bc conservatives

Guys. My school is having spirit week to celebrate homecoming. And this is Friday’s theme. I’m pretty sure someone on student council is A) an ace person with a devastating sense of humor or B) a person who does not have tumblr. lol. #subtleacepride y’all.

~Arianna

you ever talk to someone super right wing and actually want to find a way to shower your brain to remove the memory of the conversation

I know this episode will generate a lot of discussion and I don’t really want to or have a right to take part of it (not only am I not a person of color, I don’t even have any perspective on what it’s like to have a severely homophobic conservative relative bc…they don’t exist in my family). 

but honestly, it is still really weird and incredible to me to see a show so blatantly commenting on some of this stuff- like not just through metaphor, but the part where Andy got mad about Rose and Greg not being married…like I can’t even imagine seeing that blatantly come up in cartoon when I was a kid? Much less the response be so obviously OKAY YOU LIKE GAY MARRIAGE THEN??? HOW ABOUT A POLY LESBIAN COMMUNE?

As shitty as things are right now, it does make me a little happier to know these things are being discussed more openly, and normalized for kids.

In 2015, being a girl can still be a hurdle, but you can choose to do something other than jumping over it. No one can stop you from walking around it. No one has ever stopped me from knocking it down every single time someone tries to stand it back up in front of me. I’ve got places to go, and they’re more important than a misogynistic child trying to make me play some game.
—  An excerpt of something I started writing today (January 16, 2015) that was originally supposed to be a 30-60 second speech I was writing for my English class about who I am and what I believe, that turned into a messy 2-page feminist rant with all sorts of symbolism that I didn’t know where I was going with. I liked pieces of it, though, so here’s one.

anonymous asked:

I would also like to add that a lot of western fans seem to forget that they are Korean boys born and brought up in Korea. Yes Korea is pretty liberal but it's still conservative in comparison to say North American countries, and I feel like assuming every country has the same culture and societal norms as your own is kind of insensitive. Also, just because they've reached a certain age it doesn't mean that they have to have dated or had sex or something. Not everyone is the same and that's okay

this is also something i wanted to bring up. typically those in korea have sexual experiences later than if they lived in another culture simply bc its so conservative and they grow up with different societal norms. im not stereotyping, im just stating statistics. and on top of that, bts is much busier than the average korean and dont have time for themselves. idk, i dont want to get into this discussion again bc it took up most of my time yesterday and ive stated my opinion on it. but i do agree with this anon ^^^

i feel weird bc i feel like my political views are way more radical than most ppl i know but i honestly haven’t read up that much so i have like very little academic knowledge to back myself up lol……all of my political views r like from my life experiences and listening to other ppl talk about their life experiences and reading stuff online and learning about communism in 10th grade………which is why i don’t get ppl who are super conservative tbh bc i feel like just being a person with feelings and empathy is enough to make u a lefty in this world

unpopular opinion

i agree that women should be able to wear whatever they want without the fear of being raped or anything, but in this day and age, there is still danger and sometimes it IS associated with what we are wearing. i know its extremely unfair but right now i personally think its not smart to walk alone at night wearing something totally revealing. its not fair for us, but its not smart. is it WRONG for mothers to tell their children to dress in more conservative clothing bc they’re worried for their childrens safety??

the ppl in that thetriggering hashtag are trying so hard to be edgy and controversial but they obviously donbt know what a trigger is so theyre just spewing dumb shit everywhere like laura here who thinks her entire existence is a trigger bc shes a conservative christian stay at home mom cant wait for this tag to be on the new south park

*me thinking about how gay I am*: 😎
*Me thinking about how i have to stay in the closet at work bc probably half these conservative parents wouldn’t want someone who is gay to work with their kids*: 🚮

shoutout to catholic school kids and kids who grew up in super religious or conservative families 

bc its really emotionally damaging to be told certain people are going to hell and then growing up to be one of those certain people

bc being taught that women should serve man screws up your perception of social structures

bc labeling worth based on purity messes up your thoughts about yourself

bc learning through a conservative filter puts huge gaps in your education that you dont discover until later and have to struggle to correct

your suffering is valid, you can still be a good person regardless of what you were taught, and things really do get better.

a lot of people seem to think that “terfs” talk about sex-based socialization bc we are deluded conservatives trying to pass it off as radical when we say penises love sports and vulvas like to do laundry but like thats missing the point so dramatically

the reason radfems want to name sex-based socialization is because it is NECESSARY to raise consciousness of a harmful pattern before you can deconstruct it, which is the goal (hence “gender abolitionist”). nobody is saying that someone dmab is not capable of being a gentle person who does not feel sexually entitled to women (or whatever other aspect of sex-based socialization we are discussing). we are saying that every social environment they spend all their time in (at least pre-transition) is specifically designed to make that outcome less common.than for someone who is the same in every way (ie, wrt to other forms of oppression/trauma/formative experiences that absolutely do also affect personal development) but dfab

does that mean that we think sex-based socialization represents an immutable destiny? not at all. it makes certain outcomes more likely for entire populations, but obviously a ton of outliers do exist, and also people can actively start processing their experiences with it, and from there, work towards not perpetuating its effects in their life and in the lives of others

nobody is saying that we WANT male socialization to turn out a much higher than necessary rate of evil sadists, nobody is saying we WANT female socialization to turn out a much higher than necessary rate of traumatized women

we specifically want those things to stop! thats why we are talking about them!  we are not strengthening sex-based oppression when we name ourselves as its victims, we are performing a necessary step towards dismantling it.