speaking of white boys
before tumblr i never knew there were so many things to be offended about
before tumblr i never knew just how much i’ve hurt people, how deeply ingrained systems of oppression are, how much of a role intersectionality plays
Body Positivity for the win.
9 out of 16 are WoC from 9 different nationalities - Spanish, Native American, Middle Eastern, Greek, Hawaiian, South African, Indian, African-American and Chinese.
Even the “white” people don’t all come from the same place - French, Irish, American, Scottish, German, and English.
I’m really sorry if I left out YOUR nationality or YOUR body type, but if I kept going to include every single possible woman in the world I’d never have time for sleep or school work.
Radfems, Libfems, Second Wave, third Wave. It’s easy to find yourself baffled by the terminology when all you want to do is support gender equity!
It’s cool. Feminism is a very DIVERSE collection of movements, many of which disagree with each other on the finer points. It’s easy to be confused or overwhelmed by.
If you want to begin to really dig into these theoretical differences and discover your place within them, I can offer you some resources.
THIS is sort of an older test (1998) to help you determine which of the following branches of feminism you may agree with the most: liberal feminism, radical feminism, socialist feminism, cultural feminism, womanism/WOC, and conservatism.
I wish I had a more recent quiz to offer you (ESPECIALLY one that includes Intersectional Feminism specifically, which is my favorite) but sadly, any other feminism quiz I try to look at is utter shit.
Here is just a list, describing some major branches of feminism. Of this list, I like Socialist Feminism pretty well, but it isn’t intersectional enough.
It’s important to remember that you may not agree 100% with any one of the major branches of feminism described there. That’s normal. These are complex issues, and the REASON that there are so many overlapping subsets is because of exactly that issue.
On intersectionality, which I think is critical:
Here’s an essay on why intersectionality is crucial to any liberation movement. <- This is probably my favorite. If you only read one, read this one.
*pours some tea delicately*
He tried it.
gay white boys always trying it
oppression olympics never works bruh
I hate rape jokes. I’ve always hated them when made about women and children. Yes…I’ve even heard them made about young girls between 10-17. And, after hearing many in the public blame an 11-year-old not the rapists for gang rape and more worried about the Steubenville rapists’ future football…
It’s never just gender.
It’s never just race.
It’s never just sexuality.
It’s never just class.
It’s never just disability.
It’s never just one thing.
All that shit is always interacting at the same time.
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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