TW: EXTREME RACISM AND SLURS
Alright you guys listen up. This is really REALLY important so just do me a solid here and take a minute to read this okay.
A few years ago, a good friend of mine named Whitney Mitchell became extremely sick and had to have both arms and legs amputated. She was given a 12% chance to live but she fought through it and she’s one of the bravest and most beautiful people I’ve ever met in my life.
Today, her mother sent me a message on Facebook saying that Whitney had been targeted by a website called Chimp Mania. I’d never heard of it, so I did some research, and at just a glance I was immediately disgusted. Just the RULES for the website are awful beyond words.
The forum thread for Whitney is mocking enough, calling her a “shefreak” and saying she “plans to knuckle drag again.” The comments say some pretty stomach-churning things, but I decided to leave a lot of them out. A lot of them were photoshopped pictures of Whitney from when she was in physical rehab, replacing her legs with things like fried chicken legs and a map of Niger. This is the only thread I even bothered looking at and I could barely stomach it.
There is a petition to get this website permanently deleted. I don’t know how much good it will do but it NEEDS signatures. It’s got barely any right now and I don’t want this blatant vomiting on human beings to continue.
Here’s a link to the petition: http://chn.ge/1dectHH
This bullshit has gone on long enough. The fact that it exists in the first place makes me sick to my stomach. Please take a moment to sign this petition.
WHY ISN’T THIS AT OVER A MILLION NOTES??!
This website has been up and running for a long time. Much like stormfront it is a hate website, but this website targets individuals, and crosses any line of what should be considered “free speech” and is obviously hate speech. Please. This is too much. This person has gone through so much already.
This is why when people complain on this site about black even TALKING about racism, and when they complain about white girl Starbucks jokes, I seethe.
This is what WE have to deal with, people creating entire websites dedicated to calling us animals. This is why I laugh at those Starbucks jokes, and literally give negative shits about people who say “well no one should make jokes about ANYONE” because clearly y’all never seem to find the people that run sites like the one mentioned above to call them out, otherwise they wouldn’t exist.
Do you know how this feels? Do you know how this fucking feels? Being viewed as subhuman? That sites like this exist? That they target disabled women of color for no other purpose than having the audacity to be born black in this world AND suffer from terminal illness?
I really don’t know what else to say. I feel sick to my stomach. I feel this shit in my bones.
Every single one of you that can had better sign this fucking petition, or unfollow me.
Please, for the love of god, read this and sign the petition.
"i’d give anything to have you sitting next to me in this coffee shop; you reading your book, me reading my own; we only stop to sneak in quick kisses."
when i wrote this, i had no idea i’d be sitting in the exact same spot two months later with the “you” i was writing about. i am a blessed man.
How are you a veteran?
I served proudly as an emergency manager in the United States Air Force for two years before being medically discharged after becoming injured on duty.
While I was in, I made strides in my short career. Having graduated with honors, and participated in Airman Leadership opportunities, my superiors gave me their respect - earning early rank. It was a shock when I dislocated my knee cap during combat training.
If you were commenting at my age/ how young I am, I was 17 when my parents and I signed the dotted line for me to join up. I turned 18 waiting to ship out to boot camp. I was discharged when I was 20. I spent the first year out of the military recovering physically from the muscle atrophy that occurred from my knee surgery.
I’m 22 going on 23, and I live mainly off of the disability I get from the military. Through the Post 9/11 GI Bill I get paid to go to school.
That’s how I’m a veteran.