Tag: USA

It’s Complicated…

Jane Fae on the Facebook gender option revamp: Two cheers for Facebook, who have just expanded their personal gender options from the somewhat limiting binary of male and female to an eye-watering 50 plus descriptions. No. That’s not an exaggeration,…

Well, Of Course. It’s Obama!

Cila Warncke can’t hide her disillusionment: Promise Zones seem to be less about helping the poor and more about showboating for the press. Well, duh…

Diversity Courses For Dummies Doggies!

A new report focusing on the Canine Special Detail of the LA Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has uncovered a vast increase in the number of minority individuals bitten by police dogs since 2004. And in the first six months of this…

Whither The True ‘American Dream’..?

Nick Mattos wouldn’t know, clearly… In August of 2013, plain printed flyers began appearing on doors in Portland, Oregon. Signed by “Artemis of the wildland”, the roughly-cut half-sheets claimed that their author would soon be posting lists of the registered voters…

“Yes, But What About….”

David Whelan provides a stunning display of ‘whataboutery’ in CiF: The awful events in Oklahoma City have captured the world’s attention and concern. As I write this from the United Kingdom, 24 people have been killed and reports of 10…

Don’t Laugh At The Funny Yanks…

…we aren’t that far behind them: According to MSNBC, Fox News Baltimore, and a host of other media outlets, the latest case of OMG (oh my gosh, or perhaps it should be called “oh my guns”) an incident involving Josh…

Oh, Yes, Do Put Your Trust In New York’s Legislation-Slingers, Ms Walshe!

Sadhbh Walshe (film-maker and CiF’s go-to gal for articles on how awful the US prison system is) is branching out, tackling the thorny subject of women’s pay ‘inequality’: To modernize Jane Austen’s famous line: it is a truth universally acknowledged…