tumblr does for social justice what peta does for animal rights
this is seriously the best analogy ever
Okay, can I say something from experience here?
When I first joined tumblr I literally knew NOTHING about racism, or cissexism, or transmisgyonny even. I’m a white kid who grew up in a mostly all white town and believed that while racism still existed it was mostly gone in the world and wasn’t that big of a deal any more. I had no idea what cissexism even was or what transmisgyony was EVEN THOUGH I WAS TRANS because I’m a trans* male for once so I never experienced it and I had INTERNALIZED so much cissexism and transphobia into my own brain that I seriously didn’t think it was that much of a big deal.
You know what changed my mind about all these things? Tumblr. I followed people who were from other countries, cultures, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, etc. Through their blogs I got to learn about how they experienced the world differently and while I will NEVER understand what it’s like to be a person of color or a trans* woman I HAVE learned what privilege is and in what ways I had it. I learned that certain things I had been saying/doing were actually racist or homophobic or transmisgyonistic. NOT to mention that I learned about things that I hadn’t even thought about like fat shaming and rape culture. That’s right, before Tumblr I had NO idea what rape culture even was and I learned that things I had been saying were actually contributing to it.
You know what I also learned about through these so-called “social justice blogs”? HISTORY. I learned about history that wasn’t filtered through the white-washed lens of a history text book. I learned that there were in fact people of color in Europe back in Mozart’s day, that there were women pilots in Russia who helped bomb the Germans in WWII, how the oppression of the indigenous people of Australia breaks almost every law of the Geneva convention, and that -HOLY SHIT- Africa actually is made up of many countries which have internet„ clothing, water, and a middle class!
I was ignorant before Tumblr, disgustingly so, and even though I know that I’m still VERY ignorant when it comes to the world I’m learning, and MOST of my learning is done through Tumblr because here people who don’t normally have a voice are able to make posts and have other people who don’t experience the same things they do SEE them, and if those people choose to (and they SHOULD choose to) then they can LEARN from the posts they see and become a better person.
“Social justice” Tumblr helped ME PERSONALLY become a better person. So go on, say that people blogging about their oppression doens’t teach anyone anything. I fucking dare you.
Also, PETA is horribly sexist, classist, cissexist, racist, and ableist, and comparing a community of largely marginalized people who are hurt by PETA’s actions to PETA is a really really shitty thing to do.
IM TRYING TO CREATE A GIF SET BUT I CXANT STOP LAUGHING
someone please reverse this gif
here you go
Please Please Please PLEASE
someone photoshop pizza flying into his mouth
girl i gotchu
Amazing 9 year old Asean Johnson brings the crowd to their feet at Chicago school closings rally
Asean (ah-Shawn) goes to Marcus Garvey Elementary School, slated for closure by the Chicago Public School administration, an un-elected board who’s members are appointed by Mayor Rahm Elmanuel, former Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama
Daaaamn. Watch this 9-yr old student stand up and spit hot fire at a mass rally against the Chicago Mayor and Public School administration who are trying to close his and dozens of other schools in mostly non-white neighborhoods.
Crying. Black and brown children shouldn’t have to grow up so fast. This kid is absolutely amazing, but I wish we lived in a world where he could just play with his friends, hang out with his family or spend time worrying about if that girl down the street has a crush on him, instead of having to take on the responsibility of advocating for himself and other black, brown and low income childrens’ education. POC kids can never just be kids, man.
Bolded that last sentence for the cot damn truth.
Wow. So proud.This is awesome and sad just like the above comment sad.
Holy fucking shit.
pokemon has taught me to paralyze things i like and want to keep
Next week on Supernatural.
‘but get this the ghost only goes after gay people so why did it go after you and-‘
‘sHUT UP SAM’
‘dean I think I may have formulated a possible explanation for-‘
‘CAS WE TALKED ABOUT THIS’
….i read one too many of those ‘sansa should be grateful to marry Tyrion!’ posts and i was feeling a little sarcastic.
I see it has already begun
I don’t think there’s really any good way for any of this storyline to go…
I mean, you also have to consider in the books, Tyrion was already hideous *and* lost his nose in the Blackwater, and Sansa is ELEVEN years old…AND she willingly participated in humiliating him at their wedding (she refuses to kneel and be “cloaked”)…so yeah, show STILL less misogynist than books.
Honestly… in that world, she probably SHOULD be a little grateful that Tyrion is slightly less horrible than everyone around her, and she did not have to marry that little shit Joffrey. Seriously. Yes, he’s meeting the bare minimum of human decency, he is living in a world where many men do not, and do not see a damned thing wrong with it. Keep in mind, in the previous episode, Daeny basically gets told by a dude that if she wants his military help, she’s going to have to screw him. It’s a hideous world. And it’s a world where men treat women like things. But it’s not a world where the women are complicit, entirely. They take what power they can, and do what they can to survive. Which is sort of the story of human history. Women have always had this “other world.” Men used to call it the domain of women, and did not pay attention to their “prattle.” One of the things I love about Austen is that she looks at that world. Where even privileged women are backstabbing and doing their best to marry well, and get their children married well because that was SURVIVAL back then. Even for women in pretty dresses. Do I hate that women are treated the way they are in GoT? YES. However, I think it is a reflection on the history of women and HOW they took what power they could.
Yes, I know there’re other seriously problematic elements, such as the representation (or lack there of in some cases) of people of color, and how they’re largely represented as savages, etc. But I think this is one thing that GoT has painfully, terribly and sadly right.
2. Sorry, nope.
4. The words you’re looking for is “white European women”
5. Coercive rape is STILL RAPE.
7. The idea that a (in show) 14 year old (in book 11 year old) girl should be grateful to be raped without accompanied by public nude beatings is basically the definition of misogyny.
Ok. I agree with 3-5. However, as someone who has been abused, and I think she is being abused, You start to become grateful for the times when it’s JUST one thing, and not something worse.
Which is totally valid when you’re speaking for yourself and your own experiences.
Honestly… in that world, she probably SHOULD be a little grateful that Tyrion is slightly less horrible than everyone around her
First of all anyone who says anything remotely like “this is how X person should feel about being abused” is fucked up enough on its own.
Secondly, “You SHOULD be grateful the abuse isn’t worse”
is the scariest, most abusive sentiment I can think of.
That’s what abusers say. That’s gaslighting.
THANK YOU FOR THIS POST.
Each time I see someone gushing about how awesome Tyrion is to Sansa I want to THROW THE FUCK UP because his awesomeness includes NOT BEING A RAPIST. CONGRATS.
Sansa Stark should not be grateful to be married to him. His family DESTROYED her family and is responsible for countless abuses done to her personally. SHE IS AN UNWILLING PARTY IN THIS ENTIRE ARC AND THE VICTIMIZED DON’T OWE ABUSIVE PARTIES SHIT.
YOU DON’T GET AN AWARD FOR NOT RAPING AN 11 YEAR OLD (or 14 in the show).
I love Tyrion because he is a well-rounded character but dear God he is not the moral paragon this website sometimes makes him out to be…
When I find myself in times of breakfast
Sweet potatoes come to me
Speaking words of wisdom
“Eat me, please.”
MOTHER FUCKING SCREAMING