Friendly reminder that heterophobia/misandry/reverse racism will never have the same power as its counterparts.
And if you are ignorant enough to believe it does then you completely erase and ignore the centuries of suffering, genocide, and prejudice oppressed groups had and are still dealing with.
Because hurt feelings (genuine or not) =/= institutionalized oppression
Causal reminder that Cece McDonald is still in prison for defending herself against a neo-Nazi who would have killed her if she hadn't fought back.
Casual reminder that women
and Queer people
and ESPECIALLY POC
who defend themselves against oppressive violence will always be punished in the extreme for doing so.
Because oppressed people aren’t supposed to fight back.
Because the people in charge get scared as fuck when oppressed people fight back.
Because there are more of us than there is of them.
“I do feel sorry for these boys. And not only because they will be put in cages that will not make them any better. I also feel sorry that two 16-year-olds are capable of the things these boys have been found guilty of doing. That makes me deeply, deeply sad. That we have created a world in which, at just 16 years old, and even younger, boys can already hate girls this much. That they can already dehumanize and degrade them. That misogyny is so insidious and so effective as to make 16-year-old boys incapable of respecting this girl, of seeing her as a human being with the right to make her own choices, even when drunk, and the right to remain unviolated, even when passed out. I am sorry for these boys that, at 16, some of their humanity is already gone. The cruelty of kids is not new, and I guess it should not shock me, but this specifically gendered cruelty, at such extreme levels and at such a young age, is shocking to me. And I do feel very sorry for these boys. Just not as sorry as I feel for the girl they raped.”—Mia McKenzie, On Rape, Cages, and the Steubenville Verdict
Escape From the Oppression Olympics
Like most people, I have my pet theories about why tumblr is such a clusterfuck of identities and petty politics, and why so many people on tumblr engage in bizarre and reactionary behavior well past their teenage years. Even taking into account the Greater Internet Fuckward Theory, tumblr culture is of a very specific vein; the vilification of skepticism, the rejection of human empathy, the furious masturbation to textbook psychology issues to the point where you lose touch with the real world. The hydra has many heads; otherkins, transethnics, sapiosexuals, transtrenders, white knights, and social justice assholes from all walks of life, but at the heart of it is that one word that makes this damn website so infamous: privilege.