Musings of A Crazy Cat Lady

Jul 12

http://thisisthinprivilege.tumblr.com/post/36907826777/but-what-about-the-thin-shaming-an-thinsplaintastic →

Jun 07

eatingconsciously:

If you’re vegan and on Facebook, it’s almost impossible to avoid seeing racist and disgusting statements such as these.  These ones were picked from merely a handful of posts in a matter of minutes.  They’re almost always related to photographs of dogs being slaughtered for meat somewhere in Southeast Asia.  Mostly, this hatred is directed at China and interestingly, most of the above comments came from photos that were taken in countries other than China.

Perhaps what’s most troubling about these comments are that the people posting them claim to be “vegan.”  Quite frankly, people like this are anything but.  As part of a commitment to nonviolence and eschewing oppression in all forms, racism can play no role in the vegan movement, nor should it be tolerated.  Sadly, it’s very rare that anyone on the comment threads calls these bigots out on their hatred and honestly, their ignorant and highly inconsistent viewpoints.

Surely, we expect Western people to be startled by images of “pets” being slaughtered for food, but as vegans, we should be the first to understand that these heinous acts are certainly no different from the ways in which we exploit and kill animals in this hemisphere.  Having the understanding that all animals deserve the same compassion and respect as animals we view as pets is a core philosophy among vegans, so the fact that these people don’t understand that is yet another indicator that these people aren’t actually vegan, beyond their blatant racism and violent ideologies.

Truthfully, these people tend to lack any general understanding regarding the real issues that need to be addressed surrounding animal exploitation.  They clearly are incapable, or unwilling, to understand that there are vegans in China, just as in every other country, and that consuming dogs and cats in nations beyond the one you’ve been socially conditioned to is a completely normal part of their culture.  It seems as though these people just use their “compassion for animals” as a front to espouse their racism.  

As a community, we need to begin exposing these people and their statements for what they are and explain to them that we will not tolerate this type of behavior as a movement based on the principles of nonviolence and compassion.  It’s certainly plausible that some of these people are just ignorant and need some education, but it appears that most of them are just hellbent on arousing emotions by posting violent images and using that as a platform to promote hate.



 

Jun 04
dyke-recovery:

mac-n-kells:


dyke-recovery:


Sex Worker: Still not asking for it by dyke-recovery
I’m a feminist and a sex worker and i am so very, very sick of the “is it rape or theft if you fuck a hooker?” or the i use to get “You work in a strip club you shouldn’t get pissed off when someone tries to touch you, you’re the one working there”. Sorry but this is a service, not the selling of ones’ body or body parts. We own us, we decide how much we do, NOT the client or patron. We have the same rights as every other woman; to feel safe not only in our personal lives but in our work lives. It is not okay to do more than what is agreed to when paying for a service from a sex worker. If you are told no, you are told NO.
If a banker gets robbed did he deserve it because he is a banker? No.
If a soldier is shot during war, did he deserve to be shot purely for being a soldier? No.
Does a psychologist deserve to be verbally attacked because they’re paid to listen to other people’s thoughts? No.
So does a sex worker deserve to have their services abused purely because they are working in the sex industry? No.


Um I’m pretty sure a “sex worker” is just a fancy term for prostitution so I think that deems your argument invalid


Um actually a sex worker is a prostitute, a stripper, a cam worker, a porn star a porn model, a sugar baby so no my fucking argument is not invalid and if a prostitute says “hey man i don’t do x service” THAT DOES NOT GIVE THE CLIENT THE RIGHT TO DO X SERVICE JUST BECAUSE CLIENT HAS PAID FOR A SERVICE AND IF A SEX WORKER OF ANY KIND INCLUDING A PROSTITUTE SAYS NO THE ANSWER IS NO. “NO” DOES NOT BECOME INVALID JUST BECAUSE THE PERSON SAYING NO IS A PROSTITUTE.

dyke-recovery:

mac-n-kells:

dyke-recovery:

Sex Worker: Still not asking for it by dyke-recovery

I’m a feminist and a sex worker and i am so very, very sick of the “is it rape or theft if you fuck a hooker?” or the i use to get “You work in a strip club you shouldn’t get pissed off when someone tries to touch you, you’re the one working there”. Sorry but this is a service, not the selling of ones’ body or body parts. We own us, we decide how much we do, NOT the client or patron. We have the same rights as every other woman; to feel safe not only in our personal lives but in our work lives. It is not okay to do more than what is agreed to when paying for a service from a sex worker. If you are told no, you are told NO.

If a banker gets robbed did he deserve it because he is a banker? No.

If a soldier is shot during war, did he deserve to be shot purely for being a soldier? No.

Does a psychologist deserve to be verbally attacked because they’re paid to listen to other people’s thoughts? No.

So does a sex worker deserve to have their services abused purely because they are working in the sex industry? No.

Um I’m pretty sure a “sex worker” is just a fancy term for prostitution so I think that deems your argument invalid

Um actually a sex worker is a prostitute, a stripper, a cam worker, a porn star a porn model, a sugar baby so no my fucking argument is not invalid and if a prostitute says “hey man i don’t do x service” THAT DOES NOT GIVE THE CLIENT THE RIGHT TO DO X SERVICE JUST BECAUSE CLIENT HAS PAID FOR A SERVICE AND IF A SEX WORKER OF ANY KIND INCLUDING A PROSTITUTE SAYS NO THE ANSWER IS NO. “NO” DOES NOT BECOME INVALID JUST BECAUSE THE PERSON SAYING NO IS A PROSTITUTE.

Feb 07
erinred:

moniquill:

skepticalavenger:

goddamntoothbrush:

As an atheist who has worked in the service industry (and am all too familiar with the shit servers have to deal with), I heartily endorse this endeavor.

As a father who had a daughter in the food service industry, I second this endorsement.

I think that most servers won’t understand the reference and that this is some probably-unnecessary posturing on the part of atheists… (A note of ‘I’m tipping 40%, because I’m an Atheist’ is more readily understandable and much clearer in the ‘and that’s why you should associate atheists with awesome and not with Richard Dawkins’ message)
But hey, whatever gets people to tip well is awesome!








I don’t get where they came up with 40%. Tithing is 10% of. A good tip is 20%. In addition it’s kind of insulting to all the people who believe in god that aren’t asshole and do tip well. 

Guess I’m not an atheist who feels I’m better than anyone who’s religious. 

But yeah, it’d be great if everyone tipped well all the time.

erinred:

moniquill:

skepticalavenger:

goddamntoothbrush:

As an atheist who has worked in the service industry (and am all too familiar with the shit servers have to deal with), I heartily endorse this endeavor.

As a father who had a daughter in the food service industry, I second this endorsement.

I think that most servers won’t understand the reference and that this is some probably-unnecessary posturing on the part of atheists… (A note of ‘I’m tipping 40%, because I’m an Atheist’ is more readily understandable and much clearer in the ‘and that’s why you should associate atheists with awesome and not with Richard Dawkins’ message)

But hey, whatever gets people to tip well is awesome!

I don’t get where they came up with 40%. Tithing is 10% of. A good tip is 20%. In addition it’s kind of insulting to all the people who believe in god that aren’t asshole and do tip well. Guess I’m not an atheist who feels I’m better than anyone who’s religious. But yeah, it’d be great if everyone tipped well all the time.
Jan 26

I think this app is fucked up. →

An app that takes your picture and makes you look fat.

Jan 07

I wish I had known about this before I made my Christmas music playlist.

RIP Poly Styrene

Jan 07

I feel one of the things I brought to rock and roll was that sort of movie star glamour and image, and that’s what always fascinated me. I always wanted to be that blonde, glowing woman on film, and it was sort of automatically thrown at my feet - and I went with it.

My username is sometimes blondiefk and sometimes vegankitty. Blondiefk has nothing to do with hair color - it’s a tribute to my favorite band (well one of them) with my initials tacked on to the end. 

So, Debbie Harry of Blondie at many ages. The first picture! So young! I don’t think I’ve seen too many pictures of her before she Blondie days. 

Jan 07
glossedbones:

I recently got my best friend the Debbie Harry Eye & Cheek Palette from Nars’ Andy Warhol collection and it inspired me to do these nails. It is such a cool collection, definitely going to pick up some of the nail polishes the next time I visit Sephora. ‘New York Dolls’ & ‘Superstar’ are my favourites, check them out!

Nars isn’t vegan friendly right? So if I go check out these kits I won’t be spending money, right? 

glossedbones:

I recently got my best friend the Debbie Harry Eye & Cheek Palette from Nars’ Andy Warhol collection and it inspired me to do these nails. It is such a cool collection, definitely going to pick up some of the nail polishes the next time I visit Sephora. ‘New York Dolls’ & ‘Superstar’ are my favourites, check them out!

Nars isn’t vegan friendly right? So if I go check out these kits I won’t be spending money, right? 

Jan 07
Pretty! 

Pretty! 

Jan 07
nailnerd-com:

Nail art inspired by Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe

So cool! Now I live in the country (sort of) I’ve been doing my nails a lot more. I wish I could do stuff like this. 

nailnerd-com:

Nail art inspired by Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe

So cool! Now I live in the country (sort of) I’ve been doing my nails a lot more. I wish I could do stuff like this.