A female voice and story re: Giffords shooting, in the overwhelmingly male 24 hour news cycle and blogosphere

 

Please check out my piece on the Giffords shooting...and where do we go from here...on Slate (and share, if you feel moved to).  Karma coming your way:

 

http://www.doublex.com/blog/xxfactor/why-i%E2%80%99m-not-despondent...

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Comment by Eunice Boeve on January 14, 2011 at 6:06pm
There has always been shootings and always will be. Lincoln, the Kennedys, Lenin (John), Reagan, and those killed on campuses, etc, and the unbalanced will always exist as well.  But we don't need to add to it with hateful inflamatory and insenstive words that aid and abet these people. Sometimes even outright lies. Who knows what might have set this gunman off on this particular day. Maybe it was just something someone said.  A local man joined my husband's coffee group the other morning. "Well he says, "Another half dead brained Democrat." Or words to that effect.  My husband, bless his heart, set him straight. This man is a father of small children. He'd have been horrified if someone had said,  "Well, that's one less kid to crowd the school system."  
Comment by Deborah Siegel on January 13, 2011 at 10:35am
Thank you for sharing this link with She Writes, Marie. Your piece is incredibly important.

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