High-Speed photographs of ink dropped into water.
This is my son, Chester, who is nearly 4. He was invited to his friend Chloe’s birthday party today, the theme was prince and princesses. He asked if he could go as Sleeping Beauty, so I bought him a dress and put a cute little clip in his hair.
We arrived at the party to the following comments from the adults present:
“Oh that is just cruel.”
"Why did you make him wear a dress?"
"Poor little man, what’s your mummy playing at?"
"He’s going to hate you when he grows up."
"No way I’d let my son dress like a girl."
The fact is, Chester is almost completely gender neutral. I let him wear what he wants, be it boys or girls clothes, and he plays with whatever toys he likes. This usually involves him holding tea parties while wearing his pink Minnie Mouse top, jeans and a tiara. The guests are more often than not a mixture of Winnie The Pooh characters, dinosaurs, Barbie, Dora and solders, and they’re usually transported in his favorite fire engine.
When my husband arrived at the party later on, he was subjected to endless ridicule from the other dad’s present about how I must keep his balls in my back pocket because otherwise he would have put his foot down and not allowed Chester out like that. Oh, and by the way, our other son dressed as Ariel. When my husband pointed out that the boys were happy, and the mother of the birthday child made a point of saying how wonderful she thought it was that we allowed them freedom of choice and expression, they then stopped talking about it to our faces and started muttering about us behind our backs.
Interestingly enough, not a single child said a word about their choice of costumes, other than to compliment Chester on his new dress.
Bigotry is not innate, it’s something that is taught. =/
No more excuses.
I will forever reblog this
It’s sort of horrifying that we all know what they’re talking about without them really saying it.. that it’s become that much of a norm in our society that we just know.
Okay so heres something that I feel ppl never take into consideration when using this example- if the cup was full prior, and you poured out half of it, it is totally valid for it to be seen as half empty, and if prior the cup was empty, it would totally make sense that someone would view it as half full. So be aware that past experiences have an affect on how ppl view things and you telling them to “look on the bright side” is just another way of saying “conform to my mindset”.
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Top Text: “You know why they call it “Black Friday” right?”
Bottom Text: “You know who invented Black Friday right?”
Today I had to go into work at 9:30am to work some freight that didn’t get done yesterday (Thankgiving) due to the store got swamped. After I had laid out and tagged the HBA, I went up front to get a few swings of my soda. Low and behold I hear a middle aged southern belle say the top line and boy did I want to give her a verbal lashing she wouldn’t forget. No bitch, it’s not called Black Friday due to only people of color flood the stores to get super discounts on nice things they’ve been wanting all year, there are white people who do that too. The latest black Friday footage doesn’t show just seas of caremel and chocolate, they’ve got some cream in there too. It’s called Black Friday due to store have surplus that they have to get rid of. Call it winter cleaning if you will. The big names like Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy are in the black, which means they are well above good financial standing but they have a surplus they need to get rid of so new items can grace their inventories. Stores and shockrooms have limited space. It simple economics you ignorant twatwaffle. Also guess who invented black friday? Big coporations lead by who, white people (I’m white too btw). So don’t go spurting your racist bullshit unless you want someone who’s half your age and below your social status to school you big time. If we were in a different store and I wasn’t on the clock, I would’ve torn you apart.
Black Friday isn’t what your racist misconception makes you think it is you walking cesspool. Get your shit, make your purchase then take your business elsewhere.
Wasn’t puberty supposed to make me hot