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A Feminist -Lesbian-Canary in the Coal Mine

March 18th, 2014 By Steven Knope, MD

Canary in the coal mineA sentinel species is an animal used by human beings to detect early threats in the environment. The classic example is the canary in the coal mine. Well into the 20th century, canaries were carried into the mines to detect the presence of deadly carbon monoxide gas. Canaries react to carbon monoxide faster than people, so if the canary dies, it is a warning to the miner that he has only a few minutes to get out.… Read the rest