Stupid People

Some people are just too stupid for their own good. The people that I’m referring too are those who can’t go five minutes without doing or saying some stupid. I’m also referring to people who thinks they have great ideas, but they are so stupid, that you don’t want to tell them that their idea is stupid just for your own amusement. I’ve decided start a category on this blog that’s dedicated to these people. The reason why I’m doing this is so I can help them smarten up.

To be fair though, I’ve set some ground rules for myself. First off, I will call out mostly public figures. This includes, celebrities, politicians, and online creators. If I call out private citizens, I will use fake names. Also, before I call other people out on their stupidity, I will call myself out on my own stupidity.

One time I actually started an entertainment blog, with the belief that I could actually make a living from it. It was a really long time later that I realized that my articles were so bad, that a mentally challenged illiterate could write articles better than me.

I also own the Website NLGreetings.com. It’s a Website that’s dedicated to Newfoundland themed greeting cards. Some people actually told me that selling Newfoundland themed greeting cards is a good idea. But then I came up with this idiotic design.

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I Have Issues With Feminism, But I’m Not an Anti-Feminist

Women have been oppressed for centuries. Some women use Feminism as an excuse to turn the tables on men. Meanwhile, other women use Feminism to outright bash men and to engage in fear mongering. But I realize that’s not what Feminism is about. Feminism is about focusing on the rights and issues that women have to deal with. However, there are a few issues that I have with Feminism.

First off, not only do Feminists portray women as more oppressed than they really are, but they act like as if men are not. Feminists say that there’s a wage gap between men and women. However, every job that I’ve been too, men and women were paid equally. If women were paid less then men, then companies would hire more women to save money. This so called wage gap has a number of factors such as seniority, the type of job, and how much time one time one puts into their job. But of course, we can’t deny the fact that women in the west are oppressed in some ways.

For example, there are politicians who want to take away women’s right to get an abortion. In other words, politicians are telling women what they can and cannot do with their bodies. Another way that women are oppressed is that most women can’t walk down the street late at night without the fear of being attacked. Like I said earlier, women are not the only ones who are oppressed, men are as well.

For one thing, in custody battles, the mother is more likely to gain custody over the child. That’s because society is brainwashed into believing that the mother is the primary caretaker. This is despite the fact there are many single fathers and gay fathers who are doing a fantastic job in raising their children. Another way that men are oppressed is when it comes to women on men violence. If a woman beats a man, he can’t defend himself. He only has one option and one option only, and that is to run. He can call the police, but that’s never a good idea. The reason is because the women can say that she was attacked first and then the man is arrested. To make matters worse, there are very few shelters in the world that are for male domestic abusive victims. I’ll discuss more on that in a little while.

Another issue that I have with Feminists is that a lot of issues that they bring up apply to all genders and yet they act as if they only apply to women. One issue is how women are portrayed in entertainment. The truth is all genders are portrayed in entertainment in a negative light. Women are sometimes portrayed as sex objects, men are portrayed as violent brutes, and anyone in between are portrayed as cross-dressing attention whores. Two other issues that all genders face are domestic abuse and rape. Just because these crimes may happen mostly to women, that’s no reason to undermine male victims, transgender victims, etc. This is exactly what Feminists do.

As you can see, not only do Feminist make women in the west look more oppressed than they really are, they act as if many issues that women face only applies to them when they happen to all genders.

For the record, I would like point out that just because I have a few issues with Feminism, that doesn’t mean that I’m an anti-Feminists. I think that Feminism is needed in the world. I would also like to state for the record that while I’m reading this article over, it sounds like I’m generalizing all Feminists or all groups of Feminists, but I’m not. Sorry about the confusion.

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#notallmen Misogyny and Misandry

I’m so sick and tired of people bashing the not all men hashtag on Twitter, and here’s why.

There are far too many men out there who thinks it’s okay to grope a woman whenever she walks into a club. There are also far too many out there who beat their wives or girlfriends. The list goes on and on. These men make all men look bad.

People say, “we know that not all men are like this!” However, based on what I’ve seen, it seems like society do indeed paint all men with the same brush on a subconscious level. But that’s just my opinion.

This is why I think that the not all men hashtag on Twitter is just as important as the yes all women hashtag.

One reason why people don’t like the not all men hashtag on Twitter is because “it’s not about you”. Well, I’m sorry to break it to you, but misogyny does affect both men and women. So does misandry. Misogyny and misandry are both forms of hate that everybody suffers from.

God Wants President Obama Impeached?

At the Western Conservative Summit over a week ago, Sarah Palin claimed that God wants President Obama impeached.

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“This president’s forgotten man is we the people, and we the people know that our best days are still ahead because we know that God shed his grace”, Palin said at the Western Conservative Summit. “He’s given us our freedom to do what’s right. God doesn’t drive parked cars. I think he expects us to get up and take action in order to defend these freedoms that are God given. I think it’s an affront to God to let this go on because he gave us these freedoms. We’re not going to let someone, a person, a party take them from us. We’re not going to dethrone God and substitute him with someone who wants to play God.” [1][2]


Palin talking about not dethroning God is reminiscent of Romans 13:1-7. “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience.” [3]


However, the U.S constitution says that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …’ and Article VI specifies that no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” In other words, don’t get God involved into politics. [4]


While Sarah Palin doesn’t specifically say that “God wants Obama impeached”, her speech heavily implies it. Here are some other things that Sarah Plain said at the summit that may be of some importance. “Right now we’re drifting.The country is rudderless. And the Captain he’s saying ‘I’m going it alone.’ Well shipmates then it’s our responsibility to use the tools in the toolbox to hold him accountable, to send that message, we won’t put up with the lawlessness. That’s why we have to influence Congress on this.” [2]


Sources of news:


[1] http://www.politicususa.com/2014/07/20/sarah-palin-claims-god-president-obama-impeached.html


[2] http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.ca/2014/07/sarah-palin-doubles-down-on-impeachment.html?showComment=1405813739687


[3] http://www.openbible.info/topics/politics


[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_church_and_state_in_the_United_States


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Ariz. says marriage ban justified because same-sex couples can’t reproduce

images-6PHOENIX — Attorneys for the state of Arizona say in court documents that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is justified because same-sex couples cannot reproduce without the help of a third person. The state says its public purpose in regulating private relationships is to ensure that children are, whenever possible, raised by a biological mother and biological father.

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Considering that some straight couples are unable to reproduce, this ruling is ridiculous. Also, since when did the government have the to right regulate private relationships? Did President Obama give Arizona to the Middle East or something? Finally, children do not necessarily need a biological mother and a biological father in their lives. There are plenty of single parents, same-sex parents, and adopted parents who are doing an excellent job in raising their children. If Arizona wants children to be raised by biological mothers and fathers, then maybe the state should enforce biological parents to raise their children, even if they’re unable to.

Plus-Sized Teenager Kicked Off Istagram Fights Back

enhanced-buzz-18006-1405525318-24Samm Newman  posted the picture that you see on the side of this blog post on Instagram. This was the second time Samm posted a somewhat revealing picture of her self on that site. She posted the second picture on Instagram because she wanted to join other plus-sized women using the hashtags #pizzasisters4lyfe and #bodylove to share messages of body positivity and create a space of inclusion on the social network. However, Samm’s picture was removed from Instagram due to a violation of Instagram’s community guidelines.

“Don’t share photos or videos that show nudity or mature content. If you wouldn’t show the photo or video you are thinking about uploading to a child, or your boss, or your parents, you probably shouldn’t share it on Instagram. The same rule applies to your profile photo. Accounts found sharing nudity or mature content will be disabled and your access to Instagram may be discontinued.”

Samm Newman looked through several pictures on Instagram to see how her picture was so inappropriate that it had to be removed. She thousands of pictures of thin, conventionally attractive women, in the same amount of clothing that Newman wore.

Samm enlisted the help of a friend to report these pictures since they violated Instagram’s community guidelines. However, these pictures were never removed. Instead, it was Samm’s account that was deactivated!

“I was crying, I was so devastated,” Newman said. “I contacted Instagram relentlessly for help, and I basically felt like message I got was to shut up and go away, so that’s when I decided to go to the media.” (Source:Thinkprogress.org)

Newman was crush. Instagram was once a place where she could embrace her body and bond with other plus-sized women. But not anymore.  “All my life, I was told to suck it in, and I would see these commercials on TV every day of these Victoria Secret models who weighed just nothing,” Newman said.

Newman contacted a local NBC4 reporter to talk about what happened. She called out Instagram’s double standard and accused them of size discrimination.

In the wake of the negative press, Instagram released the following statement.

“We are truly sorry for our mistake here. When reviewing reported content from the Instagram community, we don’t always get it right. As soon as we were made aware, we restored the content.”

Source of news and image: http://thinkprogress.org/culture/2014/07/17/3460951/plus-sized-teen-fights-back-against-instagram

 

The Bigger Picture (No Pun Intended)

This story is a reminder of how shallow society is. Society demands us to be thin, to wear fancy clothes, and for men to be clean shaven. Society tries to shame and exclude those who do not fit their standard of beauty.

Why Is Society So Shallow?

This is a loaded question and I really don’t know why. But in my opinion, it could be a number of factors. One factor is that the media has brainwashed us with unrealistic expectations of beauty. The media has brainwashed women to look a certain way, and the media has convinced men that “this is what you want.” Of course, have also been brainwashed to look a certain way as well.

I also blame the parents of our generation as well. There are many parents out there who are deeply insecure themselves, so they project their insecurities onto their children. When you combine the media brainwashing society with unrealistic standards and parents projecting their insecurities onto their children, it’s no wonder why girls (and some guys as well) starve themselves to look thin. Also, it’s no wonder why where we live in a society where appearance is everything.

Men’s Issues Should Be Taken More Seriously

I’m a feminist. What that means is that I’m all for gender equality. As a feminist, I think we should take men’s issues more seriously. The following statements are basically society’s attitude towards some of the issues that men face.

Double Standards

The reason why some women choose to be single is because they want to be independent. The reason why some men choose to be single is because they have a fear of commitment. This isn’t a double standard, this is a fact. There’s a difference between wanting to be independent and having a fear of commitment.

Domestic Abuse

Society expects male domestic abuse victims to defend themselves without laying their hands on their female attacker. Yeah, I have two words for that, Schrodinger’s cat. Running away from your attacker doesn’t really count as self-defense because your attacker can easily chase you.

Custody Battles

The courts are not biased towards mothers when it comes to custody battles. The reason why the mother is more likely to gain custody of her child is because a child needs his or her mother as their primary care taker. Granted, there are single dads and gay dads out there who raise their children quite well, but that’s a different topic. The point is, a child needs his or her mother in their life to be the primary care taker.

Do you see how ridiculous these statements are? In my opinion, this is the general attitude society has when it comes to men’s issues. Although more women are victims of domestic abuse then men and even though women have their own double standards to deal with, that’s a totally different topic.