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"No competent labor economist takes the 23-cent wage gap injustice claim seriously. There was an analysis of more then 50 peer reviewed papers commissioned by the Department of Labor, and what they found is that the so-called wage gap is mostly, perhaps entirely, an artefact of the different choices men and women make. Different fields of study, different professions, different balances between home and work…"

Christina Hoff Sommers: Former philosophy professor and American Author of Who Stole Feminism? How Women have betrayed Women 
Fuck feminism. Fuck the MRM. I'm starting my own movement, it's called Shitism. It operates based on the fact that everyone is a piece of shit and I am 300% done with everything.

So what? Misanthropism? Misanthrope Right’s Movement? Misanthroterianism? Come on Anon, you need a catchy slogan and a cute little logo or nobody will take you seriously.

~Jester

feignedaffections:

neverendinginquiry:

nexev:

just-smith:

brispyedges:

evererika:

deepinmyb0nes:

iamprogress:

"I think every woman at one point or another in their life has been called a bitch. For a long time I had a real problem with that word, I didn’t like it and I thought it was derogatory. But I’ve gotten to a place now where I’ve made a lot of peace with it. It’s been so overused and made to seem so derogatory towards woman that I’ve adapted it into an empowering feeling for myself. If I’m a bitch then I’m a bitch, if that’s what an assertive woman is to you. So I’ve sort of adapted it as a badge of honor."

TTTHHHIIISSSSS

A+

Yeah because words like Arrogant, Douchebag, mother-fucker, and Dick aren’t ever attached to men in power.

Donald Trump is well known to beloved for his take-charge personality, and there’s no way there were hundreds of people who worked with Steve Jobs and considered him a huge cunt .

Yep, its all roses all the time over here in dicksville

The people pushing this line assume that men are never criticised for being assertive or forceful or selfish or cold, which is wrong. Beyond this double standard, my main worry is that they’re creating a world where women are never criticised for these things, in a bid to make them equal to where they assume men are. 

Feminists can be as aggressive as they like, and if you call them out on it a great many can now diagnose you as a misogynist. “You just hate powerful women”, they can shout. By embracing words like “bitch”, which is a negative word and should remain so because it picks out negative character traits, you’re effectively allowing women to escape any criticism of their arrogance or ruthlessness. 

They’re wrong about the bitch/boss double standard, but it’s the reclaiming “bitch” as a badge of honour that really troubles me. It’s like a group of people embracing the name “asshole”, proudly acting like assholes and ignoring all criticism as mere prejudice; would you like to interact with this group? For most people, “bitch” does not just mean “assertive” or “in control of herself”, and you should not smugly identify with it.

Fight for equality, and ensure people criticise male egoism as much as female, but don’t suddenly start treating it like it’s a good thing. 

 It’s like a group of people embracing the name “asshole”, proudly acting like assholes and ignoring all criticism as mere prejudice; would you like to interact with this group? ”

Oh god wait isnt that trolls?

Are we know going to exalt troll quality manners so long as it has estrogen?

If we follow the lead of those seeking to “reclaim” bitch as if it were a good way to be, I’d say yes, that is their goal. Just-Smith is correct and we should not do this.

I think women who feel that men are never called names or criticized when they are in position of power truly believe that men do not struggle and that they basically get the world handed to them.  Even if they are aware that men are called names when they are attempting to reach a level of success or they have succeeded, they are not offended by those names. They assume that their lives and routes to success would be easier if they were male (personally, I doubt it, they would just feel like a male who is unable to gain the status they desire).  They don’t understand that you get called an asshole/dick or a bitch/cunt for the same reasons.  Either you are an asshole or a bitch and you need to reassess how you are doing things or people are pissed at you for not catering to them.  Nicki Minaj and Christina Aguilera fail to differentiate between being a “boss” and acting like a spoiled petulant child. 

(Source: therealxtina)

sjhetalia:

ifailateverythingonearth:

Citation needed, correlation does not imply causation

Citation needed, correlation does not imply causation, ironic that a “leader” crumbles under pressure when being called bossy

Citation definitely needed

It’s almost as if this campaign pulled these “facts” out of its own asscrack and has no intent to prove its own point. 

Adding some sources to prove those images wrong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VVKyesBzDAs

Meanwhile, on the Girl Scouts own website on Education:

  • Female kindergarteners (83%) are somewhat more likely than their male counterparts (79%) to exhibit the following positive social behaviors: ease in joining others in play; ability to make and keep friends; and positively interacting with peers. (ChildTrends.org, Child and Youth Indicators Databank: Kindergartners’ Social Interaction Skills, 2006)

  • In 2005, female fourth- and eighth-graders both scored higher on average in reading than their male counterparts. (National Center for Education Statistics, The Nation’s Report Card: Reading 2005)
  • A slightly higher percentage of females than males completed high school in 2005 (87% compared with 85%, respectively). In 2005, females were also more likely than males to have completed some college (62% compared with 52%, respectively) and to have received at least a bachelor’s degree (32% compared with 26%, respectively). (ChildTrends.org, Child and Youth Indicators Databank: Educational Attainment, 2006)
  • In 2004, 9% of females ages 16 to 24 were high school dropouts, compared with 12% of males. Females comprise one-half of the population and make up 43% of the dropouts in this age group. (ChildTrends.org,Child and Youth Indicators Databank: High School Dropout Rates, 2006)
  • In 2000, sex differences occurred in science course taking but not in mathematics. More females than males completed courses in advanced biology, Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) biology, and chemistry. Males completed physics and AP/IB physics courses at higher rates than females. (National Science Foundation, Science and Engineering Indicators, 2006)

  • In 2000, women earned more than half of the degrees awarded in psychology (78%), biological/agricultural sciences (59%), and social sciences (55%), and almost half (47%) in mathematics. However, women received 21% of bachelors degrees awarded in engineering, 27% in computer sciences, and 43% in physical sciences. (National Science Foundation, Science and Engineering Indicators 2006)

  • For girls ages 8-12, aspirations after high school are largely educational and professional: 93% for college education; 76% for a career; 67% for marriage; and, 63% for children. (The Girl Scout Research Institute,Teens Before Their Time (2000))

On Civic Engagement and Volunteering:

  • For girls ages 11-12, 73% reported improving the world around them as their favorite activity (i.e., activities related to the environment or helping others). (The Girl Scout Research Institute, The Ten Emerging Truths: New Directions for Girls 11-17 (2002))

  • Girls ages 11-17 participate in student government at markedly increasing levels: 5% of girls ages 11-13; 12% of girls ages 13-15; and 20% of girls ages 16-17. (The Girl Scout Research Institute, The Ten Emerging Truths: New Directions for Girls 11-17 (2002))

  • More young women aged 15 to 25 participate in the following activities than young men: raising money for charity (27% for women vs. 22% for men); regular volunteering for non-political groups (21% vs. 16%); active group membership (22% vs. 18%); membership in political groups (17% vs. 15%); and, participating in a run/walk/ride for charity (20% vs. 15%). (Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, The Civic and Political Health of a Nation, 2006)
  • In the 2004 election, 55% of females ages 18-24 reported registering to vote, compared with 48% of males the same age. Similarly, 45% of females reported actually voting, compared with 39% of males. (ChildTrends.org, Child and Youth Indicators Databank: Youth Voting, 2006)
  • From 1990 to 2000, consistent young volunteers were more likely to be female (14 percent) than male (11 percent). They were also more likely to be from higher SES households. (National Center for Education Statistics, Volunteer Service by Young People from High School through Early Adulthood, 2003)

  • From 1990 to 2000, females (50%) were more likely than males (38%) to volunteer in high school, but no differences were detected between the sexes two years out of high school (38% for males and 39% for females). Male volunteering declined further to 29% by the eighth year after scheduled high school graduation; no change was detected in female volunteering (37%). (National Center for Education Statistics, Volunteer Service by Young People from High School through Early Adulthood, 2003)

  • As of 2003, female college graduates were more likely than their male counterparts to have volunteered in the past year (50% vs. 43%). Among those who had volunteered, women were more likely than men to have served in educational or religious institutions, while men were more likely than women to have done other volunteer work with children or to have participated in poverty or neighborhood improvement projects. (National Center for Education Statistics, Where Are They Now? A Description of 1992–93 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients 10 Years Later, 2006)

  • College students follow the national trend in volunteering, with females (33%) volunteering at a higher rate than males (26.8%). Both male and female college students were more likely to volunteer for an educational or youth services organization than any other type of organization: 33.6% of male college students, and 30.2% of female college students volunteered at an educational or youth services organization. With a little over 22% of both male and female college students, religious organizations remained the second most popular place for volunteering among both genders. (Corporation for National and Community Service, College Students Helping America, 2006)

I left out few points on the education section simply because the only thing it showed is that girls and boys have different interests they excel at. A Norwegian documentary called The Gender Equality Paradox proves that this is not socially enforced but rather because the minds of boys and girls are different it is natural for girls and boys to have separate interests and abilities.

Female teachers have been shown to grade down boys, unless they act like the girls.

~Mod Prussia

Discrimination of Men Facts

dontneedfeminism:

no-more-mediation:

dontneedfeminism:

no-more-mediation:

dontneedfeminism:

no-more-mediation:

I love how every post I ever see about men’s issues is always framed in relation to feminism, it’s almost like they can’t talk about it in its own right without making it about trying to invalidate feminism.

Considering that the Feminist movement has always been the biggest opponent when it came to fixing men’s issues, I don’t think you can really blame people for trying to invalidate Feminism.

Wouldn’t it be better if you just focused on the real issue though?

It would be, but most of the time when MRAs try and actually *do* something about these issues, Feminists rally against it and stop the issue from getting fixed.

So Feminism is basically this giant boulder in the path of MRAs, and there’s no way *around* it, so they’ve essentially got to break it.

So, you’re saying that feminism is stronger than men’s rights?
So, you’re saying that there’s no way around feminism in improving men’s rights? Is that because only one gender can suceed? That seems like a pretty gender-binary war-of-the-sexes mindset you’ve got going on there, I wonder who’s against that kind of thinking. People like, I don’t know, self proclaimed feminists?

http://www.tumblr.com/search/gender+binary,+feminist

As opposed to what men’s right’s activists have to say about it: http://www.tumblr.com/search/gender+binary,+mra

http://www.tumblr.com/search/gender+binary,+men’s+rights,

http://www.tumblr.com/search/gender+binary,+men’s+issues,

Which is practically nothing.

You don’t get it do you?

Feminism, as a movement, is directly opposing pretty much everything that the MRM tries to accomplish. The MRM would be happy to just go about things without any fighting, but Feminism has made that impossible.

MRAs don’t *want* to fight with Feminists, but when Feminists protest against every single talk that MRAs try to have about men’s issues, and when they rally against every single solution to men’s issues put forth by MRAs, then MRAs aren’t really left with much of a choice.

Yes, Feminism is stronger than the MRM. The movement is much larger, it’s control over the media much greater, its government funding much higher, and its influence over government officials much stronger.

Don’t try and act like I’m saying that there were never any other options. There were. Feminism could’ve just left the MRM alone, and let them fix men’s issues.

But they didn’t. So now there’s a fight, started by Feminism, between the two movements. Unfortunately for Feminism, the MRM is growing, and they tend to have actual facts on their side. Y’know, ones that aren’t completely made up.

(Source: oratorasaurus)

the-unpopular-opinions:

Do what you want with your body, but don’t shit on other people for trying to be fit. You’d think this would be a popular opinion, but I have seen WAY too many people on this site attacking Michelle Obama for trying to fight childhood obesity.
Here’s a thought. If the mere sight of athletic people bothers you so much, maybe you’re not as comfortable with your body as you pretend to be.

I hate the idea that you need money to work out. I’m currently looking for a job and am poor as fuck. I work out inside my own room though. I do squats in the shower, push ups on the floor, and lift these old 25 lb weights I got years ago. If your excuse for not working out is money, then you are just lazy or uncreative.Lack of funds are more of a reason to not switch to a healthier diet than it is to not be physically active.~Jester

the-unpopular-opinions:

Do what you want with your body, but don’t shit on other people for trying to be fit. You’d think this would be a popular opinion, but I have seen WAY too many people on this site attacking Michelle Obama for trying to fight childhood obesity.

Here’s a thought. If the mere sight of athletic people bothers you so much, maybe you’re not as comfortable with your body as you pretend to be.

I hate the idea that you need money to work out. I’m currently looking for a job and am poor as fuck. I work out inside my own room though. I do squats in the shower, push ups on the floor, and lift these old 25 lb weights I got years ago. If your excuse for not working out is money, then you are just lazy or uncreative.

Lack of funds are more of a reason to not switch to a healthier diet than it is to not be physically active.

~Jester

real-justice-waluigi:

politicalsexkitten:

So these tweets are actually real.

I really like how she tries to defend herself by stating how much she loooveees Japanese culture

"You guys I did this with Japanese people it’s cool"

"I go to Japan like so much ok I know the culture"

"I know so many Japanese people and even the director was Japanese!"

God these bullshit statements alone just insinuates that hey Japanese people are working with me so I can’t be doing anything wrong or racist, otherwise they’d tell me! 

Yeah because even if you’re an artist at the end of her career and desperately trying to save it, you’re still a well-known name and PoC don’t have many opportunities in this industry and will take any job that’s offered to them. This includes everyone who worked on this video. Why?

Because People of Color are easily replaced. They’re expendable. 

this is the most ridiculous statement.  they work for a rather large record label in Japan. do you really think they’re going to get fired because they didn’t want to work with Avril Lavigne? please don’t make comments about the music industry (and, specifically, Japanese people in the Japanese music industry) when you so obviously know nothing about it.

Oh, you don’t want to work with her cause her entire music video is racist? Whatever. We’ll just find another director/choreographer/dancer. 

who do you think wrote the music video? because it sure as fuck wasn’t Avril.  it was the JAPANESE RECORD LABEL and the JAPANESE PEOPLE who work for it. they worked out the music video and Avril went along with it. you really need to read a book about the music industry.

That’s it. That’s literally it. That’s how it works. So we suck it up and work with these people cause the industry doesn’t value us enough and not working only harms us, not the artist.

sorry, can you list one source that says Japanese people are not valued within the Japanese music industry?

I mean, spewing random Japanese words that have nothing to do with your song is just short of saying Ching Chong Long Ting Tong, but you know. She’s just admiring the culture. 

Sure does remind me of this skit:

This is extremely racist and insulting. I’m an Asian American. I studied Japanese for two years. I’ve yet to begin to scratch the surface of Japanese culture and etiquette and I’m not even that confident or comfortable speaking or writing it because I don’t feel as if I know enough about it to say I can speak Japanese. 

so… saying random words in Japanese.. in a song written FOR Japanese fans.. in a song that wasn’t even released as a single in the US… is racist?

Singing random words in a language you don’t know is racist when you use it for the sake of a song that just appropriates a part of their culture so much. 

which part of their culture is it appropriating again? 

Then you have your Japanese backup dancers. They all look the same, they’re silent, and “kawaii”. 

well, you know, back up dancers don’t usually talk during music videos, so…? 

Of course, to you dear Avril, this sure doesn’t perpetuate the stereotype of cute, obedient, and submissive Asian women girls right? They’re just too damn cute and fit your set!

because Avril hired the dancers herself. her Japanese choreographer wasn’t the one who told them how to act on set and how to dance to the song or anything. nope. it was all Avril.

God. You’re turning 30. I don’t care if you want to act childish or dress a certain way. But grow the fuck up and stop making arguments that defend your racist actions and try to justify them by name-dropping everything Japanese.

again… what the fuck is racist about this?

You’re not Japanese. You don’t know Japanese. You don’t know Japanese culture. Your song doesn’t “honor” or “flatter” Japanese people or Japanese culture. It perpetuates the stereotype the West already holds and you try to pass it off as being cute and creative and appreciative and dedicate it to your Japanese fans.

sorry, didn’t realize you were an expert on Avril Lavigne! So you know exactly how much of her 30 years she’s spent in Japan? you know how much Japanese culture she knows? also, “dedicate it to your Japanese fans?” it wasn’t dedicated to them. it was literally written FOR them. as in, on her JAPANESE MUSIC LABEL. IN JAPAN. WITH JAPANESE EXECUTIVES WHO MAKE A LOT MORE MONEY THAN AVRIL LAVIGNE.

No. Fuck you. 

bold text.

but really. Avril wrote the song (with the help of three other people) and that was about all the artistic control she had over it.  she didn’t make the music video or design the costume or hire the dancers or choreograph the steps. so why are you acting like she did?

A Message To Those That Get Hate For Being SJWs

academyofbrokenhearts:

cankerinahedge:

academyofbrokenhearts:

cankerinahedge:

academyofbrokenhearts:

Just for the record, most of the social justice blogs I follow use the expression “social justice warrior” for someone who uses the fight for social justice as an excuse to bully and mock the people who, according to them, benefit from privilege. Trust me when I say that no reasonable person would want to associate themselves with that bunch.

That being said, I’m sorry that the OP has been threatened, this is horrible and I do not condone this.

"to bully and mock the people who, according to them, benefit from privilege"

This reminds me of people who say that they’re okay with “most” feminists, just not those “extreme” ones (e.g. the ones who won’t coddle men’s feelings, and/or simply the ones you don’t agree with). Or being okay with poor/working-class people who meekly accept their fate (the “respectable poor”), but not so much with those who challenge the status quo via protest.

To anti-SJs and people ignorant of how privilege works, any calling out of problematic/bigoted statements or beliefs is liable to get calling “bullying” or “mocking”. Because to them, calling out undeserved privilege is “just as bad as” centuries of systematic oppression. 

No, actually I was referring more to people erasing other people’s identity when said people disagree with them or misusing the term “cultural appropriation” (and acting like complete twats while doing so) or yelling at you to go and GOOGLE THE ISSUE because they don’t have any obligation to educate you (why the fuck do you even call yourself an activist then?) or pretending that men cannot be raped etc.

But I guess it’s more comfortable to think that everyone who opposes social justice warriors is wrong (I bolded the statement since you don’t seem to understand that for us social justice and sjws are two DIFFERENT things) than to try and address the major issues within that group, eh?

[removed top part of post so it doesn’t make the whole thing super long]

In the first instance, it’s understandable why they thought that user was straight: because they said LGBTQA people “actively sabotage progress because they enjoy being the victim.” That person does have the right to identify as bisexual and affirm their identity. But they don’t have the right to decide for the rest of us that we have no right to complain about, well, being victimised. (And FYI: this is called “blaming the victim”. It’s something bullies and abusers do to avoid being held accountable.)

Second example has slippery slope fallacy, as well as strawmanning. Saying that to be respectful of other people’s cultural traditions (especially those with spiritual significance) would lead in part to the mindset of “let’s not educate ourselves about other cultures” is ludicrous, especially when PoC and native peoples are constantly asking people to educate themselves! And the Nazis had no problem appropriating from Jewish and other people (though they then claimed it was white or “Aryan” all along). And they weren’t big on asking. When people ask/tell you themselves not to use certain things of their cultures, it’s disgusting and inappropriate to compare that to the Nazis’ forcible pillage and theft of others’ cultural identities.

Third example: I like how you’re not concerned about the OP being a twat by being white and calling her hair ‘dreadlocks’ (which was a slaver reference to the ‘dreadful’ hair of black slaves, hence black people reclaiming both the term and the hairstyle), only on how awful it was for someone to challenge her.

Fourth example: there are PLENTY of blogs that say right in their profile that they’re ready and willing to educate people, and willing to answer questions. The problem is that anti-SJs will target members of marginalised groups who do not run these blogs, wear them down mentally/emotionally, then when they give up on you for their own peace of mind, you claim that it somehow proves that they’re wrong to be offended by bigotry or to complain about it. It’s not fair or right to expect a person to defend their very existence 24/7.

No human being, even a self-defined activist, has the time/energy to sit and give a point-by-point lecture to the each and every person wanting to know why you can’t use racial slurs or why some silly woman is so afraid of being sexual assaulted. Every once in a while one of us (like me right here and now) decides they have the time/energy to deal with you, but a good part of the time? Just existing is a struggle. Just making it though the day without wanting to kill someone, including ourselves, is sometimes taking all our energy.

And no, it is NOT ANYONE’S JOB to educate you. That is intellectual laziness. Even if you pay for a college course and buy the textbooks, even though the professor is required to show up and teach you, YOU STILL HAVE TO DO THE HEAVY LIFTING, e.g. thinking. The famous prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi (of the Manson famiy trial) said in one of his books that thinking is hard work, and that’s why so few people choose to truly engage in it.

I used to have very transphobic beliefs; at one point I started getting called out here and there by transgender people. I began to wonder if I was wrong on some things. But you know what I did? Instead of spending time harassing transgender people and expecting them to justify their existence to me, I started listening to them. I read their blogs, I spent time on Google looking up topics related to transgender activism, and eventually I came to realise I was wrong. I educated myself. It took time, effort, and humility, but eventually I came to see that I was wrong.

(And if you admit that you don’t understand something about a given issue, enough to need education on it—then why were you expressing your ill-informed opinion in the first place?)

"But I guess it’s more comfortable to think that everyone who opposes social justice warriors is wrong (I bolded the statement since you don’t seem to understand that for us social justice and sjws are two DIFFERENT things) than to try and address the major issues within that group, eh?”

I’m sure there are plenty of people who identify as ‘social justice warriors’ or ‘sjws’ who get it wrong and/or are on more of a power kick than a concern for others. But to act like anti-SJs do, like this is a problem on the scale of the bigotry and oppression dealt with by members of marginalised/oppressed groups, makes their priorities look very suspect. When you find yourself attacking the same people that the neo-Nazi bloggers on here do, it might be time to stop and look at your life and choices.

The anti-SJ bunch essentially do the same thing that many right-wing, conservative, Fox News-watching people here in America do. They say they don’t have a problem with all gay/black/trangender/etc people: just the ones who “cause problems”. Just the “uppity ones”. But what they really mean, is anyone who challenges their undeserved privilege. Anyone who “makes” them “feel bad” or “feel guilty”: because acting like an adult and admitting that you don’t know everything and that it’s possible to be mistaken and to have been bigoted without realising it, is apparently too much for these people. 

Your blog has many posts complaining about transgender people complaining about cisgender people, as though our delicate cis feelings are more important than the ridiculously high assault/murder rates of transgender people, or even simply the daily microaggressions they have to endure. You’re the equivalent of those people who whine selfishly that their subway/train ride is going to take longer because someone had to go and die on the tracks.

This is it from me to you on this. Partly because I don’t want to clog up my followers’ dashes, partly because (as mentioned before) I only have so much energy to deal with people like you. I’ll just leave you with a couple quotes from author and Shoah survivor Primo Levi:

"Those who deny Auschwitz would be ready to remake it."

"It is the duty of righteous men to make war on all undeserved privilege, but one must not forget that this is a war without end."

*very deep sigh*

In the first instance, it’s understandable why they thought that user was straight: because they said LGBTQA people “actively sabotage progress because they enjoy being the victim.”

No. Stop. Fucking stop.

Neither johnessex nor me said that “LGBTQA people sabotage progress”. On the contrary, I made it very clearly in my original comment that not everyone in the LGBTQA community treats allies as a “disease” - thus my comment was obviously referring to those people who think this way and whom I personally disagree with. And John supported my statement. But you just had to twist our words to prove that you were right, didn’t you?

When people ask/tell you themselves not to use certain things of their cultures, it’s disgusting and inappropriate to compare that to the Nazis’ forcible pillage and theft of others’ cultural identities.

Yes, but you see, that’s exactly the problem. Because a lot of those people, at least on Tumblr, do not belong to those cultures and yet feel entitled to speak on behalf of people who actually are part of that culture. I don’t have the time to search on Tumblr for a relevant example, but I found a discussion on another site in which someone complained that a couple used Native American symbolism during their wedding and accused them of cultural appropriation. And guess what? The bride was Lenape.

That’s not to say that cultural appropriation cannot ever be disrespectful. But judging someone without knowing the cultural background of said person is plain stupid.

Third example: I like how you’re not concerned about the OP being a twat by being white and calling her hair ‘dreadlocks’ (which was a slaver reference to the ‘dreadful’ hair of black slaves, hence black people reclaiming both the term and the hairstyle), only on how awful it was for someone to challenge her.

Ah yes, the dreadlocks subject. Or locks, as many people call them, precisely to escape the negative connotation of the word (although as far as I know the term “dreadlocks” has its origins in the Rastafarian movement - someone correct me if I’m wrong). This hairstyle is known to be used in North Africa, in Ancient Egypt, by Hindu people, by Aztecs and by Celts amongst others. It is not something specific solely to black culture. It can be used as a spiritual, political or fashion statement. In my opinion, it does not qualify as cultural appropriation.

By the way, I totally love how you completely ignore the fact that the blogger who called out the person who “challenged” the OP was, in fact, a black male. Should I believe that the opinion of a black person on this matter doesn’t count if it’s not similar with your opinion?

No human being, even a self-defined activist, has the time/energy to sit and give a point-by-point lecture to the each and every person wanting to know why you can’t use racial slurs or why some silly woman is so afraid of being sexual assaulted.

Ah, yes, yes, because this is totally what the post I gave as example was about. Except that… wait, no, it wasn’t. Quoting it:

The reason I ask people on here to educate me is because every single time I’ve gone to google for answers I’ve only found evidence that disproves these bloggers’ claims, so I want to hear from them how they reached their conclusions. You see, being a woman or a PoC or lbgt doesn’t make you right 100% of the time. If you’re going to spout this stuff all day on here you should be able to back it up with evidence. People on here don’t do that though, they just say “I’M A WOMAN SO I’M RIGHT GO GOOGLE IT YOU RAPIST.”. I’m tired of being called ignorant by irrational feminists when I’m the only one who brings facts to these debates, since apparently I’m the only one who took the time to, ya’know google it.

In other words “I googled an issue, I reached a different conclusion than you and thus I would like to hear you explain your opinion so I can understand why you think this way.” If this is not thinking, then I don’t know.

Your blog has many posts complaining about transgender people complaining about cisgender people, as though our delicate cis feelings are more important than the ridiculously high assault/murder rates of transgender people, or even simply the daily microaggressions they have to endure.

I have 44 posts tagged as “transgender” on my blog. About 17 of them are about this issue (if my estimation is correct), and I reblogged several of them more than once, because I have the audacity to believe that mutual respect is an important part in our way towards equality. Shoot me.

(Just for the record, “die cis scum” is not exactly complaining. It’s bullying. Sure, it’s not fair to compare a trans person calling you names with a cis person physically assaulting a trans person. But your type of narrative implies that only trans persons are discriminated against. Friendly reminder that there are a lot of cis people who are gay. Or bi. Or from a racial minority. Or poor.)

But to act like anti-SJs do, like this is a problem on the scale of the bigotry and oppression dealt with by members of marginalised/oppressed groups, makes their priorities look very suspect.

And again, the anti-SJ narrative.

Just for the record, these are a few of the anti social justice warriors blogs I follow or I’m interested in.

aboutsocialjustice

greekgodsforsocialjustice

ughsocialjustice

real-justice-waluigi

Wow. Such oppression. Much Nazi. Very bigotry.

This was my last reply on this matter. It’s pretty clear to me that we have no common ground, and I do not like dealing with people who twist my words.

(Source: claudiaboleyn)