privileged planet

Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.
—  Oliver Sacks (a professor of neurology at the New York University School of Medicine, and the author of many books, including “Awakenings” and “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.”)
Daily Thoughts

That feel when people tell you that liberal feminists are amateurs, while radical feminists are the ones who understand and can explain the “gender hierarchy” right; you go to a radfem platform, and the first thing you see is an article about how bad, unfair, and oppressive it is that transwomen are allowed to compete in worldwide sports championships.

<<<!!!Bitch!!!>>>,

if worldwide sport event rules are anywhere, ANYWHERE within your priorities and concerns, you’re probably within the 1% of the !!!most privileged people on the planet!!!

Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating, we need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters or the big corporations but who speak for all of humanity for the indigenous people of the world. For the billions & billions of under privileged people who will be most affected by this. For our children’s children and for those people out there who’s voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. I thank you all for this amazing award tonight, let us not take this planet for granted I do not take tonight for granted. Thank you so very much.
—  Leonardo Dicaprio, Oscar Win Speech (Words on Climate Change)

one time my friends and I were sitting on a beach at 1AM having an existential crisis about space and aliens and at one point the three of us were just laying on the sand staring at the sky and it was really quiet bc we were all really self aware and I just whispered “I’m just glad I landed on the same planet as taylor swift” and that about sums me up

anonymous asked:

Might I ask your opinion on the recent drama surrounding Markiplier and his unwillingness to address his past transphobia?

All I know about Mark’s alleged transphobia is in regards to his makeup challenge video and I don’t really see what he did wrong. Now I’m fully aware of the potential issues surrounding that video; namely its potential to perpetuate the idea that a “man” in makeup is something to be laughed at but… I’m not seeing it. The only jokes Mark makes in the video are about how the shoddy application of the makeup looks funny.

But perhaps that’s all irrelevant and the fact that a small percentage of his audience took away that the humour of the situation came from him simply wearing makeup is what makes him indirectly transphobic. I’ve been outspoken about intent vs outcome before but even after diving deep into the comments I didn’t get that impression either. Hell, for YouTube commenters its almost unnervingly civil.

Now I get that I’m literally one of the most privileged people on the planet so I have almost zero authority to define oppression but hey, you asked. Personally, from this one video, I think you could just as easily argue that Mark is ableist - given that he jokes about how hard it is to apply makeup with only one arm.

- Tom

I REALLY FUCKING HATE IT WHEN MISGUIDED IGNORANT WHITE BOYS THINK THAT FEMINISM ISN’T FUCKING NECESSARY
WELL MATE I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO TELL YOU OTHER THAN YOU ARE LITERALLY THE MOST PRIVILEGED PEOPLES ON THE PLANET AND LITERALLY HOW THE FUCK WOULD YOU EVEN FUCKING KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT
YOU HAVE NOT FACED DISCRIMINATION A DAY IN YOUR LOFE BECAUSE YOU ARE THE CREAM OF THE CROP AS FAR AS THE MODERN WORLD IS APPARENTLY CONCERNED
SO LITERALLY TAKE YOUR FUCKING RIDICULOUS OPINIONS AND SHOVE THEM RIGHT BACK UP YOUR ASSHOLE WHERE THEY CAME FROM

  • my name is harrison and im 19
  • im a communist
  • im a white, cis, heterosexual, upper-middle-class, moderately attractive, american man which makes me one of the most privileged people on the planet so if u see me talking over oppressed groups just let me know and ill stop