introductory paragraph of my essay:
For anyone who has never used Lyft (a smartphone app that functions the same as Uber and Sidecar), if you download the app and enter Promo code “UPLYFTED”, you get $25 in credit to go toward your first ride. You can use the amount whenever you want (it doesn’t expire). Lyft operates in pretty much any major city in America (Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, etc.), and is giving out these promo codes as a means to increase its userbase. You can use it once just to give it a try. I mean hey, it’s a free ride. (And it’s way cheaper/quicker than a taxi!)
"sexuality is a choice"
"women wouldn’t get raped if they didn’t wear revealing clothes"
"there are only two genders"
"i’m not trying to be sexist/racist, but.."
"a/bi/pansexuality isn’t real"
"gay people shouldn’t have children"
"i don’t want to be friends with a gay person, they could hit on me"
"you can’t identify with the gender you want to be, only the one you were born with"
in case u all forgot this commercial from 2007
I love this commercial so much.
"I believe in science. I believe in evolution. I believe in Nate Silver and Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Christopher Hitchens, although I do admit he can be kind of an asshole. I cannot get behind some supreme being who weighs in on the Tony Awards while a million people get whacked with machetes. I don’t believe a billion Indians are going to hell, I don’t think we get cancer to learn life lessons, and I don’t believe people die young because God needs another angel. I think it’s just bullshit, and on some level, I think we all know that. I understand that religion makes it easier to deal with all of the random shitty things that happen to us, and I wish I could get on that ride. I’m sure I would be happier. But I can’t.”