Monday, January 3, 2011

Day of Silence

It's not actually until April, but a little while ago someone I know commented on the event page of a Day of Silence saying this:

"Lol no. It's a waste of time. People will never stop being mean. A little meeting will not start a revolution. Plus, my birthday is the 16th.
People just need to stop being pussies, and stand up for themselves. You can't be babied all your life. You need to grow up one of these days.
Grown up men make grown up choices.



Obviously someone hasn't been bullied or felt seriously insecure before. I mean, come on. It's not just "being a pussy," it's being attacked on a level that really hurts you. You can't grow up instantly. You NEED things like this to be able to stand up for yourself. You need strength and confidence. Knowing you're not alone through things like this is a way someone could find that strength and confidence.

As someone that was a crybaby and picked on because I was seen as the easiest person to pick on, I know it's not fun or easy. It's not something you can just say "WELL FRANKLY, MY DEAR, I DON'T GIVE A DAMN!" to. At least not if it's done right. Being picked on for your sexual orientation, like this Day of Silence is supposed to be about? One of those things that usually hit the hardest. I was rumored to be a lesbian at some point and though I laughed it off at first, it still kind of hurt. I wonder now if maybe that's the reason I don't get attention like that, ever. Is it because everyone thinks I'm gay?

As for the birthday comment, well...someone needs to learn how to fucking read. The event states that it is from Friday April 15th at 12:00AM to Saturday April 16th 12:00AM. Meaning it ends right when her birthday starts.

Including "lol" and all that other chatspeak shit? Really disrespectful. I mean, the whole comment is, but really? If you're going to state your opinion, let's not be a bitch about it. Say you don't believe it'll help, not that it's a waste of time. Your opinion, not everyone else's. Personally? I think that if I can bring about awareness of this issue, maybe then I can help someone. Maybe someone will see me being quiet for a cause. Maybe they won't feel alone then. And so what if it's improbable that it'll help someone? It might just help one person. I don't care! If it helps that one person, if it keeps them alive, then I'm happy. What does a single day of silence take away from me anyway? Not getting my opinions out? Not being heard? Just for one day? I don't give a rat's ass. Not if it saves somebody.


The thing I love most about this is her boyfriend commented on it, saying "So is TWLOHA and any other pro life objective. :P" (She's a biiiiiiiiiig ole Catholic and I guess she doesn't think To Write Love On Her Arms is a waste of time--how that is possible? Nooo idea.)

I don't understand how someone could date someone else that makes fun of them like that, but whatever. xD It made me smile.

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