oh you have your period? well you have two options.
you can use sanitary pads, which make you feel like you are wearing a diaper, and have the added fun benefit of being extremely uncomfortable and give you the extreme paranoia that they will not be enough coverage and at any moment with any movement or sudden sneeze you'll bleed over onto your clothes and walk around all day with blood stained trousers while everyone points and laughs at you.
sounds awful. what's my second option.
a penis shaped wad of cotton that you shove uncomfortably inside yourself and it catches the blood before it leaves your body.
still seems pretty awful.
wait! it gets better! there's the outside chance that using those will kill you!
well, are they at least free? like how men can have access to free condoms? i mean, it's not like i'm choosing for this to happen.
HAHAHA! that's funny. no, you have to pay for them. and they're really fucking expensive.
oh, and if you tell anyone that you ARE on your period, your judgement, opinions, and reactions are going to be dismissed as the crazy ramblings of a lunatic.
i think i'll go with my third option.
what third option?
i think i'll bleed on everything you love.
And really, if your solution to women being SEXUALLY ASSAULTED is ‘teach the women’ and you fucking do nothing to actively change the MEN who are perpetuating this shit, you’re the fucking enemy and shouldn’t ever be trusted
This, all the way.
I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.
"I have more hope for my generation than I do for yours..."
"Really. Why? Looks like your generation will be the first in a long time to be worse off then their parents generation."
"Worse off in what sense? Morally? Financially? Morally, it's only a matter of perspective... after all interracial marriage was not only immoral but illegal just several decades ago.
Financially? Meh, we will likely see an economic change, one that hasn't gone unnoticed, given the amount of articles in the NY Times/AP Stories despairing the lack of financial investment in "traditional" places such as mortgages, car loans, IRA's, stocks, etc. Personally, I feel this change has the opportunity to benefit the country... assuming there will be a country left to benefit by the time we get a hold of it..."
"Worse off financially yes. More and more money concentrated in a fewer and fewer people. Morally? Hard to be worse off morally than prior generations. And what has the later generations done so far to warrant "hope"?"
"It was a bit difficult to form a precise description of what exactly inspires hope, so forgive me if I ramble a bit.
I tend to be exposed to various forms of media nearly every waking hour, be it TV, books, the internet, etc. Me being me, I can't just sit and absorb what media is throwing at me, I have to analyze it.
In websites, tv shows and even entire channels, I am seeing a shift in marketing. For example, the nook commercial in which the married woman and a man are talking and you come to discover it is a married gay man. Another commercial example is, humorously enough, a lubricant and condom commercial in which sex is described as an intimate moment with someone you trust. I feel both commercials are examples of my generation, a bit more tolerant, and a bit less judgmental.
Then, of course, there are the TV shows themselves, both the ones that attempt to address social issues because it's the "in thing" (Glee, The Fosters, etc.) and the ones that are simply social and the social isn't presented as an issue at all, but an experience, (Breaking Amish, Surf Life, World of Jinks). Halogen TV is a perfect example of an entire network that is not only directed to my generation, but created by it. It's existence itself gives me hope.
the "everyone is special, and no one is a loser" generation. This is true, but I don't necessarily see it as "we think we are all special so we all want fame" so much as it is "we think we are special, and therefore deserve to be heard and validated." I hope that will turn into "we think everyone is special and therefore all deserve to be heard and validated" and because of one very important factor, the internet, I feel it's plausible
Because my generation has literally had the power of world-wide communication and world-wide cultural exposure at our fingertips, we are consistently inundated with 'sides.' Your side, my side, the other 35 sides of 28 people. This extreme level of exposure to "other" in a way previously unprecedented on any scale, mixed with what I see as a more tolerant nature overall may lend itself to a better socially, and maybe even a better economically structured country someday. At least, that's what I hope."
My grandpa has Alzheimer’s so he has no idea who my grandma is but everyday for the last three or four months he brings her in flowers from their garden and asks her to run away with him and be his wife and everyday she says she already is and everyday the smile my grandpa gets on his face is the most beautiful heartfelt thing I have ever seen.