so why are often-white, often-western people incapable of sympathizing with certain tragic situations without declaring "we are all [insert name here]"?
apparently, angelina jolie wrote an essay entitled, “we all are malala” about how she told her kids about malala yousafzai and how education isn’t easily available to everyone around the world.
something she presumably forgot to mention to her kids is that malala’s situation and that of girls in swat and taliban-controlled areas generally is NOWHERE CLOSE to angelina’s life or her kids’ life. will pax and her other children ever face difficulties in going to school? did angelina at all? do they live under a constant threat of violence for something as simple as wanting to learn?
we are NOT all malala, just like we are NOT all troy davis, just like we are NOT all trayvon martin. THAT IS THE POINT. the point is that certain people face a level of oppression and inequality that others do not. we seriously can’t turn a situation of inequality into some colorblind “we’re all equal” bullshit WHEN THE POINT IS THAT THE SITUATION IS UNJUST AND UNEQUAL.
seriously, are some of y’all so desperate to pretend things are rosy that you’ll make a situation where we ought to be fiercely pointing out the inequality into another “we all go through the same struggles bc we all bleed red” BS?
because if so, then you are actively shitting on malala and troy and trayvon and countless other “causes” white westerners like to espouse. congratulations. you’re a terrible person.
“What I said last night should not be taken literally," Bryant said in a statement. "My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period. The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone." ”—
Kobe got caught on TV last night using a homophobic slur and this was his ‘excuse’
So why use a homophobic slur then Kobe?
On Your Birthday
On your birthday I write the date down a hundred times at work. I feel like shit for no reason. There’s something in the air but it’s probably just this oppressive Southern heat you ran away from.
On your birthday, it’s my boyfriend’s sister’s birthday too. She has a baby. She’s married to a Native American man with PTSD; they met in AA. He reminds me of you but he’s a lot nicer and probably doesn’t put bruises on his wife’s body because she said something the wrong way. It’s one of those coincidences I just shake my head at.
On your birthday I don’t eat breakfast; for lunch, I eat a chicken wrap and drink a huge cherry limeade from Sonic. At home I drink vodka, beer, red wine, and whiskey without getting drunk and I wonder if you were still legally sober, or just smoking pot and calling it sobriety. I wonder if you are drinking and if the girl you are with is used to the feeling of your hands around her neck. I wonder how long it will take her to leave you, if it will always have to be your idea that things are over.
On your birthday I wonder how many friends surround you because they don’t know you’ve raped three women when they were still girls. Would they still buy you presents and bake you a cake if they knew?
On your birthday, my birthday is exactly five months away, but I am years ahead of you. It’s been well over two years and I still haven’t found a good reason to talk to you.
On your birthday I don’t miss you at all, but wonder what creature you’ve turned outo be.
No way Dylan plays the guitar AND drums bE STILL MY HEART ANd he used to play piano oH MY GOD THE PIANO IS THE QUICKEST WAY TO MY HEART like I can't do this I can't handle this, as if that stupid life ruiner hadn't caused me enough heartache already HE HAS RUINED MY STANDARDS AND PERCEPTIONS OF GUYS, I MEAN, NO ONE SHALL EVER BE SUITABLE BUT HIM i'm just going to cry
He’s seriously got no mercy at all. None of them do. Posey with his dimples and his cuteness with animals and Hoechlin with his sex-incarnate face and body that do not at all match with his Boy Scout innocence and Dylan with his fucking everything.
I hate them all and believe they should be punished.
I was thinking of making a Post about Redd. So here it is.
Redd is terrible, They are by far the worst of everything on tumblr. Ignoring the argument that they’re not actually a ‘true’ WoC (I think that argument is maybe a bit silly, race is defined by a lot more than external appearance. In fact I once heard that you could be racist to a white person? It was written in the Dictionary though, and you know how biased that is!).
Let’s instead look at Redd’s rhetoric, or perhaps Redd’s lack of ability to argue like a regular person. This is where I unfurl my giant banner that says it’s NEVER okay to say that you want someone to die. It’s NEVER okay to insult someone’s appearance (i.e “Ugly white bitch”). If you feel the need to do some sort of ad hominem attack squad thing then maybe you shouldn’t be involved in anything remotely political, you could perhaps go into the lucrative business of writing playground insults for children?
Redd is an embarrassment to everyone involved, They brings Social Justice into the gutter and I sincerely hope that they either stops or she loses her considerable platform.