abusive people dehumanize the folks that they abuse, so they can allow themselves to feel justified in their behavior towards their vicitms. also true of bigots. same deal. so fucked up, they classify some people as “other”, as somehow “less than” themselves, so they can justify their hatred. there are some folks who see themselves … [Read more…]
Yep, even leftist extremism. Free speech is free speech. Political satire, whether in art or social media is protected, as well it should be. But I’ve been reading a couple things from leftist friends that strike me as wanting to silence/edit/hide certain free speech. And it pisses me off. I refer to the orange haired … [Read more…]
Rule #1 – Do not waste my time. Rule #2 – Break rule #1? Apologize! Rule #3 – Break rule #2? See rule #1.
When I really dig for the truth and read. Actually. Read. I see there’s even more misogyny built into everything than I thought at first. I mean, of course I knew it was there, but it’s even deeper than the usual hatred/bigotry one finds in the average hateful/bigoted person. It’s in the people who, superficially … [Read more…]
I look down at my feet I see you,
at my hands I see her.
In a flash of movement I see the other,
a fleeting moment that can’t be recreated,
I wonder how she is.
I’m still waiting for some ad agency to have the guts to use pink/red dye in all tampon/napkin ads. That will be equal. Probably just me though. Blue ink is simply the inability for some people to deal with reality.
For me, it’s the only successful way to quit something. I quit smoking cold turkey a couple times, until it stuck. The gradual thing may work for some folks, but not for me. And so it was with me and sugar. After my doc gave me my blood sugar levels back in August, I knew … [Read more…]
Pet peeve (especially with holidays approaching): food pushers. Sometimes it’s people who’ve never struggled with weight, other times it’s those who seek to undermine your success. But most of the advice I’ve read puts the onus on the person working to lose weight. If I say “no, thank you” (twice!): What’s it to ya?! Honestly? … [Read more…]
Each of us has our own dragons to slay. But it is boring as all hell to discuss or describe our dragons to others. Aye.
I go back and forth about publicizing this blog. Some part of me wants readership, and another part of me absolutely does not want. I know a few people find their way here on occasion, those are just the odds of the interwebz, but I don’t even bother looking at the stats for the site … [Read more…]