Inactive activism FTF
shaolina:

jaimesevildick:

apriki:

swagologybr0:

I hate her though, so it’s fine.

go fuck yourself



Sansa Stark is a 13 (11, if you are reading the books) young girl product of her own upbringing and social expectations. Her biggest crime was believing that the people in power were honorable and was naive to do so. And for every misstep she has paid for. I get her not being some people’s favorite, she is in many ways what people would expect from a teenager, heaven knows she acts like my sister. But that’s the thing: she is a teenager. She’s just a kid and she does not deserve to loose everything she loved, being beaten and abused just because she is what was expected of her. 

Reading the books, all I could think was why’s noone teaching this poor girl how to handle moving from the safe environment of her home to King’s Landing. Her mother and father see the problem, but they still let her live in her fantasy world, after realizing what kind of man they had engaged her to, and implicitly the horrible life they doomed her to.
Also, how can you legit hate a child, 11 or 13, for being childish? 

shaolina:

jaimesevildick:

apriki:

swagologybr0:

I hate her though, so it’s fine.

go fuck yourself

Sansa Stark is a 13 (11, if you are reading the books) young girl product of her own upbringing and social expectations. Her biggest crime was believing that the people in power were honorable and was naive to do so. And for every misstep she has paid for. I get her not being some people’s favorite, she is in many ways what people would expect from a teenager, heaven knows she acts like my sister. But that’s the thing: she is a teenager. She’s just a kid and she does not deserve to loose everything she loved, being beaten and abused just because she is what was expected of her. 

Reading the books, all I could think was why’s noone teaching this poor girl how to handle moving from the safe environment of her home to King’s Landing. Her mother and father see the problem, but they still let her live in her fantasy world, after realizing what kind of man they had engaged her to, and implicitly the horrible life they doomed her to.

Also, how can you legit hate a child, 11 or 13, for being childish? 

ACTA has just been signed by the European Commission and several European countries

klainegoesalltheway:

alanrickmandaily:

suzywire:

BUT….. the European Parliament still has to vote about it.

If you haven’t signed the petition against ACTA yet, please do it now, it will be presented to the European Parliament. And they are kind of the last hope we got to stop this. If the parliament votes NO to ACTA, it can still be stopped. SO DO IT.

SIGN HERE

& why you should care about this

Please take moment and just sign the petition. Thank you! And reblog and let your followers to sign it too.

If you haven’t signed yet: go sign. With multiple accounts, if that’s possible.

Welp. I signed, advertised, wrote to European representatives. Glee’s not on TV in my country. Goodbye, fandom (I was only watching the Klaine cuts by now, anyways)

My Problems with the Tumblr Social Justice Culture

youdontlooklikeafeminist:

thiscuntsays:

redlipstick-lover:

theshoutingendoflife:

I DO NOT CARE IF YOU THINK THAT THIS DOESN’T APPLY TO YOU. READ EVERY WORD OF IT.

blaitzen:

Yeah, I’m even going to use capital letters and shit because this is kind of a serious venting post for me, requiring me to temporarily abandon my flippant no-effort no-care face. (Not serious even to stop swearing though)

As I identified myself as an extremely tolerant and caring person, when I started a tumblr I was naturally drawn-in by the way the community seemed to be accepting of everything. This was fresh and new to me coming from twitter, where misogynistic and racist trending tropes still adorn the sidebar from when I left two years ago to this day. There was a large overwhelmingly leftist and socialist atmosphere that seemed to beckon me in with open arms, and I could talk to other gay women, and my transgendered friends could post without fear, and there would be no petulant contrarian arguments.

Ah—so I thought.

Then friends of mine started being attacked by other ‘social justice’ participants for using language and disagreeing with ideals the participants agreed with. And no, it was no mere mincing of words—my friends were called oppressors. The dirtiest, most foul term that you could call someone in this sort of atmosphere. And it wasn’t an isolated incident. It happened over, and over, and over again. People called oppressive for shipping different things in fandoms. People called oppressive for mocking internet groups. I was called bigoted for calling someone a half-wit, and if you’ll excuse my french, what the fuck? I couldn’t even be offended for the sheer absurdity for the situation, and not only because it was ridiculous. It’s because the word ‘bigot’ has lost meaning and weight to me.

You see, in this culture we have created there is a wide-spread need for people to be victims. And they don’t only need to be victims—they need to be the most victimized. A sort of literal Oppression Olympics. You will see people that are clearly white or at least white-reading (and so benefiting from white-reading privilege, which is the important part because race is a social construct and is all about what you read as) researching their family trees in depth to find that one great grandmother that was a Cherokee princess so they can claim first nations heritage, and so they’re not really white, no, promise! We have a group of people afraid to cop to any sort of privilege whatsoever, and so they try to claim that they are participants in oppressed groups.

It’s baffling to me, because privilege is not in itself a bad thing. In fact, privilege is a good thing! It’s awesome! Everyone should have privilege! That is the nature of social justice—elevating everyone to privileged status, so everyone can enjoy the same comforts in life!

But I see where it is coming from.

In this culture, instead of using the words ‘stupid,’ or ‘asshole,’ or ‘jerk,’ for people that we vehemently disagree with and wish to put down, we use ‘bigot.’ And ‘ableist.’ And ‘privileged.’ They have become slurs. They have lost meaning for now being generalized insults that people use to cut down others. You don’t like a particular internet group? It must be because you see them as mentally ill. Bigot. Ableist. Oppressor. You don’t agree that I, an asexual, suffer the same indignities as queer people do in daily life? You’re trying to silence me. Bigot. Oppressor. You called me stupid? Bigot. Check your privilege.

What I have witnessed is a circle of people that are waiting to feel self-righteous and attack other people, because getting mad feels good. And don’t you dare pretend to me that this isn’t it, because I have participated in it. Getting mad at someone for their bigoted bullshit feels awesome. It feels righteous. You feel like you’re helping your cause for cutting other people down to size on the internet, when in actuality all you’re doing is shouting at someone who is learning nothing. Or, in more common scenarios, already knows. And in your reblogs, your own followers that your target may not necessarily know join the circular beat-down to feel awesome and righteous about themselves. And it goes on. And on. And social justice advocates eat other social justice advocates alive forever, in a sick incestuous circle and it keeps happening. And it accomplishes nothing. You are not actually fighting oppression like this.

We have misappropriated the word oppression. We have misappropriated the word privileged. We have misappropriated the word trigger, which infuriates me so much I can’t even describe. Something that you don’t like looking at is not a trigger. Something that hurts your feelings is not a trigger. It’s a word that has a very specific meaning, and you have demolished it. People no longer understand when I profess to being triggered by rape and non-con. Shaking. Crying. Flashbacks. Involuntary vomiting. I unfollow people when they post about it. It’s not personal. I’m not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings. But they will get snitty and passive-aggressive about it because they do not understand what I am trying to communicate with the word trigger. Fucking stop misusing it. Fucking stop.

It’s a vicious and toxic environment and I am tired of participating in it and I’m tired of seeing it on my dash. I am tired of people that need to be victimized and am tired of people who point fingers at everyone as victimizing them. I’m tired of misappropriation of social justice terms.

thats all

WORD.

i basically don’t agree with this post at all.

your friends are offended cause their feelings are hurt.

you’re offended cause your feelings are hurt.

well too bad.

chances are, your friends are oppressive. you probably are too. we’re all oppressive in some way.

if you think words have no meaning, fine. i find it completely different. i find that those words should actually be used way more often in real life than they are, people are just AFRAID to call bigotry or oppression for what it actually is- very real, very relevant, and constant.

when you say online activism does nothing, you’re also wrong. internet is the quickest and most convenient way to contact or approach someone and to spread information. people become enlightened all the time on the internet.

i rarely see the word “privilege” being misused, i just see people whining about being asked to check their privilege. are you offended by the notion of checking your privilege?

you call us self righteous? what about the ignorant people? people are so, so offended when they are called ignorant and the quickest way to bring that person down is to call them self righteous/elitist/whatever.

like, it’s elitist to tell people that their language/actions/behaviour are oppressive? oh okay.

i think it’s sad you think people have a need to be victimized when they’re recognizing different social structures in their lives.

i just see this entire post as a way to invalidate what people actually do for social justice. a lot of folks that are online SJ bloggers do a lot of work IN REAL LIFE to make a difference as well. what about those actions? are they self righteous?

whatever.

Uuuuuhhhh yeah. I’m glad the comment before this is so well articulated because really, it’s too early for me to be thinking things. But thanks to thiscuntsays for doing such a bang up job of whittling that ass-backwards DEAR SJ TUMBLR post down to it’s bare bones - someone who got their fee-fee’s hurt when people called them out on oppressive shit. Here’s the thing… Words, they mean stuff. People make mistakes, I get that, and I’m sorry you got your feelings hurt when you made one, but if someone points out that you’re using oppressive language, rather than get all mad about Tumblr’s “victim complex”, sit down and think about why someone called you out in the first place. You said that privilege is great, right? Well that post is a fantastic example of you exercising your privilege - by derailing a critique of your language by making it all about you, you can dismiss it by telling all of Tumblr SJ that we’re doing it wrong? 

Alright kid, go ahead and check “You’re being too sensitive”, “Online activism isn’t real,” “I’m liberal too, I have queer and trans* friends!” and “Enough with the in-fighting” off your OppressionIsAwesome Bingo card. 

<3 youdon’tlooklikeafeminist

But what I actually got from that initial post was not at all about the person having their “feelings hurt”.

They got called an oppressor for shipping a certain pairing in fandom, which I’ve seen happen, and it legit sucks and it’s insulting.

They also didn’t like people misappropriating the word “trigger”, which is also legit and indeed awful.

These are the only examples the poster gives, and they are accurate examples of people misusing social justice terms. I’d be the last person to claim that words mean nothing or that online activism is pointless. That’s the opposite of everything I believe in. But there are ways to make social activism mean nothing, and using its terms in petty fandom fights or to be passive aggresive at victims is just that.

Mostly, though, I don’t understand the vehemence of the responses to that post. There was no taking apart of arguments there, imo, but rather lashing out without trying to figure out what OP meant. 

kindelling:

When a woman is the sum total of her headscarf and hymen – that is, what’s on her head and what is between her legs – then nakedness and sex become weapons of political resistance.
You can witness how nudity sears through layers of hypocrisy and repression by following Aliaa Mahdy, a 20-year-old Egyptian who lit the fuse of that double-H bomb when she posted a nude photograph of herself on her blog last week.
It was in Egypt, after all, that the ruling military junta stripped women of both headscarves (detained female activists were made to strip) and hymens when it subjected them to “virginity tests” last March, by which a soldier inserted two fingers into their vaginal opening. What are the military’s “virginity tests”, but a cheap tactic to humiliate and silence? When sexual assault parades as a test of the “honour” of virginity, then posing in your parents’ home in nothing but stockings, red shoes and a red hair clip is an attack towards all patriarchs out there.
Supporters and detractors quickly lined up to comment on her blog, where the counter for pageviews outpaces a pendulum many times over. Far from the immature naïf some have tried to paint her as being, Mahdy knows exactly where it hurts – and kicks. She wrote:

“Put on trial the artists’ models who posed nude for art schools until the early 70s, hide the art books and destroy the nude statues of antiquity, then undress and stand before a mirror and burn your bodies that you despise to forever rid yourselves of your sexual hangups before you direct your humiliation and chauvinism and dare to try to deny me my freedom of expression”.

She might have been born 10 years into Hosni Mubarak’s rule, but Mahdy understands the way personal freedoms have steadily shrunk in Egypt. The double whammy of military rule – in place since 1952 – along with the growing influence of Islamism, ensured that. Mubarak would fill jails with Islamists, but would fight their ideas not by giving civil and personal liberties room to express themselves, but through conservative clerics employed by the state. When the only two sides fighting are conservative – even if one of them is just conservative in appearance – then everyone loses. And women don’t just lose; they’re also used as cheap ammunition.

kindelling:

When a woman is the sum total of her headscarf and hymen – that is, what’s on her head and what is between her legs – then nakedness and sex become weapons of political resistance.

You can witness how nudity sears through layers of hypocrisy and repression by following Aliaa Mahdy, a 20-year-old Egyptian who lit the fuse of that double-H bomb when she posted a nude photograph of herself on her blog last week.

It was in Egypt, after all, that the ruling military junta stripped women of both headscarves (detained female activists were made to strip) and hymens when it subjected them to “virginity tests” last March, by which a soldier inserted two fingers into their vaginal opening. What are the military’s “virginity tests”, but a cheap tactic to humiliate and silence? When sexual assault parades as a test of the “honour” of virginity, then posing in your parents’ home in nothing but stockings, red shoes and a red hair clip is an attack towards all patriarchs out there.

Supporters and detractors quickly lined up to comment on her blog, where the counter for pageviews outpaces a pendulum many times over. Far from the immature naïf some have tried to paint her as being, Mahdy knows exactly where it hurts – and kicks. She wrote:

“Put on trial the artists’ models who posed nude for art schools until the early 70s, hide the art books and destroy the nude statues of antiquity, then undress and stand before a mirror and burn your bodies that you despise to forever rid yourselves of your sexual hangups before you direct your humiliation and chauvinism and dare to try to deny me my freedom of expression”.

She might have been born 10 years into Hosni Mubarak’s rule, but Mahdy understands the way personal freedoms have steadily shrunk in Egypt. The double whammy of military rule – in place since 1952 – along with the growing influence of Islamism, ensured that. Mubarak would fill jails with Islamists, but would fight their ideas not by giving civil and personal liberties room to express themselves, but through conservative clerics employed by the state. When the only two sides fighting are conservative – even if one of them is just conservative in appearance – then everyone loses. And women don’t just lose; they’re also used as cheap ammunition.

Slut-bashing is a cheap and easy way to feel powerful. If you feel insecure or ashamed about your own sexual desires, all you have to do is call a girl a “slut” and suddenly you’re the one who is “good” and on top of the social pecking order.
[Leora Tanenbaum (Harper Paperbacks, 2000.): Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation, p. 238.] (via church-mouth)
Klaine Shipper demographic survey

wholesomeobsessive:

This is not because I’m looking for an argument - I’m just curious about the demographic of ships.

This is not a place for ship wars or bashing, at least not on reblogs of this because it will make it harder to analyse the statistics.  If you have a question or a problem with anything here you can go to my ask.

If you are a Klaine shipper, and feel comfortable disclosing the information, please reblog this post (or put it my ask if you prefer) with your age, gender, sex, race, and sexuality.  You don’t have to include all of those.

Thank you :) 

 24, woman, female, white eastern european, questioning

jshark111:

Fanboy Lesbians by *humon
reallyfoxnews:



Sorry for all the non-Fox News stuff tonight, guys, but this is seriously awesome. 
The Charity Search launched at midnight, and allows you to search Google, Yahoo, or Bing the same way you would any of those search engines on their own. The difference is, each search donates 1 cent to Invisible Children and other great organizations. How easy is that? Can you imagine how fast that money adds up, given how many people use search engines every minute?
Bookmark it and pass it on. For more information about donation and logistics, check out The Charity Search.

reallyfoxnews:

Sorry for all the non-Fox News stuff tonight, guys, but this is seriously awesome. 

The Charity Search launched at midnight, and allows you to search Google, Yahoo, or Bing the same way you would any of those search engines on their own. The difference is, each search donates 1 cent to Invisible Children and other great organizations. How easy is that? Can you imagine how fast that money adds up, given how many people use search engines every minute?

Bookmark it and pass it on. For more information about donation and logistics, check out The Charity Search.

cosmo tip #35

expertcosmotips:

bring him small dead animals as tokens of your affection and displays of your hunting prowess