FFS Friday: Your Protest is Empty

Prophetic voices amplified by megaphones bounced off of high-rise buildings. Following their lead, chants erupted from a mass of disillusioned teachers, bankers, veterans, and students. Hell no, we won’t go! Banks got bailed out, we got sold out! All day! All week! Occupy Wall Street! From 17 September 2011 to 15 November 2011, between 100 and … Continue reading FFS Friday: Your Protest is Empty

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FFS Friday: Weathering the Storm

Uggghhhh. This has been my motto some days—a lament at the nature of simply existing. Now and then, the very prospect of being a human (much less an adult) is enough to cause crippling existential dread. Staying resilient is hard sometimes. Life can come from all angles, throwing combinations faster than you can react. During the … Continue reading FFS Friday: Weathering the Storm

FFS Friday: Quit Being An Asshole

[TRIGGER WARNING: THIS ARTICLE WILL PROBABLY PISS YOU OFF. THAT’S WHY YOU SHOULD READ IT.] I am often identified as a member of perhaps the most hated group on this planet: straight, white males. For all it’s said that my “kind” have the greatest privileges in the world (I certainly won’t deny that), I have … Continue reading FFS Friday: Quit Being An Asshole

FFS Friday: Tolerating Intolerance

I love it when media inspires me to check myself. After all, that’s what public art is all about – the sharing of ideas and thoughtforms in ways that make us question personal truths. It’s especially exciting when these self-revelations are triggered by something totally unexpected. In this case, it was the television show Shameless. (Possible … Continue reading FFS Friday: Tolerating Intolerance

FFS Friday: Like, So Addicted

Last night, during one of my nightly trawls of social media, I ran into a story about young people literally eating detergent pods and posting the videos on the Web. This came from a meme-cluster that I’m sure all of you have seen by now. Pictures include detergent pods being used as ingredients in food, or dressed … Continue reading FFS Friday: Like, So Addicted

FFS Friday: Self-Education

I’ve recently gotten back into college following two very unsuccessful tries almost ten years ago. Given, it’s not the college experience that most are familiar with. I opted for a fully online education rather than the brick-and-mortar institutions I’ve tried in the past. Honestly, sitting in a classroom is terribly annoying for me. Not only must I … Continue reading FFS Friday: Self-Education

FFS Friday: Domestic Violence

According to the Bureau of Justice, twenty people are abused by a domestic partner every minute. On average, three women are killed a day by a former or current intimate partner. In eight out of ten cases of violent assault, the victim personally knows their attacker. Six out of ten sexual assaults occur in the victim’s own … Continue reading FFS Friday: Domestic Violence

FFS Friday: Fucking. Use. Protection.

All right, my friends. We’re going to talk about a very uncomfortable, but very important topic. That is: sexual health. I’ve already talked at length about mental health and overall physical health, so I figured I may as well just finish out the trifecta. Look here: our generation is one of the most sexually active in history. Normalization of sex … Continue reading FFS Friday: Fucking. Use. Protection.