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Oh man, everything about all of these questions and answers makes me uncomfortable, but especially this one:...read more
Another take-down of Naomi Wolf, this time with more SCIENCE. (Seriously go read it, it is smart and awesome)....read more
Sure, let’s put up subway ads calling Muslims “savages.” That seems like it would really contribute to an important conversation. Can someone please pay the MTA to put up “STFU Pamela Gellar” ads?...read more
Obviously. And that should extend to mocking religion, even cruelly. And violence is not an acceptable response, even to someone maligning your God. But unfettered freedom of speech is not an entrenched value everywhere in the world (although I wish it were). And when we’re talking about swaths of relatively powerless people who have spent the past few decades facing hostility and violence from the United States and from their own leaders, rioting as the only way of demonstrating widespread frustration and discontent becomes somewhat… not understandable in the way that means “acceptable,” but understandable in the “capable of being understood” way. Because even if the better option was a cool, collected conversation, no one is sitting at the other side of that table. Which again isn’t a justification — the rioting is wrongheaded and horrible and I would even say silly in response to such an asinine, juvenile video — it’s just an observation. As is this: When there are already fires blazing, maybe don’t throw gasoline on them just to prove that you can....read more