Me too.

Two little words that bring the worst out of men.

Me too.

Two little words said far too often.

Me too.

When will enough be enough?

Me too.

Because rape culture encourages sexual aggression and regards violence as sexy and sexuality as violent.

Me too.

Because men are raised and socialized in a culture that rewards and excuses their behavior. Yet women are told to be careful about what they wear, how they wear it, how others might perceive them, where they walk, with whom they walk, where they do it, with whom they do it, what they say, how they say it, what they drink, how much they drink, how many they sleep with, what time it is, what jewelry they wear, what size they are, and if they fail and let themselves be harassed, it’s their fault.

"The term violence against women is problematic. It is a passive construction; there's no active agent in the sentence. It is a bad thing that happens to women, but when you look at that term "violence against women", nobody is doing it to them. It just happens to them...men aren't even a part of it."

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Poverty and patriarchy - two reasons why marital rape is still allowed.

I'm surprised to see that I have readers from India, so feel free to comment below with news or opinions on what I am about to write!

A few days ago, I read about India’s Supreme Court ruling sex with child bride as rape. And if you weren't aware, marital rape has been permissible and not considered an offense. Fucked up, wouldn't you say? But hey, it's great news, not that I really think it will make a difference since one cannot monitor people’s bedrooms, and where girls most likely would not have the courage to go to the police or court and file a case against her "husband”. But at least, it is a step in the right direction.

However, it’s still one small step down the road to not being allowed to marry kids in the first place. Disgusting. And frankly, it's symbolic at best as of yet, they have no shortage of rape by previous legal definitions, as said, and it’ll be difficult to actually enforce.

So why is it still legal? Because of poverty and patriarchy. Most poor families still practice dowry due to the fact that girls are not educated, and child marriage is the only way for a girl to be “safe”. Sexist and ignorant practices that came about a long time ago, is still being practiced in many parts of the world. Girls are not equally valued as boys. Women are meant to "provide and feed". Women do not control their own bodies, they do not decide how many children they give birth and they aren't educated. There needs to be a change in the way men and women view their daughters, because they aren't a piece of commodity, waiting to be sold to the highest bidder.



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California is on fire. So far, 21 people have died and there is ash falling down. I just heard that 3% of the fires have been contained. Only 3%. The strong winds are feeding them and even in San Jose the smokey gray haze is present. As soon as I walked out I could smell the burning wood. These extreme and aggressive California wildfires have forced thousands to evacuate and it’s getting worse.

The dry conditions and strong winds have fueled the fires. As far as I know, it is unclear what caused fires to form through California’s wine country. It is a catastrophic event and we are even getting help from neighboring states.
Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency and hundreds of people are missing.

There are fires to the east, west and north of Napa and it’s burning day and night. The winds are expecting to pick up and currently, there are 21 fires in the state of California.

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It’s sad when you grow up and realize how fucked up the world is. The directors and actors I grew up loving…turn out to be sexual predators. Not of all them, naturally, but many of them.

Take Harvey Weinstein for instance, who abused his power and sexually harassed women. He was recently fired from his own company, but here’s the fun part, I am certain that they all knew what he was doing/had down, and that he was only fire when the rest of us found out. So I find it very ironic how Hollywood all of the sudden expresses their outrage over Weinstein, as if they didn’t already know…

Same goes for Woody Allen and Roman Polanski…

But my problem with this is that people are blaming the victims for not having stepped up earlier. Did I expect something else? Of course not, this is the norm. Peoples first instincts are to shame and blame women for not coming forward or not doing so “enough”. And obviously, no one wants to point any fingers at the men who knew this was happening, didn’t come forward, and worked with him. The whole industry is a shit show, which really sucks because some of the movies I have loved all my life have been tainted with the disgusting acts from men.

For a second I forgot what kind of world we live in. As if the news of Weinstein is a one of a kind story. But the fact is that these so called ‘brilliant filmmakers’ are allowed to do whatever they want with no blowback…especially if they’re white men. Well, basically most white men period.


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Breakfast included fruit, tofu scramble and (burned) hash browns.

And I finally bought the books that I had previously recommended. Super excited to start reading them...once I'm finished with school...

Bought the books at the new Amazon Bookstore and it's so cheap if you are a prime member! I think I saved about 40-something precent. Not only do I love to read but I absolutely love bookstores and I could spend hours just walking around and finding new books to read.

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Seriously though, enough with keeping traditions that stand for genocide, racism, rape, torture and destruction. Abolish Columbus Day already, what the fuck?

Columbus was a genocidal terrorist, who came to North America and effectively killed millions of natives through violence and disease brought from overseas. They raped and murdered innocent people and robbed their land.

There are many books that tell the true history of Columbus and what his people did -- not what you were taught in school. He did not discover America, instead his arrival led to the rape, torture, enslavement, and massacre of indigenous people.


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Christopher Columbus was no hero.

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You see folks, people have been and are starting to realize that meat and dairy is bad for you. Shocker? Not so much. So people start looking for replacements and these replacements include soy milk, tofu and so forth…

So how would you, as a ‘meat and dairy’ spokes person, shift the focus away from soy? The answer is very simple. By freaking people the fuck out. All of a sudden soy, that little green bean, is packed with hormones and can cause cancer!!! What!!! Really!!! No.

All that shit about soy affecting your hormones is a lie told by the meat and dairy industry to keep us consuming dairy and meat. And if you ever come across a study or an article claiming that soy is bad for you, please make sure the study wasn’t funded by the meat and dairy industry…or you just played yourself.

There is nothing wrong with that little green bean. Too much of anything will cause a problem, of course, but eating moderate amounts of soy along with a variety of vegetables, legumes, grains etc is perfectly fine and healthy and definitely nothing to worry about.

Soy contains plant estrogens, also known as phytoestrogens, and you’ll have to consume a ridiculous amount for it to have a negative affect on you. Unlike…dairy.

Dairy on the other hand, also known as cow milk, contains ridiculous amounts of actual hormones and Casin (which is the most potent cancer promoter ever discovered.). Dairy is filled with estrogen that is meant to grow a baby cow 4 times its weight in 6 months — not for human consumption. Furthermore, dairy is cancer-promoting, heart-disease-causing, and filled with saturated fats, lactose, pus, and blood.

Just ask the whole of Asia, who has the lowest risk of disease and the highest consumption of soy per capita. Soy milk is great! :)

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You know what's sad? The fact that this shooting isn't not going to change anything. People have died senselessly and nothing is truely going to be done to prevent it from happening again. Nothing has been done? Are we going to have to install metal detectors to every entrance? Are we going to keep having mass shootings with no substantial policy changes to stop them from happening again? And again?

"Thoughts and prayers" will not change anything and it will not help anything. We need gun control. Having access to birth control is fucking harder than guns. Having access to safe abortions is fucking harder than guns. I have a hard time understanding how my vagina is considered more lethal and is more regulated than a gun. It's fucking bullshit. Because there is a culture of gun violence in this country and it needs to be addressed before the next big shoot out. Too many people have accepted the normalization of mass shootings.

These violent acts and deaths could have been prevented. Ever since Sandy Hook, if the leaders of this country would have enacted a gun control legislation, there might have been some fucking difference. And for some reason, the people of this country don't seem disgusted enough by the multiple massacres that have occurred. Apparently, here in America, no one is safe from domestic terrorism in schools, movie theaters, concerts and nightclubs. I wonder what's next.


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My favorite flea market in the world @ Melrose Trading Post. $3 entrance fee that goes directly to the high school where the flea market is located.

I bought 2 to die for straw bags, one vegan deodorant that smells like heaven and one black soap!

On a side note, I will be uploading more this weekend!

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