Historian, social critic and feminist
It seems so dark, really. I mean the lights were getting dimmer but this feeling of complete darkness is new. But then that always passes and we will start seeing in the dark. I just want people to stop thinking that the lights will somehow magically come back on. We must stop fearing the darkness and learn to overcome it.
Writer, cultural curator and critic
My dominant response is relief—and the perhaps naive hope that this verdict will mark the end of the sickening hate speech and blame games that masquerade as religious sentiment. As someone nourished by the rich plural traditions of this country, I see no connection between the self-annihilating...