With all the random crap that is floating around Facebook lately, all the chain-letter status updates, it's very tempting to make my status for today
On this day I remember all the dead gay babies with breast cancer who were conquered by Christopher Columbus.
I'm not sure even that would cover everything.
There comes a time when, no matter how much you might agree with a certain issue (eg, equal rights for homosexuals), all the sanctimoniousness gets overwhelming. It's getting annoying folks. Really.
For one day, you will "donate your status" to gay rights. Great. What the fuck are you doing the rest of the year? (I'm noticing that my gay and bisexual friends are not "donating" their statuses--I guess if you're having gay sex that's enough support for the gays.) Certain of my Facebook friends who are also blogging friends I know for a fact are huge supporters of gay rights, and they're not participating in this silliness.
I'm not going to opine on the "where I put my purse" meme that's supposedly for breast cancer awareness, save to quote author Ilona Andrews:
People, please stop sending me messages about how chain letters disguised as cute games help breast cancer awareness. My mother died of breast cancer, I'm aware of it. There's nothing cute about cancer, and posting cryptic messages about your purse doesn't empower you against it. You want to spread breast cancer awareness, urge your friends to get regular mammograms. Which reminds me, I need to schedule mine.
As for the dead babies...Well, I have sympathy there. I know that even a "simple" miscarriage is devastating, and I can only vaguely grasp the pain of a stillbirth. I fully appreciate the desire to come out of the shadows on the topic, as it were. I just feel it's far, far too important for a cookie-cutter status update. If you've lost a pregnancy or a baby, why not advocate for openness on the issue by, you know, openly discussing it?
Or is that not what Facebook is about?