The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About | Gretchen Kelly

There’s this thing that happens whenever I speak about or write about women’s issues. Things like dress codes, rape culture and sexism. I get the comments: Is this really that big of a deal? Aren’t you being overly sensitive? Every. Single. Time. And every single time I get frustrated. Why don’t they get it?

Source: The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About | Gretchen Kelly

Bethany

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#BlackLivesMatter

All houses matter

When people say that ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬ they aren’t saying that all lives don’t matter. They’re simply pointing out that there is a significant issue that light needs to be shed upon.

If your first reaction to someone saying “black lives matter” is to say “well all lives matter” you’re clearly missing the point. Instead you’re taking away from people’s voices which are pointing out the injustice people face, and instead making it about yourself.

To me its very similar to when feminists are talking about the injustices carried out by men and people say “well not ALL men.” Instead of looking at the issue people are talking about you’re turning it around on yourself and devaluing the movement.

It frustrates me because to me I see this as selfish. When a kid falls down and gets hurt they get comforting words and help from others right? Well I see the people who are crying “not ALL men” or “ALL lives matter” as the jealous child standing in the background wondering why they didn’t get the attention.

Bethany

4 Biblical Responses to a Humanitarian Crisis. (Jesus Was a Refugee)

I’m really coming to love this author and the way he addresses relevant situations.

Personally I love what he has to say in his fourth response, Face your Fears. I think it reminded me that a lot of the reason people are refusing refugees and wanting anything to do with them is out of fear-but that it’s not who we are called to be. I can understand the fear, the distrusts, the worry. I can understand it. I can understand the difficulty with putting that behind you. But I need people to understand that we shouldn’t be living in fear but despite of it-living for others.

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.” (1 John 4:18)

4 Biblical Responses to a Humanitarian Crisis.

Source: Jesus was a refugee. 

Bethany

College, Yik Yak and Twitter

I’m so done with my college. So so done. To start it all of some people at my college started Twitter accounts to post “gossip” (but basically it was all slander and just plain lies.) They accused someone of rape (or it sounds like they accused the accuser of accusing of rape.) Which these girls came forward and said they never accused him of rape (they’re like best friends so why would they lie? And why would they publicly defend him if it was true?)

Then the person running the account posting screenshots of who had been sending them “tips” (information? Gossip? I dunno it seemed like gossip girl to me.)

And wowwie. A friend of mine send it something awful about my roommate and her guy friend, and something horrible about me. Neither of which were TRUE but they had some truth to them..

So basically now everyone knows  some guy tried to get me to kill myself for months…so now I feel like I’m going to viewed like a crazy person.

Oh and the best part of it all? Apparently people think it’s me who started these pages. Like the the heck. It’s going around that it was me? I’m pretty sure the person who hates me on yik yak started it and now it’s gotten out of control. Like do people not realize what these rumors can do to people? Even baseless accusations can ruin my standing at this college… I’m sick of people talking badly about me. I’m sick of rumors I can’t do anything to stop.

Gotta love college..Right.

Bethany