So… like I was saying, even with the newly acquired job, the last two checks from the current one are gonna be so lousy, theyll likely only cover me for rent so I still need to earn money for bills to hold me over til I start getting checks from the new job.
that in mind, let me please remind you all of the following…
My eBay account still has items for sale and likely more will go up in the coming weeks.
Please have a look at the items and pass along any to friends you know that might like this stuff. If you can’t buy something, if you could please help pass it along, that’d be helpful.
Also, some might have noticed I have added new items to my RedBubble store. Again, please have a look and pass it along to anyone who might be interested.
I don’t get paid as quickly with RedBubble but every little bit helps during the transitional period between jobs.
Lastly, if you don’t see anything you like but still wanna help, my paypal is still open for donations as well using firstname.lastname@example.org
I hate even putting that there cos I’m sure some anon is gonna come in here and accuse me of begging, even though I’m doing plenty to *earn* money (it just isn’t coming in enough time or amount…) before I start my new job (that I changed to because of how poorly my last job was paying and leaving me and how I don’t have a roommate anymore and now don’t have food stamps so theres another 15-200 dollars per month that I don’t get anymore) BUT people ask for it so I’m putting it there. whatever.
I have taken all your comments into consideration and at this time, I have removed the confession that caused the controversy. I have also made an addition to the rules stating that use of racial slurs or words about a group of people that is considered offensive will not be posted.
I will not worry about censoring TOPICS, but I would ask that people who submit their confessions be mindful of generalizing, stereotyping or otherwise insulting an entire kind of people, whether by race, nationality, gender, sexuality or otherwise.
I appreciate that the discussion resumed civility after my last post and for anyone who asked, it was not that I was offended by the profanity, I’m the last person who would be. However, I was trying to open a discussion and no matter how passionate the issue, unless I say something wildly insulting directly to someone, there is no cause to come into my inbox screaming and cursing at me when I am attempting to do right by my friends and followers here.
I understand many tumblr users are far younger than me, but let me tell you now if you cannot carry on a debate without losing your cool, your arguments will not be well respected.
For those who did contribute to the conversation in a calm, thoughtful manner, regardless of your stance on the issue, I thank you.
And I apologize to anyone who was upset by the confession, after much reading of definitions as well as comments and messages, I realize that while there IS a use of the word that does NOT refer to Romani or Egyptians in a negative way, that’s not the way it was used in the confession and THAT is the context that is hurtful. I knew some people didn’t like it, I didn’t realize the word was now fully considered a straight up slur. And I appreciate the kindness and patience that most of you showed myself and others who were previously unaware.
Let’s resume the fun and talk dirty about Renard. or Nick. or Adalind. Whatever you all fancy ;) And thanks again to all of my followers…
I recognize that this is an issue of some passion, but please refrain from resorting to using profanity and name calling to make your point.
Also, I am not the enemy here. The confessions weren’t mine and when approached for the FIRST TIME in three years about the issue, I brought it to the table for everyone to discuss instead of just dismissing it.
I do not appreciate the vitriol and attitudes. If you can’t be an adult and make your point without acting like a tantrum-ing child, don’t weigh in.
The rest of you, who have contributed replies or asks with just a statement of your opinion and checked your attitudes at the door, I thank you.
Try to remember the person who runs this blog is that, a person, with feelings. I do try to make this as safe and fun as possible and that’s why I bring things like this TO you all instead of just making every tough decision myself.
So I just received a message and I am not quite sure how to respond to it.
It asked me to censor or alter a confession for the use of what they describe as a racial slur.
Now… How I would define a slur vs. a preference and my feelings about how context really is more to the issue than any single word is not totally relevant at the present moment.
The fact remains that if a confession came in with the N-word, I can’t imagine a scenario where I would feel comfortable publishing it.
However, even though the wording suggests the confessor is themselves Romanian, it has been brought to my attention that the confession about naming the Romanian a “Gypsy” name was dumb, should not have been published without first altering the word Gypsy.
Now, going back to my previous points where even the definitions of the N-word and G-word show a clear distinction of racial slur vs. SOME of the ethnic group preferring not to be called that…. the context is really what I wanted to focus us because the person seemed to be pointing out Grimm’s Writer’s poor and potentially offensive choices in using that sort of stereotyping.
And also, if you all agree I should have altered or not posted this confession, it then begs the question of where do I start drawing lines? Any confession that could be potentially offensive would wipe out half the confessions posted here.
So, I find myself torn and wanted to leave this open for you all to discuss. Ultimately, I just slap the text on a photo, the blog belongs to all of you. I’d like you all to weigh in.