|In this photo, the gold shimmer is more apparent.|
The main reason why I support No H8 is because we should move towards a kinder world and it starts with being kind to each other, tolerating differences, and embracing diversity. When we keep moving forward and evolving, culture changes for the better. Bullying used to be though of as a rite of passage, wearing eyeglasses was not attractive, and smoking indoors was the norm... Not anymore. It is amazing where we can go when we have an open mind and do the right thing. Even when the right thing is not popular. Luckily anti-bullying is popular.
Speaking of cruelty, Color Club and Funky Fingers is one of the few nail polish companies endorsed by leapingbunny.org - an organization that endorses cruelty free cosmetics. Some people will say we "need" to test on animals, or we will end up testing on humans. Well we do/did test on humans and we were barbaric with that too, just look at the Tuskegee trials in Alabama back in the 60's and 70's, and that is not an isolated incident. If we (us nail polish consumers.. consumers in general) don't start to demand that cruel practices stop, it will continue. The manufactures will not find other methods of testing if we don't demand that they stop the cruelty. The market will meet the demands of customers or go out of business. Cruelty free for a kinder world for humans, animals and the eco-system. No more bullying, human to human kindness will hopefully translate to human to animal kindness and human to eco-system kindness. That's the message we need to send.
I first heard about No H8 here.