October 22nd, 2009

asleep at mal 9/09

wow - lets kick my anger into overdrive shall we?

i am absolutely disgusted that "the land of the free" where "all men are created equal" is this broken

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/21/insurance-companies-rape-_n_328708.html
- being raped is a pre-existing condition and more from rm here http://rm.livejournal.com/1734549.html

and i think i posted this article in a tweet, but i've been reading some of the responses too - good stuff, scary stuff, infuriating stuff
http://kateharding.net/2009/10/08/guest-blogger-starling-schrodinger%E2%80%99s-rapist-or-a-guy%E2%80%99s-guide-to-approaching-strange-women-without-being-maced/

i am sorry if any/all of this offends you, but as i said in a response to someone (white, male, burner) - just because you think you haven't seen this or experienced it personally doesn't make the discrimination, harassment, assault, etc of women (or poc, gay, trans, differently abled, or any other minority) not exist; it just shows that either you're not paying attention or you are part of the problem (at a minimum by letting your friends, family, coworkers, etc get away with telling sexist, racist, and/or ablist jokes, wolf whistling at women, calling someone a fag or a cunt or a dyke without consequence)


and i'll end with this (hey - maybe you can help make things a bit better - and please, these ideas usually apply to any type of discrimination or harassment): http://fugitivus.wordpress.com/stuff-what-boys-can-do/
asleep at mal 9/09

a bit better

watching hells kitchen (and chef ramsey tearing into people) helped, hearing from friends and family helped, time with t helped, keeping dinner down helped

i'm still angry and sick, but the lasagna i made yesterday (zuccini instead of pasta) is good and i managed to eat a small piece today, and i'm not feeling as sad

thanks to all of you who help keep me sane and safe