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  1. Jul 2018
    1. When it comes to global warming, these slaveholders outpace all but the very biggest polluters. Adding together their slave-based deforestation and other CO2-producing crimes leads to a sobering conclusion. If slavery were an American state it would have the population of California and the economic output of the District of Columbia, but it would be the world’s third-largest producer of CO2, after China and the United States.

      That really puts the slavery industry into a more relatable perspective. Relatable as in we are more able to envision it.

  2. Mar 2018
    1. life has become a scramble for survival in a population divided between those with guns and those without. This chaos is the perfect breeding ground for slavery.

      This is so sad. These people live in paradise and yet must fend for their lives in order to survive on their own land. And in order to survive, they must abide to slavery because they are being threatened with guns. They and their loved ones are forced into this, because they are "in the way" of production. Either they work or die.

  3. Sep 2017
    1. People rarely look the way you expect them to, even when you’ve seen pictures.

      This is really interesting and true though I am having a hard time understanding what this article is supposed to be about.

    2. Your physical person is our Black Box; without it, we have no record of what has happened on your mission.

      Bringing in the title. It helps bring it all together.

    3. Begin the Dissociation Technique only when physical violation is imminent.Close your eyes and slowly count backward from ten.With each number, imagine yourself rising out of your body and moving one step farther away from it.

      With how it continues to go I do not think that this should be attempted in water.

    4. The Dissociation Technique is like a parachute—you must pull the cord at the correct time.

      I didn't realize that this was a possible technique.

    5. Being alone with a violent and ruthless man, surrounded by water, can make the shore seem very far away.

      This is an interesting observation. Though maybe do not let yourself get too far away from people you trust while in the water to begin with.

  4. Jan 2017
    1. but many of her friends thought she had been murdered.

      She fought against such immense discrimination, could the verdict of suicide be wrong? Could this have been some kind of erasure?

    2. Like many transgender activists, Rivera was ruthlessly excluded by feminists.

      Even marginalized groups can erase each other.

    3. that it was drag queens and trans people who began the whole sea change in the legitimising of gay identity

      This is often overlooked when discussing gay rights. When gay marriage was legalized in the US, many believed that we were done, however we still need to fight for transgender rights. The battled often have more than one fight to win.

    4. Forty-nine queer people dead, many of them Latinx, queer people of colour, their sexuality and race erased in an instant.

      Reason this article was written, and of course why I am now reading it.

    5. We can’t see you, therefore you don’t exist.

      Repetition of the main support for her argument. Wonderful.

    6. this beautiful, helpful emerging language for articulating the experience of not fitting within the binaries of man and woman, gay and straight

      This is why media exposure is important. Although Kaitlin Jenner doesn't have the best track record after coming out, she changed the way media erased queer transgender people. By giving transgender people a voice in the media, we can reach others who are confused and scared, and help them find their way.

    7. the choking sense of needing to speak and hide at the same time.

      Our human instinctis to protect those we care for, so wanting to defend their mother and their lives is only natural. However, the sense of self-preservation is also a strong human trait and in many instances this instinct also works with the protecting instinct and we choose to stay silent. Allowing those who discriminate to say their piece while we bite our tongues.

    8. Get back in the closet: that’s the feeling. We can’t see you, therefore you don’t exist.

      We see this with problems in other minorities. This mentality is a privilege, because those who believe this have never had to justify their lives. By tying this directly to the "closet" that queer people must hide in, the author does not erase the problems of other discriminated people. This is an amazing start to this article.