Local group seeks to stop hunger in hometown

Recently, Buzzfeed published a piece about a 26 year old woman who took a very expensive cab ride from a Halloween party and could no longer pay her rent. She started a GoFundMe online fundraiser and received almost double what she asked for. (read the full article here)

There has been a lot of outrage from commentators because of the trivial nature of the fundraiser in comparison to much more cause-worthy fundraisers/situations that people can donate to.

One visitor noted:

Birthdays are always a good time to celebrate but if someone is that deep in the hole and blacks out remembering spending that money in the first place, I dont know why I’d feel the need to donate. So I understand why she’s upset but if you’re already having trouble paying rent, drinking to the point of not remembering on your birthday/rent day, doesn’t seem like the best idea.

Whether we agree or not on her cause being fundraiser-worthy, we can all agree that there are other causes out there that deserve as much recognition if not more.

Here is a fundraiser being done by a group of students to fight hunger in their community. They will use the funds to prepare home cooked meals and boxes of necessities to needy families.

Giving a little won’t break the bank, but it will make a world of difference in another person’s life.

Click on the link below to help out the less fortunate and spread a little love!

http://www.gofundme.com/ggv708

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

Feminism and The Big Bang Theory

big-bang-theory_lThere is a saying that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and this is fitting to describe Feminism because they work to make the weakest links strong so that the whole movement can be strong. Continue reading

Awkward Parent

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I went to the grocery store today with my 7 month old son. As I am standing at the scanner scrutinizing every item that is scanned, I suddenly hear shrieks of delight and realize that my son has attracted the attention of a couple of teenagers. I watch quietly as they make funny faces and my son laughs hysterically. I don’t really know what to do, I smile awkwardly and turn back to watch the scanner. I pay for the items and hesitate, I don’t want to be the one to break up the fun but it is time to go. I start pulling the cart and give the kids an apologetic smile. “Say bye, Eric!” I say and they are visibly sad to see him go. We start walking away and one of the boys follows, still making funny faces while my son laughs.

Where did this social butterfly come from?

Hot cars and Sexual assault

So apparently sexual assault and kids dying in hot cars is all over the media these days and I just have to wonder at the world that we live in. Are we really that fucked in the head that we can’t remember to take our kid out of the car? Doesn’t this say something about how busy everyone is nowadays? Is work really that fucking important? I know that nobody is perfect, I feel for those parents who lost the children. They don’t need to be chastised more than they already are, but at the same time a dialogue should be started about the fact that nobody has time to live anymore. To breathe. To take a minute to enjoy the day. More and more people are putting themselves on autopilot and these are the disastrous results. Continue reading

6 Things that only Single Parents will Understand

It’s not easy being a single parent. This is something I have always heard and known to be true. But I didn’t realize just how hard it was until I actually became one. Here’s a list single parents will be able to relate to.

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Unconditional Love

I have never learned so much about the world and about myself in such a short amount of time as I have since I’ve had my son. The last four months have been a whirlwind. My life has been turned upside down and inside out with all of the best features showing. My sense of time has been altered. I went from counting time in minutes and hours to now seeing it in increments of bottles, wet diapers, and monthly milestones. It may sound cliche, but I never could have imagined a deeper love. Honestly. I recently saw this great TedTalks video on the subject and just had to share. Enjoy.

A Beautiful Quote

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen”.

– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in 1975

“Imma do me”- The New Trend of Selfishness

How do you make the asinine phrase I only care about myself sound cool? Less grammar and more selfishness.

Okay admit it, we’ve all thought it at one time or another, but because of common decency or manners never actually said it out loud. But the new way of doing things seems to be to just shout out personal thoughts and information to anyone within earshot. The crazier the better. People are publicly proclaiming what they did this weekend, who they did, and how they “give 0 shits” about who knows it. This idgaf “motto” is plastered all over t-shirts, Facebook memes, and tirelessly repeated in many popular songs. It’s the cool new way to think and feel.

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Better than Crack- Spreading Love through Food

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So, everybody knows there is much love in food, right? Well, I am a sucker for baked goods. As in, I will be putty in your hands if you put some delicious baked treat within my line of sight. My favorite treat of all, I have to say, is the brownie. Moist, compressed chocolatey goodness- I can’t get enough of them. I just had to share this amazing recipe from howsweeteats.com for Better-Than-Crack Brownies that a good friend of mine gave to me. After having had them a couple of times, I must admit- I’m completely and utterly addicted. Continue reading