A quick thank you to all of my WordPress followers

When I started this WordPress blog, I didn’t even realize it was possible to follow a blog or receive notifications by email.

I know better now and wanted to personally thank my WordPress followers and those who receive notifications by email.  Seeing the numbers grow inspires me to keep writing.

Thank you all.

-VIS

 

Why VIS Became So Popular

I’m a white, heterosexual, Christ-following, cis-gendered, right-leaning Classical liberal.

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman.  I believe that just because you call yourself “trans” (pre-op or post-op), it doesn’t mean you’re no longer the gender you were when you were born.

I believe you are responsible for your own life.  I believe hardship makes you stronger.  I believe socialism is self-destructive.  And I believe it is more important to teach children character than to teach them subjects.

In the intersectional hierarchy of oppression, I’m an Apex predator of toxic masculinity.

And I just realized that that is exactly why I became so popular.

I never apologized for being who I am and never will.

-VIS

“Body Positivity”

I was looking through my Tumblr dashboard today and noticed someone had remarked that they didn’t like a post of mine because it wasn’t in keeping with “body positivity”.

What is body positivity?  I understand the importance of reinforcing good behaviors and helping people to continue to take care of their bodies, but does body positivity mean that I have to lie and tell overweight people that they’re brave, beautiful, and perfect the way they are when none of those things are true?

Look, it’s simple.  If you’re overweight, lose some weight or you’re going to end up with a blood pressure or diabetes problem.  I was overweight (I’m not anymore) and I find the fastest and most effective way to lose weight is go on a Keto diet (no carbs) and eat only at 2pm and 8pm.  Do that and you can lose 43 lbs. in 8 weeks like I did.

But let’s be clear – don’t lie to people.  Being overweight is not healthy.  Being slim is healthy.  There’s no getting around it.  Sure, being overweight may be fine for a short period of time – 10 or 15 years – but eventually, you’ll develop a health problem and in some cases, it could be irreversible.

Body positivity is great, but let’s save it for people whose dietary and exercise behaviors should be encouraged instead of wasting it on people who think Cheetos are a meal.

-VIS

Nice vs. Kind

anonymous asked:

Need more examples of nice vs kind. Want to learn whether I’m still making this mistake. I struggle with this sometimes. Am a softie deep in my soul.

vintageinstepford answered:

It’s kindness when you tuck her into bed. That’s a good thing.

It’s niceness when you tell her she can stay up past bedtime. That’s a bad thing.

It’s kindness when you choose her clothes for the next day and lay them out for her. That’s a good thing.

It’s niceness when you say, “oh, you can decide what to wear today.” That’s a horrific thing.

It’s kindness when you choose the restaurant and tell her to put down her menu because you’ll order for her. That’s a great thing.

It’s niceness when you ask her where she wants to eat, then tell her to get “anything you want.” That is the worst thing you can do to your relationship.

If ever she tells you “you know, you’re a really nice guy,” it’s NOT a compliment. It’s a warning to get some spine or she’s ready to walk out the door.

-VIS