Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}

1. Hey, you’re reading this, so that means we’re still here. And the reason we’re still here is that the world is never going to end! Stop listening to those idiots who keep predicting that the world is doomed. It’s not. They know nothing! Need I remind you of Y2K?

2. I’m going to have to ask the powers that be to pass a law that males are not allowed to make any judgments regarding rape because when they do they say the dumbest things. A Southern California judge reprimanded a woman for not fighting back hard enough against her rapist. The judge went on to say “I’m not a gynecologist, but I can tell you something: If someone doesn’t want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down.” blank stare He said this to a woman whose ex~boyfriend threatened to mutilate her face and genitals with a heated screwdriver and beat her with a metal baton before he raped her. I think before men can have any say on women’s reproductive health, they should have to take and pass a biology course. There should also be ongoing sensitivity training. I don’t want to paint all men with a broad stroke, but are they really that clueless about how women’s bodies work?

And one more thing when a woman says “No” and a man has intercourse with her anyway, it is rape. There is no ifs, ands or buts about it, NO MEANS NO!

3. Trendy Tops are stupid. It’s a tub top, y’all. If your shirt is too small or your jeans show too much, buy a size that fits. Or buy a camisole or a tank, you know you can get a handful of them at the dollar store for like $5, right?

4. If I could have any cosmetic surgery it would be a tummy tuck. The reason I haven’t had it done is because it’s expensive to have a legitimate doctor perform the surgery in a surgerical center. And that’s the only way I would have the surgery performed because that is the right way to do it. However, there are some women who think taking the cheap way out is the way to go. A woman in Queens was arrested for giving another woman a “faulty butt injection”. The faux surgeon was arrested and charged with assault, reckless endangerment, and unauthorized practice of a profession. I just wanna know what charges are the “victim” facing? Didn’t she know she wasn’t seeing a doctor when she went to the woman’s home for the surgery? How about a little personal responsibility? If you’re dumb enough to have an unlicensed person do something to your body, shouldn’t you just have to deal with the results?

What had you scratchin’ your head this week?