Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well. Hope you get better soon, being sick really sucks.
My rant for the day is about misogyny. I'm a bit of a rabid feminist (or as a lot of people with my viewpoints prefer to call themselves, "equalists" though I don't like the term that much) and am completely sick and tired of people trying to force me (and everyone, really, men and women) into gender stereotypes. No, I don't want long hair, manicures and a rich man to leech off. No, I shouldn't get back in the kitchen, and yes, it's fine for me to aim to be the breadwinner of the household if I so wish. My gender should not be used as an insult. I am never "asking for it," no matter what I'm wearing. My sole purpose in life, contrary to the belief of some, is not to be a baby-making machine/Stepford wife hybrid, but to be a productive, intelligent member of society. No, men shouldn't be forced to be hyper-masculine, or be guilted into avoiding "girly" hobbies/activities that they'd otherwise enjoy if they weren't afraid of being ridiculed for acting feminine... I could go on forever, and probably with a little more eloquence if I hadn't had such a long and tiring day, but man... The patriarchy sucks, and gender roles do nothing for either men or women in the way of allowing all of us self-expression and our ideal lifestyles as simply people, y'know, human beings rather than binary gender stereotypes.
What brought this on? Family, one member continuing on her quest to turn me into a picture of feminine beauty, the other using "woman" as an insult.
I'll just step off this soapbox now... Eep...