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Gabby Rivera – Juliet Takes a Breath

28648863Even the best of the books sometimes take forever to be read. “Juliet Takes a Breath” by Gabby Rivera (ASIN B01ATCAZHQ; 276p.; Goodreads) is one of those books. It has a mighty important topic, so you can’t exactly skim through it. But then, as contemporary, it also has a very limited variety of characters, their personalities, so I accidentally overgeneralized that too. Anyway, let’s get into it!

Juliet is a Puerto Rican from Bronx. After reading an empowering book by a leading feminist voice, she decided to try her luck in learning more about life as a woman, her history as a woman, her battle as one too. But by getting her internship to go help this said author, her new hero, Juliet soon finds herself in a whole lot deeper waters than she ever thought she’d be in. For one, when if not now to come out to her parents as a lesbian? If they react badly, she can just get on the plane, and be in Portland for her studies in a few hours. And, of course, that’s exactly what happens…

With aching heart Juliet detaches herself from her Bronx life, from life in a big close family, and plunges into the world of open-mindedness, and whole different kind of judgement. It’s fine to be what you are. It’s not fine at all to now know what you are. It’s not okay to be ignorant. Thus another quest begins, one of finding identity in race, gender, and sexuality.

Here’s a real great thing about this book: it touches several topics, and I’ve not yet found anyone who took same things from it as I did. Some people concentrated their attention to the family relation, the “it’s just a phase” point. Others wondered on why not a single straight person seemed to understand that love is love. And there’s many more. So I give this book a 5 out of 5, well deserved. And, guys, at least read the first chapter to not be those jerks. Arguments men make against homosexuals sound at the very least ridiculous when such guys do absolutely exist. (I’ll go as far as I say that homophobes seem to be afraid of other men treating them the way they treat they treat women)

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Google to make them equal

Ever since google started to make all those things, connecting everything, tracking every step you take to “improve your life” I got a little bit worried. Not enough to quit using it and what it gives, all those products to indeed make life easier. Yet for this particular thing I am feeling a lot of respect towards them yet again.

I could say same about Oreo cookies. Never liked them, I don’t find them that good, they’re too sweet, dough is a bit too crunchy for me, but in general, yes, I would take them if I had to chose what cookies to get. You can guess that I am no fan of cookies either, right? But for this one act of pro-equality I feel a lot more supportive towards them. Here, I’ll just give you a link to a proper article instead of babbling myself: Oreo’s gay pride.

There’s a saying “live and let others live”, and there’s a saying “do what you want until it brings no harm to others”. As a child I had no interactions with anything homosexual, I knew nobody of other race than white, and yet I grew up to be what I am, considering every single person to be a PERSON. And I believe, that if parents were less afraid of fake-horrors, like gays and other different people, they could in fact, fight the true-evils a lot better. There’s a child in foster home, I bet that child would rather live with two dads or two moms than abandoned like that.

Sadly, I am plainly stating my own opinion. It will affect no one, as you can fight disease and hunger, but you cannot fight stupidity and ignorance. Just be brave, people. Open your eyes.

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