This is Eva Mozes Kor. I don’t know how many of you have heard of her, but I had the privilege to listen to her speak today and wanted to share a bit about her amazing story. It was an experience I will never forget.
Her and her twin sister, Miriam, were subject to the horrible experiments of Dr. Josef Mengele during the holocaust when they were just 10 years old. Dr. Mengele preformed inhumane experimentation on various set of twin (all children), which were usually lethal. This set of twins ended up surviving the concentration camp and went on to start families; Eva married another Holocaust survivor. Miriam eventually died from the experimentation which caused her kidneys to stop growing after age 10.
A while after her sister’s death, she learned to forgive a Nazi doctor by the name of Hans Munch. This helped her move on to forgive Dr. Mengele for what he did to her. After all the pain and suffering he put her through she was able to forgive him and all the other Nazis. Her main reason for doing this was that she did not want to be a victim. Today she runs a Mengele Twins museum in Terre Houte, Indiana named CANDLES. She also lectures on the importance of forgiveness in order to achieve equality and peace.
My main point in sharing this is because of the things I see on Tumblr about people who have had ancestors or their people wronged in the past wanting to get revenge and payback by doing the same to their oppressors. This is not the way to equality. This is not the way that we move forward as a society. Everyone should follow this brilliant woman’s philosophy instead of bottling up anger and hatred inside of them. If she can forgive Dr. Mengele, you can forgive your oppressors and move forward.
“To the surprise of many, she then freed herself from her victim status and announced to the world that—in her name alone–she forgave the Nazis. An incredible weight of suffering was lifted and she felt strong. Offering her forgiveness healed Eva, but it did not mean she would forget or that it changed what happened.” (Taken from the CANDLES website.)
You can read more of her story on the CANDLES website. You can also buy her books, documentaries, or donate to the museum.
If you ever get the chance to hear her speak or visit her museum, I highly recommend it.
Remember that episode of courage the cowardly dog where a furry bunny runs away from abusive dog dude to be with her lesbian cat lover
because that is all you need to remember
This episode is actually what got Courage taken off the air because a coalition of moms thought it carried lesbian symbolism and they threatened to sue the network if the show wasn’t removed from the air.
Many people at Cartoon Network cite Courage as their favourite sow during its run and say that they would not have taken it off, had they had a real choice.
So the show ran the remaining episodes and was not renewed for another season.
This is incorrect. Or, at least from what I researched, it is.
The reasons I saw were that the show finished its contract of 4 seasons and 13 episodes, it had too much dark humor (like invader zim) and scared kids (it scared the fuck outta me, especially that episode with the mummy and the slab), or it wasn’t as popular as it seemed and lost money.
I saw nothing about these “lesbian lovers” and the parents threatening to sue the channel. Also, this episode, titled “the Mask”, was in season 2 while the whole show lasted 4 seasons.
This information is incorrect. Please do not use misinformation to fight homophobic discrimination. We already have enough of that to make up bullshit to add onto it and make people angry for no reason.
I must’ve been a strange child then ‘cause I loved this show, and it didn’t scare me xDDDD
accidentally laughing at something offensive
This is how it looks like on the inside
My dad got me this book and I like it but I wish it had the base stats of the Pokémon and the weaknesses
[x] I’ve been reading Loveless and I love the name Ritsuka :)