Retired biomedical scientist, teacher, traveler, and writer. Also mother and grandmother.
BioInfo, Body Wisdom, C4W, SWAHAA, travel, Unitarian, Writer, Writing Life
Excellent article. People of privilege rarely realize the extent of their privilege. And those without privilege live with chronic deprivation and fear.
Thanks for the great review! You nailed it. And yes, the book was compiled in part from journal entries and emails written while I was in Korea.
Good one, Will! It's amazing how much Charleston and its culture have been transformed in the more than forty years I have been here. I would never have imagined, in the early 1970s, that the city of Charleston would erect a statue to Denmark Vesey. And a huge bravo for the statue of Waring, an unsung hero!!
I might disagree with you on the Tillman statue, though. Perhaps move it away from the front of the Statehouse. But it is a part of history, however despicable, and history should be left for our descendants to contemplate and to learn from. I wouldn't want our fair state to be compared with the Taliban, destroying those offensive statues of the Buddha.
Melinda, I have never raped anyone. Does that protect ME (a woman) from rape? Of course not. You can say "Don't rape" until you're blue in the face, but those so inclined will continue to find victims. Women need to protect themselves from being victims of sexual assault, just like the elderly need to protect themselves from being victims of swindling. Most swindlers get away with it, and most people blame the victims for being naive. Let's not be naive.
Will, we will truly miss you!! Your coherent, thoughtful and well-written commentary will be impossible to replace. And this parting column is a sterling example of your style and thoughtfulness.
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