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Majawala



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cartoon pictures to help kids who are the victims of violenc  Reply with quote  

am i an asshole for thinking this is an empty gesture? its just like veteran's day, mothers day, valentines day, kids with cancer etc.... they are people your supposed to support anyway. but if you are that concerned do something that actually helps like become a social worker, donate money, write to politicians. this is just like any fad that will last for a couple weeks then fade away without anything really changing at all.
Post Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:06 am
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X the Outsider



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Cynical much?
Post Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:11 am
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Majawala



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cynical or the truth?
Post Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:22 am
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RealJustice



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cynical
Post Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:38 am
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Majawala



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i dunno why i posted this. guess i was in a bad mod. i do believe it, but its dumb to bring up.
Post Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:20 am
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mortalthoughts
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i dont think its ment to help anybody, at the very least it puts the thought in the front of peoples minds.
Post Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:34 am
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RealJustice



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yeah, this seems more like an effort to bring the topic into conversation than offering any tangible assistance to victims of violence.

as far as groups offering tangible assistance to victims of violence goes, my wife just received a letter from the Partnership of Violence Prevention, a local anti-violence non-profit, that says that they will be closing their doors at the end of the year due to funding issues. here is a group that has been operating for over a decade, providing support and education to the victims of violence and the community that is forced to end their mission because of financial problems. sad.
Post Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:49 am
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redball



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I'm with you, Majawala. This is just dumb. It doesn't do anything for kids at all. I'm willing to bet that thousands of people who abuse their kids have changed their profile picture. It's easily as worthless as posting your bra color to somehow spread awareness about something other than your undergarments.

The problem with shit like this is that it's completely worthless for the cause and psychologically it fills the role of donating to a real charity or other useful actions. People do stupid shit like this and then when you ask them to donate to a similar cause they feel like they've already done something, like their profile picture or their status was enough. They make a hollow gesture and then write it off as a good deed done.

It's similar to how announcing your goals gives you a sense of accomplishment that, depending on other psychological factors, can prevent you from achieving those goals. http://sivers.org/zipit
Post Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:05 pm
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Mikal kHill



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IT's all actually been very traumatic for me. My father used to dress up as optimus prime before viciously beating me nightly.
Post Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:35 pm
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redball



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Given what I know about your father that is a believable story.
Post Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:40 pm
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poopsnack



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there should be a movement to support people or stereotypes that society is supposed to reject. Like sluts. I'd be on board.

afterthought - or gigalo's. :)
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mancabbage



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redball is on the money. This is just stupid. Reminds me of those "send 10 friends this message or you DIE OF EBOLA WHILST GARY GLITTER URINATES ON YOU" chain mail shits
Post Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:47 pm
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crash



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i doubt i'd be aware that breast cancer exists if it wasn't for the color pink.
Post Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:12 pm
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deboma



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i changed mine to a picture of homer strangling bart.
no one really got what i was going for though.
Post Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:35 pm
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Majawala



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holy shit this cartoon thing blew up. i guess its cause you don't have to do anything for it. all these university kids say they support kids but will go blow lots of money on drinks at a bar. shit ridiculus.
Post Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:44 pm
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