Dear Lord please grant me the courage to not kill somebody!
I promised – in fact I VOWED to lay off the frickin politics ’cause talk talk talk blame blame blame hate hate hate and I’m just sick of it. I accept that we have all screwed ourselves on so many levels and we deserve exactly what we’re getting. So let’s try to be better. Let’s try to learn from this and BE BETTER. Right?
First – the frickin safety pin. I get the pin. It’s about I WILL STAND AND FIGHT AND SUPPORT …ALL HUMAN BEINGS, right? A small, little symbol that basically says “I’m a decent human being, you can trust me, I’m safe” with out having to get all loud and stupid in somebody’s face with a frickin bullhorn LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME BEING ALL SPECIAL!!!! But OH NO! Seems some people have decided that it’s a SLAP IN THE FACE TO EVERY MINORITY FOR WHITE WOMEN TO WEAR THIS PIN!! Are you fucking kidding me???? HOW HAS THIS BECOME ABOUT RACE???? IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE! IN FACT – IT’S THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF RACISIM!! Grrr!!!
IT’S A FUCKING SAFETY PIN!!!!!!
Okay so secondly, I joined the “Million Women March” in DC on January 20th because you know what? I DON’T WANT THE GOVERNMENT MAKING LAWS ABOUT MY BODY, MY DAUGHTER’S BODY, MY GRAND DAUGHTERS BODIES AND ANY WOMAN’S BODY!!! I am pro choice, not pro birth – there’s a huge difference. There’s a million different reasons women are joining this march – all involving OUR issues. Anyhoots – this march welcomes EVERYBODY REGARDLESS OF GENDER, RACE, RELIGION -hell, M’s gonna march with me!!! And guess what? I just got an email from the organizer saying “We’ve changed our name from Million Women March to Womens March” Why? Cause some lady from back in the day says “Uh, no. We already did that back in 1997”. Yes. The Million Women march which, in case you didn’t know, was for black women. The woman who organized that march threw a tizzy over a FUCKING NAME. A. FUCKING. NAME.
Everyone’s yelling “WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP BUILD BRIDGES INSTEAD OF WALLS?” Well how about STOP TURNING EVERY FRICKIN THING INTO A BLACK / WHITE, EITHER/OR FOR ME / AGAINST ME THING????????? How ’bout we try THAT????
Great way to work on healing the deep division we’re all grappling with right now.