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Dear Acquaintances, If you find you are listed below, please reconsider your grasping, clasping inclinations. Friend of a friend that I’ve met only once and now encounter at another party One conversation about the weather and an old movie we both saw doesn’t mean we are on a hugging basis. Or that we know each other. Or that I like you. You know what? I lied to you. I don’t like rainy days. They are depressing. And I hated that movie. Julia Robert’s teeth are too big and she reminds me of a horse. And once a horse bit me. No shit. Right on the shoulder. That sucker just stretched his big head right out of the stall and chomped on down. So big teeth are freaky, and I hate all of Julia Robert’s movies. And what I mean by that story is keep your grubby mitts off of me. Coworker...
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So you think that sexually active gay men should not be able to donate blood? Yet, when I went to donate, with a tattoo from almost a year ago, you told me that I would have to wait until it was a full year and then I’d be fine. What? You need to get one thing clear- STRAIGHT PEOPLE CARRY STDs AND STIs AS MUCH AS HOMOSEXUALS! I still can’t believe that the people in charge of regulating food and drugs don’t know this simple fact! If they do, it just makes it seem like you’re trying to play God and kill people by not having a significant supply of blood. Then again, if you were trying to play God, nothing in the past of the FDA would lead me to be surprised. If someone has HIV or AIDS, it’s detectable in the blood sample the take from your finger before you donate. it could be...
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Dear People Who Fear/Reject Feminism, Why are we afraid of being labeled as Feminist if we believe in gender equality? Can we please get past labeling and get to the point. It’s quite simple; you are a Feminist if you believe in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes. You are also a Feminist if you acknowledge that there is social inequality based on gender, and that this benefits one gender more than the other, but also understand that this inequality causes social, political, and economic implications for both genders. It is important to remind you of what Feminism really is, because studies show that individuals will not identify as Feminists until after they are reminded of the definition. The weight of the term is so heavy that the association of Feminism comes...
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Your Holiness: For the past many weeks now, I've been mulling over whether or not to write this Open Letter simply because I do not know if it will see print and find its way to finally get your attention. Finally, I was able to summon up enough courage to take chance for whatever worth it may have. In a nutshell, my concern is about a registered family-owned lot (in the province of Capiz, Roxas City, Philippines) which is unjustly and illegally occupied by a Chapel of the Archdiocese of Capiz without our knowledge. The illegal construction of the chapel was discovered many years back when I visited the province to sell the property lot. I am 72 years old and the rest of my siblings are in their late 70's and 80's. We are in dire need of finances for our daily...
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So this is the only place I can be honest. So I will be. If you read this and are offended, don't read it again. I never cared that you judged me, you had no right to anyway. But I still want to say my piece. Here goes. I don't know I want to have a child or not, but because I cannot conceive naturally, I am going to go through IVF. Even though I'm not sure I want a child. Why am I going to try IVF? Cos it pisses me off that my body can't do what all women take for granted that they can do. Getting pregnant, must be one of the most natural thing to happen to women. But I cannot experience that due to way my body is. It's no one's fault. It's not my age. My mum had the same issue, so for all I know, I've always been like this. So I can't get pregnant. Regardless if I...
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Dear Hypocrite Society, I am writing this letter to address my concerns. I say a video online recently where a young man was beat and called obscenities when he came out to his family. How could someone do that to their child? Someone you gave birth to and promised to protect? You hit them and call them vulgar names? You are no parent, you are a bully. I am not gay myself but I feel you should love whoever you want. If you want to love someone of the same sex, go ahead. I applaud you. You are braver than most for doing what you want, not what society told you to do. Over the years I have listened to my family talk. They say that gay people are okay. I even hear the “I have a gay friend so I am okay with it.” Are you really okay with it? When the notion of someone in the family...
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Hi Allison. You Have Been Misguided. I read your article and it sucks. In 2050 you may have a “decorated career in advertising” with a “track record of success,” but that won’t matter to you as much as it did in 2014 when envisioning 2050. I want to remind you that 36 years isn’t a lifetime away; in fact, it’s right around the corner. In your article, future-Allison rambles on about working her way up the advertising ranks and churning out work for the biggest clients. I’m here to tell you that in 2050 that will no longer be as precious to you. Your article claims that you want to “make a big splash” or “disrupt the natural order of things.” Stop aspiring for what your future is supposed to be. Future-Allison might have some shining moments, but that’s not all she’s about....
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Hi Allison I read your article and it sucks. In 2050 you may have a “decorated career in advertising” with a “track record of success,” but that won’t matter to you as much as it did in 2014 when envisioning 2050. I want to remind you that 36 years isn’t a lifetime away; in fact, it’s right around the corner. In your article, Future-Allison rambles on about working her way up the advertising ranks and churning out work for the biggest clients. I’m here to tell you that in 2050 that will no longer be as precious to you. Your article claims that you want to “make a big splash” or “disrupt the natural order of things. Stop aspiring for the same future as everyone else. Future-Allison might have some shining moments, but that’s not all she’s about. You’ll have more in 2050 than...
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Okay, it’s time for it to be said. For the last 30 years of my life I have attended different japanese buddhist temples’ Obon Festival (a japanese religious festival where we honor our ancestors and traditions) and have noticed a disturbing trend over the last few years. For the first time in many years, I attended obon festival and DID NOT see cosplayers. I was so relieved to not see them, which really got me thinking about how much it bothers me when I see them. Maybe other Japanese people like seeing people dressed up as fictional Ninja Scroll characters at their traditional holidays, but I am just annoyed by it. In a time where I still get exoticized, fetishized, orientalized on a regular basis without even trying, I am not ready to see one of the few chances I have to connect...
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Dear Detective Bryon Vassey, You shattered our world the moment that you selfishly decided that your time was more precious than Keith’s life. An eighteen year old who suffered from a terrible illness but was not defined by it. A young man that on January 5, 2014 was in need of your help. You, who more than likely as a public servant took an oath to “Serve and Protect”. The question this day was, “Serve and Protect who”? Let me remind you...ALL members of the community are under your responsibility and not only your own egocentric self. Your actions on that fretful day ended the life of a beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. Keith had dreams and aspirations. He wanted to be an accomplished musician one day; a famous drum player. Although he would have had to...
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