“Why can’t black people just get over slavery? It happened over 400 years ago.”
The story is always the same: two people meet in some weirdly specific chatroom on the internet. You’re not sure why people are still using AOL-style chatrooms in 2016.
Remembering is harder. Remembering means taking the good with the bad, the happy with the sad. It means living in shades of grey, rather than in the shade of certainty. It means living in complexities rather than generalizations.
“Ernest Hemingway writes literature and why Joan Didion writes women’s literature.”
“The simple fact is that women who stay at home to keep house and taxi children are every bit as much skirting their civic responsibility as the CEO who stashes money in the Cayman Islands to avoid taxes.”
There seems to be a department of people who know how to zoom in and enhance photos and surveillance footage to an impossible degree of clarity.
“The balance of power is in the favor of violent crime organizations, such as the Mexican Cartel, and not in the favor of the United States Government, where drugs could be taxed, regulated, and, essentially, eliminate violent crime organizations from their current position of power.”
Women are not the only ones oppressed by traditional gender roles, and that is why feminists fight to destroy them to not only benefit women, but men as well.
People will see your prayer flags, your colorful beaded necklaces, your elephant pants, and your trendy European fashions and find you curious.
We’ve since graduated and returned to new and old homes. Our lives have continued without us holding the same town as common denominator in our friendship. To my college friends who now live across the world: I miss you.