Love is my Christianity. Reaching out and hugging people, despite our differences, is my Christianity. Opening myself to new perspectives and beliefs and accepting them, even if they don’t coincide with my personal values, is my Christianity. Caring about other people and their hearts is my Christianity. Celebration is my Christianity.
It means just because they’ve often declared their admiration and respect for Neil Patrick Harris and Ellen DeGeneres, it can mean diddly-squat when it comes to their own flesh and blood being interested in breaking out the rainbow paraphernalia.
I go to the gym sometimes. And like most public gatherings with televisions, CNN is playing.
To the chagrin of aspiring white rappers everywhere, comedy podcasts have swagged their way into totally #blowingup over the past few years.
We rip apart young people for not working hard enough or not having jobs and then we rip them apart again for working hard and having jobs. How dare this generation not support themselves immediately out of college! How dare they ask their parents for money! How dare they have massive student loans! Wait, what? A young girl has a well-paying job and acknowledges her debt? BURN HER, FOR SHE IS A WITCH.
If a woman feels slighted in the most insignificant way, society has people (mostly men) falling over themselves to defend her honor.
From cat-calling to coercing a hesitant significant other to have sex with you, sexual violence is an everyday reality of a woman’s life.
Internalized misogyny is a helluva drug.
Ingrid Nilsen (aka missglamorazzi) is the angel of YouTube. She is intelligent and eloquent and hardworking and talented and beautiful and kind and genuine, and oh my God, I just love her.
Oddly, many gay men subscribe to traditional and outdated views of gender roles. Men should be men – tough and aggressive – and women should be women, subordinate to men.