Apparently I’m on a hating things roll today.
You know what else I hate? People who are like “no copyright intended”. What does that even mean, no copyright intended? That you don’t intend to copyright this already copyrighted material? Good for you.
What you mean is no copyright infringement intended, dammit, and if a copyright infringement lawyer has been hired to take down copies of the video I’m pretty sure they don’t give a shit if you intended “copyright” or not.
This hello kitty shit was seriously Avril Lavigne’s attempt at a comeback? I’m mildly concerned that she thought this would work. Although I guess we are talking about it…
Incredibly enlightening…and incredibly angering.
SPEAKING of bullying people into agreeing with you, actually.
I don’t understand what people think boycotting companies that have a homophobe in a position of power is going to do. It would be different if the company itself was donating money to anti-gay causes (because your money would also be going to those causes, indirectly), but if the CEO happens to have stupid opinions, I don’t know what people think they’re gaining by refusing to shop at their establishment.
The best you’re going to get in this situation is a public apology or public change of heart to reverse the damage done to the company. At worst, it will make that person even less likely to agree with you than they were before the incident.
Identifying the root of the problem is much more effective than trying to force people to agree with you through tactics that won’t work.
I hate people who act as if slut-shaming is akin to being racist (and I especially hate the people who seem to think that it’s akin to murder). While I think it’s incredibly important to let women make their own decisions about their lives without being judged, the things called into question with “slut-shaming” are person choices, not innate qualities. Doing so called “slutty” things is definitely a choice made, and I think that puts it on a completely different level than something like race, which can’t be controlled at all. Adding to that, there’s such a complicated historical context to how we (in the US) view sex and sexual liberation that it seems too simplistic to just shout people down for “slut-shaming” without trying to understand the important and complex religious and cultural baggage that comes along with it.
I guess what I’m trying to say is what I’m always trying to say on this stupid website- true tolerance includes trying to understand and respect the opinions of people who don’t agree with you, not from trying to bully everyone into adopting your opinion.