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This page/category I have created after I filled a diary full of just one liner thoughts. Once a week I will share one of my one-liners. This category is a bit different from my “Random Thoughts” page as with my random thoughts they can go on a bit.
My mum asked me the other day, if the TERFs had a problem that I was mainly “picking” on women all the time? You know like Rowling, Duffield, Cherry, MTG. THOSE women.
I have to admit, I do. For one reason only. These are the same women who say that it’s only men who are abusive, men who are threatening. Women are better and we’re these little vulnerable little creatures that can’t take care of themselves against a man.
At the exact time, when they’re claiming that women are better and kinder than men, while doing exactly what toxic men do.
If women are better than men, then why do exactly what you say toxic men do?
Whenever you want to point out that you better than someone else, you don’t then turn around and do exactly what they do.
A lot of these particular women are doing what they and themselves, say not to do.
So no, it’s isn’t all women, and it isn’t all men. When it is though, we have to call them out on it.
I am currently binge watching season 3 in Pose. 15 minutes in and I am bawling and loving it all over again. For those who don’t know (and I don’t know how you don’t know ~.^)
Pose (stylized as POSE) is an American drama television series about New York City’s African-American and Latino LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming drag ball culture scene in the 1980s, early 1990s in the second season, and the mid-to-late 1990s in the third season. It’s one of the first television series, to be mostly with trans gender actors and staff. It’s amazing!
In 24 hours though, I’ve kept being reminded of the little kindnesses that can make someone’s day.
The first episode of season 3 Pose, is about the family come back together to watch O.J. Simpson on the run. I love the POSE family, haha.
Watching American Republicans, how they’ve treated the Officers that were protecting Government Officials. How they’ve treated January the 6th, in general, where people actually died. The majority of who were Trump Supporters. Which such “blindness” (I am going to have to think of a better word).
That Republicans don’t even care about other Republicans, let alone anyone else.
I can’t help but think that the once great self-proclaimed “Christian Country”, isn’t that Christian after all. Sadly.
However, maybe it is time to give it back to the native peoples!
It might even be time to look at “getting rid” of the two party system.
Just a random list of terms that bigots like to use to gaslight and upset people.
The one in the heading “fake news” – There’s either the truth or a lie.
Which brings me too “alternative facts”. – No such thing as a “alternative fact”. It is or isn’t.
“Biological Sex is real” Now this one is a little more complicated. This is generally used as a way to say there are only two sexes.
Some people call the sex we’re assigned at birth “biological sex.” But this term doesn’t fully capture the complex biological, anatomical, and chromosomal variations that can occur. Having only two options (biological male or biological female) might not describe what’s going on inside a person’s body.
Planned Parenthood – sex-gender-identity
The best term to use, is “assigned sex” at birth.
A lot of people say “Science”, but what they mean is Twitter Science. The thing with Science is, because Science is about learning and exploring too. Science is never “really” set. I find that a lot of people who say, and are being bigots “It’s just Science” It’s actually not.
“They’re just words” Then why is it when people use words they don’t like, it’s harmful, it abuse. When they do it it’s always “just words”. Whenever someone says “They’re just words, they have no impact”. I point them in the direction of the Jan 6th insurrection, where the majority of those who died, were Trump Supporters. I also remind them that the Nazi’s didn’t start with the gas chambers, they also started with words. It’s called propaganda.
Whatterms have you heard of, that don’t actually mean what the person says they do, or they the person saying it doesn’t see their own projection of those words?
There was a day last week, that literally numbed and exploded my mind at the same time.
On one day, I saw Americans talking about how ridiculous Republicans are with their “pro-the-blue” and yet, at the same time, ignore the police and security who were harmed and injured and killed during Jan 6th. At the same time I saw transphobic women, “standing with” another transphobic woman, where the public are being asked for her to be sacked, because she keeps like a violent man’s tweets. Yet, at the same time saying how they’re all for Women’s Rights.
It was really bizarre, to the similarities between the two groups, at once.
And how they don’t see it, blows my mind.
Both groups not only stand with other people’s horrific behaviour in their own group, but deny it, lie about it and then hide behind the Constitution or Women’s Rights.
Does anyone know if Thursday has a “theme”? Like there’s Hump Day on Wednesday, numerous names for Friday and Monday. Are there any names for Tuesday and Thursday?
Yesterday was a long day, and it all started with a text message to my partner letting him know he may have be exposed to COVID, only 24 hours AFTER our 7 day lockdown has finished. He may have been exposed too it a couple of weeks, I was with him through the whole lockdown, and then went back to mine and my Mums. So she had to get tested too, because I had gone back for ONE NIGHT! -.- I can say though, it didn’t really hurt, it was more of a uncomfortable tickle.
It also meant though, I had to sit in a car. Now, anyone whose being reading my blog for a little while now. Will know that I have anxieties being in a car, especially for a long time and especially since you’re not allowed out of your cars when you go through a drive way testing center. I was on high alert, before we even got there. I had all my anxiety tools ready to go.
We pretty much were in and out. My mum thinks it’s because we got it done close to our home instead, and it’s not, what’s called a “hotspot”. So ALL that anxiety for nothing. I was telling my Mum, it’s horrible, lol
It didn’t help either that, my mum is terrible in the car with me, always asking “How are you doing” and my partner knew what she would do, but he decided to take his own car.
Not mentioning that Aunt Flow was knocking at the door, letting me know that she is “coming”.
The whole day I was worried, even though I was 99% sure we were all going to be negative. There’s still that 1%
Later we were all to stressed out to cook, so we got Uber Eats. I still can’t believe what happened there! First we accepted that our driver, had to take another order. Annoying, sure, but we love the food, so not hugely “problematic”. When we finally got it, we realised why they took so long to get to us. Instead of going back, the driver kept going to our place … WITH THE WRONG ORDER! Considering our meal was full of meat, and the meals we got was vegetarian. The driver probably took a while, because the other people yelled at him. When my partner rang the driver, my partner only said and I quote “I think you’ve given us the wrong order” and the driver started yelling at him! Told him it was my partners problem. Most drivers here, if somethings gone wrong, are happy to fix their mistake. The guy even said “I came to the door and had a conversation with you”
My partner told him how we got tested for COVID today and said “Are you saying I come out and had a conversation with you”? The other funny thing was, I was the one who actually came out to get the meal, which was left on the door step. Where it should have been, but I had no conversations with anyone. I wouldn’t, we just got tested for COVID, lol
Too round out the evening my partner got his test results back last night, but I didn’t until after everyone else could have gone to work this morning =/
You all should have seen my brain last night, I even forgot to have my cup of chamomile tea before bed!
Again, if Ms Potter had been living she would have been 155 today. So, the chances of her being so here, are limited. However that’s not the point.
We can celebrate probably the most well known Children’s Author (that didn’t turn into a complete raving lunatic).
When I was a littler, in my younger years, I did ballet. We did a Beatrix Ballet Concert, and I was Mrs Tittlemouse and I was very good, may I say. I was very proper and lady like =D
I don’t have a favourite or most disliked Potter character. I do though find Peter Rabbit overrated, lol. There are so many good characters in Potter’s world. Just ignore the whole “Potter was the JKRowling of her day” Ugh.
I was just thinking over the last couple of days, I don’t think that many from my generation 40 and below, have ever really had to protest before. I think of the protests that we’ve had over the years, I wonder if part of the reason why they don’t seem so effective is because we just don’t know how to.
Then again, I also think we live in a different state of the world. The last “great” protest I’m thinking of, are those against the Vietnam War, but then again, a lot of them protested against the soldiers, just doing their jobs and not necessarily the war themselves.
Before that was maybe Martin Luther King Jr and that Civil Rights March. Which is probably the most “famous” of them all. However, I am sure for different people, there are “great” protests that I am not even aware of.
I can’t help but think, we protest these days, because stupid people and “deaf” politicians, just are not listening to the Science, the Health or Medical professionals. We’re not protesting, because of the Government being wrong. We protest because they wont listen. Protests are done to make people feel uncomfortable, which some do. At the vigil for Sarah Everard, there were quiet a few signs that said “TERFs’ not welcomed here”. The TERFs were not happy, lol.
There must be a in-between that my generation is just missing out on?
Like, if the stupid politicians, and the bigots have social media to echo themselves. They’re not going to listen to a protest. Even though most, if not all, the time. The “lefties” and the “liberal bleeding hearts” always out-number the bigots.
We are the generation that need to come up with a new way to protest. Show the numbers, march, but show them on social media too. Start “hitting” those bigots mid way through their echo. Sometimes protesting on social media does actually work. As an example, a lot of businesses these days will listen to the people saying they wont buy from their business, as their advertisements come up on, say, Fox News. There a few twitter accounts, dedicated to letting the general public know which advertisers are advertising where.
I have no idea where you’d start with that though!lol
Really, age SHOULD change who you are. If you’re not changing, it means either you’re dead. OR you’ve had had a close mind your whole life. I wouldn’t be surprised to find that the majority of TERFs, if not all, have been Karen’s all their lives. Change is a sign of a open mind.
You cannot change without a open mind, and you cannot have a open mind if you never change.