Something to Think About

"I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Reality 101

Okay.  I was sure that everyone already had all this straight by now. It is the 2000s, after all.

I'm often told I'm an optimist and I guess I am, but seriously.  Do we really have to go into this sort of thing now days?  Shouldn't we all be aware of how to treat others by now?

I guess not. *sighs*

Once again, then:
  • A woman can be sexy/beautiful/attractive and intelligent/competent at the same time!  She doesn't have to be one or the other to fit into whatever categories you would like to place women in.
  • A woman who takes birth control pills is a woman who either doesn't want to become pregnant and/or is taking them as a treatment for one of a variety of medical conditions.  It's none of your business which one it is. 
  • Human beings are human beings and do not fall into easy-to-sort categories.  We need to stop trying to label people and accept them as the individuals they are.
That said, Rush Limbaugh makes a living by spouting hate and bigotry. He did this again last week when he insulted Sandra Fluke on his radio show.  (I'm not providing a link.  If you are unaware of this, then Google it.)

Hasn't he made enough money by appealing to our baser instincts? Isn't it time we told him we aren't interested in hearing it anymore?  

Isn't it time to turn the dial to something else?

Image courtesy of Stefan Kühn on Wikipedia and found here.

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