im just too tired for this
And with one short burst of scrolling down my dash, I will once again take a true leave from tumblr. But first a word:
The mass shooting last night happened at my school. As much as people sympathize, everything is much different when for a full 24 hours, your phone is almost constantly buzzing with friends and family checking in on each other. I didn’t even know the victims personally and as much and I can hardly imagine the devastation of those affected.
I have seen too many post tonight regarding this murderer’s motives and I really need to talk about them.
1) Please, please, PLEASE TAG YOUR POSTS. I know a lot of people who have blogs and many of these posts have been mildly triggering even for me.
2) Stop making this completely about feminism. While it is true that this asshat was a Men’s Rights Activist, blamed women for his lack of success, and threatened and carried out murder for it all, do NOT disregard his mental state. It has been confirmed several times over that this guy had been to multiple therapists over the years (some sources also say he had high functioning aspergers alongside depression) and has had a few run ins with police previously, including one which consisted of his parents calling the police to check in on him. His PARENTS recognized that something was wrong.
Yes it is really fucked up and misogynistic that this all happened because some douchebag never got laid and he thought he was entitled to it. I’m in no way trying to brush that fact under the rug. However, do NOT belittle the importance of mental health. If he hadn’t had previous health issues, he may have never sought out men’s rights in the first place.
Events like these don’t depend on one single reason. You have to take all the facts into consideration and realize that people are complex. If labels are so looked down upon as far as gender, race, etc., then why in the world would it be okay to label someone’s actions as being specific to one reason?
I’ve literally spent more time today/tonight on tumblr than I have for the past like few weeks because now I have a paper due friday and everything is more interesting
there’s a boy?!??!? who’s hitting on me?!?!??! and not in a creepy way?!??!??!