in which we …

… apparently I wasn’t clear yesterday … I wasn’t assuming that anyone else does or doesn’t (volunteer, have a variety of causes to support, etc) as has been asserted.

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My decision NOT to engage in the social-media movement of having the same profile picture for everyone (despite the fact that I think pink & red for girls and yellow & blue for boys – seems strangely gender biased given the “equality” motivation behind the graphic) has NOTHING to do with my stance on marriage.

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I haven’t used my social media outlets to state my beliefs on ANY federal law or Supreme Court Case. I wrote a kick-ass paper on The Arizona Republic using the Miranda Case exhibit at the Phoenix Police Museum article as a piece of “image politics” when juxtaposed with an article about the Ethical Findings about the City of Phoenix … but I didn’t put it HERE on my blog because I didn’t want to bore you all. I’ve whined enough about my Environmental Writing course this semester 😉

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But if I HAD to (and it seems I was unclear yesterday) ….

If someone is insane enough to want to invest their life in someone else’s life – whether one or many – then by ALL MEANS go for it.

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I’m not going to sit here and type that it’s all sunshine and daisies; and I’m not going to tell you that people who end up in bad situations shouldn’t be allowed to g.t.f.o. of them.

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Whether through marriage or parenting or the kind of deep and abiding friendship that stands the test of time for a far greater span of life than marriage or parenting; or caring for a person with pervasive developmental disabilities or through working in hospice it’s not for ME to say one way or the other whether that’s ok.

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I wouldn’t tell ANYONE to do any of those things and I wouldn’t tell ANYONE not to do those things. And I expect others not to tell ME whether or not I can do those things.

People have and do. From pediatricians to little old ladies in the grocery store to the dumbass ob/gyn who delivered our daughter 12+ years ago. And they are WRONG to assert their beliefs in any context OTHER than how THEY themselves live their lives.

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We good now?

Seriously?

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Because I don’t want to see any more passive aggressive bullcrap taking pot-shots at my choice to have a picture of the woods as my header or the Women of Valor graphic as my profile picture on Facebook … or the graphic I made myself of photos I took myself on Twitter.

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