Publicity is Complicity: Don’t Grant Fame to Mass Killers

UPDATE (1/6/17): I wrote this in the aftermath of the Charleston massacre and updated it after subsequent mass shootings. Now we hear of a slaughter at Fort Lauderdale airport. The points I make below apply in each case. This is the age of fame for fame’s sake,...

Ten Global Travesties

A list that shouldn’t exist in the 21st century: Worldwide, women and girls ages 15 to 44 are more likely to be maimed or killed by men than by malaria, cancer, war or traffic accidents combined. One in seven people on earth goes to bed hungry each night while...

Why violence is worse than other existential threats

“No more hurting people” – Martin Richard, 8, killed in Boston Marathon attack. Violence: “The intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either...

Ten self-destructive human habits

1. Our addiction to fossil fuels is cooking the only planet we’ll ever have. Instead of dealing with the problem, many simply deny it. 2. Human males abuse, beat, rape, maim and murder their mothers, sisters and daughters – those who give them life and...

The pervasive oppression of women and girls

The greatest travesty of human life: One out of every three women will be a victim of violence in her lifetime. In some parts of the world a girl is more likely to be raped than to learn how to read. Murder is a leading cause of death for pregnant women. The children...