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November 9th, 2016 - The day that America officially solidified themselves as the dumbest fucking country in existence.

America: You two should know smoking is bad.

England: Well, who’s selling all the tobacco overseas?

America *coughs*: Uhm, but…

France: We’re immortal, Alfred. 

America: But… damnit it’s still unhealthy. 

England: So are your ruthless marketing tactics.

America:... we’re not talking about me. 

France *blows smoke* 

America: :/

Today is January 24th.

Since January 20th, the 45th president has:

- withdrawn the U.S. from TPP.
- enforced a federal hiring freeze.
- compromised the Environmental Protection Agency.
- compromised the National Endowment for the Arts.
- compromised all “non-federal organizations” which provide abortion services.
- reinstated construction on the dangerous Dakota Access Pipeline.
- mocked the intention of the INTERNATIONAL Women’s March.
- forced his press secretary to lie about the attendance of his inauguration.

This means he has vastly altered American trade, the medical industry, the arts industry, the landscape of our country, the way the world views America, the job market, and he has worsened the conservative view of women.

DO NOT NORMALIZE THIS.

If you disagree with this and any future destructive changes he will make, I encourage you to strike his name from your rhetoric and take away the importance of his title by referring to him as “president” and not “President.” It’s a small change, but it means something.

But don’t only do this. Pick up the phone. Call your representatives any time you hear of a bill or proposal with which you disagree. Change happens through action. Not through social media posts.

The Miseducation of Gabby Douglas

Man, what a difference time makes.

Four years ago Gabby Douglas was the apple of America’s eye, she stole our hearts while she crushed the competition in London. Her story was compelling, she was elegant and represented America with class.

Now, she’s been thrown aside like an old paper.

The scrutiny that Douglas has received during the Rio Olympics is unfair and honestly, unreasonable. Every mannerism has been put under a microscope. Everything from not putting her hand over her heart to not seeming excited for her teammates. I’m waiting for a report to surface criticizing her for not tying her shoe laces.  

Then, the criticism of her hair. It’s amazing how black women are constantly scrutinized for their hair while everyone else tries their hardest to copy it. That’s a story for another time, though.  

With everything that Gabby is going through I hope Simone Biles is paying attention.

You know Simone, right? She’s the girl killing every gymnastics event that Rio has to offer. She’s “taken” Gabby’s place and America can’t get enough of her.

Stop me when this story sounds familiar.

If Gabby’s story has told us anything it’s that America will throw Simone aside as soon as the next talented gymnast comes and tears the floor up.  

Even with all the hurtful bombs that have been hurled in her direction Douglas has been a class act. To be 20 it’s easy to see that she’s mature beyond her years. I know a 20 year old me would have some harsh words for critics but Gabby keeps her cool.

In a society where black people are told to be quiet, Gabby’s #blackgirlmagic is still front and center; giving black girls a mountain to shout from.

As always, thanks for reading.