I'm Tin. I'm a science-loving, forensics obsessed, roleplaying, art-making, video gaming, socially awkward, post-apocalyptic cyborg seabeast from Uranus here to study your culture. Occasionally NSFW, but I tag, yo.
Tbh you don’t really have the right to judge what somebody else is putting in their body. Poor people crave soda and get their periods and have kids who want Cheetos sometimes too. Nobody is going through your grocery cart with a fine-toothed comb. Trust me, that alone is privilege. Carefully selecting the least judgmental looking cashier at a grocery store is a real life thing people deal with. I promise.
To me, this is the same thing as saying I can’t buy something nice when I finally catch a tiny break in life. JUST BECAUSE WE’RE POOR DOESN’T MEAN WE DON’T WANT STUFF TOO. There is nothing worse than saving up for something you really want for a long time and then getting judged for it. I remember how much shit I got on here for posting about owning a MacBook (which was GIVEN to me, but I didn’t specify that because it’s clearly nobody’s business) and anyway it was just so discouraging and annoying. Like we don’t deserve to have nice things. Whatever
Hi I have food stamps and I shop at Whole Foods and buy gluten free things and then get shitty looks when I DARE to buy a 12 pack of generic ~*organic*~ sprite too. This mentality needs to fuck right off.
Reasons I use the self checkout at Giant.
This is also neglecting to realize that food stamps are not infinite, and that the junk food is cheaper for how many people it feeds. Being able to shop healthy is a privilege in the United States, and that privilege is not available to people who rely on food stamps to survive. Get off your goddamned high horse and go fuck yourself.
When I was on foodstamps I always used self checkout for this very reason.
If you’re going to start judging people for what they buy with food stamps, you should probably try living on them yourself for a little while first. Maybe support a family on them, too. People who use food stamps just want to buy groceries like everyone else— and have a lot less freedom to work with in that regard— and judging them for whatever they have in their basket at checkout is really just an awful, unkind, and plain rude as hell thing to do. Is it too much to ask that you just check them out like, you know, they’re aperson buying their groceries?
I do not know the individual involved in this, but, as an EMT, I feel compelled to post things like this. Wear a damn helmet, guys. I know you may think you look awesome and all the ladies will love how reckless you are, but you’re honestly just demonstrating just how little you value your own life. I know this horse has been absolutely beaten to death over the years, and I’m sure that my words won’t change some of your minds, but just look at the damage sustained by that helmet. Now imagine if your face was put through the same situation. While the helmet merely had part of it ground away by the sheer friction involved, your skull would be pudding. End of story.
TLDR Version: Wear a freaking helmet.
Wear. A. Fucking. Helmet. There’s a reason people in healthcare call them ‘donorcycles’.
Oh, Tumblr. Sometimes in your attempts to broaden people’s awareness of inequality, you are jerks. I get educating people on horrible things that are happening, and making people understand privilege and how it effects those who don’t have it…but making generalizations and occasionally hateful statements about people, be they one of the oppressed/under-represented or the privileged helps no one.
A wild raven perches himself on the fence of a human’s farm and squawks for help because he has three porcupine quills stuck in the side of his face. The kind humans who find him attempt to take the quills out, but not without some “lip” from the raven.