The Mundane Misadventures of Meghan Sweeney

"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances."

  • 30th April
    2012
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    2012
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  • 16th February
    2012
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Just One Rant…

I am sick of people thinking gay or any other sexually oriented term is an insult.

Its not.

I am sick of people thinking calling someone a girl or an other gender based term is an insult.

Its not. 

An insult is claiming birth control is a hinderence to your freedom of religion.

Its an insult for preachers to claim that they don’t their coverage to provide contraceptives because it goes against their religious beliefs.  Personally, I think your congregation should be able to choose if they want to use contraceptive of follow the way of your god—better hope you trained your flock well, Mr. Preacher man.  But the biggest insult here is that religious organizations have no trouble being funded by the government. Practice what you preach guys, it’s not hard.  If you want complete religious freedom, THEN STOP TAKING GOVERNMENT.  Guys, this really isn’t rocket science.

But this isn’t just about religion, now is it? 

No, of course not.  It never is.  

Abortion, contraceptives, homosexuality all somehow manage to offend portions of the religious community. 

But religion acts as an agency for a larger motive, say it with me: OPPRESSION.

We live in a male heteronormative society and to deviate from that norm threatens the social hierachy so kindly reinforced by those benfitting from the system. 

Yea, things are better then they have been, but that doesn’t make everything fine.  In fact its the opposite. 

Why is abortion and birth control a topic of arguement among politicians? 

Because women are breaking apart the existing male hierachy and those in power are terrified.  Birth control enables women to cast off the shakes of their domestic sphere and entire the work force and sexually enjoy themselves with out the risk of ending up with a ball and chain in the form of a baby.  Women are now able to compete with men in the work force because they are able to delay having children, now they can choose when and how to procreate.  We are now competition.  

Now, its unfair to say all those in power are afraid of the threat two status quo and the job market women may pose, but this is definately an underlying issue for those actively seeking to ban abortion, cut funding for planned parenthood, and forcing women to pay for birth control out of pocket.

Its a power struggle.  All of it.  The fights about gay rights.  The discussions by old white men about what I can and cant do with my ovaries. Things are changing and they have been for decades.  American society will learn to liberalize or collapse under the weight of it’s male heteronormative ideas. 

If abortion becomes illegal and birth control becomes too expensive, American society will have set women up to fail.  They will be the cause of many coat hanger abortions. But, I guess that’s the price we pay for religious freedom.

We know religion has no problem murdering others.  

Remember the Crusades? Those were the days.  Hell, lets just bring back the plague—I heard it was a great time. 

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    2012
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Because art is life, playing to other rhythms.
Elegance of the Hedgehog
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    2012
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fyeahenglishmajorarmadillo:

Submitted by: http://ithinkwehavetowalk.tumblr.com/
there’s a difference, people. WELL > GOOD.
[Picture: Background — a six piece pie style colour split, alternating black and grey. Foreground — a picture of an armadillo. Top text: “’I didn’t do good on that paper.’” Bottom text: “You won’t do ‘WELL’ in anything unless you get your shit together.”

Obviously.

fyeahenglishmajorarmadillo:

Submitted by: http://ithinkwehavetowalk.tumblr.com/

there’s a difference, people. WELL > GOOD.

[Picture: Background — a six piece pie style colour split, alternating black and grey. Foreground — a picture of an armadillo. Top text: “’I didn’t do good on that paper.’” Bottom text: “You won’t do ‘WELL’ in anything unless you get your shit together.

Obviously.

  • 29th December
    2011
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My roos and I doo this all the time to our poor Cat that isn’t really ours.  

My roos and I doo this all the time to our poor Cat that isn’t really ours.  

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  • 15th November
    2011
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Why Eviction is a Good Thing for OWS

Take That Eviction Notice With Pride!

We knew it was coming, obviously Bloomberg wasn’t going to let those protestors live in the park forever.  But he gave it a shot, tried to be that hip parent and then realized that he was actually uptight so he evicted the Occupy Wall Street folks.While its an atrocity that over 5,000 books were confiscated and disposed of, tents were dismantled and sleeping bags taken away, this is actually a great thing for OWS.Think back to the past week. What news do you remember? What news do you remember about OWS and its syndicate occupy groups? Probably not much, and if you do its probably bad.  The occupiers, well some of the occupiers, are getting a little out of hand.  In Oakland, people vandalized buildings and set things on fire. Not that I don’t love a good pyromaniac, I just don’t think they have a place in a leaderless movement that is trying to promote positive change…it just doesn’t look good.

Bad Ju Ju and such. No bueno guys.

But now there’s a glimmer of something, hope maybe.

Bloomberg is evicting the occupiers making statements like:

  • "No right is absolute and with every right comes responsibilities. The First Amendment gives every New Yorker the right to speak out - but it does not give anyone the right to sleep in a park or otherwise take it over to the exclusion of others - nor does it permit anyone in our society to live outside the law. There is no ambiguity in the law here - the First Amendment protects speech - it does not protect the use of tents and sleeping bags to take over a public space."
  • “New York City is the city where you can come and express yourself. What was happening in Zuccotti Park was not that. [the protesters took over] making it unavailable to anyone else.”

To be fair, I can see where Bloomberg is going with this, but because he is Bloomberg, he got shit for it.  I think it might have been his delivery that turned people off to the eviction or the way it feels like it’s infringing on people’s right to assemble. I can’t be to sure which it actually is, so I’m going to make an executive decision and say both.

So now Bloomberg is headline news as that asshole that evicted the occupiers, people are forget the more violent sects while they catch up on the news and realize that Bloomberg is in direct violation of a court order. 

The occupiers look pretty good during this debacle.  No one’s committed suicide, shot someone, or lit anything on fire (yet!) and as long as they can keep it that way they have great publicity which is something this leaderless movement definitely needs.

Oh and people that lost their stuff in last night’s late night raid, The Huffington Post. says you can pick it up with a photo id.  They just didn’t say where.  Happy Hunting!

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