July 17, 2012 · 9:53 pm
Yesterday, I was talking to a friend I had made at the summer program I’m currently attending.
“What will you tell them?” I asked her. I was referring to her friends at home – I was curious about how she would describe me.
“I need to preface it by telling them you’re gay. No guy self-deprecates as much as you do, or says the things that you do,” she said.
One of my best friends told me that I shouldn’t write a coming out post. If people are reading what I write and responding well, why tell them? I agree with her, in a sense.
But there are a myriad of people who stereotype gays. There are those who are curious about gays. They talk about gays. They throw around slurs and rumors and categorize people because they are gay. It’s funny, because gays receive so much attention, but so few rights. Continue reading →
Filed under Personal, Society
Tagged as adolescence, change, coming of age, coming out, fear, gays, homosexuality, ignorance, life, stereotypes
June 13, 2012 · 9:08 pm
Lately, I’ve encountered a lot of tweets/facebook statuses/social awareness messages like this one:
I stand behind the appliance of makeup 100%. Just kidding, I wouldn’t want to get shot by my mom…
Tweets like this one have some truth in them. Makeup serves plenty of purposes. Sometimes, it supplies females with a sense of confidence or attractiveness. The equipment of makeup can reveal signs of refinement or care toward one’s appearance, which is not altogether a negative thing. In fact, it seems like standard practice for women to wear makeup whenever they attend formal occasions like weddings, or even when they go to work. Wearing makeup does not make women stupid, nor does it make them shallow.
But, like all things, there comes a time when excess leads to error. Continue reading →