If non-Native American communities, state governments, and organizations can quickly surround non-Native families suffering such a loss with warmth and kindness, then they should do the same when it comes to Native Americans and the families in their communities.
Elliott Rodger felt so entitled to women that he murdered them when he didn’t get what he felt he deserved. It is precisely this attitude of entitlement that the modern evangelical church deems holy and good.
Five years after the murder of Dr. George Tiller, the threats to providers continue.
In the days since I heard about Elliot Rodger’s violent spree, I’ve thought a lot about the meme “not all men”—how telling ourselves that is a requirement for continuing to exist and work in a world that increasingly requires our interactions be public, observable.
Five years after the brutal murder of Dr. George Tiller, our political and legal climate has only made targeted clinic violence more likely.
Rodger’s actions have a chilling rationality to them in the terms of our gendered society, which makes objects and possessions of women, and rapacious, status-conscious animals of men. Whatever else Rodger’s crimes are, they are not unintelligible; they merely wrote in blood what too many of us hear, see, and say every day.
At a hearing on women’s education in countries wracked by religious extremism, Rep. Randy K. Weber asked a conflict resolution expert if she was teaching Muslims about “the sanctity of life.”
“When I filed for a seat on the county Democratic Central Committee … I didn’t imagine I’d be facing off against a Neo-Confederate theocrat,” says Betsy Bury of her opponent, Rev. David Whitney.
RH Reality Check recently spoke with Shane about the film and what it meant to show it in Wichita, where Dr. George Tiller practiced and was killed by anti-choice terrorist Scott Roeder.
Although many activists are not threatened to the extent that Yousafzai was, it is important to remember that no matter where you come from, how old you are, or what your background is, your voice can have an impact on the world.