I AM SORRY BUT THIS IS WHY I AM EMBARRASSED TO BE AN AMERICAN. IF A HIJAB THAT DORNS THE AMERICAN FLAG PATTERN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BUT SKIMPY ASS BIKINIS OR WEARING THE FUCKING ACTUAL FLAG IS ACCEPTABLE, JUST BECAUSE THE PERSON IS WHITE, I WANT TO FUCKING THROW UP.
(I don’t have a thing against Audrey Kitching, she was just merely and example).
But this fucking disgusts me right here. It makes me want to say, fuck this country and its racism and double standards.
I LITERALLY FUCKING CAN NOT
Give her a bullet to the head for walking down the street, minding her own business?? And they think SHE’S the terrorist.
Say I’m 32 years old and you’re 22 years old.
In how many years will we be the same age?
Silly question, right? If you define aging as a process that stops at death, the only way we’ll ever be the same age is if I die first. If you don’t, then we’ll never be the same age. Every time you age a year, I also age a year. Since our ages increase at the same rate, you will never catch up to my head start. We have achieved a total equality of aging, but that does not change the permanent inequality of our age.
Okay, say I have a million dollars and you’re completely broke. If we both get a dollar a day, how long will it take you to catch up with me?
Now, this one’s even sillier, because if you have no other resources, your dollar a day is going to be eaten up by basic living expenses that it doesn’t quite meet, and I have an excess of money that can be spent on money-making opportunities that pay off far better than an additional $365 a year. I could literally burn the dollar I’m getting as part of our Totally Equal Income and still make more money in a year than you do just by sticking my money in the bank.
But still: both of us getting a dollar a day is totally equal, right? It means we’re being treated exactly the same.
And now, final problem:
If we have a world that contains structural inequalities, systemic imbalances, disproportionate danger faced by some, and unequal access to resources and opportunities, is “treating everyone the same” really going to result in equality?
Show your work.
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…….What? How? How does this have anything to do with gender? Last time I checked, there were black men and black women in this world. What an idiot…
I’m sorry but…
WHAT? One, there are “dark” men too. Second, what in the fuck does that have to do with feminism?
yes there are obviously black men, but who do you think skin lightening products are targeted at? she’s saying that to appeal to beauty standards in the us (which are set by white people, but also by men) that a lot of women use skin whitening cream, and are encouraged to use it. which is so, so fucked up. if you think racism and sexism aren’t closely intertwined idk what to tell you
Exactly. Women of color are told they’re undesirable, or that their only redeeming traits are their ass, thighs, curves, or breasts, because the standards for beauty have set by white misogynists who dehumanize and festishize WOC. They’ll tell you to put these harmful chemicals on your skin and take your dollar, but they won’t take your ass.
The fact that skin lightening products are sold means that there is a demand for people who want lighter skin because they have been rejected and condemned for their bodies.
DO YOU FUCKING PEOPLE ACTUALLY NOT SEE THE HARMFUL CORRELATION BETWEEN THIS SHIT.
I’m so fucking embarrassed by my fellow white feminists. You racist “feminists” are a fucking joke. If you can’t see how racist beauty standards are relevant to feminism then you can gtfo.
Feministing just released their online report, #femfuture: Online Revolution. Check it out here.
Proud to be part of the feminist bloggersphere ^_^
fuck anyone who tries to discredit the movement by calling it “tumblr social justice feminism” or whatever
This is what I was talking about in that ask about types of feminism.
Online feminism needs more research and validity!
The feminist topics in my papers are already dated, and a lot of the theories were written within the past 5 years.
When I went through my ‘Angry Atheist’ phase, I liked a tonne of atheist-related pages on Facebook. Now, as their content appears on my feed, I am unliking them all one by one. I am so sick of seeing white men making comments about how ‘stupid women must be to stay in a religion that oppresses them’. I am sick of the hatred directed at the women who wear hijabs/burqas/niqabs, all under the guise of ‘caring about their freedom’. I am sick of the hivemind mentality that atheists are all automatically more intelligent and better people, just because they don’t believe in a god. I know a lot of these people have good reason to be angry about the harm religion has directly/inadvertently caused them, but it manifests itself as misogynistic, racist, and over-simplified blaming. Sure, it’s easy to say “religion poisons everything” because that’s a nice, simple, black-and-white way of thinking. My activism started with atheism, but evolved into feminism and intersectionality. Atheism is the start and end of activism for many people, and they refuse to take into account intersectionality, because it is far easier to blame everything on religion and theists than it is to tackle the complex intertwining issues of race, gender, class, sexuality et cetera.
I have changed my views about so many things since joining tumblr, and am still in the process of evolving and adapting my views. I need to make a list some time about all the things I now think completely differently about.