Today I was planning to post something about nannies and why we feel compelled to lie about them. I’ve been noodling the piece for a while and it’s pretty good. It probably would have made you laugh.
But then I saw that my alma mater is on lockdown because of yet another on-campus shooter, and I just couldn’t. There’s only one conversation we should be having today. This guns and schools thing, you guys, it has to stop.
I’ve always felt itchy about getting political on Priss & Vinegar because my readership is diverse. I know this from the links you share, whether you watch Full Frontal with Samantha Bee or Fox News, and in one particular case, because of the framed picture of George W. Bush in your home library. I respect, admire even, that we come from different points of view because it makes our conversations all the richer.
But this isn’t political problem; it’s a human one. It’s not just on parents to raise healthy, stable human beings who won’t shoot up their schools. It’s incumbent upon all of us as citizens to demand safe spaces for learning, to be the village that supports families, and more than anything, to insist on real gun reform for our nation. I’m not just annoyed that you’re talking about a dead gorilla instead of dead children; I’m angry.
And I want you to be angry, too. Make your outrage go viral. Because if a bunch of morons can instigate a police investigation about a gorilla shooting, then maybe we can get our lawmakers to address the gun violence epidemic, too.