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This recent pop culture "event" born out of sheer nastiness and propagated media hype is sadly indicative of a desensitization which thrives on the internet. There's a great deal that's wrong in this age of (anti) social media and the present viciousness being spread in a literal conspiratorial manner against Ms Swift is wrong for many reasons; decency being first and foremost as this era truly lacks this value as proven time and time again. It is illegal by law to record a phone call without informed consent of the called person. For Ms Kardashian to have not only recorded Ms Swift but to then publish and promote it on the internet is in further violation of the law. In Ms Swift's media response to social backlash calling her a liar she correctly stated that Kanye West never...
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Dear World, We have a problem. Well, we have many problems, and I know we can never make this world perfect, but we should try to make this a world where the future generation don’t look at the world and say “what did our species do to this planet, our people, and our animals?” Let’s start simple. “Black face” and “Yellow face”. What the hell is that about? Why was it that black and Asian people were unable to play their own roles? Do you actually understand how stupid that sounds to my ears? Read the sentence again, and understand how we came to that. Why do we still have guns? And no, don’t give me the excuse that we “need them to protect ourselves”. If no one had guns, then we would not need guns. And then we have people saying the knives could still be used. You cannot fire a...
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I am not afraid to say that I'm Gay. This past weekend there was a shooting at a gay club in Orlando, I'm sure you have already heard about it. Declared the biggest mass shooting in United States History. This Shooting has done more than just damage my pride. This has damaged and even made me question my sense of security. Where am I safe? as a 17 year old female I am questioning where I am safe. I shouldn't have to, but i do. I do this because as a teenager that has access to internet in 2016 I have seen so much media coverage and news reports on shootings, terrorist attacks, and just people being murdered in general. This is what makes me feel so unsafe, unfortunately most of the time in places that are made to be safe. Of course, I live in a town in America where...
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Dear World, I never really write anything personal on the internet, I’ve always had the opinion that my personal life is mine, and people probably don’t want to know the boring details anyway, so I post things that I think might be entertaining, and I keep in touch with my friends. After all, I don’t want to come across all soppy now do I?. But in the wake of the last couple of days, I’ve been itching to write something, to do something with the feelings I’ve had. Something horrible happened across the world, yet it has affected myself and the LGBT+ community as if were on our doorstep. Now, I probably know a few of the people reading this personally, but if I didn’t know you, I’d usually introduce myself by my name, where I come from and how old I am. Simple little details....
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Dear All annoying high school seniors, We've all seen your "blah blah class of 2020" posts on Facebook. We get it, you're seniors and you're leaving for some college. I've tried my best to miss you but the year just keeps droning on and on; suddenly I don't find myself missing any of the seniors anymore. Every time I open my eyes to a new day of school, I realize you're S T I L L here. Do us a favor and leave already! LEAVE! LE-AVE! GOODBYE! I'm tired of hearing about whatever school you got into and what your future "job" is going to be. Please, just go already. Just rip off the band aid. Leave for that school you got into by a hanging thread. Just go. Yours truly, every other high school student
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To Glyn, The effect you have on my life is still momentous, I am awake another night weighting this at 1am as your life goes on untouched by me most likely, Mine is reminded of your horror nearly every day. I have nightmares about you at least once a week. When I am at work people ask me the story of my scars from you and after I am finished being a colleague, a mother and a wife you come crashing into my world again with a full force of sickness in my stomach and throat. My children run their fingers over my scars and say “ouchie” and I still don’t know what I will say when they are old enough to badger me to say where they came from the way adults do. I didn’t want you to go to jail when I reported it (and i didn’t expect you to deny it) I was doing the right thing but I...
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Your actions are based on pure delusion. There are 9,831.510 of us, on a territory of 322,762.018 square kilometers. You cannot kill us all. Yes, you can hurt and kill a few (remember there are millions of us) and it is very sad for the families. But you are just doing the easy stuff. Killing yourself and taking a few people with you is easy. Blowing up a building or a dam, that's easy. Chopping someone else head off is easy. There is nothing original about it. Building a dam, a city, a road, care for others, that's hard. Wake up to the futility of your actions and try something else for a change.
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Here are links I challenge my fellow red-blooded American patriots (the real ones like Edward Snowden) to share with fellow citizens on Reddit and just watch how quickly your comments get deleted! Title: How book manuscripts get seized at gunpoint by our beloved American government agents without a court order Link: http://www.worldlawdirect.com/forum/off-topic-messages/91146-uncle-sam-seized-book-manuscripts-protect-jeb-bush.html : What 10 things Edward Snowden could not tell us and the strange reason why? Link: https://afewthoughtsfrombruce.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/10-things-edward-snowden-didnt-tell-you-about-big-brother-our-beloved-uncle-sam-and-his-cousins-nsa-dhs/ Title: Who replaced the Escobars and Ochoas as today's drug lords? Link: http://www.scam.com/...
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this is an open letter to oppressive structures and all who support them by not explicitly fighting against them. i am twenty, queer, non-gender conforming, trans, black, mentally ill, and despite being college educated and situated in america, i do not expect to live long. the news reminds me to be realistic. in 2012 police officers killed an average of two black men a week. in 2013, the national coalition of anti-violence programs reported that there were over 2,000 reported incidents of anti-LGBTQA+ violence in america. 72% of lgbtqia+ homicides were against trans women. 89% of those were transgender women of color. when not consistent from previous years, these statistics rise. i, too, am rising. every week my eyes climb higher as i watch the number of murdered black people,...
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To my rapists, Four whole years later.. finally able to say that word. It took me years to be able to identify you as the ones to blame, not me. It was you who took my innocence at fourteen. Fourteen years old. Do you remember that night? I barely do. Funny how that worked out for you. I wonder what goes through your mind these days if you ever think about what you did to me. I bet you think I didn't hear about all the times you joked around to your friends in school about how you should do it again, how fun it would be. I wonder if you knew your effect on me every time I caught a glimpse of you in the school hallway. Living in constant fear, always anticipating the next panic attack. I wonder how you think it felt to tell my parents, almost a year later, when I finally...
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