I’m not. If a PoC blogger gets fed up and types out a post about white people without clarifying that they meant “not all white people”, or a trans person posts about cis people without saying “not all cis people” I am not offended.
Do you want to know why?
Because in that situation, there is only one of three possible realities:
- I think about it and understand that I don’t do those things that the blogger is talking about, and the post isn’t about me really, so I move on.
- I think about it and realize that “oh shit” I DO sometimes do whatever it is they are talking about, and I fucking realize that I need to fix that behavior because holy hells I don’t want to be enforcing oppressive bullshit.
- It’s a joke at the expense of the oppressive majority. Seriously.
That’s it. Those are the only Three possibilities. The post either isn’t about me, or I’m getting called out on shit I need to fix, or it’s a joke (and not a joke at the expense of the marginalized but at the expense of the privileged). That’s it. Not something I’m going to fight about.
Static Shock. This show was like everything to me as a kid. Not only did it have a black protagonist.
but an awesome gay superhero
a BAMF lady hero
and a superhero with dyslexia
It dealt with important issues like peer pressure
bullying and gun safety
and I think that is worth talking about
This is why Static is my favorite superhero
It also had Shaq
so you know, it’s better than Frozen
My feminist rants drive all the boys from the yard.
Get off my land you little shits.
Tumblr really doesn’t seem to care much about disabled people and ableism. Seriously, I’ve seen multiple posts with 1000+ notes ripping at the TIMES list (and damn rightfully so!), however I’ve only seen one about the fact that the man that made the horrendous “I Am Autism" (major tw for ableism in the video) was on the list, and it only has 15 notes.
ignore unnecessary negativity. like “you’re too old to go in the inflatable bouncy castle”. don’t listen to things like that. don’t let them control your life. go into that inflatable castle. bounce around all you want. stare intently at the person who told you you couldn’t go in. while bouncing around. the whole time
Some girls need to shut the fuck up with calling girls sluts. If a girl wants to wear a tank top let her. If a girl wants to wear shorts let her. If a girl wants to wear a tube dress let her. If a girl wants to wear a crop top let her. I’m so sick if girls being so rude and calling other girls sluts just because they wear clothes and perhaps look pretty so you call them sluts. Get the fuck over it and mind your own damn business.