A brief rant: don’t be a dick

I believe in being respectful of others–their race, religion, social status, body type, fashion sense, gender, sexual orientation. It’s when I am met with unprovoked or uninvited opposition of my own beliefs that I take issue with a group or individual. I will put a Jehovah’s Witness in my car and drive them to school if they attempt to engage me in conversation designed to convert me; chew a new asshole for a bigot who questions my moral integrity because I write for an LGBT magazine; throw shade black as pitch at a bitch who says I don’t dress “my age.” It’s not a motherfucker’s business to vocalize their judgment of me because I’m a white, middle class, non-practicing Catholic straight woman who smells like sandalwood, and wears concert t-shirts and bell bottom jeans. So why is it so damn skippy for my fellow humans to be judged, and in too may situations, persecuted?

As long as a person living a life opposite your ideals is not causing real harm, mind your own fucking business. Embrace body positivity. Refrain from publicly shaming customers using an EBT card to pay for their groceries. Let people celebrate their religion in peace. Respect women. Respect men. Stop the disparagement of those members of the LGBT community. Don’t be a fucking racist, for fuck’s sake.

And just for good measure, don’t be a dickhead big game hunter. You’re not fancy. You’re a fucking pussy with too much money, contributing to the obliteration of Earth’s greatest, purest beings.

Published by Kindra M. Austin

Author of fiction, poetry, and very sweary social commentary. Editor, and co-founder of Indie Blu(e) Publishing. Co-founder of Blood Into Ink, and Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen.

10 thoughts on “A brief rant: don’t be a dick

      1. Well, not all invitations are equal… my ex once invited me to my own execution!! 🙈

        But I’m okay with hunting if you eat the meat but wasting it and killing for fun is a universal sin (in a non religious specific way). A waste for sure, but I didn’t take that bit as specifically anti-hunting so much as anti-waste?

        And judgement, hmmm… st least with EBT cards. We have a say as tax payers, but should be addressed appropriately. Efforts at public shaming an individual won’t make a difference so you need to effect macro level changes. Write congress etc. I personally think the welfare/welfraud system is broken BUT I’m 100% on board with helping those who help themselves. Pretty ANTI supporting the lazy. That’s why the solution is structural at the macro level. Ranting at Peggy Sue in Wal-Mart solves nothing but makes me look like an ass. That actually hurts the cause, you catch more flys with honey and all.

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        1. I have no counter argument. I agree with you all the way.

          I will add though, that the hunting I was specifically referring to is the kind rich dudes participate in over in Africa. Really man, you’re really going to pose for a picture with the dead giraffe? Bag of dicks.

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