Friday, September 17, 2010
"Out Of Order: Ignorant Fool Violates Brave Girl Wearing A Low Cut Dress Walking Through A Pack Of Men! (No Respect)"
First, let us not romance the scenario with the title given; "Out Of Order: Ignorant Fool Violates Brave Girl Wearing A Low Cut Dress Walking Through A Pack Of Men! (No Respect)"
The whole "brave girl" thing... Really?... I don't see any valor nor heroics in this story... not from the girl and definitely not from the MANY.. by-standing, "men."
Second, I want to preface this post by saying that, usually, I would think (to myself) "well, I mean, she shouldn't have been doing this or that." I typically look at both sides before just saying that men are dogs or whatever. But .... man....
I can't express the disgust, pain, anger, sickness, etc. that I felt upon seeing this crap (for lack of better words). I can't even think too much about it because it makes me so ... LIVID ... and upset.
Antywayz... Moving on from emotion.
On to my thoughts. . .
I like to keep it 100% real and truthful in my thoughts and posts so if you choose to comment please do so as well.
So, first, lets touch on the apparel. Now, I hope I don't step on toes by saying this but like I said, if I'm to be real, I can't say anything but: Dressing like that, women know what they are doing, along with what they are wanting. True? They are going for a certain look to receive a certain kind of attention.
Well, here's the problem with that... Sometimes, we get more than we bargain for. It goes back to the whole notion of playing with fire, "you play wit fire, you're liable to get burned." The only thing is, I would say that most women are only hoping to "play with fire" without the "getting burned" part. (I can say this from experience because I haven't always been the way that I am now) The burn could be, and a lot of times is, as serious as being raped and/or murdered. I have to think that these women are naive and ignorant. (As I was) What possesses a woman to A. Dress like that and B. being dressed like that, walk through such a large group of dudes?... (it certainly isn't the "bravery" spoken of... at least it doesn't seem to be but I am just an outsider looking in without any facts whatsoever and I know that things are not always as they seem).
So, for the purpose of my argument, I'm going to speak based on a hypothetical explanation for this video. The situation is this;
"There are some guys chillin outside and a girl comes walking up and through them (even though she could have walked around) because she's trying to look cute and attract a bit of attention. She's aware of her "assets" and is flaunting them. (I put "assets" in quotations because these "assets" aren't concrete. They are "assets" because she is told they are... by the media.. by men... by women... by anyone who's put the value so much on appearance as opposed to, as I said, concrete qualities, like virtue.) Anyways... so yeah, she's flaunting her "assets." She knows she "looks good" and wants the attention that might make her feel good... wanted... valued... whatever. She walks through this group of dudes, some of which, she may or may not know, and one decides that he doesn't just want to be teased. No, he wants to see what she's not completely covering up, so he pulls up her skirt. She gets embarrassed and rather ticked, to say the least, and turns around with an attitude. The guy doesn't like her attitude because it makes him look bad in front of his boys or whomever and his pride is hurt. He takes it upon himself to "redeem" himself and drag her (full force and with much strength) to the pavement......... and no one does anything".... Whatever... honestly... that's expected from the group because just look at the company they keep.... (n hey, maybe that's just my emotion and anger talking) but again, this is hypothetical.
Here's my point... Ladies... PLEASE... you have to know that you are more than what this generation has placed value on. You also must know that you are asking for it.... And hear me when I use that phrase ("asking for it")... because it's thrown around without much explanation... so here; Like I said, we dress this way to gain the attention of men.... and it's not just any kind of attention from any kind of guy. It is NOT respectable to dress that way. You are going to get a lust-driven eye. (That's very dangerous) For one, who other than your husband deserves to see what you've got... and past that... for some men, they have not put into practice trying to exercise self control... this makes it hard for them to control themselves (not that they are incapable... just they don't do it) and anyways... when your mind is in that state, you don't think straight. Do you really expect every guy... (or any guy for that matter) that you entice to not act on what they're feeling? And I mean, further, by all intensive purposes, you're sending off signals that they probably interpret as an okay to act on impulse. They don't read you as eye candy alone that can only be looked at and not touched. AND THEN.... don't even let them find out you're just trying to play with them and tease (as was my sole aim). All that will do is make someone mad, and you really don't want that. (This scenario serves as an example of that.)
So look, my intention is not to take the light off of the behavior of these men. (I say "these men" versus just the one because in my hypothetical situation where not one did anything, well... not one of them did ANYTHING) so again, my intention is not to place blame and take the attention off the behavior because I don't even think that my measly post could do that much. They've made that impossible to do by their actions. Seriously... the ignorance of these types of guys... but then... I don't know their story... just as I don't know the girl's story... but I do know my story and that's the only experience I can speak from...
I used to seek after the same attention as well. In fact, if I'm to stick to the realness that I spoke of earlier... to be completely honest, I still, to this day, battle with it. It's difficult to not want the attention... especially after so many years of finding my value from it. I recognize that I have features on me that are sought after. So the question is, if tomorrow my features or your features were no longer "in," could you or I strut with that same confidence in ourselves??? Probably not.
We have to begin to understand that our worth is not in our physique. And our validation should not come from random guys that do not even matter, nor care enough to treat you as a human being.... I was standing in the hall (when I was in high school) one day and a guy I knew just came up behind me and grabbed my....... derrière. And I did NOTHING. Now what kind of girl would you take me for if you saw that?... More importantly... what kind of girl did I take myself for? I'm literally disgusted with how I used to be. Not that I was so bad or anything... but just my lack of self worth and naivety . He was testing the waters to see if he could... and he could... ugh.
Anyways... I'm being transparent because I think it helps no one to be fake or act as if I'm "Holier than thou" because I'm a Christian now that has reformed. I don't mean to go off on side anecdotes but I think it's important enough to mention. But to wrap this up (because I know I'm good for my "novels" (sorry :S)... If you think this is disgusting and horrible... please watch what you do... what you wear... and where you go. Just be careful and honest with yourselves. If you're looking for attention.. then at least be real with yourself and don't front like your not... and know... what you're asking for and what you're likely to get. It really truly made me sick and hurt my heart to see this video... and usually I wouldn't pass something that did that to me around because I don't want others to feel what I felt by seeing it. But... I just think there is some positive to be taken from the idiot that just sat there and recorded it.... (sorry... that was out of anger too but DANGIT! UGH... IT PISSES ME OFF!)
That's all fa now.
Be Blessed Fam!
Love you ALL!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
The military has been on the brain. [Air force to be exact]...
[... This... is odd.
I thought about it once before for like a second... maybe 5... and NEVER again. I was like "Naaaahhhh... nope, not fa me." ]
Monday, March 15, 2010
I was thinking today while playing dress up. [yes I still play dress up...moving on] I was thinking, "you know... I really am a simple girl. I've been to places like Honduras and Spain [and not just the completely Americanized tourist areas... but the places with glimpses of their actual culture...not their complete culture, but a glimpse] and I absolutely loved it. I loved the laid back simplicity of it all. I love the weather. I love the tropics. I love the food :D. I love the beach. I just loved it. When I say simplicity... I mean life minus the distraction of everything we've adopted as our everyday living norms; tv, computer, cell phones, constant music, and the worry that comes along with obtaining all of this and the like... and more.
I really don't think we were designed to live this life that we've become so accustomed to living. That's just it... we've become accustomed, so we feel like we need to live like this, pursing all that we're made to believe we're supposed to pursue.
Really though, people still want outside of the influences but don't always realize it because they've become complacent and they numb their minds all day and don't make a moment to think to even realize it. Some people want to be tanner, or thinner, or more in shape, healthier, not live to work or work to live... people just want to chill sometimes... We want all this because I feel like we were naturally designed to live like that anyways.
Before man [mankind] sinned, everything was handed to them as a gift of life. The garden was created for them. After, God said that we would have to work in order live. I don't believe that means to have a 9 to 5 to get a paycheck to be able to get by, by buying. You know what I'm saying?... But to toil, to actually harvest and hunt and gather... work the land... actually work for the food through the process of the harvest, instead of just having the garden that was made for them. No, now they... [we] would have to make the gardens with the resources that we have.
As I was saying before... "How we're designed to live..." people stay inside all day watching tv or surfing the net or texting or playing video games or something and they don't get outside and play and exercise and get sun. Instead people are lightened by laziness, and fattened from fatigue from being used to doing nothing and then want to buy self tanners to get the sun that they don't and diet pills or machines to get the exercise that they don't, all to make up for it... All to give us what we naturally desire in a way that is unnatural to us so it is, in turn, harder and discouraging. It's going against the grain.
Am I making sense? I feel like I'm not making my point clear. It's hard to organize my thoughts sometimes.
I'd just like to say that everything we're told "is for our good, to make life more convenient and fun...," it's all counterproductive and deceit. It's a lie being fed to us. This is what they're presenting:
"Here, use this lawn mower that you can ride around on. It is more convenient, and will give you more time in your day for yourself to just sit back and relax..."
What they know and aren't saying:
"Here, BUY this lawn mower that you can ride so that you will have to exert less energy, get less exercise, and then have to turn around and buy diet pills and machines to get you looking and feeling better... get you to a state and condition you would be closer to, had you just used a regular lawn mower and walked a little bit. But if you ride the lawn mower, you will get done faster and will be able to go back inside and sit down and watch tv so that we can advertise more things to you that you don't need, so as to make you want to buy them from us, so that we can get your money! :D"
Life in America, I'm sorry to say, is built on consumerism... it's made for the dollar... not us. And that's really about it.
We're all chasing after images sold to us. And yet... even when some people actually acquire what they're told will give them fulfillment, they are still and sometimes more depressed... They do drugs and drink, and try all these different things to make them temporarily feel good because, naturally, they don't. They don't feel satisfied because all of that will not completely satisfy. It just won't. It can't ever do that because it isn't what we truly, whether we realize it or not, desire and/or need.
So... anyways. This is it so far. Like I said, I was just thinking. I live that life too so everyone knows... I'm just not satisfied with it is all. And by the way. I do LOVE fashion, and make up, and electronics, and all that, that everybody else loves. But maybe I need to cool it a little bit... you know not indulge so much and incorporate a little bit of balance. That's all
But ok, I'm out for now.
I'll add on or not later. We'll see.
Be Blessed Fam!
God is love and where it's at. By "it," I mean everything you want and need . :)
Thursday, March 4, 2010
(Dialogue between God and me.) :: Inspired By The Father (God)
You are more
You are more than your thighs...
So lovely in tact.
You are more than your curves
In the front and the back!
You are more than your lips,
Which I've perfected jus rite.
You are more than your smile,
And it shines o so bright!
You are more than the sway,
And the roll of your hips
And the depth of your mind...
Still you are more than this!
You are more than your hair,
And your eyes what a set!
You are more than your shape,
Such a lovely silhouette.
You are more than your laugh,
Which is much to my delight.
Father more than all this?
I am more in your sight?
Am I more than negatives,
To which I often take heed?
You are more than the curses.
So much more indeed!
Am I more than my faults...
Than the flaws in my shade?
Child there is no imperfection.
You were wonderfully made!
You are more than your assets,
And your skin...what a tone!
O how you radiate!
Still you're more than beauty alone.
Am I more than my strength,
And my weakness the same?
Am I more than disappointments...
More than my guilt and my shame?
Am I more than my worry?
Am I more than my doubt?
Babygurl dont you hear me?
You have nothing to worry about!
Am I more___
You are more than your heart...
So much more than your soul.
You are more than achievments.
You are more than your goals.
You are more than your past,
Full of forgotten mistakes.
You are more than the regrets
That you can't seem to shake.
You are more than the opinions,
And foul comments of man.
Please don't let that shape u.
You must understand...
They don't see your worth...
Who I've created you to be.
Searching is above you.
Leave the match making to me!
Now the I husband made for you...
Trust, with him you'll be pleased.
To me he is devoted.
So he'll see wut I see.
"Your worth is far above rubies...
More than your weight in gold"
This is wut he'll say.
He listens to what he's told.
Still you're more than all this,
Cuz when everything's passed...
You're still my heart!
And that's something that lasts!
Photo by B aka Me
Model: Tierra Scott
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
If God is a God of comfort...our Prince of Peace...our source of joy...strength...fulfilment...
satisfaction, etc., then WHY when we're in need of those things do we search for comfort, peace, strength, fulfillment, joy, satisfaction???? We do not have those things because they come along with Christ! We must seek God FIRST and then all those things shall be added. HELLO Britt!...Illumination!...[Praise and glory to God]
Now I know that scripture is talking about us worrying about what we will eat or wear [in its words] BUT... I am talking about God knowing our needs, whatever they may be. Whether it is food, clothing, or comfort. Everything we need is in Christ, so draw nearer to Him. OR learn the hard way as I did and seek everything you need (and/or want) instead. Do not be surprised with what you end up with... Nada. Further, just to reiterate my point (and be redundant), if you are wanting to get in shape, do you just look up how to do it and expect results? No, that would be stupid. So why do we do that with Jesus? Our interest should be in Him, TRUSTING that His interest is in us, and in turn, knowing that He knows what we need and will take care of it.
We need Christ, and nothing else. If people would stop searching for relief from their troubles and just seek God, they would have fulfillment. Believe that.
And when I say seek God, I mean spending time with Him. Through His word is one way. This is not to find anything substantial dealing with your current situations. It is just taking time out to devote to Him. Forget about your problems. Forget about everything for just a moment out of your day and delight yourself in the Lord. Tell Him that you love Him, and just read. Just read to read and to hear and learn and be enlightened and you will be delighted... in God.
I am just now realizing all of this. I had been doing everything that I am stressing everyone not to do and was getting nowhere. I wanted fulfillment, peace, joy, comfort, separation from all my heartache and stress and got none of it... because I was looking for it. I praise God for this illumination because life for me was looking very hopeless and depressing. It is easier to come by these days what with all the tragedy in the world. I was just looking at everything thinking gosh... what a horrible place we have to live in. I wanted to numb myself from everything. I wanted to separate myself from anyone that I've ever loved [including my family] and could ever possibly love because I didn't want to ever feel what I am feeling right now again. But I can't do that.
There are some things in your life that will cause you pain and you will not be happy. BUT, joy is still possible because it isn't happiness. What I said before, if anyone noticed, was pertaining to the subject. It is to be careful not to become distracted, from your joy, with your happiness. Trust me it makes sense (if you're wondering). Happiness is determined by your circumstances. Money, cars, clothes, women or men... all of that can bring you happiness... but it is temporal. Joy is not. Joy is of the Lord. It is your strength to get through when your happenings don't bring you happiness.
So how can you become distracted from joy with happiness? It is easier than you think. People do it everyday. Their dreams, aspirations, and desires are consumed by it. People seek the natural and material because it is advertised to them. It is made to look like something to be sought after but please do not be fooled. All of the advertisements, music videos, and episodes of cribs, in their abundance, will not be able to cover up the lie for too much longer.
What I wrote about delighting yourself in the Lord before... the fulfillment you get from that is, I believe to be, far beyond anything money can bring you for a time, whether it is a brief moment, or a major part of your life. It does end, for some, worse than others. One can only hope that it ends while they are still alive and can receive the wake up call. And what is more with God is that His love is never failing- this will fill and fully satisfy... The joy that comes from the Father is ever-lasting... and will strengthen you... and hold you... and keep you eternally. That's FOREVER.
Anyways... I won't hold any body up any longer if they've gotten to the end.
Love u Fam
God is love!