I am really sick of people putting racist and misogynistic stuff on their blog and only defending it with, “It’s my blog, I can post what I want.” Yes, you can post unpopular opinions, be rude, use whatever language you want. You can be critical, you can be mean. But there is no reason to be sexist, racist, heterosexist, or cissexist. It’s not edgy to post the same hateful stuff that’s been around forever. It just shows everyone what a dick you are.
White privilege is running a blogsite used by millions of people from different walks of life and never penalizing the White people who lob racist slurs in the inboxes of PoC all willy-nilly because it doesn’t “violate any of your rules”; But when White people are having their racist asses handed to them, PoC get warnings about “hate speech”. White privilege is Tumblr. Crackers.
UUUUUUUUUUUUGHHH, I NEED THESE FOODS IN MY LIFE NOW!
- Them: I don't think kids should be exposed to gay relationships.
- You: Why not?
- Them: It's introducing children to sexuality! They're too young for that!
- You: So when a prince and princess kiss in a Disney movie, are they introduced to sexuality? When the prince and the princess get married and have a child, is that introducing your child to sexuality?
- Them: NO! But if they see a man and a man, or a woman and a woman together... they're going to start asking questions! Like how a man and a man can... you know, do anything together.
- You: You think the only thing people think when they see a gay couple is "I wonder how they have sex"? Furthermore, you think a CHILD is going to even know what that means? When the prince and the princess kiss, does your 4 year old daughter ask, "mommy, how do people have intercourse"? No. She just sees two people in love. If you remember when you were a kid, you probably didn't think about sex every time you saw two people happy together.
- Them: But it'll bring up all kinds of questions, it'll confuse my child!
- You: Then be a fucking parent and explain it to your child. The only question that might be brought up is "mom, why don't you want gay people to be happy?". And when you don't have a good answer for that question, you can look your child in the eye and say "It's because I'm a bigot".
The greatest challenge in that quest is not religion but the lack of economic and social development and a dearth of perceived security, said a Gallup Poll released Monday.
“The idea that coming in with a secular liberal social program as the solution to fixing how societies view women isn’t supported by the evidence,” said Dalia Mogahed, executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies.
She said the women in the Middle East have very much the same priorities as women in America. They want to lead prosperous lives.
“The research shows that human development and overall education and economic empowerment are the most important interventions we can make to help women’s rights,” Mogahed said.
Read more or don’t, whatever.
Well, there you have it. I mean, CNN could’ve been listening to what Arab women have had to say since forever, but behold! A poll!
SOMEONE ALERT MONA ELTAHAWY AND AYAAN HIRSI ALI.