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Fox News says a plus-sized Disney Princess will “glorify and encourage obesity.”

"If you’re going to do a storyline with obesity, then you need to do Princess Diabetes, Princess Cancer, Princess Fertility Problems." 

-__- smfh

Cultural Appropriation? Let's fix this.

As white people, we find there are many things that we can’t do due to it being labelled as cultural appropriation. It’s only fair that other races do not appropriate our culture.

So here is a list of things that you, as a non-white person, can not do.

  1.  You can not speak English.
  2.  You can not use Western medicine.
  3.  You may not use the internet.
  4.  You may not listen to rock music.
  5.  You may not use the word ‘cracker’. It is not your word.
  6.  Do not use things invented by white people, i.e. computers, pianos, telephones, aircrafts, pencils, cameras, or the theatre.
  7.  You may not get drunk with beer.
  8.  You may not wear any clothing created by white people, as it is racist and appropriating.
  9.  You may not synthetically dye your hair.
  10.  Do not use slang created by our people.

Signed, Kei.

This is contemptible. Let me just summarize the Friedman jobs plan for those kids who start life without a multi-million dollar trust fund:

1) Start out at 18 with nothing.

2) Spend $150,000 on an education. Now you have negative net worth of about $50,000, in loans that can never, ever, ever be discharged.

3) Now take a few bucks out of your negative $50,000 net worth and toss it to Friedman’s daughter’s college roommate. If you’re lucky, you land an internship!

4) Next, you spend five years interning, for no pay, in New York City. Sure, you have no savings and no assets and no income and a mountain of debt. Oh, and you need to pay rent so you can show up showered and rested to that internship. You also need to buy food, a Metro card, and a professional wardrobe. You might possibly get sick, too, so maybe be lucky or buy some insurance. You also need to make payments on that mountain of debt that’s accruing interest….

Where are you going to be the money for any of this? Be creative!!!! American entrepreneurial spirit!!!! Buzz words!!!! Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!!!!

5) If none of that works, start your own business. You’ve got a rich dad, right? Not to mention that banks are just itching to hand out loans to indebted 27-year-olds with no job history apart from internships.

Just watch. Next week, Friedman is going to come at us with an article about how young people need to have $200,000 saved by age thirty to have a comfortable retirement.

Wait: Frozen is the coolest disney movie because it has strong female characters feminist views?….that’s kinda funny because all I saw was a pretty girl born into privilige and power run away from her problems but if your convinced she is a great role model for little girls then by all means

Race & Privilege in Monster High

Ok, so I wasn’t going to post this but this whole “forget about race” and people trying to ignore all of these important and critical race discussions about Monster High have really begun to piss me off and I am done being a good girl. Shit is about to get real

Why you ask? Because the thing that people in the Monster High tag don’t seem to realize is that by ignoring race and skin color and the privilege allotted to you by society you are being just as racist as a person who uses a racial slur outright. In fact, there is a term for this sort of racism - color blind racism.

By erasing a person’s skin color you are also erasing their identity, their culture, their history, and their issues.

Why the fuck is it so hard for people to admit that the majority of media can be problematic to society at large? NEWS FLASH — You can still enjoy things despite how problematic they are. What people need to do instead of just ignoring it is identify those problems, accept they exist, and educate themselves so maybe the next generation won’t turn out to be racist, privileged assholes like most of the people in the Monster High tag seem to be.

Because guess what? The mere fact that you have the option of ignoring or walking away from discussions about race is a privilege in itself. POC don’t GET to just not care about racism, to say that “race doesn’t affect them” or whatever other bullshit these ignorant people have been spewing these days.

So I recommend that the next time someone tries to point out a crucial flaw in something that deeply affects and defines people’s lives you sit the fuck down, shut the fuck up and listen for once instead of taking the defensive so quickly. You could actually fucking learn something for once.

Fuck all this bullshit about privilege.

Everyone goes through their own shit, it isn’t fair to stereotype people as a mass. Everyone has privileges, everyone has disadvantages.

Fucking deal with it

On privilige

I’ve been thinking a fair amount lately about privilige and discrimination, in particular as it relates to the concept of sexual privilige, and one of the things I’ve noticed is that there seems to be this viewpoint, especially in the LGB community - and I can’t tell if this is coming from a minority, but I suspect it is- that sexual privilige does not and cannot exist, because homosexuals and bisexuals suffer more from prejudice than asexuals. Leaving aside entirely the issue of whether, for the groups as a whole, that is true - although I suspect it may be (if you ignore the issues of how romantic orientation =/= sexual orientation, which is a whole other kettle of fish) - it brings up this attitude that if you are more priviliged overall than me, then I cannot have any privilige that you do not - which I think is extremely dangerous.

On average, a white woman may well be better off overall than a black man (I don’t know if this is true, I just chose this example off the top of my head), but if we look at that and ignore the fact that a white man will do better than either of them, we’re missing something fundamentally wrong with society. There’s no point with minority groups squabbling about who’s worse off when we should be asking how we can stop the fact that they’re in a minority being an issue in the first place. We shouldn’t be asking whether asexuals have any right to ally themselves with the LGBT movement, because we should already be working together to ask why it is that anything other than heterosexuality is percieved as wrong, and how we can change it.

You can be privileged by being white, male, heterosexual, cisgendered, not having learning difficulties, not being physically disabled… I’m not even going to try to list all of them. And I know I’m lucky, that I don’t have to suffer discrimination for having learning difficulties or a disability or belonging to an ethnic minority or identifying as trans*. And I don’t think I’ll ever really know what it’s like to be part of any of those groups.

But I can try to understand, and be supportive of people I know when they get sh*t for being who they are. Because I’m not saying I’m worse off than you. I’m saying that yes, my life is relatively easy, but that dosen’t mean I don’t have problems. I’m saying that I’m doing my best to understand your issues and I’d appreciate it if you’d do the same for me.