This post is rated “CC” and that does not stand for Coco Chanel. The following post contains curse words and talk of condoms. You have been warned.
Welcome to another edition of I Comment Therefore I Am, where I put together a post from comments I’ve left on other blogs or that have been left on mine. Let’s get started, shall we?
I read a piece at Monkey Man that really touched me because it deals with a part of American history that I think doesn’t get enough attention. This is what I had to contribute…
I was in a play that dealt with the subject of [Japanese] internment camps and many people of Japanese decent losing their farmlands when they were taken to the camps. I had the pleasure of meeting people that had been in the camps and I was overwhelmed by their generosity, kindness, strength, and lack of bitterness. I felt truly honored to be able to hear their stories. Having them in the audience was an unbelievable experience. It remains to this day one of the best theater experiences that I have ever had. I learned so much. I find it appalling that I made it through high school and never learned about the internment camps. There are some things that we as a nation should never forget and this is one of them.
While visiting The Absence of Alternatives, I read a post called I will stab anyone who says, “Boys will be boys”, well I might not go as far as stabbing them, but I do have a few choice words for them when they invoke this ridiculous logic to excuse bullying…
Boys will be boys.
Girls will be girls.
Kids will be kids.
Well in that line of logic…
Rapists will be rapists.
Child molesters will be child molesters.
Victims will be victims.
Let’s not do a damn thing to make ourselves and this world better because things are the way that they are and it’s not my fault because I’m not doing the bad things.
Fuck that convoluted logic. We need to pull our collective head out of our collective ass and realize that this affects all of us.
One love: universal love, respect, and compassion by all people for all people, regardless of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, or you name it . One love, that’s it! Enough is enough people.
I read a post by Robyn titled, Top 7 Excuses Men Have For Not Wearing A Condom. She listed 6 and left #7 blank to be filled in by her readers. I came up with a few options (not that any of these have ever been used on me)…
They don’t fit.
You’re on the pill, so you won’t get pregnant and I know I’m clean.
I won’t come inside. I promise.
The point is: there is no excuse that is good enough.
The following is not a comment that I left, but a response to a comment that I left on post at Sometimes it’s not Easy Being Peachy. I commended the author for taking a stand against cyber-bullying amongst adults, amongst bloggers. Her response…
I just want people to honestly go back to the ” treat others as you want to be treated”that would end the poor customer service, the gay bashing, the racism, the protests and all of it, no matter where you stand in your beliefs, religious, political, racial, or sexual, just kindly treat others as you would like to be treated, it’s not a bad thing to agree to disagree.
That’s it for this edition of I Comment Therefore I Am.
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