The thing that hurts me the most about Sirius and Harry is that when they looked at each other they were both hoping to see...
You keep showing a huge misunderstanding about what these kinds of posts actually mean and I’m kinda disappointed now. Like when you said that comic criticizing the bad kinds of SJW’s was “discrediting movements” when in reality it was:
Criticizing way a lot of kids around here go about movements precisely by showing that they shout to the heavens and proclaim themselves to be loving and anti-bullying and all about helping spread awareness think that it’s okay to unleash horrific judgmental bullying-sprees on people who aren’t affected by the things they are, just simply for not being gay, transgender, not fat, and for having light skin, etc.
THAT is what that post I reblogged was about. It’s not saying “you’re not allowed to feel anger towards the groups of people that oppressed you”, it’s saying “running around being deliberately and actively hateful and nasty and bullying towards these people BASED ONLY on their status AS a privileged member (being straight and white for example) is NOT HOW WE MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE.”
They’re not saying don’t be angry. We’re all angry. That’s why we’re fighting so hard. We have every right to be angry! I’m angry!
The point of posts like that is it’s NOT okay to OPPRESS RIGHT BACK. It isn’t. You can’t justify it. If you really think it’s okay to be nasty to people for any reason like that then whoa, huge red flag, nope, not okay. You are justifying the thing you’re trying to end.
And if we’re all fighting so hard to END oppression, end bullying, end hate—how in the hell can you actually justify being actively nasty towards these people with the sole intent of hurting them?
That’s like an immature movie villain: YOU HURT ME SO I’LL HURT YOU RIGHT BACK instead of actually trying to fix the system in place that ALLOWS PEOPLE TO HURT THEM by doing what they can to spread awareness and make a positive change.
If someone is mean and nasty to me, it doesn’t make it okay for me to be mean and nasty back to them just because I’m angry. Sure, I might feel that deep inside and want to hurt them back but that doesn’t solve anything. Sure, I can be angry. I can stomp my foot, I can be sassy in my response, I can say they’re crapping their diaper, but I would NEVER, EVER BULLY them or be HATEFUL towards them.
That would solve jack fucking shit and would make me—guess what? An asshole.
My anger does not equal active hate and if you have an issue separating those two things then that’s a serious You Problem. It’s a problem a lot of kiddos around here don’t seem to understand!
So many people have been nasty to me my whole life. I had my head literally held under water by my friends in true bullying fashion. I never did anything nasty back. All I did was tell adults and make them aware of the problem so that it would stop. Me pulling on their hair and forcing their heads underwater as well would be completely unjustifiable. No matter how awful they were to me.
I don’t like to make things public like this but this is a serious issue a lot of Bad SJW’s around here are not understanding, they keep justifying bullying in the name of justice and it makes no goddamn sense.
You cannot bully in the name of justice, you cannot oppress in the name of justice, that solves nothing and people who believe that are the exact reason these movements have a hard time being taken seriously.
- liking a piece of media does not automatically mean you think it is perfect or agree with its creators
- even if you are not openly critical of it
- because you don’t HAVE to be openly critical of it
- there is an enormous difference between being an apologist for something and wanting to dwell on the good parts of a thing you like because it makes you happy, please stop conflating these two things
- not talking about the flaws of a thing does not mean you do not recognize the flaws of a thing
- nobody has to apologize for liking what they like and nobody should be shamed for liking a thing
- your fave is problematic too
- you are not a better person than someone just because your favorite piece of media is less problematic than theirs
- you aren’t
Also sometimes I think that a piece of media I like isn’t problematic, whether people disagree or not, and I’ll defend it. Just because someone, even a lot of people, think something is problematic, doesn’t make it so.
Thanks! The first one is my favorite (and obvious), and the others are in no particular order.
2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3. Great Expectations
4. The Plague
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (just one to represent the whole series)
The section on domestic violence in my gen psych class demonstrates just how fully violence against men has been erased and minimized. I’m unsettled by the idea of all of my classmates leaving that class with the notion that male victims are a minority and usually to blame for their abuse.
Women make up 49.5% of the world
Do 2/3 of the labor
But only own 1% of the wealth
So ima need u to shut the fuck up if u think sexism doesn’t exist
Actually, not even The Atlantic wants a piece of that one.
US single women alone triple that figure.
Also, maybe you want to rethink repeating stats Robin Morgan made up, you know, considering she’s a raging transmisogynist.
And Harvard Business review finds American women controlling 51.3% of American wealth, which assuming that Canada, Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark are all misogynistic hellholes where women (and really, we mean ciswomen as your use of Morganite bullshit demonstrates) are barred from owning any and all property, that still leaves about 11% of the world’s wealth controlled by American women alone.
Things that I love:
Things that I hate:
So, I’ve realized I’m basically a 19th century temperance advocate without the racism or religion.