Exhaustion

imagine weights attached to each hair on your body dripping and rolling like liquid lead running over between around each curve each hollow in your flesh eyelids flutter toward safety and comfort magnets line each lash with determination determined to reach the iron hidden under floors and flights of stairs for human habitation hidden behind…

Outed

S blindsided me today. I tried so hard to keep him from finding out. I know D is his friend, but... he broke up with me today. Coach told him. How could Coach tell him? Now he's pissed at me. Why doesn't anyone believe me? I should have known Coach said something when everyone just…

The “Cry Wolf” Theory

Reading Rottin' in Denmark, I found myself nodding in agreement. As a woman, it is always validating to see a man stand up for feminism (a.k.a. basic human rights for all genders). Specifically in the context of sexual harassment, and those who claim it is due to being "overly sensitive liberal snowflakes who need safe…

Dental Horror Stories

I have never met a person who liked going to the dentist. Personally, I hate dentists. The only time my blood pressure comes back high is when it is taken in a dentist's office. Some just shudder, others share horror stories from the dentist. Some refuse to listen to said horror stories. Myself, I have…

“Thumbs” – How Ironic

I first heard this song on the radio a few days ago, and have listened to it repeatedly since then. It is a catchy song about the endless circle of working pointless jobs with no way out experienced by the majority of people in the world. From the beginning of the song Somewhere in the…

Radiator Down

Way back in 2016 Review I mentioned driving an old, crappy car. To be entirely honest, I expected it to conk out in some way a lot sooner. Somehow I've managed to keep it pumping for nearly nine months since I got it (and had it tinkered with like crazy to make it work in…

Pro-Life = Pro-Choice

Yesterday, I responded to another blog post. Today, I want to elaborate on one particular point: pro-life versus pro-choice. Let me begin with a seemingly contradictory statement: I am pro-life and pro-choice. Being pro-life does not equal being anti-abortion. What does it mean to be pro-life? Most believe it means being antiabortion, but that's just…

Should We Challenge Feminism?

This post is a response to BeautyBeyondBones post saying women have as many options as men and needn't be protesting. While I appreciate the points you are trying to make about feminism and femininity, I disagree with your conclusions. A woman can't win the White House. We just had our first female presidential candidate (if…

Instinctual Responses

We all have instincts. Some people's instincts are better than others, and some people are more in touch with their instincts. TV shows and movies adore characters with strong (and correct) instinctual responses. The more I see these characters "trust their guts" or "follow a hunch," the more I try to get in tune with…