Since this is the wing of the blog for 'randomness', I feel this is as good a place of any to put this. Even though my blogs are on hiatus for a while, there is something I feel I have to say. I'm not the person to normally state my feelings on social or political issues because this blog isn't what that is for. I want this blog to be a safe place where people can come to get AWAY from all of that and just...be happy. However, this one thing needs to be said and, I promise, if I ever feel I have MORE to say about things in the world, I will create a separate place just for that so that it doesn't pollute the happy and positive vibe that I hope my blogs have. I don't expect this will make me any friends and I'm okay with that. It is just something that has been gnawing at my brain for a while that needs to be let out.
I'm sure EVERYONE knows about the shooting in Santa Barbara by now. A horrible thing to happen, really, and my heart goes out to all who suffered or lost someone because of it. That being said, my Twitter feed has, since the shooting, been FULL of feminist rant after feminist rant, usually coupled with the #YesALLWomen.
What this comes down to is this: I think it is high time that all that bullshit stopped. Separating ourselves from each other only creates a new problem. So, here's what I'm pitching: People-ism. We're all human. We all have our qualities and strengths and weaknesses. None of us are better than anyone else and we are all beautiful, valuable beings. So, why not stop with all the hate and flaming and create a group of people who believe that EVERYONE, no matter the race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or anything else you can think of to nit-pick about, EVERYONE should be treated equally and with respect. (Please note, I didn't use the word 'humanism' because, by definition, it can exclude people of religion.)
Who knows? Maybe if we take out all of the 'sides' and at least TRY a little unity, things might improve? I mean, it is worth a shot, isn't it?