Animal Care Intern.
"For each of us there comes a moment, a defining instant in our lives when we are changed forever. There comes a moment in everyone's life when you stop wondering and begin to Believe."
In other news… My boss is working on my letter of recommendation so spring internship hopefully!
So I guess I need to go back to school at some point and finally get my degree. I’m 21 and I can’t even see that remotely in my future.
Life hasn’t worked out the way I’ve planned but I know I’m destined for a career in animal care. I just don’t know if it’s a zookeeper, a marine mammal trainer, or taking care of someone’s privateish collection for educational purposes.
But if I go back to school my major isn’t going to be your stereotypical marine biology or psychology. I have a passion for conservation and wildlife biology.
Just being here and seeing how passionately and how much I talk about issues like draughts and the impact it’s having on the ecosystem, invasive species, and the exotic pet trade. These are issues I really care about. I want to study them and similar things. I guess I should start school hunting….
But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.
This is what rape culture looks like.
This is what misogyny looks like.