If your primary thought after hearing of a woman being physically abused by her partner is to insist on playing devil’s advocate or justify the situation by stating it must have been the result of provocation, you’re a misogynist.
Published 19/10/14 at 5:30PM (10 hours ago)
if you get angry at mentally ill people saying that their sexuality/gender is influenced/affected/caused by their illness, you might want to consider the fact that you are disgusting and ableist
Published 18/10/14 at 5:30PM (1 day ago)
Women of the KKK, 1923.
No one can honestly tell me that this isn’t something that looks like it is straight out of the demonic mind of a scary movie producer. Sadly, it’s not. This is a real photograph taken of the female KKK members in 1923 ( just incase you thought white women were innocent ). As I stare at this picture my heart mourns for every strong POC, no not just those of African diaspora because we all know the KKK despises all us POC, they lived during the arguably the worst time for POC in America. They had no laws that could protect them or even had the chance to defend themselves in court like what we are rightfully and deservingly given today. Take a moment to pray (whatever your religion) for the souls of those affected by pre desegregation. Take a moment to thank those who lost their sons, daughters, Etc in the fight to be able to walk outside in broad daylight and not get lynched. Will racism ever end? I don’t know, but what I do know is that no one should have to put up with it as an every day nightmare. No matter what your ethnicity is we MUST stick together, for together we are strong. I dream of a day these people may never hurt our children.
- Susie the Moderator
this shit looks like american horror story
it was the black american horror story
My alma mater, Smith College, had a chapter of the KKK until the 1930s, thought we generally pretend it wasn’t the case. The myth of white female innocence with regards to systemic racial oppression is so pervasive it’s ridiculous.
white women are not and have never been passive victims of the white supremacist patriarchy, they are active enforcers of racial oppression as means of holding shared privilege with their white male counterparts
What I been saying tho.
Thank you! White women might be worse for WoC than white men. They have always been very clear about where they stand.
women play a huge role in maintaining white supremacy esp in orgs like kkk. they are to birth the next generation of white supremacists. that is a position of status and power. so much about reproductive choice, health “justice” that white sexologist refuse to engage. are we surprised laws were created to protect them over all other women, to this day, in the US? the book women of the klan gives some deeper insight if interested.
you can participate in white supremacy regardless of your gender
Published 17/10/14 at 5:30PM (2 days ago)
While the above statement seems to be the battle cry of the bigot, it’s ever so convenient that they overlook everything that lead up to them making this statement.
On paper, this comment seems reasonable. The problem with this comment is that, because of what came before it, not only is not reasonable, it’s down right ignorant entitlement. Take this site for instance. We see this statement or something very close to it on a daily basis. Even when people calling themselves “Anti-SJ” talk about why the evil Sjs are so gosh darned awful, you’ll see them make some reference of them being big ole meanies and never taking the time to educate people. It usually goes something like this, “You’ll get more people on your side if you calmly explain and educate, than if you yell and scream at them.”
Again, on paper, that almost sounds reasonable. Except what they claim is happening and what is actually happening are two very different things.
The way they see it:
- I was just asking an innocent question and they blew up at me.
What actually happens:
- So-and-so wrote a post talking about their own experiences and you came in to tell them that they were lying and wrong about everything they said.
See, this isn’t a case of someone who is wanting to learn more, to grow or to understand. This is a ploy bigots use to play the victim. Think about it. When you see the claim that if someone would just “Calmly educate me” does it come after someone has made a post asking a question or does it come after someone has jumped into someone else’s post to say they didn’t believe what the person was saying? If it’s the latter, you don’t deserve kindness, education or any more time than the original poster was willing to give.
Then there’s the “Just because I didn’t know about something doesn’t mean that I am an asshole. Why don’t you educate me instead of screaming.”
Again, on paper, this seems like a reasonable thought, right? Here’s why it’s not. You see, when this statement is being made, it’s not a case of someone simply “Not knowing” something. It is a case of someone adding their own UNEDUCATED opinion and then being told off for entering a conversation when they had no real understanding of it’s topic.
This is what I see happen each and every day on this site:
- Person A: Writes a post.
- Person B: Reblogs said post with comments about how wrong the contents of the post are.
- Person A: argues but then tells Person B to go look it up to see why they are wrong.
What’s happening here is that Person B FIRST accused Person A’s post of being full of lies and THEN demands an education. If you are going to talk about what is or isn’t correct, you should KNOW what is or isn’t correct. That is why people don’t want to “Educate” you. Person B is not a victim. They are instead, an entitled fool who speaks on things they know nothing about, insults the person who first wrote a post and then plays the victim when Person A doesn’t want to sit down and hold their hand while they walk through the magical land of Google search.
Your chosen ignorance is yours to correct. Yes, the ignorance IS chosen when you first speak and THEN (Claim you) want to learn. It needs to happen the other way around.
This is why you see so many people chalk bigotry up to a “disagreement.” To people like them, it is a disagreement. Racism (or any other bigoted topic) is a disagreement. They are SURE that they know better than the person who wrote something about racism and when they say you don’t, you demand an education on why. If you are going to say someone is wrong, you should KNOW why it’s wrong. You don’t get to say it and then say, okay then teach me.
This is usually the point where someone will say, “You made a claim and now the onus is on you to prove it.” Were this a scientific endevour, I would agree with this statement 100%. The question is, how do you “Prove” that something happened to you personally? See, that is where they’ve found their loop holes. It’s a trick. I can tell you about something that happened to me but how can I ever “Prove” it? Especially if the story involves a conversation. How can one “Prove” a conversation, a feeling or reaction without film or audio?
The reality is, the onus of YOUR education is on YOU. Period.
THIS is the problem. Those that get asked for “Proof” and “Evidence” are typically those of the same minority group. Those that demand “Evidence” aren’t demanding it from everyone. No, they demand it from people who aren’t like them. It’s not every claim that they demand proof of. It’s claims that come from certain TYPES of people.
Really pay attention to who is demanding proof, what they demand proof of and why they aren’t demanding it from people who (Surprise! Surprise!) are more physically like them?
Published 16/10/14 at 5:30PM (3 days ago)
"tumblr hates recovery" aka "i have identified one space in the world that isn’t overwhelmingly hostile towards people with mental illnesses, one space where people have respite from being told they are lazy, they’re broken, they aren’t trying hard enough, and i can’t stand it. i can’t stand the idea that disabled people might think for even a second that just surviving is good enough, that the level they function at naturally is acceptable and deserves accommodation"
Published 15/10/14 at 5:30PM (4 days ago)
Published 14/10/14 at 5:30PM (5 days ago)
*straight white person voice* ok so you guys preach about wanting equality but whenever i wanna say the n word or think being gay is an abomination then it’s suddenly it’s ok to hate me? this is why racism and homophobia still exist
Published 13/10/14 at 5:30PM (6 days ago)
Half of the women I spoke to said , would he admit that’s he’s bit of a sexist, misogynistic — he sees women only in sexual terms? (x)
Published 13/10/14 at 12:38PM (6 days ago)
how is that homophobic? i have gay friends and support them all the way, but i don't believe in gay marriage.
your gay friends are all talking shit behind your back 100%
Yeah, you support them all the way.. We’ll most of the way.. We’ll some of the way.. Clearly not as far as marriage.. Cause marriage ain’t for gays.. Or something
You hear so many of these people say, “I have a lot of gay friends but don’t believe in same sex marriage”, but you never hear gay people say “I’ve lots of friends who think it should be illegal for me to marry the person I love”.
So, here’s a PSA for everyone who is against marriage equality, but thinks they have gay friends. You probably don’t. What you have are gay acquaintances who have learned to quietly put up with your bullshit because it’s the path of least resistance and they just don’t have the energy to “My Fair Lady” your ass into being a decent human being.
Published 12/10/14 at 7:43PM (1 week ago)
The new theme is live!
I am still working on small things to fix on the side, but for the most part, everything is functional and minimally buggy. The only glaring mistake I couldn’t really fix is the occasional sidebar clearing down to the bottom of the page on the page permalink. This is mostly due to photosets somehow “clearing” the sidebars despite me doing everything possible to fix the problem.
The theme features:
- Theme duality and text resizing, plus cookies to save your settings to your browser!
- Sidebars looking too clunky? Hide them! The arrows you see when you hover on either one will make them disappear.
- Tags still at the top of the post!
- GIFs now must be clicked on to see moving.
Soon to come:
- Filterable FAQ (oyyyyy)
- I currently can’t get the gifs to resize to fit the parent containers. Ignore that, please, I’m still working on that!
(I don’t know how long it will take to correct the theme, since I actually had my adderall stolen from me sometime recently. So stay tuned.)
Published 12/10/14 at 6:42PM (1 week ago)