progression of Eric’s relationship with Bill through names he calls him with
People can be oversensitive, sure, and I think a lot of social justice/outrage on the internet is completely overblown and mostly the product of very young people forming an identity around being offended or being offended on behalf of other people. Self-righteousness of this kind is a lazy kind of behavior done in the place of being legitimately socially conscious. Reblogging or retweeting something someone said and repeatedly calling them a bigot is not the same thing as actually raising public awareness about an issue or (ideally) working to solve it.
On the other hand, that doesn’t in any way mean there isn’t a massive amount of horrible, hurtful things being said by people everywhere, and that there isn’t a huge amount of the public mindset that has some screwed up ideas of how to treat people. Every thoughtful human being has a moral obligation to combat bigotry and all forms of intolerance, but the way you combat bigotry is extremely important. Doing it incorrectly or for the wrong reasons can make matters worse.
How do you strike the balance? Here’s my rule of thumb: Before saying something, ask yourself: am I doing this to realistically change the mind of this person or others’, or am I doing this to show how much more progressive I am? Nothing’s more venomous than attacking someone simply to assert your place in a subculture, even if it’s a subculture of activism. It’s important to always think pragmatically: if what you’re about to say/type/do seems like it’s more about making your feel better, you should rethink how you’re doing it. Lashing out or even mildly nitpicking can potentially hurt what you’re actually trying to accomplish.
The purpose of calling out hurtful language, etc is to ultimately change human behavior for the better. Anything you do without that goal in mind has the potential to be toxic. Don’t release more hate into the world, it’s the opposite of what you set out to do.
Do I really need a reason to draw an angry Gordon Ramsay? No, no I don’t.
I think it’s so sad when students stop caring at the end of the year. Like ” I don’t give a Fuck if I fail, I just want school to be over” but you can tell they care. They do. BUT the pressure, expectations and the stress that they have been experiencing early in the semester has totally killed their motivation. We spend 9 months studying for a test that we lose motivation for anyways.”
I hereby declare that Gordon Ramsay is my spirit animal
Likes: Food and “fuck”
So I recently saw some hurtful things on my dash about men who basically said dark skinned women aren’t worth the ground they walk on. Their are fathers, and even mothers, who dislike the fact their own child is dark skin. This has to be stopped. But of course, stuck in this slavery and “white supremacy” mentality, no one likes to listen.
Tell that little dark skinned girl with coiled hair crying in the corner because her skin isn’t the color of sand and her hair doesn’t flow and curl like an ocean wave that her skin of pure mahogany and hair that reaches toward the heavens is loved and appreciated.