Before I even start I want to say that (and I think it’s a shame I even need to qualify this) I’m deeply personally invested in social justice issues. I don’t consider myself a social justice activist (because I don’t do any activism) but I align myself with the cause, do my reading and I like to keep my mind open.
With that said: I think this is ridiculous. Here we find someone excusing blanketing statements of hate. Not only that, but this person is also shaming anyone who takes issue with said expression of hate. I had to put my phone down after reading this post because I was so stunned. To put it simply: what the fuck, tumblr.
I’m gay. I’ve had some straight people say mean things to me. I do not hate straight people. As such, I would never say “I hate straight people” because it doesn’t fucking make any sense for me to say that (and also because I have quite a few straight friends and being mean to your friends is shitty). Unless, like a magician with misdirection, what I really meant was “I hate that being gay is considered abnormal and unnatural by some.” But then, why wouldn’t I just say that?
What this is, is excuses. You can be the biggest douche you want to be, because as long as you’re not straight, or not a cis male, or not white, you’re completely incapable of really offending someone. Yours, in a discourse on social justice, are the only feelings that matter. Fuck everyone else. And if they take offence, you should tell them why they are wrong to be offended.
Suddenly, the oppressed adopt the methods, false logic and superiority of the oppressors.
Nobody wins when it comes to shit like this. The entire social justice cause gets painted with the “crazy” brush, and all the homophobes and misogynists and racists get more fuel for their fires and we don’t go anywhere as a culture.
I screenshotted this from lnfamy because she’s been one of my favourite bloggers for quite a few years now and I was a bit surprised to see this post reblogged by her. If you read this, I hope you don’t take anything I’ve said the wrong way. To me you’re an inspiration, as a young person and a tumblr user. If we can have a discussion on this I’d be happy (I posted this so I wouldn’t add another message to your likely full inbox).
I want to die.
Oh my fucking god how are these people alive
All white people who want equality between the races, please show up at my house at 9AM tomorrow to report for 400 years of slavery. Wear something comfortable you don’t mind getting dirty.
#that’s equal right? #i mean #yall got slaves for awhile #so now we get them
idk if you’re insinuating that all white people have history of slave ownership or just being an absolute moron
This just in, I found an argument dumber than “women hit men so men should hit women”
I MADE A CARTOON JUST FOR YOU, TUMBLR!
“django is racist!!! django uses the n word too much!! django-“
Django is a movie Quentin Tarantino stans watch! It’s bullshit and you ignoring that is your privilege binding you.
oh god no
if you’re not black you don’t get to decide if or if isn’t racist…
and you certainly shouldn’t be dismissing criticisms of it just because you enjoy it
i’m all for white people not using that word, because they/we shouldn’t
because of how it was used
in the South
some centuries ago in the past, when you know, slavery was around
when Django Unchained was set
>and you certainly shouldn’t be dismissing criticisms of it just because you enjoy it
we can dismiss them if they’re ridiculous criticisms. just because you have a criticism about the movie doesn’t make it valid
what the hell is a quentin tarantino stan?
“stans” is just huge fans
theartundermymattress and hidinginthesleevesofmycoat both are not black
OF COURSE THEY WOULDN’T BE.
Radical feminism needs to examine heterosexuality the same way we do BDSM. Most radfems seem to agree that there can be no true consent in BDSM because of our patriarchal culture informing all of our decisions and preferences. BDSM is a hyper-aggressive sexually hierarchal microcosm of heterosexuality.
But we cannot stop the critical thinking there. It’s imperative that we view heterosexuality in similar terms. Heterosexuality and by proxy intercourse is harmful to women for a multitude of reasons, and learning that it is unavoidable is extremely harmful to girl children.
For those who are heterosexual and choose to be with men, please do think this action is feminist. It’s not. I’m of the mind that any sexual interaction with the male sex class is implicit encouragement for the continued oppression of women. This is radical, I’m aware. But women as a class cannot consent under a patriarchy. Individually, women can only make informed consent, which is like saying, ‘I know he could beat me, rape me, or kill me, and statistically speaking it’s likely he’ll do one of the three, but I want to be with him anyway.’ That’s fine for you. It’s not fine for everyone else. It’s not fine for our next generation of girls who need to see women standing alone and women standing with women.
Heterosexuality is not feminist. It’s a method of keeping women unnecessarily bound to men to provide sex, free labour, and children to be indoctrinated into more of the same.
Holy fucking US centricism batman.
Something I’ve been noticing about them lately is they don’t seem to realise American culture is actually a distinct thing. They’ll talk about ‘black culture’ or ‘white culture’, when in fact they mean ‘black/white American culture’. For instance, they describe AAVE as ‘black language’, even though the vast majority of the world’s black people don’t use it. They describe miracle whip and wonder bread as ‘white food’, even though neither of those things are available anywhere outside North America. The ‘American’ qualifier is always left off.
They do similar things with politics. They’ll lump other continents in with America in contexts where doing so makes no sense. For instance, the numerous posts suggesting Europeans and Americans experienced the world wars in the same way. Likewise, if you mention Chinese people, Irish people, or Indian people, their minds will jump straight to the Chinese/Irish/Indian diaspora in the USA, as opposed to China, Ireland or India. I’ve seen this logic go the the extreme where Japanese people in Japan were described as ‘struggling to hold on to their endangered culture’.
There’s also a big problem where they’ll refuse to accept that situations are different in different parts of the world. American standards are a universal barometer which everything has to match up to. If a word is offensive/correct in the USA, it is assumed to be offensive/correct everywhere. If a group are accepted in the USA, any persecution they face in other parts of the world will be brushed off as irrelevant.Now, my country is more similar to the USA than most others. It would still take me ten hours to write a list of American theories, stereotypes, problems, tropes, terms and jokes that don’t apply here. God knows how little of what Tumblr social justice say must apply to for instance, Nepal or Ethiopia.
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I’M GOING TO CRY
NO. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.
FUCK THIS TRANSMISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT.
IF SOMEONE DOESN’T WANT TO BE CALLED A DUDE, YOU DO NOT CALL THEM A DUDE.
take ur ass out
[muafuckin brain aneurysm]
dude, calm down.
*flips over and pounds fists on the ground, screaming*
i have the same reaction when people call me “buddy”
IM NOT YOUR BUDDY, GUY!!!
If anyone has a problem being called “dude”, never talk to me ever. As far as I’m concerned, it’s gender neutral.
Reblogging again for the last comment.
Seriously if you have any issue with being called “dude” get over yourself.
WAIT A FUCKING MINUTE.
Did EVERYONE in this goddamn thread honestly miss that this was a fucking Good Burger reference?
I DON’T WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE.
Chill out, dudes.
#i hope this animal eats each one of you
GOD JUST LOOK AT THE DUDE ON THE LEFT WITH HIS FUCKING ~ORIENTAL~ BUTTON UP AND POMPADOUR
I WANT TO CURBSTOMP HIM
wait isnt this from a tv show
like i havent watched it but im 90 percent sure its from one
its from trailer park boys lmfao
this is like the 800th time tumblr has zealously denounced something taken from a mockumentary/satire
congratulations tumblr you got mad at a canadian sitcom