If You’re A Human, Read This

Reblogged from Squeeze Work In

It’s interesting how some things don’t change. The incessant need for women to define themselves by their relationship status hasn’t changed much — women’s liberation, no women’s liberation, it still seems to be a big part of a woman’s identity. But there’s hope. Some do not define themselves by this, and it’s refreshing to know:

I’m over relationship statuses. After reading that first sentence my friend who is a journalist will say something snarky like, “Laura, you can’t be over relationship statuses because a relationship status is a state-of-being not a very small puppy you are watching pee on a tree, so, technically you can’t be ‘over relationship statuses.’”

So, I’ll rephrase, I’m sick and tired of reading about relationship statuses, particularly females’ relationship statuses. I’m not talking about seeing somebody update their relationship status on Facebook from engaged to I-hate-this-guy-get-ready-to-decipher-hidden-meanings-in-all-my-fire-breathing-comments, nor am I referring to the status found in the three-component theory of stratification, philosopher Max Weber created to describe people’s economic/social worth.

Read the rest here


  1. Even when I was PTA president I had an agenda. I also used a “timer” each item had a maximum time limit. Otherwise people would go off on tangents and it would last for hours. sorry you had to suffer through such a long meeting :(

  2. Where do you think I learned the importance of an agenda? LOL! No, seriously, I used to be a PTA president, and even there and most especially there, an agenda is needed. I say that not to slam people who are part of PTA, but it’s not a business affair and sometimes people are too laid back and take up too much time when it’s a volunteer thing.

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