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I hate that there is such thing as "Labeling" here in tumblr.
Uniqueness of people are not based on what people say to them here in tumblr, it is so common for people here to label other bloggers as ‘nonsense’ just because they have a long piece of info and making it an entry to this blogsite, people will relate and like it and then they’ll feel high and mighty criticizing other blogs. Stop doing that. If you keep on putting a label for other people’s blogs and force people to make sensible blogs, how can you be of difference from other people’s creativity?
- People enjoy doing one-liners.
- People enjoy TA’s
- People enjoy conversing using the reply button.
- People enjoy pictures.
- People enjoy being narcissistic.
- People enjoy being sensible.
- People enjoy complaining.
- People enjoy re-blogs
- People enjoy to get your attention (even though you’re a nobody)
- People enjoy jokes.
- People enjoy being a suicidal bitch
- People enjoy different-things-i-don’t-fucking-know-what-else.
Deal with it. Embrace the differences. Don’t label them. It doesn’t make you any better. You are nothing. Without them. So maybe they have crappy posts sometimes, well who hasn’t?
People’s creativity is based on what they feel like doing. That’s what this tumblr is all about. Differences NOT discrimination on one’s post.
Let's play the name game.
In a world which is known for labeling, on tumblr, a subculture that strives to abolish all labeling, I find that people are just as likely to brand themselves as they are to others.
Self-harming. Cisgendered. Book-loving.
Pretty. Awkward. Worthless.
Empty. Fashion-obsessed. Witty.
Gay. Straight. Thin. Whatever.
For better or for worse, we all label ourselves. It’s the world we live in, we must have a common-ground, a starting point, a point of contact. We label ourselves as we fight against labeling. We can’t escape it - no matter where we are, no matter what we do, we shall be labeled, and it can get to you.
We wake up in the morning and decide whether or not we’re having a good day. Bad hair = bad day. Girls, if your boobs aren’t big enough, then you’re not as attractive as the next girl with a larger cup seize. Boys, if your muscles aren’t ripped or toned enough, then you’re simply not as hot as the next guy who spends two hours a day at the gym.
And when we walk out onto the street, we automatically begin to label people, even if it’s subconsciously. We separate men and women, boys and girls, into our preconceived notion of how we ought or ought not to be. Hair. Clothes. Weight. Mannerisms. Piercings. Habits. Complexion. The smallest thing can make or break a person in the eyes of another.
My family has a lot of labels for me, some positive, some not so positive, some deeply wounding. Some deeply, deeply wounding.
But do you know what Jesus says when he looks at me?
labeling your face
Identity: an umbrella term used throughout the social sciences to describe a person’s conception and expression of their individuality or group affiliations
My professor said, the family gave you the initial identity - your name. Then the clan, the tribe, the village, the town, the nation, the ethnicity, the race, the gender, the sexuality, etc. This was not the first time I heard this. Throughout the 20-something years of my life, I have relentlessly fought against these establishments in order to show the uniqueness my personal identity. Just recently, I’ve realized a deeper meaning in this matter.
I thought, being an Asian or being a homosexual male does not give me an identity. They are the biological properties of my body which help others recognize me. I believed that the identity of a human in comparison to other animals consists of the possession of higher intelligence, greater communicative skills and the ability to reason. Therefore, I identified myself based on the accords of my internal thoughts, emotions, rationality, personality traits, interests, moral values, religious beliefs, understanding of the world, etc. And I expected everyone to do just the same.
I used to laugh at people who used race and sexuality to justify the consequences of their actions. Tell me if you haven’t heard this before, “I became promiscuous after I realized I was gay,” or this “Do you know what it feels like to be black?” I thought they were too simple-minded that they couldn’t reason for themselves. And from that, I have created a larger distance between the majority of the world and myself. I have avoided associating with these people because I want others to see me as someone independent and critically thoughtful.
What I have recently realized, is that the human social psychology is much more complex. When it comes to identity, it is an unimaginably mind-blowing world. Everyone’s psyche is unique. Many of them are heavily affected by their experience of life. Everyone’s experience of life is worth of great respect. Therefore, being gay or being black is as relevant a personality as being introverted or being socially progressive.
I am starting to look at people through their experience with their family, their local community, their regional culture, their national history, their political and religious affiliations, etc. to further understand how race, gender or sexuality is the motivational factor to their personal development. However, this doesn’t mean I only recognize people through their physical properties because it would be shallow. It simply means I recognize people through both of their psychological and biological identities and then make a judgement about their personal identity.
That leads me to the issue of labeling. Many of my friends are against it. Such hipsters. In political sense, generalizing and categorizing help make governing systems more effective in balancing collectivism and individualism. In sociological sense, labeling is used to integrate and separate different cultures/subcultures. Even in biology and chemistry, certain set of related animals or related elements has a name too. So labeling is a way of naming certain repetitive patterns. When you see a bunch of kids acting the similar way, you call them hipsters, nerds, morons, douches, poptarts, skanks, etc.
“Oh, so you’re into labeling now eh?” It would be very immature of you to avoid labeling. When you meet a new person, you’ll always ask yourself “What KIND of person is she?” Labeling gives you the initial idea of who you are dealing with. There is no way you can understand another person without labeling her. The identity of a person is made up of a large number of labels. Let’s say there are three types of labels: biological, intellectual and empirical.
Biological labels: 3/4 Asian, 1/4 European, gay, male, introvert, …
Intellectual labels: liberal, atheist, vegetarian, artist, emo, …
Empirical labels: Vietnamese-born, Western-educated, architecturally trained, …
So, let’s put all this together: 3/4 Asian, 1/4 European, gay, male, introverted, liberal, atheist, vegetarian, artistic, emotional, Vietnamese-born, Western-educated, architecturally trained person. Close enough.
Tell the FDA: Just label it!
From CREDO Action:
“Does your food contain GMOs? Incredibly, we really don’t know.
An estimated 80% of processed foods sold in the U.S. contain genetically modified organisms. Yet GMO foods are totally unlabeled.
For the past 20 years, Americans have been denied their basic right to know because of a flawed regulatory system that has relied on corporate science without adequate peer-reviewed testing and scientific oversight.
It’s time for that to change.
Already more than 40 countries around the world require labeling of foods that contain GMOs. While Americans who live in the “land of the free” have no idea what’s in our food, citizens in Australia, Brazil, the European Union, Japan, Russian and even China have the legal right to know.
A recent poll shows that 93% of Americans support mandatory labeling of GMOs.
Even President Obama has said he is in favor of labeling GMOs. In a 2007 campaign speech he promised to “let folks know whether their food has been genetically modified because Americans should know what they’re buying.”3 But he hasn’t done it.
Last week the Center for Food Safety filed a petition with the FDA, and now more than 400 businesses, co-ops and organizations are calling on the FDA to immediately implement mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.
Too often, genetically modified foods have been approved by the FDA, despite a lack of thorough, independent study that doesn’t originate from the industries making the genetically modified foods.
In the past nine months, the Obama administration has ramped up approval of GMO crops, including Monsanto’s Roundup Ready GMO alfalfa, Roundup Ready GMO sugar beets, GMO sweet corn, Syngenta’s GMO ethanol corn and a Scotts MiracleGro variety of GMO grass for lawns. Approval for GMO salmon is currently pending. So it’s clearly time that foods made with GMOs be labeled.
Let this administration know that we demand our basic right to know if the food that we’re eating contains ingredients that have been genetic engineered.
Thank you for fighting for safe and healthy food.
Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets”