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someday-youwillfindme:

Rae: “I just can’t eat in front of people.”

Stacey: “Why not?”

Rae: “Well, because, if I eat unhealthy food, then people will think ‘Oh, look at that fat cow. No wonder she got to that size,’ and if I eat healthy food, then they think ‘Well, who’re you trying to kid, love? You didn’t get to that size by eating salads.’”

(from My Mad Fat Diary,series 2, episode 3)

I know this seems stupid but it is how I feel when I eat in public.

It’s bad that we live in a society where you think you’re judged for every action you make. I just hope that the girls I will work with will be able to overcome this and have better self-esteem that I ever had.

shit-settlers-said
shit-settlers-said:

Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente (1950- ), explaining why pre-contact Indigenous people were “savages”, 2008:

"North American native peoples had a neolithic culture based on subsistence living and small kinship groups. They had not developed broader laws or institutions, a written language, evidence-based science, mathematics or advanced technologies. The kinship groups in which they lived were very small, simply organized and not very productive. Other kinship groups were regarded as enemies, and the homicide rate was probably rather high. Until about 30 years ago, the anthropological term for this developmental stage was “savagery”… Claims about aboriginal contributions to civilization are also vastly overstated. Did the Iroquois Confederacy really influence the Declaration of Independence? Sorry, no. Do native medicinal herbs play an important role in modern drugs? No.”

Source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/what-dick-pound-said-was-really-dumb—-and-also-true/article716641/

The last sentence really bugs me: “But to say that aboriginal people were just as sophisticated as the Europeans - that’s just nonsense.”Why is European culture considered superior and sophisticated? Why is the European way the best? Today, we live in a world that originates from European influences and what do we see in today’s societies? We see poor people who can barely afford to live in decent conditions, social problematics, a huge gap between the rich and the poor… We live in societies were we have to vote for someone who we know is lying but we hope we voted for the lesser “asshole”. We live in a society where we created global warming because we want to industrialized even more. We live in a society where there is no concept of community, that we can count on anyone if something happens. We live our lives as individuals, and we are so insensitive to other people’s misery that they are marginalized even more. We live in a society where women can’t even walk alone at night because they have the fear of being kidnapped, raped and murdered, and we actually say this kind of society is SOPHISTICATED?I’m not saying my ancestors who are Anishinabe had the best system in place, but at least we were strong, and we respected people and the environment my we lived in. At least we had leaders who were chosen from the community, and that they only acted as spokespersons as decisions were made by consensus. At least we didn’t think one person should live in poverty, and that we all helped each other to live decently.Why can’t governing systems be sophisticated in their own way? Why is it only the European way sophisticated? If anything, they are the most unsophisticated because it is so self-centred that they don’t care what happens around them, as long as they get their personal needs met.

shit-settlers-said:

Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente (1950- ), explaining why pre-contact Indigenous people were “savages”, 2008:

"North American native peoples had a neolithic culture based on subsistence living and small kinship groups. They had not developed broader laws or institutions, a written language, evidence-based science, mathematics or advanced technologies. The kinship groups in which they lived were very small, simply organized and not very productive. Other kinship groups were regarded as enemies, and the homicide rate was probably rather high. Until about 30 years ago, the anthropological term for this developmental stage was “savagery”… Claims about aboriginal contributions to civilization are also vastly overstated. Did the Iroquois Confederacy really influence the Declaration of Independence? Sorry, no. Do native medicinal herbs play an important role in modern drugs? No.”

Source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/what-dick-pound-said-was-really-dumb—-and-also-true/article716641/

The last sentence really bugs me: “But to say that aboriginal people were just as sophisticated as the Europeans - that’s just nonsense.”

Why is European culture considered superior and sophisticated? Why is the European way the best? Today, we live in a world that originates from European influences and what do we see in today’s societies? We see poor people who can barely afford to live in decent conditions, social problematics, a huge gap between the rich and the poor… We live in societies were we have to vote for someone who we know is lying but we hope we voted for the lesser “asshole”. We live in a society where we created global warming because we want to industrialized even more. We live in a society where there is no concept of community, that we can count on anyone if something happens. We live our lives as individuals, and we are so insensitive to other people’s misery that they are marginalized even more. We live in a society where women can’t even walk alone at night because they have the fear of being kidnapped, raped and murdered, and we actually say this kind of society is SOPHISTICATED?

I’m not saying my ancestors who are Anishinabe had the best system in place, but at least we were strong, and we respected people and the environment my we lived in. At least we had leaders who were chosen from the community, and that they only acted as spokespersons as decisions were made by consensus. At least we didn’t think one person should live in poverty, and that we all helped each other to live decently.

Why can’t governing systems be sophisticated in their own way? Why is it only the European way sophisticated? If anything, they are the most unsophisticated because it is so self-centred that they don’t care what happens around them, as long as they get their personal needs met.

sidegrl

sidegrl:

BOLD what applies to you:

Appearance:

  • I am 5’4 or shorter.
  • I have scars. 
  • I tan easily.
  • I wish my hair was a different color.
  • I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color. 
  • I have a tattoo.
  • I am self-conscious about my appearance.
  • I have/I’ve had/I need braces.
  • I wear glasses.
  • I’d get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free, scar-free (and painless).
  • I’ve been told I’m attractive by a complete stranger. 
  • I have more than 2 piercings.
  • I have piercings in places besides my ears.
  • I have freckles.


Family/Home Life:

  • I’ve sworn at my parents. 
  • I’ve been kicked out of the house.
  • I have a sibling less than one year old.
  • I want to have kids someday.
  • I have children.
  • I’ve lost a child.


Embarrassment:

  • I’ve slipped out a “lol” in a spoken conversation.
  • Disney movies still make me cry.
  • I’ve snorted while laughing.
  • I’ve laughed so hard I’ve cried.
  • I’ve glued my hand to something.
  • I’ve laughed till some kind of beverage came out of my nose.
  • I’ve had my pants rip in public.


Health:

  • I was born with a disease/impairment.
  • I’ve had stitches.
  • I’ve broken a bone.
  • I’ve had my tonsils removed.
  • I’ve sat in a doctor’s office with a friend.
  • I’ve had my wisdom teeth removed.
  • I’ve had surgery.
  • I’ve had chicken pox.


Traveling:

  • I’ve driven over 200 miles in one day.
  • I’ve been to Canada.
  • I’ve been to Niagara Falls.
  • I’ve been to Japan.
  • I’ve Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
  • I’ve been to Spain.
  • I’ve been to Africa.
  • I’ve been to France.
  • I’ve been to London.


Experiences:

  • I’ve been lost in my city.
  • I’ve seen a shooting star.
  • I’ve wished on a shooting star.
  • I’ve seen a meteor shower.
  • I’ve gone out in public in my pajamas.
  • I’ve pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
  • I’ve been to a casino.
  • I’ve been skydiving.
  • I’ve gone skinny dipping.
  • I’ve played spin the bottle.
  • I’ve crashed a car. 
  • I’ve been skiing
  • I’ve been in a play.
  • I’ve met someone in person from the internet.
  • I’ve caught a snowflake on my tongue.
  • I’ve seen the Northern Lights.
  • I’ve sat on a roof top at night.
  • I’ve played chicken.
  • I’ve played a prank on someone.
  • I’ve ridden in a taxi.
  • I’ve seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • I’ve eaten Sushi.
  • I’ve been snowboarding.


Relationships:

  • I’m single.
  • I’m in a relationship.
  • I’m engaged.
  • I’m married.
  • I’ve gone on a blind date.
  • I’ve been the dumpee more than the dumper.
  • I miss someone right now.
  • I have a fear of abandonment.
  • I’ve been divorced.
  • I’ve had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back. 


Sexuality:

  • I’ve had a crush on someone of the same gender.
  • I’ve kissed a member of the same gender.
  • I’ve had sex with more than one person at the same time.
  • I am a cuddler.
  • I’ve been kissed in the rain.
  • I’ve had sex outdoors.
  • I’ve hugged a stranger.
  • I have kissed a stranger.
  • I have had sex with a stranger.


Honesty/Crime:

  • I’ve done something I promised someone else I wouldn’t.
  • I have lied to my parents about where I am.
  • I am keeping a secret from the world.
  • I’ve cheated while playing a game.
  • I’ve run a red light.
  • I’ve been suspended from school.
  • I’ve witnessed a crime.
  • I’ve been in a fist fight.
  • I’ve been arrested.
  • I’ve shoplifted. 


Drugs/Alcohol:

  • I’ve consumed alcohol.
  • I’ve smoked a cigarette.
  • I`ve smoked pot.
  • I regularly drink.
  • I’ve taken painkillers when I didn’t need them.
  • I’ve done hard drugs.
  • I’ve been addicted to an illegal drug