my general attitude this week

a decision.

so i don’t know if you have noticed my lack of activity here,   or my general attitude on willas for the last week or so,   but i am making the decision to put willas on hiatus for the next 3-4 weeks.  this isn’t something i decided lightly,  but something that i feel that i have to do right now for my happiness.   for the last few weeks,   i have had a stream of anon messages,  randing from things that make me uncomfortable,   to things that are horrible hateful.   they have all been sent by a ‘core group’ and their friends.   and i refuse to do a ‘call out’ post or whatever the norm is now. 

i don’t have the best mental health in the world,  but for the longest time i have found that i can be happy here,  and i am so sad that it has come to this.   i love wills,  and i won’t be going anywhere.   what will be happening,   over the next few weeks,   is that i will be making his blog again.    i’m going to start fresh.  i will be back with a new url,   a new home,   but maybe a little more private.

i am coming back.   i will message people about continuing threads and things when i get the chance.    in the meantime,  you will find me over @trystcne   and @telemcrine 

      i love you all.        sophie xox 

Oh yeah, so I went to go ask our head HR lady if we could start stocking tampons in with the first aid supplies for emergencies. This was largely in response to my grumbles about having to go take a 30 minute break and walk to the nearest pharmacy to buy tampons since my coworker friends didn’t have any extras with them. Given that there are at least 60 women who work in my office, I didn’t think it was an unreasonable request. But lo, HR lady’s response was (I’m not kidding): “No. We’re not going to do that.” Just straight up stone cold. Not even a question about it. 

I went back to the first aid cabinet later that day and guess what my company DOES pay for for its employees in “emergencies”? Lens wipes. For people who wear glasses. Also, hand lotion. I’m not the only one who thinks that this inequity is ridiculous and sexist, am I?

So I’ve been slowly spreading the news of this outrage to my fellow female coworkers over the past week to test the general attitudes about it amongst my anatomical allies. This isn’t over, HR lady. I’m building an army. I’m coming for you.