Reading... "That book." The one so many people are upset about. And I'm not reading it because Oprah picked it. Or because I need a depressing read. Or that I was interested in the story. (I already want open borders and humane, loving treatment of anyone who wants to come here, whether by need or desire and no book is going to make me more or less respectful or caring of people in search of a better life or make me feel their homeland is a bad place or their people or culture unappealing.) I am reading it because of all the faux outrage I've seen on display from white people claiming white people can't tell stories about non-white people. Look, if the book is shit, then say the book is shit. But don't show your ignorance about creativity and art and how artists work by saying an African -American woman can't write about white gay men or that a Jew can't write about a Gentile or that a white man can't write about a Japanese woman. Writing is art and the art of writing requires a writer to insert themself into a character and bring that character to life on the page. If the writer fails, then the writer fails. But your illiteracy shows when you claim writers can or should only write about their own "clan" or group or demographic. If "American Dirt" is awful and full of stereotypes, then say that. But don't ever say an artist can not create something because it offends you that someone else could have done it better. Share where it's been done better so we can read those stories and become more familiar with authors whose work didn't have this publicity machine behind it. And respect that while you may not grasp the art of fiction, writers step into characters unlike themselves all the time; the reader`s job is to let them know when that writer's work gets it wrong, not to police them from creating their art--whether that art offends you or not.
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Imagine having such an easy, privileged life that you can tweet things like this, and truly feel like you're a victim, and that this event was so tragic and massive that people must hear about it.
Also, we know the race of the TSA agent because we don't know the race.
Hey if a person dies and you don’t have condolences or positive statements, you also don’t have to have a take. Because just shit talking dead folks is a weird look.
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Thanks for sharing that definition!
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To all those celebrating, Happy Lunar New Year! If you are unfamiliar with this tradition keep reading to find out more. "Lunar New Year, Chinese Chunjie, Vietnamese Tet, Korean Solnal, Tibetan Losar, also called Spring Festival, festival typically celebrated in China and other Asian countries that begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, 15 days later. The lunar calendar is based on the cycles of the moon, so the dates of the holiday vary slightly from year to year, beginning some time between January 21 and February 20 according to Western calendars. Approximately 10 days before the beginning of the new lunar year, houses are thoroughly cleaned to remove any bad luck that might be lingering inside, a custom called 'sweeping of the grounds.' Traditionally, New Year’s eve and New Year’s day are reserved for family celebrations, including religious ceremonies honouring ancestors. Also on New Year’s day, family members receive red envelopes (lai see) containing small amounts of money. Dances and fireworks are prevalent throughout the holidays, culminating in the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated on the last day of the New Year’s celebrations. On this night colourful lanterns light up the houses, and traditional foods such as yuanxiao (sticky rice balls that symbolize family unity), fagao (prosperity cake), and yusheng (raw fish and vegetable salad) are served. The origins of the Lunar New Year festival are thousands of years old and are steeped in legends. One legend is that of Nian, a hideous beast believed to feast on human flesh on New Year’s day. Because Nian feared the colour red, loud noises, and fire, red paper decorations were pasted to doors, lanterns were burned all night, and firecrackers were lit to frighten the beast away." (Source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Lunar-New-Year)
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Second of all, I never even said being anti SJW was a bad thing and my argument doesn't rest on that at all - all I said was that he lied about reality to push his anti SJW narrative. The main negative there is the fact that he lies in order to push his viewpoints
@mrsombudsman You sjw femists love cancel culture but don't like when people call you out for your absolute garbage slander. Typical hypocrites. But go on thinking men are trash for not agreeing with the human with a vagina.
As a colonised person, I’ve always considered Christianity to be the religion of the coloniser. The fact that Christianity was used as a justification for slavery and is still used to deny queer people their rights, really made me dislike it. It didn’t help that in Singapore, where I grew up, the majority of Christians were sanctimonious Chinese people who were terribly racist one day and then pretending to be morally upright the next. These same people would make fun of Hinduism, call us idiots for our faith and pass laws and policies that restricted our ability to practice our religion. •••
As I got older and into social justice, I saw the Christianity practiced by Dalit and lower caste people in South Asia and realised it can be a religion for people escaping Hindu casteism. I saw the Christianity of radical Christian friends who practised an esoteric Christianity that threatened capitalism and oppressive hierarchies, and again, I came to understand it better. I came to see it as something that can be both used in an oppressive manner, and a religion that can be a liberator- because context and history matters. •••
So this Christmas, be less Christian and be more Christ-like. Protect the weak, give them strength through your willingness to stand up for them. Destroy capitalism, protest oppressive laws, call out the hypocrisies of faith, humiliate the rich. Love the sex workers in your life and take this day to start your work towards a more just and equitable world. •••
Merry Christmas everyone! ❤️❤️
hey tom, i read about that in the morning and i'm really sorry SJW jump the gun so easily and get their panties in a bunch when they find anything remotely offensive for themselves. was the word in question "okama" in japanese? dude, i really appreciate your job.
I’m surprised SJW/cancelled culture twitter isn’t here to tell us how bad of a person he was & to stop grieving, I know they love to come out the woodwork during times like this to share takes they didn’t have yesterday