Rights SHOULD be granted. And in a society that doesn’t grant that to their citizens, we cannot call that society “free.”
The American populace doesn’t vote because they aren’t politically engaged or educated. Marriages, be they opposite- or same-sex, may not “last” because there is less social stigma around divorce, people do not rely on marriage to determine their personal value as much anymore, and romance is always difficult (and sometimes just not worth the fight).
We all deserve the right to marry (and divorce) whatever consenting adult we choose. We also deserve to take that for fucking granted. It may not be nice or humble to take it for granted, but it’s certainly a place I’d prefer my American peers exist within than in a world that does not honor their inherent and human right to equality.
Not sure if I submitted correctly the first time. There is a click through link…
Interesting perspective. I agree on all fronts except one: Zimmerman definitely earned the collective hate, and he definitely needs to be behind bars. I do not feel it’s an injustice to recognize his crime. I do see, though, how it is a bit strange that he’s essentially being made an “example” by social activists (the general populace, too), while the issues of race are not as frequently addressed elsewhere.
ashleyquagmire submitted: “Unsurprisingly, she deleted my comment (but left the picture) without saying a word. I’ve only recently started confronting ignorance like this on Facebook… People certainly don’t like being challenged, do they?”
(Here’s a link to the original picture, since it’s probably too small to read: http://imgur.com/rvMf5) (editor’s note: TRIGGER WARNING for violence and murder)
YES. I have seen this picture going around. Do people really think the media is underreporting crimes committed against white people? Really? For fuck’s sake. Excellent response here. If I were you, I would keep posting it over and over again until she deletes the picture. -Jess
I agree. The response is brilliant. How does someone not understand that? Worse, how does someone reject that information after having it provided to them in such a rational manner? urgh.
Just look at all those filters they’ve been using on Zimmerman lately…
Wow. They are purposely trying to make him look as “not white” as possible.
HAHAHAHA OH WOW
HE IS A WHOLE LOT WHITER THAN I THOUGHT!
Like, you can tell that they messed with the filters on the photo at a glance in most cases, but damn.
ugh. can’t stand this. it never even occurred to me that news shows, etc, might do this. i am so grossed out. so grossed out.
I don’t know why so many people like this girl, she’s so mean
There are a lot of unlikeable rude people like this on tumblr. All I can say is that it’s best to avoid them. They’re really not worth any significant amount of time, and they need time away from people themselves. That level of unwarranted anger comes from one of two things: unearned cockiness coupled with a false sense of invincibility, or deep-rooted self-hatred and pain, which the speaker only knows how to mask through absurdly showy levels of anger.
I think all of what I just said is pretty obvious.
I’d also like to add for OP that most people don’t like that kind of person. I have no idea who that is, but perhaps she/he has a cult following of sorts since a lot of people derive entertainment from people who are cocky, showy, false, and stupidly angry. Odds are, few (if any) followers of a tumblog like that have any genuine, deep like for a tumblog supporting itself through that kind of useless negativity.
OH. MY. GOD.
I REMEMBER HER NOW THAT I VISITED HER PAGE! The gross “My first love is Chris Brown” comment reminded me, FUCKKKKKKKKKK!
Yeah, this tumblrer is a fucking asshole joke. I know that’s harsh and not my usual style, but I had to say it. I remember she posted something anti-feminist awhile back, and it essentially said something like, “You cunt bitches should stfu, blehh feminism is horrible! sluts are fucking nasty, no one should support them being treated fairly because they’re fucking sluts, they deserve shitty treatment!” more ignorance, etc.,etc. I don’t understand women who don’t want their daughters and sons (or anyone’s children, for that matter) to be treated fairly no matter what their life choices are.
My mind is blown that this blog is that pervasive in its horribleness. I had assumed it was some obscure teenage blog. Wow… And that she’s clueless to the fact that people derive entertainment at her expense.. :( it’s kinda sad.
I do notice a lot of people acting as if it’s a badge of honor to never judge or feel offended. The reason that bothers me is because it’s literally impossible to never make a judgment. It’s dishonest and silly to act like judgments aren’t made every second of every waking moment. Not all are made with the same degree of importance (determining what is/isn’t a tree, for example), but it’s not like we don’t all make judgments about someone’s character based on their appearance/attitude/etc. For example, it’s not wrong to draw the conclusion that a girl who strictly wears dark, heavy clothing is gothic, and therefore probably frequently depressed and lonely. This depressed girl recognized that many depressed people dress gothic, and she related to that image, maybe even admired it, so she adopted it. Perfectly normal, healthy, and understandable way to develop an identity, and for others to make a few assumptions about someone else’s identity.
Judgments aren’t bad. Holding those judgments in a tight, unwavering, and stubborn fist while spitting fire in the face of anyone who tries to budge those judgments (including the individual those judgments are about) is bad. Judging is not synonymous with convicting or condemning. Any judgements made should be held loosely with a mind thoroughly open to other possibilities.
I feel like I’m stating the obvious, but I needed to work out my thought process on that one.
Well, I have a slight suspicion that this person is very young (judging by the major word usage errors). Despite that, I want to respond.
I agree with this post in that, yes, “You can make a difference and change.” Otherwise, not so much.
I think what this poster is forgetting is that no one is obligated to be different or change their body. No truly free society tries to control the way people look.
Society doesn’t accept fat people. Some people justify this by saying that weight is a choice, so society doesn’t have to accept them. My problem with that argument is that firstly, not everyone can change it, and secondly, it totally lacks responsibility and accountability for the cruelty and widespread disrespect shown to fat people. If I choose to dye my hair, do I deserve widespread disrespect? No. If I choose to shave off all my hair and eyebrows, do I deserve widespread disrespect? No!
Respecting people regardless of their appearance is absolutely essential in a truly egalitarian society. This includes respecting fat people. We really need to get over the idea that fat people are somehow obligated to lose weight. It doesn’t matter if they’re responsible for their weight. It doesn’t matter if it’s a result of a medical condition or medication. Being fat is not some immoral crime which we must police. People don’t go to jail for eating a lot of food and never exercising. On that note, many fat people actually eat well and exercise, and they remain at their large weight because it is natural and healthy for them—fact! The discussion of health has no place in a discussion of feeling beautiful, anyways, because they aren’t as interrelated as so many money-making industries try to tell us. People should feel confident and generally accepted by society regardless of their eating and exercising habits.
People complaining about their weight is only natural in western societies. Commercials, television shows, movies, billboards, the ads on the side of websites—they’re all telling us that being fat is ugly, and that they can provide some sort of miracle weight loss product so we can finally be pretty. America (the largest producer of media in the world) is a capitalist society, which means that everything that’s done is done for profit. It’s a society that’s hard to trust for that reason, and so we should remember to take everything we hear with a grain of salt. It’s unrealistic and unfair to expect people who are fighting that all day, every day to always feel confident about their weight.
It’s okay if a fat person says, “I feel fat and ugly today.” Instead of getting angry at them for feeling bad, say, “Hey, you’re beautiful. Don’t let people tell you your size isn’t gorgeous.”
Instilling confidence in someone, and taking a step toward social acceptance are vastly more importantly than squashing complaints some people have about their appearance—which, by the way, would also stop if we moved forward with full body acceptance in our society.
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hahaha, I LOVE THIS
[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.
Top Text: “Customer notices you have a nametag.”
Bottom Text: “Proceeds to use your name as much as humanly possible.”]
This happens to me all of the time, and it’s irritating and scary because my nametag shows my last name at my job… My last name is very unique, though, so I get people coming in who recognize it from my thug brothers and other sketch family shit. Puts me in dangerous situations sometimes.
When I was growing up, my parents wouldn’t let me read Harry Potter because they were one of those people who thought it was ‘evil.’ For the longest time I just accepted that and had no interest. Then during my freshman year of high school, I started reading them secretly. I was hooked after the first page of the Sorcerer’s Stone and didn’t stop until I finished the first six books in two weeks. My mom found out because she found an unsent fan letter to J.K. Rowling. She was mad, but I honestly think that it was because of Harry Potter that I started having my own opinions and acting on my own.
so beautiful. :’) This makes me so happy.