When a person is sexist, how do you respond? You could potentially brush it off, but then how will they know that what they said is wrong? Sometimes maybe it’s better not to attack a person with feminist ideas because they can’t understand them as easily. In my opinion a good way to respond is to make the person think, to use sarcasm and rhetorical ways to make them really think about the morality of what they’ve said.
I was never the person to be patient. I get hot headed and irritable easily, and my patience level runs low. But despite the fact that i don’t possess this trait, i greatly admire those who do.
Humans automatically judge people based on appearance, it’s part of our instinct and has contributed to our survival as a species. But where is the border for when we shouldn’t judge, what’s the red light for when it’s time to stop? And when it comes down to it, who are we to judge others?
Being happy isn’t as easy as you think, it’s not the switch of a button or a simple change in mindset. As a person who has been deeply depressed, i can say that one of the most annoying things i have ever heard are people telling me to “just be happy” or to “just change the way you look at things”. Depression isn’t controllable, it’s a disease of the mind.
Most of the time, many aspiring students work too hard in order to earn good grades. They stay up late, they don’t sleep, they worry unnecessarily over classes and tests. This is something I see in the way that my friends work and in the stress that other students go through.
This is a recap from several months ago during the mist of the Ferguson riots. A friend sent me this photo in an email with the caption “Here is the 6’4” 290lb. “Innocent kid” that everyone is rioting over, videotaped before the shooting.” He was still unsure of the whole situation and asked me whether the pictures were really from before the incident. Here was my response on November 26 2014:
While on tumblr recently, I saw a gif compilation of a music video called Benny-Little Game that really moved me. Supposedly, these gifs were made by a tumblr youtube fan blog, the post included gif sets that demonstrated the main idea of the music video. The video, by BENNY on youtube, is based on the gender roles of our society. Now as a person with very strong views in social justice, i was immediately intrigued by the images and gifs of this video and wanted to watch it.