Rosemary Joyce: The formation of social memory would arguably have drawn power from the many examples of “No Irish Need Apply” used in print ads.
Rosemary Joyce: The legal debates about marriage equality, in California, in other states, and in Washington, have consistently highlighted the indignities that anti-marriage equality arguments introduced.
Rosemary Joyce: The violence these children are fleeing is worse than in war zones– one reporter makes a comparison of the situation in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in 2012 to Iraq.
Rosemary Joyce: So we see the state legislatures of Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Virginia all voting for laws opposed by the majority of their own citizens – not women alone, but men and women – laws that endanger women’s healthcare and move us backward.
Rosemary Joyce: Now that the world hasn’t ended, it’s fine to return to ignoring the conditions of millions of Maya people living in Mexico and Central America.
Rosemary Joyce: What we can’t do, apparently, is ignore the hype that claims that the Maya who lived in city states in Mexico and Central America a little more than a thousand years ago predicted that the end of the world will come this month: December 21, to be precise.
Rosemary Joyce: The novelty of living with a disaster, via the reach of new media, was underscored for me by an echo, a memory of another hurricane: Katrina.