“You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot.”—Hillary Clinton (via neonchills)
The political correctness of tumblr had me confused today. In the past I’ve seen posts about disabled people (blind, handicapped, etc) and about offering unwarranted help.
Today I saw a guy in a wheelchair at the gym struggling to get into the bathroom door. Even when I was on crutches I made an effort to use the machines I could to stay fit, just as this young man was. I went over and helped him with the door, but weirdly there was this part of me picturing the tumblr posts I’ve seen that basically scold people for trying to be helpful. It seems ridiculous. Know your boundaries and above all just be kind.