"be careful with these posts... as soon as personal views on political subjects come up, you risk alienating a massive amount of people.
it's not that i think you got everything wrong, but some of your post is completely misleading.
it's up to you [of course] but if i were you, i'd steer clear of airing my opinions on these subjects, only because of the size of your audience and how you are perceived.
you risk tarnishing your reputation! "
Ok, I totally understand the reasoning behind this comment, and you are right, I DO risk 'tarnishing my reputation' by voicing my opinions on tricksy subjects.
But I was brought up to not be a demure little lady who sits quietly and lets others do the talking for her. I was brought up to have an opinion, and to voice that opinion. I was not brought up to be seen and not heard.
I resent the idea that I should not talk about what I want to talk about, regardless of how well received it might be, on my own space on the web.
People are welcome to visit this website, they are welcome to watch my videos. But I don't post stuff because I want to be the most popular girl in the world. I post stuff because I have an opinion, and I have the opportunity to express that. Sure, my opinions very well might alienate people, but they are my opinions, and for me to put up and shut up and not express myself how I see fit would be a waste of time to me.
"tarnishing my reputation" by expressing my opinions?? If someone has an idea of me, and my reputation, that is then changed by an opinion I express, then they clearly have the wrong idea of my 'reputation' in the first place.
I will not avoid talking about what I want to talk about, on my own webspace, solely because it might ruin people's ideal of me. I am an opinionated person. A lot of times my opinions rub people up the wrong way. I know I don't have all the answers, but then again, I don't pretend to. I do not need to be infallible. I am not a politician.
I resent that people seem to think I am some sweet little thing that has no opinion. If you think that of me, then you are wrong, and I think little of you.
I am not going to censor myself here. I censor myself on youtube because the backlash there can be so vicious and extreme. But here I will say whatever I bloody well want to. If you don't like it, you can fuck off.