Earlier today, I was talking to someone on the Facebook page about some real life problems. I was ranting, I'll admit that, I was full on ranting about the fact that I might be missing out on a great opprotunity to do something wonderful. He was offering some advice, but all included money I don't have. When I said I don't have a job, and can't seem to find one, he suggested that it might have something to do with my abnormally colored hair, and piercing.
This, and a video about tattoos and the significance behind them, got me thinking. Discrimination was once considered to be a thing of the past. People hear the word "discrimination" and automatically think of womens rights, and the black people's rights, right? How they both had to fight for their rights in the past. Sure more people have rights now, but people are still fighting for their rights today.
Those who are gay are fighting every day for their right to marry, and that alone is bullshit. They shouldn't have to fight, because it shouldn't matter. Its their preference, and it isn't hurting anyone -so let them marry! They should have always been allowed, but that's just how I see it. Another group of people that have to fight for their rights are the "alternative" people, with "crazy" colors in their hair, tattoos and piercings.
Body modifications are frowned upon, for whatever reason. Some people argue that "People with tattoos are scary", but that's a load of crap. There's been child molestors, murderers, and other criminals that perfectly clean cut people. I personally don't get why people get turned away for jobs just because they'll have a piece of metal through their nose, lip, tongue, eyebrow, ect. It doesn't make them less of a person, they still need jobs too, so what does it matter? Its not "attractive"? If its okay for rock stars to have visible tattoos and piercings, why can't a cashier in a grocery store? Or a receptionist at a doctor's office?
To me, tattoos are not defiling your body, they're a way of wearing your heart on your sleeve. Your body is your temple, so why not make it yours? Why not turn it into your journal, or coloring book, if you so choose? Life is what you make it, so why not make your body the way you want it to be? I can understand not having "Fuck this" across your knuckles like Danny Worsnop if you're working in a grocery store or something, but what's so bad about having something for a loved one on your arm?
Tattoos are just as natural as anything else, if you ask me. They've been around for centuries, and they were never considered a bad thing. They actually were considered a good thing back in the days of the anicent romans and such. Or at least, I think it was the anicent romans -I'm a music journalist, not a historian. Don't hold me to that.
The point to this whole thing was simply that its highly unfair why those who want to stand out are discriminated against no different than the blacks once were. Most people agree now that fight was bullshit and should have never happened. Humans are humans, everyone deserves equal rights whether they're black, white, every color of the rainbow because of ink, gay, or filled with metal from piercings. We're not all the same, but we all deserve to be treated the same.
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