legalizeflorals asked: Because dropping out of college or high school or not going to college makes you dumb and unimportant. The men pictured are dumb and unimportant, not all dropouts. Obviously education is super crucial, but uneducated people aren't dumb. That's a really entitled opinion. It's like all those rich white straight guys at Harvard.
I completely understand where you’re coming from; however, it is not my opinion that uneducated people are dumb, nor did I ever say it was, and I think maybe you shouldn’t attack people off the get-go for things they haven’t even personally said. I did not make the graphic, but I found it funny that people listen to white old men bigots who do not fully grasp the topics they try to discuss.
The point of the image (in my opinion) is that maybe if these men had been fully educated (obviously a big stretch here with the maybe), they wouldn’t so actively be against women’s rights and gay rights and minority rights. The other point I took from the image is that these are the kinds of voices we tune into on the media instead of legitimate, educated news sources (like TRMS, though of course there is always a bias in reporting no matter how educated you are). The point of the graphic (and again, these are my opinions of the graphic, not necessarily what the creator intended) is that you wouldn’t listen to a preacher about psychology unless he or she had a dual degree; you wouldn’t trust a plumber to do the construction on your house; you wouldn’t ask a mechanic to do your heart surgery (again, unless they are also well-versed and knowledgable about the topic- I myself do not have a women’s studies degree, but I have taken the time to educate myself in the subject quite heavily). So why are we listening to white men that not only lack the degrees in the topics of politics/economics/women’s studies/etc., who also do not fall within any of those categories to even have the personal experience to discuss the topics (ie. a woman, minority, disabled individual, gay, etc.)? They all are old white men from more privileged backgrounds.
The other key difference is that these men HAD the opportunities, the potential to get an education, and they threw it away. They were not uneducated, or denied the right to an education. So they are clearly very different than the underprivileged youth who aren’t even given a chance to go to college. They are two completely different animals; these men chased money and fame to run off their mouths about shit they blatantly don’t know; the general uneducated population would do anything to get to a university if they were able to. So in my head, these college dropouts are not the uneducated; they’re the intentionally ignorant (and again, I’m not talking about the kids whose scholarships were revoked or lost their jobs or just couldn’t afford [emotionally or financially] to continue college despite their best efforts. I’m talking about the lazy rich dudes who think they are above the time and energy required to be a truly well-educated individual.).
I hope you can see that I neither a) think that uneducated people are dumb (considering I regularly post about young girls in 3rd world countries making substantial scientific discoveries/having brilliant IQs and such) without a formal education. or b) have an entitled opinion. I have a feeling that you only saw this post, and unfortunately made a grand assumption about me without actually looking through the history of this blog. In the future, I’d encourage you not to make such quick assumptions without taking the time to delve into investigating whether or not those assumptions are valid.
Full video This is beyond brilliant.
I came to realize that we don’t raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women.
Don McPherson, former NFL quarterback, feminist, educator (via beeewalsh)
he speaks the truth
oh wait, no it’s not.
Love this talk, inspiring education for women everywhere.
While it’s nice that they tried to point out this unfortunate aspect of the film industry, I would have much preferred if they actually had more than two main female cast members when the title is 7 Psychopaths. I haven’t seen the film, so perhaps I’m judging too harshly, but when Imdb only has three females on the main cast listing, and one of their names is “blonde lady,” I feel my assumptions are fairly accurate. Plus the fact that this conversation is between two men…
Sometimes (most of the time) I hate the world we live in.
Yesterday we reported on the virtual sweeping-under-the-rug of the death of Dione Payne, 16, of Dayton, Ohio. The Dayton Daily News, one of the only local sources to report on the rape, and beating death of the youth seemed more interested in focusing on the “troubled past” of the victim, instead of the past of the murderers.
Michael A. Geldrich, 36, and Michael J. Watson, 39, are both being held in the Warren County Jail for the December 1 beating death of the young Payne. Miami Valley Hospital workers discovered that Payne had been sexually assaulted during the attack. Hospital personnel contacted Middletown police and stated the teen had been sexually assaulted, according to the police report. But thus far, no rape charges have been brought, and hate crime charges have been dismissed point blank by Franklin Police Chief Russ Whitman, who said there is “no evidence” that there was a racial motive to the rape and murder of this 16-year-old African American.
To add insult to injury, some local media reports have fixated on a checkered history of the juvenile: possessing narcotics, and even allegations that he had fired gun shots in the past. They talked about morbid comments made on his Facebook account before the day he was raped and beaten to death. They even called the 16-year-old out for getting arrested for littering. What they did not do was explain why the police have ruled out a racial motive to the attack, and why the Warren County Prosecutor has neither pursued hate crime charges, nor even charged the attackers with rape.
These questions still remain unanswered. But there is more that we can do besides reading about this frustrating account and getting on with our day in silence. What can you do? Well for starters, contact the Warren County Prosecutor, who is now handling the case. Demand that all crimes committed against 16 year old Dione Payne be presented to the grand jury on Michael A. Geldrich and Michael J. Watson- for the hate crime of rape, robbery and murder! The prosecutor can be contacted at the number and email below:
Ask why these criminals have not been charged for raping the 16-year-old boy who they murdered. Also ask why hate crime charges are being excluded, when this does not seem to have been a common practice for these drug buyers to rape and beat-to-death previous people who they have tried to procure narcotics from.
Are these charges being brushed off because there were drugs potentially involved, or for some other reason that neither the police, the City of Franklin nor the local media are reporting.
SPREAD THE WORD and get people involved. Tell everyone you know who thinks this 16-year-old rape and murder victim deserves justice, in spite of his “troubled past”.
(Article by Micah Naziri; image via PBSpot)