At the risk of humble-bragging, I think one of my better character traits is my ability to be impartial: to keep judgments to myself in an attempt to understand why people hold beliefs and values that I strongly disagree with. That being said, everyone has their “hot button topics” that make impartiality next to impossible. … Continue reading Am I that intolerant liberal that conservatives warned you about?
Yes, clearly the title is clickbait. I have never met Donald Trump, much less actually dated him. But I have dated someone just like him – many women have. For every time I’ve heard You need to respect him, he’s our president, here are just a few reasons why the Trump administration is so triggering … Continue reading I dated Donald Trump
I have written before that I have encountered at least two types of Christianity when it comes to defining the role of sin: you have the Calvinist extreme on one end, viewing all of humanity as something evil, despicable, depraved; on the more progressive end, you have Christians affirming humanity’s ability to be good, while … Continue reading Yes, please tell me I’m beautiful: a response to Phylicia Delta
Northern Colorado radio stations just love this new song by Shawn Mendes: https://youtu.be/lY2yjAdbvdQ I won't lie to you I know he's just not right for you And you can tell me if I'm off But I see it on your face When you say that he's the one that you want And you're spending all … Continue reading “I know I can treat you better…” No, Shawn. No you don’t.
I was adamantly pro-life in college (and by “adamantly,” I mean “anyone who has an abortion is an evil sadist who deserves a life sentence in prison,” without any ounce of empathy for the circumstances that lead to abortion being an option in the first place: namely poverty). I had a friend who was very … Continue reading WWAMAD? What Would a Mature Adult Do?
Original text from my friend Bailey: Every year, some assholes decide that it's necessary to post signs across from campus while freshmen are moving in. From "MILFs Drink Free" to "Freshman Daughter Drop-off" to this year's "Sorority Girl Sign Up," this behavior is disgusting and unacceptable. But this right here. This is why I love … Continue reading Fall semester PSA: don’t rape the freshmen (or anyone else)
Continuing the thought process of my previous post, I want to clarify a few more things regarding evangelical hypocrisy as to who can use which bathroom at Target, the concern over which is supposedly about “protecting” women and children: Bob Jones University, a Christian college, reportedly blamed sexual assault victims – not their abusers – … Continue reading It was never about bathrooms, or protecting women and children
#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou is such an important and heartbreaking hashtag. If you can handle it, migrate over to Twitter and look at some of the posts. Some issues require breaking your heart a bit to fully understand them. I’ve engaged in what my friend Samantha calls “Oppression Olympics” before. The goal is to see whose story is … Continue reading #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou: not all abuse is violent
"Too many Christian women are losing their salvation because they masturbate. Dildos and all of those other sex toys have been used for thousands of years in demonic sex rituals. It’s one of the main ways ancient pagan societies worshiped their demonic gods. Masturbation is a direct path to Satan. There’s nothing normal about it. … Continue reading Response to a misogynist who claims sex toys = satanism
I’m not very good at knowing when to stand up for myself. I’m not even good at determining my rights in certain situations. I’ll be one of the first people to call someone out for telling a sexist joke, but when it comes to my own self, I don’t want to seem too entitled. Too … Continue reading No, I’m not going to smile for you