Imagine a wall full of circular holes, that circles can keep walking in and out of with no difficulty.
Now imagine that the triangles manage to get the resources together, after years of not being able to fit through the circle’s holes, to drill a single triangle space into the wall.
Now imagine that the circle — who previously supported the triangle’s efforts because they are well-rounded (har) and value equality — comes along and sees the construction project. But instead of being happy, they get angry.
“Well, I won’t be able to fit through your hole!!!!” the circle cries.
“I helped you get the drill!!!!” the circle shrieks.
“Make it fit me too!!!!” the circle demands.
The triangles, barely holding it together enough to get a triangle hole together, stare at the circle in confusion.
“You have all the holes you need,” the triangles explain. “This is for us. You don’t need to fit through our hole, too.”
“YOU’RE BEING UNEQUAL AND HURTING MY FEELINGS!” the circle wails. “I DON’T SUPPORT YOUR HOLE IF IT DOESN’T FIT ME TOO. GIVE ME MY DRILL BACK.”
“It’s not your drill, it’s our drill. You helped us get it, because you said you cared.”
“I ONLY CARED WHEN I THOUGHT YOU’D MAKE A HOLE EVERYONE COULD FIT THROUGH. YOU’RE PERPETUATING INEQUALITY!!!”
“Why is it up to us, the small group that has never been able to fit through the wall at all, to make a hole everyone can use? Why isn’t it up to you, the people who have been able to cross back and forth at will for years? We just want to see the other side; why are you yelling at us?”
“I DIDN’T ASK TO BE BORN A CIRCLE, OMG. I’VE HAD TO WORK HARD ALL MY LIFE TOO. YOU’RE JUST BEING BIGOTED AGAINST ME BECAUSE OF SOMETHING I CAN’T CONTROL, JUST LIKE EVERYONE IS AGAINST YOU.”
“You are interfering with our project and asking us to comfort you while we’re trying to make progress. Please leave.”
“I’m going to tell everyone about this,” the circle warns. “Nobody will support you now.”
“Apparently nobody ever did,” the triangles sigh, getting back to work.
It’s kind of sad
That we have to draw comics using colorful shapes
To explain systematic inequality to people
Rest in Peace, Francis Lapointe (aka Frank Wolf) who committed suicide on Nov. 25th 2013. He was an exquisite model, loved to cosplay and was bullied for cross dressing and simply being who he was and doing what he loved to do. I wish he could’ve listened to every single person who admired him and loved him. Let this influence you to love yourself for who you are, not what society thinks or what others think. Influence others that they are beautiful inside and out and that suicide is NEVER the answer.
We lost a beautiful person along with Paul Walker this month. Best wishes to his family, friends, and his fans.
RIP Frank Wolf <3
I’m reblogging for his memory and the gorgeous pictures he left us. It saddens me deeply and personally that this person suffered so greatly because of an expression of beauty and an image he presented. He had every right to it, there was nothing wrong with him and there is nothing wrong with being beautiful in the way YOU see fit.
However, the text. The message here is not ‘stop caring what society thinks, haters gonna hate’! The message is: Stop fucking bullying people to death, you monsters. THAT is what the message is. Suicide is a final solution to a temporary problem, always and it is best to hold on, wait until the next day, just keep breathing. Even if it hurts, keep breathing and hold on for a day. And then two. And then go from there.
But the message is not, “Hey, you! Suicide is bad and you are selfish and look at how many people this boy saddened with his suicide!” The message should be, “Fight bullying because bullying kills. People can only do their part to live day to day in pain and yes, try your BEST. Please, hold on.” But we need to do our part to stop bullying when we see it, in ourselves or others. We need to stop with homophobic and transphobic jokes, we need to stop letting this shit go like it doesn’t MATTER or like telling someone to ‘be fierce and fuck the haters’ is going to save their lives. What will save lives is action. What will save lives is attacking bullying where it starts… never with the victim, but with the bully.
Everyone rests in peace, but we need to make this life more peaceful for the living.