I’m afraid I’ll never get over mucho grande …
"We live in a world where losing your phone is more dramatic than losing your virginity"
Um ok but I don’t recall my virginity having 16 GB of memory with all my contacts, music, photos, calendars, and apps or costing over $200.
my phone is an expensive and important material object and not a useless social construct put in place to shame and commodify women
Plus I remember where I lost my virginity.
We didn’t “lose” our virginity. There was nothing to lose. We gained a new aspect to our lives. Why are we talking about loss rather than what’s been gained?
and my U.S. History teacher was trying to get us to understand why it was such a big deal that England had put a tax on colonial sugar, and he goes,
"What if you had to pay a tax every time you logged onto wifi?"
And the whole class just went
and I heard at least two people whisper “I would murder someone”
While that’s amusing, you’re being told a misconstrued truth. Taxes on tea and sugar were there for many years. In fact, the infamous tea party in boston came about not because taxes were being introduced, but because they were finally going to level them out across the colonies and even remove them from certain shipments. This was bad news for a small group of Americans who had been shipping in tea and sugar through the “black markets” avoiding those heavy taxes that the rest of the colonies, and in fact much of Europe at the time, were exposed to. For these “importers” it meant they no longer had a product that was cheaper than the British imports, and that was potential fortunes out the window. John Hancock was one of the men. He had a vested interest in ensuring that if the British taxes were not in play, then they shouldn’t be around either.
I’d like to see what the follow through is and the actions behind the rhetoric, but I hope two things:
1. this isn’t another disappointment
2. Others follow suit