25 Of The Most F*cked Up Things That Society Accepts As Normal


Our horrific child welfare system. We take kids from their parents (which is usually the most prudent choice) then underfund their upbringing in foster care, bouncing them from home to home, from school to school, then boot them into the world at 18 and expect their lives to be just fine. A huge percentage of them end up on the street, in jail, or in mental health facilities. Because the state, their legal guardian, has taken abysmal care of them. The US has the absolute worst child welfare record in the developed world and nobody really seems to care.




Willful ignorance. The idea that because you’re uneducated you don’t have to be concerned with facts. Facts are facts assholes, they don’t give a shit about your opinion. Speaking of opinion, the idea that someone’s opinion matters and/or somehow has an impact on the facts. Doesn’t matter if you think the sky is red purple polka-dotted, the fact that you got 30 other idiots to agree with you just means there’s 31 idiots who think the sky is red purple polka-dotted. It doesn’t open up the fact that it’s blue under normal circumstances blue but during varying atmospheric conditions can range between blue to shades of red-orange or even green-yellow but most certainly never has it been purple polka-dotted to debate.


The criminal plea system. When you get arrested for a crime you have 2 options. You can plead guilty and get the appropriate sentence for the crime you committed. Or, exercise your “right” to trial, and then if you’re found guilty, you get a far, far worse sentence than if you had pled. Unsurprisingly more than 95% of defendants plead.


The crap that gets sold to us as “food” – especially snacks.

Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.