In some cities, it is now illegal to sleep in your car. Many people claim that these cities are making it illegal to even be homeless because of laws like that, or laws like making panhandling illegal, collecting cans illegal, etc.
Now let me tell you why this is fucking stupid.
I get it that some homeless people are sleeping in run down, beat up cars and the city finds these cars unsightly on the side of the road. But you know, in my lease it explicitly states in formal terms that I am not allowed to park a car in the parking space I have unless it is in good shape and actually runs. So why not just make it illegal to sleep in a car that is “unsightly” or that has an engine that doesn’t actually work?
Because people sleep in cars for very legitimate reasons. Not wanting to drink and drive is a great one! I’m all in favor of passing out in your car for a few hours to sober up before driving anywhere. Another reason is road tripping and not wanting to pay for a hotel; I’d rather have sleepy drivers take a nap rather than keep driving after staring at the road for 16 hours. Another reason is that people are, in fact, homeless. If someone loses their job and has a pet cat or dog and their only asset is their car, living in their car while saving up from a minimum wage job or even while waiting to find a job is the only option; it doesn’t mean they’re lazy, they just have this place to call home for a short time instead of living on the steets (where, in many cities that have this sleeping-in-cars-ban, also make it illegal to pitch a tent in parks or even fall asleep on a bench).
So this law is freaking stupid; even rental agreements have legal terms that ban unsightly and undriveable cars so why not use that, instead of just banning sleeping in cars outright?
In case you still don’t understand how badly women have had it, when anaesthetic was first invented doctors weren’t allowed to give it to women who were giving birth because the church said that the pain of childbirth was God punishing women for not being men
I don’t know any responsible adults who are getting pregnant. The only ones I know who are are all acquaintances or friends of friends who are 19, 20 and drink/smoke and go to raves and do e and still live at home or worse, are actually married to somebody who, in every case, is a minimum wage worker who may or may not have graduated high school I mean ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS? Get yo shit together; if you’re so eager to have a kid, atleast be able to fucking provide for them before you bring them in to this world. Capiche?
For serials? People accidentally kill themselves by overdosing on too much sleep meds but Arizona can’t find a way to kill a person intentionally without it taking 2 hours? REALLY?!
Like we know how to kill people; people kill other people with medications all the fucking time. So overdose them on anesthesia if you’re really that worried about it being humane; they’ll just sleep to death.
Good job Arizona, you fucked up.
You know, I don’t usually ever agree with Rachel Maddow on the issue of the death penalty but she’s right. The process by which we are killing people in the criminal justice system is fucked up; stop using experimental drugs on live prisoners when we already have the science of which drugs will kill people if they interact with one another or are given in high enough doses, and we know the dosage that will kill a person with certain drugs.
As the anon with whom you've been conversing I'd just like to apologize for my rants. Your a great person with a great blog. I really appreciate what you said about trying to get away and the (mostly) tactful way that you handled my anons.
I may have strong opinions, but I’m not a heartless bitch :)
I follow your blog because I find it really interesting. I was wondering what your opinion is on the Palestine Israel situation.
I actually am very unknowledeable about the Palestine Israel situation. I will tell you that I’m against all war; war is never ever necessary. I also believe Hammas is a terrorist group because they believe in killing people if it achieves a means to their ends. I also think that what’s happening right now, with the escalated bombing on both sides, I consider it an all out war at the moment between those two countries, I don’t treat it as just a “conflict” or something that will be resolved with one little ceasefire. I don’t know how it will be resolved, but I definitely think the two countries are at war right now and it’s a very delicate situation and I sympathize for all people on both sides who are losing family and friends for the senseless violence of war.
"Yes, a liberal Republican. What happened to them? They got run out of your party. What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican party? I’ll tell you what they did. Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created social security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act. What did Conservatives do? They opposed every one of those programs. Every one. So when you try to hurl the word ‘liberal’ at my feet, as if it were dirty, something to run away from, something that I should be ashamed of, it won’t work, Senator, because I will pick up that label and wear it as a badge of honor."
-Santos, Previously on the West Wing, s7 e7, written by my man Lawrence O’Donnell of the Last Word on MSBNC
As my wonderful boyfriend coined, “You’re fighting the battle really well, you just need to fight on a different field.” So that’s what I’m doing; I’m going to go to every goddamn professional organization meeting/conference/happy hour/presentation/everything ever.
I’m here to address the whole issue of being bisexual in high school (and maybe middle school too) and being teased.
Let me just tell you, I was in your same spot in high school as you and it drove me to some pretty bad self-harm practices. Then I went to college 500 miles away from home where I didn’t know anybody.
And something miraculous happened. It didn’t “get better” as the “It Gets Better” campaign attends to. However, it got easier. It got easier because I found friends who accepted me, I found intellectual classmates who were interested in the same scholarly and extra-curricular activities (whether pertaining to school clubs or just in regular life), and I found that with them around me shielding me from the negativity I had endured in high school, I was able to accept myself more which brought about a sense of peace that made it more bearable to deal with it when someone heckled me and my girlfriend holding hands, or made it more bearable when my grandmother asked if I had a boyfriend yet.
So while it doesn’t get better, my suggestion for you would be to go to college far, far away and you will find that it does, in fact, get easier.
I'm the anon from stereotyping white males and saying that they feel entitlement+shoot their gf etc and you replied saying how terrible it must be stereotyped Well here's to a second bitch session. I live in a white suburb of a very expensive part of CA and I'm the only bi at my school and I get shit for it. Both my parents are gay+were probs the poorest in town and I get shit for that too So yeah I hate most white guys but doesn't mean it's ok to say all So I know what discrimination feels like
On the one hand I’m sad you’re being bullied for being bisexual; I was extremely badly bullied in high school too for being bi and it was extremely, extremely difficult for me. Looking back even now, that’s a bit of a dark spot in my life.
On the other hand, you have so much white male privilege you don’t even know how good you have it. All the thousands of moments that remind people of the color of their skin have all flown past you; so much so that you don’t even notice just how great you have it.
So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?
I mean not only do I have a bachelors and masters degree, but I also have 3 years of professional work experience. I’m willing to work holidays, nights, weekends; hell I’m even willing to pick up my life and move to another state (I’m in CA) so long as I get a professional job.
I’m quick on my feet, get things done with little to no supervision, have experience with ordering and invoices, customer service, cash management, organization, and a whole host of other things I’ve picked up on the way.
I mean really, whose a girl got to talk to get a job in this economy? It shouldn’t be this hard.
To wtf you recently posted a post where you full on generalized white males. Don't ever perpetuate any stereotypes. I will not be fucking generalized I want that deleted and reblogged with a note saying you disagree. Not all men feel entitlement not all men stab their girlfriends. Just bc a select few of questionable mental health (obviously unstable) made horrible decisions does not give anyone the right to judge an entire group of people.
The last comment on the post that I reblogged was not by me, fyi. And it must make you feel just terrible to be generalized in to a stereotype of a certain group of people based on race, sexuality and gender.