Who Cares?

In a era where people express their opinions on a  wide range of topics–i.e. black rights matter and feminism–it is very easy to disregard everyone else’s opinions because we don’t feel it worth while. It’s reasonable, considering the fact that we are selfish beings and what others think shouldn’t really bother us too much.

But other people’s opinions about these topics are worthwhile because we as humans learn from each other. When we hear other people talk about these various things, we are bound to learn something new.

Terrorists are a big issue nowadays and a lot of the population blame it on the Muslims. Sadly, they don’t realize that the Muslims are victims too. The reason society sees them as terrorists is because of what the public has said. And we, as humans, pick that up and drilled that into our heads: Muslims are terrorists.

But they’re not. Just talk to a somewhat close or familiar Muslim about this topic for even just 10 minutes. The fact that Muslims get arrested, suspected, interrogated, and searched just because of how they look and what they believe. Sad, isn’t it? The fact that these unfortunate events happen to them just because of how the media portrays them is, indeed, very sad. Though the terrorists attack Muslims too, they never get support or help just because they are Muslims, the “terrorists”.

Christians in this generation grow up learning and are told right now that gay people are bad, that gay people are sinners. Some even attack the gay people with the Bible. Society points fingers at these Christians, but try hearing something for 18 years; we, as humans, are bound to believe it.

We all have different opinions about gay people whether we are Christians or not. But there must be a confirmation: the Bible never directly says, “Gay people are very bad bad people and are sinners.” Yes, a city of gay people get blinded in the book of Genesis, but that’s because they were trying to rape an angel, so…

There, wasn’t that worthwhile? You have learned today that not all Muslims are terrorists and that gay people tried to rape an angel in the Bible.

Black lives matter. A friend finds that statement to be stupid because all lives matter. I agree. The problem is just that to the common American society, black lives aren’t included in the “all”. That is why this movement is a real thing and why it is such a loudly spoken topic. And people find odd figures to support this movement; it took a gorilla, Harambe, for the people to actually realize that this movement was a serious and legit problem. Seriously? What will it take for people to realize that feminism is a real and true problem?

Word of the Day: cafuné
(n.) running your fingers through the hair of someone you love
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5 comments

  1. Kofi Amoafo · October 11, 2016

    First off, excellent use of modern issues that are being talked about all over the world such as black lives matter, feminism, terrorism and the lives of gay people. Those really contributed to the point you were trying to make. “Yes, a city of gay people get blinded in the book of Genesis, but that’s because they were trying to rape an angel, so…” This quote really sums up your post – you get across your point so well by basically forcing us to think and put things into context before we jump to believing a specific thing. You speak about some really strong things in this post and you back up your claims with evidence. I would suggest looking to double check on typos but other than that, really spectacular job.

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  2. Jaegook Kim · October 12, 2016

    I thought this blog post had a very powerful argument because of the support of the contemporary issues we are facing: terrorism, gay lives, black lives matter, and feminism. I thought you did an amazing job on supporting your evidence of terrorism and gay lives by providing the reader context and unique facts because the public needs to be cognisant of the hidden side to global problems. I thought your sentence “Yes, a city of gay people get blinded in the book of Genesis, but that’s because they were trying to rape an angel, so…” was humorous yet very informative as it counter argues with the majority’s perspective that the bible condemns gay people. One suggestion I would like to offer is putting your second last paragraph “There, wasn’t that worthwhile? You have learned today that not all Muslims are terrorists and that gay people tried to rape an angel in the Bible.” as the last sentence because the phrasing made it seem like you were concluding rather than introducing new topics of feminism and black lives matter. Besides the order change, I thought this blog post was very successful.

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  3. aosiva · October 15, 2016

    I like how when you said, “When we hear other people talk about these various things, we are bound to learn something new,” you provided the reader with prevalent issues and some potentially new facts in the following paragraphs. Because of these examples, this was an impactful and engaging post. Very well done.

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  4. Mira B · October 17, 2016

    Your blog has a strong argument, and I was pulled on to read until the end. Well done! You gave solid facts, that made this post very plausible, easy to read, and very easy to identify with. Keep up the good evidence.

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  5. Karith Magnuson · November 22

    Hanny, I think you’re making good points in this post, and I think your tone is effectively non-confrontational/judgmental. Your intro, though, is a little confusing, since it seems to make the point that we really don’t need to care about other people’s opinions, which seems to contradict most of the rest of the post. Also, careful of the word “things” and make sure to be consistent with tense. Finally, you ask in your final sentence, “What will it take for people to realize that feminism is a real and true problem?” Is it feminism that is the “real and true problem,” or is the problem misogyny, and feminism the attempt at a solution?

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