You know what’s good? Listening to other people’s opinions and respecting their right to have that opinion. You know what’s not good? Refusing to listen to anyone who challenges you so you can live in a bubble free from any criticism. You cannot learn or grow as a person if you live your life that way. Whether you are a feminist, an anti feminist, pro black lives matter, anti black lives matter, pro life, pro choice, conservative, liberal, or whatever, refusing to listen to the other side and dismissing any opinions different from yours makes YOU the ignorant one.
A conversation with a follower slammed me between the eyes with a realization. I watched the fight for equal rights during the 60s and 70s and thought then, YES, that is what we all deserve. I have now come to the realization that the reason a certain demographic yearns for a return to the 50s, because we are achieving EQUALITY. The bulk of whites are now facing what Minorities have put up with for Decades and we don’t like it. Instead of joining together and ending the iron club of Governmental oppression of anyone not the 10%, we are fighting each other, Whites to not be pulled down and minorities to get up above the mire.
So we are facing the unfortunate result of not attacking the actual font of inequality and instead are shouldering each other aside for a face full of swill at the trough.
I have noticed that so many times a 15 year old boy comes home at 8 or 9 and it’s completely okay. A 13 year old boy plays in the rain and it’s completely okay. But when a 15 year old girl comes at 8-9 she is bashed because it’s “dangerous”. When a 13 year old girl wishes to go play in the rain she’s “too old”, she’s “too mature” for that. So many parents tell their children to cover up,etc. but not many focus on the fact that their son is out their staring at girls chest, raping them,etc.
There has been photos of French policemen forcing a hijabi woman on the beach to remove some of her clothing. I have to first ask people to please not share her photo anymore to protect her modesty and privacy. But does that not make anyone else EXTREMELY uncomfortable?? These are armed policemen who are sworn to protect French citizens and their rights, and yet they’re forcing a woman to UNDRESS in public! Whether or not you agree with or support the hijab, that’s GOT to make anyone feel uneasy.
burn down the systems that allow systematic discrimination, actually
Up in smoke
The idea of something disappearing, or being gone
A new term I’m coining that means nothing is ever destroyed
Matter can’t be destroyed
But forgetting about it is change that people like
My political platform is burning all government documents on bad stuff and forgetting about it
Up in smoke
Book burnings are erasing the ideas that you don’t like
Out of sight, out of mind
And all you see is ash
And that is okay
Because now you can pretend there was a fire, and you put it out
And its over
My political platform is burning down the evidence of wrong
Putting out the flame
And saying that it’s done
After all, slavery ended at least a long time ago
And when the civil right movement ended officially back in 1960 something
That meant that racism ended forever
Burn the news reports of the seemingly systematic murder of trans women
Because trans people didn’t exist until Laverne Cox anyways
I remember when I ended any inclinations of lgbt activism when gay marriage was legalized
Love wins, homophobia is over
The T in lgbt was for “trodding over history in a revisionist effort to tell people their experiences weren’t that bad”
After love won, I burned my hard drive full of gay supporting memes
After the civil rights movement ended, I burned my copy of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”
But today the metaphorical and literal fires of white supremacy still burn on
And we cheer the burning of evidence as the end of it
Up in smoke is the idea that we learn history to learn from it
Rather, we burn history so we don’t have to look at the bad experiences we caused
A smokescreen blindfold
You never saw color anyways