there are way too many social justice warriors. we need a social justice scout and a social justice healer and a social justice black mage. seriously this videogame has like 10 different classes you can play and everyone goes for the one that just uses generic melee weapons?
Paul F. Tompkins, succinctly explaining why you call people what they want to be called, whether it’s “little people” or “transgender” or “chairperson” or “Bob”. It’s not about being politically correct and it’s not about you. It’s about basic decency and respect. (via ericmortensen)
#when I started mentally replacing ‘politically correct’ with ‘respectful’#what was and wasn’t appropriate or valid to say was infinitely clearer to me#because being politically correct is about knowing the secret code and being invincible to being called out#and that’s not the point#the point is that if someone experiences the world in a way that I’m not used to accomodating#it’s my job to learn how to accomodate them
Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, 2014-08-26, “Race/Off” [alternate link here]
After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”
Go off x1000000