Sunday, May 21, 2006

What is wrong with us????

Betmo asked this question in the comment section for the previous post: the indigenous peoples of all continents are victims of abuse, neglect, drug use, etc……i think that it is fair to ask- what is wrong with us wasps?

Ay, betmo, let me say what I think is going on because I've been thinking about this for years.

1. When a culture has a strong patriarchal message that boys should be hyper-masculine, like John Wayne, (strong and aggressive), and girls should be hyper-feminine, like Barbie, (not like that bitch Hilary, what a mandyke!), both boys and girls suffer, boys shut down emotionally and lose some of their empathy and girls become more passive, bake cookies, and feel less in control of their own lives. Now this is a generalization, not to say all people in the US are like this, OK? But this is a cultural directive in general.

Just look at Dubya and Laura as an example. They are icons of a hyper-masculine man, who likes to swagger, but is emotionally inept, and poor Laura looks like an intelligent woman whose job is to be in a blankly supporting role at all times. These are stereotypical and rigid gender roles that make men and women less happy and less sensitive to others because they are not operating from a place that includes being in touch with their authentic inner self. It is a kind of programmed adaptive behavior that gets rewarded in many ways. And those churches with dogma based on men-in-control patriarchal doctrine also reinforce these skewed gender roles.
Now other things are also going on as well.

2. This culture has a history of exploitive relationships with nonwhite cultures because cultural messages tell us that whites are superior/better/smarter, whatever to nonwhites, hence there is racism and classism or white class superiority.

3. Some whites in this culture, particularly males have a sense of entitlement and at the same time see change all around them that indicates that their preferential place is disappearing to women, nonwhites, immigrants, etc, and they are angry about it.
4. There is economic insecurity (outsourcing, unstable economy, etc) which makes the precarious situation worse.

5. There is war, even worse. More instability.

6. Sound like the makings of the perfect violent storm? Aggression is a learned acceptable way to cope with anger in a patriarchal culture. Whom is it safe to hurt and bully to burn off displaced anger? Poor nonwhites and women.

Even easier to hurt and humiliate poor nonwhite women, especially since you have been raised to believe that women are there to serve your needs. Domestic violence and sexual assault are about expressing power and control in a sexualized way. So when some men feel out of control and angry, they beat or rape women, Indian women, Latino women, or whomever they can hurt to feel back in control of things. The native peoples are at the bottom of the pecking order and serve as an outlet for frustrations. They don't seem really human in this schemata.
They may not even feel pain like you and do.

Now this is admittedly a somewhat simplistic answer, because women of all races are vulnerable to sexual violence, and FBI profilers report different types of rapists with differing motivations, so understand this is a very general answer.

However, most rapists target those women where they feel they can 1) dominate and control, 2) get what they want (entitlement) and 3) where they will not get caught or prosecuted. They more often target women like prostitutes, homeless women, and poor women (or incidentally inebriated women, rape involves alcohol use in almost 70% of the reported incidences).

However, it is usually only when a middle class or wealthy woman is sexually assaulted that it makes the news. Have you noticed that high profile cases are almost always about white women who are not poor?

44 Comments:

At 4:38 AM, Blogger Time said...

This is again another reason that conservatives are the wrong people to be in power, especially in this country.

Between the religious right and the "family values" that the Republicans have been running on for decades, were not progressing past what you talked about in the first part of your post.

Add to that the so called gurus of the right wing like, Harvey Mansfield and his book on "Manliness." That says were are worse off for having moved away from the "John Wayne" male role model.

Professor Mansfield was the teacher for our modern conservatives like George Will and others. They see him as the almighty of conservative thought.

Conservatives continue to want to stunt cultural growth, a very unhealthy posture for any society.

 
At 5:40 AM, Blogger glenda said...

Good comment, time. The only thing I'd add: "Conservatives continue to want to stunt cultural growth, a very unhealthy posture for any society.... and maintain status quo for white males, while pushing women back into the June Cleaver role for women." Hence the fight over abortion and women's reproductinve rights. When women do not have control over their own bodies, they are forced into a more submissive AND dependent role.

 
At 6:20 AM, Blogger betmo said...

i guess that people are waxing nostalgic for a time where there was nothing but control- at least on the surface. the 1950's model seems to be trotted out more and more as an ideal- 'ahh those were the good old days, full of innocence and peace.' reality of course says differently- and there was a reason that the unrest followed in the 1960's but people conveniently forget that. i read on a fellow blog- blue gal- where she and her husband were on a cruise and an american woman said- "i think that this country has too many civil liberties." what do you say to someone like that? thank you for posting a great response. any attention that we can bring to this issue- helps restore balance to the human race.

 
At 6:54 AM, Blogger pinkfem said...

Indeed, what do you say to someone who wants others to regulate their freedom?

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger Guerrillas in the Midst said...

This is sort of in tandem with your previous two posts. Good for you for remembering Indians! I'm actually quite serious about this; there's a lot of demythologizing that needs to go on, and I think that people tend to forget that while there is a war against brown people in Iraq going on, there's been a war here against red people for much longer.

I hope you and all of your readers get a chance to read these links.

They are about the forced sterilization programs of the NAmerican Indian women (which is a fact) that was happening not too long ago, and the likely forced sterilization that's going on in Central and South America.

http://www.dickshovel.com/IHSSterPol.html

http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/dt/dtsterilization.html

On the second one about Central and South American Indians, be sure to read the comments, particularly the last one:

"Although it seems brutal and evil, there might be good intentions behind the sterilizations. I don't think the Mexican government is trying to wipe out the Indians, they just want them to have fewer children."

Keep it up!

Fourth World First!

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger glenda said...

Well said, GITM, and the mandated educations in Indian Boarding schools that went on for decades in this country to force native people to "assimilate" was barbaric, traumatizing and has had lasting repurcussions on the entire indian culture. The wholesale physical and sexual abuse were epidemic, and the parents had no choice when they came to take their children away.

 
At 9:52 AM, Blogger pinkfem said...

I read that post, guerillasinthe midst. That Eduardo dude es un hombron muy loco en la cabeza.
Que fascisto!

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Yep I have noticed that for a long time it is primarily white financialy comfortable women who get the media's attention.

 
At 6:57 PM, Anonymous Pekka said...

This subjucating and conquering is a white man's legacy and when our recent past has been the apex of it, it is easy to understand, if not accept, that it still exsists.
It happened everywhere where our forefathers brought our culture and the way of life. It never was able to coexsist but in each and every case demanded to be the unquestioned master and other peoples and cultures didn't matter. Those people and their lands exsisted only for the white man to "discover" (as if they where not there before) and exploit. In the historical terms, these incidents took place just a blink of an eye ago and as the humans we really haven't changed that much.

I am so glad that Glenda brought this issue for us to think about. I live in Canada where the racial extremes are generally thought to be to a lesser extent than in the U.S. but, when the aboriginal people are concerned, I don't think that the Canada's track record is any better. Just recently they cracked the most horrendous serial murder case in the country's history and the victims were, and there where tens of them, almost all native women who were working as prostitutes in the Vancouver area. The relatives were trying to get the police and the city officials interesred in these missing young native women but to no avail. It went on for years and the typical answer by authoroties was; "Those girls live a wild life-style and move around without notification and besides we don't have the resources tracking them and baby sitting them". Like I said, it took for years before anything was done, while this sick serial killer had basically free hands to snuff out so many lifes.
Maybe it is still true that the only good Indian is the dead Indian and doubly so if it's a female.

 
At 7:42 PM, Blogger glenda said...

Pekka, not sure what your last sentence means, if you come back,can you clarify?
but what you say is true, and I'm aware of the serial murders up there. Prostitutes found dead, well, these cases aren't prosecuted as vigorously as the murder of the ministers wife, as if their lives are not equally valued. And the prostitute is seen as being culpable in creating the situation that caused her death, blamed for her own death, as if that matters what she was doing when the stalker found her.

 
At 8:14 PM, Blogger sumo said...

Very interesting read Ms. G. Not only are you the good witch...you are a smart one too!

 
At 8:28 PM, Blogger Crazy Me said...

Very, very interesting. I grew up in South Dakota and the way that Native Americans are treated sicken me. Have you ever been to a reservation? The people look so downtrodden, especially the women.

 
At 10:24 PM, Blogger WeezieLou said...

i find myself currently rather cynical that concerns and comments such as the above - so eloquent, so honest, so true - will ever make their way into mainstream America, and the world beyond. I work to keep my cynicism at bay so as to not politically paralyze myself. White, male, heterosexual, Christian privilege is alive, well, and rampant in our society. Thanks, Glenda, for sparking this discussion.

 
At 11:30 PM, Anonymous Pekka said...

Glenda, I seem to have this special "gift" of using words that make no sense or confuse the English speakers. I appologise and I try to explane!

This last sentence of mine is based on very racist saying, by a white man, that I heard while here in Canada. I was quite sure that it originates from your side of the border. I even thought briefly that gen. Custer might have been the originator. Obviously I am wrong and the whole meaning is now getting a life that I never intended it to have. So my intention was to use well understood and known adage by some whitey in our recent past as a sort of shock and awe purposes. Boy, did I goof!

 
At 2:47 AM, Blogger Static Brain said...

It's is so true. This society we live in is racist, sexist, and just downright insane.

 
At 3:13 AM, Blogger glenda said...

Pekka,
When I asked I asked you to clarify, I thought it might be something like that, that you were using a cultural quotation. I did not assume you meant it in a negative way, in fact, I assumed the opposite, that it was an ironic comment supporting the rest of your statement. Thanks for taking the time to clarify. J

crazyme, to answer your question, yes, when I was a child, my parents used to take us up to Oklahoma to visit relatives and attend powwow dances. I remember falling asleep in front of their fire at night, as the dances went on into the late night. Later, I spent some time on a Hopi reservation in Santa Fe. Very different environment, lots of casino money and the situation was improving.
At one time in the 80s, when my children were small, a friend of ours who was a follower of a chief in California named Rolling Thunder came to live with us for a few months. Rolling Thunder did not allow alcohol or drugs in his tribe, as he saw the destruction it caused for many native people. Our friend’s new wife, a native woman from Alaska, stayed with us too. They were trying to get on their feet financially. She was the one who first told me that her tribe had no spiritual life, that the money the government handed out for their oil had turned them into a tribe where no one worked or had any goals in life, her tribe was a violent alcoholic society, in a remote area of Alaska reachable only by sled in the winter. They moved back and adopted a child her unmarried cousin had and raised that child. Child abuse, addiction and domestic violence were common. Her people had given up. Giving free money to people is not always in their best interest. Encouraging them to find a purpose in life is better. (Although if someone gave me a million dollars, I’m sure I could maintain my purpose. J

Weezielou, yes, as you know, social engineering is a slow process. Don’t take your chef hat off yet. The soup is still cooking. There will always be those who just don’t care.

 
At 7:03 AM, Blogger betmo said...

pekka- no i have heard that saying too. if you are using something that is a quote just use the quote marks and that will differentiate between what you are saying and what someone else says.

there are just so many parallels between the situations mentioned by glenda above and moral highgounds situation in australia with the aboriginal people. i guess no matter what continent you live on- the solution seems to be the same- easy to throw money at something and not really fix the problem that you most likely created anyway.

 
At 8:33 AM, Anonymous earl bockenfeld said...

The problems of Native Americans should be seen in a larger context as the problem of all conquered indigenous peoples. Of the 115 nation-states on this planet, only about 70 of them were founded and are being maintained by the original inhabitants of that land. The rest, 45 nations or so, were built by outsiders who exterminated or tried to exterminate the indigenous, or original, population. The U.S. falls into this latter category. Indigenous people are referred to as "Fourth World" as opposed to being Third World, which contains some outsider-built nations. About 50 nationalities belong to a group called the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) which includes occupied nations, indigenous peoples, and oppressed minorities. Some indigenous peoples, like Native American Indians, also refer to themselves as "First World/First People/First Nation."

The main problem with not having nation-state status is that no other country in the world will do business with you. Indigenous peoples are not allowed to have embassies, diplomats, or business representatives. They have no power to make trade agreements, collect tax revenue, enter into political alliances, or be involved in immigration. Investors and corporate firms have to be enticed to come in and set up business (a casino, for example) where it is hoped some of the revenue will stay in the community. What is more common, however, are business rip-offs and exploitation. No economic development is allowed at all unless the indigenous people own the land, which in most cases they don't because of unresolved legal battles or the land being held as a trust for them by some government entity. When land is held in trust (a "protectorate" arrangement), banks will not loan money on it, and the only thing to do is lease it out for development to the very same government entity that "protects" it for you. This ensures the exploitation of both land and human resources. Although this only describes some of the economic problems, there are political problems as well. The struggle of indigenous peoples is the struggle for sovereignty and the right to self-determination.

One of my favorite songs, sung by Johnny Cash, is "As long as the grass shall grow" which details in song how the US in the 1950s screwed over the Senaca tribe of the Iroquios Nation and broke a treaty signed by George Washington.

As long as the moon shall rise as long as the rivers flow
As long as the sun will shine as long as the grass shall grow
The Senecas are an Indian tribe of the Iroquios nation
Down on the New York Pennsylvania Line you'll find their reservation
After the US revolution cornplanter was a chief
He told the tribe these men they could trust that was his true belief
He went down to Independence Hall and there was a treaty signed
That promised peace with the USA and Indian rights combined
George Washington gave his signature the Government gave its hand
They said that now and forever more that this was Indian land
As long as the moon shall rise...
On the Seneca reservation there is much sadness now
Washington's treaty has been broken and there is no hope no how
Across the Allegheny River they're throwing up a dam
It will flood the Indian country a proud day for Uncle Sam
It has broke the ancient treaty with a politician's grin
It will drown the Indians graveyards cornplanter can you swim
The earth is mother to the the Senecas they're trampling sacred ground
Change the mint green earth to black mud flats as honor hobbles down
As long as the moon shall rise...
The Iroquios Indians used to rule from Canada way south
But no one fears the Indians now and smiles the liar's mouth
The Senecas hired an expert to figure another site
But the great good army engineers said that he had no right
Although he showed them another plan and showed them another way
They laughed in his face and said no deal Kinuza dam is here to stay
Congress turned the Indians down brushed off the Indians plea
So the Senecas have renamed the dam they call it Lake Perfidy
As long as the moon shall rise...
Washington Adams and Kennedy now hear their pledges ring
The treaties are safe we'll keep our word but what is that gurgling
It's the back water from Perfidy Lake it's rising all the time
Over the homes and over the fields and over the promises fine
No boats will sail on Lake Perfidy in winter it will fill
In summer it will be a swamp and all the fish will kill
But the Government of the USA has corrected George's vow
The father of our country must be wrong what's an Indian anyhow
As long as the moon shall rise (look up) as long as the rivers flow (are you thirsty)
As long as the sun will shine (my brother are you warm) as long as the grass shall grow

 
At 9:14 AM, Blogger glenda said...

Betmo, hanks for the comment about teh aboriginal people in Australia. They have had a rough time. They are showing some of the same signs of culuralstreaa as well.

Earl, what can I say, simply magnificent. I love Johnny Cash, he wrote about the real world.

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger glenda said...

Betmo, Thanks for the comment about the aboriginal people in Australia. They have had a rough time. They are showing some of the same signs of culural stress as well.

Note to self: Never type and chew gum at the same time.

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger Tabor said...

You gals(?) must have fascinating bios. This post is rich. Not sure that I agree about Hillary, she is a little strange in some ways. I think she would be anything you wanted if you would allow her to become President, and I want someone who already knows what they are and still want to be prez.

 
At 3:14 PM, Blogger Jeremy said...

Glenda, this is incredibly well said. Post-of-the-week as far as I'm concerned.

If I commented on everything I'd write a book here, so I'll just take the one aspect about which I feel the strongest: W and Laura.

My feelings toward W are well documented, however I absolutely can’t stand Laura. You totally hit the nail on the head – she is the complete 100% stereotypical 1950’s housewife. She keeps her legs crossed, her dinners warm, and her goddamn mouth shut. She’s a stepford wife with a terrorized, manichean look in her eyes.

I made this comment on another blog, and I hope someone can find the article that backs me up…but someone wrote about the advice Theresa Kerry gave her daughters on the campaign trail vs the advice Laura gave to her own.

Theresa’s read something like “speak clearly, speak with authority, be intelligent, etc,” whereas Laura’s was, “make sure your hair isn’t in your face.” I’m grossly paraphrasing but not only did that sum up the two women incredibly well, it also contrasted the differences between the two presidents and their values. They Kerry’s empower their daughters, the Bush’s make sure they act “lady-like.”

There are conservative cookie-bakers in my office (not that there’s anything wrong with loving to bake…I make a mean pizza from scratch, however it’s not the sum of my existence like some of these self-loathing conservative women) who think Laura Bush is the greatest role model. She’s proper, she smiles, and she stand behind her husband.

I really feel strongly about all this due to the fact that my own mother is such a strong, independent feminist, and had a wonderful relationship with my dad, my brother and I by being a great role model for the kind of women we’d find ourselves attracted to later in life.

And, ironically enough, as I was writing this, I overheard someone on her phone tell her husband what was for dinner, and when she’d be home to make it, and explain why she had to stay a couple minutes late.

Finally – as a straight, progressive, single male – I can tell you that the biggest turnoff for me and a lot of other good catches out there is a passive, non-thinking woman whose only goal in life is make sure dinner isn’t cold, and their husband is happy. Get those kind of women the hell away from me.

 
At 3:37 PM, Blogger glenda said...

Tabor, I was quoting Hilary from the point of view of her critics, based on her outspoken opinions, etc, which are oppositional to a hyper-feminine female, not my own viewpoint of her. I think she is quite intelligent, even if she has supported the war, which I oppose.

Jeremy, thanks for the lovely, intelligent comment. You're right, there is nothing wrong with cooking. My husband and I are both good cooks, but because we both enjoy it, not because we are both martyrs. When one person totally submerges their wants, needs and personality to support the other person, that is out of balance. Helping and nurturing your partner is a wonderful thing, but when it is consistently done at your own expense, that is enabling and co-dependency.

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger betmo said...

going out on a limb here- but oprah had a show a few weeks ago with kristin armstrong on speaking about giving up the self to one's marriage and children. that's why she and lance split- or a main reason anyway.(fyi- my mother called and made me watch it- i am not a fan of oprah) anyhoo- she had on 2 other couples who are not even married yet and the women are having second thoughts because they don't want to give up themselves. my question is- why do you have to? i am really perplexed by this whole issue- and i realize that this is completely off topic in the context of native americans- but perhaps we can all blog about it in the future.

 
At 4:54 PM, Blogger glenda said...

Good topic. The truth is we don't have to lose our individuality, (there's no gun to our head) so the real question is...why do women (and some men, but more women, I think), believe thay must lose thmeselves into a merged identity to create a "good marriage." Will post on this soon. (Think you are my idea front person, betmo! :)

 
At 5:59 PM, Blogger betmo said...

glad to assist! :)

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger Rory Shock said...

true but sad ...

 
At 9:14 PM, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

This type of discussion, is not done often, since the Monica affair, discredited partisan feminists.

Not that a crime was involved. Clinton needed some reprimand from feminists. Just for smearing Monica.

The point is, this type of discussion, has been repressed.

 
At 7:45 AM, Blogger chris said...

seriously.

Net Roots Movement

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger LadyCelticFire said...

WOW great post Glenda... I was actually thinking about Female roles earlier while watching Cinderella with my daughter. In one of the songs a female mouse tells a male mouse who wants to HELP, that he should "Leave the sewing to the women". It just kinda took me aback a bit. I mean our flipping cartoons are telling our youngest WHAT they can and cant do as far as sexual roles.

I am lucky I guess. I am in an EQUAL marriage. I stay home because I WANT to and i can tell ya, if I told Celtic I wanted to go to work tomorrow, he would totally support me in that and our daughter wouldn't suffer because of it.

Gender roles are out of WHACK in our society. We went through womens lib for a REASON and NOW there are battles on BOTH sides of the fence. If you stay home, career women wonder WHY, if you go to work, homemakers say you are blighting your children. You are damned if you do and damned if you don't.

For those who do have children, I would like to suggest a book we found in a crazy wonderful Leftist bookstore in Seattle. Its called "Girls willbe, Boys will be, Girls will be... A Coloring Book." and it is by Jacinta Bunnell and Irit Reinheimer. It talks about JUST this subject and how girls can fix a car and boy can wear a dress and its OK!!!

We gotta start with our kids NOW, maybe this time we can get it right...

 
At 3:25 PM, Blogger LadyCelticFire said...

As for the Native American side of this coin, its horrendous.... I have been on a res and I can tell ya, it AIN'T pretty.

and yes Pekka, the saying you refer to, does have its origins in America. Unfortunatly, my grandfather used to say it ALL the time.... Thankfully I have the opportunity to raise my child differently.

 
At 6:01 AM, Blogger glenda said...

Sounds like a great book. Yes, women and men both have many obstacles to happiness when they buy into the cultural mesaages that are not healthy. Women must make a choice to work or stay home based on their best assessmen of their own situation; that's why I am pro-choice. It's a choice, how to live, how to marry, (or not), whether to raise a family with kids, or not, how to best pick a partner and a healthy equitable relationship, or not, etc... same goes for men, do they choose to go into a career that will slay their very souls, choose to be a real partner in their relationship. We all choose to be either a child or an adult at some point, there are sacrifices to be made, for sure, but hopefully not at a deep tissue level where there is dmage to the individual.

 
At 6:46 AM, Blogger betmo said...

well said.

 
At 7:42 AM, Blogger Left of Center said...

Actuially I think ours society is less patriachal than most around the world. Look at all the Islamic countries, Mexico, Eastern Europeans countries, China. All are mkuch more dominated my the machismo principle than we are. We're not perfect as far as equity goes, but come on. As far as Aglos fealing superior..maybe it's not so much that we feel superior because of who we are but because of what we've done. Which is to say that Anglos have dominated every aspect of world culture, commerce and military for centuries. Thats no even debatable. So how are we suppose to act if we are the dominate race amalgum in the world. Who wants to give up the keys to the kingdom?

 
At 12:36 PM, Blogger betmo said...

i think that ours doesn't seem to be as patriarchal because they are sneakier and because until recently we have been a secular democracy. the folks with uber machismo also have a huge emphasis on islam, catholicism/christianity, and judaism. not to mention the hindu caste system- that isn't really white but is still male dominant. i think that the more secular you are- the less patriarchal you- but i could be completely wrong.

 
At 4:55 AM, Blogger a rose is a rose said...

women are treated like SHITE the world over. 70% of native american women don't report rape? well the REST of the women don't report it either. ONE IN FIVE women are raped (and i believe THAT is conservative)

even 'liberated and/or liberal' men treat women as second class citizens at times (and believe me some women treat others horribly too JUST based on their gender)

i bake BUT i can change the headlight in my car too. i wear dresses BUT i wear pants UNDER them

i am NOT the same as a man BUT i am EQUAL to a man. i want the same rights as a man and the same pay as a man. i do NOT want MEN making decisions about MY body either.

 
At 5:55 AM, Blogger glenda said...

Good discussion. Sorry, I have been somewhat absent the past few days due to demands at work.
Leftie, It is not to disparage the good things our country has done to point out the areas for improvement. I don't think racism, sexism or classism are an American ideal as I'm sure you'd agree. I don't think the class in power understands what it feels like to be the underclass. You know, the old saying about walking a mile in another's shoes, etc. Racism, sexism and classism are more subtle in this country than in many parts of the world, but they still exist. The feelings are there, as evidenced in research, people have just learned what they can get away with in the telling and have cleaned it up a bit. Having said that, hate crimes are up! Areas of improvement: rape is down, quite a bit from 10 years ago, is all the hard work of education helping, because reporting rates are still not even 50%?

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger Callooh said...

okay its kinda late in this discussion, but as a recent immigrant from Canada to the US I thought I would add my 2cents.

This country IS different, its subtle, but it there. I'm not saying there was not racism, classism etc in Canada, there was, but not like here. The things that are asked for on applications, such as your gender and race are illegal to ask in Canada. There are no demographics on ethnicity that are so widely availble here (they probably exsist, but I'd never heard of such a thing till I moved here). The outward hostility to groups of people continues to shock me, especially the "rational" justification of it. The marginalization of the Mexican community, the idealization of the "Hollywood Body" for a woman, the absolute intolerance for anything off of the norm - all seem to be accepted here as the norm.

In some ways I'm fortunate, white skin, speak english with no obvious accent (although some people do notice it) - I blend - and generally when they find I'm Canadian they think I'm stupid, or just kinda cute to have around.

Its a paradox, this country, and sometimes its so loud here, you really can't hear the rest of the world and what it's thinking.

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger pinkfem said...

Thanks, Callooh, I agree, although I've never lived in Canada, but there is something different here.

 
At 3:19 PM, Blogger Citisucks said...

It is also important to note that when white people rape/sexual assault people it rarely makes the news and if they are even arressted and convicted they receive light sentences. The exact opposite happens if the rapists/sexual assaulter is non-white. Fear the white man.

 
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