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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 15:20
I just have no one else to talk to about this that isn't either hostile or doesn't already know what I'm going to say before I say it. It's getting frustrating and not a little stressful...

Okay, there was an article posted in the Broad Street Review by its editor Dan Rottenberg, which sparked a petition on change.org. Some of you may already know this, if not read on.

In his editorial letter to one of his contributors, Rottenberg cites in a not-so-oblique way that CBS reporter Lara Logan deserved to be raped in Egypt last year, and that it is our job as women to change the way we dress because all men are animals.

That was the absolute gist, I've honestly read over the entire thing so many times I have a migraine.

My problem is not even really with the petition, it's now the conversations that have sprung from it. I waited a good 6 hours and 4 conversations with family and friends before formulating an opinionative response regarding the petition and the issues it brought up. And was slammed by three different people. That I don't have a problem with. It wasn't actually slamming even, it was more of a 'but what about this' and 'have you thought of this' which are conversations I love having, honestly.

And now it's gone to the point where I've revealed a secret that I haven't told anyone, ever, and I'm being ridiculed and mocked by one of the people. SO I've given up. She won. I lost. It's how the world works and I'm exhausted and just don't have the patience or the energy to keep up my side of the argument. So, in the end of it all, I've accomplished nothing but pissing people off and being pissed on. All in all a very satisfying day at the LJ office.

Honestly, this has no point. This post has absolutely no point other than I've been torn up emotionally over the issues and bent over backward not to make that clear in my responses, but it happened anyway, I'm done. I want to curl up with absolutely nothing to do but watch a movie, but I can't stop fucking thinking about this issue and that's making me sick. Physically ill. I have a migraine, my stomach feels like I haven't eaten anything in days (though I ate less than a half an hour ago) and I feel like I'm breaking.

So, TL;DR I'm a stupid little girl who thought she could talk in the big leagues and got slammed. Woe is me, I'm taking a nap.


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