Folding, spindeling, and mutilating lauguage for fun since Aug, 2004
Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Dear Amy,

God don't like ugly, and honey, that's just an UGLY way to talk.

It would be better if all people were able to consistantly make good decisions for themselves.  It would be great if people chose not to have children they can't support.  It would be lovely if all women could avoid hooking up with crappy men...

But there is a way to say that, and a way not to.  AFFIRMING the humanity of someone while critiquing their choices is generally the way to go.  Although, goodness knows, Ive screwed up a few times myself on that point.

You have a perfect right to talk about black women "sqeezing out litters" and you have a right to blame the victim when she gets shot by police...

...but other people have a right to point out that you are just being plain ugly.

You know, most people at some point in their lives say something ugly and when it's pointed out to them, they regret it and apologize for it.

Just a thought.

 

 

Tuesday, 12 August 2008 11:22:34 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [2] | #
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