Tuesday, October 05, 2010

justified, but it's a tiny win

everytime there is another story about some tender-hearted child being
bullied into suicide, i feel better about homeschooling the kid. but
it really fucking shouldn't have to be that way. kids should be safe
at home and at school. handwrining over the usual culprits (tech,
video games, sex on the teevee) ain't gonna fix it. we have to give a
shit and we have to start raising our children to be better people,
better than the horrible exxamples of biggotry and hate that we've
given them. every child's death that has made the news lately has the
grubby little handprints of the patriarchy all over it. homophobia,
slut shaming fat bashing classism. sweet kids die so the patriarchy
can rule. fuck that.

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning

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