- calling the legitimate anger of oppressed people “drama” or “hate”
- referring to allocation of human rights as simply “politics”
- referring to basic human empathy as “political correctness”
- the childlike refusal to admit mistakes and throwing a literal tantrum
- "it’s just my opinion"
The fact that quality education in the US
Is seen as a privilege
Not a right
Disgusts me every damn day
You better say that!!!
I can agree with this.
an important thing for all white feminists to realise is that there is some degree of privilege in white femininity
like yeah we obviously have white privilege but our white femininity affords us specific kinds of privileges over women and even men of colour
like being able to be seen as sensitive and delicate and innocent
which is of course something that comes from our oppression and it harms us in some ways but it also means we’re so much less likely to be shot than the trayvon martins of the world y’know?? no one sees the white female as suspicious or threatening and that’s a huge privilege we have over black men. i just think this is really important for us to remember idk it’s not like POC haven’t been saying this forever i just wanted to spread the idea because a lot of us forget about this
AHAHAHA NOT QUITE, OP, NOT QUITE
FUCKING NAILED IT
"Oh, so because I’m straight I’m not allowed to have an opinion on [insert LGBT issue here]"
I’m an english major. I know next to nothing about science, engineering, and astronomy. Sure, I think space is cool. I’m very supportive of NASA’s efforts. I might even have an opinion on where we should send the next shuttle or how much money we should spend on space travel.
But at the end of the day, my opinion on the matter is not valuable. I’m not going to enter into a discussion about the next shuttle launch with a bunch of trained scientists and expect them to take me seriously.
Sometimes, your opinion is not valuable. Sometimes, you aren’t qualified to enter a discussion.
And, lets be honest, straight people’s opinions are valued in literally every other situation. Hell, straight people get more awards for lgbt “activism” than queer people themselves.
If you really can’t accept that sometimes your voice isn’t the most important in the room, you might need to get over yourself.
asking for straight pride is like asking for able bodied parking spaces
thats a really good comparison because there are about seventy able bodied parking spaces to one disabled and able bodied people still insist on using the ones that arent theirs
this is seriously a great post
To name just a few: White people are considered more attractive than people of color, thin people more than fat people, nondisabled people more than disabled people—and cisgender people more than trans and genderqueer people."
I’m getting more than a little sick and tired of seeing all these blogs talking about gender and race issues, but claiming to do so “objectively,” and acting like that puts them above everyone else. They think that their supposed objectivity allows them to see clearer than everyone else who has an emotional stake in these issues.
What they fail to realize is the massive privilege it takes to be “objective” about sexism or racism. If issues of discrimination don’t affect you personally, at all, then congratulations. You are very privileged indeed. But you’ll pardon everyone if we don’t all immediately bow to your superior “objective” wisdom on these matters.
I cannot be objective about racism or sexism because I care deeply about equality and other human beings. Most women don’t have the luxury of being objective about misogyny, because it is shoved in their face every day. At best it keeps them from getting ahead in a patriarchal society, and at worst it attacks and kills them in shocking numbers. Similarly, most people of color do not have the luxury of being objective about racism as it is also likely to determine their societal limits and get them harassed and attacked.
I’m suspicious of anyone who claims to be “objective” about these incredibly important social issues. If institutional misogyny and racism don’t rile you up, at least a little, and you can’t see the inherent, blinding privilege in that idea, then you’re not a person I want to know.
has ever said
straight white cis dudes don’t have problems.
why do ppl keep repeating this shit?
no one has ever said that.
your privilege doesn’t negate that you can have problems and have feelings struggling with those problems. but also your problems don’t negate that you have privilege.
This discussion is tired and over-used. It’s not hard to understand.
So this just tells me you’re willfully trying to ignore the way you’re nagivating your privilege through certain spaces and derail the voices of those your privilege contributes to the oppression of.
and that’s just gross.
: tweezing: fuck those social experiment type things where people in...
fuck those social experiment type things where people in privileged situations *dress up* as marginalised groups in order to ~experience oppression~
like that girl who wore the hijab, and that video that switched around straight people and gay people’s positions in society, and…
To a point yes, because if everyone was decent human beings these privileged people wouldn’t have to “walk in another persons shoe” but unfortunately that is not the case, as we all well know. It’s hard to find a proper combination, but trying to expose the privilege and bring the oppression to light, I feel that at least it IS attempting to do something good.
Does it suck that people can’t just hear stories about how hard it is for other people to live? that they have to experience it or see someone going through it or etc? Yes, but people are shit, and until otherwise, I think that done right these are incredibly useful.
Although I completely empathize and sympathize with OP’s point, I also think sunsetlullabies makes a good point.