Hey everyone, so i dont know if anyone will stop and read this but i recommend stopping for a few minutes to consider this idea thats been stuck in my head for the last little while. My title might have hinted that this is about equality, it is, not just gender or sexuality or animal rights i mean everything, no im not a ‘tree hugger’ as some people put it, or even a vegetarian we can all blame bacon for that. I guess I’ll start with one of the lesser though of things that some of you probably havent considerd much.
I was at my locker the other day and this girl was flirting with a boy, i didnt hear the whole thing but what caught my attention was “You can’t hit me I’m a girl” DO NOT miss understand me here i am in no way a supporter of women beating, but i was extremely offended by this, also because she latter started ‘play’ hitting him. As a female and a supporter of equality and equal rights i believe, feel free to disagree here but if i hit anyone male female trans the list can go on depending on how they view themselves, i have no issue with them hitting me right back.
Another thing i had an issue with is “All men are the same” this implies that the baby boy in the hospital is equal to the murderer sitting in a jail cell, i’m aware that not everyone had a little brother, a son, father, grandfather, uncle or a best male friend, but for those people think of the baby in the hospital and the man in prison and ask yourself, who would you rather sit next to on a plane? or on the bus? who would you help?
So the next time you try and tell yourself that its ok to hit him cuz your a girl and he cant hit you look a littler farther into that thought, and the next time your boyfriend cheats on you think about it a little more before you condemn the entire male population for his mistake.
Another thought i’ve had swimming around in my head lately would be homeless people, when you see a homeless person you may have a mix of emotions ranging from pity to disgust, but many people see them as drug addicts or thief’s or any number of horrible things, but din=d you ever look at a woman on the street and see a mother? or a grandmother? look at a man on the street and ask yourself whos father he is? whos son is he? ask yourself how he ended up like that, drugs? maybe, lazy? its definitely a possibility, but that cant be true for every homeless man, woman and child, people fall on hard times, people get abandoned by their families when their needed most. Bankruptcy, mental illness, the list goes on but bottom line is theres always another way, theres always something you can do, buy someone lunch today, give them a blanket in the winter, a cool drink in the summer, take them to a shelter, help them help themselves, encourage them to change their life, its never too late to turn back.
Another thing that suffers scrutiny is weight, one of the main things going through people minds is who can fit into their jeans and who cant, who’s throwing up to lose wight and who’s eating pizza with ex toppings for lunch. Love your body, that’s the best advice i can give anyone on their weight is love it, its your skin, if you dont like is decide you dont based solely on your opinion not your neighbors, your husband or your boyfriend, if YOU wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and decide to gain a few pounds- GO FOR IT- as long as your not hurting yourself or others why not? i was at a resterant (spelling sorry) a month or two ago and when i ordered the hamburger with poutien on the side instead of the salad the waitress thought it necessary to ask me 4 times if im sure i don’t want the salad. No i do not want the salad, i love poutien and you can say its cuz I’m Canadian if you want you go float that stereotypical boat of yours but i like meat, cheese and gravy is, in my opinion a very important part of the diet, and considering i lost 25 pounds before this i get offended when people deem it necessary for me to want to be a size zero, i went from a size 8 to a size 4 in a year, i am proud of myself and i will strut my stuff, but i made that decision for me and only me. i wanted to be able to say i dont need to bring my inhaler with me everywhere in the winter and summer, i wanted to be able to tell myself i can eat healthy without missing everything i love (meat, poutien etc) and i didnt starve to do it, i didnt take any weight loss pills that are thrown in peoples face day in and day out, i’m not gona lie i stopped comming home and having my milk and cookies for a snack after school and the amount of bacon on my plate switched with the amount of eggs i had durring Saturday breakfasts, and i did start packing my own lunch, i walked more, i ran, started swimming more and going to the gym, but my life didn’t change, my family was supportive and anyone who made fun of me was repelled from my inner circle. i liked my body before, and there’s no problem being a size 8 or a zero but i made that change for me and no one else. moral of the story? if it aint broke don’t fix it, if your happy with yourself then anyone who says otherwise doesn’t deserve to be in your life. yes their in unhealthy weights and some people do need help but that also has to do with your body type, dont listen to those weight loss comercals telling you there’s something wrong with you because the only person who has that right is YOU.
This isnt the end of my equality rant, there are so many other things you dont even think of, how you treat kids, how you raise them , how you dress them, how to treat dissabled people, when you yelled at the server at the fast food resteraunt and many many more, stop and take a second view, how you view the situation, look at it from their perspective, religion, ohhh religion the wars, murders and countless scrutiny’s put on relieion, the laws based around it and the reason so many people are separated and hated, i’ll get onto that another time but my hands are tierd of typing, so if your did stop and read my rant feel free to comment or message me about any questions or concerns, stay tuned for my next tantrum.