Friday, January 21, 2011

Pardon My French

I will just never understand why Harding feels the need to call themselves a “Christian” University. Today I sat in my business class. Long story short, my teacher is a smart ass. So to get the class to talk he decided to make outlandish comments. The outlandish comments he chose were about women working. How they were irrational and not needed. Of course, at a certain point I couldn’t keep my mouth shut so I responded to the irrational statement saying, “And men aren’t?” He replied back, “Finally someone irrationally speaking back.”
So I ask myself, “WHAT THE HELL!?”
I don’t deserve that and neither does any of the other women who just sat there and took it from this man! We have worth and contribute to society just like any other man. All those girls awkwardly smiled and giggled. WHY! It’s not funny. It was insulting to sit there and watch all these 20 some year old men laughing and agreeing with the teacher.
Next thing we start talking about…
To summarize his opinion, “It is ridiculous that we pay people 7.25 an hour to have no skill what so ever. I could pay my 8 year old half that and he could do just as good of a job. These types of jobs are just supposed to be incentive  to gain skills and get better jobs. This is why we have to go overseas because people there are more than happy to work for 38 cents an hour. To them that is enough money to put food on the table and a roof over their heads.”

Again, I say to myself, “WHAT THE HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

I’m getting more and more angry as this stupid witty upper middle class white man gives this IGNORANT statement to which he feels sooooo entitled to. I was completely enraged! How in the world could he really believe what he just said?

I wanted to scream
WAKE UP WOMEN! You are more  than a piece of ass looking for a man with a fat paycheck to live “comfortably”

Then I go to my Healthcare Management class. We watch the documentary Sicko. If you haven’t seen it you should definitely watch it. It makes me want to start so many nonprofit clinics for people!

It’s ridiculous you guys! Completely ridiculous! We are all human beings! We have rights that go beyond a constitution or some bullshit law. This is about rights to life! Rights to quality life! Not because they are legal citizens or whether or not they have insurance. This about being a HUMAN BEING!!!!  

Let’s wake up! Wake up! These are real people! Real lives that are being devalued and destroyed for the bottom line! What are we doing to ourselves!  

At what expense I ask? How much will it cost for us to open our eyes to the truth? How many children must die? How many women must be abused? How many sweat shops will it take?

It’s crap. It’s all crap. I can hardly breathe when I think of the madness. The madness that we have created!


If you can’t for the people across the world.
Atleast feel for your neighbors if nothing else.
We are all in this together.
We all have the same heart beating inside our chests.
Regardless of race, gender, age, status, income.

None of it matters.
At the end of it all.
When everything is ripped away,
All we have is each other.

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