When women were finally allowed frontline military possitions, Jezebel was talking about how American Horror Story rubbed them the wrong way. For every Girlwriteswhat in youtube, we have a conwoman like anita sarkeesian. For every Amelia Earhart there's a million Snookis.
And it's not the former of each line who are crying about being opressed, while being the worse kind of female there is.
I saw a feminist tumblr the other day that claims all men are rapists (they can rape you without even touching you), that they are dogs and should be trained as such, and other ridiculous claims. I originally thought it was a troll but now that I think of it it wouldn't surprise me.. And this has reminded me of "fatty acceptance/skinny privileges".
Male privilege man. It's much easier to be a man in many fields, especially those that pay well or are male dominated. Hell, I can't even go into a car yard, or a guitar shop without the salesperson ignoring me and speaking to the male, even if I'm the one making the purchase.
I try very hard to stay away from that side of tumblr. It makes me angry. Having the privilege of a home, a computer, internet and an education good enough to enable you to discuss misogyny and misandry online makes you privileged, not oppressed.
I really dislike this bullshit. If you point out their privileges to them, then suddenly they also have a mental illness and dead parents or something. If they had to walk for a day in the shoes of a transgender person, a PoC struggling to live in a racist area or a child dying of poverty in a Third World country, they would really realise what oppression and lack of privilege is.
Claiming that no one can ever experience oppression and pushing the "lack of equality" thing moves us further and further away from ever achieving any sort of equality.
I said "collapsed society". If in today's world we were to fall into anarchy, females would be placed at the bottom of the food chain because a very very very minuscule fraction of women are taught or can actually defend themselves against the average man. I'm not trying to be chauvinist or anything because i am truly concerned about a scenario like that.
Those tumblr circles are pretty much just about hate and control.
I know what they are talking about when they suggest that sexism against men works a bit differently in our social context, often comes back to fear of the feminine etc. But it's like they just read that somewhere and didn't read any further. Instead of being part of a two way discussion, it becomes warped and used as ammo in their campaign to bully and control the behaviour of others.
I'm a feminist and I had to stop using tumblr for reading/discussing/expressing my opinion on social justice issues because so many of the people are just flipping obnoxious. They don't have much of an interest in creating a better world for anyone. Some of them actually think it's okay to send death and rape threats to allies if they do not conform precisely to the standards of behaviour imposed by the "opressee".
What I want to know is what their plan is for dealing with actual misogyny, racism ad transphobia in the larger picture of society, once they've finished taking out their frustrations on and alienating people who never hated them.
This reminds me of a story that my History teacher told the class once about someone he knew in America (or friend of a friend, I forget). Anyway, this guy was Jewish and said the most awful racist things but didn't believe that he was discriminating against anyone, because he was a Jew and since members of his faith had gone through so much oppression he couldn't possibly be racist. Me, I stick to funny things on Tumblr, so I don't see painful stupidity on my dashboard unless someone I'm following is mocking them.
[link] This is the best way to define a trigger warning.
Normally these are commonly used when the person posting the content knows it's going to get a negative reaction from it. A common example for 'Trigger' is posting meat products, such as a picture of a roasted turkey for Thanksgiving, and one of those crazy hardcore vegans happen to stumble upon it and then bitches the person who posted it out for it. This could be prevented by using a 'Trigger Warning' tag.
That's not what a trigger warning is. A trigger warning is when the post could actually trigger a person's bad memories of being raped, or trigger their desire of wanting to cut themselves, etc. The urban dictionary link even says that...
It has nothing to do with something being offensive.
Freedom of thought and expression are the only true freedoms we have, I'd rather stand with the anons even if they're rude and disgusting, than loose my freedoms little by little until everything is banned because everything will make someone feel threatened or hated. Speech police is the most retarded and dystopical thing to ever be created.
4chan has denounced pedophiles, people responsible for animal slaughter and scammers, showing once more than being an asshole doesn't mean you're a bad person. Can't say the same of "social justice warriors" who actually seem to mean it when they scream "Die CIS Scum!".
Someone moderating their own site does not mean that you are losing freedom. That freedom of speech thing only means that the government can't shut you down. Someone with a private website can do whatever they want and if you don't like it, then make your own. The government can't stop you.
A law banning antisemitic speech is being discussed in the UK. While I don't support antisemitism and think everyone has the right to choose their religion, I also think everyone has the right to think and say whatever they want about other people's religion as long as it's not what has been proven and ruled to be dangerous (slander, browbeating and incitement to violence). The government making it ilegal so say "damn those kikes" not only is ridiculous, it has all the basis to escalate to stupidity as every other "minority" group will cry bloody tears about it being discriminatory and demand any form of comfrontational speech and thought be banned.
One would argue that this wouldn't happen in a world being ruled by competent people, but we're being ruled by overgrown children more afraid to loose voter support than of doing a miserable job and ruining society a little bit at a time.