sometimes i’m more offended by men agitating over how angry sexual assault against women makes them feel than I am by men not caring / perpetuating rape culture. not more. but just as.
because if you go on and on and on about how it’s the worst crime ever, how you’d kill the…
YES, “please keep in kind that you’re perpetuating the idea that a woman is worth only her precious precious cunt. and if it’s violated, she’s obvs ruined FOREVER and will always be a fucked up victim. just think about it for a second before you rail.” SERIOUSLY THOUGH
I like my donuts like I like my men……in a tub.
Word up: TOMS Shoes To The Rescue?
Your shoes are everywhere. Congrats!
Your ability to ask shoe lovers to link their wallets to social causes is genius. And yet, these emotional appeals for consumers to consider the company more socially ‘responsible’ just shows how far companies are willing to go to finagle those hard-earned dollars and euros out of Western wallets filled with guilt.
Your customer could easily go to someone whose shoes are probably better looking and better priced, but wait, here’s the avuncular: TOMS to the rescue of little developing world feet.
TOMS shoes goes to poor parts of the world and takes snapshots of the CEO, Blake Mycoskie, (in the TOMS avuncular vernacular, also known as the ‘Chief Shoe Giver’) kneeling at the feet of unsuspecting young “Third Worlders.” As the quintessential shoe salesman, he clearly also has other ideas to sell — one of his tag-lines is “Every person who wears our shoes becomes a marketer of our shoes.”
As well-intentioned as this marketing campaign appears to be, I have to say, as a “Third Worlder,” I am bothered.
Bothered by companies that use someone else’s poverty to sell products.
Bothered at the notion that those adorable little faces may have no idea that their images will be splashed across glossies around the world, to sell shoes.
If you wanted these children to have shoes, you would, in the words of another shoe company, just do it. How about “We’re TOMS, buy our shoes. Sometimes we donate some to poor brown children. End of story.”
Wouldn’t it be better to spend time making these children’s lives better? Give them the shoes, but also make donations to build better schools, or build them yourself. What makes more sense? Better schools, access to clean water, and health facilities or another pair of shoes that will soon fall apart? I think there is a kernel of goodness in the intent, but the execution beggars belief, especially when you know what impact you could have on a smaller number of people.
Advertising under the guise of corporate social responsibility when it is more like corporate gain from social ills should be frowned upon and not entertained. I want to feel less queasy about a company taking pictures with the native kids, but I just can’t do it anymore.
Not to rub anyone’s shoulders who enjoy these shoes but I’ve always had a problem with this company…
A) I guess it makes sense as a business model but these shoes are so expensive on the consumer end for such a poorly made product… I guess the consumer cost outsets the cost to give them away for free.
B) Instead of giving these children shoes give them food and clean water. These are things they truly need and the time, energy, and resources invested into giving them shoes could be used in so much more productive ways.
C) We are naturally barefoot so I do not see the epic need to give people shoes. Our culture has very much adopted wearing such things but I do not see this as a NEED of people. Some might argue that these kids live in places where they can hurt their feet more easily but how about you clean up these places… I don’t know… the way the resources are being invested is just silly to me.
D) This all reflects in the West’s misappropriation of resources. So much waste. So much unnecessary creation. Even our tax money (our collective resources) is spent in what I see as unwise ways.
also none of the kids in this picture appear to be giving a single fuck
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as a filler because i got my basic english credits out of the way in high school. i am going to have to read a lot of african american literature. i am in no way racist. and i think that writing about what defines you as a person and being in touch with your roots are great things. but to be completely honest, i really couldnt care less about reading about someone else’s oppression. i do not feel that just because a book was written about slavery or by a slave or by the grandchild of a slave that that book should be declared a “classic.” let’s be real here, to me and probably all of my middle class white classmates, reading about someone that went through that oppression is something that we cannot relate to or appreciate. stick an oprah booklist stamp on it, shit’s done.
I think she’s missing the point of a cultural lit class.
You know whats really funny? you never read those books in regular English, when you read “classics.” In my regular high school history class I had to sit through “Gone With the Wind” and listen to all the reasons why a fundamentally racist movie was classic. Forced to read Huck Finn and listen to middle-class white kids tell me why the N word isn’t racist. And in my college film classes I’m forced to listen to all the reasons why “Birth of a Nation” is a classic, all the “technical achievements”, while Black film classics only exist in pieces. That’s why you’ve never seen an Oscar Micheaux film, they barely even exist anymore. And plus, why can’t you appreciate what happened in the world? I’ve seen so much shit about the Holocaust, never did I say “I can’t appreciate this.”
Who ever wrote this shit I hope they weren’t talking about Toni Morrison’s Beloved? Cuz I will cut a bitch who says that book is not important or even more so important than Gone With the Wind or Huck Finn. BTW You are very much racist Mr/Mrs. Im-not-racist-but: by the mere admission that you cant take a day or a week to feel what it was like in the United States for people who worked there whole lives free of charge to build this country where you can be free while their descendants still to this day toil signifies that you are not human. If you cant honestly relinquish your privilege to read a book how do you expect to do so in the real world? Another reason why people of color, namely blacks, need to stop fronting and waiting on white people to finally see their evil ways: because you’ll be waiting a LOOOONG muthafucking time.
And my fucking roots did not begin with SLAVERY.
im sure the OP has since changed their tumblr URL & identity - that shit was TOO shameful and embarassing…
fuck the world
I know these yummy metal dudes are just waiting for me to strap it on and fuck them in the ass… I just know it
(also, sometimes I am surprised my boyfie isn’t terrified of me)