Forgiveness- A Passive Vent(Note: I elect to call this a vent as I am not structuring it in any way, shape or form. I am merely writing what I think as I think it, with little regard to an essay-style format. Thank you.)If there is one thing I feel the DeviantArt community (or even the Internet as a whole) lacks, it's forgiveness. I firmly maintain that this stems from an unsaid maxim of the Internet. This "rule" postulates that offending somebody, be it intentional or otherwise, means that the offended individual has the full right to act however they please towards the offender. Regardless of whether you believe this is right, it does occur, and I'm sure you've seen it at some point. Everyone has the right to be upset, and it's inevitable that one day the source of our ire will be the actions of another. However, it is imperative that we must not allow our emotions to blind us in finding a diplomatic solution to our issues. We tend to concern ourselves so heavily over our own condition that
'Thugs and criminals'Some people, even some people we all know and love here on the Deviantarts, have described some recent events as "criminals" and "thugs" getting what they "deserve." They refer, of course, to the widely discussed issue of American police repeatedly killing black men.Let's look at some of these "criminals" and what they did to "deserve" being shot to death, shall we?-Trayvon Martin was unarmed, had no history of violence, and was walking home with snacks. We have no evidence that he threatened or harmed George Zimmerman except for Zimmerman's own claims, which occured after Zimmerman defied 911 operators and continued to stalk and harass this boy he did not know, who exhibited no criminal activity. Zimmerman, meanwhile, has a history of violence and domestic abuse, including threatening an ex wife with a gun.-No evidence demonstrates that Mike Brown commited a crime.
Ten of the worst anti-feminism argumentsA growing number of people on Deviantart fancy themselves part of an "anti social justice" movement. In their eyes, white, straight men are being unfairly bullied and oppressed by women, minorities and the LGBT community. To them, requests for equal treatment somehow go too far, and backlash against the prejudiced is somehow a greater evil than prejudice was to begin with. Eventually I'll be writing something like this for racial issues, but for now, we're going to focus on the increasingly hostile, extremist "anti-feminist" subculture and the faultiest talking points of their agenda.Argument: "You're the real misogynist by painting women as victims"This common "point" is a surefire way to make yourself look like a remorseless villain. The idea behind this sad tactic is to make the "feminist" feel like they're insulting women by insinuating that discrimination affects women at all, the idea being that only "weak" women would ever have a problem with misogynistic behavior to be
Loving A Guy Who Cannot Love Himself.Firstly, tell him that he doesn't necessarily need to be the “strongest” man in the world,that if he cries, you won't look down on him for it,that you won't call him weak.Tell him that he doesn't have to like sports, or fishing, or football, or any of the “mainstream” things that boys are “supposed” to like.Let him know that liking art, or dancing, or singing or acting doesn't make him gay, doesn’t make him any less of a man, it just makes him who he is.A human being.And for goodness sakes, tell him that blue does not have to be his favorite color, than he can indulge in pink, or purple or even magenta!And to the girl who take on the task, remember please, that it is not always the Knight who saves the Princess.No, this time, the Princess may need to save the Knight.Do not pour your problems onto him, rather, balance each other out.Be a shoulder to cry on. A friend to be there. A love that never leaves.Perhaps more than often,