~*reverse sexism*~

anonymous asked:

Ok so, I'm not here to start drama, however I would like to say that prejudices and "isms" don't depend on the history of the group. You can be racist to white people, sexist to men and "phobic" of straight people. The history of the group doesn't play a part. We acknowledge the history so that we don't make the same mistakes but a group's history doesn't determine how offended they can be by certain things. If you demean anyone by their race/gender/sexuality or whatever else that's still wrong.

look im gonna have to disagree with you on all but the point that its wrong to demean anyone for anything but things like reverse racism and sexism simply dont exist bc theyr practices put in place by privileged majority groups in order to shame minorities and to remove their power. like. u can be a dick to anyone but reverse racism n such?? isnt a thing

Dear Tumblr:

You can appreciate an artists’ work, even if you don’t agree with their political views.

You can enjoy an entertainer’s content, even if you don’t agree with their political views.

You can enjoy an actor’s talent, even if you don’t agree with their political views.

You can enjoy a musical artist’s music, even if you don’t agree with their political views.

You can respect your elders/authorities, even if you don’t agree with their political views.

Last but not least, you can still be friends with someone, even if you don’t agree with their political views.

SJWs get offended by racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, etc. 

Anti-SJWs get offended by “reverse racism”, “reverse sexism”, “heterophobia”, “cisphobia” (things that aren’t real)

People love to claim that “SJWs” are easily offended by non-offensive shit, and that the things that “anti-SJWs” get offended by actually are offensive, but the only reason they think that is because they view actual bigotry as acceptable, while viewing “reverse bigotry" as a first-degree criminal offense.

If a white/cis/het/male/abled person is told to go out of their way to avoid offending a minority group, that’s seen as unacceptable. It’s called “censorship”, “death of free speech”, and “political correctness”. But minority groups are constantly forced to go out of their way to avoid offending white cishet men, and that’s seen as normal

Don’t you just love it when people say shit like this, then block you and run because they can’t handle the reply? Here it is anyway, sweet thing.

To anyone out there who agrees with this darling little bigot: BUCKLE UP KIDDOS, WE’RE GOING ON A WILD RIDE <3





As a serious side note, I never said that they were oppressed. I said that they suffered hate. Being a member of a majority group/not currently being “oppressed” does not make someone immune from recieving hatred just for the way that they are.

Men are calling reverse sexism on an all-women screening of ‘Wonder Woman’

  • In homage to DC Comic’s foremost female superhero, an Austin, Texas, movie theater is trying to recreate something of Paradise Island’s feminist utopia with two all-women Wonder Woman screenings.
  • But not if men have it their way.
  • Without delay or sense of irony — the men of the internet are kicking up a fuss about the theater’s women-only showings on its Facebook page. Read more (5/25/17)

People that’re cisphobic and proud:

People that’re heterophobic and proud:

People that’re racist against white people and proud:

People that’re misandric and proud:

Yeah, you’re not a “special little snowflake” for being these things. You aren’t changing the world from “fighting fire with fire,” you’re only being as ignorant and idiotic as transphobics, homophobics, misogynists, and racists, except even more gross and self-proclaimed.

Just a few unpopular opinions:

-BLM is racist

-White people are not privileged

-Men are not privileged

-There are 2 genders

-Misandry does exist

-You can be racist towards white people

There are 100 stores that all sell digital cameras. None of them sell film cameras.

Then, someone who prefers film cameras decides to fix that by opening a store that sells only film cameras. 

Some digital camera users decide that this is unfair, so they go into the film camera store and demand that they start selling digital cameras too. The owner of the film camera store explains that digital cameras can be bought at any of the other 100 stores, and that they’d be just fine without a 101st place to buy digital cameras. Meanwhile, the film camera users need this store, because without it they’d have nowhere to buy cameras.

Eventually, 3 of the digital camera stores start selling film cameras too. Digital camera users worry that this is evidence of a massive conspiracy to ban digital cameras.

This is what you sound like when you complain about reverse discrimination.

what i just don’t understand (and by that i mean “what i understand perfectly”) is why white men always complain when a woman and/or person of color is hired into a position they, too, were seeking. too often, it’s “ugh, affirmative action,” “ugh, reverse racism/sexism,” “ugh, they took my job.”
y'all… why did you assume it was “your job” to begin with? does it not cross your mind that maybe just maybe that other person was more qualified/better equipped/et cetera? or do you just assume that, because you’re white and a man, you’re automatically the best candidate? hmmmmmm…

Kendrick Lamar and causal misogynoir

Humble by Kendrick Lamar came out and black social media collectively lost they shit. 

Personally, I thought the song was underwhelming, but that is just me.

There are a couple of bars that people have been pointing out as causal misgynoir or blatant misogynoir.

I saw these tweets here on tumblr highlighting this.

So I guess, it compelled me to speak on Kendrick and by extension, conscious rappers’ misogyny.

I never got why Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have been heralded as women empowering because they are definitely not. It doesn’t excuse them, but I think in the “woke” community in general, people mistake anti-white supremacy with also being an advocate of feminism. And honestly, black men can speak from their experiences easily, and one would think they should be able to speak about oppression in general. But no, they can’t or it is wrong to assume that it is so easy to.

Kendrick’s first commercial album, Section.80, had two tracks that one could argue were women empowering or highlighting sexism(Tammy’s Song and Keisha’s Song). The issue with the songs that they either use the fear of women changing their sexual orientation in response of being with too many fuck niggas or subtly use a horrific tale of sex work gone wrong that somewhat reinforces rape culture and sex shaming under the guise of highlighting it without actually addressing the main contributors of instances like this. 

In summary, they are always from a male perspective which leads to open ended interpretations. To which, I guess that is okay because it is art and art does allow for some incomprehensible instances.

But the problem with these tracks is that they are so open-ended, they do not really penalize a wrong interpretation. I can go into Keisha’s Song and feel the remorse of how women in society are treated and sexualized by men. At the same time, any nigga can go into Keisha’s Song and get the perspective that Keisha should not have been selling her pussy. In fact, that seems to be the theme Kendrick was going for as the transition to HiiPower by Ab-Soul kind of asks the irrelevant question: “What if Keisha was celibate?”

So again, we have an instance of conflicting themes.

Good Kid, Maad City is a semi-autobiographical tale of a young Kendrick Lamar living in the gang and police infested streets of Compton. Good Kid, Maad City is probably my favorite project of his because 1. I love concept albums and 2. it’s rare when “conscious” rappers talk about their experiences with the police and racism. Rappers like Lupe Fiasco and Common like to talk about the concept of racism and white supremacy, but they usually divorce themselves from it. Tupac(mainly because his life is so fucking interesting) and NWA were some rappers who told their stories through song from personal experiences. In fact, Tupac was one of those artists that did both.

But as much as I love gkmc, it is as a concept is sexist because of one persistent character: Sherane. 

Sherane is the girlfriend of Kendrick Lamar during this tale. Her whole entire existence is to be a persistent antagonist to Kendrick’s “purity.” Sherane is the temptress that keeps getting Kendrick in trouble. Sherane is the corrupter. Sherane is the one who gets Kendrick beat up, ignoring that she also got jumped and beat up on with Kendrick. Sherane is the one who gives Kendrick a STD. Sherane, Sherane, Sherane.

Originally posted by allretrogifs

Kendrick does try to absolve some malice that he has towards her towards his crew who do get him to rob people and shit, but ultimately, he and by extension they are the ones who receive salvation and Sherane never does. Sherane is the characterized hood rat that keeps getting Kendrick in trouble.

Obviously, there are some parallels between Sherane and the mainstream interpretation of Eve, but that there lies the problem. Eve is seen as an accomplice of mankind and woman kind’s fall from paradise, instead of the provider of reason and life. Eve saved us from ignorance. The story of Adam and Eve can be interpreted as women being the first to have reason or the ability to reason. Eve is not a bad person.

Because Kendrick tacked on this character and made this biblical parallel that is sexist, there is also some sanctimonious thing Kendrick got going on. Kendrick is never at fault for anything he does ever. What is also peculiar with Kendrick as an artist is that unlike most conscious rappers, he is extremely personal with racism and black empowerment, but as soon as he speaks on women, he divorces himself from the topic and Lupe Fiascos it.

Kendrick’s most commercially and critically successful album, To Pimp A Butterfly. I love this album. Like, it is the embodiment of black power from a cis-heterosexual point of view. This shit is fire. You feel the anger and rage in Blacker The Berry save for those very problematic last two bars. You empathize with Kendrick’s struggle with depression with u. You fucking celebrate black resilience with i and Alright. You take pride in your blackness when you listen to Complexion and Wesley’s Theory. You contemplate materialism and politics with soulful tracks like How Much A Dollar Cost, Mortal Man, and Hood Politics.

This was the quintessential black album before Beyonce took that spot with Lemonade.

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I love this album. I really do. But again, it does have some shade of misogynoir and continues this trend with Kendrick who can’t seem to mention black women without colluding them with sex or their bodies. You can say complexion was the one song that he didn’t do this, but again, it is subtly a love song so it is still a problem.

And finally we have the Heart Part 4, and Kendrick’s debut single, “Humble” with the above bars about a woman’s ass with stretch marks. The issue here is not that Kendrick is celebrating positive images of a woman’s body. The issue here is that he sexualizes it.

Originally posted by northgang

There is a fine line between sexualizing a woman’s body and celebrating it. And male rapper’s fall for this line every fucking time women are brought up. They always relate to black women while mentioning how beautiful they are. It is always about their attractiveness. The only artists that I feel that succesful averted this in a song directed at black women was Tupac and Keep Ya Head Up and even that was just him bemoaning the accusations of rape that were levied against him(That is complicated). 

In fact, male rappers seem completely incapable of hiding their misogyny unless it comes to their mother and significant other. The only rapper that I know who speaks ill of both are Eminem and Angel Haze and the former is because he has this pseudo Fight Club white male rage thing going on and Haze dealt with a neglectful mother and lover.

This also stems from the fact that womanism and black femininity revolves around beauty and sexuality which contrasts white feminism which usually denounces it or internalizes the feeling, black womanism,because society tends to de-femininize them, are often criticized(unfairly) as being hyper-femme and materialistic, utterly devoid of anti-capitalist sentiment. And black men tend to see aesthetics as the main focus of womanism because it appeals to them and allows black men to continue to sexualize black women without actually addressing black patriarchy.

And don’t think I am forgetting rappers like Jermaine Cole who uses respectability politics in songs like No Role Modelz and homophobia in G.O.M.D. It is as Elexus says, we have to challenge our artists to do better. 

I am going to tag @reverseracism and @fightingmisogynoir because I kind of want to open this up to discussion to black women, and I as a relatively small tumblr blogger, do not have that clout to bring people in this discussion and I also have a dick so it is relatively patronizing of me to speak on shit without having any objections.

Collectivism is bigotry.

Genders do not act as a group. Cis people don’t act as a group. Trans people don’t act as a group. Men don’t act as a group. Women don’t act as a group.

Sexualities do not act as a group. Straight people don’t act as a group. Gay people don’t act as a group. Bisexual people don’t act as a group. Ace, etc.

Races do not act as a group. White people don’t act as a group. Black people don’t act as a group. There’s a lot of races, so I won’t list them all.

All of the groups I’ve listed are singular traits. Gender, sexuality, race… Your genetalia, your trans status, what you are sexually attracted to, your skin color.

How can any of these define individuals? Is it safe to judge entire groups if it condemns all innocent individuals? No. You fucking know better than this. It’s bigotry, it’s prejudice, it’s wrong. It’s sexism, homophobia, racism.

So why am I most likely to see every form of bigotry available on the most “progressive” blogging site? It’s because you’ve become obsessed with collectivism, grouping people who only share ONE trait that they don’t have the power to change. This is WRONG.

List of things that don't exist

• fatphobia
• otherkin
• headmates
• nonbinary genders
• MAP’s that aren’t disgusting people
• healthy obese people
• non-dysphoric trans people
• pansexuality
• western society rape culture
• western society patriarchy
• western society male privilege
• a third sex
• reverse-racism (it’s just racism)
• reverse-sexism (it’s just sexism)
• useful feminism in the first world
• modern, western, cis privilege
• modern, western straight privilege
• modern, western white privilege
• a nondestructive pro-ana blog
• a point to blm
• intelligent people on tumblr. Or at least, there are very, very few of them.