This Week Has Given Me Outrage Fatigue Syndrome
I haven’t updated since Monday and it’s because I’ve been so overwhelmed by everything happening this week that I haven’t been able to write. It’s been such a newsworthy 4 days and every time something is settling down, something else happens.
You know when you have so many thoughts that you can’t manage to get them all out? Yeah. I’m there. This week has been too much. TOO. DAMB. MUCH. I am suffering from Outrage Fatigue Syndrome, which I just made up because I lack the words to explain it.
I’ve been in a perpetual state of outrage since Monday when George Zimmerman’s lawyer kicked off the trial with a knock knock joke. And then folks decided to make fun of Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon’s friend and the last person to speak to him. And then the Supreme Court basically told us all that times have changed and the Voting Rights Act isn’t necessary. Yeah, because, you know, BYE RACISM! O__O And then Wendy Davis stood on her feet for 13 hours to keep the Republicans of Texas out of the wombs of women. And then they tried to cheat and get their way by literally turning back the hands of time.
Yes, DOMA was struck down so that was ONE victory out of countless losses. Like the fact that racism, sexism and all other bad isms permeate our world and we haven’t made nearly as much progress as we thought. This week was a crash course in “YOU GOT A LONG WAY TO GO!” and chile, I’m over it. It’s like someone pulled a thread and things are coming apart at the seams. GO HOME, THIS WEEK! YOU’RE DRUNK! I want a do-over. I am drained and I want Iyanla to come and fix ALL of it. ALL. OF. IT.
Every time I hear new news, I’m just like:
I am fresh out of “WHAT THE FUCK?”s and I’m unable to deal. I’m fresh the hell out of outrage. By Tuesday, I had to go replenish my supply of CANS because I CANNOT.
Here’s to hoping some of this chaos dies down or I’ma just have to turn off all the lights in my house and sit in the dark so I won’t have to hear about anything else crazy.
How have y’all been doing this week? Anyone find themselves wall sliding at random intervals?
P.S. If you’re looking for a reason to smile right now, check out this BuzzFeed post on “The 50 Cutest Things that Ever Happened.”
P.P.S. Please report this awful Facebook page. Warning: the pictures are graphic, and they’re of a dead Trayvon Martin, photoshopped into random things. It’s awful. I’m so fucking upset at it.
Edit: YES YES YESSS!!! That Tray page has been removed. THANK YOU, FACEBOOK! And everyone who reported it.