Wednesday Reads: Trolls

Cartoons via Cagle:

And for the win:

This is an open thread.

16 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Trolls”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

  2. darthvelma says:

    There is nothing in the article about Jahaira DeAlto to indicate them being trans had anything to do with their murder. The suspect killed his wife. DeAlto was likely just collateral damage to a domestic violence murder. But of course DeAlto gets all the headlines. Yet another man killing his wife isn’t news. 😦

    • quixote says:

      Whaaat? I didn’t read the link because right now I’m more in the puppy-and-tiny-chick-going-to-sleep mood (great clip!).

      I guess it’s just a particularly stark example of women counting about as much as aphids.

    • djmm says:

      The article indicates that the couple and their children were staying with Ms. DeAlto. She may have tried to protect the wife. It is horrible that both were murdered, but it does seem likely to be based in domestic abuse, rather than prejudice. On the other hand, the husband may have been unaware that Ms. DeAlto was trans and reacted violently when he found out. (?)

      I agree that even one murder of a trans is too many. However, an average of 2-3 women in America each day are killed by spouses, exes or boyfriends — about 1000 each year. (Of course, some men are also abused and/or killed by spouses, partners, and exes, male or female, albeit in smaller numbers.) It is shameful.

      HRC is a good organization, but I wish they had also discussed domestic violence as an issue.

      • NW Luna says:

        It was a man who killed DeAlto. Male violence should be called out in this case rather than emphasizing the trans identification of the victim. The murdered wife stayed in the same residence as DeAlto. Yes, even one murder is too many; however trans-ID’d people are actually less likely to be murdered than are the general population. Human Rights Campaign organization seems lately to be focused on trans-identified people rather than on human rights in general.

    • NW Luna says:

      As for “gender non-conforming” people, that’s all of us. No one completely conforms to gender roles, thank Goddess.

  3. bostonboomer says:

    Love the sleepy puppy and chick. The rest of your post too!

  4. dakinikat says:

  5. quixote says:

    So many great cartoons. As someone who reads mainly UK press, the BoJo cartoon is the best I’ve seen on Brexit!

  6. dakinikat says:

    I really don’t think I’d rebuild if I were them but they’re hanging in there.

  7. dakinikat says: