My Boyfriend Is My Best Friend And That’s All Right

There will be a lot of people who will roll their eyes at a couple spending a lot of time together. But I don’t think it’s so bad. My boyfriend and I were initially friends, and have been together for almost three years now; and we still haven’t grown sick and tired of one another.

14341611_1259075354123641_1219643719_nIt’s not just about going out for meals, and Netflix and chilling. It’s much deeper than that. It’s about feeling more whole in their presence; it’s about a unique connection. They should be there for everything, from being a shoulder to cry on when things go awry to celebrating your every achievement. That’s what mine does. And that’s also what best friends do. So, yes, it is all right for your boyfriend to be your best friend.

Whether it’s a godawful Buzzfeed quiz about what kind of cloud you are, a Joe Biden/Obama meme, or a 9/11 conspiracy theory article at three in the morning, your boyfriend is the first person to receive it. Even when you find yourself sending him ten stupid Internet findings in the middle of the night, it’s fine because he always wants to be bothered by you.

Even when you know you’re looking your absolute worst with your hair pulled back, the same pair of pyjamas on for the third day in a row sans makeup, you know you’re not being judged. He’s happy to see you in your natural state eating an entire Dominos meteor pizza to yourself.

When you decide to treat yourselves and have a date night, it doesn’t feel weird going dutch. You’re so close that it doesn’t matter who pays for what – what’s yours is his and what’s his is yours. The same goes for his hoodies being yours. They’re all yours. All of them. Yours.

As menial as your day-to-day tasks might be, it’s always riveting to your boyfriend when it’s coming from you. He feels inspired just knowing that you gave that snotty customer a dirty look as she left the shop.

Sometimes it can feel as though you and your boyfriend are in your own special bubble when you basically have your own language with the scope of inside jokes you share. It’s ok to act stupid together. In fact, it’s the silly moments that make it that much better. Even when he farts in your face. And when you poo while he showers. Nothing is off limits. He’s your best friend.

It’s easy to get mad at him because he’s the most annoying person alive, but it’s also that easy to calm down and get over it because he matters more to you than whatever it is you’re arguing about.

At the end of the day, you love each other and don’t want to be without one another. Lovers and best friends.

The Alt-Right

Pepe memes, Breitbart, Milo Yiannopoulos, Steve Bannon: all strange, and yet central to what we now know as the alt-right.



Now, if Pepe memes don’t clear up what the shite the alt-right is, then maybe I can sum it up for you: the alt-right is nothing more than a vehicle for the worst dregs of society: white supremacists, mysoginists and anti-Semites. But, is it an ideology? This is a question that doesn’t half rattle my cage. It’s not conservatism, but it’s certainly not liberalism. It seems to be a patchwork of the ideas of young white men who crave attention.

Why do I think this? There’s a sanctimonious portion of the left that have so belligerently pushed for safe spaces, trigger warnings and the acceptance of an infinite amount of genders, attempting to tell people what they can and can’t do, and can and can’t say. The reaction to this – on an extreme level – is the alt-right. Essentially, a bunch of vitriolic, self-indulgent white boys have turned to the likes of Milo Yiannopoulos and latterly Donald Trump in an attempt to say a big “fuck you” to political correctness and the establishment.

The reason the alt-right is so dangerous is that it’s fuelled by white boys. Historically, white boys have never had an issue with getting their voice heard have they? This is the danger; the danger of people who have never experienced any level of systematic oppression claiming that they are being oppressed by the status quo.

Unfortunately, it is becoming harder and harder to ignore them. It’s almost as if they’ve formed their own society; a society in which it’s completely acceptable to have a President who not only thinks that its funny to grab women “by the pussy”, but is also endorsed by the KKK. We can only wonder what’s next.

Thank You, Hillary Clinton

After a shock defeat last night, I have only one thing to say to Hillary Clinton: thank you.

Thank you, Hillary, for endlessly and fearlessly fighting for women’s and minority rights.

Thank you, Hillary, for being a great candidate.

Thank you, Hillary,  for being someone that we can believe in.

Thank you, Hillary, for showing us a brighter tomorrow.

Thank you, Hillary, for never backing down and always making your voice heard.

Thank you, Hillary, for proving that a woman can become the President of the United States.

Thank you, Hillary, for showing little girls that they can grow up to be whoever or whatever they want.

Thank you, Hillary, for inspiring so many young women/girls to follow in your footsteps.

Thank you, Hillary, for never letting us feel as though we are inferior to men.

Thank you, Hillary, for putting so many more cracks in the glass ceiling.

Thank you, Hillary, for giving us hope.

Thank you, Hillary, for inspiring me.

Thank you, Hillary, for being my hero.

On This Day: November 4th

On this day in 1992, Bill Clinton was elected president of the United States. His presidency oversaw the longest peacetime period of expansion of the American economy. Now, in 4 days time, the American people decide between his wife and Donald Trump to become their president.