10 years ago Seung-Hui Cho went into his college, Virginia Tech, armed with .22-caliber Walter P22 semi-automatic handgun and 9 mm semi-automatic Glock 19 handgun. He opened fire on his school taking the lives of 32 people, injuring 23 (17 by gunfire) and he eventually took his own life.
Today is a time to remember:
G. V. Loganathan
Daniel Perez Cueva
Matthew La Porte
Michael Pohle Jr.
Mary Karen Read
May they rest easy and have peace. Prayers go out to the victims, the victims’ family, those who were injured, their families and all the people who were there that day.
Black women — who often face a one-two punch of racism and sexism in their daily lives — immediately took to social media using the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork to air out their grievances, including those about other women.
The struggle isn’t new. Decades ago, activist and writer Alice Walker coined a word that spoke to black women’s special dilemma in the struggle for equality. She used the term “womanist.”
A womanist, as Walker defined, is “a black feminist or feminist of color … a woman who loves other women, sexually and/or nonsexually … committed to survival and wholeness of entire people, male and female.”
For many black women, the mainstream feminist movement hasn’t been — and still isn’t — enough.
I really hate to say this about any episode of Sea Patrol because I love it so much, but I really, really disliked that episode. With a fiery passion. It just didn’t work for me, it felt like it was not following the essence of the show. And of course the MK scene at the end had me speechless and sputtering at the television haha. Poor Mike, he’s trying to fix this and Kate’s just giving up. She has a right to, I see her side completely, but he just seems to be trying so hard to make their relationship work. Maxine subtly meddling doesn’t help either! AND DUTCHY, YOU IDIOT. Disappointed, completely. That is all.