PINK IS JUST A COLOUR
The Fault(s) in Our Gendered Social Constructs
"We are all sinners, my friend,"
That's what a religious friend declared during our recent friendly (*terrifying*) debate on the existence of God, or as said friend prefers to put it, his "noble mission to bring me to the path of redemption". Not that I'd dare believe to the contrary. And "believe" is, especially in sensitive circumstances as these, a rather strong verb. Nonetheless, this notion of having to atone for our so-called "sins" for a lifetime disturbs me. In its attempt to deter us from wrongdoings, religion, and society in general, finds it much easier to conveniently assume that we are in the wrong already, and redemption is the path we must follow. In their "righteous" eyes, everyone is guilty until proven innocent - a process which seemingly stretches on forever!