Tenured Radical: Teachers are not soldiers, which recounts her own experience during a campus “lockdown” in May of 2009.
Chris at Historicus: Religion in Schools Wouldn’t Prevent Mass Shootings, in which he comments on Mike Huckabee’s inane analysis and offers a look at the real history of American civic and political life before institutionally-led prayer was banned in schools. Two Buck Huck upped the ante over the weekend, BTW. According to Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon, “There you have it. It wasn’t a mentally ill lunatic with easy access to military grade weaponry that caused one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. It was “abortion pills,” iPhones, evolution and homosexuals.”
Joel Achenbach at the Washington Post, on the life of the murderer of Newtown, Conn: “Slowly, amid rumor and misinformation, a picture of the killer is emerging, and it is dismayingly familiar. Adam Lanza was yet another young, withdrawn, middle-class male who for some unimaginable reason graduated from his adolescence as a mass murderer.”
Some readers have taken issue with my previous post, and I welcome your frank evaluations. As a feminist blogger, I was reluctant to write about the questions I have about parenting, gender, and in particular the strangely enabling relationship I have seen among some mothers and their teenaged sons in the past 15 years or so Continue Reading »