I’m completely out of sympathy for straight white nerdy dudes who are frustrated that they can’t get laid and act like this is the most difficult and critical social issue of our time. And I have zero patience for their demands that women in general, and feminism in particular, take on solving their “nerd dudes lack of sex” problem their a primary objective. I just don’t give a shit about their plight, frankly. I really don’t.
the reason why so many people are reacting to that picture of Banksy is that banksy purposefully used the anonymity gimmick to make him seem more anti-establishment, this lead to many people believing and supporting him because they assumed he could have represented people of color or women. Where as he could have easily just said that he was a white dude who supported poc struggles, he indulged in the fantasy that he could be “anybody”.
and when it turns out he’s part of the establishment and has been using his disguise to mask the voices of people of color by painting over their tagging and using their image to make broad statements, of course they’re going to be disgusted, ESPECIALLY now that he’s using commercial icons to profit off of which is pretty much the definition of capitalism.
settle down white boys ur not as oppressed as you think you are just because people get upset when you turn out to be culturally appropriating lime-lighters. Like, “oh no just goes to show you tumblr has a problem with white guys with an education” uh… well of all the bad things to happen to white guys with an education you all should just be happy it’s confined to just a bunch of teenagers going “lmao, you look like my dad” at them and not arrests, death and obscurity.
like listen folks, I’m just someone who blogs about snes games and comics and I randomly decided to upload a picture I found of banksy because I thought it was a bit absurd that he looks like everyone’s dad, not my fault so many people thought to reblog it, I don’t have a ton of followers who reblog everything I do to make this happen, they just all felt some kind of sense of betrayl that the fine arts world has once again favoured the voice of a nerdy white dude over the millions of poc and women who have been saying the same thing for years.
you know its really sad because when i was younger i really looked up to joss whedon because he created some of my favorite stories and characters that shaped the person i grew up to be and now, almost ironically, as an adult i’ve grown to realize that he’s nothing but a typical nerdy white dude who thinks hes the second coming of jesus and is stuck writing the same stories/tropes over and over and spewing NiceGuy bullshit while trying to suck his own dick
I love my German professor so much she’s like 22 and has a half shaved head and a nose ring, and like 80% of my German class is these boring fuck boys and… anyway, today we were talking about East Germany vs west Germany and the fall of the Berlin Wall and how obviously berlin’s experiment w communism wasn’t successful, and these pasty nerdy white dudes are like “FUCK communism! god bless America! USA! usa! usa!” and then one of them was like “do you know what they had in west Germany? FREEDOM!” I was sooo annoyed, but my professor straight up called him out! she was like “uh actually no, what they had was CAPITALISM!” like… damn… u tell em… it’s impossible to be truly free under capitalism… auf Wiedersehen!