I called this “Culture” for lack of a better category. To err on the side of caution, I’m declaring the following links NSFW. My mind has gone to a dark place today, and you’re invited. No, there isn’t any particular reason I feel this way now. I just do. Its just that misery loves company, and I could use some. If you don’t want your day ruined, close this page NOW.
You think you know fairy tales? You probably don’t. According to this video, alot lot of them used to be much worse than their modern versions. They were outright horror stories. For example, Hansel and Gretel used to be more horrifying than “witch wants to eat lost children, so they put the witch into her own oven.”
“Top 10 Fairy Tale Dark Origins” by Creeps McPasta Plays
Fiction not enough to ruin your day? How about some reality? Most of the toys in this next video were real safety hazards. And too often the companies making them knew it and didn’t care. Yes, this includes some talk about death.
“15 Worst Toys Ever Recalled” by Danger Dolan
Dead and/or mangled kids not bad enough? How about putting a child through hell on earth, and forever ruining your image of small towns while we’re at it? This final link is a Cracked article of the “What Rape Culture?” type, to borrow a fellow lizard’s phrase.
“5 Things I Learned as a Sex Slave in Modern America” by Anonymous (+ Robert Evans)
When you hear about modern-day slavery, you probably picture some third-world brutality occurring in Africa or Southeast Asia (and if you just muttered something about your unpaid office internship, go ahead and slap yourself right now). When you hear about sex trafficking, you imagine a gang of Eastern European thugs kidnapping women and getting chased down by Liam Neeson.
But, incredibly, human trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar industry in the United States today. Statistically, Liam Neeson is more likely to sell his own daughter into slavery than have her stolen by some mysteriously brown Parisians. Cracked wanted to know how the hell this was possible, so we sat down with “Jane,” a former sex slave, and asked her about her life.
If you’re not disgusted and horrified to your core by now, then you’re either pure evil or just completely dead inside. If these links (especially the last) have made you uncomfortable, depressed, sick to your guts and/or angry, then thank you for joining me today.