Sunday Reads: Turkey Roast

Cartoons from Cagle:

This thread…⬆️

Happy Sunday… enjoy the day.


10 Comments on “Sunday Reads: Turkey Roast”

  1. dakinikat says:

    Wow, those are some great cartoons!!! Kenosha police that let that kid walk around with an illegal weapon should be turned upside down and emptied of everything.

  2. NW Luna says:

    Austria and Germany are showing signs of common sense. Financial markets can’t really get back to normal without control of the pandemic.

  3. dakinikat says:

    On St Claude like 3 blocks up from me.

    When it hurts so bad an ouch is not enough … we lost a lot of culture bearers this week. Too many authentic second lines were required.

  4. NW Luna says:

    Even one murder is one too many, but there’s not an epidemic of trans murders:

    The current murder rate in the United States is 5 murders per 100,000, which is about 0.005%. Williams Institute’s 2016 study, “How Many Adults Identify as Transgender in the United States?,” reports that 1.4 million US Americans identify as transgender. In 2019, the United States reported the murders of 30 trans people. With 1.4 million trans people that’s a murder rate of 0.002% — less than half of the murder rate for the general population. It’s possible that more trans people are dying than reported, but the number would have to be over 250% higher to be considered even marginally higher than the overall rate.

    Researched and written by a trans person.

    • quixote says:

      There’s that. I mean, I know they’re saying it’s a hate crime, so it’s different, and if it was, it would be. But the ones who make special mention like that never show they’ve even looked for that data. It’s just trans-murder=hate crime.

      The last time I saw a complete study (couple of years ago? US or UK study), a large majority of trans murders were people in prostitution. Prostitutes suffer horrific murder numbers. On that background, the proportion of trans murders was minute. And only in a couple of cases was there evidence the murderer was aware they were trans. Most of the time it looked like murder aimed at prostitutes. Women.

      Which is the other thing that grates about making special mention of transwomen. If the poster is exercised about gender-based hate crime, there’s a few orders of magnitude bigger pile of dead women over here. Mostly killed for having the nerve to live while female. So, hate crimes. Where’s the intersectionality? Why not even mention that while you’re on the subject?

      • NW Luna says:

        When I’ve seen breakdowns, the majority of murders are in prostitution in South American countries. That’s an area that has a notoriously high rate of murder. It’s not so much that many trans people engage in prostitution but rather that prostitution is dangerously risky for the prostituted. That’s true in the US and not just countries in South America. If sex work was work, OSHA would shut it down because it’s so unsafe.

        The U.K. has had 0 (zero, zilch, nada) murders of trans people in the last 3 years, while an average of 3 women are killed there every week.

        • quixote says:

          Yup. Exactly right. The high numbers are mostly skewed by Brazil. Important, but relevant to Brazil and how bad prostitution murders can get when there are functionally no protections at all.

  5. quixote says:

    Looove the concept of glazing the turkey with LSD 😆