can we talk about how people say that tonks is pathetic for not giving up on remus, and then go ahead and worship snape
Please, please, please can you link the posts where people…
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My new shoes!
I love the black and silver heels. I can barely walk in them and I’m pretty positive that the first time I wear them out, I will fall.
I’m pumped about the snow boots because no more cold wet feet ^_^ and I don’t even need to explain why I like the HP slippers lol
I don’t care for the black and brown shoes too much because one, I don’t like that weird wedge look, and two, I don’t like that it’s two toned. BUT the shoes will match with a black dress I have, and I’ve been needing shoes for it forever.
Oh and you can see my doggy’s butt in one of the heel pics lol
I apologize to my followers (sort of), I’m super passionate about children and keeping them safe. I think children should be taught as much as possible and experience as much as possible because this world sucks and they need to understand how to survive and succeed, but I can’t condone putting a child in harm’s way, especially when there are plenty of other options on how to educate the child, or keep the child safe.
And another thing:
You can teach a child about the workings of the world and what it means to be black in america etc. etc. etc. without putting them in danger.
Was every SJ warrior on Tumblr put through some sort of danger or trial to recognize that the world is shit,a nd they want to help fix it? Has every woman (that believes in equal treatment) been through something terrible to realize that feminism is needed? Has every person fighting for children’s welfare been through child abuse to understand that being abused at home is not okay?
like where the fuck is your common sense. you don’t have to sacrifice your child being harmed to teach them a lesson. and if you can’t figure out some other way to teach your child that they need to fight for their rights in life, then you need to take some parenting classes.
Do you know what it took for me, at the age of 7 to understand that the world isn’t good, to understand that because of my skin colour, things would be hard, to want a change? Watching ruby bridges, learning about slavery and treatment in the south, jim crowe laws, etc.
One of the children tear gasses was 8. EIGHT YEARS OLD AND THERE WITH HIS PARENTS. You mean to tell me that that’s okay? That there were NO other options? Bullshit.
You can teach a child with videos, movies, books, etc. and when they become 14-16 allow them to go to the protests during the day, and 17+ allow them to go whenever.
I say 14 because in many states, the law believes you’re old enough to work at 14 and be emancipated at 15 or 16. So if your kid is 14 and wants to go to a protest during the day time for a couple of hours and with a parent or responsible adult (meaning an adult that can recognize signs of trouble and leave instead of staying to see what would happen), then I don’t see a huge problem with it.
I refuse to feel like I’m being over dramatic when I am reading articles about children getting tear gassed. Yet I have read none in which the ferguson police have stormed into a person’s house and shot their kids because they could. At least when it comes to the topic of mike brown and protests.
I refuse to believe that the only teaching option you have is to put your child in harms way.
AND I FUCKING SAID that any protest that was truly peaceful, in which the policeman weren’t going crazy, would be fine for children of any age. B ut the one in ferguson is WELL KNOWN for being violent as fuck
why the fuck would you bring a child
I don’t even fucking know man but if someone seriously believes that they MUST take their child to a violent protest because if they don’t, the police will go into their home and harm their child anyway, I have no words and I’m done. and for the record, throwing a tear gas bomb into a backyard is different than knocking down the door and throwing it into their home. And really, going into their home and blowing their faces off?
Again, if the only option you see is to leave your kid at home or bring them to a violent protest, STAY HOME.
There are not that many children there, so their parents can still stay home and a difference can be made. If a child has two parents, then the parents could even go in shifts. Like stop acting like the only solution to the problem is to drag the kids to a protest you decided to go to.
This is why the world is fucked up. people need to sort out their priorities. take care of at hom ebefore you try to change the world. same thing that america is doing with trying to cure other countries but not doing shit here. by all means don’t give a damn about your little ones, go fight for other people. and when your kid is in a hospital with fucked up lungs or a bullet in their skull, look in the mirror at the person whose fault it is
and you know what it’s probably wrong to say that because if a child is shot, it’s definitely the person’s fault that shot them, obviously
but if you are warned beforehand and you KNOW that there is violence and you still insist on going and bringing you child when you know there are other options, what the fuck is anyone supposed to say to that?
these are not little adults. they are children. they still watch cartoons and play with toys and have to be told to do their homework and they don’t always understand the workings of the world and THEY MOST CERTAIN WON’T UNDERSTAND BEING SHOT IN THE FUCKING FACE BECAUSE YOU BROUGHT THEM TO A PROTEST TO MAKE A POINT.
jeezus fucking christ “would you rather they be left at home” actually fucking yea I would. Let’s see no tear gas at home, no rubber bullets or real bullets. No fucking policemen. If your child is of age for you to think you can bring them along to a protest, they are of age for you to tell them…
I get what you’re saying. I really do. I was just saying in an African American Study class when we were talking about the time during the Civil Rights Era when the leaders had the kids march id be worried as a parent. I would feel horrible if my child got hurt at a protest.
But on the other side of that as a black person specifically my child can get shot and killed even without me bringing them to the protest. If they understand what’s going on and the repercussions and want to fight the fight society is making them fight id give them that choice because even if I say no to the protest the second they walk out of my house and maybe while they are in my home they can be shot and killed and there death will just another in a long list of injustices
Dude, Idk if you were my Anon or not, but if you had said it a bit more civily, I wouldn’t have flipped out like that tbh. But I can understand what you are saying. As a parent, it is impossible to protect your child from every atrocity and to hope to protect them forever. I get that.
But I can’t help but think that you child has a much higher chance of being safe on the living room couch reading a book or watching tv, than in a protest in which policemen are actively tossing about tear gas bombs and acting like they’ve lost their minds. It’s like telling your child to play in the rain during Winter because hell, it’s Winter, they’l probably get sick anyway. But they would have a better chance at not getting sick, or maybe just catching the common cold if they went inside instead of staying out and getting wet in such cool air. It’s obvious that both would be harmful, but it’s even more obvious that riding your bike in cold weather is better than riding your bike while wet in cold weather. You have to take the lesser of the two evils, especially since the greater of the two evils is so great.
So I understand that children can be hurt anywhere, anytime and in any fashion, but I wouldn’t flirt with danger just because I could, especially when it comes to the lives of those so young. Most children, though they are old enough to decide if they want to stand in a crowd of chanting people with their parents, are not old enough to decide they want to get hurt, seriously hurt or possibly die, and as I stated before, as a parent, it’s your job to think, take control and do what is best for your child in the end. They cannot think for themselves, that is why in most states, they must at least wait until 14 to get a job and 15 or 16 to be emancipated.
Like, do you get it? The possibility that you can die at any time is not a reason to damn near commit suicide (and I am aware that protesting doesn’t always mean that). A child wanting something does not mean they know what is best for them.
Honestly, it’s bad enough that people with kids are even at the protests. There’s always a chance that something could happen to them, but even I’ll admit that it is completely stupid to live in that much fear. Making a difference IS important, and as long as children aren’t being directly put in danger, so be it.
And dude, I understand wanting your children to understand the struggle, but like I said in my original post (idk if you read that), taping it and watching it with them is safer. Many of us did not protest when we were children, but we have learned that being black in America is not easy. Going to a violent protest is not the only way.
I’m not your ANON I was just seeing this and replying. And I am not saying send your kid because you could die at any second in like a general manner. I am saying allow your kid the choice especially if they are black because cops will come in and possibly kill you if you are simply sitting in your living room. The place that should be safe is not safe. No where in america is safe for a black person.
And the statement that kids can’t think for themselves I completely disagree with. You do these kids who are old enough to understand the struggles there parents are facing and they will/are facing because they are black a disservice. The reason I am such an advocate for children specifically black children in this instance being apart of this is because the current climate in America makes them grow up faster. They have to learn at a young age to deal with cops because even as a young child innocence is not afforded to them.
My issue is not that kids can’t think for themselves, my issue is that kids do not make good decisions and it is the parent’s job to step in and make those decisions and make sure they are safe ones. And I did not say children should not be allowed to protest or go to events like this at all. My issue is that this one is so publicly known for being violent, and that children should not be included for that reason. I do not think it is unreasonable to not want children at an event that is particularly violent. At other events, sure. Even at other protests that are going a bit better, fine. But we have already seen from news reports, live blogs, twitter and tumblr that the shit has hit the fan there. No 8 year old should be trapped in a crowd of people getting teargassed and trampled over.
I get that but what you are missing is that these 8 year olds these black 8 year olds would be no safer in their homes. They threw tear gas into people yards and houses. Cops have stormed into black homes and killed children or blown half their faces off. NOWHERE is safe for these kids so they might as well be out there.
Jesus christ. okay dude. I can’t even with this anymore.
Rahdue’s Wheel, a 78-card spread.
I’ll be doing this for myself come New Year’s Eve (if I don’t go to a party I was invited to). Wish me luck!
this is a huge spread so it’ll have to wait for a bit for me but daaaaaaang yo
I second that face, still haven’t gotten around to it.
Well. Since I’m feeling like shit today and I have no readings to do, I suppose I’ll be trying this one on my bedroom floor.
Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
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