You’ve heard it before. “I’m not racist, but…” But. What this person means is “But I’m going to identify a common racial stereotype that emphasizes why I’m frustrated about a particular occurrence that happened to me and blame it on the entire group of people because it seems to me they all like to act this way/do this.” Yea, we know. You’re not racist. You … Continue reading Understanding Your Racism
You’re going to be pissed but I’m going to talk about Lena Dunham. I might be the last one who does. You might not like what I have to say and that’s okay. You might not agree with any of it. I just need to get it out. Call me bias, but I took a trip to NYC back in 2012 and was bombarded by … Continue reading Feminism’s Many Shapes and Shades
I consider myself a very social person, but if I’m being honest, I constantly feel that I am always on the outside looking in.
I often wonder if it accounts for my strength or my not knowing a damn thing about anything that I actively put myself in these situations where I am knowingly at my most uncomfortable. Perhaps, in essence, it sounds appealing navigating within a location to which you are not native and different from those around you, however, you are in hopes that you’ll come across as an individual – mysterious and unique. Who is this mermaid? Let’s be friends! Who doesn’t want to feel this way? Continue reading “The Patriarchal Reasons I Got Married at 18 in the 21st Century”
… Trump just makes it worse. I read a sign at a protest that said, “The problem is not that Trump is racist, it’s that his racism wasn’t a deal breaker.” For myself and many other progressive individuals the deal breakers far surpassed the fact that DT is a racist bigot. On the list of deal breakers became one issue that I’ve recently become very passionate … Continue reading The Patriarchy Exists Without Trump
I’ve been struggling a great deal since November 8th. I’m more emotional in a way I did not know I would be because no one could have predicted such an American failure. Nate Silver himself could not foresee a definitive outcome as he has carefully calculated in the past, although there were warnings. He warned us, Michael Moore warned us and now I still sit … Continue reading Right, Left, Doesn’t Matter – Trump Sucks.