Gender equality


Sometimes now and then when I hear people speak about equality I hear them take up women rights. We can’t deny that women have less rights in some issues, but that’s not the whole problem. Men also have less rights in some issues and are treated worse in some circumstances. Instead of focusing on only women rights or only men’s rights maybe we should focus on human rights.


Maybe I am stepping on dangerous ground when I talk about this, but that doesn’t mean that the problem shouldn’t be discussed. We are all humans and should be treated as humans. A girl shouldn’t be treated differently from a guy only because she is a girl, just like a guy shouldn’t be treated differently just because he is a guy.

One example where the two genders are treated very differently is when it comes to homosexuality. When people speak about homosexuality they mostly speak about males. In some African countries where homosexuality is illegal, men will get harsher punishments than women. In some African countries it’s even legal for a female to be homosexual when its illegal for a male in the exact same country. It seems that it is much worse to be a male homosexual than a female homosexual.

Here in Sweden we have it pretty good with the equality, but just as any other country we have places where it doesn’t work even though we are trying. The problem with Sweden is often that we are thinking too much about not being racists and too much about not being sexists. Instead of making us an equal country we are making ourselves into a stupid country. This is why:

A while ago I heard a story from one of my friends. She likes politics and often goes to different groups to talk or work with political things. Now I don’t remember the story correctly and I don’t remember where she were or what the work was. But there was one place she went to for a political thing where they wanted to be equal, so they employed people so it would be around 50/50 females and males. This sound like an awesome idea, but in reality it wasn’t. One of the females that worked there that my friend met didn’t do her job, and didn’t seem to have any idea what her job even was.

Equality is good, but that doesn’t mean that you have to have 50 % females and 50% males on a workplace. You should employ the people that are good at the job and can do their job, even if that gives you 70 % males and 30% females. The only way for us to actually make sure that it becomes fifty fifty is if in every classroom there is fifty percent females and fifty percent males that learns exactly the same things and wants to get exactly the same jobs. There might not be that many girls that wants to be plumbers and that’s why more men takes that education. So some jobs will have more men than females and some jobs will have more females than males. It doesn’t mean the workplace doesn’t treat their workers equally or refrain from taking in women.

So when is a workplace un-equal? 
When the person that employs people actually care more about the gender and actually tries to only take in people from one specific gender. The only way we would know if some workplace actually prefers to take in a certain gender would be if we actually got to look at the applications and see if someone that wasn’t employed actually would have been better fitted for the job than someone else.

Also we can see it on the way women and men are treated. A woman that works exactly the same hours, have worked the same amount of years and works exactly as hard as her co-worker that is a man should have the same pay as him. If they don’t get the same pay even though they started working at the same time and have the same amount of hours then they aren’t treated as equals.

It doesn’t matter if it’s men or women that are mistreated, both genders matters and they should be treated equally. We aren’t men and women, we are humans, we are people, and we should be treated as that. Instead of treating a woman one way and a man another, treat them as humans. Don’t hold the door open only for the woman that walks a bit behind you, hold it up for the human that walks a bit behind you. Can’t hit a woman? Why isn’t it, can’t hit a human? If someone hits you, it doesn’t matter if its a woman or a man, you have the right to hit back. Or you could be the better person and not hit at all. But don’t stop yourself from hitting just because its a woman, and don’t hit the person just because it is a man. Either you decide, if someone hits me, then I have a right to hit back. Or you decide, if someone hits me, whatever gender that person has, I won’t hit back.

Stop thinking gender, start thinking human!

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Where can we have privacy if not in our home?


Less than a month ago I noticed an article in a Swedish newspaper that made me rage. The reason was both the article itself, the sexism against men and because I thought that Sweden was above Americas level of suing people for meaningless things.

A 50 year old man walked around naked in his own house, also take notice that this man had a hedge outside his house so someone that just passes by would probably not see that clearly if they didn’t take a good look. But, a 30 year old woman passes by and sees this naked man in his home.

In a normal case in Sweden the story would end right there. She would turn her head and go away, pretending that she hadn’t seen anything. There was a hedge in the way, I don’t know how high it was but the paper says that it conceals some of the view. With other words, for her to see this man completely naked, she must have looked over the edge with her own free will, on his property.

So in this case the woman goes to her husband and comes back another time to the house, with her husband and records the naked man going around in his own house, on his own property, with a hedge in the way for others praying eyes.  And not only do they film it once, but twice.

This woman then goes to the police and says that this man sexually harassed her even though she didn’t know if he even saw her. She wanted compensation on 9000 crown’s (1350 USD) because she had seen him naked.

In the end he didn’t have to pay her anything.

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So this man walked around naked in his own home, with a hedge in the way. He didn’t have any intentions of showing himself to anyone, and he simply felt like dressing (or not dressing) as he wanted to in his own house when no one was there. He didn’t do anything wrong.

She on the other hand looked into his house on more than one occasion, which I don’t really see as a crime, but a bit creepy. She and her husband started to record into his house, over the hedge to get proof of him going around naked. Ever heard of privacy?

Why not go to his house, knock on the door, tell him “hey, I’m sorry I saw you naked yesterday. Could you put on a robe at least?” Not even that would be okay, but more okay than filming an innocent man that likes going around naked in the morning.

If that had been a woman and a man had seen her and then filmed her to show in court. Then she would have been freed and right afterwards sued him for sexually harassment by filming her. No one would let a man do such a thing but apparently it’s totally fine if a woman does it. Why?

I have a very neutral look at genders, I think both gender should be seen as equals and only the individuals personality and skills should be judged. If they say that it would be wrong for a man to record a woman in this same scenario but the woman was justified because the man showed himself naked, then there’s something wrong. Either both is wrong or both is right and I can only see it as both is wrong. Women shouldn’t have more rights than men in certain questions like who shall have the right to the baby or if they become a rape victim. Men shouldn’t have more rights than women in certain questions like salary and jobs. We should get a job for our skills, we should take care of our children equally even if we have split up, we should get equal salary for the same job and rape is rape it doesn’t matter if its on a woman or a man.

Stop right now humanity! Stop this ridiculous suing for nothing! Stop this meaningless gender wars of who is more oppressed than the other! Just stop it!

I think that if we just stop looking at genders and just see people, persons, individuals, then the world will become a better place.

Here you can find the article if you know Swedish!

//Alec

PE everyday? Can’t beans be brown?


STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP!!!

Sweden has become such a crybaby! We always complain even though we have a pretty good system. Nothing is perfect and you can’t make it perfect. NOT EVER. As fast as you have fixed everything that is bad you will just come up with something else that is in need of being fixed. And sometimes its things that isn’t a problem at all.

One example:
In Sweden we have brown beans that we have named bruna bönor (brown beans). Logical!
But now they think that it is racist to say brown beans so brown beans will now be named beans!

WHY???? THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT ARE OFFENDED IS THE WHITE SWEDISH PEOPLE… The immigrants in Sweden doesn’t even care about this kind of things… Brown is a f*cking color. In that case we should take away every color that is brown, red, white beige or yellow since all of them can be racist colors cause they are all skin colors. GIVE IT UP SWEDEN!!!

But that wasn’t what I were going to talk about. The real topic is what I read in the newspaper today.

Gym class 

In Sweden we have around one or two PE lessons every week depending on which school we are in. And everyone knows that you can’t only move around two times a week, you have to move around at least 30 minutes every day.

So today when I read the newspaper there was an article about PE teachers complaining on how few PE lessons we have. And I agree that we should have more than one lesson every week. Two or three lessons would probably be good, but not more than three and not less than two. At least that’s my opinion.

But they said that we should have 60 minutes PE everyday in our schools. They had a good argument for it, you think better during the day if you have worked out. But there are also a lot of things that can and will be bad PE EVERYDAY!

Here’s a small list:

  1. Bullying – Some people that aren’t good at sports, or are fat, are often bullied during PE lessons. Being chosen last in games like soccer and sometimes have to sit at the bench a whole match because the teacher isn’t paying attention to who has been in and not. If this happened every day, how would those people feel?
  2. Skipping lessons – People that doesn’t like sports or have a hard time with sports sometimes decides to not go to the lessons. If they would have PE everyday then its most likely that they will show up even less because once a week is already more than they are comfortable with.
  3. Time – Some people can’t handle having PE lessons just when they have gotten out of bed, so if they have it the first thing in the morning they might think about skipping because they are too tired to do it. If they have it as the last lesson before lunch some might skip because they are too hungry. If it is the last lesson at the day they might be too tired after a long day in school to be able to go through the PE lesson. If every class are going to have PE everyday, then some classes will get to have it on very bad times and some students will not show up. Of course this is already happening some classes in every school even though its only one or two lessons a week.
  4. After school activities – If people are sporting after school then it can become too much after some time to first have PE during the day then in the evening go and have soccer training for some hours. Some might enjoy it while others may quit their after school activity because it becomes too much.

Of course these kind of things are different for everyone, every person have different needs. Some people prefer a good book while others wants to run after a ball for hours without getting tired.

I think that its better to let the kids do their exercise after school if they want to do it, and not force them to do something they don’t want to do everyday for nine years + high school. For me, PE was torture during my nine first years and I would NEVER have gone to the lessons if it had been more than two times a week.

An argument people have for letting them do this in school is that many kids doesn’t have an after school activity, so they don’t move around as much as they should. Well, educate them and tell them that if they don’t move this much everyday then they will probably become fat diabetic people. Then it will be their fault for not doing anything about it!

Okay, that became too much, I know. What I meant to say was that if we educate them well enough then they will understand what they have to do to stay healthy. And I don’t mean to just say it once, really imprint it into their minds and show them horrible pictures of what they can become and movies about peoples life being ruined by fat and such things. Yes I think that scaring the kids can help a little bit. Not all the way, but a little bit.

So tell me what you think.
Do you think Sweden are lazy as fuck and should have more PE? How much? Two-three times a day or everyday?
Is after school activities enough?
Am I too cold hearted towards the kids?

Now I have not only talked about the small kids, I mean all kids from 1st grade all the way up to high school. And I finished high school just half a year ago so I still remember the pain of PE xD

Now I shall leave you all :3 Hope you enjoyed my ranting. Peace out!

To be(live) or not to be(live), that’s the question


It’s very easy to say “I believe in God” but it is harder to actually do it.

With that introduction I want to remind people that it isn’t just to say “You must believe in God or else you will go to hell.” Some believers seems to think that it is only to accept the religion, but it isn’t so easy to just start believing. It’s like if I would say to a religious person “Stop believing, it’s easy.”

It’s not easy to believe in something you don’t understand, just as I don’t understand God and can’t really believe in something that haven’t been proved to me in a way I can accept it. Some people just can’t accept that God doesn’t exists because they don’t understand a world without God.

Well, that was actually all I wanted to say. I have read some Christians vs Atheist threads and got a bit pissed. To start or stop believing takes time, you have to think and it can’t just be forced on you. Everyone chooses their own way in life and believes what they want to believe, why does everyone have to fight about it?

“To tell an Atheist that you will go to hell is like telling a person that don’t believe in unicorns that if they do something bad they will get stamped down by one” Magnus betneér, Swedish comedian with a really good point!

The westboro baptist church (About Sweden)


Oh my… !
Right now I am reading at Godhatestheworld.com which is made by the westboro baptist church. I am checking what they have written about Sweden because they obviously hates Sweden because we accepts gay marriage and adoption by gays and all that shit that God forbid. Well, what did you expect from one of the least religious countries in the world?

Anyway, I am laughing my ass off xD Some of their arguments are just hilarious ^^ I can’t even get angry anymore when really religious people say something that I can’t agree with, instead it just sounds like jokes x3

I really want to meet these people someday, I imagine the meeting to go like this:
I see them standing on the street with their cute little fag-signs and I start to walk up to them. Then I say “Hello, I’m from Sweden, I am going to hell which I am going to enjoy because you won’t be there, and by the way I read that you thought all Swedes got raised to become whores, well I am still a virgin but I hope to loose my virginity to my future wife. It was so nice to meet you, bye bye.” And then walk away with a smile.
It just sounds like a fun idea x3

This is one of the things I read at their page:
2009 – The number of young people with HIV has tripled in the past five years according to recent studies. How could that be? I thought Sweden was so wholesome and holy.I guess not considering the fact that the ones that are spreading it are the fags! You little nasties! Sweden has effectively raised all of their daughters to be whores and all of their sons to be fags, the next thing you know, ALL of your children will be coming home in body bags!

Yeah, the fags are spreading HIV, it’s always the fags. All daughters are raised to be whores, doesn’t whore mean that you lie around for money? I don’t know a single person of my friends that has done that, and I have certainly not. And if everyone were gay, how can there be so many guys with girlfriends? x) Seriously I have known three gay guys and fiftyeleven (Yeah, I can count gooood) straight guys xD And what’s with the body bag? You don’t die because you’re a whore or gay or Swede. DUH!

BESTIALITY

Bestiality in Sweden was decriminalized in 1944 along with homosexuality. Need we say more about the fact that fags are beasts? I digress.it is not a crime to have sex with animals according to Swedish law as long as it is consensual. Say what?!? That’s right, apparently Swedish animals can talk, they can say either yes or no to their masters doing NASTY things to them. What the?!? Anyway, you can be prosecuted if the animal is harmed in the act. Unfortunately, veterinarians see many injuries done to animals but they can’t quite tell if it’s caused by bestiality. Seriously people, you wonder why you’re cursed of God.it doesn’t take a brain surgeon!

The reason why they decriminalized bestiality was because it was written in the same part of the law as homosexuality, which was done from the beginning because we were a Christian country. Sweden is working on taking back the law that Criminalizes bestiality because not many people in Sweden thought it was okay xb DUH! Sweden made a mistake that now it about to bee fixed. Bestiality is having sex with an animal that can’t say no or yes but homosexuality is two people of the same sex that both says yes (for the most, or else it’s rape)

I have found one thing they say intelligent
How can you be a member of a church when youre a baby? How do you know if that baby has faith? This makes no sense!

I agree, in Sweden the most people becomes members in the Swedish church when they are born because their parents are. The parent’s didn’t have to allow it before but today it’s up to the parents if they want their children to get into the church or not. First when the child gets older they can decide themselves if they want to leave the church or not. It’s still pretty normal to Christen the children if both the parents has the same religion. I think, just let the children decide for themselves when they gets older.

I think they are so cute when they even check out or Swedish history just to try and find fags ^^
Christina of Sweden – Queen of Sweden (1626-1689) She spent her years as queen cross-dressing and defying her God. She preferred to company with men rather than women. The only reason she would company with women is when she thought they were beautiful and would court them (Ugh!).

You know what I say about her? :3
Badass 😀 I love this queen x3 I haven’t even heard of her before (We only learn about kings here xD hahaha)
Okay, so have I got this right? She defies God by cross-dressing, prefer guy friends and wants to court women. That sounds like me :9

You can check out what more they have written about Sweden here

Don’t like, don’t watch! Not as easy as you think apparently


So much hate.. So much anger.. So many stupid people..

Pewdiepie: 
I don’t want you to write bad comments to Nova and other youtubers just because they do the same games as me. We are just playing for fun and we aren’t copying each other. 🙂

Nova:
I don’t want you to write bad comments to pewdiepie and other youtubers just because they do the same games as me. We are just playing for fun and we aren’t copying each other. 🙂

Fans:
F*CK OFF IDIOT NOVA/PEWDIEPIE D: STOP COPYING PEWDIEPIE/NOVA IDIOT!

Just were is the sense? -_-‘
For the first, pewdiepie and Nova weren’t first with playing those games and putting up videos of them playing on youtube.
For the second, they don’t have a copyright on them gaming just that game they are doing so whoever can play the same game and put up videos.
For the third, both are telling their watchers that they don’t want their watchers to fight about it.

SO WHY KEEP FIGHTING ABOUT IT?

You don’t have to watch pewdie if you think his boring or copying Nova, and you don’t have to be a jackass towards him because you don’t like him. The same for those who hates Nova. WHY ARE YOU WATCHING IF YOU HATE IT SO MUCH?

I’m not a fan of Novas videos, I have tried to watch but I think he’s pretty boring, which doesn’t mean I write things like “Hey, stop copying pewdiepie” or “you suck” I simply stopped watching because he couldn’t entertain me. No one has copied anyone, in that case they have both copied others and can’t play their games and the only one that can show their videos is the once that started with them and they are probably people that put up two videos then they stopped anyways.

First Justin Bieber, then Miley Cyrus (maybe I spelled her name wrong, I don’t know), then twilight, then yadayada and yadayada and now pewdie and nova… Geez, can’t you just stop to try to push down everyone?

If you hate Justin Biebers songs and think he looks like a girl, then don’t listen to his songs and don’t look at him 😀 If you hate Miley Cyrus for I don’t know what then change channel. If you don’t like something then you don’t have to put the energy on hating that thing/person as much as possible, instead you should try to forget that thing that irritates you and find something you like.

If you dislikes them so much why waste the energy by telling everyone how much you hate it? Isn’t it better if you waste that time on something you like? I just don’t understand peoples priorities sometimes -_-‘

Maybe people just likes war, because our countries rarely goes out to war now a days they have to make up for it by using internet… xb

For all you bro’s, pewdiepie has started to play a new game that is based on marble hornets. Have fun watching ^^

Life is shit and then you die! Wanna argue about it?


I were just on facebook and noticed that there were something I had clicked ‘like’ on three years ago and I thought it was such a ridiculous thing so I stopped liking it. So Then I decided to look at all the pages on facebook I have ‘liked’ threw the years so I could take away everything that I didn’t like anymore.

Then suddenly I found this group “R.I.P Marcus Jannes” and I thought for a second “Who the hell is that? o.O Why am I in this group? o:” But soon a little lamp lightened up over my head. “Wasn’t that the Swedish guy whom took suicide some years ago while a lot of people on  internet was watching him?”

So I googled it and sure thing, it was him. I had totally forgotten about that incident and still I were one of them who got really chocked and read all about it when it had happened. It was a huge discussion about it for some months, he had written in a forum that he were going to commit suicide but no one took him seriously and some even provoked him to do it, then he actually did commit suicide in front of his webcam (he had a livestream)

And this phenomena was something we Swedish people had only heard about happening in America and other countries. School massacres, people killing themselves and show it on internet, suicide bombers, that is things that doesn’t happen in Sweden. But in the end we had to admit that we are a country that is as fucked up as all other countries and we are people that are as fucked up as other people in other countries. So now we have gotten us a suicide bomber (not a very good one but we had one) and a person that killed himself in front of internet. Now we are only waiting for a school massacre, it has already happened in Finland so it probably is our turn soon too.

But this wasn’t what I were going to talk about xD

So he committed suicide in front of the whole internet or … at least the Swedish part of the internet. And for many month there were newspapers that wrote about it, there were people writing in the same forum topic that he had started that said things like “he were an idiot” while other wrote like “R.I.P :'(” And other tried to figure out why he did it… Some said that he wanted attention and wanted to be remembered.

Well, if that was what he wanted then it worked… for a while… But I wonder, how many people actually remembers him today? If we take away his family and the people that were close to him then it’s probably no one that thinks about him if they aren’t reminded.

The family of someone that has died in any way will always remember that person, friends will of course also remember. But people that read about something in the newspapers or sees someone kill themselves on internet they remember for a while, but only as long as it is still a fresh topic to talk about. When everyone stops talking about it then you just forgets it. I watched the video where he died (not the livestream, I saw them afterwards. I don’t know why I looked it up but I did.) And at that time I were chocked but today I don’t feel anything for him. I didn’t know him, and if I wouldn’t have seen the video of him dying then I would probably have gotten over it the day after I had read about it in the papers.

If people would seek fame by killing themselves in front of the webcam then they are fools, they will be remembered for maybe a year, then people will ask “Who are you talking about?”

I don’t think that he tried to seek attention and wanted to be remembered, maybe he wanted to be saved or tried to get out a message that we just haven’t understood. Or maybe he thought about being remembered forever for committing suicide online but it didn’t go so well. I have no idea, I’m not him so I can’t speak for him.

Rest in peace Marcus