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Wednesday, 14 November 2012 07:40 pm
eighthphase: (josh//pulling the trigger all wrong)
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So today I just kind of stood up, packed all my shit (and there was a lot, remember) and walked straight out of government class. Class wasn't over or anything; I was just 500% Done with it. I guess I never really talked about the Number One Thing that annoyed me about early government class or the steps that I took to get out of it but... Basically there are a few ways in which one can quickly send me into a flying rage and my professor managed to inadvertently do all of them.

Well, not all of them, but a fair few. The ones he managed to hit today were 1)bad science, 2)disgustingly obvious use of emotional appeal, 3)unfortunate implications, and 4)really hardcore anti-abortion rhetoric.

Well. I guess in order they were more like 2 3 1 4 but still.

I wanted to wait out the class and deliver some of number three right back myself, even though that totally wasn't the point at all, but by the time he got a few videos in I was so pissed off I was about to start fucking sobbing right in the middle of class and that doesn't lend itself very well to a verbal beatdown, plus I didn't want to give anyone the wrong idea (several people straight up did actually leave the class because they were crying because the stuff was just ~*~so emotional~*~. Yeah, it was pretty fucking emotional all right - BLIND SEETHING RAGE is, after all, an emotion).

I'd considered leaving class several times before that for various reasons, but didn't do it until then. I probably should have, though, and spared myself the upset - because I was pretty fucking upset, after.

I just really really really hate anti-abortion sentiment and all the hang-ups and baggage that come with it, which is a lot. If I keep going on in this vein I'll end up writing an entire fucking blog post, which is absolutely not my intention - there's a reason I'm not writing a policy paper about abortion, a lot of reasons in fact, and I'm not going to write a post about that, either. But I will say this: there are some things that leave me speechless and in tears for good reasons, like space. And there are some things that leave me speechless and in tears for bad reasons, like pro-life/anti-choice/anti-abortion propaganda.

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