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Rosa Parks' Name Used In Vain

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 17:31 GMT

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – People are way too quick to compare themselves to Rosa Parks.

That’s why Julie Gerstein started The Rosa Parks of Rosa Parks Blogs, where she calls out anyone who undeservingly likens themselves to the civil rights icon.

It all started when Gerstein heard of a male prostitute that felt he was “breaking down barriers” in Rosa Parks-like fashion by whoring himself out for cash.

Gerstein has even heard of people calling themselves the Rosa Parks of smoking weed, raw milk, mixed martial arts, and online poker.

She says, “Rosa Parks fought for injustice and was an incredibly powerful symbol for civil rights. You’re just some dude with a gambling problem. I mean, whatever someone is fighting for is probably not as important as the civil rights movement.”

Though she understands that these people feel they’re paving the way, it can’t really compare and therefore must be ridiculed.