AOC was correct. She was against billions of dollars in handouts/welfare for the richest guy in America.
She’s still just bigoted typical TERF garbage by content.
Mate I know for a fact this post is about me and let me tell you-
You didn’t have a fucking counter argument.
You took a strawman that TERFs perpetuate CONSTANTLY and applied it to some random anonymous “trans guy that is actually cis” to try to prove your “point”
No, you didn’t have a counter argument. At all.
You’re a horrid dedicated bigot and a TERF. TERFs lack basic ethics so no one needs to entertain your paragraphs of you taking a fit we can find in TERF reddit groups any day of the week.
the transwomenmenwhatever on this site are so fucking stupid and so PAINFULLY bad at DEBATING. its such a waste of time to even entertain them but when they, after ive written out a long, thought out, well spoken arguement, tag– not even reply! just TAG– their reblog “you didnt even have a counter arguement” or some shit like that, i get so ANGRY.
just because u have the reading comprehension of a fucking yogurt lid doesnt mean the arguement isnt there. ur just a fucking moron that fetishised homosexuals.
Marginalized people shouldn’t have to “debate” their own existence.
This is just another example of TERFs sounding literally exactly like bigoted conservatives.
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Things corporations make their employees do because they thing customers like it (hint: we don’t)
1) Verbally greeting every person who enters the store. I swear to God, the poor cashier at my local Dollar General is going to lose her voice. She probably has nightmares that include “Welcome to Dollar General!”
2) Force them to wear uniforms. All it takes for me to identify an employee is a name badge, or maybe a vest or something. That’s it. My retail purchasing brain will not crumble into righteous offense if your employee isn’t shoved into a hot, uncomfortable poly/cotton polo and gut-cinching khaki pants. There is nothing about that ensemble that creates a “professional work atmosphere.” It’s Wal-mart, buddy. No one is looking for a professional work atmosphere at the place they go to buy toilet paper.
3) Forcing restaurant employees to take their meals in “the break room”, even when they buy the food from the restaurant they work in. If I see staff eating at one of the open restaurant tables in the corner, you know what I think? Nothing. They’re people eating, just like everyone else in there.
They say expectations can create behavior, so maybe we should step back and wonder if the monster-customer isn’t a creation of the corporate world assuming every customer is a monster and catering to it.
I’d like to add:
4) Banning employees from having a water bottle even when they’re stuck at a till or booth and cannot leave to get a drink. If it’s under the counter, I don’t see it (and it’s already a mess under counters as it is, putting a water bottle into that chaos won’t do anything). And if someone takes a drink from one, I don’t even register it because staying hydrated should be seen as normal.
5) Forcing employees to apologize for anything and everything, from stock issues to not carrying items to customers breaking shit. Demanding this from employees just strengthens the idea that retail workers are lesser beings who are never allowed to say no or call out assholes while making customers feel like they’re superior and can do no wrong.
6) Banning employees from talking to each other. As long as they’re aware of things and can drop it to help a customer, what’s the big deal? It’s a way better experience to walk into a place and see the employees talking and laughing than into a place that’s silent outside of the radio where the employees’ eyes are glazed over because they aren’t allowed to have a human connection while on the clock.
7) Forcing employees to stand for their entire shift, even banning leaning against the counter, even when there are no customers. There is nothing unprofessional about sitting.
8) Forcing employees to SIT for their entire shift. (Mainly in call center work I’ve found). Sitting in the same uncomfortable position at the computer for hours on end is not good for anyone, there is no reason why employees shouldn’t be able to stand up and stretch. We’re not toddlers, someone standing to stretch isn’t going to disrupt the entire call center for goodness sakes.
i firmly believe that “customers like it” is just a thinly veiled excuse for american corporations’ exerting this level of control over workers. I’m absolutely certain that a no-talking-to-fellow-workers rule is a calculated attempt to prevent workers from unionizing—i believe that it was common in factories 100 years ago to have such a rule, specifically to make worker uprisings more difficult.
There’s probably one rich customer who complained about something ridiculous because they can, so now they force all employees to coddle that one rich customer.
The whole jocks vs nerds thing is oversimplified crap, but I never see discussions that actually get at why. It’s not that “people don’t get bullied for being nerds”, it’s not that jocks are actually all big cuddly nice guys, it’s not that people somehow need to be bullied to stop them being weird. Stop with that bullshit.
It tries to put people into clear categories that obscure a lot of reality. People get bullied for all sorts of reasons. Some of them fit what we’d think of as nerdy. Many of them are about oppressed groups. Most of them are about being different in some way.
But putting people into categories of “jocks” and “nerds” ignores this. It makes it seem as though bullying is just inevitable; they’re that kind of person and you’re this kind of person, so of course they bully you because that’s just how things always go! “Nerd” isn’t an oppressed class, so that term is used to avoid talking about the ways it often refers especially to neurodivergent people.
It also portrays bullying only as something that happens to groups of people, and ignores cases where an individual is bullied and has nobody else on their side. Nerds are a group with their own different kind of social prestige; being different is seen as something you can be proud of as long as you’re different in the same way as these other people. It isolates lone victims even further.
On the other hand, there’s the weird aspirational stuff, like where people say oh someday you’ll be rich and the bullies will be working for you. This is pretty similar to when autistic kids are told stuff like oh all these famous scientists were probably autistic and autistic people have special skills.
This is often well intentioned, but it does no real favours to anyone. It devalues non-academic kinds of intelligence. It demeans working class people and portrays poverty as some kind of punishment for bad behaviour. At the same time, it excuses bullies by implying they’re just not smart enough to understand that their actions are wrong.
It also denies the experiences of bullying victims who aren’t academically inclined. And for those who are, it implies that their worth and their right to be treated fairly must be earned with intellectual achievements.
When did I say that? I’m clearly against spanking.
You want to understand autistic people? Listen to autistic people.
You want to understand “low functioning” autistic people? Listen to autistic people who have or used to have the relevant traits.
Either way, there’s no reason to ignore autistic people. It is literally impossible for an allistic person’s perception of autistic people to be accurate.
When a non-spanked child has behavior problems, people assume that the reason is lack of discipline.
When a spanked child has behavior problems, people assume that the reason is the child being defective.
That’s why spanking works. Literally anything can be justified using spanker logic.
it means i can oppose war, american imperialism, the military industrial complex, and the cult of male violence without discounting the myriad factors that contribute to someone enlisting, including but not limited to millions of dollars spent annually to recruit children.
also means i’m disgusted with a culture that superficially venerates veterans for nationalist and capitalist purposes while simultaneously fucking them over re: housing and healthcare and suppressing veteran voices should their experience as a vet happen to inform anything resembling anti-military sentiment
Strict parents teach kids that punishment is a fact of life that they have to accept, not a consequence for their actions.
The kid does something. They’re punished. They stop doing it. They’re still punished (they’re punished for something else, for making a mistake, for being wrongly accused, for someone else’s actions, etc).
Since they’re going to be punished either way, they’ll see no point in even trying.
Spanking works because the times that it doesn’t work don’t count.
That’s literally the only reason.
Friendly reminder: when people say ‘as long as you tried your best’ it doesn’t mean ‘the best you could possibly have done ever’ it means ‘the best you were capable of at the time.’ Sometimes ‘trying your best’ is just getting out of bed in the morning. Just because you weren’t working yourself to the bone doesn’t mean you weren’t trying your best.
I wish I could get this into my brain.
Imagine that a group of people are running a mile. Most of them can do it in 6 minutes, but one of them can only run half as fast.
Those who can run it in 6 minutes know that their time is considered acceptable, so they’re allowed to run at their own pace. They’re not expected to run at top speed.
If the slower runner is allowed to run at their own pace, they’ll eventually finish in 12 minutes. Sure, it will take much longer, but at least they’ll eventually finish.
But if the slower runner is bullied for running too slow, they’ll try to sprint in order to keep up with the other runners. Maybe they’ll be able to at first, since the other runners are not running at top speed, but they’ll eventually be exhausted and unable to continue.
This is a post about disabled people and the expectation to “always try your best”.
Facts that adults don’t tell you about bullying
- Communication doesn’t work on bullies. Telling a bully they’re making you feel bad is the wrong way to go. They want to make you feel bad. That’s the point.
- being kind to a bully doesn’t always mean they’ll stop. Sometimes it means they’ll just use your kindness to manipulate you while still continuing to bully you.
- not every bully has a sympathetically tragic home life. Sometimes people are just mean. Sometimes people just get off on hurting others.
- on that note, a tough home life is a reason, not an excuse. You don’t have to put up with bullying because somebody’s life sucks, just like you don’t have to let someone mug you because they’re broke.
- in order to forgive someone, they have to apologize first. If your bully has not apologized to you, you do not owe them anything.
- getting bullied as a kid can still mess you up in adult life. Maybe kids grow out of being bullies, but the marks they left often don’t go away.
- there are ways to get people to stop bullying you, but they almost all involve being mean back.
- as long as parents keep raising shitty bullying kids, there will be bullies. No amount of assemblies and hand-drawn posters will fix the problem. It’s the parents’ fault.
-a lot of bullies dont think of themselves as bullies, either
- bullies do not bully you because they like you
- getting bullied as a kid can even mess you up as a teen
- ignoring does not work. it does not make them go away. it’s a lie told to make kids less “”problematic””
- do not feel bad about fighting back.
-Bullying is not character building or a normal part of growing up.
There was nothing normal about having every aspect of my whole life at that time being turned into something to laugh at. No part of me went untouched by bullying and I still have scars. That is not kids being kids, that is evil.
There was nothing normal about the boy who threatened to rape / murder me all through high school and tried to give me a soda spiked with vodka at Grad Nite. It would’ve made me blackout drunk and who knows what he might have done if I didn’t hurl the drink back at him and say it smelled bad. That is not boys will be boys, that is evil.
There was nothing normal about three girls throwing salad on me, smearing their blood soaked tampons all over my skin or shoving my head in a toilet. They pushed my head underwater, flushed so the water went up my nose, screamed ableist slurs into my ears whenever they pulled my head up to watch me gasp for air and laughed as they shoved me back under again. My windpipe was smashed flat against the bowl where the gap in the toilet seat was. They were trying to kill me. That is not girls being catty, that is evil.
There was nothing normal about a teacher, a TEACHER, setting me up to fail a choir audition in front of the whole choir class (all of them bullied me) and smirking at me when I sat down crying after she stopped me in the middle of the song I was auditioning with. That is not a teacher teaching humility, that is evil.
I attempted suicide at 16 because I hated myself and my life. That was 1996.
Bullying is evil and fuck you at anybody who says it’s not that bad.
Bullying is not caused by kids not being spanked enough. Kids are spanked, but it’s for things like talking back to their parents, not for bullying. Kids bully because they copy adults who bully.
The poor cried,
“We are starving. There is no more bread, and we have nothing to eat.”
The rich man said,
“Not my problem you don’t work for your bread,”
as if he did not snatch away the grain by his own greedy hands and create filling bread for his own overflowing mouth.
The poor cried,
“We are dying. There is no more medicine, and we’re all ill.”
The rich man said,
“Not my problem you don’t take care of yourselves,”
as if he did not buy all the medicine and raise prices so high
the gods themselves would not
be able to reach.
The poor people
and the rich man was satisfied…
Until they came knocking at his door one night;
their faces were sunken,
their flesh decaying,
their eyes sightless.
They were monsters
of the rich man’s
As they devoured his flesh,
the rich man cried,
“Please, spare me!”
The ravenous zombies said,
“Not our fault
you fattened yourself
Do y’all know where the phrase “eat the rich” comes from or do you just repeat it cause you heard it elsewhere?
It’s not a bad thing, I just saw someone say “we never said who would eat the rich” and realized a lot of y’all might not have heard the full quote
It’s from Rousseau and it’s “When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich"
And, well, there’s a lot of people with nothing to eat…
Millennials are refusing to bring people into this world who they can’t afford to support.
Sounds like fiscal responsibility to me.
Doing something becomes more difficult if you also have to focus on doing something else at the same time.
When neurotypical people are involved, this is treated like an obvious statement. For example, it’s why we have laws against texting while driving. By focusing on texting, you’ll focus less on driving and be more likely to crash.
But when disabled people are involved, people think forcing them to focus on many things at once will somehow help.
If an autistic person is forced to make eye contact, they’ll be less able to listen to what you’re saying. For autistic people, eye contact requires constantly reminding themselves to make eye contact, blocking out how painful it is, and controlling their facial expressions so the eye contact is not misinterpreted as flirting or aggression. Can you really expect someone to listen to what you’re saying while doing all that?
If someone has to focus on masking their autistic traits and appearing neurotypical, they’ll be less likely to be able to focus on learning actual necessary skills.
Imagine if learning how to safely text while driving was needed in order to pass your driving test, and someone who simply refused to text while driving was accused of not taking it seriously. That’s often how disabled people are treated.
“Kids these days have no respect because they’re not spanked enough.”
Teenage girls are sexually harassed by men in their 40s and older.
Customer service workers are often abused by older customers.
I guess that doesn’t count as disrespect.
And if your excuse is “free speech”, that just means you’re legally allowed to say it. It doesn’t mean you’re funny.