[S is for] Seriously, STFU: Transgender Bathroom Policies

The right to use a public bathroom is not something that should be up for debate. I’ve snuck into the men’s room on multiple occasions and have never been approached by an officer and no laws are getting passed about it. If common sense could be utilized by the masses it would be apparent that everyone has the same goal in this particular place.fb_img_1461948462416.jpg

Do your business, mind your business and life goes on. The world will continue to spin even if the person next to you was born with the opposite genitalia as you.

*gasp*

Are there some disturbed individuals who also happen to be transgender, sure. There are erratic people of all kinds and colors in this world – they’re everywhere – this is not new information and we won’t escape them by making new bathroom rules. Forcing people to prove their gender (at birth) before being allowed to relieve themselves is a crazy, insane concept that makes my head spin.

An ID? Really?!

A natural disposal of waste is not that serious, we’re pissing and shitting, get over it. For anyone to suggest this whole bathroom fiasco is anything other than a display of hate, power, fear, control and segregation is laughable. This has nothing to do with the safety of your little girl, it has everything to do with the transgender men and women who just need to take a leak. Who believes that a person would go through all that being transgender entails so that he/she could waltz into a public bathroom and be creepy or inappropriate? That would imply that it’s a choice, which is a debate for another day.

‘If this was YOUR daughter, would you be comfortable sending her into a men’s bathroom? Neither would I. Be fair. Be kind. Be empathetic. Treat others how you would like to be treated.’ –Meg Bitton

Statistics Show Exactly How Many Times Trans People Have Attacked You in Bathroom

Surprise: There are zero reported cases of this happening. Making these human beings validate their identities to you or anyone else… is for nothing.

Seriously, STFU.


A-Z Challenge: S is for STFU

Seriously, STFU: Male vs. Female, Black vs. White, Too Thin vs. Too Fat

Our society just keeps stretching to come up with ways we can be pissy-pants. Why don’t we stop stirring the pot & just let people do what they want without judgement? That should be an easy concept but, rather, we’d like to pick people apart and call it entertainment.

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Gossip, celebrity & otherwise, is nothing more than acceptable heckling.

Everything lately is: Male Vs. Female, Black Vs. White, Fat Vs. Too Thin… and quite frankly, it legit grosses me out. Perhaps everyone should just mind their own business, everyone just do what tickles their fancy – and everyone just accepts it. What an odd concept, eh?

Case in Point: Kevin James, Adam Sandler & Selena Gomez.

Selena Gomez Adam Sandler Kevin James Premiere Sexist
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The headline that went with this photo questioned whether it was sexist that Selena got all gussied up and the guys are in sweats and running shoes.

How about instead of hypnotizing something radical – we just call it as it is?

Selena looks gorgeous, Kevin & Adam look like Kevin & Adam. If Selena Gomez didn’t want to put in the effort for the red carpet – she wouldn’t. If Adam Sandler & Kevin James wanted to put on a tux – they would have.

What the hell ever happened to it simply being about Personal Choice?

Seriously, STFU.

Seriously STFU: Ignorant Football Fans

There are two things I talk a lot about: ignorance & football. I was lucky enough This year they seemed to go hand in hand. Football players showed plenty of ignorance – entire organizations did the same.

What irritates me more are the normal, everyday people/fans who throw words like, Thug out there. The people who cast overall judgement while they sit back & simply absorb what the media chooses feeds to them.

That’s lazy.

“All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.”
Will Rogers

I keep my mouth shut if I’m not confident contributing. If I must open my mouth, I ask questions; it’s a valuable habit to have. My favorite thing about having that ability is that I don’t come across as an idiot. Priorities.

Why didn’t this enter into my thought process at any point? I never put that together.

Can we just all talk about how talented these guys are?

Gosh, it sure is fun to watch Richard Sherman intercept a ball.

Gee, how amazing was that run Marshawn did last Sunday?

I’d love to participate in that conversation, but unfortunately there’s a group of people who want to judge actions that… let’s be honest:

AREN’T THAT BIG OF A DEAL. 

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Is Richard Sherman the only outspoken NFL player? Other players who passionately run their mouths, they don’t get talked about in the same manner as him. Is Mr. Sherman a bad person? Does it make him uneducated? Is he a thug?

Richard Sherman had a 4.2 grade-point average in high school. Received a football scholarship to Stanford, where he also ran track and earned a degree in communication. A DEGREE IN COMMUNICATION.

I don’t expect everyone to agree with his manner or choice of communication on or off the field. I do expect people, especially football fans to know what they’re talking about if they’re choosing to harshly judge someone.

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As far as Marshawn Lynch goes… he explained last year why he doesn’t enjoy talking to the media. marshawn

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His one-answer press conferences weren’t intended to be amusing… initially. Of course, as time progressed and the media & a bunch of other people, had their way with it… I’m sure he’s having a great time with it now [and so I am].

#LEAVEMARSHAWNALONE 

Wednesday January 29, 2015 - Marshawn Lynch Media Day Statement
Wednesday January 29, 2015 – Marshawn Lynch Media Day Statement

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Josh Gordon? What are your thoughts on him? He’s a drug addict. A bad person? A thug? I encourage you to read the open letter he wrote.

Dear Sir Charles, Stephen A., Cris and other interested parties

Most importantly, I have failed myself. Again.

But you know what, Charles, Stephen A., Cris and everyone else? I also have succeeded.

Truth is, I have not smoked marijuana since before I was drafted by the Browns in 2012 — and there are years’ worth of drug tests to prove it.

Josh Gordon Open Letter Medium

There are no rules or regulations when it comes to being ignorant. No one is directly punished for being uneducated and opinionated all at once… but they should be. The amount of resources available to research…whatever it is you want to be vocal about is fairly extensive. Utilize it. Don’t put your foot in your mouth by doing something stupid like calling Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch or Josh Gordon a thug.

Ignorance Is [NOT] Bliss

Seriously…STFU.


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Seriously, STFU: Bae [and other terrible slang]

I was young once. I used words that confused my parents & sometimes made them cringe…

[36 Slang Phrases From The 90s You Should Use]

These new words that are coming from a younger generation? Well, they kinda make me wince; add more wincing if I have to listen to it coming out of someone my age.

Bae? C’mon… this word drives me nuts.

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How did that happen? I mean, I suppose bae kinda sounds like baby… It’s one less syllable [that’s one clap – for you uneducated bae-using people] which would imply it’s easier to say.

That was kinda mean, I feel a little bad about it but…

Can’t we just stick with, Babe?

Sidenote: I enjoy the red squiggle under it; my computer does not recognize Bae as a word.Thank you, Google Chrome. I wonder how many people have saved Bae to their dictionary? I wonder if people who use that word frequently know how to add words to their dictionary?

…So many questions.

I hated the word, Bae well before I knew it was the danish word for poop; that was an added bonus. It added validity to my judgmental nature to a word.

That sounds pathetic. I’m thirty years old… so apparently, this is how I spend my time. I over analyze words… and judge them like a real bitch… and then, I follow it up with judging people who utilize these words as part of their daily vocabulary.

Depending on the who, what’s & where’s… my reaction to Bae [and other terrible slang] fluctuates.

Ugh.

Yeah, you really just said that.

Wait, did you say that? Was it a joke? …Are you serious?

[I feel inclined to acknowledge that the above depictions may be more glamorous than I, but are not exaggerations.]

Slang Story Time

When I was a young teenager, my grandma bought me classic 90’s baby-tee that said:

DON’T GO THERE in big block letters with sliver glittery border. 

When we got home from shopping my mother says something to the effect of:

Don’t go there?! What does that even mean? [ie: that’s a really stupid shirt]

Before I was able to tell explain the awesome slang I was using, my grandma says…

Well, I just figure it means… if you’re thinking about going somewhere bad, you probably just shouldn’t go. Don’t go there!

So, yes… I’m aware that this crappy slang is nothing new & I’m sure the later generations will come up with something even more nonsensical that I can over analyze & be all bitchy about.

But still… please stop with this Bae stuff.

Seriously STFU: Is He Gay, Or Isn’t He?

Scrolling through the world wide web on my obviously very busy Friday night, I ran across two available “stories” regarding two different actors within a short amount of time. The first one read something to the effect of…His Former Lover About To Reveal Exclusive Details To Expose…

The next one said something like…Reasons Why It Does Matter If Joe Actor Is Gay Or Not!

That one bothered me more than the first. The initial one I thought…Okay…this guy wants some money – that is the reason behind it – I’m not going to read it…because, I don’t care…

When the second came through one of various news-feeds I again, did not read it. I also didn’t have a reason to dismiss it like I had with the first one; that bothers me.

So here we are… I’m bitching about it.

I don’t know. Perhaps it would have provided me with some mind blowing facts & I’d come to a realization … making this entire post rubbish. I seriously doubt that though.

My whole point is: STFU.

The only people who give two shits are simpletons.

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It doesn’t matter if Joe Actor is gay. It doesn’t matter if Jane Singer likes chicks. It doesn’t matter. The gender that someone is attracted to holds zero baring on their talents or failures. It holds zero value on how awesome or crappy their personality is… It’s just as unimportant as the color of their hair or the size of their shoe.

If somebody is in on a secret as to why this is news, and trending news at that – please… attempt to enlighten me – but I can’t promise I’ll agree with you.

“Well, while you were in the bathroom, I sat down at this picnic table here in Bumblefug, Kentucky, and noticed that someone had carved that GOD HATES FAG, which, aside from being a grammatical nightmare, is absolutely ridiculous. So I’m changing it to ‘God Hates Baguettes.’ It’s tough to disagree with that. Everybody hates baguettes.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines