Rant #1: Walking ((me and my mom were debating this))
So, I supposedly am not allowed outside in my neighborhood to go for a walk because I’m in a bad area and a young girl shouldn’t risk it.
Let’s talk about how many things are wrong with this.
First off, sexist much? If a 19 year old male were to desire to go for a walk, its fine. No one thinks a thing of it. But a 19 year old female? “Oh no! You can’t! You’ll get shot! You’ll get raped!” I am perfectly capable of being defensive and protective of myself. A young woman should have the right to take two steps outside her home without fear.
Secondly, I don’t see why AREA has anything to do with it. If I were to go for a walk in a quiet peaceful neighborhood, I have an equal chance of getting shot there as I do if I were to walk through a ghetto. There could be a serial killer in a 5 star neighborhood, and the nicest guy ever in a dirty, worn down old town. There is no difference.
Thirdly, what if that’s supposed to happen? If I’m supposed to get shot and die, that’s what was supposed to happen. The end. Bye bye. No changing it.
It just irritates me. TO. DEATH.
Okay. So, just now I saw this:
“The kids who bullied Karen Klein need to jump in my fireplace when it’s lit. #notsorry”
Just because she’s dead, you want bullies to jump in your fireplace? Really? What about while she was still alive? Then she would still be alive. The bullies wouldn’t.
You always will find things about how suicide catches attention, and not the actions leading up to it, but I don’t fucking care how many there are, and how many people will ignore this. YOU BETTER FUCKING READ THIS.
Look, coming from someone who was bullied her entire life and fell into depression at 12, I’ll help you out with EDUCATING YOUR FUCKING SELVES.
First off, if someone is noticeably cutting themselves off, covering more, or doing something out of the ordinary, confront them. They’ll say, “Nothing. I’m just tired.” or shit like that. Fine. Maybe that’s the case a couple times. Not every damn time you ask them.
Second, watch what they’re doing. Seriously. Just pay more attention.
Lastly, no one is perfect at covering up for their sadness. If the person is really good at covering up, not a thing will be suspected. But honestly, all they need is the attention. No one’s THAT good at covering up. Honestly. Because you need to read between the lines, look into their eyes, and ask “What. Is. Wrong.” Keep pressing them to tell you. Believe me. The last thing they want to do is hide forever.
Rant #3: Separation of Church and State
I am religious. But that’s only how I was raised.
I do not believe that church and state should be connected in any way. Let the Catholic and Methodist and Greek Orthodox churches believe whatever. But when you interfere with the rights of non-religious people? Why? The first amendment says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Basically saying, you have freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. Let’s go back to the first.
Freedom of religion means that you can believe whatever the fuck you want. People may criticize you, but no one can force you to stop. But, forcing people who aren’t religious to abide by laws of religion? Seriously?
If two Atheist men or two Atheist women want to marry, why is the Catholic belief stopping them? If I want to marry my girlfriend in Wisconsin, where I would like to live, why would I not be allowed, because of what Catholics believe? I may be religious, but that does not mean I have to believe everything that my religion believes. I don’t believe that same-sex marriage should be banned. If I want to get married in my own state of Illinois, why am I not allowed? Why is it that I can’t marry, but I can be openly in a relationship?
These things were just crossing my mind. I felt the need to get it out there.
I hate that religious views have any effect on the laws of the United States. What happened to the first amendment?