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i just like wanna kno – w the meitu controversy, how many of yall can raise ur hands & say u arent scanning thru those permissions bc its a chinese app? ???? ? the only reason u guys are upset over standard permissions (literally every app asks for these i cannot believe in the yr 2k17) is bc u think china wants to spy on u guys & u find china inherently untrustworthy.  these permissions are on every other app from facebook to google & theyre all selling ur information (i promise u !) but a chinese app does & suddenly yall are the eyes emoji?? but yeah sure i mean things like this arent indicative of sinophobia in america.

i think what amuses me most abt things like this is how little credit corporations give young internet users, in terms of their ability to scrutinize content. like, the large majority of active twitter users falls into the same generation that’s spent years avoiding scams and viruses in order to watch illegal dexter episodes on sketchy russian video sites, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Maybe, jst maybe, this sponsored tweet for a website that tells you abt how a controversial act of corporate greed & objective environmental negligence is Actually Good… maybe it’s not to be taken at face value

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DIXIE CHICKS - NOT READY TO MAKE NICE

In 2006, the Dixie Chicks released Taking the Long Way, their first album since the Bush Incident. In contrast to Home, Taking the Long Way blends more of a rock influence into the Chicks’ music. They’re still country, of course, but country with more of an edge and more of a drive than some of the trucks and fishing songs you typically heard on country radio at the time. The first half of the album is a beautiful, unapologetic response to the country music industry, with the first three songs explicitly tying into Maines’s remarks and how the country music industry reacted to and treated the Dixie Chicks in response. “The Long Way Around“ is a brash ode to not conforming, a modern “Wasn’t Born To Follow” that made direct reference to the past few years’ controversy and how the band navigated that. “Easy Silence” is a beautiful ballad about how the Chicks found solace in their loved ones in this crazy time. “Not Ready To Make Nice” is the third song on the album, the first single released, and an unapologetic FUCK YOOOOOOOOU to the country industry.

That fuck you is right there in the title. The Chicks aren’t ready to go back on their remarks and aren’t ready to make nice or apologize to the people who made their lives a living hell for the past few years. Throughout the lyrics, the Dixie Chicks stand their ground and affirm their opinions. Maines’s voice practically wails out the lyrics, letting every single emotion she’s felt about this whole incident permeate her vocals with sheer, raw emotion. This is an angry song, this is the Chicks at their most bitter. They are mad as shit about the needless nonsense they’ve been put through just for expressing their opinion. Forgive these people? Like hell. They have every right not to want to back down or play nice, as perfectly encapsulated by this one lyric, so powerfully and passionately delivered by Maines, voice practically breaking from rage at certain points:

“And how in the world can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they’d write me a letter sayin’ that I better
Shut up and sing or my life will be over”

The Dixie Chicks received death threats for that one sentence mentioned in London in 2003. For offering a simple opinion, for enacting their right to Freedom of Speech, people threatened their lives. Everybody has different opinions on this, but no matter how horrible you think a person may be, death threats are not the answer. Death threats are never the answer. The most basic rights human beings have include the right to live and, by making death threats, people are attempting to take away that right. Extra security was brought in for a few concerts because of said death threats. The FBI and Texas Rangers tried to convince the Chicks to cancel a Texas concert because of said death threat–they went ahead anyway, the concert happened without incident. What makes this especially horrid is that it was well-known at the time that the Dixie Chicks were traveling with their young children.

One more time for the people in the back: if you don’t like someone’s opinion, DON’T SEND THEM DEATH THREATS, FOR FUCK’S SAKE.

With all this boiling around, I really can’t blame the Chicks for being mad as hell and releasing this unapologetic middle finger to the country music industry as their first song.

Everybody gets to have opinions on whatever the fuck they want to. That’s a thing, that’s how opinions work.

Not every opinion gets to be equally relevant to someone else’s, just because its yours. That’s not how opinions work.

Men’s opinions on women’s experiences and issues will never be as relevant as women’s opinions on those experiences or issues.

White people’s opinions on the experiences and issues faced by PoC are not equally relevant.

And straight people’s opinions on experiences and issues faced by LGBT+ individuals do not hold the same weight WHEN SPEAKING ABOUT THOSE EXPERIENCES AND ISSUES SPECIFICALLY.

How is this controversial? How is this debatable?

Have any opinion you want. Have alllllllllllllll the opinions.

Just recognize that while your opinion on matters and issues and experiences that are directly specific to you means said opinion carries a little more weight than someone who can’t say the same….

The reverse holds true, and your opinion does not get to be weighed the same when you’re talking about something that ISN’T specific to you.

All our opinions are innately biased towards our own experiences and perceptions. This is what makes us an authority on speaking about issues that stem from things specific to us. This is what also makes us not an authority when speaking about issues that do not fall within the scope of our experiences.

Learn to tell the difference. That’s it. That’s the whole secret to Not Doing Opinions Wrong.

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never feel you need to fuck somebody in order to insulate their fragile ego!!!! if somebody tells you otherwise they’re manipulative!!! sex isn’t about including everybody!!!! it’s about having sex with who you’re sexually attracted to!!!! lesbians and gay men do not ever under any circumstances need to include the opposite sex in their sexuality!!!!!

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🔥 for the unpopular opinion meme

Woo okay so my opinion which I think is unpopular but honestly idk: I don’t really like that super popular McHanzo fic “Hang the Fool”

Don’t get me wrong, there was stuff that I liked in it (I’ve read the entire thing), like Reaper and his whole Occam’s Razor scene, and also to some extent I liked how the whole deadeye thing was written.

Overall it felt a little surreal for me, or like surreal but in an off sort of way. Keep in mind I’m a fan of surreal stuff like Welcome to Night Vale. In a similar vein of stuff in it just feeling off to me, a lot of the characterizations were that way too. Soldier: 76 was the only characterization I actually like.

I know I’m being kind of vague with this, and I don’t really want to get into the racism discourse around it, but a lot of the fic was just off to me. The entire time reading it I felt unsettled but not in a fun way (again, I’m a horror fan and enjoy being scared/unsettled) but in a “why am I reading this, it feels about 10 degrees off the mark of the Overwatch characters and canon that I know.”

I don’t outright hate it, I don’t want to engage in all the discourse around it, and I’m not trying to shit on people that did like it. I’m just not a fan.

can everyone on this hellsite just chill for like three seconds? every time i think y'all have calmed down, someone has to go and say something stupid.

people who are in a position to and yet still refuse to cut out abusers from social circles are not your friends.

very often abusers enjoy social capital and positions within social hierarchies that make it difficult to challenge them but it is not so hard to block people on social media. no matter how popular a person may be, if they are abusive they do not deserve any of the privileges they enjoy socially. if you refuse to cut out the people who have abused your friends, you are effectively choosing the abuser’s side. there can be no neutrality in a situation where someone has been abusive to another person. you are actively not protecting the victim, even simply by choosing to passively not ‘pick a side’. if the victim has successfully removed their abuser from their life but you do not follow suit, you are endangering them. anyone who doesn’t remove an abuser from social circles serves as an opening for that abuser to gain information on their victims. 

friendship groups are complicated and nuanced but you should be able to trust your friends to protect you. you should be able to ask and expect your friends to choose you over someone who has hurt you and abused you. your friends will not be okay with allowing an abuser to know about you or be near you. this is not an unreasonable expectation of standards of behaviour from your friends. it is your right to tell your friends if someone needs to be removed from your friendship group. 

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