I’m so tired of people asking me, "Where are your hearing aids?" and “Why won’t you wear your hearing aids?” Ok….let me get one thing straight. If someone refuses to wear a t-shirt, no one says "Where is that shirt of yours?" Now a lot of you may say… "Oh that’s…
Everyone go home, this is THE single cutest picture on the entire internet. I will ALWAYS reblog this.
This shit always pumps me up.
Whenever I have a chance to talk to kids about my piercings and tattoos and lifestyle, and they have that look of wonder and admiration, I just want to die inside.
There is nothing cuter than letting a curious little girl loop her finger through my stretched lobe to show her that it doesn’t hurt.
And there’s nothing more reassuring than having a group of kids tell me they think my jewelry looks pretty on my face.
I think it’s so important for people of an “alternative” style or lifestyle to connect like this with the up and coming generations. We have a chance to alter their perceptions. Even if it’s not so visible as spiked studs on a jacket or 3/4” holes through your earlobes, the way we present ourselves does not have to directly correlate with whether or not we are bad or good people.
It’s one of the few things left that is remarkably beautiful about society— kids, no matter their upbringing, are curious and open-minded.
TRIGGER WARNING …
So, by now you have all heard of 22 year old Elliot Rodger who went on a killing spree in Isla Vista, a community in Santa Barbara, California. One Friday night, Elliot shot and killed 7 people, including himself, close to the University of California Santa Barbara campus.
Prior to his violent shooting rampage, Elliot recorded a video titled, Day of Retribution in which he states, “college is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure. In those years I’ve had to rot in in loneliness, it’s not fair.” and “you girls have never been attracted to me, I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted to me, but I will punish you all for it”.
About a month ago, after seeing some of Elliot’s YouTube videos, his family contacted authorities. Law Enforcement interviewed Elliot and said they found him to be a ‘perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human’ and took no further action.
Now we have media outlets labeling Elliot as a “mad man”, “spoiled brat”, “misunderstood”, “good human” etc and continuing to file this mass murder under mental health.
Understand that no one is saying that he did not suffer from mental illness, I’m sure he does. But we CANNOT ignore the fact that this mass killing was rooted in his hate of women (misogyny) and inability to properly deal with rejection. There is much to unpack about this incident, how it was handled and how it will be portrayed in the media, but for now I’ll post some tweets from those of us responding to the shooting on twitter.
For more info about the shooting: http://bit.ly/1mjerdo
Elliot Rodgers, Day of Retribution video: http://youtu.be/FWWGtee14pA
Elliot was also racist: http://bit.ly/1h0BniC
Three more bodies found at Elliot’s apartment: http://bit.ly/RnzYWP
Elliot Rodgers 140 page manifesto, My Twisted World: http://bit.ly/1nGaWwX
Literally me when I hurt people
oh god oh god oh god im so sorry is it here did i hurt you here oh god im so sorry friend
OMG AT THE END WHEN HE JUST SCOOPS THE CAT’S HEAD TO HIS CHEST. FUCK.
I will reblog this until the day I die
#YesAllWomen is trending on Twitter right now.
This is very important.
Right now, men just need to shut up, read these and learn. We HAVE to do better.