Love is love

I’m so happy that DOMA is overruled and that gay people are allowed to get married. I don’t know if my facts are right, but I’m just so happy that there is a breakthrough in gay rights.

I live in a more “conservative” country. I guess you can say that. When I was younger, the word “gay” and “lesbian” were teases or insults. I never thought that were actually gay and lesbian people in the world. But after I grew more mature, and I started watching Glee, I realised that there was a whole new world in front of me.

And I realised I was okay with people being gay. I didn’t care if they kiss or had public displays of affection. It didn’t disgust me. In fact, I thought it was sweet.

I’m glad I did. I’m glad that I was open-minded and not discriminative against a unique group of people who aren’t doing anything else either than loving someone they love.

My mom isn’t as open-minded as me. I thought she was, when we watched Glee together and she didn’t react negatively or violently. But I knew she was open to the fact because one day, she told me that she didn’t send me to a girls’ school for me to turn out lesbian. When I heard that, I was really upset. Who cares if I’m a lesbian? I should be allowed to be whoever I am!

Then I realised, if I should be allowed to be whoever I am, then she should be allowed to have whatever opinions she have. So I let it go, and from then I never mind what negative things people might say about homosexuality. Sure, I get upset when I see homophobic slurs, but people are entitled to their own opinions.

Love is love. That’s my opinion. People can love whoever they want. I support the LGBT community.

Thoughts on Graceland:
On a side note, I watched the latest episode of Graceland and I’m just love this episode so much. I love every episode, period. I wanted to create a Tumblr again so that I can reblog all those beautiful gifs (and Les Mis and Avengers), but I hesitated. Anyway, I love how realistic it is. That even though Mike is professional and graduated with highest honours, he’s still green. He’s still a “kid” and he gets affected. He’s not that experienced as he shows, because he obviously hasn’t seen much of that kind of stuff, like how innocent people just die. When Briggs shot the guys in the pilot episode, it was because those guys did something wrong. But Eddie, he didn’t. He was doing something illegal, but he was doing it to make a living. Not for the fun of it. I love the last scene where you see Mike breaking down. I wanted to cry then. I wasn’t affected by Eddie’s suicide, because I know it’s a show and it’s just acting, but I see Mike and then I feel a bit of how he felt – shock, a bit of grief – and I feel like crying too. The cast is amazing. I love them all.

Love is love

Debatable

Today I helped out at my school’s P5 camp, and we attended this bilingual debate. The debate question was: Should military service be compulsory for women? This question set me thinking, so here’s my opinion.

I disagree.
Scientific studies have shown that women are less physically fit and compatible for military service. Women are already given the choice to join military service; military service is just not compulsory for women. If women feel compelled to join military service and feel that they’re fit for military service, then they should join. But the government should not force every woman to join military service. Not all women are physically compatible for military service. Making military service compulsory for women may promote gender equality, but by forcing every women into military service, you’re disregarding women’s rights.
It’s true that women don’t have to be on the battlefield should they join military service; they can contribute to other areas such as medical and technology. But if that’s the case, shouldn’t the women go to university to study these areas?
By forcing women to join the military service, you are putting women next to the men. Women are definitely less physically fit compared to men, and are definitely more vulnerable. Making women to fight next to men, you are exposing their weaknesses to men. The men may look down on them, may taunt them. The women’s self-esteem are not boosted, in fact, they might lose confidence.
In military service, teamwork is of utmost importance. Should one person be lagging behind, the entire team is penalized. If women were put amongst the men, and if women lagged behind the men because they’re not as fit as the men, the men will be penalized because of the women. Tension between both genders will arise because the men begrudges the women. Then, the team won’t be able to work well. Are you suppose to promote gender harmony, or encourage gender prejudice?
Women can join military service, but they should not be forced to join military service. I’m not saying women are useless to the country’s defence, I’m just saying they are more suitable contributing to other areas of the country’s defence like economic and social aspects.

(P.S. This is my 50th blog post, so I thought I’ll try and post something intellectual. Emphasis on the word “try”.)

Debatable