Jennifer Fumiko Cahill 
Member since Oct 4, 2013

Jennifer Fumiko Cahill

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

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    Recent Comments

    Re: “Virgin River's Washed-out Humboldt

    Anne: I state in the first paragraph that I didn't read the novels and am reviewing only Netflix's serial adaptation. And I reviewed it critically, as we do all the movies and shows featured in this column; some of those fare well and others don't. Enjoy away and binge the second season with my full support (just not my company).

    Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 01/29/2020 at 11:04 AM

    Re: “Virgin River's Washed-out Humboldt

    Mickey: Your enjoyment of the series is yours and my review shouldn't, and isn't intended, to threaten that at all. It's a critical review of a piece of fiction. It's not a review of a person (though you seem to be up for that). And any chef will tell you, sharp knives are the safest.

    Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 01/29/2020 at 10:59 AM

    Re: “Top 10 Dick Moves of 2019

    Nowhere in the column do I excuse Bill Clinton or anyone else. And I'm not interested in taking Bill O'Reilly's freedom of speech away — so long as nobody arrests him for speaking, that remains intact. I am very clearly criticizing the decision to pay for and amplify what he has to say.

    As for the hysterectomy, according to the complaint, it was a scheduled procedure that was to take place that day, not something the hospital was refusing to schedule. And there are a number of medical reasons for such a procedure aside from sterilization. I'd hope that a hospital with a Christian mission would treat all patients with more kindness.

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    Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 12/29/2019 at 4:00 PM

    Re: “A Word about the 'Threat' of White Supremacy

    R. Putnam,
    It's unfortunate you equate white supremacy and the Klan, arguably the worst among us, with white folks and their cultures in general. Maybe look into that. But you are correct that we should all look into our own biases and prejudices. It's part of why I interrogate my own racial privilege and assumptions and incorporate them where it makes sense. As far as attacking black, Asian, Latino and Jewish culture and identity, there are more than enough people working on that already.

    Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 09/16/2019 at 5:52 PM

    Re: “A Word about the 'Threat' of White Supremacy

    Taxidude: Yes, this is satire. I am not actually David Duke and Spike Lee's The Blakkklansman does not portray the Ku Klux Klan as inclusive.

    Learn to code: Ignorance of racism and those who would do harm to me and mine would be a luxury, but it's one I don't have.

    2 likes, 3 dislikes
    Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 08/21/2019 at 10:45 AM

    Re: “Ship of Fools

    Please do not take off work for this April 1 show Collin is hyping right after a rundown of his cruelest April Fool's pranks. Unless you want to meet up with other sweet, innocent-minded Neil Young fans with time on their hands.

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    Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 03/28/2019 at 3:58 PM

    Re: “Why I Will Not be Using Your Preferred Pronouns

    I wrote this satirical piece for our satire/humor column Seriously? to poke fun at the flimsy and selfish arguments (grammar, awkwardness, having to let go of some outdated notions about gender) that so-called allies unfortunately use against adopting they/them for non-binary people. When taken to their conclusions, those objections are pretty insane, which I hope is apparent to the folks still clinging to them.

    As for those insane conclusions: I do not call deer "antler dogs" or fish "scaly flippies." You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who genuinely thinks "mankini" is an elegant addition to the English language. Using 19th century classifications of Caucasoid, Negroid and Mongoloid is NOT recommended in conversation. And if you're only concerned about supporting marginalized people when they're watching your performance of allyship, well, that's not great. And, of course, nothing (certainly not British spelling) could keep any sane person from Idris Elba.

    Call people what they wish to be called. It's a lot easier than the mental gymnastics required to hang on to a grammatical convention.

    25 likes, 15 dislikes
    Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 02/25/2019 at 12:33 PM

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