Hi everyone! So, it's been awhile since I've done a discussion post, mainly because I've been busy, but also because I haven't had anything to say that hasn't already been said.
Well. Today I've got something to say. And I don't even care if I piss people off because of it.
Today I want to talk about something called RESPECT.
In light of a certain book's release this past week, it comes as no surprise that social media has been inundated with reader opinions. And you know what? That's great! There's nothing more exciting than discussing your feelings over a book than with other bookish friends!
HOWEVER. There has also been a lot of negativity and belittlement over those who may not share your opinions. Instead of maintaining a respectful 'agree to disagree', we have passive aggressive tweeting about how ridiculous you are if you read and judge a book based on the 'ship' or romance.
WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU TO JUDGE ME?
My reasons for loving a book are my own and no one else's. And to make others' feel shamed or afraid to express their opinions is absolutely WRONG and that makes you a damn bully.
Yeah, I said it. YOU. ARE. A. BULLY.
Fuck that shit.
If I don't agree with an author's direction in a book that is my right. I don't have to explain myself to you. And I don't have to defend my reasons for disliking it either. My opinion is my own and that's that. I would never tear someone down or make someone afraid to speak their mind just because they didn't agree with me.
We need to learn to agree to disagree and stop making others feel like shit because they may not be a part of the majority.