In the wake of pink shirt day, I have been noticing every day behaviours that people seem to find perfectly all right, without giving any thought to the ramifications of their actions.
They’ll wear their ‘Stand up to bullying’ pink shirts on the day, and then they’ll go home and send a “People of Walmart” slide show to three hundred of their closest friends on Facebook.
Or they’ll cheer for humiliating treatment of prisoners by an Arizona warden and share that post around the internet.
Someone told me the other day that fat brides don’t deserve nice weddings. Excuse me?
These people don’t seem to see their own hypocrisy.
How about promoting good nutrition in our schools with healthy free school lunches and home ec programs? How about social justice rather than incarceration?
How about helping people instead of mocking them? How about respecting people instead of insulting them? Who made you better than the everyone else?
Keep your pink shirt on. We’ve got a long way to go.