Jennifer Fumiko Cahill 
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Jennifer Fumiko Cahill

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Jennifer Fumiko Cahill is the arts and features editor of the North Coast Journal.

Recent Posts

  • HumBug: Aphid Cows and Ladybugs
  • HumBug: Aphid Cows and Ladybugs

    • May 20, 2018
  • Yaass, Kouign-amann
  • Yaass, Kouign-amann

    • May 19, 2018
  • Hedwig Postponed Due to Injury
  • Hedwig Postponed Due to Injury

    • May 18, 2018
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    A word from your friends at HotBotix Engineering
    • May 17, 2018
  • Lao New Year
  • Lao New Year

    Feeding the ancestors
    • May 3, 2018
  • Meals to Seek Refuge In
  • Meals to Seek Refuge In

    April's Hum Plate roundup
    • Apr 26, 2018
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    Recent Comments

    Re: “New Cannabis Strains for Today's Stress

    Just to clarify, the Seriously? column is satire and these are imaginary strains. I apologize if I made it seem like any substance could spare you the knowledge that we're destroying the planet, small-town dating is a nightmare and Trump has genitals.

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    Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 03/18/2018 at 11:07 AM

    Re: “Ending Gun Violence Takes a Different Kind of Bravery

    Robert Reese: I'm curious about your numbers. The suicide rate in Japan is heartbreakingly high at 19.5 per 10,000 people in 2014, compared to 13.4 in the US. (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/05/…) The difference is it's on a downward trend because the government is working on it. And suicide in Japan isn't caused by a lack of guns. Our US gun death numbers keep climbing (http://time.com/5011599/gun-deaths-rate-am…) up to 38,000 in 2016, roughly two-thirds of which are suicides. It's not a straight per capita comparison, but that total of 38,000 gun deaths beats Japan's 2016 suicides by around 16,000. We can do better.

    As for self defense, it's rare and not necessarily effective. A Harvard University study found privately owned guns were more likely to be used to intimidate someone a stranger, a family member or an intimate than for self defense. And when used in self defense, "Victims using a gun were no less likely to be injured after taking protective action than victims using other forms of protective action." (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/hicrc/firearm…)

    More guns might make us feel safer but the stats show they aren't actually making us safer. As a former teacher, I can tell you that arming faculty is a profoundly terrible idea, only partly because of how useless it would be. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security is sure enough about the ineffectiveness of thwarting mass shooters with a "good guy with a gun" that its instructions for active shooter defense say private individuals should not engage with a shooter unless they are unable to flee or hide. It's a last resort only and no more effective than people throwing office supplies and tackling a shooter as he reloads.

    And I'm not suggesting throwing our bodies literally in front of bullets. I'm suggesting we sacrifice the false sense of security that comes from a proliferation of guns which the numbers show to be false and work toward fewer guns in our country and lower gun death numbers.

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    Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 02/28/2018 at 2:59 PM

    Re: “It's All Gravy

    I'm a fan of that Green Lily bacon gravy as an accompaniment to the bacon-filled waffles. https://www.northcoastjournal.com/HumPlate…

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    Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 01/29/2018 at 1:08 PM

    Re: “Post Up

    Thanks for catching the typo. It's fixed now.

    Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 01/21/2018 at 11:16 AM

    Re: “A Men's Guide to Surviving a Sexual Harassment Witch Hunt

    In regard to your comment: "In my experience, sexual misconduct in the workplace is not as dicey as what we are seeing on the news. Without getting into details or providing evidence to support my views, I've come to the conclusion that often those accusing others of misconduct have contributed in many ways to the very conduct that they are complaining about."

    I'll give your third-hand, anonymous anecdote and your personal story proper weight as far as your experience of sexual harassment.

    But when it comes to the breadth and depth of the problem, I will put my trust in this Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/task_force/haras… and the first-hand accounts of unambiguous harassment and assault from every single woman I know and trust, myself included.

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    Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 11/09/2017 at 1:34 PM

    Re: “Boom

    Richard Pryor wrote Blazing Saddles with Mel Brooks it's got Pryor's humor, insight and irreverence all over it. See our previously declared love of this classic here, cowboy: https://www.northcoastjournal.com/AEBlog/a…

    Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 06/30/2017 at 3:46 PM

    Re: “Who Run the World?

    The title is a line from Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)," in which she asks, "Who run the world?/ Girls." You can enjoy it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmMU_iwe6…

    Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 06/10/2017 at 10:57 AM

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