Good news: I got my computer back from the repair shop! Bad news: it has to go back tomorrow. Since I have it for one day, though, I wanted to write something for you all. Today, I wanted to write about the fashion industry, because despite being in the headlines more for severely damaging behavior, it’s still seen as a glamorous profession. However, recent news has pushed that one temporarily to the back burner. Apparently, we still need to talk about rape culture.
Hi all and welcome!
You may be wondering what made your nerd girl here so angry. I’ve tended to be such a calm and passive person. However, 2013 has just begun and we’ve already had the Steubenville case and the backlash that followed. Countless blogs and even major news networks (looking at you, CNN and FoxNews) blamed the victim. We have the ugliness that followed many of us on Facebook changing our profile pictures to a pink and red equality symbol. Every news report I read on it had dozens of people in the comments asking what they should change their picture to in order to show that marriage equality was morally wrong. Many of them chose a cross, which I find extremely ironic, considering the fact that if you happen to consider homosexuality as a sin (I personally do not) than you must realize that Jesus would have been kindest to gay people. Whenever people preach about the sins of others, they seem to forget what Jesus himself said about pride and judgment: “Everyone that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted” (Luke 18:14) and “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” (Matthew 7: 1-3). Continue reading