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I have to say, I’ve been in various welfare and government offices (both as a client and just as someone’s driver, both here and in Texas) and this one up here in Lakewood has got to be among the filthiest (though, to be fair, the one in Tom’s River isn’t much better). The wood framing around the window in the reception area was actually gross and tacky to the touch. The floor looks like it’s not been mopped in years. There are PILES of dirt and debris in the corners and under the furnishings. The walls are horribly dirty and stained. The chairs looked like they had been pulled out of a dumpster and a couple of them looked like stuff was GROWING on them. *shudder* The vents in the ceiling are CAKED in dust. The whole room just stinks. The bathroom floor was sticky. And this is a building where they serve senior citizens meals. I realize that this is an aging structure but, good gods, there is no reason and no excuse for it to be that damned filthy. I was sitting there just over an hour and in that time I and two other people commented on how gross that room was as we entered. I just don’t see how those people can work in there without becoming gravely ill. In fact, I’m surprised babies aren’t dropping dead from the germs when their parents bring them in there. Yeah, NJ’s system is the bomb… well, it looks like it’s been HIT by a bomb anyway.
Right off the top (pun intended), because I suspect some wise acre will ask: Would I run around topless? No. But I will damn sure support the rights of any woman who chooses to do so and her right to do so unmolested by idiots and drooling Neanderthals.
So this is in the news again as the NYPD tells its officers they are officially not allowed to arrest a woman who is topless if she’s not breaking any laws. This argument tends to get brought up in the sweltering summer because men can run around without a shirt to be cool, yet women can’t. It’s misogynistic because, I hate to tell you, men DO have breasts. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be able to get breast cancer, would they? (And yes, they can.) So, if breasts are lewd and nasty and sexual, men need to either put their damned shirts on or kindly STFU. We women seem to do just fine looking at their bare chests without rape statistics skyrocketing. (And, yes, women can rape a man, too.)
And, you note, the majority of the people clogging the streets and making a HUGE deal over it are… *drum roll* MEN. And the majority of the ones complaining in the comments are saying “But we can’t control ourselves when we see boobs.” Really? So they’re no better than a wildebeest in rut? Is that really what they’re saying? Are they saying they are that much less than all those primitive native tribesman who live among women who only wear a top when their tatas are in mortal danger of freezing off yet seem to keep it in their loin cloths just fine? Really? “We’re ruled by our hormones and women are bitchy teases!” Right. And women have no hormones and aren’t graded like farm animals by men? What the hell planet are you living on that you men think you’ve got it so damned bad in America today? Some of these whiny bastards make it sound like women are grinding them under their 5 inch heels in the streets or some shit. Are you kidding me? One particular misogynist (complaining loudly that he can’t get laid and then admitting he DOESN’T LEAVE HIS HOME; Uh, dude… LMAO) said “Men are hormone driven animals.” Yeah, so are all mammals, yet we don’t all act like drooling idiots. Some of us are thinking creatures who don’t let hormones rule our every decision. I figure it this way: If “men are animals” then why the hell are we giving them “human rights”? If a man subscribes to that line of thinking, then I should be able to apply to him the very lack-luster laws of animal rights protection. Wouldn’t that be fabulous? Then when they pissed us off, we could crate them, pop them with newspapers, etc. Oh, wait, some of them would only enjoy that. Well, damn….
Some are saying, “OMG! Rape’s gonna go up!”. Yeah. Not so much. Tell that to all those women in the Middle East swathed head to toe in LAYERS of clothing who STILL get raped. Mode of dress has little to do with rape. Rape is about power, not sex drive. Men who feel weak rape because it makes them feel powerful. Men in our society are being programmed through the media to think of women as nothing but objects for them to drool over, prizes to be won, weak, less than them. They are growing up now in a culture where rape is “funny”. Seriously, go online where young people gather and the word rape is bandied about like it’s nothing. It’s really sickening. This attitude is spawning out of a culture where we use sex to sell damned DRAIN CLEANER. It’s out of control. Flashing some boobs would be NO BIG DEAL in a culture that didn’t try to sell sex at every turn yet tell the entire populace that their bodies are shameful, unnatural things which should never be seen (especially if you don’t fit the narrow rule of “beauty”).
One comment in particular made me laugh. Someone said “It’s impossible to not stare.” Um, actually, it’s VERY possible to not stare. You just choose not to be an ignorant, staring moron. Understand, I’ve been numerous times to a festival where 200+ people run around in various modes of dress and undress. The first time I went out there, I worried about “where to put my eyes” because I didn’t want to be a rude, ignorant, staring moron. Well, when the first gentleman wearing nothing but a cloak, sandals and a smile approached me, it struck me how dumb I was being. I’m partially deaf. So, my eyes generally stay on a person’s face when they talk so I can get visual cues to help me fill in any gaps where I’ve not heard something fully. Where should I put my eyes? DUH! Right where they always are and right where any polite person’s should be when they talk to another human being: on their FACE! Oh my gods! What a novel concept! :-p
I honestly don’t see what the big fraggin’ deal is. We come into this world naked, not clothed. We ran naked for AGES before clothing became the necessity because we started engaging in more dangerous activities like cooking fatty meat over a fire (Youch!) and chasing game animals through thorny scrub brush (Double youch!). If the men have such lack of control, then they need to be courteous enough to put THEIR shirts back on so we poor equally hormone filled women aren’t tempted by their bods. *smirk* In other words, grow the fuck up, people.
I had to love Morena Baccarin on The Nerdist. She was talking about the contrast between working on Firefly and the far more emotionally draining Homeland. She said, “Firefly was so much fun and I got to be a space whore!”
Later, when asked if she had a background in comedy she said “No, no background in comedy. I’m just fucking funny.” (or at least I assume that was the word they bleeped anyway LOL)
Yeah, I like her. *snicker-snort*
Wow, I must be a horrible Whovian. Am I the only one on the planet who didn’t cry during that finale?? LOL I boo-hooed when Ianto died in Torchwood, but there wasn’t anything powerful enough in that episode to make a single tear. :-p
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To tell you how bad sitting in a patio chair while I work is killing my ass and back, I put my laptop on my chest of drawers so I could stand for a bit and still keep working the art shop stuff. This has the side effect of the whole room (house?) shaking as I bebop to music while I work. I guess we’re about to get a solid demonstration of how long I can stand in one spot before I start screaming because my spine is trying to worm its way out through the bottom of my pelvis. :-/