Fun blogs about the wonderful world of books and learning!
Learn something new every day (or week)
Creating a new category is so much fun! I decided to once talk about something I’ve learnt during the week. I can’t sit there and talk about learning new things without sharing! Now some you of may be aware of these things I will be writing about, but for me and maybe some others…It may be something entirely new!
I really cannot stand TERFS, for one very big reason. You don’t need to be a Scientist to understand that trans is a REAL thing, a REAL feeling.
Feeling that you are trapped in the wrong body, is a real as being gay, having anxiety, having a learning disability, having dwarism, as real as anything on the outside, knowing you are in the right body, a real as having feelings. (As one TERF’s bio said “being a woman isn’t about feelings…Yes, it bloody well is).
With every kind of different type of person and animal on this earth, is it really such a stretch. That at some point during a fetuses development, that they’re given a body, but feel completely different in their mind? Is it REALLY that hard to understand?
Too hate on others who have nothing to do with you being sexually assault. I really do dislike that JK Rowling used being domestically abused and assaulted as an excuse to hate on transpeople. Since one had nothing to do with another.
A past hurt is never an excuse to make a current hurt for others.
As the Northern Hemisphere goes into their Summer Solstice…We, here, in the South…Are heading into our Winter Solstice.
The winter solstice, hiemal solstice or hibernal solstice, also known as midwinter, occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere.
Yule: The ancient Norsemen of Scandinavia celebrated Yule from the winter solstice through January. In recognition of the return of the sun, fathers and sons would bring home large logs, which became known as Yule logs. They would set one end of these logs on fire. Ancient Cultures viewed the Winter Solstice as a time of death and rebirth.
Some traditions hold that dark spirits walk the Earth on the Winter Solstice…So watch out tonight!
Trump supporters humanising the virus, is a weird thing to read.
It’s the only way I can explain their explanations to myself. When I say humanising, I mean, how they just seem to ignore how viruses work. How they bring up the Constitution, how they seem to have “forgotten” that the virus is not just in America. Also, how it’s all China’s fault, so Trump doesn’t have to do anything about it.
That’s not how it works. One, no one is saying China didn’t do anything wrong. Except for Republicans saying that Democrats are saying that.
The purchasing of guns, why? What, they think they can shoot at the virus? Viruses don’t care about your guns, any Constitutions. It’s a virus, in fact, they can’t care. They don’t have those abilities.
I’m going to get a bit serious here folks…Well kind of…
This is a continuation of my previous post “Social Media and Abuse”. What I want to write about it though, is in general. Rather than an actual specific problem on social media.
As I mentioned before, in theory social media is fantastic. It allows us to keep in contact with loved ones. But have we now become social MEdia? Without even meaning too?
So many times I have seen people fighting about the same thing, they’re on the same page. They argue, though, like they are opposite sides.
It’s funny that this week I decided to write about this topic, but just yesterday I was victim of it myself. I initially started this post because, right now, in Australia. It’s reconciliation week, so reconciliation between us colonisers and the Indigenous people of Australia. So, it seems like a “great” time to talk about the issues that are similiar to African Americans, like the numerous deaths of IA in police custody. Right at the beginning of it, a NSW police officer, decided that because he was a having bad day and the Indigenous teenager used “horrifying” language. It was perfectly acceptable for them to use, kick his legs out from under him, use excessive force and cracked the teens jaw on the concrete floor.
So a LOT of Australians, are talking and using the BLM hashtag. One well known family friend of ours was then harassed by a bunch of African Americans, saying that Indigenous Australians weren’t black, and that America started the BLM movement, they came up with it. How dare we ride their coat tails. Funnily enough, a lot of these African Americans were a lot of lighter than Indigenous Australians.
Yes, they’re Indigenous to Australia, but that doesn’t make them black…Just for those who follow my on Instagram, that’s what my “America Arrogance” story was about. I asked them “Who cares who started it? You’re all going through the exact same thing! Can’t we end racism, together?”
I was going to post some photos of Indigenous Australians, but you have to ask their permission. They are one of those cultures, that believe that a photo takes away part of your soul. However, if you type in Indigenous Australia. They are…actually black. In fact, the ones who love in bush and haven’t really been in contact with that much “white culture”. Are, black. Not as black as the Sudanese, but close. They actually used to be darker, but you know…white people.
So as example one above. Even though this African American, stands with BLM. We were all arguing about it? If that makes sense. We were all on literally the same page of BLM…Yet, we weren’t. Because apparently Indigenous Australians, aren’t black??? They were saying this to actual Indigenous people too, which made me, personally, angrier.
As for example two, it was myself who experienced. After that conversation, I wrote an Instagram post saying … quote for quote … “Although I know some really love Americans, America’s arrogance will be it’s downfall”. Now, 99% of the people who replied too, or who I chatted too about it. Either agreed with me, or I had a good chat with them with how lucky I was that I knew good Americans.
One person, again, whose with BLM, but white and American, said that I was being xenophobic…By saying that the downfall of Americans will be their arrogance.
It’s not a fear, I have about America. It’s (sorry) just a fact. And those two are proof that I am right. Two Americans, who think you have to do it THEIR way, or you’re wrong. Even when you are literally standing for the same thing.
Both of these happened on a social MEdia site.
Although social media is a get place to read about others thoughts and points of views. I often wonder how many of us actually READ, or do we now just read what we want. Then react? I realised I was doing this a few months ago, and it made me stop doing it. If I don’t understand something, I wont reply, until I do.
There seems to be a lot of people who not understand why a COVID19 death is a COVID19 death. My mum got a cold and her dad had emphysema. So she didn’t visit him. Because the flu could have killed him. If he didn’t have emphysema, she could have gone to visit him. Get it?
As it was he died of MRSA, as it got into his lungs. If he didn’t have emphysema. Well he wouldn’t have been in the hospital, and wouldn’t have gotten MRSA. However, MRSA is what killed him.
Even if he had gotten MRSA in a hospital from something else, if he didn’t have emphysema, he would have had a better chance of fighting it off. Get it?
Astronomy has always been something that has fascinated me, for as long as I can remember. Its usually held: Saturday between mid-April and mid-May on or just before the first quarter moon
Astronomy (from Greek: ἀστρονομία) is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It uses mathematics, physics, and chemistry in order to explain their origin and evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and comets…Wikipedia
There are two types of astronomy. Observational and theoretical astronomy. Observational astronomy uses telescopes and cameras to observe or look at the stars, galaxies and other astronomical objects.
Theoretical astronomy uses maths and computer models to explain the observations and predict what might happen.
The weather here is heading into Winter, and so it is terrible. I wont be able to see the stars, but I hope you have a look up into the stars and just wonder.
You may have even of heard of some very famous Astronomers.