yep obviously. It goes like this:
Cishet white rich guy: Do you know where the library is?
Me: DIE CIS SCUM UR LITERALLY SHIT HOW DARE YOU SPEAK TO ME THIS IS SUCH TOP OPPRESSION HOW COULD YOU DARE SPEAK TO ME????????? GOD THE ENTITLEMENT ON U. I HATE YOU AND EVERYTHING U STAND FOR. I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU WOULD ASK ME SUCH A HURTFUL THING HOW DARE YOU THIS IS OBVIOUSLY WHAT SOCIAL JUSTICE IS. THIS IS TOTALLY HOW WE ALL ACT. YOU DEFINITELY SEE THIS ALL THE TIME. YEAH. THIS IS WHAT WE DO. YOU’RE SO RIGHT ANON. YOU’RE SO ENLIGHTENED AND KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT. I RLY HAVE LEARNED WHO THE TRUEEEE OPPRESSORS ARE. YEP IT’S OBVIOUSLY ME. JUST BEING OVERSENSITIVE OR SOME ABLEIST BULLSHIT YOU TELL YOURSELF AT NIGHT AND DAY AND JUST U NO ~~ <3
True story. Every “SJW” on Tumblr acts exactly like this in real life.
All the time. 100% me.
Incorrect; why wait until THEY ask YOU something to start berating them, you weak-willed capitulatory fucking enabler of oppression? Why should THEIR actions get to dictate when and how they are yelled at and put in their places?
(I hate to have to say, but because I know there are “anti-SJW” who assemble collections of posts like this as though serious evidence “against” the so-called social justice Tumblr community… these are jokes, guys. We’re laughing at how asinine it is to believe this happens. No one does this. Like, ever. Although, if the guy can’t manage to get his question out without also saying something casually problematic in the process — like “Do you know where the library is, baby?” there’s a chance I’m calmly saying “I’m not a baby, and” before telling him where the library is and moving on. O, horror!)
Ok “low brass community,” I think you can cool it on the Game of Thrones theme
Was talking about #WomenAgainstFeminism today on Twitter, a trend that I see largely as a reaction to (1) extremist feminist politics found readily online and (2) ignorance/stereotypes about feminism. I tried to handle my frustration with a bit humor but quickly realized this is actually a really emotionally-fraught topic for people. Maybe not the time for sarcasm.
Most the time, feminism in action doesn’t explicitly call itself feminism. I’m talking about things like campaigning for sex ed, same sex marriage, equal pay, maternity leave, reproductive health access, transgender health care, representation, implementing sexual assault/harassment policies, getting women into stem, etc. I think this confused void about what feminists *actually do and believe in* allows the space to be sensationalized by a loud, extreme minority and predatory media sources who see a “hot story”. Onlookers who don’t know their history or what feminism is (and don’t take a second to learn…) naturally take the bait and then end up railing against something that isn’t even an accurate representation of feminism in the first place. Then feminists are pissed, and anti-feminists are pissed (though misogynists are usually quite happy) and we’ve whipped ourselves up a nice divisive shitstorm of “whose side are you on”?
I understand it’s unpopular amongst some feminists to concede that extremism exists; “there’s nothing wrong with radical action” and “they’re a part of the movement too”! I think those are valid points (and I certainly don’t think the solution is to silence/disown anyone), but I also think we have to admit that it can really alienate people from the cause, and perhaps #WomenAgainstFeminism is proof. What do you think?
People recognize that women are oppressed, or they don’t. Of those that recognize this, people think it’s wrong and want to fight it, or they don’t. They have to figure out both of those things on their own. And since nothing I do or say, no matter how “extreme” or “hateful,” changes any part of that, no one who forsakes feminism because someone upset them on Tumblr was going to be a constructive part of the movement in the first place. ”Oh man, this crazy radical b*tch is saying such rude things about men, it makes me suddenly less bothered by wage gaps and casual attitudes toward domestic violence,” said no one who was about to be a useful feminist ally.
There are these guys putting up siding or something on the house next door and I just saw one of them get paint on his hand and then lick it off.
The influence of hard-boiled noir on ads: before the genre, this would have had some merry fellow who said he was enjoying his pipe even more. In the early forties the ad might have said Studies Prove It! Pipe Enjoyment boosted 47%!
Now it’s all about clapping the chrome bracelets on Old Man Declining Pipe Enjoyment.
"When asking the server how the animal being served was prepared, no one seems to wonder whether that server has basic health insurance or whether that server is affected by the fact that the restaurant industry has one of the highest rates of sexual harassment and lowest rates of pay. When waxing poetic about the “salt of the Earth” farmers from which they buy their unpasteurized milk, no one seems to worry that an estimated 10 percent of American farm workers are children.”
So here’s my takeaway: a negative income tax or basic income of sufficient size would, by definition, eliminate poverty. We still don’t know if there’d be much of a cost in terms of people working and earning less. If there is, the effect is almost certainly small enough that a negative income tax can offset the lost earnings and remain affordable. The worst case scenario is that we eliminate poverty but see a modest decline in employment. The best case scenario is we eliminate poverty at even lower cost and don’t see much of an effect on employment. That’s a gamble I’m willing to take.
has there ever been one of those “sj is so bad!! tumblr is horrible!!” posts that aren’t just 10 screenshots in a row of fake posts made by anti-sj’s that other anti-sj’s thought were real because this is getting out of hand
Right? It’s like The Human Centipede but without the redeeming production values.