The Convenience of EqualityThe Convenience of Equality by TESM
The topic of marriage is no stranger to Americans in recent weeks. The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 split decision, ruled that DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) was unconstitutional because it failed to offer homosexuals “equal protection under the law” and that the purpose of DOMA is to “humiliate” and “injure” homosexuals who seek marriage.
No doubt a number of individuals celebrated the ruling, happy, perhaps, to see the archaic edifice of ‘traditional’ marriage burn and establish a sleek and modern “marriage” in its place. Many rejoiced at the new building, but many of us looked on and asked to see the building plans.
Arguments for “marriage equality” are many times the product of convenient reasoning. The typical strain of equality reasoning usually goes along the lines of this: We can’t expect everyone to go by one definition of marriage, nor should the government force one view over the other. Moreover, th
Has been different to say the least. I'm OK with the classes I'm taking -- Intro to Photography, Character Rigging, and Modeling I -- but in some cases, I feel like there should be more. In some ways, I still feel like I'm taking general digital arts classes even though my focus is modeling, which complements my rigging class. I'm OK at rigging -- just a few things I need to work on still, but I seem to be improving and am just about caught up in the class. It just seems like, in past semesters, my classes were more varied instead of being computer-based. The most class I took that were computer-based in a semester was two, so I think I prefer have two or just one computer-based class and like a studio-based or writing class or something like that. I'll probably take some sort of English class next semester since I like reading and writing. It is possible to do the day in, day out thing without having it feel so routine? I guess I'd have to ask some people about that. I guess part of it is also my life outside of school, which doesn't feel routine even though it can be. I find that to be an interesting, I guess, dichotomy because I guess true enjoyment of life isn't necessarily found in the routine and doing things just to fulfill a requirement and eventually graduate. I may have to think about this some more because like I said, I like the classes I'm taking, but I don't feel like they're worth writing home about because they can feel routine at times. The monotony I experience in school, this semester in particular, isn't like I've experienced before. I guess I only had a teaspoon of understanding of what monotony was until having a complete experience with it. Looking forward to spring break, though.