Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I Proudly Support Oreo Because They Proudly Support Equality

Right before I went to bed last night I came across this picture in my Facebook feed. It brought a very big smile to my face since I am an avid gay rights supporter. I "liked" it and went on my way with my last minute, late-night Facebook fix.

I thought nothing of this picture again until just a few minutes ago when I came across an article a friend had shared. I clicked this link and was appalled by what I read there!

Seriously people??!! You are going to boycott all Oreo and/or Kraft products because of this----> picture?? How about General Mills or Starbucks. I bet you didn't realize you would have to also boycott Microsoft, Apple, and Google. Oh, and not to mention that most car companies are also in on this, such as Chevy, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi and even Toyota, you would also have to boycott them. One more thing, that also would mean that you could no longer support your beloved Facebook!!

I understand that everyone is entitled their own opinions but really, I don't understand how you think that boycotting these companies is going to do anything except make you look like a giant asshole. Regardless of whether or not you buy their products, they will continue to thrive. For every single hateful comment I saw, there were at least twice as many supporters. I'd like to showcase some of those wonderful comments now:

I could really rant on and on about how ignorant I believe all the haters to be. How ignorant I believe it is to hide behind the bible to justify the hate that I saw on this picture thread. The mass support I saw, however, keeps me from really ranting.

It is ridiculous that people think going this route will change the outcome. Oreo is still going to support gay rights even if you boycott their products. Why? Because, if they pulled the ad and went back on that support it would blow up in their face. That would be what really kills their company. So, be ignorant. Keep boycotting. Just means more delicious cookies (as well as other things too!!) for all of us who actually care about equality--and just plain good food!!

**All photos were taken from Facebook here**

Friday, June 1, 2012

The "Secret" Epidemic of Slavery in Our Country: Sex Trafficking

What is the first image that comes to your mind when you hear the words sex trafficking? Does your mind automatically conjure up an image of a woman from some other country on the other side of the world from you? Do you think of the young girls "patrolling" the streets attracting unknowing customers? Instead, does your mind create the image of the young woman down the street? How about that of your own daughter, or even yourself?

"It couldn't happen to me. I'm not that kind of girl."

"I don't put myself in a position to be one of those girls--for that kind of thing to happen to me."

"My daughter knows better than to talk to people like that. She knows better than to get mixed up with that kind of a crowd."

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