Hi, I'm Taylor May.

Hi, I'm Taylor May.
"Give me a chance to prove I am the one who can walk that mile until the end starts."

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wait...Is This Real?

I just saw something that said "equal rights, equal fights" in reference to women's rights. Is this real?

I googled it, and some things came on debate.org. Here's some direct quotes from that.

"See, I say that kind of thing [equal rights, equal fights] around where I live all the time, and it's like, people think that I'm either joking or sexist. Quite sad."

"I've never been a fan of equal rights for women. The intent is great and I agree with the purpose, but it always turns out to be a bullsh!t trainwreck, so I don't associate myself with them."

"If a man slaps a woman and he gets beat down for it, a woman should to. I believe in equality, you see. Don't like it? Well then obviously, you're not for equality."

I don't like it, but not because I feel that women should be held accountable if they slap a man. Absolutely they should. And obviously, if you are a man or a woman and you get attacked by anyone, you should defend yourself in the most humane way possible.

I don't like it because I am 
appalled at the fact that someone, somewhere, brought up this argument in the first place. As if someone was talking about equal rights, and the person listening to said conversation just was like, "Whaaaaaoooo wait a second. If they have equal rights, we can hit them right?"

WHAT IS THAT. That terrifies me. I feel like that should have nothing to do with the conversation. And even if it did!! Women can be charged for domestic abuse or any other sort of abuse just the same as any man. That's already the same. How about we just don't hit each other. Simple as that.

I guess what I'm trying to say is this argument isn't worth having with ignorant people who feel hitting anyone is right, or should be condoned, no matter what gender you are or identify yourself as.

I love you all and I'm sorry for getting fired up, I just wish I didn't see things like this in today's society. We should have evolved passed this point already.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Love is an Unalienable Right.

Recently, YouTube posted a beautiful video showing love and support for the gay community, and those who use their site. Here's a link.
I think this is an amazing thing and I adore everyone who is in the video, and I just think it's beautiful.

I would also like to take this time to tell everyone I know who is homosexual how proud I am of them for staying who they are, and not hiding because of the stupid people in our world who tell them to. I love you no matter who you love. I can't imagine the way you feel, being attacked on a regular basis for something you can't change. Or how confusing it must have been for you to discover this part of you that a lot of people seem to dislike. But I will forever be an ally. I love you.

However, I know that there are people who do no share this view. What surprised me most me were the hateful comments people posted, and continue to post, on this video YouTube made.

This infuriates me, not only because I know that everyone should love each other, but because hate for homosexuals is absolutely absurd.

To everyone who thinks that those who love someone who is the same gender isn't equal, your ignorance is strange to me. This war you are fighting is a waste of time. Much needed changes are coming. When our children's children look in their history books, and there are facts about the changes for the gay community and their rights, they will not question why the changes were made. But rather, why the inequities were there in the first place.

I don't see how hatred because of sexual orientation is any different than hatred of race. I feel like everyone has a right to love, and have the same rights as everyone else. So once again, I beg you, love one another, no matter who they love.