ISA HOPKINS

Raconteur. Adventurer. Kimchi Enthusiast.

The Futility of Violent Protection

I was going to post about “The Mindy Project”, and the portrayal of women in this year’s sitcoms.  But something else has come up.   Of course.  You know what I’m talking about; everyone does.  The mass murder of elementary schoolers – of six-year-olds – is horrific on a level far beyond politics, beyond politicization.   But these things are politicized regardless.   Lots of very smart and compassionate people have already written.. Read More

On Violence

Just a thought I had, watching video of the Occupy Wall Street protests – and accompanying police brutality – while also reading responses to the targeted killing of US citizen Anwar Al-Awlaki:   These are connected.   I’ve lived in Oakland for two years now, and in nowhere else I’ve ever called home does police brutality have the presence it has here.  I’ve lived in many places but in Oakland, violence, crime, and.. Read More