Monday, April 2, 2012

Sex Education is for females

I had an epiphany today. Lately I've been really thinking on the whole reproductive rights/war on women thing and I've come to the conclusion that, yes, there is a war on women. Men don't have to deal with cramping/bloating/bleeding every month. Men don't have to deal with their moods being blamed on said cramping/bloating/bleeding. Men are never hobbled by pregnancy. Never put on bed rest so that they can deliver a healthy child into the world. Men are not taught to not have sex so they won't get pregnant. Hell, they're not even taught to not have sex so their partners won't get pregnant.

And that leads to the epiphany. Sex education benefits women and girls. STD prevention is a minor piece in the whole puzzle and while inconvenient, most STDs are curable or manageable and invisible. Pregnancy, however, is extremely visible. By not teaching our daughters/nieces/females/ future mothers how to protect themselves from pregnancy (and disease that can make them infertile in later years) we are allowing people (Men, Fundamentalists and dreamers) to literally retard the potential of millions of teenage girls. Everyone knows that lack of sex ed and abstinence only ed do not prevent teenagers from having sex. What they prevent is an easy way for WOMEN to get reliable information about not becoming a statistic.

There are better ways to put this but that's it. The war on women has been going on longer than I thought. And that is evidenced by the fact that we don't teach our girl children how to avoid having their lives at least severely derailed by unintended pregnancy. And the boys get off scott free. Women need to see this and unite. It's getting ridiculous.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Been in a funk lately. Hormones gone wild. But, at least there's decent TV on Mondays now that DWTS is back.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Life without Facebook

Yesterday I was tired of everyone I know and how much they suck and I dumped Facebook. Now it's an exercise in control for me but, damn, there's so much less to check on the interwebs if you're not always checking in on Facebook. What to do when I need 30 seconds of downtime?

Monday, March 12, 2012


I realized today that I have no friends. The catalyst for this epiphany is stupid, really. I entered a t-shirt design contest and made the finals. The final t-shirt design will be chosen by a popular vote. I know how these things work, the person who reaches the most other people will win the contest, regardless of whether or not they have the best design. I have - had, really - 200+ facebook friends, so I figured I'd put out a call for votes in my status update and I'd probably get between 1/8 and 1/4 of my friends to vote. I wasn't expecting to win, I was expecting to lose but I wasn't expecting to lose because I only have 6 votes - two of which are from people I've never heard of and 2 of which are me and my husband, which leaves 2 that are actually people known to me. That's less than 1% - of people who are constantly asking me for things.

It hurt. I'm not a crier and I cried. I cried a lot. I've now disabled facebook and signed out of twitter and pinterest. I have no interest in people who can't spend 6 seconds to do me a rather small but not insignificant favor. It was free, it was juried (which means it's not like I submitted something with a bazillion other people and we're all clamoring blindly for votes), it had a prize that has a lot of value to me. And no one could be bothered.

I now feel like I have a much better grasp on how alone I am in the world. Maybe I'll use all my facebook wittiness on this blog now.