Potential/Fear

Want to make a difference, than seize it
Want to see change, you’re green lit
Want your voice heard, than scream it
Want to be taken serious, just mean it

Lies dry, emotions fly
Ill time, faded lines
Cautious actions taken
Yet, you still feel forsaken

Pros and cons, which side are you on
Risk and reward, will you press forward
Cause and effect, what’s your prospect

You lie awake
Thinking about the mistakes
And the pains of heartache

To see change, you must be it
To heal pain, you must seal it

Not knowing what’s next is a mystery
Just don’t let it prevent your delivery

It’s best to pursue your dreams freely

So… do you see what I see

2K

All these eyes on me expecting me to act proper
Held up in their expectations to be a showstopper
I wake up, I get dressed, I get to work… no nonsense
They only see the label though to activate their judgments

How much money do you stack
How much status do you have
“How much” is so sad to quantify the life we have
It doesn’t matter, why bother, look forward… not back

Reality is contemplating what comes next
What the future holds can be complex
It satisfies to experience fantasies
But all the improper notions keep bugging me

I’m not one for temptation nor get caught up in imagery
I’d rather set up, dig deep, and get to know somebody
The following is disparaging what I once knew
Broken the borders of over eighty countries, now what to do

I never settle, what did the pot call the kettle
I don’t get lost in the black, I retool and react
All eyes on me by those closest
Why does what they think even matter if they weren’t chosen

I’m frozen in time, these thoughts… these rhymes
I was told to sing, little did she know I don’t do notes but only flow through time
More emotion, more rage, more angst, more pain
It’s all the same in this game to elevate the skills to not be plain

I write deep to avoid all the shallow
Yeah I’m a guy, but mind my manners
Do you know why, because women matter
If she’s virtuous than she’s more valuable than rubies, just read Proverbs

This excerpt isn’t meant to disturb
But to properly conduct an element of reverb
The butterfly is in full effect when the ripples go out ahead
Skipping stones may skim the surface but still connect

Each time we fly we feel that rush
Our bodies changing as the noise around us slowly begins to hush
As such I’m given pressure to go clutch
Just when I think I’m done and enough is enough there’s more stuff

Silence everywhere, all the clouds floating by
No internet to be distracted by
Just the world below in the view of a bird’s eye
So remind me again of why

Why does someone feel the need to intrude
So focused on what it is I have to do
When did life become about the critics
If you’re expecting perfection you won’t get it

I’m not here to please the human intuition
The ideas that last only come from the spirit
Not everyone shares my perspective and that’s fine
Just don’t get in my face because I’d rather not hear the whine

I dine in, I prefer not to go out
The spotlight isn’t meant for me to spout
My message isn’t my own I’m just a vessel
So when I say it I mean it because Jesus is special

You have to be careful what you represent
Because again, you either get criticism or compliments
Stereotypes are forever here due to the misunderstanding of what’s clear
I steer my journey the best I can, but I’m human and sometimes screw up the plan

My faults are my own no need to hustle
The greatness that can appear subtle
Is that which is gifted as part of the bundle
I’m nobody in the greater picture just another candle
Trying to shine a light that doesn’t get rustled

I’ve said I’ll never get married… yeah, I mean it
Which means I choose virginity forever… yeah, I mean it
Too many women these days with dirty laundry
And I’m simply not the guy to clean it

I’ve tried to pursue ones that I was close to
Just turned out there were secrets of things I don’t do
So I’ve chose to remain alone, it’s how I’m made
It wasn’t easy for these first few decades
To remain astray from all the sexcapades

Five ways, five questions, five morals, five situations
Four women, four relationships, four cultures, four destinations
Three excuses, three reasons, three wishes, three experiences
Two unique, two memories, two distinctions, two replacements
One goal, one mission, one common thread, one vision

I’ve come and gone, I’ve seen much chaos
The life I’ve lead has had few regrets
I was once stuck in the past, a constant collapse
Never did I imagine time to go so fast

A decision to make about some friends
Ones I figured I’d hold dear to the end
Sometimes in order to move forward, old things need to be shed
Facts appear unclear but in the end there’s only one death

I’ve played the game, seen the rules portrayed and changed
People claim to change with the times, they don’t hesitate
Conformity can be ruthless if you’re blind to the brainwashing
I’m held captive at times by the demons toying with my psyche

Telepathic is something I’m not, but I can read the thoughts of the nation
We’re not meant to fully understand nor acquire all the answers to our questions
Some just can’t see what is right in front of them
Some just can’t fathom that they have a purpose beyond comprehension

Never give up you hear it all too often
When the world shuts you down, your confidence softens
It’s natural, but many hide their thoughts of suicide
Putting their life on standby showing falsifications of what really resides in their mind

Ending what seems to be torture here doesn’t equate
You’re opening a new door behind another gate
Don’t be selfish those left behind are now in a struggle
Coordinate your thoughts with others before you crumble
Our weaknesses aren’t meant to make us forever stumble

I heard a story of how someone knew the love of their life
Little did they know what was living inside
Prior to the marriage cancer manifested
Once they found out time was short, they were still meant to be wed

So many stories, so little time
Even if you’re on your death bed
Those around you think losing you would be a crime
So with each thought think about the love instead

It’s always a treat to meet somebody
Though I’m a private person I can be chatty
You ask, I’ll answer
You speak, I’ll inquire

I’ve always learned something from another’s desires
Especially those who charge ahead through the fire
No stopping the determined and diligent
Fighting for what you believe in is strong motivation

Support ideas because they are what last
A message is never dead if it can span generations
Words withstand the test of time
No matter the language, no matter the borderline

Several hundred countries are on this one lone planet
We get caught up in ourselves so often we sometimes forget
We’re not the only ones with problems
A smile goes a long way, show kindness instead of condemnations

We get tied up in the social aspects
Though we lack the integrity to take certain actions
I mentioned how I get looked at, but what if I was a mirror
Would those same people think the same way when the image was clearer

Concern is a tricky subject as it blankets the horizon
An area so broad we can’t find the start or end line
So we cover the first things we see rather than what lies deep
Nobody to blame really as it just seems to be instinct

I clap and applaud all those who remain true
All the influences these days can simply consume you
Various ways to infiltrate your life with a click here and there
Some people over share and some people just don’t care

It’s intense to see what happens when the wrong person gets picked on
Terrorism is an escape to cover the reality of what actually goes on
You see what I see, you breathe what I breathe
From the media to reality there are just so many discrepancies

Solitude isn’t necessarily a bad thing
Wisdom can come from many advisors
As long as those advisors aren’t corrupting
The one truth we seek won’t come from “many”

There are elections to play at a democracy
When it seems candidates already know their placing
These controversies are a constant delicacy
Much like the lives of everyone in every country

Nobody is better than the other
We’re all the same race despite different colors
Ethnicity may vary, but no reason to doubt
That we can all live together and figure things out

Harmony is lacking, hatred is stacking
Elements of nourishment are argued
As more definitions are losing their initial backing
I’ve tried to do some tracking, but my efforts get unglued

Some enjoy the grind, some enjoy the climb
Some seek to find, while some just waste time
The struggle is real, so what’s the deal
Life comes and life goes, are you ready for what lies beyond the windows

An open sky available for all to witness
Even with disabilities there’s no reason for silence
Many ways to communicate, many ways to advocate
Learning is paramount and nobody should feel enslaved

I seldom experience the feeling of tears coming from my eyes
However those times exist as I’m not immune to all the pain underneath our skies
In due time, I’ve realized, it’s all slowly burning
The end is near, but the world will keep turning

We see the physical disperse around us every second
So many different ways to witness destruction
Violence is something that doesn’t escape us
Each night on the news it headlines and it doesn’t surprise us

Have we become fully integrated into the methods of evil
That we can’t decipher what needs to be done to end the upheaval
When will we see the retrieval of hard work that’s ethical
And ignore the temptations of the subliminal

We all eat, we all sleep, we all hope for decency
But still find no time to show respect for humanity
So many seeds sown with greed, it’s sickening
Yet there are still shouts for the essence of equality
If you want the whole piece then how will there ever be peace
Do you truly not see where it is this is all going

Hypocrites are often called phonies
When everyone at one time themselves is guilty
We reserve the right to alter our opinion
Plus we all make mistakes with the more time that’s given

Don’t discredit the methods of which you can’t understand
As again if it needs to be said there is much we can’t fathom
I hold true to the belief that I maintain
Everybody can try, but it won’t be swayed
Not yesterday, not tomorrow, not today

If you truly hold dear that which you defend
You should be able to withstand a few rigorous lessons
If you falter at the first sense of a battle
Then maybe you should reexamine that fence you straddle

I’m not shy to admit I’m gifted
I’m well aware of how I’ve been lifted
You too are the same no matter your name
Despite the emotions of potential shame
There is always positivity out there for you to gain

Addictions categorize a fine line of tragedy
Some see the problem, others see the process
What the actual situation is determines if it really is a calamity
In most cases though even with stress, you can’t mistake a mess

Whether you like it fast or slow
Round and round it all goes
Try not to turn it into a show
The pressure of it all could cause you to explode

Many thrive off tongue in cheek
Thinking it makes them witty
When in hindsight is shows their true intent
One that may or may not be decent

With all these words, you may find them absurd
The category of which isn’t meant to torture
A rhythmic feel, you know the deal
Sometimes there’s thoughts you just can’t conceal
Especially when they begin to swarm
I find courage in many different forms
And I hope you do as well to get through your storms

Broadcast

All these women dealing with pressure
I’m wired up ready to give another lecture
I place blame all around our culture
The leaders, the public, and all those engulfing them in torture

It’s on my conscience every day I breathe
It’s in my dreams every night that I sleep
It’s in my thoughts as if they were personal memories

The notion of hidden secrets is long lost
Once you’re made aware of the situations and the cost
I speak on behalf of the boss
Slavery isn’t why Christ died on the cross

Human trafficking, you’ve heard it once you shouldn’t have to hear it twice
Young kids being snatched up and grabbed to be sold off for a price
Since when did a life have a label for money to satisfy greed
Robbing them a chance at choice and free will for some sort of sick need

Where is this world going
Naked behavior and lustful sins have it all downward spiraling
Where has compassion gone
Each day the sun rises it has become a bleaker and weaker dawn

Hundreds of thousands hidden away kept silent
All to be rooted in experiences that are violent
The pleasure that many seek is what makes them weak
Exploiting humanity is so sickening, we need more willing to set them free

The addictions being fed are what result in so many dead
Drugs, alcohol, and sex shouldn’t be what resides in your head
With all the problems more people need to get involved, but choose to ignore them instead
When given the choice to have a voice, sound the alarm don’t be one who fled

Standing in the gap for someone else is necessary
Without others, what is the meaning of our life’s journey
When you fall you hope to be caught
When you’ve risen you should help someone else who hit rock bottom

Treat others how you want to be treated
It is so simplistic
Let’s rescue all of those who’re being beaten
It is a challenge, but so well worth it

Illusionary

A cloudy sky, it’s cryptic
With everything underneath that’s sick
A world torn apart by storms we can’t predict
Nothing to do with weather, but whether or not humanity risks

Holding steady to a phenomenon
Sticking with the dark horse they rode in on
Like black magic they’re cursed
Not knowing the materials they acquire make them worse

Everything can rot and rust
Before you know it, we’ll all be dust
The physical is subliminal at best
Which is why the enemy wants you to fail the spiritual test

Do you believe in yourself
What drives you to acquire a sense of wealth
Does your dream and goal hinder your health
How are so many allowing ethics and morals to go stealth

The zombie apocalypse is already upon us
Giving free access to be brainwashed without fuss
So many walking blindly after the flesh
No sense of purpose just desire to follow the trends to mesh

Times have changed, but definitions should not
I don’t see much truth and love, it’s like we’ve forgot
Many new ideas have been a blight on society
Going forward with reckless abandon for the slightest notoriety

There are plenty antagonists trying to intrude with their plot twists
I’ve found it hard to truly enjoy any new experience
The surrounding ways of torture have betrayed my confidence
Far too hard to breathe normally while witnessing all the ignorance

All these lemmings jumping off the cliff
Going for the ride of suicide without realizing their gifts
Each shift someone contemplates how much they want to quit
It’s sad that so many think there’s nothing worth preventing it

The secret isn’t under lock and key
It is out in the open for the entire world to see
Just so many choose to look elsewhere
Resulting in their continued misconception that nobody cares

Information

It’s always good to ask questions when you seek answers
But not correct to chastise the ones helping to aid those concerns
If you seek knowledge, some sort of gain
Then listen to the opinion of the ones you’re asking

Don’t abolish their information if you feel you already know
Otherwise what’s the point of opening that window
The question should’ve never been asked
So make up your mind on whether or not you have a grasp

Wasting time with repetitive contradictory lines
Isn’t what helps people progress forward in these times
Aiding one another doesn’t come through arguments
It comes from love and patience

So what exactly is hiding beneath the surface
Are you truly seeking an explanation toward a purpose
Or subtly baiting someone in to ambush their practices
Either way one should be more professional in their tactics

We must be careful in how we seek and study
The aspects of life around us can be misleading
Don’t ask unless you truly want to know
Don’t speak unless your thoughts actually flow

Expressing ourselves indeed has many different avenues
And it’s important to maintain respect when we do

Facade

The biggest deterrents to Christianity are “Christians”
People labeling themselves with indecision
Not truly believing or living what is preached
But acting as if the benefits can be leached

Holding fast to the things of this Earth
Rather than the priorities of true worth
Sad to see people reach such high places
To fail those around them falling flat on their faces

Claiming to be something you’re not isn’t anything new
Just seems enough is enough as time passes through
If you want to be recognized as genuine
Then practice abiding by the accuracy of the definition

Trying to manipulate and change what is written
Won’t grant you any form of enrichment
Sometimes you’re the only Bible people ever read
So why continue to exemplify blasphemy

Nobody’s perfect this I know
Doesn’t excuse the fact that people shouldn’t grow
If there is true belief, a change occurs
Extinguishing the darkness inside for it to no longer stir

The reality is there is no superiority complex
Those who maintain it are spiritually wrecked
Equality in the accurate sense exists
While love is what should always be present in the mix

So while the world continues to spiral into conflict
Those wanting to shine a light should accurately depict
That they are who they say they are
Rather than falsely represent the creator of the stars

Emotion

When you…
Do something nice for someone
Write a complimentary letter in good fun
Showcase a display of affection
Make a sacrifice giving another satisfaction

If you…
Were to give your life for another
Took a bullet for a sister or brother
Showed love to everyone you met
Always provided comfort and kindness

How would you…
Feel if it all got ignored
React if no gratitude was given as if it were too much of a chore
Deal with misconceptions linked to your acts
Perceive those unthankful who benefited in your tracks

Would you then…
Be angry, extremely mad
View them in a way that’s bad
Still treat them with respect
Expect an apology the next time you connect

Could you…
Deter any negative thoughts from forming in your head
Avoid any sort of hatred or bitterness
Maintain a sense of friendship
Easily forgive and forget

We’re human, our ways are different
Still can’t fathom how well God and Jesus have handled it

#HuntTheTruth

Live Action: Breakdown

Let’s get creative

The following is going to be some miniscule things that stick out within the most recent Live action ads that were released for the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians game. Their campaign is to #HuntTheTruth with two perspectives in regards to the events that took place. I am going to shed some light on a few things that are so minor they have been overlooked in all the comments that I have read thus far. These are only just opinions and ways to look at the marketing in a slightly different way.

Spartan Locke Ad

Master Chief Ad

History

When you look at the Halo franchise it is well documented that the Master Chief is the bread and butter, the main character that we all fell in love with… the one that the universe/media is built around. So to us we have come to know this character and much like in real life when you know someone for a long time there is a sense of history that develops with them. In this recent ad campaign the company 343 seems to be tempting our hand to look at Chief differently. Almost as if they are questioning our loyalty to the hero we’ve all come to know over the last 14 years. They are slowly trying to influence us in a way that is far different from the past. When you develop friendships in real life, who is it you believe when it comes to terms of hearing the truth? The person you just got introduced to not long ago or the person you’ve been through countless experiences with?

Order

If you recently saw the two ads were released in a particular order. First, was the point of view of Spartan Locke the new main character that was introduced to us in the past Live action series Nightfall. Within his recollection it was a bit more theatric and played out. With the looming presence of the “truth” and what is the “truth” in your mind it comes as a bit of a shock to see the Chief in the situation he is in during this particular version. Then the second ad showcases our familiar Hero and his point of view of a similar event mirroring what it was we saw previously. The correlation to an outside the box view here is when finding the truth in our lives we often times experience lies, deceit, and distraction FIRST and later discover the actual truth. So to see the first version play out, could we have saw lies to later then see the actual truth second from the Chief?

Details

As you may have heard the saying before the “devil” is in the details. When having two sides to a story not only is it based on perspective, but also right and wrong or true and false in most cases. In the picture of the Halo 5: Guardians cover it shows Locke on top with Chief reflected below him. In the trailers it has Locke first and then Chief. In the pictures since, it shows Locke on the left and Chief on the right. When taking into consideration right and wrong often times you draw the parallels to Heaven and Hell the ultimate view of good and evil. Heaven obviously being above and Hell below. If you noticed in the social media postings they stated with Locke’s video “There are 2 sides to every story.” and with the Chief’s video though it was upside down you saw “There are two sides to every story.” When considering literature and ways of writing it is commonly known that the grammatically correct way to write that phrase is in the second form. Another example of one being correct and another incorrect. Besides if you think outside the box once more to consider familiar sayings there is the term “an upside down truth” and “a downright lie”… could that be what is happening here? Could the above or Heaven be indicative of the “good” view Locke is trying to put on things and the clarity of his video in comparison to the Hell Chief has been through and is in during his perspective?

Another way of saying it is not to judge a book by its cover, which again brings me to the details. Within the videos there were two errors in my mind of the “recollections”. Firstly, the most common one that was pointed out was the fact that Locke was carrying a DMR… but within his HUD it showed a Battle Rifle. The other aspect though I appreciate the symbolism of it all, the statue of the chief was essentially unblemished in Locke’s rendition compared to the second video or even the surrounding environment of the first video. I find this to be another form of “error”. Not to mention where Locke started from being within some form of cover that wasn’t in the line of sight to the Chief statue nor Chief himself. So was the fact that his view starts with him basically hiding indicate that he is hiding the actual truth or being that his view is obscured of the Chief and statue make his view is skewed? Could these details be errors because they are fabricated rather than the actual occurrence?

When meeting people in real life it is all about impressions, being Locke is a newer character to us as stated earlier we don’t have much history with him. As people do in life often to try and improve their image to others… they lie. Could 343 have Locke trying to impress us as fans by sprucing up what actually happened to make him look better than he actually is?

When asking if something is True or False it is commonly known that with that statement or aspect of wonder True is always put before False. When reading it True is left and False is right. However, they keep harping on how the truth isn’t always what it appears as well as perspective playing a role in how things are portrayed. When Chief is laying down at the foot of the statue he is leaning to his right and Locke’s left. When Locke is laying down at the foot of the statue he is leaning to his left and Chief’s right. Is this just a similar occurrence again to how it has been set up with them being placed within pictures? Could that just be the simple explanation for the difference or could Locke leaning to our views right indicate that this is the “right” view, since favoring his left would be toward “true”? Looking closer at the damage to Locke being on his right side and our views left, may that indicate a lean toward making it true with the opposite being portrayed on the Chief having damage on his left and our views right to lean toward false? Remember, not everything is what it appears on the surface.

Perspective

This is a huge indicator in how someone views things and it always varies depending on the people involved. When you want to tell a story, often times it is human nature to add things to spice it up or make it a little more impressive. It ties in to my saying about people wanting to maintain a certain image with people and often lying to improve the view. If you compare movies to real life, there are inconsistencies in how things actually operate from one to another. Something adapted to a movie can take on a whole different tone and be altered in a way that looks more glorified than the actual grimy experience that may have happened. When Locke speaks within his perspective it is more theatric and a show with his body language as well as speech. The statue is more pristine and the view around him is brighter and more pleasant to the eye. When you go to the Chief’s perspective it is more of a fitting atmosphere for the carnage that took place surrounding them and his vocal delivery is more fluent with the scene or event that just occurred.

The other simpler explanation for the color tones have been discussed to just be the color variant of their visors. It is blatantly obvious that Locke’s is a blue tint with the Chief’s being more of an amber, so is that a good enough reason for their surroundings having the same color tone in our view? Perhaps, because the shadows were eerily similar despite everything else potentially indicating a different time of day.

Conclusions

I believe that they are doing an incredible job with this particular marketing endeavor. I hope that they can translate the high quality of this to the game itself. I remember how great Forward Unto Dawn was only to be semi letdown by the actual game. Halo 4’s campaign did work for me in the sense that it got back to a Halo:CE style, but at the same time was just missing something. 343 has shown that they are incredible at generating a buzz and making content to draw people in. The same professionalism has been lacking within their games so far though by doing a lot of things people weren’t pleased with, not to mention just the shear amount of problems they have had so far on the next gen system. These ads were pretty awesome though and provide me with more hope than I had before in regards to Halo 5. I was pretty set on not buying the game, but depending on what is seen from here on out after these trailers it would seem they are starting to sway my opinion back to being interested.

Thanks for your time in reading, always analyze every aspect of the actual content provided and the intent behind it. As I said these are all just opinions I found interesting that mostly weren’t yet talked about. Feel free to add any of your own opinions or views. I have read through a lot of the youtube comments so far and there are some interesting theories for sure. I could go on more and more, but figure this is quite lengthy enough and showcases things in a simpler fashion.

Lament

I normally walk with my head held high
Confidence soaring as the days pass by
Not afraid to take the stand necessary
To thwart the things that are derogatory

However there was a time cowardice slipped in
Long ago when immaturity was lingering within
There was a woman in which I felt a connection
Little did I know not telling her would lead to this infection

Years lost and unfair comparisons at times
Many wasted thoughts and regret in my mind
Never have I met anyone similar to date
Little did I know the fate of the choice I made

Looking back hindsight is always 20/20
In this case there’s no telling if the love would’ve been plenty
We were kids, just young teens
How was I suppose to know what it was supposed to mean

Life took us our separate ways
Success came for us differently as our stories portrayed
She found the happiness through a relationship
While I’ve had great experiences as the result of my education

Hard to tell what could’ve or would’ve been
I could’ve been rejected back when
Not knowing for certain is what kills
Especially now knowing I won’t have certain thrills

Regardless of our different paths
It seems we’ve remained somewhat similar to our past
She may have done things inbetween to turn me away
However, I’ll never know since we never shared those days

Due to that happening I’ve never forgotten
It stuck with me and continues to feel rotten
So I vowed as a man of my word, NEVER AGAIN
Never again… will I let something go unsaid

Dear Feminists,

I hope you all are well at the time of reading this! I wanted to write this to further grasp understanding to what it is exactly that encompasses the feminist movement. I am well aware that like many large “groupings” there are different sectors that have differing opinions and define their priorities a bit different than others. For instance, it is to my understanding that there are some who are strictly in the realm of women being completely independent commonly labeled “man-haters” due to believing they do not need a man’s help at all. There are those who are solely focused on the continued fight of equal rights for women amongst men within careers and other everyday situations. Then there are those who are pushing for a higher standard of woman so to speak. I’m sure there are more sects that can be delved into, but those three make a fine example given those are the most talked about from what I’ve experienced. It is completely fair to say that if you yourself define yourself as a feminist that you may fall into all three or any form of mixture. Given the broadness of the term “feminist”, I know that each individual can define it completely different from the next. So, what is it that you hold most dear in regards to being a feminist?

I myself am a man, so hopefully those who hold disdain towards us can tolerate the questions to possibly shed more knowledge on what it is exactly you would consider feminism to be. Why is it you choose to label yourself with that term? What has getting involved in such a movement done for you in your life? Have you seen a positive change personally and around you since partaking in it? There are many questions that can be asked as I am a curious person who likes to learn more about the cultures around him. However, there are a few points that I would like to go into further where I have found some controversy as is usually the case with any form of societal group.

It seems that when you bring up pornography there is a pretty substantial divide within your community. What side of the fence do you find yourself on? There seems to be a favor for it by some, claiming that it is something that provides empowerment, freedom, or expression. There is also the side that claims it is completely degrading, disrespectful, and treacherous to the imagery of women. What is it that you feel? Are you one of those who stand up for that industry with which some women are making quite a bit of money or are you one who believes it is a type of slavery in a man’s world?

It is hard for me to believe that any woman could call themselves a protector of the gender, while many women are forced to do things against their will within that particular industry. The other factors of looking at differing statistics of lifestyles resulting from such involvements stem to drug addiction, countless surgical alterations, diseases, abortions, etc. I am not one to argue that there are women who blatantly choose that lifestyle as it is everyone’s right to have a choice having free will and everything. My question is what about those who don’t have a choice because of said industry influencing certain types of behavior or underground “industries” that actually enslave women for financial gain? Human trafficking is a huge problem as is rape, if you support pornography do you not draw correlations? What is your counter argument for claiming one is acceptable and not the other? Does it lie just within the realm of “choice” or is it something deeper? Some of the women making lots of money in that industry have said they feel trapped or felt they had no other choice but to dive into that type of career. Does it not bother you that harassment is still so prevalent these days within or outside of said industry? What about the fact that it seems more women are being encouraged to participate in a lifestyle where their body is the focus instead of their mental capabilities?

I see the inner turmoil of the group and continue to wonder how something so prominent can result in such a divide. Is it simply just a case of being so vast like many other groups that there are just so many differing opinions or is it something a bit different since there are no set beliefs to follow or abide by? If someone labels themselves as one of your own, a feminist, are they a hypocrite or falsely labeling themselves if they support something that can be in essence a detriment to women? What exactly is the consensus in regards to how support is given to those identifying as a feminist? How many different options are there out there for women to get involved in the movement in regards to organizations or awareness opportunities? One could simply tell me to “google it”, but as mentioned prior I know each individual defines things a bit differently… so it is my hopes that a response can be given to further learn from a more diverse crowd.

I, personally, am in full support of women’s rights, but prefer those that are in line with a quality moral code. Things like earning wages, job opportunities, work environments, education, etc. are all things with which I can get behind and support. Then there are others avenues that try to portray hatred, when all they want in return is acceptance. Sometimes it can get a bit silly in my opinion, for instance, when I try to hold the door for a woman and they refuse to go through it by either opening a different door or just standing there. I can understand independence and the like, but is it really necessary for those types of extremes? As I said, I would never culminate a singular opinion on such a diverse group. I again, am moreso curious as to the thoughts of those who label themselves as such. Like many other large groupings, what is it that makes your cause different?

I thank you for your time in reading and hope that you will take the time to respond to some of the questions. I apologize for the limited options of talking points and the minimum focus on a particular topic, but still hope that something can come out of it. As stated, I am always looking to learn and what better way that to ask questions that could potentially lead to more discussion. Have a great day!

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