"Where’s White History Month" - Every fucking day of every month, most history taught in schools is focused on the actions of white people (including negative actions that are taught with a positive spin on them)
"Why do gay people need their own day? Where’s my day?" - Every day, you’re allowed to marry your partner and have kids together and you aren’t beaten or bullied for liking who you do
There is a small island in the Mediterranean Sea that does not appear on any map. It cannot be seen from any other island, nor can any other land be seen from it. On this island is a lighthouse, rotting from age and sea water, which is never lit. There is nothing inside it, save for a spiraling staircase that leads to the top, and an ancient, dusty bookcase.
The case is filled with unmarked books; bound in ancient leather, save for a single space. If you remove a book from the shelf, it will fling itself open in your hands, and the words inscribed in it shall start screaming to the air. You must wrestle the book closed and shove it back on the shelf, or the immortal evil contained within its pages shall break free, and you will be forced to take its place, with pages, ink and binding crafted from your own flesh and blood.
However, if you bring the correct book to the island, and place it in the empty space, the lighthouse will light. As long as it is lit, the world shall enjoy an unending paradise, for all the evil in the world will be contained in the lighthouse. And while it is lit, nothing can go in or out.
The only problem; you will be trapped for eternity with all the evil ever known or conceived, by man or God. And the only way to escape is to douse the light.
I want to gather up all of my year 12 friends and tell them not to fucking stress because:
I was depressed and anxiety-ridden all year
I missed so much school
I skipped so much work
I did minimal study for everything but the actual HSC
I got into my first preference
Like… looking over the last year now, I’m glad I didn’t stress too much, because it would have been so unnecessary.
And people aren’t just being patronising when they tell you there are so many other ways to get into uni - there really are.
Protip for anyone who has similar problems to what I did: investigate in Educational Access Schemes. Most institutions are pretty good about accepting that you’ve struggled, and will let you into a course if you’re within a few points of the cut-off. Just saying.
But how can you also love Kanye to no end? The man throws “cunt” and “fag” around like they’re conjunctions, which simply perpetuates the idea that woman and gay people are somehow less qualified, less valuable, and altogether lesser than heterosexual men. That, to me, seems just as abusive and misogynistic as Chris Brown beating a woman. The pain still exists, the bruises just don’t show.
Wait, so you’re saying that Kanye West’s lyrics equate him to someone who beats the living daylights out of women?
This bothered me, and not just because I love Kanye and think Chris Brown is scum.
So I searched all of his lyrics, including Watch The Throne, and none of his songs contain either of those words. The closest I got was a song co-written by David Fagen. I also searched his Twitter up to February of last year, also nothing.
My Google searches turned up no articles outraged at his use of these words at any given time… There was an instance of Amy Winehouse calling Kanye a cunt, and plenty of hate pages against the man using the word, but I cannot find an instance of him using it.
He does use ‘bitch’, the n word (which none of us can tell him off about), ‘pussy’… but not those exact words you’ve put in his mouth. So while making a confused point, you’ve also got your information twisted. Perhaps you meant another rapper?
Final note, do see this from 2008:
A YouTube clip of the final minutes of a Madison Square Garden performance of Kanye West’s Glow in the Dark tour on August 5th shows the rapper speaking out against homophobia and anti-gay slurs.
Apologies in advance for my rough transcription.
"Open your fucking minds. Open your minds. Be accepting of different people and let people be who they are. You know how many people came to me calling me gay cause I wear my jeans the fresh way? Or because I said hey, dude, how you gonna say ‘fag’ right in front of a gay dude’s face and act like that’s ok. That shit is disrespectful. Coming from Chicago, where if you saw somebody that was gay you were supppoed to stay ten feet away. It should be time to break out of the intuitions that I was sayin’, the steretypes, or the fear, the backlash that I would get if you don’t believe in what I believe in, acceptin’ people for who they are…they’re very talented and if they do something special in the world and they’re discriminated. I’ve flown across the world y’all, and I’ve come back here to tell you — open your minds and live a happier life…"
God whenever a celebrity dies people are like “WHY DON’T YOU ALSO CARE ABOUT THE CHILDREN IN AFRICA”
a) Stop fucking bringing up Africa and the poverty there when it suits you - do I see you caring about any of that on any other day? In most cases, no, I don’t
b) One can also be sad about those living in poverty, but as Whitney was one individual as opposed to a more abstract group of people like ‘the children in Africa’, people can identify with her more immediately, and respect her for her talent and music in a way that they can’t with impoverished children (as sad as that is, but it’s well known that people connect with a cause more if there’s a face to associate with it)
Every time I read about the events in Syria I’m filled with a desire to go outside and scream at the world that this is happening and we are letting it happen and a desire to do something, anything to make it stop
But I don’t have the power to stop it
I’m so angry that intervention seems so unlikely considering the veto and considering few powers have economic interests inside the country, meaning they won’t intervene to protect their goddamn oil or anything
Hating people, or simply being rude to them, because of their size/appearance genuinely upsets me (probably for the obvious reasons that I, as someone who is fat and not at all attractive, have been the target of bullying that has been focused on mocking my appearance).
And I never talk about it, because I guess I’m supposed to be ashamed about the way I look? Everything around me tells me I should be. The media. The fact that every girl I know is size 12 or below. Sly comments that I’m expected to ignore. And so on…
But why do I have to be ashamed if it’s simply a fact? I’m Cathy. I’m fat. I’m working on it, but various factors are also working against me, minimising my efforts.
Why does my appearance bother you so much? Yours does not bother me. How does my being fat affect anybody else? I have no children who I’ll leave behind if I die tomorrow from a cheeseburger overdose.
Why are comments that are so dehumanising towards fat people just accepted by everyone? “Looking at fat people makes me sick”, “fat people trying to wear smaller clothes is horrific”, “seeing fat people eat makes me want to vomit”, and so on. I hear so many of these comments every day, and very rarely is the person called out on their rudeness.
Why would they be? Being fat is a terrible thing, so it’s alright to make such comments. Maybe it will encourage the fatties of the world to lose weight!