…I apologize for what you’re seeing on your dashboard right now.
I saw a video of this on Tumblr yesterday and showed my brother. We spent last night watching a bunch of them…I laughed so much I could have died…xD
I’ve put the links to each one if anyone would like to ‘lmfao’.
THERE ARE MORE OF THESE?? DEAR JESUS
I have always wondered what these things were.
WHAT IS IT wHY DOES IT EXIST HOW WHAT WHY
It was exactly three months ago that Richard Littlejohn published a piece in the Daily Mail viciously attacking Lucy Meadows, a primary school teacher in Britain. Littlejohn targeted Meadows because she’s transgender and had chosen to remain in her job as a teacher after beginning to present as a woman – this was the entire basis for his outrageous, unprovoked assault on her identity, her career, and her very life. It was vile and hateful in all the ways we’ve come to expect from a publication that, like much of the press these days, treats trans women as alternately ridiculous or a threat to society. It was quite literally intolerant of everything that Lucy Meadows was.
So it came as a surprise today that the Daily Mail has completely removed any mention of Meadows from Littlejohn’s column. What happened? Did they suffer a sudden attack of morality, three months later? No. Their decision was based on something much darker than conscience.
Lucy Meadows killed herself this week.
Three months ago, Richard Littlejohn chose to single her out, a woman who had done absolutely nothing wrong, and tear her life apart in one of Britain’s biggest papers. Richard Littlejohn chose to refer to her as “he”, and include only photos of her from before she had begun to live openly as a woman. He called her existence “devastating” to the children under her care:
But has anyone stopped for a moment to think of the devastating effect all this is having on those who really matter? Children as young as seven aren’t equipped to compute this kind of information.
He said that Meadows’ students needed to be “protected” from her by their school:
It should be protecting pupils from some of the more, er, challenging realities of adult life, not forcing them down their throats.
He called her a threat to their innocence:
These are primary school children, for heaven’s sake. Most them still believe in Father Christmas. Let them enjoy their childhood. They will lose their innocence soon enough.
He attacked her very name:
Why should they be forced to deal with the news that a male teacher they have always known as Mr Upton will henceforth be a woman called Miss Meadows? Anyway, why not Miss Upton?
And he told her to “disappear” and move out of town:
It would have been easy for him to disappear quietly at Christmas, have the operation and then return to work as ‘Miss Meadows’ at another school on the other side of town in September. No-one would have been any the wiser.
Well, she’s disappeared now. Lucy Meadows is dead. Are you happy with yourselves, Daily Mail? Are you proud that you used your platform as a national publication to rip open the life of an innocent woman and put her deeply personal struggles on display for an audience of millions? Are you satisfied now that you’ve “exposed” a woman who wanted nothing more than to teach the students she knew and cared for? Did you ever think about how it would feel to be Lucy Meadows at the moment when your paper chose to label her as forever “male” and a threat to her own students? Obviously that didn’t deter you from publishing this disgusting, horrible column in the first place. So why bother hiding your deeds now?
What’s one life next to the opportunity for yet another vacuous, melodramatic headline about transsexuals? (via FreeThought)
absolutely disgusting. this is the world we live in. where a woman who has broken no laws and done absolutely nothing wrong except have the audacity to try to live her life in the way that makes her the happiest, and people think it’s okay to do things like this to her. i swear i just recently saw a post here on tumblr that featured a school announcing to it’s students that they had a teacher returning in the new year as an out transwoman. was it this very woman who has now taken her life because she was subjected to worldwide criticism and scrutiny and ridicule for trying to LIVE HER LIFE?
I truly believe the Daily Mail is one of the most insidious parts of our society, and ought to be shut down. It’s a hate-spewing piece of filth that tries to pretend it’s something else, and hides behind tradition and “freedom of speech” to say the most bigoted, homophobic and outright disgusting things imaginable.
I feel so sorry for this woman, that she be subjected to this abhorrent tirade, and that a major, national newspaper felt it had the need to (in essence) ”out” her like this. I can only hope this will be the first step in shutting down the Daily Mail, but am immensely saddened it had to take this to get there.
“Hey lazy welfare recipients, I hate you.”
Yes! It’s your fault you are poor! It’s all about that hard work and dedication…
Oh wait, no. It’s all about having that rich, successful uncle. But, what if he’s not willing to help just yet? What does that “hard work and dedication” get you then?