This is America

I went to a Taylor Swift concert on my birthday, and it was the best, most fun time. I was so happy to be there. But the first thing I did when I got to my seats was map out an exit in case something went wrong.

I didn’t tell my sister that. I never vocalized it. I didn’t want to be morbid and I didn’t want to make light of the situations where venues had been attacked.

But that was in my mind.

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Whitesplaining Stamped from the Beginning

Whitesplaining Stamped from the Beginning

I spent the better part of these first month’s of the year reading a book called Stamped from the Beginning. It’s the self-proclaimed definitive history of racist ideas in America and it has been …. engrossing. Shocking. Frustrating. Eye-opening. Sobering.

Frankly, it should be required reading.

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Of Rats and Men

Of Rats and Men

So I’ve been pretty quiet lately. Blame life. Ambivalence. A subtle depression numbing me to the state of the world. I meant to come back with a general life update, something short and peppy, mostly for my sake so I could say I wrote something and be done with it.

But then I started writing it. And I realized I had something to say. Some thoughts, if you may. It’s old news but, hey, it’s my blog, my timeline.

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101 Reasons Feminism is the Absolute Worst

101 Reasons Feminism is the Absolute Worst

I recently read an article that said women today aren’t womanly enough. It was discussing the decline of marriage, something about how since women are so into careers and independence, men are feeling a little abandoned and suddenly not needed. And if they’re not needed by women then why even bother with women?

Poor guys.

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Still an Inconvenient Truth

Still an Inconvenient Truth

I’ve been thinking a lot about consumerism. I’ve been thinking about waste. Environmental footprints. Production. I’ve been thinking about the food we eat, the products we buy, the things we expect. In the wake of a lot of ~things~, I’ve been thinking about how we treat this world and each other and our expectation of how we should be treated in return.

I guess you could say I’ve been thinking a lot.

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I Can’t Keep Quiet

I Can’t Keep Quiet

Okay so mostly there has been a lot of rage over the last seven days. A lot of fear and frustration and freak outs. And I know I said I wouldn’t talk about it, couldn’t talk about it. But I was watching Samantha Bee today and I was listening to this song from the Women’s March and I lost it.

Like, I’m not even being┬ádramatic. I literally cried. It’s just that sort of day.

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