This is the problem with society today. It USED to be common that if you don’t understand something, you shut up and learn. It’s called having good listening skills. These days people will admit they don’t understand something, but it’s everybody else whose the idiot for you not understanding.
A quick break down.
Birthing person, pregnant person – Is inclusive language. It pretty much includes people who are not women, but are pregnant, so trans men. Birthing person can also include women who are pregnant, but will not be keeping the child after (for what ever reasons).
One of the reasons I don’t block people straight up (unless they are particularly horrible) is because, unlike Joe Rogan, I am willing to hear “bad things” about myself. Because you know, I might actually learn something. Of course getting the clown emoji has happened to myself so many times, I always ask why now. Personally, I don’t think they actually know why, they just react.
But, what’s makes me different to someone like Joe Rogan and Tucker Carlson, who don’t listen to criticism about themselves. You don’t learn, and you compound it by only surrounding yourself with people who only agree with you. Well there’s no hope for you.
That’s what an echo chamber is. You surround yourself with only people who tell you how are fantastic you are and never question you.
This is what happens on Facebook and Twitter a lot.
Like take for example the trans community. Pretty much every “first world country” cept the UK Government, and Texas. The majority of woman support trans women. It’s hard to see that with Johnson, or the BBC etc. But every single time something important comes out, women support them. It’s the men who don’t. So when I see a bigot say that FEMALE Prime Minister’s are pandering to men, ask them “How is she pandering to men, when men don’t support trans people”?
I don’t know about you all, I find that not agreeing with men, isn’t very “pandering” to them, lol.
I feel terrible! I’ve been so wrapped up in myself lately, that Black History Month has just flown straight over my head. In the US and Canada, this happens in February, and in the UK and Ireland, it takes place in October. I would love to have on Australia, I just don’t think Australia is ready for that though =/
So for the rest of the month, I am going to make mentions throughout. This post is mainly about how you can support Black History Month, and I will probably repeat it in October. However, for this month, I am going to focus on America’s Black History.
We’re all here to read, learn and create. So I am hoping that you will help me learn throughout this month as well. If you feel I am over stepping my place, please let me know. Just as I am not trans, am I also not a person of colour, so please, let me know if and where I might be going wrong. I want to do this as respectfully as I can.
1. Support Black-Owned Businesses:
2. Learn About Noteworthy Black Figures and Their Contributions:
3. Donate to Charities That Support Anti-Racism Equity and Equality:
4. Purchase, Read, and Share Books by Black Authors:
5. Support and Learn About Black Women:
6. Listen to or Read “The 1619 Project” by the New York Times:
7. Participate in Online Events:
8. Attend Virtual Black History Month Celebrations:
At the moment, the US, is still very much in the COVID pandemic. So the more you/we can do at home, the better.
The creation of the month-long celebration stems back to 1915, when noted historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson created a themed week to honor Black history. In 1976, February was officially recognised as Black History Month, which over time graduated from being nationally celebrated to globally like it is in current day.
I wanted to start this off with something fun! What could be more fun, than dolls! This for the young ones, or the collectors or the “child at heart”. For boys and girls! But that will be my next post =D
What a beautiful woman, there’s so much beauty in those eyes ❤
I have learnt to appreciate a LOT with my weekend at my Grans.
Anyway, apart from that and after the horrible first day. The next few days were alright. Mainly because, and I don’t know why we didn’t think of it before. We wrote notes to my Gran, letting her know where I was sleeping, the dates that I’m here too and the days and dates that my Aunt and my Mum were going to be here too.
I felt HORRIBLE that first day, and I think that I upset the routine, and I never truly recovered from that day, for the rest of the week. My stomach hurt the whole time, which is a tad annoying when your family lives near a beach town. I had all these plans, and they went “poof”.
However, I LEARNT a lot.
My Gran was probably the most influential person in my life, I learnt my Reiki and Tarot cards from her. She was a library manager, and surrounded all her grand children with books and plays and musicals. On my Mums side in particular, we have a pretty amazing family. We’re all different, but we get on really well. Like I would say my Mum’s family are probably my best friends.
So seeing my Gran just make up story after story. Which I don’t even know if you can say that, because to her, it’s the truth. She’s not “lying”, because in her mind, that all actually happened. Which is what makes going out in public, really awkward sometimes. Because she’s a local, living in a small town, and if you knew her, but not as well as her family does, you’d think nothing was wrong, she is still very articulate. She was introducing me as her grand daughter (correct), but saying to people that I had flown over. Which I have lived in this state my whole life, but also in Australia, most of the borders are closed to other states, because of COVID.
What I learnt over the past few days is just how important family is. Especially when one member is really ill. My Gran gave so much too her community, and between my Aunt, mother and I, we’re the only ones who really communicate with her. We all have a story of a “life long friend or family friend” ring her up, only to discover when we are there, they hang up. Not to be heard from again. Which has made me angry, because a LOT, if not all of her friends are now friends with each other BECAUSE OF HER.
I just hope they’re not treated the same way.
So, sorry about the story, haha. What I learnt is probably the best lesson my Gran has actually been trying to teach me my whole life “Don’t waste time. Live Your Life, and as long as it doesn’t harm you or others, life threateningly … Just Do It!”
So, it’s about half way through the year and a little later in the day I write about what I have learnt during this month of Pride. What I would like to hear about though, we are pretty much through at least half way through the year (can you believe it!) Have you learnt anything during this year, so far? And if you have, would you like to share what that is?
It can be about yourself, it can be about the world. It can be something that you think is teachable. For myself, I’ve learnt to actually read someone’s profile before I respond to them on social media. I have learnt, you kind of get a idea of where that person is coming from.
A lot of the times, they are just a idiot, repeating the same bigotry mantras’. But at least I learnt that before getting into a endless “debate” of them being in bad faith. It has actually saved me a lot of time, and I’ve saved a lot of words, time and mental health.
If I put the shampoo and the conditioner in my hair at the same time, I cut my shower in half =D Instead of shampoo in for five minutes, rinse. Conditioner,5 minutes, rinse. Do it at the same time!
I adore my friendships with my ex’s. I feel like if you’ve ended up in an ex relationships, because it just wasn’t working. Treasure those friendships. They’re unusual friendships, because of the romantic past, you know things about each other and have been through some things together. You know where you’re both coming from.
I learnt about ‘Impostor Syndrome’ this year. Not for myself, but it really did come up a lot this year.
Halal Birds are actually killed kinder than Westerners. The birds are not allowed to see the knife/blade, they sharpen it every time and they say a pray. Whereas Westerners don’t say a pray, grab them by their legs, don’t care if they see the blade.
How someone can know you for your entire life, but not know you.
Sometimes blocking people is the most grown up thing to do.
How much I know more about America than some Americans,lol.
I think chamomile tablets actually seem to work for me.
Love on the Spectrum is the best television show, if you can, check it out!
Creole means – are ethnic groups which originated during the colonial era from racial mixing mainly between Africans as well as some other people born in the colonies, such as Europeans and sometimes South Asian and Native American peoples; … Go Beyonce!
Handwriting these days it’s extremely hard to do when you can’t even remember that last time you wrote a letter.
There’s this thing where people crack open a little bit of beer, and put the can in a chickens bottom! It’s a good marination, apparently.
Christmas Beetles…Fly! I had no idea!lol
I love how some songs you find can relate to all sorts of relationships, not just romantic
So I was having a conversation with some people, from both “sides”. About a Muslim woman who had her Habib removed, and how much this has traumatised her. Now when I say “conversation” I mean one person said that this Muslim women was over reacting and she was doing a disservice to people who have experience actual trauma. Then proceeded to call us wackos, because we said “How would she know what’s traumtising to another human being”. We were apparently the wackos because we don’t have super human abilities to detect if a complete stranger is traumatised or not.
Then she’s not a bigot, because she knows people from different cultures and has mixed race children. Then proceeded to like a comment from an actual wacko, who was saying that Subway wont serve pork anymore because Muslims “made them”. Then we had people who work at Subway say that’s wrong, but of course she didn’t like those then. Then when someone said she must be a Trump supporter, she said she can’t be because she’s Canadian. Like other people from other countries aren’t Trump supporters.
Then someone was claiming that Christianity was not trying too take over American Laws. They asked use to prove by saying that show a Law where the word God or Jesus was in it. So I mentioned the recent abortion Laws. Where if you have an Abortion, you can be charged with murder, as the Representative signed it into Law. She said and I quote “This is God’ Will”. They can’t actually have something like “Gods Abortion Law” But we all know what she means by Gods will…She didn’t say “Allahs Will” now, did she?
The post that I made yesterday, I was going to post it today instead. I’m not exactly sure how I got them confused, but this felt like an appropriate Blog to write. It was an odd weekend, I actually woke up with a headache this morning. I very rarely get headaches.
So this weekend, I learnt:
That Folau is an idiot and no one should have ever listened to him to begin with. You know what irritates me about what Folau said…Other than everything? Australia legalised same sex marriage two years ago…Isn’t it more likely God is angry that we keep voting climate change deniers to lead? When they destroy the Earth that God created? Leaders who bully teenage kids who want just want to save the planet that God created? I mean common sense says, that’s more likely? If God is everywhere and sees everything…Why not two years ago? Is that because #lovewins but destroying the planet for money, isn’t love?
Saying that we should pay not pay anymore attention to Kanye West either. Just another “False Christian”.
That apparently there is a research topic going on as to why Trump supporters have no problem with Trumps lying. Let’s be honest, has there ever been a leader like Trump before? Whose such a pathological liar? : LAMag – Trump Lies Research
I cannot believe that I forgot to mention this to pretty much everyone, except for my partner.
I started an online course to do health administration. Which are the receptionist/front desk people at General Practices, Dentist, etc. I am honestly, excited to be doing it. I am already learning the differences between viruses, bacteria, pathogens etc. I started at the beginning of this week (online, so I can keep working) I’ve already passed one test and I handed up my first assignment today.
It has been really nice learning something again. I think that learning is just something I’ll be doing for the rest of my life. Learning and Studying. I’ve been trying to get into courses on how to start your own business, but they are just all so expensive! I’ve been finding with this online course, I can keep working, learn and hopefully get myself something more permanent.