tears in my eyes; solidarity arising from such horrible situations is bittersweet.
This is a fairly common gesture when doing peaceful protests, the hands up are there to show you are unarmed (and in this case protesting peacefully) so there’s no reason to violently suppress you, so, as far as I know, it’s a pretty natural human gesture and one that is particularly spread by the media as the way you show armed forces that you are unarmed and therefore not a threat (“freeze! put your hands up!”
Had anyone noticed the protests in Venezuela or Brazil (to give the two closest examples to where I’m from, there were many more protests around the world) just a few months back, you’d have seen any sort of variation of that gesture, specially at the front lines directly in front of any armed security force (police/national guard/army)
C’mon guys, that story is a real tear-jerker, but not everything revolves around the US, and stories like that further serve to write a version of world history where things revolve around US events and the rest of the world gets relegated to a background role.
Yes, the Ferguson protests are very important in the context of the US, but all around the world there are wars raging and governments abusing and violating the human rights of peaceful protesters, so saying the HK protesters are raising their hands in solidarity with Ferguson instead of, for example, war-torn Syria, seems just so wrong to me.
meanwhile, this week on gotham
Says the guy from Ohio
His parents lived in Ohio. He lived in the moment.
It’s a cute little thing though.
Just filled out my health insurance forms!
yeah!!! fucking around with health insurance forms!!!!
I hate when people complain about “oh health forms are stupid they want my biological sex instead of my gender!!!!” or “they only have male or female!!!”
There’s a reason for that, you dumb fucks, and they’re referring to biological sex
Different health risks are present in different sexes, and whatever gender is in your head does not change the fact that if you were born female, you have a higher risk for certain cancers and osteoporosis, and if you were born male you have a higher risk for heart disease and often a shorter lifespan than a female.
In other words, your biological sex is an important factor in health and health insurance, and your special snowflake status doesn’t change that.
Coulda said it nicer but it’s true; it’s about health.
No. There gets a point where nice doesn’t work. There’s too many stupid ass angsty teens on here that are gonna get themselves seriously hurt or sick because they wanna be a special fucking snowflake. Lemme tell you a thing. Doctors don’t give a flying fuck what you identify as. All they want to know is do you have two X chromosomes or an XY? Because cancer and lupus and certain medicines don’t give a flying fuck what pronouns you use. This is about your fucking LIFE. stop being angsty for TWELVE SECONDS because when you’re in an ambulance or going into cardiac arrest or whatever the situation may be, it’s ESSENTIAL that you get your head out of your ass long enough to tell them your BIOLOGICAL SEX that you were BORN WITH. It literally may save your life.
This is so important.
Practicing hands on hips because yO THATS WEIRDLY HARD TO DRAW FOR ME
IT’S THAT TIME!
oooo yeah! go for it!!