Thank you for that moment of silence. Many of you were lucky enough to have known my brother personally. Each and every one of you, meant the world to Jason. I loved my brother. He was and always will be my soulmate.
Best words of advice my Mom ever gave to me when dealing with prejudice of any kind in a political situation
When someone is arguing with you about some of the more sensitive topics in politics, such as abortion rights, reproductive rights, women’s rights, gay rights, immigration, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, etc. ask them how this issue affects their day to day life.
Does a woman getting an abortion because she’s physically incapable of carrying her child to term affect the way you live? What about the gay couple next door? Or poc existing? Or illegal immigrants trying to make a living? Or Muslims praying in a mosque?
Does this affect the way you get groceries or drive to work or enjoy time with family?
Is the answer no?
Then why do you care?
Why does any of these minorities existing bother you so much? Why does what a woman do with her body bother you? Or refugees escaping a warzone effect your life?
You’re afraid. You don’t like what’s different from you. You’re ignorant and are afraid of opening your mind and learn that there is more than two options. That people are different than you and you are not special.
They are forced to actually come to terms with the fact that they are scared or just plain bigoted. They have to actually come up with an explanation.
Because these are not opinions.
These are crucial views on morality; whether a group of people has the right to basic human rights.
If there was a boy and a girl… and they were in love with each other, really, properly in love, and they could prove it, then they would be given a few years together, before they began their donations.
The pain of labour for hand or foot is not contrary to nature, as long as the foot is doing the work of a foot and the hand the work of a hand. So likewise for a man, qua man, there is nothing contrary to nature in pain, as long as he is doing the work of a man: and if not contrary to nature for him, n o t a n e v i l e i t h e r .
As for pleasure, pirates, catamites, parricides and tyrants have enjoyed it to the full.