who Was Detained at the Border and Persuaded to Sign Away Her Rights

From the New Yorker story:

“One of the things Helen’s story really showed us is that the Trump Administration never stopped separating children from their families,” Morales Rocketto said. “In fact, they’ve doubled down, but it’s even more insidious now, because they are doing it in the cover of night.”

This is what Republicans have created, a nation that willfully destroys the lives of families with young children. The GOP stands profoundly against life.

Roxane Gay writes thoughtfully about what justice would look like for cases of sexual abuse in Louis C.K. and Men Who Think Justice Takes as Long as They Want It To.

We need to have a continuing public debate about what justice looks like for victims of sexual abuse. It does not look like whatever the offenders think it does.

 

Human Beings Are More than the Circumstances of their Birth

Refusing to help refugees or treat immigrants well is a declaration that your life matters and the lives of the vulnerable don’t, solely because you had the fortune to be born in the US and they did not. It’s an absurdly lazy and unjustifiable reason for hating or excluding someone, so you’ll see evil people justify it by declaring the entire group of people to be morally corrupt and a threat to our way of life while those who want to think of themselves as good people will do all manner of mental gymnastics to convince themselves and others in their tribe that there are good reasons for not helping the vulnerable.