posts that are like ‘its okay to be white! its okay to be cis! its okay to be neurotypical! its okay to be apart of x privileged group!’ are Gross for the fact that

  • it takes the focus of real problems that people that are actively being hurt and oppressed by those groups and attempts to redirect the focus to people who don’t need it, at least not for those specific topics
  • those posts don’t tend to Ever mention anything about the fact that for w/e privileged groups ur in, it’s incredibly fucking important to analyze ur behaviors esp in regards to that, since ur def gonna be doing some problematic things and its really important to realize that, to listen to people in the oppressed groups, and to fix problematic behaviors
  • normally those posts are a direct result from people of the groups w privilege claiming that people on tumblr are being mean to them for the one and only fact of their privilege, not bc of any problematic things they’ve been doing or the way they prob have been hurting others (it generally doesn’t seem to be intentional, the hurting people, but it still happens and the fact u didn’t mean to doesn’t erase the fact u did)
  • u should be trying to help and to focus ur efforts a lot more on the oppressed, not the oppressors like holy heck the oppressors already get told my society that they’re great and ‘normal’ don’t try to tell me that bc someone on a website, when that oppressor could easily leave, is calling them out on shit is suddenly the end of the whole entire world for them

never shame people for not doing well in school

fuck, even if they’re failing every class and u think it’s just bc they’re lazy and dont want to do the work, dont fucking shame them for that and don’t sit there and tell them to just ‘try harder’

like u dont ever know for sure why someone is struggling, and it Hurts to have people assume that if u would just try a little more and put in a little more effort and energy u might not have, that everything would magically be better

the oppressed are completely justified in their hatred of their oppressors and if u seriously dont think so then take a second to imagine all the shit their oppressors are putting them through and then reevaluate ur problematic opinion

October 1st 2014. Happy birthday Michael Cast!