Please, Stop the Hate

Please, Stop the Hate

We all matter, and we should treat each other like we do.
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We have so many tragedies occurring in our world today. Bombings, shootings, terrorist attacks -- and this leads to countless lives being lost. It's painful to see how many individuals are being affected by these events that are happening right in front of us. We are witnessing history, and it's not in a good way. The pure hatred we are seeing from not only groups such as ISIS, but also from people in our own country is nothing to be proud of. We have a man who wants to lead our country, who thinks that building a wall and kicking out immigrants will solve our problems. I'm sorry, but I don't believe that's how our country or our world works these days. We have to be able to cooperate with each other, to be able to come together and make a difference, and shutting others out is not the way to go about it.

We have movements against the hate crimes that are occurring: #BlackLivesMatter, #BlueLivesMatter, #AllLivesMatter, issues relating to transgender individuals, gay marriage, racism and so much more. I think it's sad that these even exist, because we shouldn't even be lashing out against certain groups. Honestly, do they even bother us so much that we need to start hate crimes over it? Just because somebody loves someone of the same gender, has a different skin color, or feels a different way about their gender doesn't mean that they are out to hate on straight white people (because they're not). They want to go about their lives normally like everybody else, but it's especially difficult for them, because they are afraid of the hate they might encounter. Nobody chooses their skin color, and if you think that if somebody could choose to be gay, then would they subject themselves to the bullying and hate that comes with it? Probably not. This is why these hate crimes are completely unreasonable, yet they are still happening nearly every day. It's because we can't stay out of other people's business and mind our own.

I know everybody is sick of seeing another shooting pop up on the news, or seeing a terror threat article on social media. Arguing back and forth over who is right and who is wrong is never going to help the cause either. I don't understand why we can't just cut out the hatred, and start to embrace each other with open minds and open hearts. We seem to be stuck in a certain way of thinking, and we need to break free of it. If we do, then maybe something will change for the better. Are we going to keep tweeting about how angry we are that nothing is changing, or are we actually going to try and support each other in fighting for equality? It's so much more ideal to love one another, and I know that right now that view isn't so realistic, but maybe one day it will be. I'm hopeful for this day. We all matter, and we should treat each other like we do.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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21 Tweets About Anti-Vax Children That Will Make Parents Get Their Kids Vaccinated ASAP

Vaccinate your kids. Period.

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I have compiled 21 tweets about anti-vaccination parents and their children that did not only make me laugh, but made me further enforce my belief that parents need to vaccinate their kids.

These tweets are pretty dark, to be honest, but once you think about the situation at hand, sometimes it is best to approach it in a funny way so you can get your point across.

You have been warned.

These tweets may be funny, but the situation is not funny. Do your research and help people around you not get sick by vaccinating your kids.

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(and probably the most important tweet of all).

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