Chock full of logic!
So, I had two posts I was going to make today but my depression just hit me so I’m not going to make them. I’m actually surprised I’m making this post because when I go into a depressive state I just stare at things. I get more in a mood at night so I’m not surprised I’m having trouble right now, especially since I’ve been sleeping badly. Midterms are stressing me out and causing the pendulum to move back and forth more radically so my happiness is more jovial and energetic, my anger is more violent, and my depression is more frightening. I am drained from being away from home and this last week before spring break is going to be very dreary. But I’ll be better in the morning when my medicine is more concentrated in my body and the light is out and on my skin.
The shit hit the fan Tuesday on my campus and especially on my floor in my dorm. An extremely misinformed “journalist”, Yevgeniya Lomakina, wrote an article on the Planned Parenthood issue but took it too far. She basically said that a woman who dresses provocatively at all, imbibes alcohol, and flirts with a man deserves to be raped and deal with whatever consequence (a child) that comes from the rape.
She continues with other untruths such as people are having sex earlier than ever, which is not true people have actually been waiting later to begin engaging in sex. There are almost no numbers or evidence for her arguments or statements of “fact”.
My floor erupted at this article because we could not understand how anyone especially a woman could imply that anyone deserves to be raped for any reason. I was upset but also glad to see my friends getting angry over something that could affect me. My best friend on the floor is a flamboyant gay man and he was the most upset. He was turning red because he couldn’t understand how someone could attack a woman’s right to her body and the privacy and ownership women deserve and retain over their bodies. He was willing to fight for me as a woman even though he is (obviously) not one just as I am willing to fight against anti-gay movements even though I myself am not gay. That gave me joy in the midst of the outrage surrounding all of us and makes me glad that I chose to join this floor.
Please read the article yourself and feel free to comment to me and ask questions. The authors e-mail is also on the website so you can contact her if you wish or just leave a comment on the article itself.
I went on an excursion tonight to get boba tea and it was the best experience ever. I went with thatgilkid to LimeRed Teahouse in Amherst MA. It is this cute little tea shop in town and it has the largest selection I’ve ever seen! I got peach tea with “popping” mango pearls which actually do make a little explosion in your mouth when you bite into them. It was shocking at first and made me and Gil jump when we bit into our first pearl. Gil got almond milk tea with normal boba and it was gone in almost five minutes and she had the saddest puppy face when she realized she was finished.
We also got vegetable dumplings (ew) but Gil said they were great so I went against my carnivorous nature and tried one and with hot sauce it wasn’t bad. HOWEVER! We also got these cream filled buns and wow, if they had powdered sugar on them I think I would have died from deliciousness. It tasted like a boston creme doughnut but a different textured dough since it was steamed.
If you live around the Amherst area it is well worth the time to make the trip!
We have a floor specifically for the gay community that has gender neutral bathrooms, veto power for people who are anti gay on the floor, a lounge to be a common room to foster community and we host and attend gay events and talks.
Hello cruel world…..
Ok no I’m not that dorky. I am actually a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts, but I hail from New Jersey and I love my state except that it doesn’t stay warm all year.
I have been battling depression since my junior year of high school and have recently been diagnosed as bi-polar. I am open about it though in an attempt to reduce the stigma of mental illness. I will answer questions you have about my condition if you want to know.
I am also an ally to the LGBTQ community and live on the 2 in 20 floor at my school which is made to foster a gay friendly community between floormates.