Racism without prejudice

cannibalcoalition:

I have three tin cans and I hand them to you. One is canned pork. One is canned tuna. One is canned salmon. You are deathly allergic to fish. You are starving.

None of them are labeled.

See, its easy to just dig into a can and eat whatever is in it if you know that it…

The other flaw with this analogy is that it compares the labels we give other things for our own safety with the label we give ourselves to help us overcome our self hate. Two different kettles of fish, clearly the OP needed them labeling though.

White people get so angry at the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people.”

I will never understand why.

Why are you so angry that you are being treated as actual human beings? You are not reduced to caricatures, but portrayed as characters. You are treated fairly, judged not by your skin tone, but by the ways that you carry yourselves, by your actions.

Why do you want to experience racism so badly? It is not fun to be mocked, dehumanized, attacked, killed, incarcerated simply for daring to exist. It is not fun to know nothing of your history or family because it was torn apart, whether through distance or death. It is not fun to hear, at every turn, comments reminding you of your lesser status as humans.

Do you really want to turn on the tv, open a magazine, watch a movie, play a video game, and not see yourself? Or, even better, to only see yourself as a criminal, as a drunk, a mocking stereotype, or as someone to be killed off? Or would you rather see fleshed out, well-written characters with lives and personalities and feelings? I know which I’d rather pick.

If I were a white person, the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people,” would be the best thing I could ever hear.

I lol’d at “Why do you want to experience racism so badly?” White folks already do douche bag, this is why it annoys them when you claim they cannot be subjected to racism. Because you are denying and invalidating the experience they have. The same experiences all humans have, the experience that fuck white folks up just like they fuck all folks up. Wait… you surprised the racism hurts more when it is invalidated? What? are you white or something? Fucking idiot.

Oh! I am sorry is my white privilege getting in the way of your complete lack of understanding of the English language? Racism means prejudice based on race.

lilkittay:

tenaflyviper:

Apparently, there are still people hellbent on perpetuating the rumor that my blog is somehow monetized, when anyone with eyes and a brain can clearly see that it ISN’T.

You see, this nonsense is being circulated by people that appear to not want anyone to read anything that might change their minds about certain subjects.  In spreading the rumor that my blog is monetized, they can then claim that even going to it to check would be giving me money, thus preventing them from quite easily seeing that there is not a single ad, banner, or even a donate button, to be found.  Of course, we’re talking about people who aren’t beyond sending threats of death and violence against others over even the most trivial of matters, which there is actual proof of, as opposed to the “threats” they claim to receive, without providing a shred of evidence of (one would think that if they had received such messages, and genuinely felt as though they were in danger, that they would either publish them for public evidence, or at the very least, screencap them.  Funny how no such images currently exist).  I shouldn’t even get into the fact that some of them were found to be taking part in exactly the behavior they complain about, or were found to be using someone’s intellectual property in order to spread ideals that the creator is openly against (and trying to profit off of it, to boot).

This rumor was begun by someone who HAS a monetized blog. Here he is telling another to do the same to her blog in order to capitalize on her attention-seeking behavior:

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Of course, the blog above has since been deleted by tumblr for flagrantly going against tumblr’s Terms of Service by using HTML code to make her blog appear deleted, thus rendering all content of her blog unable to be easily viewed by tumblr staff.  They tend to frown upon this (and by the way, this screencap has not, in any way, been edited - her entire blog is still archived on the internet for all to see, though I’m sure Bhaalspawn (aka Jerry Peet) will continue to insist that anything screencapped from said blog has been “edited”, rather than accept the idea that someone he tries to “defend” has been completely and utterly caught in their own lies).

Now, I think it also needs to be pointed out that the user who began the monetization rumor also abuses HTML.  He was caught using it to redirect certain IP addresses to “screamer” videos, and “shock” sites.

He has also taken to publicly posting the IP addresses of other users online over even the most trivial of questions.  This is also very much against tumblr’s Terms of Service.

Not only it is obvious on sight alone that I do not monetize my blog, but there are other ways a person can distinguish this with very little effort.  Not only can a person right click and view the page source, but anyone with NoScript or any other type of ad blocker can check their list, and note the distinct lack of anything differing from any other blog page.

The very fact that they’re trying this hard to “prove” that my blog is monetized(which I hadn’t even HEARD of prior to this whole debacle, nor would I even know how it’s done) just goes to show that they’re disturbingly desperate to keep people from reading what I have to say.  They might as well be screaming “PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE ONE BEHIND THE CURTAIN!”. 

If you have to spread lies about a person to try to discredit them, that says a lot about how little faith you actually have in what you preach.  It reeks of a paranoid discomfort of losing support for their ill-intentioned “causes”, and is a clear sign that they consider me some sort of a threat to them.  If they felt truly secure in the things they say, and if they felt you were truly in the right, they wouldn’t be trying this hard to knock down anyone that disagrees with them. 

I actually make the effort to back my claims with more than empty emotional pleas and aggression, and they apparently don’t want people to see that.

All of this begs the question: 

Just what are they so afraid of?

People with nothing to hide wouldn’t react the way they are.

BUT TENA YOU ARE ROLLING IN TEH BLING FROM YOUR MONETIZED WEBSITE I JUST SAW YOU LAST WEEK ROLLIN IN YOUR FERRARI WITH THE 24 CARAT GOLD PLATED RIMS AND IVORY STEERING WHEEL WEARING YOUR SNOW LEOPARD FUR COAT WITH YOUR CALIFORNIA CONDOR PLUME HEADDRESS WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT AND WHY DON’T YOU SHARE YO’ MONEY WITH ME I’M SO POOR.

All lies, you monetize. That is how we know.

georgetakei:

Irony: Not just the opposite of wrinkly.

In fact Irony is sarcasm without the caustic element, it is a statement that is obviously not true. The target of the message may indeed be an idiot regardless of the writers use of apostrophe.
Rotten e cards is an idiot for not knowing what irony is and making a thing about it anyway.

georgetakei:

Irony: Not just the opposite of wrinkly.

In fact Irony is sarcasm without the caustic element, it is a statement that is obviously not true. The target of the message may indeed be an idiot regardless of the writers use of apostrophe.

Rotten e cards is an idiot for not knowing what irony is and making a thing about it anyway.

The planet is overcrowded

Please stop making babies. We can still fix this.

Is the basis of gender segregation about sex? Sexual preference exists outside of heterosexuality, regardless of whether Islam allows it or not, whether you think it is wrong or not, it still exists and is acted on.

Gender is also moving beyond the physical presence of genitals, there are those who feel gender neutral, those who feel they are the opposite gender and this is a spectrum not a binary system. All these people express their understanding of their own gender differently, some dress differently, some keep it silent, others express it with their sexual activities.

Islam is not designed to deal with the massive spectrum of growing human individuality and sense of self, all matters divisive on gender are obsolete.

Isn't it cultural appropriation to expect anime to cater to westerners?

lilkittay:

tenaflyviper:

That’s a good point, actually.

No.

Expectations are not the same things as actions.

I can expect Jesus to come down from Heaven riding a pink dragon to give me an ice cream cone all I want but it probably won’t happen. Nor does it make me religious.

It is not a good point, actually. It is a fucking stupid idea.

Anime is a business and makes money, more money from a larger customer base makes sense, catering for different niche audiences makes sense. Go home and get a wash.

Cultural appropriation is drawing numbers, because those symbols are arabic. How dare you.

Heyy just wanted to let you know binarism refers to the affects of colonialism on PoC, not prejudice against nb's. I can't find the link I originally read about it through, but biyuti has talked a good bit about it. wp(.)biyuti(.)com/blog/tag/binarism/
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toxicnebulae:

memetrender:

thank you, I will go back and check this out in more detail some time later—is there a different word for what I meant? if ‘binarism’ has that issue I assume ‘gender binarism’ has the same issue? I really can’t think of another good term, anyone got one?

No, there isn’t “another good term,” because the issue isn’t with the word, it’s with the concept. You can come up with new words all you like (see: misabiny), but the reality is that the very idea of systematic prejudice against non-binary people is inherently flawed. Binarism is a tool of colonialism wherein white people sought to violently eradicate genders that fell outside the European binary system of male/female as a means of control over IAOPOC (indigenous and/or people of colour). As such, every white person benefits from binarism—even non-binary ones—at the cost of non-white people. Acting like “prejudice against non-binary people” is a systematic thing is racist, no matter what you call it. (It’s also transmisogynist—suggesting that binary trans women, especially those of colour, have any kind of privilege over non-binary people, especially dfab and/or white ones, is patently absurd). There’s more information about all of this here.

You can always use the term “non-binary erasure,” because it’s a very real thing, but it’s important to keep in mind that it’s not an overarching axis of oppression by any means, and that IAOPOC are the ones primarily affected by it, across all genders.

Binarism developed from the word binary which is a mathematical language containing only 0s and 1s, also simplified into actual and not. Binary of course contains the the same bi that exists in bipedal and bicycle.

So you can’t claim binarism is exclusive to gender or even racial gender based eradication or whatever. Idiots. It doesn’t even mean positive and negative in the way people typically categorise male and female. Idiots.

Well you can claim that, you can claim whatever you want, it just makes yo look like a raving loon.

princess-jpeg:

mr-pond-parties-in-the-impala:

cosbyykidd:

It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT

WE WILL GET U TO DISNEY WORLD HANG IN THERE BUDDY

No amount of likes will change the laws of this nation. Black folk ain’t allowed in nice places like disney world.

princess-jpeg:

mr-pond-parties-in-the-impala:

cosbyykidd:

It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT

WE WILL GET U TO DISNEY WORLD HANG IN THERE BUDDY

No amount of likes will change the laws of this nation. Black folk ain’t allowed in nice places like disney world.

clever4sure:

thetwistedrope:

I apparently missed the fun today. But this seems relevant.

You should look of the word virginThis post is not accurate
What if we used the word ‘virgin’ in accordance with its original meaning? | Professor, What If…?http://professorwhatif.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/what-if-we-used-the-word-%E2%80%98virgin-in-accordance-with-its-original-meaning/

typically, the author in that wordpress link is hung up on virgin only being feminine, even in reference to todays (evil) patriarchy. Currently virgin doesn’t mean female who hasn’t had vaginal intercourse, it means person who hasn’t had sexual relations (of various degrees.)
Why feminism gotta blind folks. Replace all male and female references with gender neutral ‘person’ and surprise! the world is shitty for everyone. not a surprise.

Not relevant, sorry kemetics.

clever4sure:

thetwistedrope:

I apparently missed the fun today. But this seems relevant.

You should look of the word virgin
This post is not accurate

What if we used the word ‘virgin’ in accordance with its original meaning? | Professor, What If…?
http://professorwhatif.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/what-if-we-used-the-word-%E2%80%98virgin-in-accordance-with-its-original-meaning/

typically, the author in that wordpress link is hung up on virgin only being feminine, even in reference to todays (evil) patriarchy. Currently virgin doesn’t mean female who hasn’t had vaginal intercourse, it means person who hasn’t had sexual relations (of various degrees.)

Why feminism gotta blind folks. Replace all male and female references with gender neutral ‘person’ and surprise! the world is shitty for everyone. not a surprise.

Not relevant, sorry kemetics.