The Pussy Project(

over 6 years ago from Mark Jenkins, Designer

  • Austin Knight, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    Wow, this is very well said. I couldn't agree more.

    It's odd to talk about diversity and equality, and then proceed to show an utterly homogenous (in this case, liberal) group. Diversity is not "everybody except for those inconvenient people that we disagree with and fail to understand because we automatically dismiss them as bigots with invalid viewpoints".

    8 points
    • Sam SolomonSam Solomon, over 6 years ago

      Ah, the Paradox of Tolerance has been in full force this election cycle.

      1 point
      • Austin Knight, over 6 years ago

        I get what you're saying, but when intolerance is used as a blanket label to dismiss anyone that you disagree with or that challenges your views, you get a polarized election like this one.

        I sometimes wonder if most liberals' exposure to Trump supporters is literally limited to rage inducing YouTube videos and Twitter trolls. I've made a conscious effort to engage Trump supporters over the past few months and I haven't found any intolerant people. No racists, no bigots*. Just people that have some ideas that are different than mine, but also share some of the same ideas with me. Surprisingly enough, the most common theme has been that they're angry because they feel that they haven't been heard for the past several years.

        Like it or not, these people are going to vote. And you don't bring about true change by silencing your opposition. Perhaps I'm an idealist designer that believes in empathy, but I think that if we're really confident in our views, they should hold up in a free and open marketplace of ideas.

        * I know the racists exist (and in atypically large numbers), but they seem to be overrepresented in media and underrepresented in reality. Just going off my personal experience.

        4 points