Sense and Belated Sensibility
Happy erm… Wednesday, yes. Wednesday… when did that happen again? ><
Today, I find myself speculating on where common sense went. As many will say with some degree of rancor, it’s not very common at all. I am somewhat regretful to have to concede that this is likely the case, insomuch that I like to think better of humanity (even when it proves me wrong time and time again). Still, it pleases me when bright spots show themselves, such as the House of Representatives rejecting a further extension of the so-called Patriot Act. When it was slammed through, I couldn’t say anything due to my job of the time (government employees really can’t have opinions, if you know what I mean :s), but damn, I do not approve of governments being so greedy and power-grasping as to scare the living bajeesus out of the people it is supposed to serve just to feed itself. I’m looking at you too, Blair – you’re just as dicktastic as Bush in that.
So, in short- you can’t blame the lack of common sense fully on people. It’s hard to be rational when you’re being told someone is out to kill you, never mind that the chances of being struck by lighting are greater…
I also spotted something else on the BBC that makes me think I should learn a bit more about Toyah Wilcox. Being a non-girlygirl with no desire to be told that she’s pretty or fit in, I spend a lot of time being aghast at how marginalized women allow themselves to be. I actually took a tiny cane-shaking stand against it today – I dropped a note to the ASA about an advert (which I can’t find online to share, pity) for an Olay product that I found absolutely repugnant. The advert basically flat-out indicates that the feminine beauty norm is to eventually get a facelift, and that if you’re not quite ready for that, you can use their snake oil! I admit, I probably get mistaken for misogynistic as much as I rail against beauty regimes and those who practice them; I just hate seeing people exploited, yanno? And in the case of Miss Willcox, I think it tales some balls to actually stand up and ‘Oi, that’s not right’. I hope I can continue to do my bit in that way too, not that I have the reach that someone like her might. But it does take people standing up and having an opinion to change this sort of thing, so… y’know… stand up and have an opinion.
Anyhoos, I’m going to leave it at that for now, ’cause that’s all that I had on the cards to talk about anyways. And, compliments of my new Twitter//birthday girl Melly, I give you facial hair. It’s definitely worthy of contemplation – it seriously looks like it picked a random face and grafted itself on. Maybe one day, you’ll wake up with it, teh horrors! 😉
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