I know, there are lots of things I haven’t talked about before that I could go into. I could talk about the concept of freedom of speech, and how it is often in my view misused, and not treated with the nuance it deserves. I could talk about systemic racism, and how it intersects with class in the modern world. It’d be really fun to talk about the way young left wing people are often characterised as easily offended when in fact many generations and ideologies have been and are offended by many things, often much more trivial than the things young left wing people are often derided for criticising. But today I’m going to spend some time on the very concept of gender. But something that I think is important to remember about the very concept of gender is that IT’S JUST SO INTERESTING, and HARDLY ANYONE SEEMS TO REALLY THINK ABOUT IT, and perhaps most importantly YOU CAN’T STOP ME! Continue reading “Talking About Gender (Yes, Again (but don’t go looking for the first time))”
Teenagers are weird. They do things that are strange, illogical, downright self destructive. And we kind of hate them. So here’s a take on why our society is doing teenagers wrong. Continue reading “We Really Don’t Know How To Deal With Teenagers”
It’s ace awareness week this week, apparently. Did you know that was a thing? I didn’t, but I guess that why there’s an awareness week for it, and in the spirit of awareness, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the people who we don’t talk about. People whose sexualities are fluid, people whose romantic orientation doesn’t match up with their sexual one, people in grey areas of sexuality, and objectum people. Just because someone’s feelings don’t match up with the majority doesn’t mean that they’re invalid or not genuine. Let’s accept everyone, not consign people we don’t understand to the role of novelty.
In the past few decades, many marginalised groups have made massive strides in civil rights and mainstream acceptance, particularly LGBT+ people. But prejudice still exists, both on an individual and an institutional level. One problem that bleeds into others is representation. Continue reading ““Tolerance” is Not Enough”
Lots of people fill the internet with relatable experiences, but I’m all about celebrating our differences, so for today, here’s a list of things I worry about that most people don’t.
Now, as one of the proverbial children in an impending divorce I may be biased, but I may also have the real experiences to back up my musings on the matter. Either way, the way we think about divorce relies on a lot of cultural assumptions. This is that story. Continue reading “For The Children: Myths About Divorce”
This is a bit different from most of what I write here because I wrote it for an English assignment. (Don’t tell NZQA) Continue reading “Scarcity is a Myth”