equality · Feminism · Politics

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

Can I just say, I made myself a cup of tea and wrote a nice chilled blog. I’ve been aiming to be calmer because people trigger me so easily, it’s a flaw of mine. 

I guess it was short lived. I go on Twitter, and see things trending such as ‘Islamaphobia’ and find that we have a bunch of (mostly) white men saying they aren’t Islamaphobic…followed by an Islamaphobic comment.

I could scream people piss me off so easily.

Basically everything I see is, again usually white men, saying “this is political correctness gone mad.”

An example is the announcement of the thirteenth doctor. She’s female. And oh my god aren’t they pissed.

I used to be like them though. I used to think , “Jeeze, this political correctness is getting out of hand.” But then I realised. It’s not being political correct, it’s about being right and moral.

It’s not politically correct to give the LGBTQ community more rights. It’s fucking right and humane! It’s what we should be doing! 

The doctor is female. SO WHAT! It’s not politically correctness gone mad, it’s equality bitches!

Is your masculinity so fragile that you’re threatened by women have the same rights and opportunities as you.

A comment I see commonly is “are we going to get a >Insert female ‘J’ name here <Bond now?” Uhmm did I miss the movie where Bond regenerates and goes on time travel adventures?

Feminism, isn’t about wiping men out of everything. It’s about giving fair roles to women. If a woman can be strong and powerful, then why can’t she have that role. If its spwcificallg a dedicated male character, then yeah it’s going to stay a man.

We aren’t going to be seeing a Christina Grey or Holly Potter. Chill out. I wouldn’t want to see that happen either.

But the doctor, is able to change everything about him. The master became a woman. Time Lord’s don’t care about gender, sex, sexuality, none of that bullshit. SO why not have a female character.

We never had a female doctor before because women weren’t accepted in the past. No one would watch a series where the woman is the protagonist. From the reaction I can say it’s pretty obvious that feminism is still needed…

I hope the companion will be male. It will be nice to see a man het in trouble and need saving from the doctor. Won’t that piss you sexist misogynists off.

Of course being politically correct doesn’t mean you’re always right, but those who use it as an insult are most usually wrong. 

It’s not political correcteness. It’s being non racist, sexist, homophobic. It’s accepting and being fair. It that gets your dick in a twist then so be it, but this is the future. Where we don’t look down our noses at people for being different but instead we celebrate it!

I’m going to have to get another cuppa now 😏

-Hidden Shadows

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Crime · Politics

Women Recieve Harsher Punishments than Men in the Justice System

No one wants to acknowledge it but it’s there. It’s not sexist or discriminatory to say that men commit more crimes, it’s fact. Men are a lot more likely to commit crimes in their life than women.  The crimes women do commit are usually things like theft, and the most common reasons are for their family. For example, a woman is more likely to steal a wallet to feed her family. A man is more likely to commit a violent crime. It’s just fact.

Women are a minority in the prison system making up only 5% in the UK! The reason is women just don’t commit crime as often as men. 

So, women usually commit crime for their family and are a lot less likely to reoffend than men. So why are women recieving tougher sentences?

Let’s say a man robs a store.

Then a woman robs a store. 

The woman is a lot more likely to receive a longer sentence than the man. Why?

The reasons have been speculated, the main one being that the justice system wants to look tough on women as so few are arrested. Therefore an example must be made to deter other women from crime.

Another example, bail is set at the same amount the man would get, HOWEVER, for women the system does not look at the woman’s background.

Do they have children (women are most usually the main care giver)? Do they have a job? 

Times are changing, but still it is more common for a man to have a job and a woman to be a stay at home mother. Men get out on bail more than women because they usually have jobs and a lot of women have to support themselves and their children.

Prison is supposed to be about reform. If you rob someone and get sentenced, you should come out and be able to return to society. The prison system is not doing this. Prisoners are more likely to reoffend rather than integrate into the community. There is a lack of funding and overcrowding. Rather than being rehabilitated, money is being wasted locking then up over and over and over again.

The whole system is in need of reform.

  • Funding
  • Programmes such as education
  • Background history when sentencing and setting bail.

We need to focus on getting people in a good place, reducing crime rather than being tough on it.

Every time I hear the government say “we will be tough on crime!” I sigh. They’re relying on you to vote for them because the majority like the sound of tough on crime. But what a lot of people don’t understand is that being tough on crime won’t help in the long term. It’s just going to cost us more.

Drug users for example, they should be sent to a rehab facility not prison. They don’t need punished for an addiction, they need help.

Drug dealers however should be sentenced and while in prison they should be being rehabilitated. Given help to get jobs when they leave rather than turning back to dealing.

It’s all corrupt, especially in the USA, it makes me so angry but anger won’t help. Reform will. Please educate yourselves on the topic, it’s quite interesting to learn about too 🙂 though I would say that, I am studying Forensic Psych.

Have a nice day/night

-Hidden Shadows

Politics

My thoughts on Brexit

On June 23rd 2016 the UK population woke up, left their homes and placed their votes. 

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

52% of the population voted leave.

48% of the population voted stay.

Whether I am happy with the result or not, there is one thing that really bothers me. We agreed with this vote. We said, “Yes, let’s all vote on it and not leave it to our government to decide for us.” Leave won. Now all I see is people calling for a new vote. 

We had a vote. Don’t you understand what democracy is? If we just did votes everytime someone didn’t get their own way then all hell would break loose.

We have to respect the decision the population made. 

“Some people didn’t vote.” Well that’s a shame, but they had their chance.

To be honest, I’m not happy we voted leave. I would have rather stayed. Does that mean I want another vote? No. That would mean we are not truly living in a democracy.

We are leaving. So the best thing to do, the best thing for our country, is to start voicing what we want from Brexit. Complaining about it won’t help us, its too late for that now. We need to come together now to help make sure our government doesn’t screw us over.

There is another thing that bothers me also. The hate leave voters received. They have been branded as racists and fascists. My family voted leave. Why? Honestly immigration was a factor. With a crippling NHS, no houses, a rise of homeless people living on the streets, they worried about how our country would be able to sustain more people. We are an island after all. Other factors were how much we had to contribute to other countries in the EU, a lack of control on our laws and borders. We need to stand together not argue. What’s done is done.

Canada and the USA, along with many other HUGE countries, already want to make trade deals with us for when we leave. I think in the end it will work out. Our country will pull itself back together like we always do and we will stand with our heads held high.

Don’t spread hate, no matter what you voted. Come together, respect eachother and be the great people of Britain I know we are. Have a cup of tea 🙂 

-Hidden Shadows