“As women, we are taught to be tiny. To have small bodies, to never be imposing. The ideal of our gender are thin and childlike, hairless and dainty. We are defined by our bodies; defined by our control over them. We are taught to obsess over our physicality and to be repulsed by our desires and intelligences. We are taught to walk scared late at night. We cradle our keys between our perfectly manicured fingers, walking gracefully like a baby antelope in a herd of lions. That our virginity defines our character. That I am a frigid bitch if I do not fuck him, and a dirty slut if I do.”—The Truth About Growing Up A Woman, Michelle K. (via thatkindofwoman)
I feel betrayed by the United States government right now. Absolutely betrayed. The childish and callous behavior from members of Congress is shameful and is the antithesis of leadership. Throwing the world’s economy into desolation is NOT the answer. I was first unimpressed, then angered, and now I am astonished by the antics being played out by our leaders. OUR LEADERS. Do they know what leadership is??? Leadership is not demanding that you are right. That the people who elect you are right. And that everyone else is wrong. That is not being a leader, that is being a fucking moron. Your job, Congressmen, is to represent THE COUNTRY. THAT MEANS THE PEOPLE WHO ELECTED YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE. When you come to the table, as a leader, to work with other leaders, you should realize that THEY also represent people in this country and THEREFORE you should WORK TOGETHER to make POLICY. Compromise, dear men. Compromise is what our fucking country was founded on. Not this one sided hell that you are putting the world through. Honestly, when everyone looks back at your legacy, they will be ashamed. Because you are holding the world hostage for the most absurd reasons. For a laundry list of your complaints against what the other 50% of the country wants.
That’s not the way this work. That’s not impressive by any means. It’s deplorable. And, if Democrats in Congress let your list pass, millions of Americans will suffer, the US and world economies will be temporarily safe, and everyone will think you are fucking cowards who refuse to work together on the issues that matter. Obamacare has passed TIME AND TIME AGAIN. And so now Republicans in Congress are using the world economy to stop it. Are you kidding me? Is that what you really think the country wants?
This is your idea of democracy?
Let me just say, that the world economy is not a hostage or a gambling point. And if you think that holding the US economy and the world economy as hostages is the nature of our democratic government, I heavily suggest that you wander your little behind back to 7th Grade Civics.
If you think that this is how you “figure these problems out” - by making half of the country furious and gambling the livelihood of millions billions, I think you are despicable.
I would be more impressed if you tried. You’re not. You think you are, but this - THIS - is not how government should work. By looming deadlines of the end of the government’s money that will impact the rest of the world for decades.
I think they all should be ashamed. And then I think they should pick their fucking asses up and WORK.
The article that has inspired me: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/us/politics/house-gop-leaders-list-conditions-for-raising-debt-ceiling.html?hp&_r=0
Alongside the huge names and star veterans, the 2013 Newport Folk Festival features an impressive slate of boundary-pushers and genre-eschewers. Here are five of the newest and most promising faces, with a downloadable song from each.
Thank you, I believe I will download those 5 songs :D