— Kathleen Hanna
I don’t understand why women are so keen on ‘identifying’ with someone from Sex and the City. Seriously. I just realised that I’m ‘such a Miranda!’ and am genuinely losing my mind because that future is so bleak and terrifying and what if I really do end up overfeeding my cat just so it won’t consume me when I die alone in my self-owned apartment?
I’M NOT EVEN 20 YET WHAT IS HAPPENING
Free speech doesn’t include the right to speak your mind on any forum anywhere. The government may not prevent you from speaking, but private parties, like blog owners or corporations, aren’t required to let you use their property as your platform.
Free speech doesn’t include the right to be believed or to be taken seriously. People may mock, ridicule or laugh at what you say, or they may reject it outright.
Free speech doesn’t include the right to be listened to. People who don’t desire to hear your opinion can hang up on you, block you on social media, change the channel, close the browser tab. Free speech doesn’t give you the right to bombard people with harassing messages or otherwise force them to pay attention to you against their will.
And free speech doesn’t include the right to suffer no consequences whatsoever for your expressed opinions."
When times get tough, all I need is to read Humans of New York. It’s a reminder that, no matter how bad things seem, there is always beauty within people around you.
In a colorblind society, White people, who are unlikely to experience disadvantages due to race, can effectively ignore racism in American life, justify the current social order, and feel more comfortable with their relatively privileged standing in society (Fryberg, 2010).
Most minorities, however, who regularly encounter difficulties due to race, experience colorblind ideologies quite differently. Colorblindness creates a society that denies their negative racial experiences, rejects their cultural heritage, and invalidates their unique perspectives."
— Monica Williams, Ph.D for Psychology Today, “Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism