bullied to silence

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional – Anonymous

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like – Will Rogers

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle – Albert Einstein

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing – Helen Keller

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself – Harvey Fierstein

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are – John Wooden

Dance like the photo’s not being tagged. Love like you’ve never been unfriended. Sing like nobody’s following. Share like you care. And do it all like it won’t end up on youtube! – Anonymous

I think everyone should be told they’re beautiful until they believe it – Unknown

Do or Do Not. There is no Try – Yoda

Be smart enough to hold on, be brave enough to let go. Sometimes, we need to hold onto faith while letting go of the outcome. Open your hand and hold your dreams gently, don’t try to grab them. – Unknown

Great minds think alike – Greek Proverb

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. -Eleanor Roosevelt

connorfranta: taking a moment of silence today in protest of anti-LGBTQ bullying in schools. Many who are bullied/harassed are silenced out of fear and today brings awareness to those victims. Join me and @GLSENofficial on this #DayofSilence. Only together can we advance into a future where ALL kids feel safe, celebrated and included in their schools. Hate is wrong, Love is right. ❤️💛💚💙💜


I’m honestly shocked that he still has fans at this point. 

Have none of them figured out by now that the reason why NO other YouTubers will collab with him anymore (unless they’re small and irrelevant YouTubers who literally pay him for his time) is because he’s incredibly toxic, constantly starts drama with other content creators, attacks his own fans, and threatens and reports people in order to bully them into silence? WHY DOES THIS MAN STILL HAVE A FANBASE!?

On the plus side: I discovered a new favorite content creator today! Thanks, Onision!

anonymous asked:

Marina, You're probably right about the YouTube being a shit person, but I think you shouldn't be so quick to attack laci for talking with him. I know I was a really shitty person in my early teens, but a friend of mine reached out and talked to me about how my opinions were harmful especially to her. From then on I changed my behavior and opinions. Tldr; let's watch this play out and not be so quick to vilify her. Let's wait until she does something actually problematic before attacking.

The difference is that you were a teen and these people are GROWN ASS ADULTS. These aren’t even like early 20’s adults…

I suggest you watch any number of Andy’s videos to get a sense of the type of person he is. He obsessively targets Franchesca Ramsey (who reached out privately to him recently and he twisted the conversation to pull a “gotcha” moment for his subscribers.) He’s called Fran’s white husband a “cuck” who gets off on watching her cheat on him with black dudes. He made a video saying Riley Dennis needs to go on hormones and get a boob job to be ~legitimately~ trans and then imitated spitting on and smacking her breasts. I will give certain anti-feminists quite a bit of leeway and go out of my way to speak with them privately. However, this dude is abusive and harasses people I respect and am friends with.

If you use your platform to promote this kind of behavior it 100% needs to be called out. I don’t know if you saw my posts, but me and several other people have reached out to Laci privately and her responses ranged from hypocritical and dismissive to straight up saying she doesn’t have time to address our concerns. Yet she has all the time in the world and a huge platform to kindly listen to these shitlords? Not buying it.

Andy, specifically, and the majority of people Laci is befriending regularly attack marginalized creators who speak out against social injustice. They use abusive language and slurs and send their hundreds of thousands of fans to do their bidding and bully YouTubers into submission and silence. None of this is productive and it certainly doesn’t create an open environment for respectful discourse. If Laci is comfortable promoting people whose entire livelihoods are based around this behavior, I have no qualms criticizing her for it.

it started years ago, informally, as a monthly drink between happy and rhodey; a few months after pepper started at stark industries, she was invited along to join them. years passed before anyone else came around worthy of joining their little club – pepper invited natasha, but she balked at the implication in the group’s title and refused to show up – so they stayed a party of three until tony dragged bruce into his life (bruce drinks tea instead of whiskey, but he always comes). the day rhodey met sam wilson and recognized him as a kindred spirit, he decided it didn’t matter if it was tony specifically who was at the heart of someone’s situation: a man who knows trouble helps his fellows in the same boat, a theory that eventually brings bucky barnes and (finally) natasha on board.

“welcome,” says rhodey, every third friday at an undisclosed location, “to this meeting of the ‘why am i friends with this ridiculous asshole’ society.” the room nods a weary hello.

Transwomen and vagina envy

It’s never before been so obvious how wrong Freud was. Womb and vagina envy is everywhere. These men are so fragile that they wont allow women to so much as mention their vaginas or discuss amongst ourselves the specific experience that comes along with having one. Yet they enter leftist circles and try to extort other young people to pay for unnecessary surgery to invert their dicks into a permanent surgical wound that somewhat resembles a vagina. These so called “neovaginas” are fine to talk about and celebrate. And it’s fine for transwomen to sexually fetishise females and their anatomy, but only for their own gratification.

In order to project and deflect from their delusions and envy they call us “genital fetishists” and play mental gymnastics to conclude that saying “women have vaginas” means “women are vaginas”. I remember in my lib fem days I was part of a large FB group with a few transwomen. One of them very clearly got his rocks off by posting pictures of his penis with no warning (nudity in this group was always posted in comments or under a CW). If anyone questioned the existence of a dick pic in a “feminist” group they were bullied into silence. The same transwomen eventually purchased a neovagina and of course posted even more pictures. He called his neovagina a “cunt” and posted pictures of himself masturbating, encouraging other women to do the same. This was a very liberal sex positive group, but surprise surprise, no actual woman did it.

Reddit has many examples of men expressing violent rage and jealousy over the anatomy of females, you don’t have to look too far to find them.

Women, talk about your vaginas. Talk about your periods. Make all the vagina art in the world if that’s what you want to do. Sex based oppression is real and you need a vagina to experience it. Don’t let these disturbed homophobic misogynists call you a “vagina fetishist”. Laugh in their face at the projection and absurdity of that label.

Men, your penis will never be female, no matter how many women you get chanting your false cultish mantra “transwomen are women”. You have a right to exist, a right to be gender non conforming, a right to not be discriminated against in employment, housing, education, etc. but you do NOT have a right to our space, our time, our bodies. We will persist. Every time you sexually harass us in the name of “trans activism”, more women turn radical.

The Other Red Star

(Chapter 4)

I figured I’d edit myself a cover because I was feelin’ creative and had the time so I hope you like it! :) Anyhoo here are the lovelies who wanted to be tagged: @training-wolves, @canon-is-drarry, @moonlightbae14, @procrastinatingvirgo, & a new lovely @lightsandwounds

Chapter 5 - Beverly Ann Scotts

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So my younger brother’s 10th Grade history teacher was teaching the class about the Middle East, and had a little segment on Israel. My brother asked why Palestine wasn’t included in his list of countries or on the map, and the teacher responded by saying “because Palestine doesn’t exist”.

Needless to say, this upset my brother, who has lived and grown up in Palestine and been harassed, abused, and held at gunpoint by the IDF, so my brother responded by asking him “so then what am I and where am I from, if Palestine isn’t real?” The teacher responded by laughing at him and brushing it aside and said something along the lines of “I don’t know, but Palestine isn’t real” and proceeded to tease him about it.

That same day, other students in the class teased by brother with the usual juvenile taunts of “ha ha, you don’t have a country!”, which ofc sounds incredibly stupid, but they go at it anyways.

My brother tried talking to the teacher one on one, and got nowhere. This same teacher has on occasion made various racist jokes, to which he’s added “Trump is president now, so I’m allowed to say this”.

My brother went to the principal just to make his complaint noted, and after struggling to meet with her, managed to sit down and have a conversation with her where he presented everything about his teacher to her, from his remarks on Palestine to the various other racist comments the teacher has made. 

The principals response? “It’s just his opinion, people are allowed to have opinions.” Dumbfounded, my brother asked “So if I say it’s my opinion that the US doesn’t exist, or that you’re both bad teachers, you wouldn’t be upset or offended?” The principal just kept up her oblivious charade and reiterated how it’s the teachers opinion to deny the existence of our country, people, and culture. My brother explained to her the impact that such a thing has and how it contributes to the relentless racism against Palestinians, and she didn’t bat an eyelash.

This may seem like something small to non-Palestinians, but it’s not.

To make matters worse, this school has a long history of racism, beginning with my time there as the first full graduating class. 

I had teachers who said the same thing to me, who would also go on to call me a terrorist and make horrid racist ~jokes~ in class, in front of my peers, right to my face. ~Jokes~ that were repeated by classmates outside of class, that led to physical altercations, and contributed to my miserable High School experience. And this wasn’t just a teacher or two, but several.

These same teachers who continue to teach to this day, despite numerous complaints against them.

One teacher in particular, Mr. Ronnie Oates of Frontier High School, is exceptionally bad. I’ll be writing a more complete post on him, but suffice to say that he is your typical right-wing paranoid racist lunatic ex-marine who teachers American Government. 

I have been informed by trustworthy sources that there was also a student who had her hijab ripped off by two white students who were shouting pro-Trump slogans following the election. The punishment? A slap on the hand for the students and the entire incident brushed under the rug.

I also have it on good authority that a young girl was made so uncomfortable by a particular teacher, that she ended up doing homestudy for that particular class so as to not have to deal with him. Despite this, that same teacher continues to teach.

This very same school recently had a student post an image of himself with a gun in the bathroom DURING CLASS HOURS, and while the school took care of the matter relatively quickly, no statements or warnings were issued to any students or family on campus, with students finding out through word of mouth alone that there was a gun on campus. No reassurances from campus or campus administrators.

Again, I’ll be going much more in depth with this in the future, but this just goes to show how pervasive and horrid our school system has become. Schools our out to protect their own backs instead of the backs of their students. Racism and sexual harassment are swept under the rug to prevent any sort of negative press or issues, while students and families are bullied into silence. 

This very same thing extends into upper education at universities as well, and it’s sickening and disheartening and something that I don’t see nearly enough about.

{Reaction} EXO meeting your bully.

Hello! Could you please do EXO reacting to meeting your childhood crush who used to bully you?

Note: Hello! I kind of altered your request slightly to make it so different members are meeting different kinds of bullies. Just because I thought it would make it more interesting doing it this way. I hope you don’t mind too much. Enjoy~ Fighting!

Disclaimer: I don’t own the gifs/ images used.

Main Masterlist - EXO Masterlist

Park Chanyeol

Originally posted by kkaebsooquishy

Chanyeol could see how visibly uncomfortable you were as a girl approaches you while the two of you are out shopping. He can see your shoulders tense, your hands fumble and shake as your eyes barely move away from the floor. The other girl is smirking, clearly seeing her authority over you. Chanyeol finds himself finally understanding what’s going on, and who this girl is, your bully. He clears his throat, not wanting to cause a conflict, knowing you wouldn’t like that.

Chanyeol: “Come on {y/n}, I’d like to go and look at the gaming place, are you coming?”

{y/n}: “Yeah, let’s go.”

Do Kyungsoo/ D.O.

Originally posted by mongdo

The thought of anyone bullying you makes his blood boil. How could someone so beautiful minded and intelligent be under so much hatred? When he runs into your bully outside a changing room waiting for you, he finds himself glaring at the man, knowing how disgusting and horribly he treated you.

As you stepped out of the the dressing room in a stunning outfit, the two pairs of eyes landed on you. Both were in awe at your beauty, but only one man truly had your heart. The man that used to bully you was no longer significant, and you couldn’t have feelings for him again even if you tried.

Kyungsoo: “You look beautiful Jagi.” *Glares at the bully* “You’re still here?”

Bully: “I was just-”

Kyungsoo: “Leaving? Yeah, I thought so…” *Watches him leaving with piercing eyes.*

Byun Baekhyun

Originally posted by my-luhaen

Baekhyun likes to try and stay clear of conflict and find the best in ever situation, so when you run into your childhood bully in the street one day and awkward greetings are made, Baekhyun tries to make conversation. When really he’s not particularly helping the situation.

Baekhyun: “But you were only children, so it’s not like it’s serious or-”

{y/n}: “Baekhyun, please be quiet.”

Baekhyun: “Yes, {y/n}.”

Oh Sehun

Originally posted by oh-prankster

Sehun feels your hand curl tighter around his, and when he looks down, he can see how much closer you’re standing to him, how your eyes are barely inching away from your shoes. At first, he’s confused, but then he sees the girl that basically destroyed your life in high school. The girl that crushed your self esteem, made your then boyfriend cheat on you with her, and spread any nasty lie she could to break any relationships you had with friends. Sehun felt his anger building as she had the cheek to walk over and say “hello.”

Sehun: “Can’t you see we’re busy? We don’t want to be disturbed, we’re on a date.”

Bully: “Shopping date, huh? Look honey, whatever you buy {y/n} isn’t going to improve her looks.”

Sehun: “You’re right. She’s already stunning, makes you think there’s no way she could look any better when she’s already at utter perfection. But trust me, she’ll prove you wrong every time. Each morning when I wake up and see her, she looks even more amazing than the day before.”

Bully: *Stunned silence*

Zhang Yixing/ Lay

Originally posted by laygion

When Yixing hears that you’re under verbal abuse in your education setting, he finds himself full of anger and confusion. How could anyone do such a thing to you? He leaves the house immediately to find you at school, but when he finally arrives, you’re already at the gate, talking to someone. It wasn’t until he got closer that he realised how uncomfortable you looked.

Yixing: “Yah, stop talking to my baobei like that.” *Pulls you into a hug as the bully leaves.* “I’m never going to let you get hurt Baobei, I promise.”

Kim Jongdae/ Chen

Originally posted by chenc-17

Jongdae doesn’t appreciate you getting bullied thank you very much. But since he doesn’t want to cause a lot of confrontation, he will simply stay with you for support, and interfere when you want him to. He doesn’t want you to do anything that would make you feel uncomfortable, so he would simply be there for you, and would always have a shoulder at the ready for you to cry on.

Jongdae: “Are you sure you don’t want me to talk to them?”

{y/n}: “No, I don’t”

Jongdae: “Okay Jagi, let me know if you change your mind.”

Kim Minseok/ Xiumin

Originally posted by mercuryica

Like the others, Minseok doesn’t like to fight or cause a massive conflict. But he’s not going to let you bully get away with it either. When you tell him that there’s a guy at your workplace who constantly harasses you, Minseok isn’t going to let it slide quite so easily.

Minseok: *picking you up from work, walks up to  he front desk where he sees a man talking to you while you’re looking completely uncomfortable.*

Bully: “So where’s this ‘boyfriend’ of yours? I can see-”

Minseok: “Right here. Come on {y/n}”

Bully: *Looks taken aback by Minseok’s muscles and strong demeanor. Seems to take a step back as you rush to leave with Minseok by your side.*

Huang Zitao/ Tao

Originally posted by lil-duckling

Even though Tao can be a baby panda, he can also be a martial artist expert. And with a talent as lethal as his, no one in their right mind is going to try and hurt you. He knows that you used to be bullied as a child by your crush, but he had never met this man until he had run into him with you.

Bully: “{y/n}, long time no see.”

Tao: *Clicks his knuckles*

Kim Junmyeon/ Suho

Originally posted by suhomysuho

Junmyeon has no sympathy to the man that you once loved, but treated you like nothing. When he found himself with a run in during one Sunday afternoon, he could feel his insides boiling. The man clearly realised his mistake. You looked stunning now, and were more confident after high school since Suho had treated you well enough to help you become more confident and outgoing. But that didn’t matter, even if you had changed, you were still far too good for that scumbag, and Suho wasn’t prepared to give him a single inch of forgiveness.

Bully: “So uh… how’s {y/n} doing now?”

Suho: “Yeah, she’s well… amazing, actually.”

Bully: “Do you think she’d accept an apology after all this time? I realised how shit I’d been to her. But we were just kids, right? Nothing serious. Maybe give good word for me? I’d like to take her out-”

Suho: “Thanks but no thanks, I’m dating {y/n}, and we’re pretty serious. I think you’d be doing her a favour by keeping your distance.” *salty af*

Lu Han

Originally posted by meiren-menglu

Luhan saw your shoulders tense up as a waitress approached, her eyes arrogant and her lips smirking as she finally stopped before the table. She said hello, asked {y/n} how she was and then continued to take the order. Luhan noticed how friendly the waitress was being with him, and it wasn’t until she placed a hand on his cheek that he realised who this girl was.

Luhan: “Aish, don’t do that. Can’t you see I’m here with my girlfriend? I’m not interested”

Bully: “Can’t I tempt you?” *smirking*

Luhan: “what part of ‘I’m not interested’ don’t you understand?”

Bully: *speechless at the rejection*

Kim Jongin/ Kai

Originally posted by datkaidoe

Jongin would be so frustrated when he finally found out that someone was bullying you at work. At first, he wouldn’t know what to do about it, and would probably spend a lot of time dancing and going to the gym to relieve his stress and anger. But one day, when he comes to pick you up from work, he sees the bully talking to you, and can’t stop himself as he gets out of the car to give the bully a piece of his mind.

Kai: “Yah! That’s my girlfriend you’re talking to, not a pile of shit!”

Wu Yifan/ Kris

Originally posted by toffeelad

Your bully is either very brave, or very stupid. Because really, who would want to get on the wrong side of Kris? As soon as he found out about this, he took matters into his own hands - no one is going to get away with hurting you.

Kris: *Towering over your bully* “Funny you think you can get away with this. {y/n} is smart and amazing, and if you dare to make any move to hurt her again, then it might just be the last thing you do.” *His threats are very intimidating - he won’t let the bully off lightly.*

“See how easy that was?”

“Don’t ever let anyone tell you that what you see with your own eyes isn’t happening.”

Do not be shamed or bullied into silence. Do not allow them to confuse or lie to you.

We have to be open minded to others and give people the ability to argue their case. But you also know, in your heart, what’s right and what’s wrong. Don’t let them shame that out of you.

Pride Month! 💗💛💙

I had promised to pay tribute to Priya too, so here it is.

Some people might argue that Priya is not pansexual, but bisexual. Well, as I like to highlight diversities, I took the liberty of putting that flag. Until then, Priya has not spoken in all letters about her position within the LGBT community and this is not necessarily bad.

“But, Fá, you’re talking about representation and how important it is…” yes, and Priya could represent someone who definitely doesn’t like labels or be limited to them in some way. So if it weren’t for the pride month and the fact that yes, in that case we can play with that aspect, I would not normally worry about it.

It’s okay for you not to label yourself about your sexuality or about your gender identity. After all this is a very complex and subjective subject, so I will not dwell on it.

But, really, I need to thank you Chino and Beemoov, and who has drawn Priya’s personality. Thank you for making another strong girl for mcl, thank you for teaching girls that its okay to not let someone bully them and stay in silence about it. Thank you for giving to my candy such good friend as Priya. I really wish that we had a route for her, but well, I’m still happy for her existence. Priya, thank you for be so good and fearsome, also, we all love you for who you’re with or without any label. Love is just love anyways <3

Credit for the background.

Happy Pride Month! 🌈🌈

In all honesty, I never thought I’d get here not even in a million years. My sexuality for years has always been my biggest struggle. Since my early teens I’ve always known deep down that I was bi but I denied it. Time and time again I told myself that it wasn’t really what I was feeling and it was wrong and unnatural and it made me a complete abomination to even think that. I struggled with this all the way to my young adulthood and became such a sad miserable person. My self esteem plummeted and I grew depressed and suicidal. But late last year I finally accepted that I’m bi and I couldn’t be happier. I feel that I’m actually myself and not living a lie anymore and by god it’s so relieving. I’m the happiest I’ve ever EVER been and I feel so honored to be a part of the LGBTQ community. I’m hoping this month to attend my first ever pride march and maybe at some point in the future come out to my parents but you know you just gotta take it one step at a time. Also I just want to remind everyone that one’s sexuality does not determine who they are as a person they’re still a person and the most we can do is treat each other with complete and utter kindness.
Lastly I want to add this quote that speaks so much meaning to me:
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”
Happy pride month my lovelies!! 🌈🌈🌈

In Donald Trump’s America, the mere act of reporting news unflattering to the president is held up as evidence of bias. Journalists are slandered as “enemies of the people.”

Facts that contradict Trump’s version of reality are dismissed as “fake news.” Reporters and their news organizations are “pathetic,” “very dishonest,” “failing,” and even, in one memorable turn of phrase, “a pile of garbage.”

Trump is, of course, not the first American president to whine about the news media or try to influence coverage. President George W. Bush saw the press as elitist and “slick.” President Obama’s press operation tried to exclude Fox News reporters from interviews, blocked many officials from talking to journalists and, most troubling, prosecuted more national security whistle-blowers and leakers than all previous presidents combined.

But Trump being Trump, he has escalated the traditionally adversarial relationship in demagogic and potentially dangerous ways.

Most presidents, irritated as they may have been, have continued to acknowledge — at least publicly — that an independent press plays an essential role in American democracy. They’ve recognized that while no news organization is perfect, honest reporting holds leaders and institutions accountable; that’s why a free press was singled out for protection in the 1st Amendment and why outspoken, unfettered journalism is considered a hallmark of a free country.

Trump doesn’t seem to buy it. On his very first day in office, he called journalists “among the most dishonest human beings on earth.”

Since then he has regularly condemned legitimate reporting as “fake news.” His administration has blocked mainstream news organizations, including The Times, from briefings and his secretary of State chose to travel to Asia without taking the press corps, breaking a longtime tradition.

This may seem like bizarre behavior from a man who consumes the news in print and on television so voraciously and who is in many ways a product of the media. He comes from reality TV, from talk radio with Howard Stern, from the gossip pages of the New York City tabloids, for whose columnists he was both a regular subject and a regular source.

But Trump’s strategy is pretty clear: By branding reporters as liars, he apparently hopes to discredit, disrupt or bully into silence anyone who challenges his version of reality. By undermining trust in news organizations and delegitimizing journalism and muddling the facts so that Americans no longer know who to believe, he can deny and distract and help push his administration’s far-fetched storyline.

It’s a cynical strategy, with some creepy overtones. For instance, when he calls journalists “enemies of the people,” Trump (whether he knows it or not) echoes Josef Stalin and other despots.

But it’s an effective strategy. Such attacks are politically expedient at a moment when trust in the news media is as low as it’s ever been, according to Gallup. And they’re especially resonant with Trump’s supporters, many of whom see journalists as part of the swamp that needs to be drained.

Of course, we’re not perfect. Some readers find news organizations too cynical; others say we’re too elitist. Some say we downplay important stories, or miss them altogether. Conservatives often perceive an unshakable liberal bias in the media (while critics on the left see big, corporate-owned media institutions like The Times as hopelessly centrist).

To do the best possible job, and to hold the confidence of the public in turbulent times, requires constant self-examination and evolution. Soul-searching moments — such as those that occurred after the New York Times was criticized for its coverage of the Bush administration and the Iraq war or, more recently, when the media failed to take Trump’s candidacy seriously enough in the early days of his campaign — can help us do a better job for readers. Even if we are not faultless, the news media remain an essential component in the democratic process and should not be undermined by the president.

Some critics have argued that if Trump is going to treat the news media like the “opposition party” (a phrase his senior aide Steve Bannon has used), then journalists should start acting like opponents too. But that would be a mistake. The role of an institution like the Los Angeles Times (or the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal or CNN) is to be independent and aggressive in pursuit of the truth — not to take sides. The editorial pages are the exception: Here we can and should express our opinions about Trump. But the news pages, which operate separately, should report intensively without prejudice, partiality or partisanship.

Given the very real dangers posed by this administration, we should be indefatigable in covering Trump, but shouldn’t let his bullying attitude persuade us to be anything other than objective, fair, open-minded and dogged.

The fundamentals of journalism are more important than ever. With the president of the United States launching a direct assault on the integrity of the mainstream media, news organizations, including The Times, must be courageous in our reporting and resolute in our pursuit of the truth.