I fear for any Muslim people in Australia right now, the news has been broadcasting details of alleged terrorist plans that have been ‘thwarted by heroic police’.
Apparently the plans were to randomly take a hostage from the streets of Sydney and excecute them publicly for the Islamic State of Iraq.
But why is the news being broadcasted? Congratulations you successfully did your job?
They shut down national security risks EVERY DAY.
Every single DAY they catch someone or other planning to blow up something, or assasinate someone.
And part of their job is to keep it quiet, because public knowledge of threats to national security is dangerous and makes people uneasy and becomes a threat itself.
I’m really suspicious as to why they’re releasing such detailed information about the terrorist plot, when it is against their own policy.
Because if you wanted to start another Cronulla Riot, that’s exactly how you would do it.
Australia is racist and full of vicious, violent, hateful young men. At any day of the week these jumped up white boys are on a hair trigger when it comes to hate crimes.
You add this kind of inflamatory news and you’ve got racist vigilantes hunting in the streets again.
They deliberately released detailed information about a terrorist plot for the Islamic State, when it is against policy.
- Male author: I guess women are people
- Fans: I CAN'T STOP CRYING, THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE!
So there is a good bit of confusion about my pronouns. I am agender, which means I am neither a man nor a woman. My pronouns are “they/their”.
Example: instead of saying “She went to the store,” you would say, “They went to the store.”
Question: Isn’t ‘they’ plural?
Answer: No. ‘They’ has been used as a singular pronoun since the 16th century. People use ‘they’ and ‘their’ in their singular form all the time without realizing it.
Question: Do I say “How are they?” when asking about your day?
Answer: No. “You” is already gender neutral.
Question: Can’t I just use your name instead?
Answer: No. When you know a person’s pronouns you use them. It’s not only a sign of respect, it is gendering them correctly.
Question: Did you just make that up? Agender isn’t a real thing.
Answer: No. Actually, gender is made up and isn’t a real thing. Despite that, we each identify a certain way, as a man or woman, as neither or both.
Question: Is this a feminist thing? Saying you’re not a woman?
Answer: No. I’ve never thought of myself as a woman, even when I was a kid. I thought it was normal and how everyone felt. Turns out it isn’t! It was pretty great to learn that how I feel is a thing and it’s nice to be able to describe it.
Any other questions?