Your shopping guide to stores that won’t ruin their workers’ Thanksgivings.
Not everybody celebrates Thanksgiving.
Not everybody cares about Thanksgiving.
Not everybody has family. Some people get depressed around the holidays and like to work to keep themselves busy.
Some people like to pick up a shift so that they can make some extra money and still celebrate before or after (because, surprise surprise, minimum wage retail workers don’t work 24 hour shifts)
Some people want or need the money they make on Thanksgiving, and that is why they choose to work. Alternately, some people want or need the extremely great price cuts which those stores offer on ‘black friday’ and now, (thank god) on thanksgiving as well.
Besides, why the selective outrage just at retailers? Are not other institutions open (And thus asking employees to work) on Thanksgiving? My brother works in a hospital. Guess what, he has work today. When my dad worked at a gas station, he had work on Thanksgiving. When my other brother worked at a grocery store, he had work on Thanksgiving. And if I still had my job at Target, I would gladly take the extra pay a thanksgiving shift would give me, just as I gladly accepted their offer to work on black friday in years past.
Many people take in a movie before dinner with their families. Are the movie theaters evil for providing these services on ‘Thanksgiving’? Should we boycott them? Or only retailers? It seems as though the selective outrage has nothing to do with the invented idea of ‘ruining people’s thanksgivings’ by allowing them to work, but more with just a general dislike of big box stores, and a clamoring for any non-issue that can be drummed up against them.
What about charities? What about non-profits? Should they be closed today? What about the plight of the poor volunteers working in soup kitchens and homeless shelters today? Are they not having their thanksgiving ‘ruined’ because they are essentially at work and thus not at ‘home’ with their ‘family’ (which is apparently a sacred and universal good)? And they aren’t even getting paid to boot! Should we shutter the soup kitchens for Thanksgiving?
Where does this nonsense end?
Must every business and institution which requires human effort be boarded up for 24 hours just so the rich, self-righteous turds of the world can feel good that nobody anywhere isn’t with their ‘family’ on this ‘holiday’?
Not everybody has a cushy job at some bullshit left-wing propaganda ‘think’ tank, and not everybody has the luxury of sitting around all day doing nothing on Thanksgiving. Besides, not everybody wants to. Get off your fucking high horse you ignorant, elitist fucks.
I needed gas on my drive home last night or my family would have been stranded miles from our warm beds. Good thing think-progress doesn’t determine whether or not gas station attendees could work yesterday and they were able to make determine for themselves what’s best for them.
These employees are not indentured servants. The only entity that claims the power to imprison someone (or worse) for quitting their job is the military, or the state. Employment at Walmart or Target, on the other hand, is completely voluntary. If a person’s employment situation becomes intolerable, he or she is always free to find a better job with better terms. But if no better opportunity is available, then working on a holiday is literally the person’s best option. And they are probably among those in most need of the money.
I want this post on every single “omg op is a piece of shit” public shaming blog. Spread it around.
I dont know who told people on this website that you can talk to people any kind of way and if they dont immediately apologize and heed your insulting diatribe they’re a bad person, but in the real world it doesnt work like that.
Tumblr politics have become this delusional bastion where “oppressed” people can never be wrong in how they deal with others.
People on here legitimately think that privilege is the end-all-be-all and that “oppression” gives someone a green-card to be as rude, hateful, and bigoted as they want and everybody HAS to listen to it like its gospel truth no matter the context, no matter whats actually being said.
Ive said it over and over and over again.
You can be a fat black queer atheist transwoman with a prosthetic leg and PTSD and that stilldoesnt:
- give you the right to talk to people any kind of way
- give you the right to treat people any kind of way
- give you the right to be hateful, bigoted, or prejudiced
- mean everything that comes from your mouth is gold
- mean you cant be toxic or just plain wrong as fuck
- mean everyone who has any sort of “privilege” over you has to listen to everything you say and obey it
- give you the right to basically be a self-righteous ornery asshole
If you act like a little shit to me then guess what? I’m gonna clap back.
People on this website really just make me sick with this notion of: “Its okay to be prejudiced to ____ people, because ____ people have never been institutionally oppressed, so its fine since its not ACTUALLY hurting anyone LOL”
People will jump through 43 different sets of sj-hoops to justify why its okay to tell somebody they should die, but why if someone says it to them they’re the worst thing alive and “omg so triggering piece of shit oppressive asshole :(((“
In the real world nobody gives a fuck.
I dare some people to say half of this shit offline, in real time, and see how many people pause and say “wow that’s rude, but its nothing to the institutionalized oppression that you face for being ___. I understand and accept this and I will check my privilege from now on :)” Try it. Next time somebody commits a microaggression or says something “problematic” call them a slur, or tell them to die, or do whatever else— and see how apologetic they are. See how many people give a damn about “power dynamics” when you start talkin shit in the real world. See if your oppression stops them from knocking you upside your fuckin’ mouth next time you say some disgusting bullshit.
And you will deserve it. Not for being a poc. Not for being lgbt. Not for being disabled or non-christian or non-religious. For being a little shit who thinks they’re being attacked for who they are when in actuality their attitude is just fucking rotten; like a child that kicks and screams and demands you take them seriously when they just threw their tonka truck at your head. (◕‿◕✿) .
Your oppression does not give you the right to pretentiously sit around and be a little shit to everybody who you think is “privileged” over you, then scream “NO BACKSIES, IM OPPRESSED! but i can do it to you though :3”
Somehow this site has got it in its head that common courtesy, that basic human respect, is something that they dont have to extend anymore. And dont give me that “they dont respect me bullshit”- everybody is an individual. Collectively? “They” may not. But just because someone is part of a group DOES NOT mean they support and identify and agree with everything people in that group say and do. Give them a chance to show you how they feel- you know, like you’d want people to do with you.
Do YOU agree with absolutely everything everybody who is like you says and does?
Do YOU support every single thing that someone, somewhere, who shares some kind of identity with you perpetuates 100% of the time?
No. No you dont. So dont even try it.
And I’m not talking about standing up for yourself if you are wronged. I’m talking about people that will just be belligerent and awful to another person just because they belong to a group they have issue with.
That is what racists do. That is what sexists and misogynists do. That is what homophobes and transphobes do. That is what islamaphobes and anti-semitics do. The only difference is that it makes you feel better because your actions dont actually “hurt” anyone. So, in your mind, you’ve got a license to be a little shit.
Direct this hostility to the INDIVIDUALS that deserve it.
But if you’re going after people who havent done anything to you, havent insulted you or harassed you, because they aren’t cowed into submission by some pompous stranger on the internet condescendingly talking at them:
they’re not a shitty person.
you’re just a bigoted dumbass who thinks everybody has to listen to you and obey you no matter what you say and do because of your oppression.
If someone shuts you out its not “tone policing.” Thats ‘you-dont-get-to-talk-to-people-any-kind-of-way-without-consequence.”
Thats called reality.
And dont write me butthurt essays in my inbox either because I dont give a fuck.
it’s been like a week since the last time i even logged into tumblr and i’m already seeing positive effects
Please don’t be angry with people for not understanding something. Explain to them. Educate them. Inform them. Do not yell and call them names. Because they will still not comprehend. Except now, they are hurt. And you are the asshole.
this is satire
This is in my Economics textbook
This is fucked up
yes, tell me more about how the wage gap doesnt exist
what the actual fuck
i’m gonna go ahead and take this with a grain of salt since none of these statistics seem to account for things like the fact that men and women tend to choose different careers
ok this is funny but why are there so many notes with people proclaiming their love for michelle obama
she didn’t write this??? did you miss the part where it said “I can only imagine this is what Michelle Obama had to say in response”
Fifteen universities including some Ivy League schools are offering college credit to students who will inject feminist thinking into Wikipedia — and some are calling it an eye-opening case of campus bias.
HEY, MY CLASS PISSED OFF FOX NEWS, THIS IS FANTASTIC.
Never thought I’d find myself agreeing with Fox News…
What you’re doing is very 1984-esque. I hope I don’t have to explain that.
This is…really creepy. Like, really really creepy.
W H A T T H E F U C K
IF THIS ISNT THE BEST VIDEO YOUVE SEEN ON THIS SITE THEN IDK WHAT YOURE DOIN
It’s been two years and I’m still laughing at this video
Probably still chillin right here on Tumblr.
Except I’d have a lot more money in my pocket, and like a shitload of people probably wouldn’t have had their brains blown out with guns and bombs and drones.
And I’d be able to travel around the world without being harassed by morons in blue uniforms.
Oh, and there’s the part about a shitload of people still being alive. That’s important I guess.
get over what
And there you go, any argument you have ever had in support of fat-shaming just flew out the window. TA TA
Of course fat people have been saying the same thing for decades. But of course anything a fat person says about themselves or their own health is laughed off as “wishful thinking”. Our own experiences are constantly being denied as “head in the sand” “it will catch up to you eventually” mentality. Despite those of us that exercise regularly and eat healthy, we’re told that none of it matters because we’re still fat -and therefore couldn’t POSSIBLY be healthy.
The sad thing about it though, is that people should not have to be healthy in order to deserve to be treated with human decency and respect and not have to live their lives stigmatized, bullied, marginalized, and shamed. People are deserving of equality and respect reguadless of if they are healthy or not.
Yes you can be obese and have passable cardiovascular health. Yes you can run two miles a day and still be obese. Yes you can be a special case. That doesn’t mean it’s anywhere near likely.
Here are some stats for the reality-averse:
BONUS ROUND: outside of metabolic syndrome & cancer
So don’t kid yourself that being obese isn’t going to affect your health. The medical community is not trying to bully or marginalise or stigmatise you. The medical community is trying to help you. Please let us.