Why Does Being Weird And Black Make Me White?
There’s something incredibly cutting about being told that you’re “acting white.”
I don’t care if it is a joke or not, it’s incredibly hurtful.
This insult—though some might falsely consider it an observation—is usually par the course of being the token black girl in your group of friends, especially if you were a little nerdy. I mean, don’t even think about being black and enjoying sci-fi or anime or anything like that because, for some, that automatically screams I-hate-being-black. But for me, I think that some of my most alienating experiences came from people acting like I’m trying to be white because of the way I dressed.
Well duh, everyone knows your skin color has a direct effect on your personality and interests. DUUUUH.
(Source: gurl, via eosrising)
i get that you just want to make sure everyone is equal and you want to point out how some people are wrong with their social justice but cant we just agree that every person is a human being with rights and get back to whats really important, like the gen 3 remake and skyrim mythology
(Source: snarkys, via stevenfromcanada)
"If white people are so privileged why is there a Black Entertainment Network and no White Entertainment Network?"
"Men don’t have privilege, there are women’s only gyms!"
"Why isn’t there a campus centre for straight/cis people!?"
SAME REASONS WHY IN MARIO KART YOU DON’T GET BLUE SHELLS OR LIGHTNING BOLTS WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY IN FIRST PLACE, ASSBAG.
This is honestly the best explanation I have ever seen.
Hahahahahaaa! Wonderful :)
I agree with the above examples being stupid. (IN addition to the very real complaint of ‘why is there no white history month’ and ‘why is there no affirmative action for white people’ and ‘why can’t we have a white student union’) so yeah, I get what you’re saying. I just wanna mention a couple of legit ones too.
If men are so privileged why aren’t there any battered men shelters despite near 40% of domestic violence victims being male?
If men are so privileged why aren’t they allowed to benefit from breast cancer charities? (Yes, men can get breast cancer)
Actually come to think of it I really only have gripes about male-female equality here. I can’t think of any examples of something white or cis people are being unfairly deprived of, with the exception of ‘manners on tumblr’.
Regarding this whole freakin’ Anita Sarkeesian Winning a Highly Undeserved Award thing.
So a lot of people think she does deserve this award because people made misogynistic comments to her on the internet. Let me explain why she actually doesn’t.
1: Her videos are highly lacking in fact confirmation, or evidence of any sort, and in fact say things for which there is evidence to the contrary, likely because she didn’t actually play the games she reviewed. Which brings me to:
2: She is a scam artist. She is not a gamer, and lied about being one. There is a video of her unambiguously stating she is not a fan of games and hasn’t played them since Elementary school. Despite having blatantly called herself a ‘gamer’ who has ‘always loved games’ on her kickstarter video. She also has a background in pyramid schemes, it’s not hard to find. Related to that:
3: She baited the trolls. She, or rather, one of her assistants, posted on 4chan repeatedly—read not just once, REPEATEDLY, a lot, to advertise her kickstarter. She knew what 4chan was before this as she’d given speeches about trolling from 4chan prior to the kickstarter incident. Even if she hadn’t known, the assistant posting on this site once, seeing the kinds of responses received, would not have done so again and again unless that’s what they wanted.
4: Her trolling was not that bad. No, stop, I know she got ‘death threats’ and ‘rape threats’ and ‘misogyny’ and ‘a game about beating her up.’ You know who else has gotten all of those things? Fucking anyone else who pisses off people from 4chan on a wide scale. Men and women alike. They’ve made ‘beat up this person we hate’ games for TONS of people, and in fact, mostly men. Technically making one for a women is EQUALITY. They say misogynistic things to women, misandristic things to men, homophobic things to gays, ect. They always target their insults to the demographic. If Anita had been a man, she STILL would have gotten death threats, rape threats, a beat-em-up game, ect. The only difference would have been attacks to their masculinity instead.
5: Her trolling was REALLY NOT THAT BAD. Actually, there would have been some more differences if she’d been… oh, anyone else that pissed off that many trolls. She’d get doxed immediately. Pizzas and prostitutes and potentially the cops would be sent to her house en masse. She’d receive so many phone calls she’d have to cancel her plan. She’d have her home and yard vandalized. She’d have embarrassing photos uncovered and spread around to her most professional contacts. She’d have grotesque images and letters pouring out of her mailbox, both online and in real life. Why 4chan went so easy on her, I’m not sure. Perhaps they suspected she would do exactly what she did. Yes, a large portion of people said some horrible nasty things to her—and NO I do not condone that. But the LARGER portion just broke down her argument rationally and explained why they disagreed. OH NO WHAT MISOGYNY.
Women are not being targeted when the nerd culture excludes or mocks them. It excludes and mocks all kinds of people for all kinds of reasons. You think men never have to ‘prove’ they know about a show from the t-shirt they’re wearing? OH YES THEY FUCKING DO. You think men never get told their opinion is retarded by elitist nerds? Fuck yes they do. You think men never get cruel targeted insults, and yes death threats, and yes RAPE threats, for no particular reason on the internet? I bet there are at least ALMOST the same amount, if not the same amount of men who’ve been threatened with rape over the internet as women.
So shut up and sit down and stop listening to con artists and people who intentionally skew facts for their own agenda. Goddamn.