Just expressing my o-pin-ion and doing a little venting...
Every once in a while, I will come across a pin that is just so absurd, some of those pinners are seriously off their rockers! It amazes me how illogical people can be. They really drive me bananas sometimes!
I try my best to ignore it most of the time, but sometimes I can't help but want to put my two cents in and a lot of times it is necessary.
When you do put your two cents in, when you speak out against something, WATCH OUT! They will come back at ya with every name or insult in the book.
God forbid having an opposing opinion and dare to express it! Especially, when the pin is so ignorant, not to mention offensive and at times, just downright nasty or cruel.
Most of the time, I'll ignore the stupidity, because you know the pin is intended to cause a frenzy. There are plenty of attention whores on Pinterest and there are also antagonists who purposely want to piss everybody off.
Oh and I always love when the pinner comes back with this:
Or they'll say "I didn't ask for your opinion" or "keep your negative opinions to yourself".
Here's the thing though, when you pin something you are in a way asking for opinions. Pinterest isn't like Facebook where only friends can comment. Anyone can comment on your pins, that's why there is a comment box.
When you pin something contraversial or offensive, people are going to get upset and they are going to express their o-pin-ions. If you don't want negative comments, don't pin things that are going to piss people off.
Anything you say can be offensive to others, so no matter what you pin, people are going to have an o-pin-ion about it. If I was worried about getting negative comments, my pinboard would almost be empty and it would be pretty dull.
Truth is, I don't care, people can say whatever they want to say about my pins. When I pinned it, I invited them to share their thoughts, whether I agree or disagree. I get this concept.
For the most part I choose to not give in, I'll just continue scrolling and focus more on the pins that bring happy thoughts and inspiration, pins that make me chuckle or smile. I know if I give into the antagonists, I'm just going to end up wanting to pull my hair out and it's just going to be a distraction. Plus, I know most of the time it's pointless, afterall, no matter how hard you try...
....you can't fix stupid!
Not even with this...
There are moments however, when they do provoke me. If it is something I am passionate about, a pin that has a harmful or hurtful message that I feel is encouraging to others especially the younger pinners, I refuse to keep my mouth shut!
There comes a time, when you have to take a stand and speak up, even if you end up standing alone. Even though you know someone isn't going to like what you have to say, sometimes it's worth saying anyways.
If you have been following, you all know how I feel about this word. I even signed the pledge to end the word. I hate this word just as much as I hate the "N" word.
I wasn't mad at the pinner, she actually felt the same way as me. I'm mad at the pervert who took the picture and the parents of these children. However, if I ever saw this pin, pinned by someone who thought it was cool, I'd have to go off!
The original pinner is obsessed with being skinny and the message she is sending with the pins on her boards are frightening and dangerous. I've gotten in many a fights on this chicks board. Being that Skylar is trying to send a healthier and more positive message to young girls about beauty and body image, this is when I feel the need to speak out.
I also came across an image not too long ago, of a little girl between 5-7 years old. I have chosen not to post it here, because it is in my opinion the most disgusting pin I've found, thus far. The little girl is nude and her little ribs were popping out of her chest and whoever the photographer is glamorized it- just as in the photo of the two little girls above in the baby pool.
Needless to say, I was outraged over this! Is this seriously where we are in this world? Exploiting children in such provocotive filthy ways and glamorizing it? That's really scary people!
What outraged me the most, was the woman who pinned it. I was really enjoying her board until I saw this photo. It was so glamorous, with sparkles and pretty clothes, and all of a sudden there it was, as if it was part of the glamour, like she didn't mind it. I was in utter shock!
I didn't comment, but I reported it to Pinterest I'm pretty sure that would be considered child pornography. If you ever see anything like that, I would hope you would do the same. We can't allow people to exploit children in that manner.
As you all know I have no problem with tasteful, artistic and glamorous nudity, but not when it is a child, you gotta draw the line somewhere.
There is absolutely nothing tasteful, nothing artisitc and nothing glamorous about child pornography of any sort!
Some people really know how to press your buttons. You could be the kindest, most considerate person in the world, couldn't kill a fly, but even the nicest most down to earth person might be tempted to want to go off on those jerks.
I'm not saying you shouldn't pin it, if it is something that you truly believe in your heart, but when you do pin it, you have to know you are going to rattle some cages.
As long as it doesn't go against Pinterests policy (I would hope child pornography would qualify, wouldn't you? I would hope that would not be permitted.), you can pretty much pin whatever you like. It is your board, therefor if you like it, pin it, but don't get all huffy when people express their honest and sometimes harsh feelings about it.
I have no problem saying what is on my mind or rattling lots of cages and if people want to call me names, so be it.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names such as bitch or that filthy disgusting C word don't bother me one bit.
And, yes I've been called the C word lots of times! Seriously? That is just a trashy and classless word. It's sad that because I want to stop Anorexia and want to protect children, I get called the C-Word.
People, especially young ladies seem to throw that word around quite a bit and they act as if it's no big deal. It's kind of Maury Povich-ish though, don't you think?
FYI: If you choose to express your o-pin-ion on someone elses pin, even if it is an opposing view, even if the pinner is a total moron, you can do so without being rude. Try to be polite, even if the moron comes back at you with the C-Word! You can be the bigger person.
There is a good chance you are probably not going to change all of their minds, but then again, sometimes words can have a positive effect on people, if you go about it the right way. If your goal is to end the R-Word and you get at least one person to stop using that word, good job! You got your message across to at least one ignorant individual today.
What is the most outrageous pin you have found on Pinterest? Have you ever gotten into it with anyone on Pinterest?