It is an unconscious perception of the world that causes us to see mass slaughter of some animals but not others as normal, and tells us we should not get too worked up about it.
Social media has been a powerful tool for Marissa Alexander's defense, while providing creative ways to discuss domestic violence and self-defense.
Hannah K. Gold writes on social justice and literature for publication, and composes bad poetry and erotica for herself. She is based in Brooklyn. Follow her @togglecoat.