Hey, everyone here’s a gentle reminder to please go donate to the making of this documentary about beauty standards in Korea. It’s a pretty important film (in fact, I see people here reblogging gifs from the preview constantly without knowing where it’s from) and yet they still haven’t received enough money to make it in the foreseeable future. At the very least, signal boost.
This kinda sums up tumblr for me
OH MY GOD
I WASN’T EXPECTING THAT
So I was really worried at first and then watched the video. This is great.
I wonder how long we’ll stay friends on Facebook.
I literally just deleted someone for sharing that picture! Was a coincidence
This pretty much exemplifies everything wrong with the United States. People who do well within the systems of power currently in place are brain washed into a false sense of complete superiority where they think that the reason they did well is because they are “special” and “hardworking” and “unique,” completely lacking in any moral or character flaw. Conversely, we are taught that people who do poorly are morally defunct and are where they are because they’re simply not working hard enough or doing enough. It’s a myth that we perpetuate, because we live in a society whose main driving purpose is hate. Our society is driven by its hate of anyone who is different, anyone who doesn’t fit the standards of a nonsensical social system that isn’t even based on any universal truths, and driven by the idea that if we hate other people enough, it’ll make our lives better. We are basically taught to hate people who don’t do as well as us, because it somehow makes it seem like we are just too good to ever end up where they did.
This kind of blindness completely ignores how socio-political systems of power function, and it is the primary reason the fabric of society continues to break. People are too comfortable simply blaming others for their misfortunes, rather than accepting the truth: our systems of power are designed to benefit a very small few and keep everyone else in cycles of poverty and struggle. What kills me is that most people know this to be true, and yet, they willfully ignore it. It’s nonsensical. You can’t be part of a society where people have virtually zero upward social mobility due to the fact that they don’t have the tools or access to “crucial” things and then turn around and blame them for not making it as far as you did.
The entirety of American academia runs on this system, and it’s a pretty good microcosm of the real world. But, ultimately, seeing it in the big picture is where it truly matters, and it’s terrifying. This is a good example: we have no context to know why this person can’t spell properly. He/she could simply have been locked in poverty, unable to attend a proper school, or could be foreign and just learning the language, etc. But, the reaction given by the original picture is that this person doesn’t deserve a living wage because of an inability to spell. Can’t spell? You don’t deserve the right to eat or have a roof over your head, because, in our system, we have been brain washed into believing that the worth of a person is whether or not they can produce commodities, not whether they have inherent human rights by simply existing.
In reality, this person doesn’t just deserve $15 an hour. This person deserves the right to live a fulfilling life without having to be stuck in some inescapable cycle of poverty, doing mundane work that humans shouldn’t even be doing anymore (but, which we are forced to do because it benefits the power elite to keep us under control).
American exceptionalism indeed.
I think to just simplify this is. How is this person suppose to even have an education if he cant even afford it? If he got paid 15 dollars an hour, maybe they could afford to go to school to learn english. And then some more learning to get a better job. Dont you notice the fucking circle? They cant get an education without enough money, he cant get enough money to survive, AND GO TO SCHOOL. Specially on minimum wage that hasnt been keeping up with the raising expenses of life. Then people rather look at his spelling error then the content of his message and him trying to do his job well without people thinking hes an idiot because he accidentally spelt 1 word wrong. But he still efficiently conveyed his message regardless of the spelling error. And if thats how society will run where you dont pay attention to the subject because of some error then thats a huge fuck you.
I think the sign is just more evidence that they should increase minimum wage. Because everyone should agree that anyone could use an education and have the right to survive independently, comfortably, without feeling like theyre going to go insane from heavy workloads, and constantly worrying about how theyre gunna pay for their next meal, or pay for the next tank of gas to get to their next day on the job of minimum wage.
Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.
(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
OKAY SO I’M GONNA DROP A STORY ON Y’ALL
MY FOLLOWERS KNOW THAT I’M PRETTY UNIQUE LOOKING
I HAVE A GNARLY UNDERCUT, A SHORT HAIRCUT, AND AS OF YESTERDAY MY HAIR IS BRIGHT PURPLE, AND I TEND TO WEAR CLOTHES OF THE ALL-BLACK-SHORT-SKIRTS-THIGH-HIGHS-INTIMIDATING-HEAD-BITCH-IN-CHARGE VARIETY
MY FOLLOWERS ALSO KNOW THAT I HAVE A RAD LITTLE THREE-YEAR-OLD SON NAMED OLIVER WHO IS MY WORLD
ONE DAY, OLIVER AND I WERE AT THE STORE, AND WE WERE WALKING PAST THE CEREAL, SINGING A SONG TOGETHER AND OVERALL JUST BEING CUTE BECAUSE WE’RE FUCKING ADORABLE, AND THIS MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN WAS WALKING THE OTHER WAY WITH HER HUSBAND AND DAUGHTER. I’M USED TO PEOPLE STARING AT ME, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING I WAS ROCKING BLUE HAIR AND A OUIJA BOARD SHIRT AND A HELLA CUTE VELVET MINISKIRT THIS SPECIFIC DAY, SO I IGNORED HER GLARING AT ME AND CONTINUED ON LOOKING AT THE PANDA PUFFS
THEN I STARTED HEARING HER MUTTER UNDER HER BREATH ABOUT ME, SAYING STUFF LIKE, “Irresponsible teen mom couldn’t keep her legs closed” AND, “Her son is going to be so messed up because she has absolutely no self-respect”
NORMALLY I JUST LET IT GO, BUT THAT DAY OLIVER AND I WERE SINGING THE SHINS SO I WAS IN A REALLY GOOD MOOD AND FELT CONFIDENT, SO I STOPPED MY CART AND SAID, “Excuse me, did you say something?”. SHE KINDA STARTED BLUSHING AND SAID NO, TO WHICH I REPLIED, “Well, it seems you kinda did say something. Something about me being irresponsible and not having respect for myself?” AND THIS WOMAN WAS BRIGHT RED AT THIS AND HER HUSBAND WAS JUST TRYNA HURRY HER ALONG AT THAT POINT BUT I HELLA WAS NOT GONNA LET HER GET AWAY WITH SHIT TALKING ME SO I SAID, “You know, I do respect myself. I have my hair like this because I respect myself enough to do it and have the confidence to pull it off, and I dress like this because I respect the fact that I have killer legs that I don’t want to hide just because some old crows glare at me over it. My self-respect has nothing to do with my parenting ability, but if it did, I’d say it’s been a positive correlation because my son is respectful of everyone and doesn’t judge people based on their appearances. He knows that people look how they do because that’s just how they want to look, and that’s how all three-year-olds are until they get to the age where they see the fact that their parents are scowling at a girl who has bright hair, or a boy who wears a skirt, and that’s the age where they become insufferable assholes like you.” AND LET ME JUST SAY THIS WOMAN’S JAW DROPPED FASTER THAN THE TRIX BOX SHE WAS HOLDING AS I FUCKIN SASHAYED OUT WITH MY PANDA PUFFS AND CARRIED ON SINGING~*~*~