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).
I am pretty over being told that I have to be polite to bigots, and people who for two years now don’t care if I die, or anyone I love or like dies either. You know when I see someone say that now, I ask “how’s it going for you”?
Look, if I think someone is talking to me in good faith, I can’t be pleasant enough. Facts are these days with the lack of accountability, people just don’t care. The people who do care, already do care. There’s a saying that when some people I talk too, who already “get it”. You say that you’re “preaching to the converted”.
I just recently got someone kicked off of Twitter for saying and I quote “they hope attacks against trans people increases”. Does that sound like someone whose going to change their mind if I’m polite too them? How does someone like exist on Twitter? Because until that day, I didn’t know they existed. =D
There’s a lot of people who ask me why an Aunts family keep doing what they do. It’s simple, no one SAYS anything too them. Every time my mum comes back from a night with them. She always says “they’re so weird and stupid and wrong” and I ask her “Well what did you say to them”.
Nothing…Again, but yet people cannot figure out WHY my Aunts family is so weird and stupid and always wrong. You don’t need to be a Scientist to figure that one out. Why would they think they’re weird and stupid and always wrong, when everyone treats them like their right. That’s just stupid, lol
Now I am very aware of when I should not be on Twitter. I listen to myself, but I don’t think everyone does this. There are lot of people on Twitter who probably need Therapy, not Twitter. The problem with a place like Twitter and Facebook is that a lot of people are bored, and it is extremely quick to scroll and to get instant satisfaction to get see your point of view being presented.
So why don’t people realise this?
I was inspired to read this post after writing a post about how embarrassing some white women are when it comes to being TERFs. Well, a TERF quote tweeted me and said that I was being racist (by calling them uppity) but also mentioned Meghan Markle? Not a in a good light. I was initially confused because the tweet I responded too didn’t mention MM, and neither did I.
My brain in that moment…
So 2020 hit us all in different way, but I would like to know. How many of you questioned something, you’d never thought of before BECAUSE of 2020. As an not an example, what makes right wingers *things*. More things like, as a example. In my state in Australia, we went into a 6 day lockdown, strict, literally only essentials opened. So hospitals, supermarkets. I can’t remember if the local GP’s had to shut down too. However, it only ever ended up being 3 days, I think? The person lied essentially.
One of the places that were opened before, but not during this 6 day lockdown were our local and big named company alcohol shops. During the 6 day lockdown they were deemed to be not essential, and places sold out! It made me wonder “How reliant is our society on alcohol?” Most people have at least one thing in their fridge or you know bourbon or rum in their cupboards. It was only going to be for six day, only one person was allowed to go to the shops, and you most definitely were not allowed to have others over.
6 days, that was going to be it.
Then I saw someone I follow on Twitter, say that her and her husbands goal for the year, was too ONLY drink alcohol on the weekends, and not during the week. They were worried! Sometimes I’ll have a glass of something during the week, but not ALL the time, and not every week. Where it becomes a problem, that I don’t know what other non-alcohol beverages there are, lol.
And what is it with people who are “not into water” How can someone not *be* into water? Unless you’re allergic or something.
Share Your World, 28/01/19
- Are you thin or thick skinned? Are you easily offended or tend to let it just roll off your back like a duck does with water? I used to get really upset and hold it in and became offended easily. Now, not so much. I can’t really afford to do that anymore. I’ve learnt whose there for me and that’s the important thing. I got called a Charlie today,lol…Meaning I’m like a Jack Russell, I seem all cute, little and sweet, but when something makes me mad…I go. Charlie because that’s what they think most Jack Russell’s are called,lol. I can accept that,lol
- How important are morals in a healthy society? What are the most important morals for citizens to have? (Credit to Rory for this question) There are a few (I think):
Respect and Dignity for others.
- What will your epitaph be? It’d have to be “I’ll be fine”. I have said that my whole life. Even when I’m not, I say I’ll be fine, because generally, I am. I am still here and I am “fine”. Everything will work out fine.
- (I don’t admire either/or questions much, which is why you won’t see ‘em often. Today is an exception) French toast, pancakes or waffles? Can I have all three at once? =D If I had to choose though:
- What were you grateful for this past week? Getting more work shifts! It’s been horrible, every day up until my shifts. Every time I signed into my work email, someone else wasn’t going to be there. Which I am honestly surprised by, because usually at this busy time of the year, people can’t have a whole week off. If I wasn’t making good money from this, I’d be so annoyed. But I am really struggling to keep my finances in order. At the moment I feel like I maybe the only one at work and that’s not good,lol. So if I’ve seemed quieter this week, it’s because I am over tired.
*Just to warn…This is a bit of a “trigger” topic, please read with care <3*
I was reading Tweets yesterday about the various of groups of people who helped fight with our ANZAC Troops. One group being Muslim soldiers…Oh the controversy…There was one Tweet that sound ridiculous to me though. Where a “man” asked if the Muslim woman condoned the rape and beating of women
Now this is why it struck me…
No, the woman did not condone that behaviour…BUT…I find it slightly hilarious that this seems to be the biggest excuse why Muslims are “bad people”…I’m sorry, Us as a Western Society are so great at not raping and beating our women? Us, as a Western Society, are great at protecting at these women and also our gay community? Brock Turner anyone? Or how great we are at protecting people who are innocent? How great we are at protecting Women’s Health because it doesn’t sit well with a certain group of people? Planned Parenthood Defunded (So much for the “Land of the Free”)… I wonder how many times this guy has called a woman a liar as soon as she said “Rape” … Or condemned someone for staying with an abusive partner?
I think some people need to seriously sit down and have a long hard look at themselves before they start condemning another country, because really, are we that far off?
Also if you are affected by any of the issues please contact the following helplines:
SASS – Sexual Assault Support Services (Australia-National Helplines) (2015)
RAINN – Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (United States Directory) (2016)
So I found this series of pictures/memes on Facebook’s page Disney Memes (there’s a couple of these pages). Beauty and the Beast is probably my favourite Disney movie, but Lion King is a very close second. When I first watched the movie I was not aware of the whole history behind it, other than I got what it felt like not to fit in, like Belle. I recently wrote a post about how two people can the exact same thing and yet get treated completely differently (Find it here: Peas in a Pod)
These pictures are definitely an extension of that. Just recently for example, I had my 30th a couple of years ago and lot of people didn’t show up…Their reason? “We don’t dress up” Yet, just a couple of weeks this other person threw a costume party and ALL the people that used the excuse to me they weren’t coming to mine, went to this one AND dressed up. Still to my face are calling me a “friend”.
This group was probably the main reason I wanted to give up, not necessarily kill myself or anything, but becoming a Hermit was definitely a reality for me. I definitely like a monster and true friend would never make you feel like that. Belle has always been my favourite Disney princess because I can totally relate to her reality. I get called beautiful a lot and yet, have never fit in.
I just found out that not only is it Good Friday, but every 25th of March is http://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/tolkien-reading-day-2016/ and according to the “The Tolkien Society” there is a theme every year, and this years theme is “Life, Death and Immortality”
So what will you be reading today? Also excuse me for a looking a little “Witchy” (also I apologise for the URL link stuff up, I’m not sure what’s happening there).
In the past I have Blogged a couple of posts regarding a Facebook page called 1000 Voices for Compassion and on the 20th of each month there is a challenge and people write Blog topic based on the topic for that month. In the month of the May the topics “Connection” including reconnection and reconciliation.
So I will literally just write down whatever came to mind when I thought of the word “Connection”.
Connection Prompts For our May Link-up
I think that is a really interesting topic because I find that as a general society rule we are less connected than ever before. Yet we have all these tools to help us communicate well and efficiently and yet as I have said before we have more of a society that wants to be “right” instead of discussing and talking with one another. You watch people (especially with Twitter) who bully and send death threats to people that they don’t even know. When did this become okay? Why has this become such a problem? How can someone be so disconnected that threatening and telling people that should “go and kill” themselves, became acceptable?
I have watched many “fights” on Facebook. You have many people who will literally write “who cares”. How poignant is that?! Clearly not them (that is a whole other topic though on people who want to write “who cares” and “this isn’t news” instead of scrolling past the topic). I have asked people on Facebook directly why they felt the need to write that statement, why didn’t they just scroll past and get on with their day. Why do they think what they like is so much more and better than other? Yet, when people ask them, they get really upset?
Have we lost the connection with what is really important, how can we get it back, whose to blame, is there one area to blame or is it just everything these days? Have we lost the connection with the earth, the planet, our basic simple ways. Have we become to diverse to be able to really handle and accept the differences in others? Are we not ready to CONNECT with the other different souls on this planet? Is it too much for us to handle right now.
I believe that it is time to reconnect with and within ourselves. Go back to the basics and take a long look at what we are doing and what kind of legacy and story do we want to leave behind. I believe that we need to reconnecting with ourselves every know and then, to take a hard look at ourselves and asked ourselves “What is important to us”. Do these people really want to leave the story behind of them threatening and telling people to die behind the cowardice of a screen?
Take that walk back in a nature, kick up the leaves during autumn. Mediate…Listen to what our souls are telling us to do, telling us the path that we should take. Shut out the world of the technology. and connect with our spirits again. I think that we need to reconnect within ourselves again.