Political Correctness & Respect

Try replacing “political correctness” with “treating people with respect.” If you have trouble, there’s a browser extension that will do it for you.

Queerly Texan expounds on the idea of that in this great post.

Queerly Texan

There’s a couple of words/phrases that I hate in the English language and one of those is “political correctness,”  “politically correct,” or “PC culture.” This probably stems from me living Texas and 99.9% of people I’ve heard use this phrase have said it in way that  complains about society moving towards respecting everyone, and mocks the idea of avoiding offensive language. I will never understand why someone would not change the words they use to make others comfortable or to respect them.

I believe in respecting all people. Respect peoples pronouns, and gender, and sexuality, even if you don’t think you “should have to” or don’t believe it’s “real.” (That’s another post in its own.) Don’t use racist and/or derogatory terms to refer to a people group. There is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t respect others with your words. It seems as black and white to me as not walking up to someone…

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Carolina Crybabies

Fascism has moved to the state level now. 😥

claytoonz

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“Political opposition is a normal part of democracy. Stripping your opponent of power is a normal part of fascism.” -Jennifer Victor. Associate professor at George Mason University.

Fascism seems to be all the rage with Republicans lately. While Donald Trump wants to limit press freedoms, defile the Constitution, and bully anyone who dares criticize him, the Grumpy McGrumpersons and sore losers who comprise the Republican party in North Carolina are literally stripping powers from their next governor. This isn’t just a state fight, this is national. The Resistance is especially important as the GOP is showing other states, and the future Trump administration, how to dismantle democracy and strip the rights away from any opposition.

Why would the North Carolina legislature want to strip power from their next governor? Oh yeah. It’s because, Roy Cooper the incoming governor and Mr. Rogers lookalike, is a Democrat and the Republicans want to make every a…

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Haters In Mourning

We need commonsense gun laws & improved mental health care – not political posturing.

claytoonz

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A federal jury in South Carolina only needed two hours to convict Dylann Roof for murdering nine black parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston last year. Dylann pulled the trigger 77 times.

Roof, who is only 22-years-old, is a self-radicalized white supremacist. The same jury that found him guilty on 33 charges will also be the one that decides if he will be sentenced to death or face life in prison without parole.

Racists and anyone who patronizes and tolerates their hatred created the atmosphere for Dylann Roof to kill. You don’t hear conservative politicians campaign and scream for more laws to prevent terrorism by radicalized Christians, like Roof and Robert Lewis Dear.

Dear killed three people and injured nine more when he attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs last year. The abortion clinic attack was encouraged by fake videos accusing Planned Parenthood of selling body parts…

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All I Want For Christmas is….Tampons?

A brilliant way to help homeless people in your area. The post is geared towards the UK, but the need is worldwide!

Please help the less fortunate this holiday season.

Virago Carnival

Having your period is bloody annoying (easy pun, I couldn’t resist, I do apologise). Even with all the feminine supplies, duvets, funny movies, hot water bottles and chocolate one can moderate, whilst still going about your business, it’s a pain. So imagine how much worse it is for homeless women who may not have the basic supplies of towels or tampons, or facilities to change these in regularly. It makes that time of a month, not just an inevitable nuisance, but a dread of humiliation, depression and possible danger.

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Recently I came across a site called abloodygoodcause.wordpress.com, it is an initiative started to collect sanitary products and deliver them to homeless shelters.comet-article.jpg

The women that set up this initiative, Sanya Masood and Sophie Harrold, took action upon being inspired by The Homeless Period campaign.

The Homeless Period campaign, an initiative set up with the rightful belief that tampons and towels should be…

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Be an Amateur

Three weeks ago, I started working on a short story that I plan on sending to a long list of science fiction/fantasy magazines, but when I sat down to write my story, all of my sentences just read …

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Only two genders?

Rose Browning

If you search on Google, ‘how many genders are there?’ the first thing that comes up is that ‘there are two main gender categories that everyone can agree on: male and female’. The phrasing of this statement alone irritates me, as if your gender identity has to be something everyone ‘agrees with’ to be valid. Although I identify as cisgender, the one thing I can’t stand is people who are ignorant to the fact that gender cannot be defined by two categories.

Physically, you are usually born with either a male reproductive system, or a female reproductive system. Although even this is not always the case; although uncommon, Intersex individuals (who have sexual characteristics that are neither completely male nor female) do exist, so even the argument that there are literally only two physical genders isn’t completely accurate.  But I think the main issue is that many don’t realise that gender isn’t actually defined…

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Putin’s Puppet

As usual, Clay is spot on. Only disagreement I have, is that the NYTimes says the RNC was hacked… the hackers just chose not to release the info… for some reason…

This doesn’t change anything to the GOP. They won’t allow the recount to go forward. They don’t want to question the election results even in the face of proof.

(I’d also like to point out that the CIA & other agencies didn’t put forward the “WMD in Iraq” story. They had some vague intelligence & George W. Bush ran with it so he could finish Daddy’s war.)

claytoonz

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The people who spent eight years screaming the loudest about being patriots and shouting “I want my country back” are the first to turn a blind eye and allow a foreign nation to commit terrorism on us and manipulate our democratic system. That’s the equivalent of treason.

The CIA has assessed that Russia wasn’t just trying to destroy confidence in our electoral system, they were trying to help elect Donald Trump. They’re very confident about this.

The White House wanted a unified bipartisan front to combat this and they went to Congressional leaders. The Republicans who spent eight years saying no to Obama this time said “eh.” Mitch McConnell, the GOP’s leader in the Senate chose to hide in his turtle shell and ignore the threat and today his wife is nominated to work in the Trump administration. That’s a sweet payoff.

Trump’s transition team dismissed the news with the statement “These…

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Do You Wanna Read…

I thought this book was really good. It’s a good price & appropriate for some children/young adults (there are paranormal descriptions that could frighten young children – I suggest parents read it before giving it to your kids. Also, parents should read it because it’s good!)

B.W. Ginsburg

About a young girl who does what she can to save the lives and souls of others?

About parents who love their daughter and are forced to believe the unbelievable?

About ghosts, angels, and demons?

About creating something that can change how you look at the world around you?

About a family in need of being put back together?

About loss and love?

About the paranormal and supernatural?

About a time in the past when things were different?

About a young girl learning responsibility?

Then Rest in Piece is the book for you! If you’re interested in purchasing my newly published book, please feel free to do so on Amazon Kindle via this link!

Thank you!

-B.W. Ginsburg

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