i love when people complain about reddit as a whole being a collection of awful people because those people have a fundamental misunderstanding of how subreddits work and also thing reddit is something of a unique case.
There are actions which are justified and understandable.
And there are actions which are smart and effective.
There is a difference.
We cannot run our lives solely based on our feelings. Just because you feel a certain way and that drives your actions, that does not mean that your actions are automatically correct. Your feelings are not invalid, but they are not always the best guiding force. Sometimes, we must work past them.
We run our society with both our brains and our hearts. For a reason. A good reason.
If our emotional responses could excuse everything we did, we’d truly be living in hell.
The coolest thing about Hatnote Listen to Wikipedia is that it serves as a reminder of how much is out there in the world to know about and how there are so many people out there living, doing things, things that are reaching you, at the same moment.
really you shouldn’t ever tell your friend “you don’t need to count calories, you’re fine!”
if your friend expresses insecurities about their weight, then you talk through that with them. but really, reading nutritional facts is something everyone should probably be doing, including me. it’s not just for people who want to slim down. so you really shouldn’t be telling someone not to be conscious of it.
the most discouraging thing i’ve learned in recent years is that no matter how well articulated a statement is, no matter how well crafted, how solid, how foolproof-seeming it is, someone will always misunderstand it
Oppression is a deep and complicated issue and is so much more than explicit statements of hate.
Like so many people have grown so sensitive that they react aggressively to anything remotely offensive, so many people have also grown so sensitive that they react just as aggressively to the idea of people being offended.
Just because you don’t think it’s offensive doesn’t mean it’s people being randomly offended at the smallest thing
We’re not headed to a society of PC gone mad and oversensitivity. If you open your eyes and look around you, you’ll see we’re so far from it. We’re not even close to widespread tolerance or awareness, let alone being overcoddling and hypersensitivity to the most inane offense.
i did a bad thing and got into a social justice fight on facebook and i should know better but i don’t. but I liked this statement so i spliced it up for an x-post to tumblr just to share my thoughts based on what i’ve learned
you know i’m sure many other people have said this before me
but the more i think about it
why does it matter enough for you to clarify that you are straight if you support gay rights
real talk is there anyone who likes chihiro fujisaki while simultaneously thinking it’s okay to treat all men like shit and that men have no issues just because woman have it worse
if there are people like that
i’d rather not know