demands (not merely …murderous bigotry. But I also know that long-term change begins at the local and hyper-local level. If we are to counter the worst impulses of the average American with the progressive, forward-thinking demands (not merely a vision!) of justice and equity, the work starts at home.
None of this defines me. But if you think it hasn’t shaped me, hasn’t made me make rules for myself my whole life, hasn’t shaped how I view other women, and myself, and men…if you think it hasn’t shaped my ambitions (for good and for bad), or the way I vote, or what I see when I look in the mirror — I’m guessing you’re a man.
…ing, combined with #1000wordsofsummer popping up in my Twitter feed all day w…ing, combined with #1000wordsofsummer popping up in my Twitter feed all day was enough to force me. I shocked myself with my willingness to adhere to a completely arbitrary thing. I wonder what else I can be tricked into doing?
…th alive and dead. Reality collapses into a single state only when the box’s contents are observed. Like Schrödinger’s cat, we bisexuals exist in something of a superpositional state, appearing either straight or gay whenever “observed” — i.e. observed doing something gay or something straight. And yet, when nobody is looking, we happily go our own way, occupying both identities at once.
…tial nor autonomous. It is rather a product of “the Five Skandhas,” or our five modes of existence. Similarly, Professor Fox believes that “a person should be understood as an active process, not a thing.” Perhaps to be self-aware is to know that there is no self.
… contradict myself constantly. I say things I don’t mean, or I can’t figure out what I mean at all. When someone says, “So tell me a little about yourself,” or even, “How are you?” I completely freeze up. My thoughts start to race. Like, right now? Five years ago? High? Caffeinated? On endorphins? When I had a boyfriend in law school? Or currently, a lesbian who unironically calls herself “an ar…