My mother wants me to go to services with the rest of my family for Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year) in September. I have made the decision not to go every year since I turned 18. Now that I’m an atheist, I am really opposed to going; but I’m doing it anyways because it’s my mother and I’m her only child.
Do I bring a book? Am I allowed to bring a book? When I was younger I used to bring toys to play with because services is like 4 hours long. But now that I’m in my mid-20’s is it considered rude to bring a book, even though I’m atheist and don’t follow the Jewish faith anymore?
I want to know your opinions. Though I’m probably going to bring a small paperback anyways.
If you send me a message, whether anon or not, and cuss at me and/or call me names, there is 0% chance of me responding. I do not respond to insults. I created this blog to voice my opinions and create a discussion around those opinions, not to have arguments where we cuss at each other, poop on the chess board and knock over pieces while we drag each other lower and lower.
So if you cuss at me and call me names, I will not respond to your to messages. It’s not because I’m ignoring you (though I am), it’s because I’m choosing not to respond to somebody who won’t listen to what I have to say even if I do respond.
Sexual harassment is when a guy whose got tattoos all over his arms, up his neck, on his cheek, and on his fingers and wearing baggy pants says “excuse me” to get your attention on the bus, and after trying 3 times to get your attention you finally look up expecting him to say something derogatory or strike up meaningless “flirtatious” conversation even though you’re clearly reading a book, and he simply asks if the bus goes downtown and if not, which stop can he get off on to catch the 3 or the 120 downtown.
This is what harassment does to women, it makes them cold and purposely try to ignore people when they need simple directions.
Like every night protestors come out in Ferguson and march peacefully.
And every night police show up to these peaceful protests of people marching, chanting, and holding hands. And the police show up with semi-automatic rifles, mine-resistant armoured vehicles, and pepper spray. And they claim that the crowds of (mostly) black people are unruly and need to be handled. But they were peacefully protesting before the cops showed up.
And this has happened for like 8 days in a row. And the cops keep claiming that the protestors are getting out of control. When they’re perfectly calm… until the cops show up with pepper spray and semi-automatic rifles and bullet proof vests!
Like every night its like this, and yet they keep showing up with this huge show of force and I’m like you know maybe if you DON’T show up prepared for a fight, a fight won’t happen.
"If you want to know who wants a fight, look at those who show up dressed for one"
If you want to know what it’s like to be a woman walking in public, then watch this. In those first few minutes of the video for her walking down the street… I cannot tell you just how real that is because it happens to me every single goddamn day. The disgusting, creepy “purrrrr” that the guy does, or the “Hey, how you doing sweetheart?” as they stop walking and watch my ass as I walk away. Hell, I’ve been in a knee length skirt and long sleeve turtleneck and they still catcall me.
I saw a guy on the bus the other day and he had a condition and I’m really curious what it was, because I like to know sciency things.
He had grey bumps everywhere. Like large, probably the size of an irritated mosquito bite. And grey. All over his arms, the back of his neck (I was sitting behind him), and they itched because he kept itching them (I thusly moved when he began itching the ones on the back of his neck).
What the hell was it? Now keep in mind, I think this man may have been living on the streets and may or may not have been doing drugs so it may be something related to poor hygeine. But I’ve looked up all I can and can’t find anything remotely similar.
Any suggestions? Any doctors follow my blog and have any insight?
However, this argument forgets the part where women who go in to science and engineering fields, who have the same educational background as their male counterparts, the same amount of experience as their male counterparts, STILL end up making less money in their lifetime than their male counterparts. That’s what the whole Lilly Ledbetter v Goodyear was about; Ledbetter made less than her male coworkers even though she was as qualified or had more seniority than some. And if you tell me the Supreme Court ruled against Ledbetter, I know this and they said it was because she didn’t file the suit within 180 days of her first paycheck way back in 1979 when she didn’t know her pay was going to be less than her male coworkers.
I love and hate Dianne Feinstein. In my political life, many issues contribute to how I feel about politicians.
On the one hand, Feinstein is very progressive when it comes to reproductive rights (including supporting teaching sex ed in schools, funding abortion clinics, providing free contraceptives, etc).
On the other hand, Feinstein supports the NSA in their fight to tap e-mail accounts and phones of journalists, which goes explicitly against our First Amendment rights.
On the one hand, Feinstein supports reducing defense funding and raising taxes on the rich.
On the other hand, Feinstein supports tax incentives for businesses who “create jobs,” which really just means tax loopholes for corporations.
I’m 50/50 with Feinstein; however, taking in to account that there is so much controversy over her and that she has been a serious political player for something like 35 years, if she does run again in 2018 I will most likely not vote for her.
First the cops said Mike Brown stole candy from a store. Then the store denied any such thing happened. Then the cops claimed Brown was trying to wrestle the gun from the cop in the car…despite the fact all the witnesses claim he was several feet away from the car and never near it.
IMO, by the time the Ferguson cops are done, they’ll have claimed Brown also shot Lincoln, JFK, Biggie and Tupac.
There is no patriarchy. There is no patriarchy. There is no patriarchy. There is no patriarchy. There is no patriarchy. There is no patriarchy. There is no patriarchy.
What makes you think that?
It couldn’t be the fact that women on average make 77 cents for every 1 dollar their male counterparts make. It couldn’t be for the fact that it’s men who are legislating away women’s health care (including birth control and abortion services). It couldn’t be because when a gay male bluntly and overtly hits on a straight male, the straight male gets offended because suddenly he’s being treated the way he treats women. It couldn’t be because of the hundreds of women who have acid thrown on their faces because they decline a marriage proposal.
I have no idea what would make you think there is no patriarchy. Please, do enlighten me.