I think the only thing I'm afraid of is getting angry.
I definitely have a strong feeling of what I believe, and I should definitely have my belief challenged, but sometimes it just frustrates and angers me to such a degree that I'm not sure if it's beneficial anymore.
I'M JUST TOO PASSIONATE.
Ahahaha, that sounds like an awesome professor. The one thing I regret about art school is that is so solely art and career driven, I had already gotten all of my general education out of the way by the time I started, so I feel like I'm really missing out on the more traditional college learning experience.
But whatever I guess that's what the internet is for.
Yeah I've heard it's cost considerably more than it's saved. I'm sure there's someone collecting welfare checks that ♥♥♥♥s cats too, but I don't think we need to make sure everyone collecting welfare isn't ♥♥♥♥ing cats.
My family just discussed drug testing welfare recipients, and my brother told a story about how someone he worked with would refuse to work more then 25 hours a week (because she'd lose her welfare) and how she would just sit at home and smoke pot all weekend even though she had a two year old son. I read a news story that said that very few welfare recipients that got tested failed the drug test and that it was a waste of money.
I find it really frustrating when people disregard feminist view points and arguments for racial and gender equality saying "we're already there" and the like. I think it's often hard for people to put themselves in a minority's shoes...the civil rights act was only ratified in 1964...and it frankly takes a lot longer than how long it's been to completely change the culture of a nation to fall into accordance with that. Certainly it's gotten tremendously better and we'll definitely achieve that one day, but that's what needs to happen. The culture needs to change, the children need to grow up in that culture, and we still have problems we need to solve.
It's like humanitarian evolution.
I don't see it happening for quite some time, but I really really do hope I live to see America elect a female president. Kind of a token victory but by golly...by the time that's possible it'll certainly be indicative of some kind of change in the culture.
Haha I know, I know. Guess I'm glad I sparked enough interest for you to do that?
Yeah I like her too. Man oh man though, I've been too busy with school up until now to really keep up with all the current events of the world, but holy christ I never though gender would be SUCH A BIG ISSUE in 2012. I mean...I know people still have problems with transsexual and transgendered people and the like but...to think that woman's reproductive health rights would be a major political thing just absolutely ASTOUNDS ME.
woah long paragraph
but yeah I'm less interested in gender than I am outraged that people, particularly men who will not be directly affected by such legislation, are not only making women's reproductive health an issue, but also going about it in such an absurd and frankly insulting way.