November 2019 archive

Top Guns

I just read about the 588th Night Bomber Regiment of the Soviet Air Force, consisting of pilots who “flew in stealth mode at night and dropped precision bombs on German targets.  The women pilots were all in their late teens and early twenties, and they flew about 30,000 missions between 1941 and 1945.”  (p89 Kristen …

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History, the News, Men, Women, Life, Death, Joy, Pain

History, many say, is nothing but violence, war, death … Yes, because men write it. If women wrote history, maybe we’d put something else center stage.  Maybe themselves. And maybe if all that violence didn’t make the front page, there’d be less of it. And if men became unimportant, then what they did would become …

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When men are raped

When men are raped, as they often are in prison, does anyone ask them are they sure they didn’t want it?  Does anyone come even close to suggesting they asked for it, they are to be blamed for it?  Is anyone quick to add ‘alleged’ to the report?