Oh, please.

She is including the viewer in the multiple acts of assault with bodily fluids she is committing against an untold number unsuspecting shoppers or store employees who subsequently pick up the products she has just handled, only to wonder why they are slippery, sticky, or smell like someone…

There is simply no way to about talk honestly about "systemic racism" (real or imagined) and/or the appearance of racist policing (real or imagined) without talking about black crime. …

Before the dollar amount of your reparation check is determined, let's take the American Civil War into consideration, and put some numbers on the table:

320,000: Estimated total number of white Union soldier deaths, including from combat and other causes directly related to their service. …

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The following is in response to a comment on A Modest Proposal for Protecting the Unborn, which reads, “I assume this is a satirical piece criticizing (and pointing out the inanity of) the prohibition on reproductive sovereignty for women?”.

Terminology matters, and misuse of terminology betrays one’s true motives.

Reproduction…

First things first: In saying that declaring pronouns is "A simple step against Homophobia", you are conflating transgenderism with homosexuality. Not all people who identify as "transgender" are gay, and vice versa. In this sense, you are creating or furthering misunderstanding around not one but two distinct demographics, notwithstanding any…

Your article addresses no genuine problems whatsoever. (Maybe a first world problem at most, but even that is stretching it.) My concern is for *actual* communities of people, and not self-appointed activists claiming to speak on their behalf.

In any case, I'm not the one making broad and sweeping generalizations about an entire race (i.e. white people can't cook or protest), but then "social justice" movements seem to be more about pulling people apart with rhetoric than bringing them together.

If you want to improve things for your community, then don't embody the very thing you claim to be fighting against.

I don't believe skin color (in general) gets black people killed, but rather economic disparity coupled with a lack of fathers in the home--those two factors combine to put many young black men in conflict with their environment and each other moreso than with other whites. …

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I only ever saw Luc once, but something he said during that visit two decades ago still resonates with me to this day, and perhaps always will.

At the time, my then-fiancé had met Luc and his girlfriend, Vicki, while serving a college internship placement at a non-profit housing development for those with physical disabilities, or health issues otherwise leaving them immobilized. That was where the couple had met, and where they had fallen in love. …

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I am blessed to live in an Ottawa subdivision perched on the outer perimeter of a greenbelt enveloping the city’s inner core. While I’m no fan of cookie-cutter housing from an aesthetic point of view, I’m enthralled with my neighborhood’s close proximity to nature, as well as the Trans Canada Trail (TCT), which is no more than a five-minute walk from my front door.

(I’m old enough now that I no longer sneer at suburbia for not being bohemian enough. The important thing is that my children have a safe and livable community to call home, and that almost anything we need or want is a relatively short walk or drive away. …

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