Fuck the Patriarchy

You know what I hate? Double fucking standards.  I’ll give you a prime example. I was in the quiet zone in the library a few weeks ago when a good friend of mine called me. I took a few minutes to chat with him in my best inside voice, trying to be as respectful as I could. Within fifteen minutes a puffy faced white boy came up to me and said in an angry hiss “hey could you be quiet. I’m trying to study and this is the quiet zone of the library. You need to leave if you can’t follow the rules!” Embarrassed and angry, I told my friend that I would talk to him later and resumed my quiet study. I was upset, but what could I do? I was in the quiet zone and I guess I had to admit he was right…

Now, I am in the library again. Same floor, same quiet zone. With the same guy sitting right behind me. The only difference is, I’m not the one being disruptive this time. Two black guys on the other row are being loud as fuck and talking about Kim Kardashian’s ass for the past half hour. But has anyone said anything about it? Nope. The guy behind me is quiet as a mouse. Continue reading