Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.
Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead.
On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it.
In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern.
The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead.
It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost.
"It was just a joke, quite being so sensitive."
"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."
"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."
Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony.
People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin.
People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them.
You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.
me:(out shopping, looking all fly with my Marvel comics tote bag featuring several characters)
me:thanks. (keeps on shopping)
dude:do you even know who all those characters are?
dude:ok then, who's that guy? (points at a character on the bag)
me:wait, are you asking me to prove that I'm enough of a fan enough to carry this bag?
dude:(smirks) that's what I thought. He's called the Silver Surfer. I bet you don't even know his real name.
me:does it matter? (starts to edge away before I start punching throats)
dude:psh, you're not a real fan.
me:(slowly unsheathing my Wolverine claws)
me:how many pairs of chromosomes do humans contain in their cells?
me:explain the function of cellular mitosis?
me:what is the purpose of myelin sheath with regards to the formation of new neural pathways?
dude:what are you even talking about?
me:oh, well it seemed that you were implying that if I don't know as much about the Marvel universe as you do, then I can't possibly be considered a real fan. This is me implying that because you don't know as much about the human body as I do, you can't possibly be considered a real human being.
dude:Um, I... wow. You're right. Have a nice day. (starts to shuffle away)
BREAKING: September 9th will be officially an entire month since the murder of Ferguson African-American unarmed teenage Michael Brown, at the hands of racist Ferguson PD Officer Darren Wilson. In this entire month, Officer Darren Wilson hasn't been heard from, he has literally disappeared. He still has not been arrested, charged, or indicted in the murder of Michael Brown.
I just wanted to understand what exactly makes you think your hypocrisy and racism is justified. You say whites are "privileged" but really the're the same if not worse off than you in terms of life. For example if a white man says the n word he could get arrested for using a racial slur. But if a black man or any other race for that matter called me a "cracker" he`d get off scott free. I've seen your previous posts on the internetaristocrat`s video. so please go ahead and ignore the irish.
"If a white man says the n word he could get arrested."