Zanosuke Kurosaki wrote:
No, it's totally possible to win. This guy sure thinks so.
All we have to keep doing(to win), is say "No, I won't" one more time than they say "yes, you will". Damned if I'm ever giving ground to those sniveling, cowardly wastes of flesh, space, and good air, that think they're allowed to have a say in something that's none of their freaking business.
It's taking too long. That's the part that bothers me so much.
America is supposed to be this incredible place full of opportunities for everyone.
But it's not. If you're a woman or a minority, you're still behind straight, white men. We've got a lot of straight, white men on our side, and that's awesome, but it's not enough.
We're supposed to be this place with all this freedom of religion, but we're not. People complain about "under God" possibly being removed and some imaginary war on Christmas and how we
should respect their
religious views, but God forbid gays get married (which is a legal process that should not involve religion) or that women have access to birth control (which is a health issue that should not involve religion) or that someone say "Happy Holidays" (which is a generic greeting because fuck if I know whether you celebrate Christmas-- and I say that as
someone who normally just says "Merry Christmas" out of habit).
Yeah, your kids don't pray in school. If you want them to, send them to a Catholic school. Or, you know, maybe be a fucking parent and take them to church or something
. They bitch about how the schools shouldn't be teaching sex education, because that's a parent's
place, but apparently praying with your children is not a parent's place.
I'm sick of a country where at least 33% of the population is not
Christian is being held to Christian rules when the very first goddamn amendment says that's a no-no
. I'm sick of a country where atheists are looked at with scorn while Christians are telling women that they don't deserve comprehensive health care.
To be clear, I don't dislike Christians. I dislike the ones that think they have to right to tell me what to do. You are not my mother. You are not my father. For someone who complains about "big brother" so damn much, they really like to take the authoritative role. Especially when Uncle Sam himself is the one who said that I am not obligated to live by your rules
. They have a book. They believe in it. That's great, I am totally, completely, not-even-being-sarcastic happy for them. I just disagree. And I don't tell you how to live your life, so don't tell me how to live mine.
When we started the U.S., it was a great
idea, pretty innovative for its time, even. Everyone (who was male and white) started on equal footing and worked their way up. Then the blacks and women got some rights under their belts.
Women were the last ones to obtain the vote. It was 1920. I've only been able to vote for 92 years-- at the same time, 92 years is a fucking long time
. Look at all the advancements humankind has made in that time, all the inventions and new ideas and treaties. Now look at where women and minorities stand. The 1940s was when women started working, but we went right back to the kitchen when the men came back from the war. The 1960s was when blacks were considered "almost kind of a little" equal to whites, and you can still see the attitude, the feeling that, somehow, they're not
. Women are still making $0.77 to each man's $1 in the same fields. Minorities, especially female minorities, are at a ridiculously high rate for poverty (same with white women).
Oh, and the reason
women make $0.77 to each $1 of a man's? Because of the recession. Men were getting laid off or having their hours cut. Women had to start working to balance out their husbands' money troubles. We're roughly 50% of the workforce now. We didn't win-- men just lost a little. That's the wrongest reason
for us to get closer to equality.
AGSHASJASJA MY POINT IS
This country is fucked and if Obama isn't reelected I'm moving in with Alice and Tamar.