On May 20th, 2016 in Quibbles
Happy Friday y’all. And, I say “happy” because I refuse to learn from past experiences.
This week we are reminded that nationalism ruins everything: It ruined Venezuela.
And, it is making an already unbearable election cycle even worse.
“…the end of men … or only the beginning?”
The former, I hope.
In a world in which when you stand up to point out injustices they criticize you for not standing up straight enough, I can’t help but feel a column intended to break down gender norms by focusing on all the “typical male obsessions” is counter productive.
Men: why must we ruin everything?
Whatever, let the super bacteria come, and let the planet boil; it’s probably for the best.
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— Maggie Serota (@maggieserota) May 19, 2016
Even my good news is tainted this week, as I am forced to include Twitter for doing something not the worst, for once.
The Department of Education is granting Pell Grants for HS Students to take college courses early. But, it probably won’t be enough since the cost of being a first generation student is extremely prohibitive, even under the most generous of circumstances. It is nice to open doors, but you also have to remember the door weighs 100 tons, so unlocking it is not enough.
At least we can rest a little easier this week, since we finally know what a millennial is.