Okay, I’m getting a lot of responses all at once so here’s a masterpost on everything that’s going on.
- wtfsocialjustice: I remember that incident in which she, basically, misread a statement of “why has the only sex I’ve ever had been non-consensual” to be a plea for more tail rather than what it actually was, which was a statement decrying how common rape has been in that woman’s own life. Misreading things like this happens to the best of us but you have to be gracious in situations like this and admit fault. Misunderstanding such things is not moral failing but being a sore loser about semantics arguments is.
- Dan Savage: I am aware of his comments about trans, bi, and ace people. I think those are douchey comments and he is probably not the world’s greatest sex columnist if he holds these beliefs. So, I don’t like him, but the only context in which I ever see him talked about is people on Tumblr hating on him. I don’t see him fawned over in the mainstream gay community the way that the Tumblr reaction would suggest he is. However, not being a reader of his column I was not aware of his comments on heterosexual relationships. Those seem pretty douchey as well.
- Genderqueer lesbian: I understand calling yourself that for convenience sake, but that doesn’t mean that’s what you *are*, necessarily, it just means it’s what you call yourself because there are no more accurate words available, if that makes sense?
Look at these racist comments being spewed from Redd’s mouth. Holy crap, this is hysterical.
B-but WOC feels! Wot about the ~latin@~ solidarity?!?
On the first day of class, everyone was asked so share an interesting fact about themselves. One guy mentioned that all of his brothers were “gingers” but he was not, and that he has “a soul.” I was sitting in front of him and have red hair. Everyone laughed. For some reason, people think it’s okay to make fun of red haired people and call them “gingers.” It’s not,
Swear I thought this was Nicki Minaj pre-surgery at first glance. Who would want to alter a face that looks like this woman’s?
I’m confused. This woman is stunning and seems really cool but how come no one is saying shit about her wearing a Native American headdress? I just saw a reblog from thepeoplesrecord that included a picture of a paler woman wearing a headdress with links to articles about why it’s not appreciating Native American culture.
The last time I checked, a headdress is supposed to be worn by men who’ve won battles. Even if Chaka were Native American or had Native American descent (which she doesn’t, I checked), she shouldn’t be wearing a headdress.
So weird that this happened in one night but I literally saw a post about non-Native people wearing Native American headdresses and how offensive that is. And the next thing I see is this photoset. But no complaints. So Lana del Rey wears a headdress and is considered a stupid white girl but Chaka wears it and it’s okay?
I don’t get it.
If your skin is white, wearing a headdress is a problem.
But when you are black, it isn’t.
If that’s not a double standard, then I will be blown.
Since at least half of tumblr seems to be guilty of this and it’s disgusting, here’s your daily reminder that it’s illegal in many states and countries to encourage another person to kill themselves. The jury will still convict you if that person disagreed with you on the internet, folks.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the act of “signal boosting” in itself, but I feel like needing to add a term to describe reblogging something makes it seem so self-important. idk, it makes it feel like people are ascribing some greater meaning to cover up the fact that they spent…
if you criticize Islamic countries’ laws on homosexuality or anything else you are a neo-imperialist end of discussion
That’s the end of the discussion?
I understand there’s usually imperialist, racist, and Islamophobic subtexts in…
The problem is that a lot of conservatives - who usually could care less about LGBTQ people - only bring it up because of the “evils” of Islam. There are many Muslim people who are really kind and accepting of everyone, just as there are plenty of Christians who are also tolerant. However, we tend to spew Islamphobic rhetoric as if we’re the safest country in the world for queer and trans* people, when in fact we’re average at best.
I agree, though - healthy criticism is always okay. There’s a line between criticism and imperialist, Islamphobic commentary, and it’s always important to acknowledge human right’s abuses and be aware of what’s going on in the world, particularly because Muslim queer and trans* people deserve visibility.
Oh I agree, some people do tend to use it for their own racist agendas. But there’s a strain on Tumblr that would exempt Islam from all criticism, and I think its foundation is purely in reaction to the extremists on the other side as opposed to any genuine convictions.