I understand the instinct to defend your home country
Famous, “BLUE DOG LAKE” in my home province.
(Not really called blue dog lake, but really in my home province)
I’m Canadian, we’re a non-stop punchline…
But, I am so tired of Americans who tell me to shut up about my opinions about the the US because I, “moved here.”
I’m sick of hearing, “Canadians move to the US at the first chance they get.” because it’s utter bullshit. Most Canadians call me a moron for moving here.
Yes, the US entertainment industry can offer me more money than the Canadian industry can.
Yes, Americans move to shittier countries every day for work opportunities and they complain about the state of affairs in those countries too.
Happy Canada Day.
I’m allowed to be proud of my country and also live in another.
I’ve lived in the US for two years today, and I can’t say that moving here for work has been the best decision, but it has definitely been an interesting one.
PS- For those of the mindset that think “She’s Canadian, fuck her, she doesn’t get to complain and also work here.” I pay a lot of fucking US tax and create jobs for Americans. Bite me.
This morning I read about an Uber driver in LA who kidnapped a drunk woman. She woke up in a motel.
LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon told ABC Los Angeles that he believed Dencer “took advantage of the situation.” Furthermore, though police maintained that no sexual assault occurred, they noted that there was some “fondling through [the woman’s] clothes.”
This LAPD officer is saying that being ‘fondled through your clothing’ isn’t sexual assault. And no one questioned this statement, and it is repeated in many articles. Google it.
I’ve become more and more enraged with sexism and misogyny over the past year and I’m not sure where to direct this rage, but one thing is for sure…
I’m sick of hearing, “Oh, but not all men are like this.” Because, no shit, not all men have disdain for women or speak sexist dialogue. But all women are affected by sexism and misogyny… so let’s just stop making this about men, for one fucking second. Let’s sit back and watch how we speak and how others speak and make our own changes, and teach others when we can.
BEA, age 5, on finding out Maya Angelou passed away
- Bea: I bet Oprah is sad.
- Me: Yeah.
- Bea: But she's just dead; she's out there somewhere and will probably be part of the earth.
- Me: Yeah.
- Bea: And now you have a chance at taking her spot and being Oprah's friend.