Fry

Fry wrote (edited )

Whatever dude. I was focussing on that specific girl in that specific situation, not generalizing it. You are trying to find faults where there are none to be found, trying to put words in my mouth. I dont disagree with the "general theme" of the article. I'm just disgusted and saddened by the fact that this particular girl never got to live out her dream because of transphobia. Which is what I was addressing. I bet you're a lovely person to know in real life

SUMMARY: The sad part may not be the only important part in this article, but it is a part of it that got to me the most, as I stated in my first comment.

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Fry wrote (edited )

I am from a country where sex work is legal, trust me, its not as rosy as you make it seem. And in the article the woman clearly states she gave up on applying for jobs because of her being transgender. How is that not sad to you? I know there are different reasons for women to do sex work, however, hearing a woman say she initially wanted a job she studied for but then chose to do sex work because of a discriminative job market is sad as shit. If you can't see a self fulfilling prohpecy in that then thats on you. I think if she had just one positive employer who didnt't judge her and hired her for her capabilities things would have turned out the way she initially wanted.

Edit: Dont forget I was talking about the woman in the article specifically, not sex workers in general. Her story made me sad because it reminds me of what its like being black in certain field of work and trying to apply for those jobs. Try reading stuff properly instead of trying to feel offended.

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Fry wrote

There are so many things in this article that really upset me. The worst being that she wants a job in a field she has studied for (which we all want) and the fact that transphobia has led her to the conclusion that getting into the job market is a far fetched dream. I can see it becoming a self fulfilling prophecy especially if you've had lots of rejections. It must be horrible for a womans sense of self worth. As much as I'm pro decriminalizing sex work, I think the real solution is to own up responsibility as a society and start accepting these women properly.

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Fry wrote (edited )

Idk if JD is possible because even if you want to buy them they need to go to the back of the store to pick the shoes up. Shops like footlocker and stuff also have this same method. Unless you can get into the back yourself there isnt really a way to steal those shoes, sometimes they have price reductions and shoe pairs will be stalled in the shop, I suppose you can take those. Your best bet would be shops like T.K Maxx where the shoes are stalled out like the reduced ones in footlocker, JD etc

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Reply to comment by Fry in Beginner in need of tips by happymama

Fry wrote

I have had my "wild years" of shoplifting clothes as a teenager and I can give you a tip regarding clothing. You can pull on the security pin and it creates a little hole in the fabric, push it through that little hole and voilá, its done. Very fast and easy. You can also do it in the shop as long as the camera doesnt pick up on it. You have to sew it back up though because people like me will definitely know whats up when they see you with those holes. I also dont know if this is still the best way.

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Fry wrote (edited )

The amount of bleaching products being advertised and used in third world countries is very saddening and is an example of colorism. I have a lot of dark skin friends who are girls, and let me tell you how sad it is that so many people cant see objective beauty behind a dark skin. Or how black women are seen as a lust object instead of sensitive, caring and lovable women. Me and my sister were talking about this quite recently, we are both caramel skinned. Its kind of silly because even though we are also black, we also experience that even within the black community being a "light skin" with 3B hair has its benefits in many ways those friends of mine dont have. Very disheartening. Colorism is like a global virus and no culture is spared from it. From India to China, Africa etc

Done ranting

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Fry wrote

Unpopular opinion maybe? But violence has never been the answer and never will be. It doesnt matter if youre from the far right or far left. Didnt your mother raise you to be a reasonal, social and understanding person? People that resort to violence use it to make up for their verbal capabilities. I dont know what kind of household you grew up in, but I sure as hell am glad my parents taught me better.

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