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Couple things…

March 6, 2012

Good morning, kittens. Couple things.

One: Project X


Katie (Simone came out of the blogging closet, ‘member) and I have talked briefly about this, and consensus is that we won’t be putting down Project X after a set number of posts. Instead, we’ll revive it when we both feel like writing about something pertinent – say, once a month. We’d also like to actually find a good name for it…

Two: This week


I will be posting a Tree-Hugger Tuesday – but it’ll be tomorrow. Yes, I am aware that’s not a Tuesday, that’s a Wednesday. However. Things have been shitballs crazy and I had meetings from 9am straight through 7pm yesterday and a ridic weekend and some stress and some family shit so that’s when it’ll happen. Apologies to Tuesday for misuse of its name. 

Three: SHITBALLS


In case you haven’t been living in a cave/under a rock, you know there has been SOME SHIT in the US these days. Oh, like this shit and this shit and this shit  and this shit and this shit and this shit. I don’t have time to get into it, but I just want to say that this SHIZ is not just at a national level – it is IN OUR BACKYARDS.


Look, I really really want to write something fun and light and silly. I know I’ve been pretty goddamn serious as of late. I’d like to talk a about sex, and about bodies, and about yoga, and about digging yourself out of feeling like crap. But – AUGH!

How can I ignore this stuff? How can I not talk about it, when it be all up IN my ladybusiness?


And, just recently, it’s become EVEN MORE personal (how is that possible, you ask? Well). I am about thisclose to coming out as a blogger – simply because I want to talk about how this has become even more personal. I want to talk about my FUCKING BACKYARD. Let’s see… on one hand is the dude who is enforcing his homophobic agenda on EVERYONE and peeps ain’t even wise enough to get it. On the other, oh, well, let’s see. You know how I am on this official organization about women’s issues? Well. Two weeks ago, an editorial ran in this right-wing paper that has a history of being colossally douchey. As a result of said inflammatory ridic EDITORIAL, my workplace forced the Women’s Commission to shut down our facebook page.


The editorial is one thing – but hey, freedom of speech. The reaction? Quite another my dear sir. No questions, no dialogue, no discussion, nothing. 


Because APPARENTLY women’s health and contraception ARE TOO POLITICAL AND WE CAN’T POOOOOOOOOOSIBLY TAKE A STANCE ON THESE THINGS OR GAWD FORBID DISSEMINATE INFORMATION TO OTHER WOMEN.

And I want to discuss that, and have a conversation about that, and let y’all know that this SHIZ is happening in our back fucking yards, and to simply ADD TO THE SPOTLIGHT that THIS IS NOT OK.That THIS IS A BIG DEAL.

Sooooo that’s my life in a nutshell. Check back tomorrow for less serious, more green!

XX

Nikki

 

 

 

Anyways. I have to get back to it.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. March 6, 2012 10:22 am

    It’s funny (well, not really) that just a few months ago my friend (that’s male) actually said the words “they’ll never overturn abortion. It just won’t happen.” Instead, it’s already worse than I ever feared.

    BUT, I see women stepping up to say HELLS NO at a rate unprecedented. Maybe this is what we needed to happen to put the smack down. Maybe the men (and the women who are going along with it…what?) will rue the day. Maybe this is our time.

    So talk seriously, sister. We need it.

    • March 7, 2012 10:40 pm

      I hope that this is what happens. For awhile, I too was being encouraged and felt that this was the fire under our asses that we needed.

      Lately, its been more and more difficult to find the hope, at least from where I am. I mean, the big bad issues? They’re still really blatant, but there’s a lot of subtle backlash happening that I, at least, was unprepared for. My more recent post explains all that. It’s been really, really difficult.

      That said, I do find solace in my fellow women on campus and online. I’ve met some AMAZING men and women, and they do remind me that I’m not alone in this.

      Let’s keep talking.

  2. March 6, 2012 3:18 pm

    Jeez… what is wrong with people?? It is scary to see those inane debates and the whole hush-hush. What are they so afraid off? That mad liberated women will take over the world? Hmmm maybe not such a bad idea…

    Well I still cannot get over that I live in a country that is supposed to be in the 21 centuary but where abortion is still against the law.

    • March 7, 2012 10:42 pm

      I don’t think people even realize what they’re doing. They have “rational” excuses for everything, from legal to financial ones, but still. How long can we, as educational institutions of higher learning that want to be all about “inclusive excellence” continue to remain silent?

      And the abortion thing? WTF. I mean, I get the religious argument. But still.

  3. March 6, 2012 5:00 pm

    I am tingling way up here when I read you in this crazed state. Breathe girl breathe.

    My suggestion, move to Canada it’s not perfect but then again it’s not The Excited States of America.

    • March 7, 2012 10:43 pm

      Canada looks better all the time, Bob.

      • March 9, 2012 10:08 pm

        Canada although we have our issues is light years ahead of the Excited States. We have a document of rights and freedoms that legislators actually agree upon and respect.

        Funny thing it was enacted in my lifetime by a flamboyant Prime Minister who Nixon hated. Do some research on Pierre Elliot Trudeau and you’ll get the jist of it.

        He was a politician who rightly believed and said as much that the politics of a nation should not be snooping into the bedrooms of it’s people.

        He was boastful, arrogant and intelligent. He was hated and loved by most of the country in different times but that just made him Pierre.

        • March 12, 2012 9:14 am

          I have to tell you, Bob… depending on how things shake out down here over the next six, eight, nine, months… Canada looks better all the time…

  4. March 6, 2012 10:36 pm

    Nikki I luv you and I luv your stuff. I don’t live in your world (space) but I would like to see you take a vacation and at peace. I chose the glass half full. Rush Limbaugh is not news. He was yesterdays’ news, back in the 90′s. The only people that listen to him are those that want to get inflamed or too insecure to form an opinion on their own. He is trash and a lawyer chasing ambulances. And I have given him too much time just writing this as my time is worth more to me than this. I would rather hear about how you rocked some burlesque or somebody’s world.

    I am probably way off base here (sorry) but I realize I can’t change the world but I do hope to affect my friends around me. And I would love to see you smile!

    • March 7, 2012 10:44 pm

      Le sigh.

      I want to believe Rush is yesterday’s news. I want to believe I can just move forward, that just taking a moment will put things into perspective but… that isn’t my reality. Not right now.

      That said, you are correct that maybe we can’t change the world, but we can change those around us. Right now, that change is speaking up.

  5. March 7, 2012 8:53 am

    Thanks for talking about all these things that not all of us are comfortable tackling. You can rely on me to discuss the silly and only marginally relevant. We all have our strengths.

    • March 7, 2012 10:45 pm

      Yes. I do appreciate my blogging friends and the break they offer – even if I wish it were more of a break for me right now. Thanks for being awesome. :)

  6. March 7, 2012 10:17 am

    This has even riled up my ex-wife, who is very much an a-political ostrich, and if the GOP is stirring up people like her they’ve got a serious problem this election year…

    • March 7, 2012 10:46 pm

      I freaking hope so.

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