‘Get a Weapon’ — A Story of Deployment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexism from The Atlantic

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We need to develop everyday empathy with the people we encounter in our daily lives. That is to have a better understanding of their experience and our contributions to it.

This is a reblogged story of a woman’s experience working in Iraq shortly after the fall of Baghdad. It helped me understand the constant corrosive nature of sexism on women, which can easily be extended to the constant corrosive nature of racism on PoC’s.

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Trump’s mental health is now a “national and global emergency” and will lead to his “disgrace and downfall” Dr. Bandy Lee

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We’ve been talking about Trump’s mental health since he descended the gold scented elevator seemingly a lifetime ago. But, now things are serious and we mean it this time. Now, we are reaching imminent danger to self and others. While we’re not talking suicidal shooting rampage, we are talking about destroying the country or even the world.

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Can We Prevent Mass Shootings By Preventing Suicide? | FiveThirtyEight

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Red flag laws have become the new bump stock bans which became the new large-capacity magazine ban which became the new enhanced background checks which became the new assault weapons ban. So, if you’re feeling slightly dizzy and nauseous like we’ve whirled right past this one, too, already, well, I understand. But, red flag laws might have the magic of being the best of both worlds: preventing suicides and mass shootings! This article from FiveThirtyEight.com explains it all and still manages to shoot gun reform laws in the dick!

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