Life can be serious business.

No Mr. Robertson, your kind of speech is never free.


No you Mr. Robertson are the illogical one.  You’ve mistaken a vagina as your offering, an anus as the reason a man is gay and the idea that you have the right to say what is and is not a sin.  Maybe you should look a little deeper at what makes you so happy happy happy.

I was dumbfounded (not sure why) when I read that Phil Robertson said this in a GQ article.

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s  anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to  offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not  logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

Can you imagine what he says when he thinks no one that will argue with him is listening??

I can’t seem to shake the surprising amount of shit I give about this whole Duck Dynasty issue.  This kind of “controversy” usually doesn’t even make it above dirty bathroom on my list of things to care about.  I think it’s because, at it’s core, this is so much more than a guy getting kicked off a show.  To me, this is a turning point in the when is enough enough conversation.  The scales are tipping and God is no longer being the scape goat used to excuse a poisonous mind set.

The way Mr. Robertson chooses to believe and yes even his right to spew it is being given the middle finger and I for one applaud it.  Some call what he has said a matter of opinion.  It’s not an opinion.  It’s an ignorant, hateful mind set falsely justified with religious undertones.  It’s a mind set that’s in bed with insanity.  A bullying state of mind.

Our culture is not going to shift backwards to the “good ole days” Mr. Robertson, which is the result he and other homophobes expect by repeating themselves over and over again.  The Phil Robertsons of this world are stuck on stupid.  Lucky for us, this time, the vomit reeking of hate and judgment that keeps pouring out of their dogmatic mouths has been put in its place.  The bully got a mouthful of shut the fuck up.

Maybe the decision to cut Phil from the show was rooted in dollar signs and not ethics but I would think they would loose more viewers by taking this path.  Just walk in to any liberal’s version of hell Wal-Mart, and you will see how much is at stake for stepping on conservative toes.  I can’t fathom why anyone would want to wrap their body in a towel adorned with the Robertson’s faces.  Now if there is Duck Dynasty toilet paper…it would just seem fitting to wipe my ass with it.


Freedom of speech is not the issue here.  It’s really about erasing the old school cultural acceptance that hate speech doesn’t come at a cost.  It always comes at a cost.  The verbal seeds of hate you attempt to plant every time you condemn someone for being who he or she is meant to be will no longer be tolerated.




This has been a response to today’s daily prompt: Mad as a Hatter

Don't take life too serious., Life can be serious business.

Ignoring the Noise.


I stopped reading Cosmo and other similar magazines close to a decade ago.  It was a combination of things.  As a  student taking mass comm and psychology courses, I began to learn how to read between the cultural and patriarchal lines.  I also became more aware of how absorbing that kind of information made me feel.  I hadn’t yet linked my poor self esteem to my anxiety but once I started eliminating the reinforcements that I wasn’t good enough, the connection became clear and empowering.

That stuff can be toxic.  It’s easy to get wrapped up in how to be a prettier, slimmer, more desirable version of yourself.  I’ve just started to realize that if I have different versions of myself, I’m obviously creating them out of fear that the real version isn’t good enough.  Feeling defected is the source of my anxiety.

At the same time I quit reading the “fix me” girl/women magazines, I also stopped using tabloid magazines and gossip shows as my mindless, guilty pleasure.  The misleading reality of those platforms are built to feed the culture of judging one another.  Tabloids are created to permit permission to judge.  Judgement houses anxiety for me.

I’ve given up on watching the news.  The news, in all its forms, is the worst offender.

Ryan Holiday

Watching it leaves me feeling dirty.  Obtaining votes and spotlighting all that is wrong with the world seems to be only goal.  Distorting information with fear is dangerous.

The media, in just about every form, has become so intoxicated with greed.  Anxiety has become the most profitable tool to make you second guess your instincts.  The you’re not enoughs and the constant “become a better version of yourself” propaganda just keeps getting in the way. It sends me looking in all the wrong directions.

The dogmatic, provoking static that has become the media only increases one’s anxiety.  I already tend to have that voice in the back of my head that creeps in challenging my self worth.  I don’t need any more noise adding fuel to the fire.


This has been prompted by the Daily Prompt: A Source of Anxiety