[Image is an illustrated comic titled, “People Tumblr thinks don’t exist.” Each panel is a person speaking about a group they are part of.
First panel: ”I’m black but I don’t think I’m really oppressed. There are difficulties and prejudice but ‘oppression’ is a too strong word for it.”
Second panel: ”I don’t find the word ‘faggot’ offensive unless it’s used in an offensive way. Like. Whatever, faggots.”
Third panel: ”I don’t want trans to be popular. I don’t want it to be romanticized. My family and friends see it and leave it to me. I just want to live my life like a guy I am.”
Fourth panel: ”I experience body dysphoria but also being pleased with my sex. I am what you could call a genderfluid I guess? Being genderfluid isn’t about identity or gender roles. I find that cute pronouns and claiming this label without dysphoria trivialize my issues.”
Fifth panel: ”I don’t care about people wearing bindi!”
Sixth panel: ”I don’t understand how dreads are ‘cultural appropriation’? It’s just hairstyle, bro.”
Seventh panel: ”I don’t think men are rapists or that they only want to hurt women. Just like women, they face difficulties and prejudice too.”
Eighth panel: ”I don’t think cis people are terrible monsters and oppressors or that they offend me by crossdressing. You shouldn’t bully them for being cis. That’s fucked up.”]
How long until the 15 year olds take over this post with their garbage
It’s only natural, when you see a pile of garbage you’re going to assume it’s ok to put more on there
Seriously though, Tumblr is not a single person, and has varying views on things
And more importantly, just because one member of a minority agrees with you on an issue doesn’t make it ok to ignore everyone else who doesn’t
It’s not that these people don’t exist, it’s that they’re objectively wrong \o/
It’s not objectively wrong, none of the points presented here are objectively wrong. People disagree with them, but that doesn’t fucking make them wrong.
Opinions like these are hurting no one, and having a different opinion to yours makes them goddamn human. Transgendered individuals who stand up for cisgendered people receiving death threats are not “fake” or “not real” transgendered people. Autistic individuals who want a cure aren’t traitors. African Americans who don’t mind white people in dreads do not having internalized racism.
Stop fucking attacking people who disagree with you. If their opinion hurts no one, and doesn’t actively hinder your movement, then don’t make it a big deal. If their opinion delegitimizes you, stand up for yourself. If they obstinately stand between you and your rights, push past them and keep on going. You don’t have to take offense to everyone who doesn’t share your goals and sentiment.
Let people be people, okay?
the issue here is that people who have these opinions are heralded by the privileged as the “correct” people, and everybody who DOES find the f-slur offensive/dreads and bindi appropriative/new pronouns good/cis people dangerous/men potential threats are immediately perceived as “too radical” or just nonsensical by privileged people
these opinions actively discourage privileged people from unpacking their privilege and seeing how their behaviour impacts society; these opinions, while not necessarily wrong, are often taken by privileged people as a license to do and say things that other people DO find offensive
nobodys “attacking” people who believe the points in this post, the post is being attacked because it amounts to “people who think these opinions are wrong need to calm down and stop being silly and annoying because some people dont think theres all that much to kick up a fuss about”
this entire post invalidates people who take a more vocal stance against microaggressions and point out oppressive behaviours
this entire post makes it more ok for privileged people to use slurs and appropriate cultures, because there are some people who think its ok for them to do so, and it makes it that much easier for privileged people to ignore other oppressed people who tell them that what theyre doing is wrong and offensive
this post is a gross oversimplification; marginalized people are not a hivemind and just because one person does not have a problem with something does not mean its ok to do it. one queer person not minding the f-slur doesnt make it any less of a pejorative
opinions like these hurt oppressed people by excusing the privileged of their bad behaviour. not everybody has to be vocal about oppression issues, but you dont get to take these opinions as law and ignore everybody else who thinks these things are wrong
also, “let people be people” smacks of egalitarianism and a desire to sweep oppression under the rug because examining your privilege and bigotry makes you uncomfortable. how about we “let people be people” by stopping oppressive behaviours instead of saying “well my one black friend doesnt mind me saying the n-word, so i dont understand why youre so upset about it if he said its ok and hes black too!”
(also: its trans/cisgender, no -ed, autism is not a disease and therefore does not have or need a cure, and no white culture has ever had dreadlocs because our hair isnt textured that way and doesnt work that way, so its an exclusively black culture thing that white people should not be doing. our hair does not do that and does not look good when we do that and rastafarianism, the religion/culture traditionally associated with dreads, is also an anti-white supremacy movement, not just some groovy pro-weed shit for edgy white teens to be into because they think bob marley is kinda cool)
Not too mention that a few of these posts are trying to invalidate legitimate identities and create an identity hierarchy.
One person is not “more trans” than another because they experience body dysphoria. When you say that you think cute pronouns trivialize your issue, you’re trivializing someone else’s dysphoria. And who are you to say that an identity requires dysphoria or even try to claim that someone else doesn’t experience that?
Most of these just show blatant misunderstanding (as well as a lack of effort to understand) for what issues are actually being called out. We’re not offended by someone crossdressing. The complaints about most of the crossdressing in pop-culture is typically from, as an example, cross-dressed men playing a transgender woman.
I’ve seen this post on my dash too many times today without commentary. Presenting these perspectives as they are is incredibly problematic.
How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.
Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.
So here’s how to use it:
1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:
“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”
2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.
3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.
4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.
5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!
this is a very practical use of social media.
if you translate yin and yang to english it comes out as swag and class
i’ve stopped trash talking comic sans after learning the font is actually one of the only dyslexia-friendly fonts that come standard with most computers and i advocate for others doing the same
“why are you wearing a hoodie it’s 90 degrees out” umm maybe because i’m hardcore? wtf
yOU’RE not a reAL GAMER unless youve consumed thREE WHOLE XBOXES
every time I see this it gets reblogged
Sigur Rós cover The Rains of Castamere for Season 4 of HBO’s Game Of ThronesAnd so he spoke, and so he spoke,
that Lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o’er his hall,
with no one there to hear.
Yes now the rains weep o’er his hall,
and not a soul to hear.