Teeth on edge.


I am at work, about to tackle a Matterhorn of proofreading and other publication-related nonsense, after having been to the dentist (verdict: not a cracked filling, but a broken tooth, so I will need to get that repaired ASAP. Waiting on estimate from insurance company to find out how much they will cover of the now-definitely-required crown. California trip postponed indefinitely. Also? My gums are still in shit shape, though slightly less so.)

So, yes, I don’t really have time to put together coherent thoughts, but it suffices to say that I am disappointed in North American society at large. That’s a pretty big rage-on. And no, I don’t have any solutions.

Yes, people have free speech and a right to basically be idiots, but the lack of respect (self- and for others) that this indicates is absolutely fucking appalling. I have a long rant boiling up inside me, but I’m going to wait until my rage is tempered, if such a thing is possible.

Choosing looks (and dude isn’t a looker, if you ask me, and can’t even sing the simplest melodies without being attuned to hell) over kindness, respect, intelligence, philogynism. gay-friendliness, and, y’know, PERSONAL SAFETY is beyond disgusting. I hate that there are people like this.

5 thoughts on “Teeth on edge.

  1. Jackie

    A lot of them (god… I hope all of them, really) are likely joking, but the fact that there are so many people being so flip about violence is disturbing. I was scrolling down, thinking, fuck, let this be the last one… make it stop… make the message change… but it went on and on.

    It feels like an onslaught lately, combined with the surprising number of assaults on reproductive rights making headlines. It feels like the walls are closing in, and that makes me both uneasy and completely confused as to WHY.

    • megan

      I’d say that I hope some are jokes, except that’s pretty sick too.

      And yeah, seriously? Is this because ‘feminism’ became a dirty word for a long while, so people forgot about it? It’s extremely disappointing.

  2. Erica

    Timely. Yesterday, the point at which I threw “The Fallback Plan” across the room (sorry, OPL) and gave up on it for good was when one character told an abused woman joke. I understand that characterization can require references that suggest assholery, but that was not the way.

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