Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sexism, Racism, and All Other Discriminatory Ism's Need to Just Stop! (Or... Rapper T.I. Said Whaaaat?)

Rapper T.I. on Hilary Clinton running for president:

“Just because every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well,” the “Whatever You Like“ rapper said. “But the president, it’s kind of like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally — they make very permanent, cemented decisions — and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen or they didn’t mean for it to happen.” 

He later went on to say the world wasn't ready for a female president. That is exactly what people said about African Americans when President Obama ran. He's been in office for 8 years. *looks around* Planet hasn't imploded yet!

And, what the hell?!? Why is it OK to say that? It's not ok to say you don't want a particular race. Why gender? Why jump to the stereo type that all women are rash decision makers? Wtf? You could say the same about some men.

Honestly, this is why I can't handle discrimination. It sucks! Between being a woman and being disabled, I get it. Yes, some of the reasons are different. But really, the shit ass reasons are the same. Assumptions and stereotypes!! Don't assume you know a person based on what you see and have been told. Dont base it on what one or a hundred people did or did not do. Not all of us are the same!  Whether the person is black, white, tall, short, dark haired, light haired, blue eyed, black eyed, fat or thin, Democrat Republican, rapper, classical musician, hates all music, deaf, blind, disabled, able bodied, able minded, rich, poor, straight, LGBTQ, religious, atheist,  high IQ, low IQ, artistic inclined or can only scribble or any where in between.... they are unique.

You can not assume that all women are rash decision makers! Just like you can't assume that all whites are rascist or all blacks are hoodlums. (Or vice versa!) Or that everyone with a mental illness is dangerous. (Oh, ya knew I was going to throw that in there.)

I could keep going with this. I really could. But I won't.   Just do me a favor and stop the stereo types. Stop the aasumptions. Stop the double standards. It's all bullshit. All it does is perpetuate hate.

Note: Rapper T.I. did later sent out a tweet apologizing for what he said, saying it was "unequivocally insensitive and wrong." I'm think an apology is nice, but changing your way of thinking would be better.

Here is the link to where I got his quote and tweet from, if you would like to read more.

Now, me personally, I'd love to see a heavy set, rapping, disabled, Native American woman and her wife with several adopted children run for president. If anything, to see how many would pay attention to her platform. Forget the world not being ready. Why not make the world explode! Change is good.

Namaste y'all!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Would You Like Mayo With That?!?

Recently, I got an email from a great company informing me I would soon be receiving a package. That company was Influenster and that package was a VoxBox. Now, I have received a few such boxes in the past and have always been super happy with what I have found inside. Needless to say, I was truly excited. 

Reading further into the email, I realized it was for Hellmann's mayonnaise. Mayo? In a box? I was intrigued. Why would Hellmann's be sending mayo to testers on the West Coast? Hellmann's is an East Coast thing. Here Hellmann's goes by the name Best Food's. (You know, kind of like how Hardy's back East is Carl's Jr. here on in the West? Ya. Weird, but true.) I was doubting that was the reason for the VoxBox, but it did make me wonder. Eagerly, I waited for the box.

When it arrived, I ripped that sucker open like it was a chocolate Santa on Christmas morning. What could it be?!? A new flavor? A name change? New packaging?  AH!  NEW PACKAGING!!! So, naturally, I  whipped out my camera and conducted a full on photo shoot and unboxing video. Who wouldn't?