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"The Jinx" and Robert Durst's Smoke and Mirrors

Though I know I’m a little late on this, HBO’s “The Jinx” is a goldmine and I finally got to sink my teeth into the six part docuseries by acclaimed documentarian Andrew Jarecki ( 1,134 more words

Social Commentary

The Evil Powers are Well at Work and I've Lost My Spirit... by Valentina Khan

It has been over a year now that I haven’t been actively a part of my interfaith community. I find that especially odd since I graduated last May from the Claremont School of Theology with a Masters in Religious Leadership. 785 more words

Activism

Cartoonists are Controversial and Murderers are Moderate

Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog

Controversial, intolerant and provocative. Mainstream media outlets broke out these three words to describe the “Draw the Prophet” contest, the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Pamela Geller. 1,326 more words

Cults

A matter of violence

When watching graphic TV shows like Game of Thrones and Oz, and movies like Natural Born Killers, the violence certainly doesn’t get lost on me. 604 more words

Gaming

Traumatic Narrative on the Screen: Is there a Grey Area? by Stephanie Arel

On May 8, Fifty Shades of Grey became available in DVD format. Marking its release, this post reflects on the mass consumer consumption of this provocative film and the abuse inherent in its script previously discussed here by… 1,143 more words

General

The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal - Updated by German Lopez on May 2015

As the US debates drug policy reforms and marijuana legalization, there’s one aspect of the war on drugs that remains perplexingly contradictory: some of the most dangerous drugs in the US are legal. 1,139 more words

Medical Care

Prison Abolition and Rape Survivors

CONTENT WARNING: RAPE, LABELS

The following is something I had originally blogged on Tumblr.

So far, at least two different people at seminary have told me that reporting my rape to the police would be a bad idea.

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Activism