Most people are triggered when I say “equality”, but why?
I think that too many people feel like they deserve something for breathing, the same way that they received food, shelter, clothing, education, and more from their parents when they were a child, meaning that they never grew up.
I have owned two businesses and worked as a manager in more than a few restaurants, so I am going to talk to you as a boss right now.
When I see and hear these people say they are demanding equality, it seems like they are one of those employees that always ask for more work, more hours, and more pay, but then call in an hour before their shift, never show up on time, and do a job that I would do faster and better just doing it myself with my other responsibilities. How is that fair to the staff?
The staff that is there in positions that get the raises, get them by doing the work, making sure a manager is not having to find something for them to do, and they put the restaurant before their own fun. They make the tough choices without being asked to, they deal with customer complaints that would normally go to someone else, and they never make excuses for being late, slack, or any mistakes.
As a worker, my drawer was normally over or slightly under, but I always apologized in either case. One, for robbing the customer, and two, for shortchanging the company. That is equality.
Equality means your drawer would never be short or over. Your dress would be the same way it is with all other codes and standards in the whole restaurant, and would call out anyone who wasn’t, and you are the one being blamed for not letting some get away with things, while being offered friendship, offers, or favors in return.
That is not only fair, but equality. Actually, there is no such thing as equal anything, because a “equal” is something that is calculatable to a referenced equation. It means that in reference to some factors, it equals to some answer that is fact, not agreeable.
What does this have to do with writing?
Everything it seems.
Equality is such an exhausting subject that it takes away from freedom to think for one’s own self, which is what people have started making excuses for and about. If you feel unequal, you can riot, damage property, kill people, rape, steal, and more just because this is the society in which you were accustomed to.
But does that sound like the society we live in?
Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harper Lee, Tennessee Williams, and so many others have seen this inequality from a personal perspective as each of their books were banned for their content, which is a true violation of the First Amendment, which is free speech for everyone. Free speech also includes the fact that some of the worst people in the world have not had their books or writings ever banned, including Charles Manson.
Let us take a look at what the banning of these books did do though. It increased their sales and desire, it increased the author’s fame, and in some cases gave them an infamous history, like Twain.
Using this information wisely.
With this in mind, you need to think that in today’s world, what is said or written, will live on the internet forever in some way.
Making a stand for what you believe is not only patriotic and admirable, but a necessity. It creates dialog and discussions that would not be held otherwise. Even if the information is already talked about, there is many ways of saying it in a sentence that one will ignore, but another will relate.
Any writer should know that gender anything, sexuality anything, and taboos of any sort have already been done, and there is no way to deviate it more, unless you start labeling neutered cats and dogs as clerics, or non-genders, and then provide that as an option for all people to discuss their genders.
There are many stories that still need to be written, and many writers who have them able to be wrote, but it takes someone to recognize the subject, get it to the correct person, and then to heavily push another way of presenting it so that others can enjoy that same discussion.
Opinions are never right or wrong, only actions are. Until people start realizing that, this war of emotional opinions will keep pushing and ruining many great pieces of literature in the cause of, “You are wrong and I am right”. Which is all untrue, as only actions hurt others. Opinions only hurt the ones who have them.