Spank Your Dogs And Your Children If You Want To Raise Them Right

Spank Your Dogs And Your Children If You Want To Raise Them Right

PSA for all of the entitled and ill-minded pups, tots, teens, and mutts in 2017.

Just another Public Service Announcement from yours truly here, but spank your dogs and your children, please.

Now before you write me off as some animal or child abuser, hear me out. I'm using "spank" as a metaphor although you can take it literally if you want.

It's 2017 and the world is full of entitled and ill-minded pups, tots, teens, and mutts. Do you know why? Because apparently little children and puppies are just too cute to tell "NO". Mom and Dad are afraid to discipline Fido and Emily because "That's too mean," "That was naughty, but it was also so cute!" or "It's just a phase." Haha, alright. Well when, Fido grows up and he's no longer just chewing on sneakers but destroying the couch, and Emily has gone from kissing boys under the the jungle gym to 16 and pregnant, Mom and Dad have no one to blame but themselves.

"NO" has to be in the vocabulary of anyone that is thinking of taking on the responsibility of raising something or someone. I'm really sick of bratty children throwing the biggest tantrums in public because they got the wrong kind of ice cream. I'm sick of 12-year-old girls in crop tops. I'm sick of 22-year-old boys who think it's funny to disrespect women. I've had enough of dogs jumping up on me and licking me in the face. Personally, what comes to mind is the the stock mixes that run cows through the fence because their owner actually has no idea what they're doing and no business trying to train a cow-dog. Your shitty parenting is giving the decent humans of this generation a headache.

I get it, I don't have kids, and dogs are cute, but what I do have is a moral code enforced by a belt to my bare ass cheek a few times and a dog that listens.

Rant over.

Cover Image Credit: Dalle Rutledge

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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China Is Becoming A "Black Mirror" Episode

As if technology wasn't already taking over our lives, China is now considering a ranking system.


Recently, China has announced that in 2020 they will have a fully operational "social credit" system. People can be rewarded or punished according to their score, which seems an awful lot like "Black Mirror: Nosedive" episode. The ranking can be moved up and down based on your behavior towards others. Below are some of the punishments for having a low ranking:

1. Banning on travel

While China has already started putting restrictions on travel towards people, they will leave luxury options towards higher ranked people. As of right now, over nine million people with low scores have been blocked from buying domestic flights.

2. Controlling internet speed

Credit systems will monitor if people pay bills on time, or if you spend too much time on a video game or posting on social media.

3. Banning you or your kids from the best schools

In July, a Chinese university denied an incoming student his spot because the student's father had a bad social credit score.

4. Losing out on better jobs

"Trust breaking" individuals would be banned from doing management jobs in state-owned firms and banks.

5. Keeping you out of nicer hotels

People who refused military services were banned from some hotels. On the other hand, the system also rewards people, those with good scores can speed up travel applications.

6. You could lose your dog

In 2017, the city of Jinan started a point deduction system if the dog is walked without a leash or causes a public disturbance. Those who lose all their point will have their dog confiscated and have to take a test on regulations required for pet ownership.

Currently, there is a blacklist that exists with people names and their social ranking. The government encourages businesses to look at the list before hiring someone. Those on the list may not even apply for credit cards or travel.

While some may see this social ranking a good thing, I feel it forces some people to be completely fake. The episode in "Black Mirror" heavily emphasized that it is only a matter of time before someone breaks. A bad ranking can ruin your life, and getting your rank back up is nearly impossible.

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