Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.
(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone could start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
I regret breaking my tailbone two days in to my Guatemala trip in January and there by being in pain and not able to do everything I wanted to do while there in there’s of outdoor activities…
(I am actually 100% sure I have less than 100 regrets and the current humidity and one big career related regret I can’t really go into yet are just working in combo to put me in a regretful mood)
I might start a 100 days of regret meme.
Today I 100% regret not traveling more in my 20s. My job had 20 discretionary days a year, aka 4 weeks vacation. I had little money, but I actually think my main reason was that I felt guilty about not working harder and building my “career,” which in retrospect was so stupid because I’m not even in that field anymore! Blah the 20s were such a waste for me.
This guessed two years too young for me, but then it was still pretty damn old!
Well I’m obviously not finishing the stupid 100 days of happy thing because I’m not stinking happy. I’m unhappy and angry!
I’ll just keep telling myself that…
I’m appreciative that young men [like the ones who created the “anti-rape” nail polish] want to curb sexual assault, but anything that puts the onus on women to “discreetly” keep from being raped misses the point. We should be trying to stop rape, not just individually avoid it.
If it were truly that simple, previous iterations of this same concept would have worked. Remember “anti-rape underwear”? Or the truly terrifying “Rapex” – a female condom that would insert tiny hooks into an assailant’s penis? You can’t really expect women to wear modern chastity belts or a real-life vagina dentata in order to be safe. That’s not trying to stop rape - it’s essentially arguing that some people getting raped is inevitable.
Even if a woman were to wear special nail polish or anti-rape underwear, or if she listens to common – but misplaced – advice about not getting drunk and always walking home in a group, all she’s supposedly ensuring is that she won’t be attacked. (And even then it’s not real security, because women who do all the “right” things get raped too) What about the girl at the same party who decided to have a few drinks that night? “So long as it isn’t me” isn’t an effective strategy to end rape.
I generally have a no work related posts policy for the most part but I just want to say that I hate Pre-travel checkups because they make me SO JEALOUS!!!! Can I quit my job and just travel?