The (Real) Struggles Of Being A Millennial Liberal

The (Real) Struggles Of Being A Millennial Liberal

For us, Liberal logic is just more ethical.

Dear Appalachian-raised sorority girl trying to survive her twenties,

I know right, isn’t it just so annoying that other people have different views on the world. Too bad that's the only real “struggle” you expressed throughout your entire article. I hope you're buckled up for this because I’m about to show you the actual struggles that us Liberal Millennials deal with on a daily basis.


Obviously I have to start with Bernie and all of his “free stuff.” I hate having to explain this, I can honestly say this isn't the first time and I know it won't be the last, but no one is talking about free stuff. Look, I get that it seems like that, I mean Bernie does say he wants to “make all public schools tuition free” and no one ever quite gets into what that really means, so let's look at my college bill and talk about it that way. My small town liberal arts college in Castleton Vermont costs me around 20,000 dollars a year, 10,000 of that is tuition. If Bernie were to have his way my schooling would still cost me 10,000 dollars because I live on campus, with a meal plan, and I still have to buy books on top of that. It’s not going to be completely free for me, but it's a hell of a lot more affordable.

Triggered much?

Trigger warnings, in short, are not that big a deal. It’s simply people not surprising other people with content that is unwelcome. Remember in middle school when your teachers would pause the movie and tell everyone that a scary part was coming up and if they did not want to see it to cover their eyes. That's a trigger warning in a nutshell. To be constantly called “triggered” by our conservative counterparts and our conservative elders every time we stand up for something we believe in gets really old. Also it’s kind of like someone screaming “Mouse pad!” every time you try and take a sip of water, it isn’t relevant and frankly it's really annoying.

SJW’s Erryday, All-day.

Let’s just break the title Social Justice Warrior down, shall we? Social justice- “Justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privilege within a society.” and Warrior- “A brave or experienced soldier or fighter.” So, it seems to me that what a social justice warrior is, is a person who fights for equality and in that sense.. Freedom? Weird that Republicans and Conservatives alike claim to love America and its freedom, equality and opportunity; yet, they often put down those fighting for social justice, and as such, freedom, equality and opportunity.

Go Crawl off to Your Safe Space!

Seriously, this is so common. No one wants a padded room with bubble wrap and elmo. When Liberals talk about creating and having safe spaces we are requesting that no one be a harassed in that space. Don’t call your gay classmate a faggot and don't bring any of your weak arguments as to why they shouldn’t be allowed to marry their partner of the same gender. You're literally just being intolerant. And, It’s not intolerant of me to not accept your intolerance because why would it be? Is it intolerant of me because I think Hitler was an asshole? No? Didn’t think so, he was.

Look, there are some serious differences between conservatives and liberals, and I don’t necessarily want to ignore all of the idea’s that conservatives have. However, you have to hear us out. We aren’t trying to get free stuff, we aren’t trying to get everyone to baby us all the time, and we aren't trying to avoid all of the horrors of the world. We are trying to make change, we are trying to rebuild our country so that it stands on an ethical base rather than an economical base. This is a change that has been in the works for years. Just look at the abolishment of slavery, it's much more economical to use slave labor than to hire workers, but it’s far less ethical.

Sincerely, Just another liberal crybaby.

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7 Reasons To Legalize Prostitution In America

There are logical reasons to consider legalizing prostituion

Prostitution is the act of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payments. Currently, in the United States, prostitution is illegal in 49 of the 50 states. Nevada is the only state that has some form of prostitution legal, prostitution must only take place within a brothel if caught prostituting outside of a brothel it is illegal.

There are 16 counties and 1 independent city within the state of Nevada, 12 of those has permits to operate a brothel but only eight actually still have brothels operating.There are many reasons to consider legalizing prostitution in other areas of the United States.

1. Reduction of violence against women.

Prostitutes are very vulnerable to violence, 82% have been assaulted, 68% have been raped, and they are 18 times more likely to be murdered. Brothels want to maintain an image of law-abiding and trouble free, to do that security would be made available to the sex workers to monitor their safety. The brothels want to stay in good standing with the community where their business operates.

2. Sex workers would be healthier.

The pimps and Johns pressure prostitutes to not use condoms, put them at risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Nevada's state law requires all sex brothels to use condoms and this law is posted outside the brothels that operate within the state. Sex workers are even required to have monthly syphilis and HIV tests and weekly tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia.

3.Prostitution can be a victimless crime.

Sex work can be a victimless crime if the person is selling their bodies of their volition. Prostitutes choosing to sell their bodies are not committing a harmful act.

4.Can be a source of tax revenue.

Nevada brothels do not pay state taxes because legislators did not want to fund schools and other state services to be funded by prostituion. But the brothels do pay a significate amount of taxes in the rural counties where their business is conducted. "Let government share in the revenue, but otherwise stay out of the affairs of consenting adults," MSNBC political analyst Michael Smerconish has written.

5. Legal prostitutes could obtain labor rights.

Sex workers would be legally employed and would be allowed to expect rights such a minimum wage, freedom from discrimination and a safe working environment.

6. Saving law enforcement resources.

The probe into sophisticated prostitution rings is the waste of time and money of police departments. The time spent on wiretapping phone conversations, intercepting emails, uncover tactics that are better used to trapping terrorists and people who are victimized.

7. Prostitution is not going anywhere.

There will always be lonely and kinky men who are willing to pay for sex and women who are willing to rent out their bodies, The United States have legalized and regulated tons of commerce that is morally questionable, gambling, alcohol, tobacco, lap-dancing, pornography, and most recent marijuana.

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25 Pictures Of Barack Obama That Will Make You Miss Him Even More

Change came because we did not wait.

Regardless of your political beliefs, the Obama family is a family of class and grace. Former President Barack Obama has been nothing but cordial throughout his years in the political eye, and we have watched his girls grow up into beautiful young women.

Who wouldn't miss such a caring and charming man?

1. Who doesn't love kids?

2. ...and more kids...

3. ...and even more kids...

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6. Obama watching his hole-in-one!

7. Obama happily enjoying his Italian Ice!

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14. Obama giving his victory speech and promptly kissing his wife!

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17. Obama messing with one of his staff members!

18. Obama and his family happy after his win on Election Night.

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21. Obama and Biden laughing together in the Oval Office.

22. Obama getting some help to sign the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act into effect.

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