discrimination is discrimination

independent.co.uk
Giles Coren says he doesn't care what his son, 4, becomes 'as long as he isn't fat'
Journalist Giles Coren has come under fire after writing that he doesn’t care what profession his son chooses - “as long as he isn’t fat.” The 48-year-old restaurant critic called his son “fat” in his latest column for Esquire, before comparing him to “a Gavin and Stacey-era James Corden.” Readers have been quick to criticize the esteemed writer, with some accusing him of fat-shaming his four-year old.

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Coren writes that he is “worried as f***” that his son, Sam, will grow up to be overweight.

“Not only because of how it will ruin his life but because of how it will reflect on me,” he says.

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What a piece of garbage. 

Actually, you know what? That’s an insult to real garbage. 

-Mod Bella

“Are you sexually attracted to only people of the opposite sex?”

Straight: yes

Gay: no

Lesbian: no

Bisexual: no

Pansexual: no

Asexual: no

“Are you romantically attracted to only people of the opposite sex?”

Straight: yes

Gay: no

Lesbian: no

Biromantic: no

Panromantic: no

Aromantic: no

Congrats, now you know why aros and aces are LGBT+. Can we stop having this discussion now.

Annoying things witches are sick of hearing

If you have asked some of these questions, or said some of these things yourself then that’s okay, just please know for future reference, most (not all) witches find them quite annoying :)

oh so you worship satan? No an extremely low percentage of witches are actually satanists but majority are not.

witchcraft isn’t real, grow up. Do I even have to explain this one?

• Why don’t you wear all black? Witches are witches, not goths.

god hates you. I thought god loves all his children?

You’re a man, you can’t be a witch! If you gender identity as male you are still a witch, the term “witch” has no gender

so you’re gay and a witch?… 🤦🏻‍♀️

you are going to summon demons and ghosts when you preform spells! Umm.. no, witches know how to cast a spell with protection and know how to not attract negative energies.

• you’re a witch? But you’re like really pretty. No unlike all the stories and fairytales, witches are not old, do not have green skin and warts on their face.

As an abled-body person, you do not get to decide what a disabled person can and can’t do.
You do not get build a world that is only suited for your needs, and then tell us it’s not your fault we can’t do something.
You do not get to blame inaccessibility on our disability.
You do not get to choose if you want to accommodate us.
You do not get to limit us just because we are disabled and “that’s the way life is.”

buzzfeed.com
Man kicked out from apartment agreement because he's gay -- and it's legal
"When I used the word boyfriend, that’s when everything turned south."
By Lauren Strapagiel

This week in British Columbia, Canada, a gay man named Caleb Gardiner was booted from the room he was renting when his landlord found out he was gay – and based on the nondiscrimination law there, it’s completely legal. 

Gardiner had been renting a room in a shared space where the renter indicated that there would be an additional charge if someone stayed over. Gardiner let the woman know that his boyfriend would be staying over so he could pay the fee, and she told him to find another place. 

If you guys are gay, I cannot allow this to happen in my house. Pls don’t bring your boyfriend to sleepover in my house,” the renter, identified as Jenny, told Gardiner over text message. “If you insist to do so, I would refund you all your money & please leave tomorrow, & find somewhere to stay.” 

The renter said she is a Christian and that their relationship is “totally against God’s will. I don’t want this thing in my house at all.” […]

Although it is illegal to discriminate against tenants based on their sexual orientation when renting out a whole place, that doesn’t apply in shared spaces, such as when someone is just renting a bedroom.

According to Section 10 of BC’s Human Rights Code, if “sleeping, bathroom or cooking facilities” are shared, renters can discriminate however they wish.

Maybe don’t post a public listing if you’re going to turn people away for being gay. That’s all there is to it. 

Black people in ancient Rome were not discriminated against because of their skin color or physical features. They were not excluded from any profession, and there was no stigma attached to mixed race relationships. Classical writers did not associate social status or degree of humanity with skin color.

not to get sappy but the fact that taeyong’s dance teacher told him he’d never make it and taeyong himself admitted that the only reason he can dance now is purely out of hard work and not natural ability just proves that…. we can do it too. taeyong is such a good leader not only for nct but for nctzens. he’s a role model. he’s showing us that hard work really does matter and that you can do anything you want as long as you never give up and try your hardest. be kind. work hard. take care of others and take care of yourself. never stop chasing your dreams. don’t give up on yourself. believe in yourselves, my fellow nctzens ily ♥️

independent.co.uk
Donald Trump to be first president to speak at anti-LGBTQ hate group's event
Donald Trump is to address the annual conference of an anti-LGBT group which has been classified as a hate group.

Donald Trump is adding another terrible “first” to his list today. The president is speaking at the Values Voter Summit in D.C., the annual conference held by the extremely anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council. 

He’s the first sitting president ever to address the conference. He spoke there last year as a candidate, but now that he’s president, there’s even more weight added to his presence there. 

The Family Research Council opposes and actively lobbies against equal rights for LGBT persons. The conservative Christian group campaigns against same-sex marriage, same-sex civil unions, LGBT adoption, abortion, embryonic stem-cell research, pornography and divorce. 

Every year the conference sparks controversy for its choice of speakers and in 2010 the Southern Poverty Law Centre, a legal advocacy organisation which specialise in civil rights, went so far as to classify the Family Research Council as an anti-gay hate group.

Richard Cohen, the president of the Southern Poverty Law Centre, condemned President Trump’s decision to address the event.

“By appearing at the Values Voter Summit, President Trump is lending the legitimacy of his office to a hate group that relentlessly demonizes LGBT people and works to deny them of their equal rights,“ he told The Independent.

Hate is not a family value. This is despicable. He is despicable. 

One of the worst parts of Project Runway, in my opinion, is when they work with “plus size” models (even ones who aren’t actually that big- say, size 8 or so) and complain about how the model’s bodies are so awful, problematic, and inconvenient for them.

Sorry to have to tell you this, but if you only know how to dress for one very specific, and quite frankly rare, type of body, you suck at fashion design.

There are millions of types of bodies out there. If you want to design clothes, you should be able to design for a variety of people, not just extra-skinny, super tall women with no boobs. 

Short women, fat women, curvy women, big busted women, women of unique or uneven proportions, women of all shapes and sizes, deserve to feel attractive too. They deserve nice clothes too.

And if you can’t figure out how to design for someone who isn’t a model, the problem isn’t her body. It’s you.

Sewing is not an easy thing and I have to give props to people who can. I understand it’s a challenge and I do think it takes a lot of skill and talent to do what these people do.

But you know what? Hard or not, they could learn how to design for bigger bodies if they wanted. They have the skill, the time, the money. Instead, they just attack women for their bodies and make people feel bad for their size.

Most of these people have had training. They’ve had time to practice, to work with different kinds of women, to style different types of bodies. Many just flat-out refuse. Fashion designers need to be held accountable for that; they need to know how what they are doing hurts people, how it affects people, how it makes women feel and what it makes them do to their bodies. The pressure to change your body to fit your clothes is huge, but it’s really your clothes that should fit your body. Designers really don’t get that, and that’s a problem.

Listen. Plus-sized women, fat women, curvy women… they aren’t inferior. They aren’t flawed or broken or lesser than thin women. They aren’t “wrong bodied” or “problem sized.” They’re just normal people and they don’t deserve to be treated like issues just because they don’t look like a dress form. So instead of complaining that it’s “too hard” to work with a fatter model, how about you actually fucking try? And if you can’t do it, you don’t deserve to be on Project Runway. 

-Mod Bella

Why am I not fucking surprised they flagged my Life Is Strange videos?

Hey did you know you can’t say gay or lesbian on Youtube? Did you also know that if your video is flagged with that yellow icon called “limited or no ads” then your video isn’t even shown on the site???? Like purposefully not in recommended and sometimes not even in the subscription box so your subscribers can watch it????

Did you also know It takes a fucking week or more to fix? But they’ll only fix it if you reach 1,000 views in 28 days! 

Fuck this website. I can’t even’t be fucking excited about this game on Youtube because once I mention gay shit they flag me.

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Oh what’s that? I’m over reacting?? I’m making a big deal about nothing?

THEY FUCKING FLAGGED MORE OF IT.

if you think I’m joking or making a big deal, you bet your fucking ass I will. Every time I upload a video containing LGBTQ+ content, this happens. While yes my other videos get flagged when there isn’t any LGBTQ+ content, but not as fast. Just to clarify, I don’t have copyright musice (that doesn’t effect this limited state, it’s more if you’re video is advertiser friendly)

Youtube doesn’t want “controversial” videos. And for some reason that also includes LGBTQ+ content. I understand an AI isn’t going to learn that right away, but this system has been flagging LGBTQ+ content ever since it started back around in April. Which means whoever made the AI system place keywords to look for. And placed LGBTQ+ words at a default…. AI change over time, but they need a default to go off of first. 

Worst part? Youtube hasn’t fixed it yet. They’re saying if you say/use the words “lesbian” or “gay” it’s like a porn term. It’s not. These are terms for people, REAL PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF

And when people say “stop saying it’s only about the gay community it happens to everyone on the site” I fucking know that because it’s effecting my entire channel, along with my friends who do Youtube, and people who I watch on this site. I’m making this a big deal because it should be, and if Youtube fixes it because of this then it will fix the entire thing for EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN FALSELY FLAGGED.