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How would you feel if you were paralyzed and people dressed you up and played with you for their own amusement?

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[User Picture]From: zombiefruit
2012-12-09 06:07 pm (UTC)

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I would probably feel much like a paralysed cat, if I were a paralysed cat. I did not know the cat was paralysed, however, and I wonder if it has any significant quality of life if it is.
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2012-12-09 06:09 pm (UTC)

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Well pictures of him make people happy so its okay.
[User Picture]From: zombiefruit
2012-12-09 06:17 pm (UTC)

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See, if it were a normal cat with normal control of its body but a genetic issue causing it to look different and perhaps be mentally delayed in some way, I would honestly not care too much. I have a cat and I don't dress her up because she hates it, but other cats like that sort of thing.

This cat, however, seems to have a very limited number of ways to interact with the world. Unless he's a) capable of purring and b) purring his face off whenever he's dressed up, I would be pretty judgy.

ETA: disregard this reply, I thought the cat was genuinely paralysed.

Edited at 2012-12-09 06:42 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: fieryphoenix
2012-12-09 06:07 pm (UTC)

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I'd feel... toyed with.
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2012-12-09 06:09 pm (UTC)

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But you are bringing joy to others.
[User Picture]From: fieryphoenix
2012-12-09 06:12 pm (UTC)

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I can do that pretty well unparalyzed, too!
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2012-12-09 06:13 pm (UTC)

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You has no choice! Jesus made you this way.
[User Picture]From: fieryphoenix
2012-12-09 06:20 pm (UTC)

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NOOOOOOOOOOO JESUS WHYYYYYYYYYY
[User Picture]From: nya47
2012-12-09 06:10 pm (UTC)

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What is the backstory on this cat?
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2012-12-09 06:12 pm (UTC)

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That he was born this way and everyone on the internet feels happy looking at him.

Personally the pictures make me uncomfortable.

http://tardthegrumpycat.tumblr.com/
[User Picture]From: zombiefruit
2012-12-09 06:19 pm (UTC)

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So wait - is this cat paralysed? Or is she just a cat who looks funny?
[User Picture]From: oohscranton
2012-12-09 06:22 pm (UTC)

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i never heard anything about her being paralyzed. just a grumpy face. haha
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2012-12-09 06:24 pm (UTC)

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Their legs are bowlegged to the point he looks like he is dragging around. It is not just a grumpy face...

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[User Picture]From: oohscranton
2012-12-09 06:29 pm (UTC)

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oh, it didn't look that way in the videos i saw of her. a little bowlegged but i wouldnt call her paralyzed. looks like she can walk fine.
[User Picture]From: sejin
2012-12-09 06:36 pm (UTC)

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Her legs don't drag on the ground when she walks, though: http://youtu.be/72DJZ7yT-HQ
[User Picture]From: maigrevide
2012-12-09 07:03 pm (UTC)

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what? no .... they took tard to the vet and she has no disabilities.
[User Picture]From: zombiefruit
2012-12-09 06:25 pm (UTC)

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Then in that case, I'm sure she (like most cats) has built-in methods to let people know she doesn't like something.
[User Picture]From: nya47
2012-12-09 06:34 pm (UTC)

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Found this. Looks not-quite-as-agile as a normal cat, but definitely not paralysed.
[User Picture]From: zombiefruit
2012-12-09 06:37 pm (UTC)

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I would say that's too close for me to call without knowing the cat personally or being told the cat is in pain.
[User Picture]From: bigeyedphish
2012-12-09 06:53 pm (UTC)

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what?
[User Picture]From: zombiefruit
2012-12-09 07:07 pm (UTC)

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The OP originally implied the cat was paralysed. I said that, if the cat had no way of making its displeasure known, then it would be weird to dress it up not knowing whether that bothered it or not. Then this video was posted and I said that it was too close for me to call - in other words, I can't tell from this video if the cat is in discomfort or not. As such I have to assume the owners know the cat well enough to know if it's bothered by being dressed up, because I can't tell.
[User Picture]From: southernkitten
2012-12-09 09:50 pm (UTC)

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I've seen videos of her walking around. She does have some defects, so she doesn't walk and run completely normally. But she gets around.

The face and the stuff with her legs are genetic defects.
[User Picture]From: gainingvelocity
2012-12-09 11:50 pm (UTC)

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What on earth? A cat is named Tardar Sauce by a 10 year old named Chyrstal. Too many misspellings for me to handle.
[User Picture]From: elikaa
2012-12-09 06:19 pm (UTC)

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omg look at it so traumatised
[User Picture]From: shinygobonkers
2012-12-09 10:46 pm (UTC)

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that's its normal face. Tard aka grumpy cat is awesome :]
[User Picture]From: elikaa
2012-12-09 11:00 pm (UTC)

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Sarcasm ;)
[User Picture]From: shinygobonkers
2012-12-09 11:09 pm (UTC)

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my sarcasm-o-meter has failed me D:
[User Picture]From: anthylorrel
2012-12-09 06:37 pm (UTC)

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Yeah, Tard the cat isn't paralyzed.
[User Picture]From: velum_cado
2012-12-09 07:01 pm (UTC)

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Do I get to keep the clothes?
[User Picture]From: maigrevide
2012-12-09 07:03 pm (UTC)

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oh, you
[User Picture]From: freakshownia
2012-12-09 07:06 pm (UTC)

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She's paralyzed by her hate for humans.
[User Picture]From: angelas_apron
2012-12-09 10:24 pm (UTC)

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Haha, win!
[User Picture]From: heyfashion
2012-12-09 08:04 pm (UTC)

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aww, poor baby. That's mean :(
[User Picture]From: oh_honestly_
2012-12-09 08:55 pm (UTC)

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*shrug* I think it's cute. I've never met anyone IRL that genuinely thinks dressing up a pet is cruel.
[User Picture]From: shinygobonkers
2012-12-09 10:45 pm (UTC)

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grumpy cat isn't paralyzed though... oh gosh i love grumpy cat. and honestly, cats are cats. if i cat really doesnt want to be dressed up, you will get scratched, and it will wriggle out of the clothes. so i think Tard was cool with it :]

but to answer your question, i would be very upset. mostly because if i was totally paralyzed i'd want to be dead and not being able to off myself in that situation would really suck
[User Picture]From: xphilega
2012-12-09 11:11 pm (UTC)

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I think I'm grumpy, because my honest answer is that if this shit bothers you and you still eat meat that comes from mainstream meat suppliers (in the US; don't know about abroad) whose practices are MUCH worse, I find that pretty damned hypocritical.
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2012-12-09 11:20 pm (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: noodledays
2012-12-10 07:55 pm (UTC)

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please don't use this macro here again.
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2012-12-10 07:57 pm (UTC)

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What was the problem with the macro?
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2012-12-10 08:03 pm (UTC)

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it uses a form of a racial slur that we don't like to see here.
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2012-12-10 08:07 pm (UTC)

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I am seriously not trying to start anything just clarify the ground rules. From my own perspective, I comprehend that the slur is not desirable but it is not stated in the rules that we cannot use it. Obviously the person I posted the gif to is not black and in addition we know I am not using the word in a hateful manner.
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2012-12-10 08:13 pm (UTC)

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even though the person you posted it in response to is not black, we do have POC in this community who might be hurt or bothered by the use of the slur, and that's enough to ask people not to use it.

we've asked people not to use "fag" (and versions thereof) for similar reasons, as well as the slur this derives from.
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2012-12-10 08:17 pm (UTC)

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That makes sense. Again I like to express I am not trying to argue about it and understand the rules. As common as they might seem a lot of stuff just slips my mind. I apologize for the distress I might of caused anyone who viewed the gif.
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2012-12-10 08:19 pm (UTC)

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thank you, it's appreciated.
[User Picture]From: judaskiss
2012-12-10 05:36 am (UTC)

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I'd probably choose death over that kind of life.