“A woman who doesn’t want to strangle you?”
The Daily Show’s report on Women in Combat is perfect. Women are already getting shot at and fighting in battle, because there are no clear front lines. Yet, women are not trained for combat and cannot get promoted. Women messing up bromance in the unit? Greater possibilities of sexual harassment? Women in combat won’t change any of that because it is already happening. Women are already in combat.
And, like always, fuck yes Samantha Bee.
June 18th, 2013
“Suicide is just a moment. This is how she described it to me. For just a moment, it doesn’t matter that you’ve got people who love you and the sun is shining and there’s a movie coming out this weekend that you’ve been dying to see. It hits you all of a sudden that nothing is ever going to be okay, ever, and you kind of dare yourself. You pick up a knife and press it gently to your skin, you look out a nineteenth-story window and you think, I could just do it. I could just do it. And most of the time, you look at the height and you get scared - You think about how sad it would’ve been if you never got to see that movie, and you look at your dog and wonder who would’ve taken care of her if you had gone. And you go back to normal. But you keep it there in your mind. Even if you never take yourself up on it, it gives you a kind of comfort to know that the day is yours to choose. You tuck it away in your brain like sour candy tucked in your cheek, and the puckering memory it leaves behind, the rough pleasure of running your tongue over its strange terrain, is exactly the same.”