I live in a world where THIS MISOGYNISTIC, RACIST, XENOPHOBIC ASSHOLE WITH A SHITTY COMB-OVER AND NO POLITICAL EXPERIENCE is supposedly the “leader” of this supposed free world, thanks to some people’s internalized racism/sexism/xenophobia, as well as the lazy fools who chose not to vote or vote third-party.
I live in a world where I’m starting to believe that, thanks to said Asshole With a Shitty Comb-Over and his alliances with some of the world’s most questionable leaders, maybe the next World War will start in my lifetime.
I live in a world where I’m told to stop smoking but I can stay on my cell phone for as long as I like because, despite the countless reported dangers of being addicted to one’s cell phone, there are no PSAs telling me to quit. Heaven forbid an ad council fights against the giant, corporate, cell-phone happy forces of Apple, Samsung, and Verizon!
I live in a world where, even in 2018, there are backward-thinking choads (that like to think of themselves as “men”) that see women as nothing more than cook-clean-fuck machines, who shall never be above a man at all and must always look good for them. The Stepford Wife never really did die, after all.
I live in a world where, even in 2018, the light-skinned, blue-eyed blonde look is still seen as the “all-American girl” look. Yeah, fuck yo’ melting pot shit.
I live in a world where some people are happy in “not thinking too much.” This can explain the glut of mediocre entertainment and values these days.
I live in a world where mucho social media followers = success!!
I live in a world of many mixed messages, which is nothing new but you’d think some people would know better than to practice the opposite of what they preach. For instance…
–I live in a world where I supported and participated in the Women’s March in its two years of existence, and, a month after, saw the last two “50 Shades” movies (both of which, in addition to the first one and its “books”, glorify a rich man manipulating a young woman to suit his needs but is masked and marketed as a “BDSM romance”) make big bucks at the box office. I did NOT do the Women’s March to see that bullshit happen!
–I live in a world where Hollywood chose to wore all-black clothing and pins in support of the “Times Up” movement, only for them to honor the abusive likes of Kirk Douglas and Gary Oldman at the same time.
–I live in a world where this is our current music landscape: autotune junk and vapid party music still reigns; misogynistic rappers continue to be misogynistic (#metoo what?); female rappers these days disfigure themselves to look like blow-up sex dolls and spew trite & brainless sex-heavy lyrics; abusive crook Dr. Luke gets to walk while Kesha has to live with her robbed justice (for now); the hottest boy band/female rapper right now will no doubt be replaced by another one in a couple years; this abusive as-fuck rapper* (with a stupid-ass stage name to boot) got to top the Billboard charts while Xtina’s long-awaited album, which actually has some empowering songs on it, can’t crack the Top 5 (all the more proof that being Number One means shit these days); rock music–like real supermodels–are dead; and Beyonce remains the LEGIT FEMINIST QUEEEEN GODDESS SUPREME and don’t you dare come after huh like these heathens!!
*In fairness, that rapper is now dead and Billboard charts are hot garbage made for the suits these days. Also–and I feel no guilt in saying this, good riddance that rapper is dead. I now live in a world where there’s one less abusive asshole living in it, so there’s a positive.
–I live in a world where women’s/fashion mags are utter tone-deaf, flip-flopping trash. There’s Allure, who thinks they’re being progressive by giving the first woman of Middle East descent a cover, and then a few months later, put eternally-useless Kim Kartrashian (albeit a stupid closeup of her stupid butter-man-face) on their cover. Then there’s Elle, who’s got the nerve to preach female empowerment in their pages and on their Facebook…and then promote notable setbacks to the women’s movement, the Kartrashians, everyday, and employ living corpse Karl Lagerfeld, who spoke out against the #metoo movement, to photograph for their rag. Then there’s Cosmo with their endless SEX SEX SEX advice but I’m wondering if they ever dispensed advice on what to do if some women get a yeast infection or a hurt asshole from all the SEX SEX SEX advice they tried from their rag. Oh, we gotta go to WedMD.com for our symptoms? OK then.
I live in a world where some young’uns have no clue know who Malala Yousafzai is, but know the hell out of YouTuber/society shitstain Logan Paul and Kylie “secondary reality show personality” Jenner, and even go as far as to emulating them. The future, I truly weep for.
I live in a world where, despite all the hard-working women in business out there, THIS is the face of the modern “self-made American ‘billionaire’ “. (Insert your best snickering GIF here.) Never mind that soulless, filler-filled child’s fucked-up childhood and lack of actual college education and self-esteem; she has a sister’s shitty sex tape, family money and connections to the right people, and a legion of cretins that buy her shit. Eat your heart out, Sara Blakely. (Side note: just how many, many, many subscribers is Forbes going to lose with that bullshit? Oh, who am I kidding, they’ve been losing subscribers since they too starting kissing K-trash ass years ago.)
I live in a world where I feel like (among other things I’d like to see) blatant stupidity, endless lying, brainless fame-whoring, and success without credible talent (and the media outlets giving those types a platform) deserve to be a federal crime. Because if it was, a lot of the names that we hear about on a daily basis, would never have been. We would have only known them for a hot minute, and then moved on with our lives. There would be no such thing as a “social media/YouTube star”. Magazines would have covered actual interesting people, with substance and some style, who put in actual work to get to where they are. And, perhaps, maybe we wouldn’t have had that Asshole With A Shitty Comb-Over in the White House.
I live in this world. Your ass does too. It’s a mess of a world, I know.
And I will continue to live in this world. I’m not ready to leave it, I still want the chance to leave my mark on it, and I’m certainly not the one fucking it up.