The cynic in me that doesn't believe karma or god exists knows that you're right that it's possible that that man might have died if Zimmerman had been found guilty. I would hope that someone else could have rescued that man if it wasn't Zimmerman. The universe is random. I still believe Zimmerman was guilty because… » 7/22/13 1:36pm 7/22/13 1:36pm

I don't do drugs and I haven't in a long time, but I experimented when I was younger. It is my opinion that marijuana is safer than alcohol. When a person is angry, the person who smoke a j becomes calmer and contemplative and is more likely to see the other person's point of view and feel remorse, the person who… » 7/22/13 10:17am 7/22/13 10:17am

It's very rare for me, too. I only feel this if I dislike that person, and sometimes that dislike isn't consciously acknowledged until I feel this feeling and realize that I really don't like them very much. It also drives me crazy when I think about someone who is just an horrible human being whom "karma" has never… » 7/22/13 7:33am 7/22/13 7:33am

I am not black but a black friend invited me to go to a black hoodie protest and said to wear one. How do you know that the woman in the photo above being criticized wasn't invited to wear one at a hoodie protest, too? She might have been told that she should wear one, like I was.

I agree with you that it is important… » 7/21/13 11:02pm 7/21/13 11:02pm

That Hollister shirt photo is from six months before he was shot. Those memes going around showing him looking older have been debunked. Those are photos of men who are still alive. Grown men. He really did look like he did in that Hollister shirt. I have to say that if you think he looks like a child, then you're… » 7/20/13 9:55pm 7/20/13 9:55pm

Katie, I don't know if you'll read this, but thank you for the reminder that other people are sensitive to criticism like myself, even writers brave enough to write for Jezebel.* I suppose because of my self-esteem and insecurities, I thought that I was uniquely vulnerable to those feelings, which has probably made me… » 7/18/13 10:47pm 7/18/13 10:47pm

Yes, and the irony is that people who say things like that are more likely to defend someone white who does do something racist by claiming that "people of other races are racist, too! A black guy called me a cracker three years ago!" It's an argument of convenience. The target being defended is not racist because… » 7/18/13 9:40pm 7/18/13 9:40pm

I think that this article was called for, and so is that one. Everyone on either side of any coin like this needs guidelines and reminders about "how not to be a dick." For this publication, addressing atheists would be more relevant because I'm sure that there is a large faction of them who read Jezebel.

I'm really… » 7/18/13 6:21pm 7/18/13 6:21pm

You are so wise and have provided an excellent example of how to talk about politics, feminist issues, and handle uncivil discourse. I hope that others will follow in your footsteps towards being civil in online discourse and fostering communication. » 7/18/13 3:23pm 7/18/13 3:23pm

I saw that on this Facebook page! But then I saw in the comments that someone asked him about that and he clarified that he meant that people who had actually been slaves deserved an apology and not that they deserved to be slaves. By "deserved it" he was referring to the apology he referred to earlier. I think he has… » 7/17/13 10:40pm 7/17/13 10:40pm

Thank you for saying that. I've been attacked a few times trying to be an ally to black people and gay people, and it genuinely hurts whenever I am attacked because these are issues that I care very deeply about down to my soul. Those experiences do make me scared to speak up and even try because they hurt so badly… » 7/17/13 9:39pm 7/17/13 9:39pm