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Blind Bashing

On Facebook I am a member of several groups dedicated to making jewelry.  Earlier today, in one such group, one of the members posted this photo:  towie mankini photo

I believe this person was attempting to amuse the group, as we could all ‘make fun of’ the men in this photo.  One woman responded that no “real man” would wear this and called the men in this photo some kind of pussies.

The photo features two stars from The Only Way is Essex.  For my purposes, I don’t really know or care about too much else.  Here are two adults – not hurting anyone – being mocked simply for what they wear and/or look like.

Thankfully a moderator of the group took down the photo, but it  has stuck with me how a group of people who spend their time trying to make the world a ‘prettier’ place can attack other humans so viciously simply for what they look like.  They wouldn’t dare speak that way if a fellow member posted a photo of his/her work, so why would they do it to two people they don’t know?

Why are so many people so damn vicious?  Why are we nothing more than starving dogs waiting for a jugular to rip out?  (My apologies to dogs, but they do some very nasty things when abused, as do all animals and most humans.)

I wish I could find more words to describe how this is wrong and how it makes me feel betrayed, but for now, that’s all I’ve got.

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