When This Community's New Volunteer Ambulance Was Vandalized, They Stood Up In A Big Way

When This Community's New Volunteer Ambulance Was Vandalized, They Stood Up In A Big Way

Which makes it awfully incredible whenever somebody goes out and does something amazing.

Senseless acts of kindness are heartwarming and beautiful, and I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that humans have an equal capacity for senselessly mean and awful acts that don’t benefit anyone – they just ruin something nice for no reason.

Like some random dirtbags who thought it would be a good idea to tag a brand new volunteer ambulance’s whip with graffiti.

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The Queensland Ambulance service in Australia does honest-to-goodness wholesome work in providing people emergency medical services and transportation.

Many people just couldn’t believe there was someone who was enough of a scumbag to do something so classless. 

Some came up with some pretty creative punishments for the crime.

The vandalism left the QAS stunned, so they reached out on Facebook to anyone with information on who was behind the spray painting.

What they got in return was an outpouring of support from people on Facebook.

Many of them offered to volunteer their time to help clean the vehicle themselves.

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Facebook users even started offering up their own solutions for clearing up spray paint.

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QAS was floored by the response of Carissa and all of the other good samaritans who saw their social media post and responded to it.

They had their own cleaning service take care of it, but it doesn’t mean that they didn’t appreciate the gesture.

QAS’ spokesman, Michael August thanked everyone for their kind words and offers to help clean the vehicle:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

The Queensland Ambulance family, especially our staff at Woodridge, would just like to say a heartfelt thanks to literally thousands of people that made contact to offer their personal help or services to clean our vehicle following the vandalism of our vehicle yesterday. From Mums, Dads, entire families, and local businesses around the area your comments, offers of support and general appreciation of what we do for the community has been simply overwhelming. For that we are truly grateful. To the local member for Woodridge Cameron Dick https://www.facebook.com/Labor4Woodridge/…/2171629376390059/ who visited the staff to chat and offer his concern we thank you. Let’s hope the perpetrator of this senseless act learns and comes to realise behaviour such as this is totally unacceptable. Most importantly, our twin stretcher unit was back on the road sparkling clean at 6 this morning serving the wonderful community.

They showed off the squeaky-clean truck in their Facebook post. Now it’s back on the road, saving people’s lives again. Without all of that nasty graffiti.

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This Mom Was Harassed At The Zoo Because Of Her Autistic Child

We are always grappling with understanding one another, but some people receive far less compassion than others. People who are neurodivergent, especially on the autism spectrum, process the world differently than the majority of people. Some autistic people are extremely high-functioning and find ways to still do well in a society that prioritizes neurotypical people’s experiences. But for some, communication and everyday activities can be very difficult. 

A mother in Canada named Ashley Wright has a 13-year-old son named Logan with autism. She told CBC Radio, “He is on the severe end of the spectrum. He has very limited verbal skills. All four areas of his brain are affected by his autism.”

Wright also has an 11-year-old named Brinlee, and the three try to do activities together that Logan can enjoy and participate in, even with those challenges.

On June 10, the three of them went to the Riverview Park and Zoo near their home in Belleville, Ontario. Wright shared a long Facebook post about their experience at the zoo. Logan was having trouble telling his mother that he needed to use the bathroom, and began to make noises that drew attention. Wright says that when these things come up in public, most people usually ignore the little family and let them work it out. But on that day, Wright says a man made the whole situation much, much worse.

She writes:

To the man at the Peterborough Zoo today who loudly yelled well glaring at us “Why do people bring kids like that out in public?” This letter is for you. Will you probably ever see it? No do i think you will actually care even if you did? Probably not. Maybe just maybe someone else will read this though and think twice about making someone feel the way you did today.

The picture attached to this letter. Thats myself and my two children. Brinlee is 11 and Logan is 13. Logan has severe autism, global developmental delay, echolatia, and im leaning towards tourettes as well. Hes big. 6 foot 1 and about 190lbs.

The picture attached to this letter. Thats myself and my two children. Brinlee is 11 and Logan is 13. Logan has severe autism, global developmental delay, echolatia, and im leaning towards tourettes as well. Hes big. 6 foot 1 and about 190lbs.

You walked a head of us as we walked into the zoo. He was being loud. He was flapping his hands. He was jumping. But he was happy.

You kept turning back and staring at us and at first it didn’t bother me. We were at Logans favourite place. He had worked hard all week to earn this trip and I honestly just thought you were curious. Then all hell broke lose at the zoo and I realized you weren’t curious at all. After the couple hour drive to the zoo and downing lots of water I had to pee. Thankfully like many places now a days Peterborough Zoo has a coed bathroom. Do you know how hard it is when places don’t have those? 

All the dads with daughters and moms with sons. Or people supporting people with disabilities. What do we do when they can’t go in the opposite sex bathroom? anyways…. he went in with me, i was careful not to use the hand dryer(loud noises can really bother autistic people, Logan is no exception) i washed my hands dried them on my pants and out we went. We walked about ten feet and I knew something was wrong. Logan started grinding his teeth, making a really loud, growly EEEEE sound and started pinching himself. I asked him if he wanted to leave or needed a drink or to use the bathroom. But he was passed being able to answer. Could you imagine?

Knowing you needed water? or had a headache? had to use the bathroom? but not being able to voice it? I held on his arms and the 3 of us walked to the picnic area not far from the bathrooms. I noticed you and your family were stopped and staring at us again. I was getting slightly annoyed at this point but you still werent my concern, my very upset, very stressed out son was. I finally was able to get him to voice PEE and i realized we needed to make our way back to the bathroom. No big deal right? WRONG. I know you watched us. I could see it out of the corner of my eye as Logan tried to grab my hair and when he couldnt he pulled his own well still very loudly screaming EEEEEEEE.

He bit his arm. Yes there were others staring but they glanced away quickly. You started walking closer to us and my brain instantly went into thinking sir please stay away im trying to protect myself my daughter and my son I dont need another potential person getting hurt. You got about two feet away from us and very loudly yelled “WHY DO PEOPLE BRING KIDS LIKE THIS OUT IN PUBLIC? THEY RUIN SOCIETY”

Now, you have your opinion and im sure you think you are valid in what you said. But you are wrong. Logan was being loud, he was probably scary to some people and he was definetly distracting at least you and your family from what I’m sure was supposed to be a fun family outing. What you don’t realize is Logan deserves to be out in public just as much as anyone else. 

He doesn’t ruin the society. He didn’t hurt anyone. We made it to the bathroom unscathed he peed. I turned away and cried because I was relieved it went so well but I also cried because I know there will be days like this. Days where people stare. Days where people are ignorant and hurtful. Days where we thought we too would have a fun family outing and that just wasn’t how it started.

Was I asking for your help? Your opinion? Your advice? Nope. But you, a man about 6 foot 3 and easilly 250lbs watched a mom who couldve easily been hurt and scared and made a situation worse. You couldve asked me if I needed help. I wouldve politely declined since like i said the last thing i need is to have to worry about another person in this situation, but you still couldve. Or you couldve done what the majority of people do and look at us, look away and go on about your business. The man who told you to F**K oFF and leave us alone and you made a threatening motion as if you wanted to fight him. 

He came over and asked if we were ok. He told me to keep up the good work. Then he walked away and minded his own business. When we came out of the bathroom, you werent there thankfully. We walked to the camels. They are Logan’s favourite and really all he wanted to see. You were there when we got to them. You were watching us but didn’t say anything this time. I don’t know if you realized you were a real asshat. 

If you were just waiting to see if logan would act out again so you could continue your rant. I have no idea. We left not long after that and went about our day. All I can hope is that in the future if a situation like this happens again you don’t make another family feel the way you made ours feel today. I also sincerely hope your children don’t grow up feeling that kids like Logan shouldnt be out in public. Because he needs that social interaction. He deserves to get to see his camels after a good week of behaviour. He deserves to be treated just as good as anyone else.

Wright says that she was incredibly grateful to the second man who checked in on them after witnessing the abuse they received from the stranger who told them Logan was “ruining society.”

“It showed me that not everybody felt that way,” she told CBC. “Because sometimes in that circumstance more people start to stare and you kind of feel like you’re on the spot … Should we just leave the zoo? Maybe we shouldn’t be here.”

There are lot of people who think that Wright and her kids definitely deserve a day at the zoo, if that’s what they want. Her post has been shared more than 13,000 times and has thousands of supportive comments.

Sadly, some have had similar experiences with their autistic children.

Logan deserves to visit the camels, too, as do all kids.

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This Guy Perfectly Illustrates Why Boys Need Women Role Models Too

There are huge instances of sexism that most people (we hope) will recognize, like refusing to hire someone because of their gender, or insisting it’s a woman’s duty to have babies, or refusing to see a woman doctor. These are all real things that still happen in 2018! While many are suitably horrified by such blatant gender discrimination, there’s a whole bunch of other instances of sexism we’re not as quick to call out.

Illustrator Damian Alexander wrote on Twitter that he overheard a woman tell her son he couldn’t have a Wonder Woman doll, telling him it was “for girls.” The incident reminded him of a moment in his own life when he wanted to celebrate a hero who happened to be a girl: the character Matilda from Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name. Since he’s an illustrator, Alexander drew out the whole story as well as his thoughts on how things like this can add up for kids and change how grown men view  women.

He explains that as a kid, he mostly related to girl characters in books, TV shows, and movies, but people treated that as strange because he’s a boy. He remembered one instance where his teacher tried to dissuade him from writing about Matilda as his classmates laughed at his choice of hero:

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But he noticed it was fine with his teacher if the girls chose boy characters as their heroes:

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It seemed like a subtle way to enforce in a boy’s mind that liking or admiring women for their strength, coolness, bravery, or whatever, was somehow bad.

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And that eventually adds up in their minds.

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And gets worse as they age.

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Alexander wants boys to be able to see women heroes as just that: heroic and awesome, just like we encourage girls to, hopefully.

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Alexander originally shared his comic on Tumblr, and it’s gone viral on twitter as well. A lot of men could remember similar incidents from when they were boys:

Though many said how grateful they are to see things changing, even just a little bit:

Let the kid have the Wonder Woman doll, lady. 

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This 'Invincible' Fingerprint Lock Has A Serious Design Flaw

Many petty thefts are crimes of opportunity. If something is left in plain sight and it’s easy to nab/steal, there’s a higher chance someone’s going to grab it versus whether or not it’s left under lock and key.

Depending on the “area” and how bold certain thieves are in certain areas, you might have to take extra precautions. Years ago I left two backpacks in the backseat of my car while I hopped on a train to NYC for a quick trip. I was gone for a total of three hours from when I boarded the train and lo and behold, when I got back to my car, my back window was smashed to bits, both of the backpacks – gone.

I was more upset that I now had a window to fix, but I should’ve known better – I did leave my car in Newark. Whenever I kept stuff in my trunk, I never had a problem because out of sight, out of mind.

Same goes for using gym lockers. I can’t count the number of times I’ve “risked it” by leaving my belongings unguarded after I lost my lock. Yes, I’m too lazy to get another one, and if someone really wanted to get at my stuff, they could just use some bolt cutters and make away with my underwear socks and discount Marshalls shoes.

But walking around with bolt cutters does look a wee bit suspicious, especially if you’re just waltzing into a locker room. Plus, you have to go through some trouble to hide them. But a tiny screwdriver is another story. 

Now if you’re buying a fancy-shmancy padlock that has a fingerprint scanner, you’d think the thing would be extra secure, right? It probably wouldn’t pack a design flaw so obvious that anyone could take it apart in a few seconds with inconspicuous tools, yeah?

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Apparently whoever made this lock doesn’t think it’s that big of a deal to make it so that just about anyone with a knowledge of what screws are could not only take apart your lock, but put it back together after burgling your stuff and make it look like no funny business happened whatsoever.

What’s even crazier than this obviously terrible design is that the company that manufactures and sells these locks provided some baffling logic to who these locks are uncrackable for.

Posted by the Lock Picking Lawyer, a social media account that tests and reviews commercial locks that shows you how easy they are to crack. He reached out to the company to ask them about this brain-numbingly bad design flaw and got this response.

He reached out to the company to explain why he’s unable to provide a positive review of their product and makes it very clear why he can’t.

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Simple, right? 

Well, not for the company that sells the lock.

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Turns out that there are similar locks that are just as easy to break into.

But all you need to do is screw off its backplate with a go-pro and then get out your phillips head screw driver to take the bad boy apart.

For $ 100, you’d expect something a bit more secure, no?

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Then again, we are talking about crimes of opportunity here and if you just want something that’ll inconvenience someone who isn’t constantly thinking about jacking your stuff, then it might be fine.

But why pay all that money for something that isn’t as functional, secure, or affordable as other offerings on Amazon? This lock costs about half of the Tapp one, sure, it doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner, but it’s got a lot of good reviews.

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Plus, it’s got “Rock” in the name, and anything that is remotely related to Dwayne Johnson is awesome.

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This Guy Got Asked Out On A Date By A Wrong Number And It Escalated Quickly

There is a certain kind of guy who will immediately text the woman he is interested in a dick pic, and you can usually identify him because he opens the conversation with *creepy asterisks*

If you’ve never seen or encountered this style of text, it’s sort of like role playing. The speaker says everything they’re doing in asterisks, and they type out a lot of stuttering. It’s believed to have carried over from anime films, where stuttering is supposed to denote shyness or chivalry—but it basically never translates. It’s a huge red flag.

This is the story of a creepy asterisk guy named Brandon, who started one of these exact conversations with the girl he was crushing on. Except it was a wrong number. He was actually texting with a guy, Reddit user Th3GreenMan56. Thankfully, Th3GreenMan56 shared the whole conversation with us. And if you feel sorry for Brandon, remember he sent a dick pic.

You can see below that Brandon tries to be cute, but also refuses to believe he isn’t texting his fantasy girl, and also that she’d be thrilled to know what’s in his pants. Even if he wasn’t actually texting Th3GreenMan56, he’d be wrong!

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Yes.

Everyone’s favorite part of this conversation is Brandon’s weird sad no at the end.

Captain_Jaxen wrote, “The ‘no’ actually made me laugh quite a bit, like how much denial can you even have?”

Flamingo_of_lies said, “I love the denial sprinkled through the post the masses of excuses that must have ran through his head and when eventually faced with having to accept all his mistakes all he can force is a single meek broken ‘no.'”

Then there’s this chain:

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There were also a lot of questions about dick pics. Look, it’s 2018, I don’t know if we still need to keep discussing the psychology of the unsolicited dick pic. Clearly, the people who send them without asking do not care at all that the receivers don’t want them.

But folks still have questions!

“Could someone explain where this idea of showing your dick is somehow supposed to get you girls? You wouldn’t do it in real life so why pretend to be doing it all?” asked thelaughingmansghost, eventually editing to add,”Please stop replying to this comment, I’ve gotten more than enough answers.”

Here are a few of them:

Though some said they’d never understand it, even though they have a dick.

It’s too bad that our mustachioed hero had to deal with this unsolicited dick pic, but he was really taking one for the team.

Thank you to him, and also to Shannon, who did some quick thinking when she gave Brandon the wrong number. That’s a friend.

Love when girls support other girls!

But also, if you won’t ask someone for their number directly, you don’t deserve it.

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This Artist Has A Series Of Drawings Dedicated To Living Alone And They Are Beautiful

This Artist Has A Series Of Drawings Dedicated To Living Alone And They Are Beautiful

I come from a big family. Not really by Eastern European standards, we were about normal-sized, especially considering that my grandma and grandpa from my dad’s side lived with us. I almost always had to wait to use a bathroom, there was almost always someone talking or some kind of activity going on in the house while I was attempting to do my homework or play video games or quickly take a shower to not “waste” the hot water for whoever came in after me.

Which means that when I finally lived on my own for a little bit, I almost lost my mind. Even now, being married with two kids, I find myself creeped out when I’m by myself in the apartment. Most people would like to be away from a crying baby or have some “alone” time. I personally can’t take more than few minutes of it.

Which is why I’m fascinated with the art of Yaoyao Ma Van As.

She has a series of drawings dedicated to living and working by your lonesome.

And her artwork is absolutely stunning.

From waking up when you want with only the sun and your pets to greet you.

To getting stuck on something when you’re working from home and no coworkers to vent to.

She captures a lot of amazing moments of what it’s like to be home alone.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Yaoyao says that when she started putting her drawings up online, she wasn’t using “loneliness” as a guiding theme.

“The ‘solitude’ part wasn’t my goal. However, once in a while I would get some comments on my painting like, ‘Why is she always alone?'”

“And I started thinking, ‘Just because someone is alone doesn’t mean they’re lonely.'”

Yaoyao uses her drawings to tell stories, specifically ones that include her pupper.

“I started doing these because I wanted to tell stories with my drawings, especially stories about my dog Parker.”

She’s interested in capturing the “ups and downs” of life, and hopes that the vignettes she captures resonate with other people.

“Life has its ups and downs, and I hope people can see from the stories I tell in my illustrations that they’re not alone in going through certain experiences in life.”

A scroll through her Instagram account shows just how much she’s progressed as an artist over the years.

“I do go through different emotions, but I’m also not crying in the staircase every time I draw something sad or biking through nature when I’m happy. I mainly just want to improve my skills and become more well-rounded as an artist.”

Her “daily sketches” are filled with beautiful life moments, as only she sees them.

If Yaoyao’s work speaks to you, you can check out more of her artwork on her site, here.

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This 'Dirty' Guy's Response To A Mom Trying To Make An Example Out Of Him Is Perfect

This 'Dirty' Guy's Response To A Mom Trying To Make An Example Out Of Him Is Perfect

There’s this perception that human beings have and it’s that things that are “easier” are almost always better.

Which is true, for the most part, you shouldn’t waste your time on things that aren’t worth it when you aren’t spending as much time on other aspects of your life that are way more important. It’s like obsessing over the type of cheese you’re going to platter for a friendly get-together while you’re working a job you hate and your resume’s been collecting dust and needed to be updated three years ago.

You should absolutely be willing to get your hands metaphorically “dirty” in order to accomplish your dreams.

Especially if that includes actual dirty work. For some people, being successful isn’t defined as sitting in an office or behind a computer all day – they like working with their hands and getting the occasional grime on themselves. And it doesn’t make them any less of a person for enjoying that kind of lifestyle.

A lesson that Andy Ross hopes he imparted on a young girl and her mother during a visit to the store when he had some dirt on his face. He shared the message on Facebook, where it’s been shared over 163,000 times.

Andy writes that the child kept staring at his dirty face, which didn’t bother him, until the young girl’s mother tried to use him an example of “why you should stay in school.”

So I had a very interesting “educational” conversation with a woman and her daughter today. As I entered the store before I got home, a little girl kept staring at me. Which is fine. I know that kids are curious when they see someone, especially as dirty as I was. They ended up in front of me as I was checking out. Little girl still staring, her mother told her to stop staring. As they finished and headed towards the door, I hear her mom say quietly to the little girl “that is why you need to stay in school”. I figured this was a great time to educate this mother and her 7/8 year old daughter. The following is our conversation: 

First, I happen to be a very educated dirty man. I not only have a high school diploma, I also have a college degree and many medical certifications. So assuming that I am uneducated because of my appearance is actually quite ignorant in itself. 

Secondly, if you are telling your daughter to stay in school because I have tattoos up and down my arms, that will actually suppress her creativity and potentially hinder her imagination as she develops. Again, contradictory to your point ma’am. I am proud of my tattoos and artwork that Forrest Bateman put on my body. It’s a representation of my pride in my country and my service over multiple combat tours as a special operations medic. 

Third, if you’re referring that statement to the hat (not featured) I’m wearing because it features an elk, you might not understand it. I happen to co-own Evergreen State Outdoors and am proud to own an outdoors company and support my rights to hunt and responsibly be a gun owner. 

Finally, I chose to work in a construction industry. I am proud to say that I am apart of building America and I enjoy my job everyday. I tried working a desk job when I got out of the service and it wasn’t for me. I enjoy working with my hands and being outdoors. Subsequently, it comes with being dirty some days. I make good money, have benefits, and am able to provide for my family without issue. So my appearance reflects nothing to do with my level of intelligence or pursuing a higher level of education. 

I left the the two with a simple final statement of “have a good day and try not to judge people before you know anything about them. Good luck with her little girl” 

Today’s lesson for the day:

1- don’t judge people at first glance.
2-do what you love and enjoy and it’s never work.
3-blue collar jobs are the best jobs. They can pay great and it doesn’t always come with a price tag.
4-education is important, but college doesn’t guarantee you anything.
5- experience, hard work, and dedication allow you to be successful in your career path.
6-don’t be an asshole parent who raises their kids to be an asshole.
7- when attempting to insult someone’s intelligence and education level, don’t allow yourself to be out educated by said dirty man.
8- I need a shower.

People loved his post and the “lesson” he hopefully taught the young girl and her mother that day.

And of course, there were people who found a problem with the message he was trying to get across.

Equally insulting to people who work “dirty jobs” is the appropriation of “hard work culture,” something that former Dirty Jobs show host, Mike Rowe, talked about at length in this facebook post blasting “fake mud jeans.”

The part of the post that sums up his argument hits the nail on the head on people who “mock” hard work:

If Nordstrom’s wants to carry them, the description would read something like this:

“Finally – a pair of jeans for the hard-working gent who doesn’t want to actually wear them. The Borax Wash is so rugged and so manly, they don’t even need a human to hold them up! So sit back and relax, secure in the knowledge that your work pants can’t be folded or stored like other jeans. Show the world you mean business by owning the only jeans that can’t be worn! The jeans, that can stand on their own!”

$ 600 – only at Nordstrom.

And if you really wanted a pair of “dirty” jeans, you could just do this:

But I guess that would be too much “dirty” work for some people to handle.

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Everyone Is Shocked By How Someone Tried To Bargain Down This Wedding Caterer

Artists and writers are used to people undervaluing their work, either because they’re entitled, or they simply don’t comprehend what they’re asking for in terms of labor. But how can you argue over the cost of food? A caterer named Onequa shared a conversation she had with a woman about a proposed wedding meal that shows people are always trying to get more than they deserve for as little as possible.

She shared the screenshot of a text conversation on Twitter, and it starts out normal. The woman she’s speaking with is the god daughter of the woman getting married, apparently stepping in as a wedding planner. She asks for a number of dishes, including an omelette station, wing station, and waffle station for a breakfast/brunch meal. She mentions three different types of fish, too. This lady wants it all!

Onequa very reasonably quotes $ 5,000 for 200 people, which brings all that to down below $ 30 a head. Remember, she is buying all the materials and cooking everything. The woman comes back at her with some insults about her presence on Instagram, then tries to lowball her. It’s wild!

You want all that and cupcakes, too, for $ 2,100! And they’re some good looking cupcakes:

You need to pay for all the flavors, luv.

People are really blown away by how Onequa’s work was undervalued by these women, and they just can’t get over it:

You cannot cater a wedding for “exposure.”

Also, her rate was reasonable??? People with wedding (and math) experience said this woman blew the deal of her life on that wedding buffet:

There were some offered alternatives:

But she was also so rude. 

On the bright side, people are loving Onequa’s story so much they’re sending her some pocket cash:

And following her on Instagram and sending messages of support:

So, she didn’t get to cater someone’s last minute wedding. Instead, she gets the support of the Internet for valuing herself. And giving us some hilarious text messages to scream over. That is definitely worth $ 28 a head.

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Asian Women Are Sick Of Seeing Themselves Represented This Way In Media

Even when Hollywood is trying to be “neutral” it quickly veers toward bad. This generally means leaning into stereotypes, across age, race, gender, sexual identity, and creating shallow characters based on some pretty messed up ideas. Heck, sometimes they create entirely new stereotypes, like this one about Asian women having to color their hair to be interesting.

The Twitter account @nerdyasians, which purports to cover “everything artful, wonderful & sometimes miserable about asian news & culture” is currently going viral for pointing out a longstanding trope in movies and on TV. Basically, every time a show or film wants to indicate a female Asian character is “edgy” they give her colorful hair streaks:

It happens a lot:

As you can see above, the stereotype is well-documented, but it’s being talked about again in relation to the Deadpool 2 character, Yukio, played by the Japanese-Australian actress Shiori Kutsuna. Yep, she’s got the streak.

But the whole thing also went viral in 2017, when writer Anne Shi went off about it on Twitter, explaining why it’s so offensive. Basically, if you need to color your hair to be cool, what is that saying about all the women with their natural color? And who are these colorful-hair women supposed to be in contrast to?

Shi points out that it is a well-known thing that Hollywood should be hip to by now.

Just look at this Tumblr post.

It’s just a bummer to be put in these two boxes.

Despite being such a long standing issue, people are still discovering the trope through the post from @nerdyasians, and they are having feelings about it:

Some are definitely hearing about it for the first time.

But many have been noticing for awhile, and finding it pretty obnoxious.

There are some Asian women characters who have been both cool and escaped the hair-streak makeover:

But not that many. A hair streak is a small thing, but the fact that it keeps popping up over and over despite criticism from Asian writers, critics, and viewers shows exactly who is still in charge of making these decisions at the top.

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This Female Airline Pilot Shares The Moment She Got Fed Up With 'Woman Driver' Jokes

This Female Airline Pilot Shares The Moment She Got Fed Up With 'Woman Driver' Jokes

There are some stereotypes that exist for a reason and are funny to point out that don’t really harm anybody: like all French people wear scarves.

So when Jerry Seinfeld had Gad Elmaleh on an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and noticed he was wearing a scarf, he went on a whole thing about it and it was great, both him and Gad had a wonderful laugh about it.

Finding what’s truly funny about a stereotype in a comedy bit, however, is one thing, especially when a lot of people perceive it to be true. But then there are stereotypes that are just not true and the only reason people refer to them or bring them up are in a cheap attempt to be funny. One such stereotype is the misconception that women are statistically worse drivers than men.

As it turns out though, that perception is categorically false. Now any subject matter could be made fun of, even this unfair stereotype, but what makes this one particularly harmful was highlighted by this airline pilot who shared her experiences of dealing with snarky remarks from passengers who all made the same joke, more or less, about the fact that she was flying the plane and not a man.

Her response to the jokes were on the money: she’s qualified to fly a really, really, expensive commercial airliner, while the people cracking jokes to her are just qualified to keep their seatbelts on until the overhead light turns off.

Charlotte admits that the jokes never really bothered her or got her to think past the lame quip until a fellow crew member got upset.

Charlotte believes that this nonchalant attitude people have towards women attempting careers in male-dominated fields is exactly what so few women become pilots or enroll in STEM programs.

She admitted that her own feelings aren’t of anger or frustration, she’s just sad that the world is still full of people who think it’s OK to say that to a woman who is clearly qualified to do her job.

Charlotte’s tweets quickly went viral, and it got other people sharing their own annoying run-ins with people who felt the need to belittle the work female pilots do.

Like this one guy’s wife who flew for the military but still gets belittled by passengers when she flies.

Other people thought that Charlotte’s response to passengers was perfect and told her not to go too hard on them.

And there were some other people who offered up some suggestions as to how Charlotte should respond next time.

As it turns out, Charlott’s captain had some choice words for some passengers.

Obviously, it’s not just in the airline industry where women face prejudice when it comes to dealing with men.

But since Charlotte was talking about flying planes, there were people pointing out that yes, it’s not uncommon for women to be incredible pilots. Like this guy’s daughter.

Hearing a female captain’s voice also has a profound effect on some passengers, saying it sets an example for every woman on the flight.

So the next time you want to make a joke about stereotypically bad drivers, make sure that you’re at least picking the right demographic to make fun of.

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