I don't normally like writing blogs - takes me too long to hone what I want to write into something that I am happy sharing, and the inspiration to write passes.

But I was linked to this blog entry today and I think it is important enough to share. Here is the link. Here is an excerpt:

Today I don’t have to think about men who don’t believe no means no.


Today I don’t have to think about how the world is made for people who move differently than I do.


Today I don’t have to think about whether I’m married, depending on what state I’m in.


Today I don’t have to think about how I’m going to hail a cab past midnight.

Today I don’t have to think about whether store security is tailing me.


Today I don’t have to think about the look on the face of the person about to sit next to me on a plane.


Today I don’t have to think about eyes going to my chest first.


Today I don’t have to think about what people might think if they knew the medicines I took.


Today I don’t have to think about getting kicked out of a mall when I kiss my beloved hello.

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Comment by David Kenneth Craggs on December 6, 2010 at 9:02pm
I too read te whole think. It's quite touching but sad to see that there is still so much discrimination in the world today.
I personally would add to the list of worrying thought s i don't have to think about:

-Today I don't have to think about whether or not I'll be too embarassed to tell my grandchildren about the attitudes in the early 21st century
-Today I don't have to think about how my younger brother is going to afford going to University in the UK thanks to a government I voted for (Liberal Democrats).
-Today I don't have to think about how I'm forced to walk on eggshells for people with views that are a disgrace to 21st century civilisation
-Today I don't have to think about how my country allowed a criminal to waltz in for a week to be treated like a hero and given a platform to spread deliberate falsehoods.

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