Reminder that not only is making fun of privileged people okay because it doesn’t hurt them as a whole or have any big negative impact on their lives like making fun of marginalized people does,
but it is actually a form of fighting oppression to make fun of privileged people. Reminding them they’re not superior, that our existence isn’t any more of a joke than theirs,
and that if anything they’re actually more joke worthy and there’s better material against them because jokes about them are actually based off of widespread beliefs and attitudes that people have had to deal with their whole lives while jokes about marginalized people are non-sense that rely entirely on the bigotry of the audience in order to be funny.
So basically if you think it’s wrong to make fun of privileged groups, then you probably support oppression and are a bigot.
An excerpt scanned from off of a religious right-wing/Christian
When I read this part all I could think was:
“For millennia, men have been controlling, abusing, and
raping women, waging widespread warfare and mass killings, confining women to
the home and limiting female potential, and causing women’s dependency on men.
For millennia, men have been devaluing and exploiting women domestically and
reproductively, erasing or devaluing the significance of female foragers and ultra-glorifying
Man The Hunter, erasing women from history and privileging a male-centered
narrative of human history.
Men controlled and dominated the job market,
keeping women from high paying and high value jobs, keeping women from the job
training and education they’d need to work in fields/occupations that men were
privileged to dominate. Men harassed women out of their jobs, passed women over
for promotions, paid women less than the men for work of equivalent value, and
sometimes wouldn’t hire women at all.
Men used “science”, religion, and
philosophy for hundreds or thousands of years to justify male domination over women and
women not having voting rights, property rights, and other legal protections. Men’s
exploiting and devaluing of women’s contributions and labor, of suppressing
women’s potential, and building off of women’s backs helped propel males
through their childhoods, their educations, their careers, and their lives.
Now, this model is rightfully mocked. Two-income families
are the norm, with neither husband nor wife fulfilling their historic
oppressive role. …”
I HATED to see Tyranny and Osvaldo weren’t a perfect match! (STILL BITTER) They were the cutest couple ever. But my overall favorite moment in this episode is where Osvaldo was HURT/ANGRY/DISAPPOINTED AF and punching the bag/about to cry, and Eddie just grabs him and HUGS him. Like a genuine HUG.
TWO GROWN ASS MEN. MEN OF COLOR WHILE WE’RE AT IT.
FRIENDS. SHOWING EMOTION. BEING VULNERABLE.
HUGGING. ONE CRYING ON THE OTHER’S SHOULDER.
OTHER GUYS GATHERING AROUND THEM IN SUPPORT.
THE PUREST THING I’VE EVER SEEN ON MTV.
I can’t even say how touching this moment was. I was already crying about Tyvaldo, but this moment DID IT for me.
If you claim to be a feminist, claim to be for equal rights and support equality and all that warm fuzzy shit, and you think that saying “kill all men” is okay, let me tell you why you are a shitty person.
When you say “kill all men”, you’re saying:
•kill all trans men
•kill all queer men
•kill all black men
•kill all native men
•kill all brown men
•kill all Asian men
•kill all neurodivergent men
•and many, many more.
and what if this actually happened, you might ask? All the men in the world simultaneously dropping dead? Children without their dad? Mothers without their sons? Sisters without their brothers? People’s fathers, brothers, uncles, cousins, friends, husbands, partners, lovers just dying? How can you support that? Why would you WANT to support that?
“Kill all men” isn’t progressive. It isn’t helping. It’s taking a step backwards. A step back towards hate. Please, PLEASE think before you speak.