Tuesday, June 2, 2015

It's a normal, crappy day on the internet.

It rained pretty hard this morning, so about twenty of my friends posted about that. Some favorably, some not.

Cam Newton signed a long-term contract with the Carolina Panthers, so fans and foes alike are weighing in.

Caitlyn Jenner is on the cover of Vanity Fair and I am quickly learning which of my friends don't have any desire to embrace nor understand the transgender community-- or any community other than their own. And it is breaking my heart.

I mean it is actually, physically hurting my chest.

I am overwhelmed with how much sadness I feel when I read some of my friends' comments on Jenner's gender identity, as if somehow having a negative opinion of her life affirms their lives. A friend posted a link to an article (that I will not re-post here because it doesn't deserve the traction) that positioned Caitlyn as a threat to womanhood and feminism, to which I'd like to argue that womanhood and feminism aren't fragile and won't be brought down by one more individual joining the ranks.

Opinions are like assholes, everyone gets to have one. But please remember that it's possible to have one without actually being one.