jclark82151 asked: 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.
"A republican president ended slavery."
"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
I figured out my problem with finding a job
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.
To that rich, white, entitled bisexual anon
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.