I was really sick. Thursday I was the worst. I may have had the flu or it could have been food poisoning or a stomach virus but I couldn’t keep water down. But it was only terrible for one day (Thursday). The next few days, I just felt weak. But there was also a bad PMS on the horizon, so it’s hard to know. And I slept a lot.
So, today I am 30. It’s an artificial number really; I don’t mind it so much. It is an anniversary of sorts. I don’t mind the knowledge that comes with age. I just want my hair to come in all grey so I can dye it funky colors without using bleach. XD
The first is that true gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.
And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.” My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality - my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part.
This is spot on. For a patriarchal society, equality is threatening and assigned as the “real sexism” because women aren’t “in their place” where they “belong.” It challenges the system by asserting the notion of women as equal human beings and not property, and frankly, the fact that people have been unwittingly brainwashed to perceive the world under these terms pisses me the fuck off.
I always liked this story as a kid, or at least parts of it. If you frame it in a Mother Goose context or something similar- then it would be all right. I honestly thought this story was apart of history for a while. I didn’t think to separate it out; I didn’t realized it was biblical. It was an amalgamation of facts and myths that rested in my brain. Many years ago, my father said the Jews being slaves was bullshit. And then it hit me. What I had thought was apart of history, actually wasn’t. Why hadn’t anyone told me? How was I so naïve? How could I mash up different historical events into a ball of rubber bands? No wonder I did so bad in history! It was my least favorite subject in school for some time. Now, I love it. I understand the connections between events; I didn’t do that then.
The whole story of the Jews in Egypt is just an allegory, as most Jews today would say. What ever you want to call it, the one thing it is is fiction.
“Ten years ago, Jamaica’s government-appointed National Commission on Ganja produced a report calling for marijuana decriminalization, which the Jamaican government, under pressure from the US, promptly forgot about. But now, the government of Prime Minister Bruce Golding has announced that it will again review those recommendations.”—Phillip Smith
I'm an atheist. I put up with religion everyday. GOD bless you, thank you GOD, oh my GOD, I pledge allegance under GOD, in GOD we trust. While I don't say any of that, I hear it everywhere. Atheists put up with what we don't believe in. We watch people start wars and blow things up for their Gods. We see them protest funerals and doctors for their Gods. We sit back as religion does it's thing. If you can't handle some anti-religious humor, then its a shame. We put up with more than you think as atheists, try doing the same.
“More broadly, Mr. Obama is conspicuously failing to mount any kind of challenge to the philosophy now dominating Washington discussion — a philosophy that says the poor must accept big cuts in Medicaid and food stamps; the middle class must accept big cuts in Medicare (actually a dismantling of the whole program); and corporations and the rich must accept big cuts in the taxes they have to pay. Shared sacrifice!”—Paul Krugman (via azspot)
Of his claim that more than 90% of what Planned Parenthood does, Sen. Kyl’s office has now said that the claim was not “intended to be a factual statement”, but just to demonstrate that Planned Parenthood does provide and make referrals to abortion.
So why not say that? When you use numbers, you are responsible for the validity of those numbers. Is it any wonder that these assholes are driving our government into the ground?
It’s my understanding that Republicans never mean for their statements to be factual.