1. socialjust-ish:

    fuckingradfems:

    trillslut:

    deadfurries:

    trillslut:

    deadfurries:

    trillslut:

    It’s really weird how SJWs hate their allies more than their oppressors. I mean it’s sad how there’s people in government actively fighting to prevent gay people from getting married but yet all we get is thousands of posts about how Macklemore is icky. What gives?

    how about instead of complaining about shit like this, use your privilege to actually help people

    Why should I? Honest question.

    are you actually asking me why you should help oppressed people

    Yes. It’s interesting how SJWs lash out at their oppressors but then also get mad at their allies for supporting their cause. Like, why should people even give a shit about your cause? Privileged people are going to get shit on either way so why put in the effort to help out a cause when they know they’re unwanted and allegedly unneeded AND they’re going to be subject to bullying for doing so? Please tell me why I should care about any of this when there’s no incentive for me and it won’t improve my own life at all. I’m just playing devil’s advocate here but I want a real answer from a tumblr user.

    Trillslut asking the real questions though…

    I enjoy the fact that they are discussing Macklemore hate - which is a person using privilege and notoriety to help people and spread important messages. And then this other person comes in and complains that OP is not using their privilege to help people. They are actively questioning why people hate when people do that thing, and then get told off for not doing it. 

    This  is also a classic example of avoiding the question, and certain responsibilities.

    There’s this assumption, thanks largely to the ideas of radical feminism passed through the SJ sphere, that everyone of the “oppressor group” is born with this blood on their hands, that the instant they just “learn to see” it, they’ll instantly break down in guilt and do anything they can to get rid of it.

    But that’s not how humans work.  (With the possible exception of certain religions, though they pretty much toss in the smorgasbord of mind games.)

    Ultimately if I support feminism, or the civil rights movement, or in this case the LGBT movement, and if I’m not a woman, or person of color, or queer, then I’m helping other people.  I do that because I feel the cause is just.

    And for me to feel that cause is just, I have to believe there aren’t major fundamental problems with the ideology or its supporters.

    I don’t even have to agree with everything they say, and I’ll probably jump on board before learning most of it.  I just have to think my actions are helping good people.  And that’s three criteria right there (helping good people, admittedly the third is pretty trivial).  If I start to lose confidence in any of these because of the actions or words of the people I’m following, that’s their responsibility to fix.  It’s their responsibility either as the people who caused the distrust, or as leaders looking to guide others to a better world.

    And I’m sorry, but while “Why should I? Honest question.” isn’t being a pleasant fighter for equality, “[don’t] complain about shit like this” is also denying that role as a leader, and not fighting for the cause.  I don’t mean like “you’re not helping right now,” I mean like “you are lacking a place in your own movement.”

     
  2. 12:42 19th Apr 2014

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  3. 12:41

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    did-you-kno:

Source 

And I’ve been against Rock ‘N’ Roll ever since.

    did-you-kno:

    Source 

    And I’ve been against Rock ‘N’ Roll ever since.

     
  4. 12:26

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    Anonymous asked: Stoppity is a transphobic shitbag so it wouldnt be surprising if their friend was, too. None of those heterophobia posts are anything but responses to transphobia/queerphobia, the rest are jokes that don't affect your daily life because you're never going to get any harm from being cis or het ever.

    eliminativism:

    dumblr-feminist:

    LOL Well I’m not heterosexual so you can just shut your whore mouth right now.

    "Never going to get any harm from being cis or het ever"

    Around 2% of hate crimes in the US are caused by anti-heterosexual bias.

    Just a correction, that’s 2% of hate crimes due to a sexual-orientation bias, which is about 20% of all hate crimes reported for 2012.  (For comparison, this is still higher than the number of documented victims of anti-physical-disability crimes or anti-atheist crimes, though I’m surprised by those numbers to say the least).

    Since transphobia is mentioned I’m a little skeptical of the FBI for not including hate crimes against trans people.  I wonder if they’re integrated into the homosexual category (even though they might not be).

     
  5. 01:57

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    maxlibertarios:

insurgentbeat:

vicemag:

The Police Raided My Friend’s House Over a Parody Twitter Account 
Jon Daniel woke up on Thursday morning to a news crew in his living room, which was a welcome change from the company he had on Tuesday night, when the Peoria, Illinois, police came crashing through the door. The officers tore the 28-year-old’s home apart, seizing electronics and taking several of his roommates in for questioning; one woman who lived there spent three hours in an interrogation room. All for a parody Twitter account.
Yes, the cops raided Daniel’s home because they wanted to find out who was behind @peoriamayor, an account that had been shut down weeks ago by Twitter. When it was active, Daniel used it to portray Jim Ardis, the mayor of Peoria, as a weed-smoking, stripper-loving, Midwestern answer to Rob Ford. The account never had more than 50 followers, and Twitter had killed it because it wasn’t clearly marked as a parody. It was a joke, a lark—but it brought the police to Daniel’s door. The cops even took Daniel and one of his housemates in for in-depth questioning—they showed up at their jobs, cuffed them, and confiscated their phones—because of a bunch of Twitter jokes.
Now Daniel’s panicking.
“I’m going to fucking jail,” he told me yesterday when he was on a break from his job as a line cook. “They’re going to haul me away for this shit.”
Continue

Thought criminal apprehended.No one is allowed to mock State leaders.Those that do shall be muzzled.

This is scary as fuck

I also love the one where they dropped a binder in a parking lot and the guy who returned it was almost immediately arrested on drug charges.

    maxlibertarios:

    insurgentbeat:

    vicemag:

    The Police Raided My Friend’s House Over a Parody Twitter Account 

    Jon Daniel woke up on Thursday morning to a news crew in his living room, which was a welcome change from the company he had on Tuesday night, when the Peoria, Illinois, police came crashing through the door. The officers tore the 28-year-old’s home apart, seizing electronics and taking several of his roommates in for questioning; one woman who lived there spent three hours in an interrogation room. All for a parody Twitter account.

    Yes, the cops raided Daniel’s home because they wanted to find out who was behind @peoriamayor, an account that had been shut down weeks ago by Twitter. When it was active, Daniel used it to portray Jim Ardis, the mayor of Peoria, as a weed-smoking, stripper-loving, Midwestern answer to Rob Ford. The account never had more than 50 followers, and Twitter had killed it because it wasn’t clearly marked as a parody. It was a joke, a lark—but it brought the police to Daniel’s door. The cops even took Daniel and one of his housemates in for in-depth questioning—they showed up at their jobs, cuffed them, and confiscated their phones—because of a bunch of Twitter jokes.

    Now Daniel’s panicking.

    “I’m going to fucking jail,” he told me yesterday when he was on a break from his job as a line cook. “They’re going to haul me away for this shit.”

    Continue

    Thought criminal apprehended.
    No one is allowed to mock State leaders.
    Those that do shall be muzzled.

    This is scary as fuck

    I also love the one where they dropped a binder in a parking lot and the guy who returned it was almost immediately arrested on drug charges.

     
  6. 21:05 18th Apr 2014

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    anti-homophobia-dumbledore:

pveraeternus:

anti-homophobia-dumbledore:

thatsnothowitworks:

paintedparade:

this is it. The Full Acronym.  this includes everybody. every other definition was wrong but this one is Right. Fully Inclusive.  Nobody Left Out.

what is jot

Apparently it’s a slur against LGBT+ people in Mexican Spanish?

Jota (J being pronounced as a hard H, like in house)
its similar to the word “faggot”, it us uses as a slur against efenimate gay men, but lately some people have been using the word in a non slur manner :/

Oooh, thanks for clearing that up!

….okay, but what is Xueer?  Google doesn’t know it.  Is that a word for people who want to identity under the common “queer” umbrella, but don’t want to use the word “queer”? Or did a Chinese woman stick her name into the list?  “I just am what I am.  That’s me, Xueer!”
Also between the trans and ace communities I think we could find at least a dozen more words for that list.  Facebook has like 50 genders.

    anti-homophobia-dumbledore:

    pveraeternus:

    anti-homophobia-dumbledore:

    thatsnothowitworks:

    paintedparade:

    this is it. The Full Acronym.  this includes everybody. every other definition was wrong but this one is Right. Fully Inclusive.  Nobody Left Out.

    what is jot

    Apparently it’s a slur against LGBT+ people in Mexican Spanish?

    Jota (J being pronounced as a hard H, like in house)

    its similar to the word “faggot”, it us uses as a slur against efenimate gay men, but lately some people have been using the word in a non slur manner :/

    Oooh, thanks for clearing that up!

    ….okay, but what is Xueer?  Google doesn’t know it.  Is that a word for people who want to identity under the common “queer” umbrella, but don’t want to use the word “queer”? Or did a Chinese woman stick her name into the list?  “I just am what I am.  That’s me, Xueer!”

    Also between the trans and ace communities I think we could find at least a dozen more words for that list.  Facebook has like 50 genders.

     
  7. 20:00

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    sprintingbackwards:

    the-strong-silent-typist:

    mr-cappadocia:

    Like the Warrior Women of Olde (Whom We Will Provide Historical Evidence for Once We Find It), Camia Gamet struck down her penis wielding cishetmale boyfriend.

    He had it coming, of course.

    You know what, fuck it. I can’t even keep this up. She had a history of beating the shit out of her boyfriend until she finally killed him, at one point repeatedly assaulting him with a fucking hammer. Nobody intervened. Nobody helped. There was no shelter he could go to. He cried for help while she repeatedly stabbed him to death.

    ***And if we had gender-neutral laws and equal-access shelters, this would not have happened.*** This is one of thousands, tens of thousands of deaths that could be prevented. This blood is on the hands of feminist lobbyists and feminist policymakers. Tens of thousands of names like this, stories like this. There is a reason that this is important, there is a price of human lives until we get real equality, actual equality, and not the sham that feminism has been peddling.

    (Asterisks and bold emphasis in the first sentence of the last paragraph added by me.)

    YES.

    I volunteer at a “family shelter” that until recently was exclusively reserved for women and children. The men’s shelter in our area received less than half of the public funding that ours does and eventually it was closed all together, leaving men with children no local options.

    I saw men, literally battered and bloody, turned away. Sure, the center offered to keep their kids though… 'No, it's cool man. We'll take your kids and put them into the CPS system. You can figure out how to jump through all those hoops to get them back later. Go on back to that home where your wife poured scalding grease down your back and wait, ok? Everything will seem different in the morning.'

    Sure, there are “men’s shelters” but those places are primarily used by addicted or mentally ill indigents and the services provided there are poorly suited to men suffering abuse or to children. Those places simply weren’t designed to meet those needs. They’re overcrowded, poorly funded and poorly managed, and often, the men we saw who went to those places were robbed, beaten and abused just badly as they were in the homes they were trying to escape.

    Very recently though, our shelter opened a men’s wing. Since then every bed has been full, every single night. EVERY BED. EVERY NIGHT. We’ve already doubled legal and psychological support staff and there’s still more help needed. And more and more men keep coming. 

    To be clear, ours is a crisis center. In order to qualify for residence there, one must be a guardian to at least one child, and there has to be physical abuse that has been documented by doctors AND police. These aren’t lazy or drama queening dudes who just want someplace to crash because they’ve been fighting with their partners. These are men who are being battered and their children harmed and who have absolutely no place left to run.

    If you think that women are incapable of abusing men as profoundly as men abuse women…I can introduce you to some people who will change your mind. Like the guy who came in with glass in his scalp and cheek from where his wife ground a broken drinking glass into his face - for the second time. Or the one who was drugged to sleep and then raped with a zucchini by his girlfriend, who filmed the entire thing and shared it with her friends. Or the one who had his knee broken by a baseball bat when he came home and told his girlfriend he’d been fired. Or the one who set on fire because his wife thought he was cheating on him. Yeeahh, these guys should just man up and fight back right? Or maybe they deserved it somehow? (Pardon me while I puke.)

    Regardless of what you think about the patriarchy, the domestic abuse suffered by men is real, and there is a very real deficit in social support resources for men who suffer that abuse.  

     
  8. One last thing about Eich (Mozilla)

    I’ve written a few posts about or mentioning him.  (See here, and here, and most recently.)  As always, I really really hate the idea that people will be fired for what they do in their personal lives.

    But this case had particulars which intertwine his personal and corporate life.  His contribution listed his company, which to some degree implicated them (and a lot of the push against him came from within Mozilla).  This is seldom the case when I hear about people being fired for what they say, for example, on Twitter.

    And secondly the notion of free speech (as discussed through xkcd’s vague non-reference which itself never mentions the following) is only extended through certain types of speech.  Now again with caution, I see a lot of things labelled as “hate speech” which are just not hate speech.  And a lot of what passes for hate speech doesn’t actually hurt anyone.  But in Eich’s case, he made a “speech” contribution directly helping to establish an action that impeded on other peoples’ human rights, namely the right to marry and express themselves freely as homosexual people.  Helping create a ban on gay marriage is fundamentally different from saying, “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman.”

    So it’s fair to argue that his speech doesn’t fall under “free speech” at all, but as an attack on other people’s rights (which were later supported by the court’s repealing of the law).

    So I’ve supported him in the past, mostly because he seemed repentant, or at the very least professional about his role in Mozilla.

    But as I think through it more on a philosophical level, I think what happened to him wasn’t a breach of his rights, and wasn’t particularly unfair.

    But as a final last caution, this statement doesn’t mean that pursuing vigilante punishments as a matter of course even in this situation is ethical, or healthy.  Oh, society is complicated.

     
  9. 14:20

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    "Americans for Prosperity" my @staff.  Are they afraid fellow big businessmen might actually want to take a bus and start caring about public infrastructure?

    (Source: azspot)

     
  10. goingbeyondmylimits:

fangirling-so-hard-rn:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Crows are scaryThey
use tools
Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
Have huge brains for birds
like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
they are scary smart at solving puzzles
some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
they can remember faces
SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.
Guys I’m really scared of crows now.(q) 

Also, if you harass, attack, or scare a crow or crows. They will remember you FOR LIFE. Yes, for life. They don’t give a shit you if threw a rock at them when you were 8. They will remember you forever. I’m glad crows aren’t around where I live. *phew*

I don’t get attacked by crows… I don’t think I want to know what goingbeyond is doing to animals.
P.S. The “telling their crow buddies” was probably some form of observational learning rather than teaching.

    goingbeyondmylimits:

    fangirling-so-hard-rn:

    nowyoukno:

    Now You Know (Source)

    Crows are scary
    They

    • use tools
    • Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
    • Have huge brains for birds
    • like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
    • They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
    • they are scary smart at solving puzzles
    • some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
    • they can remember faces
    • SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
    • They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.

    Guys I’m really scared of crows now.
    (q

    Also, if you harass, attack, or scare a crow or crows. They will remember you FOR LIFE. Yes, for life. They don’t give a shit you if threw a rock at them when you were 8. They will remember you forever. I’m glad crows aren’t around where I live. *phew*

    I don’t get attacked by crows… I don’t think I want to know what goingbeyond is doing to animals.

    P.S. The “telling their crow buddies” was probably some form of observational learning rather than teaching.