"…this is a piece i wrote the other morning…
'Do you hear that? That is the sound of ultimate suffering.' - The Princess Bride
as i stood with my girlfriend and our pooch Prince at the gate of the dog park on wellington street a block east of strachan early this morning… we soaked in the sweet neighbourhood of quaint houses, people jogging and playing tennis, and all the dogs with their owners having a lovely time to start the day…it was shattering to realize that if we listened closely at attention to the sounds mixed in with the birds and the barks and the cars… coming from just across the street of this little toronto neighbourhood are the sounds of pain, suffering, and fear. and when you focus in on it, its deafening. its the quality meat packers slaughterhouse… and the sounds coming from within it are like nothing i have ever heard.
no matter what we want to believe, they get no soft pillow with a pill to bring the darkness slowing upon them. when i started down this path to find out what is really happening in places like those i realized it truly is the shame of our modern culture… that we all look away from it. you can hear it from across the street… the squealing and wrenching noise. but its so easy to hear birds instead.
so i dont want to talk anymore about beliefs about nutrition, or diet, or evolution, or culture, or any other debate for that matter… i just want to talk about the fact that we ALL know in our hearts… we are better than this.
its slaughterhouses like these, and there are thousands everywhere, which are government approved, publicly accepted, and swept under rugs and out of our the forefronts of our minds… its places like these that put profit over human decency. but factory farms are such a nicer way to say it.
i used to like to assume it wasn’t so bad… but it is. it really really is. and all you have to do is look for it. click a link here. watch a video or a documentary. or type a search there. or in this case just stop and quietly listen. but it takes effort and like most things its so much easier not to.
i heard the sounds this morning. and it rang in my soul. the true sounds of ultimate suffering. at 7000 a day.
we are better than this.
I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -
Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.
Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.
If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.
And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.