Misadventures in Misogyny

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trying-to-resonate-concrete:

"I would have preferred this writer explore these ideas" is an opinion.

"This writer has trouble with certain aspects of story-telling" is a criticism.

"This writer sucks and is talentless" is a mean-spirited insult.

"This writer should die" is a vile, shitty thing for which there is no excuse for saying.

Please learn the difference and please don’t pretend you’re doing one of the two former when you’re doing one of the two latter.

(via taking40cakes)

When you are an affluent-seeming white man and you ask for things that don’t belong to you, sometimes you’re not really asking. It’s sort like Bill Clinton asking Monica Lewinsky to have sex with him. There’s a context behind the asking.

When you ask a serviceperson for something that doesn’t belong to you, there is often a subtext of, “If I complain to your manager, you know your manager is going to listen to me. Just look at me, and look at you.”

And sometimes, of course, this is not the case at all, and you’re just being a garden-variety annoying customer. Or a bully.

If you seem to be “getting everything you want,” you should probably examine whether you’re getting it at someone’s expense, or whether you’re just constantly, in small ways, making the world worse.

Jen Dziura, When “Life Hacking” Is Really White Privilege (via shitrichcollegekidssay)

Go and read the article

(via newwavefeminism)

This is seriously one of the best articles I’ve ever read. Seriously, Ever. 

(via theblackoaksyndicate)

(via the-wistful-collectivist)

I felt validated when people stated I was exceptional or unique or that I was not the norm. Basking in these proclamations, I soon realized something was amiss: If I’m the exception, the so-called standard of success, then where does that leave the sisters I grew up with on the streets of Honolulu who didn’t ‘make it’?


Being exceptional isn’t revolutionary, it’s lonely. It separates you from your community. Who are you, really, without community? I have been held up consistently as a token, as the ‘right’ kind of trans woman (educated, able-bodied, attractive, articulate, heteronormative). It promotes the delusion that because I ‘made it,’ that level of success is easily accessible to all young trans women. Let’s be clear: It is not.

Janet Mock, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. (via closetalkers)

(Source: queerbookclub, via stewarter)

floozys:

it’s so weird that men can make endless misogynistic comments and not have to reassure people that they don’t hate women but when women, especially those in the spotlight, talk about things concerning women they feel an overwhelming need to constantly reassure the world that they don’t hate men, that they love men. 

and by weird i mean a cultural norm to demean women and overvalue men. 

(via stewarter)

nagitou:

Time for my annual back-to-school giveaway! I got so much goodies and stuff for the winner, because I just found some old unused things in my closet and I’d really like them to be somewhere else now (hehehe) I’m super excited and I hope you guys are as excited as I am! (❁´▽`❁)*✲゚*

So, I’m gonna throw in the list of all the stuff I’m giving away ~ I have included links to all the items for those who might be curious on where I got them! 

image Pink Pastel Seifuku (medium) - Ebay

image Pink Short Sleeve FUK U Print Shirt (one-size)

image White Desserts Print Pleated Skirt (one-size)

image White Sleeveless Cat Print Shirt (one-size)

image Pink Winged Backpack

image Pink Winged Alarm

image Floral Contact Lens Case

image Long Pink Wavy Wig

image 50 cm Alpacasso Plush (Yellow)

image GEO Ultra CK105

image And some cute stickers, mini notebooks and pens + pencils from Yesstyle and Bilppo!

image Tony Moly Cats Wink Clear Pact

image Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Sleek & Moist Mist

image Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner (Black)

image Dolly Wink False Eyelash #1

image Etude House Princess Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips #3

image Etude House Princess Etoinette Brush Set

image 2 Skin79 Super BB Triple Function

image 2 Kit Kat Gift Box 3 Pack (Sakura Matcha)

image 2 Kit Kat Gift Box 3 Pack (Strawberry)

All of these items are new!These items have not been used and most of them have just been opened from my mail packages! 

Note ** The Etude House brush set was a gift from my best friend but I never got to use it because I still had my F21 floral brush set so I’m giving it out! The Kit Kat gift boxes will not be ordered until the end of August! The other stuff are extras from my makeup stash and they are unused so please don’t worry! **

And now, the rules! Please follow these rules. They’re quite simple and they’re not very hard to follow. (ꐦ ´͈ ᗨ `͈ )

❀ YOU MUST BE FOLLOWING ME! -The number one rule in this game! Please play fair. Don’t just follow me just for this giveaway. It would be great if you guys check out my blog。゚(゚ノД`゚)゚。

❀ NO GIVEAWAY BLOGS! - I will check all the blogs that will follow me. I’ll take time to check all of them! So you better be careful!

❀ I WILL PICK THE WINNER USING RANDOM.ORG! - Please do not bombard me “you only picked her/him because she’s/he’s your friend…” etc etc during the end date where I will post the winner. I use the random picker generator for these kinds of purposes!

❀ LIKES DO NOT COUNT! - I won’t count likes anymore unless you’re liking this post as a reference.

❀ REBLOGS ONLY!!!!!!!!!! - Please be always considerate of your followers when reblogging this post.

❀ AND FOR THE WINNER…please keep your ask box open! Especiallly during the end date! If you win and your ask isn’t open, then I will pick a new winner! 

❀ I WILL SHIP INTERNATIONALLY! - I will ship using FedEx and will provide you with a tracking number for your items!

❀ GIVEAWAY ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 5TH! - I made it to this date because that’s when people usually start school in this side of the globe! (*´・v・)

** Please follow all these rules! ** These are very basic and simple! If you follow them, then you might be able to win! If you have an questions/concerns/comments, feel free to visit my ask box! 

Goodluck everyone! ヾ(´▽`;)ゝ

Anonymous said: fuck you mlk didn't hate white people.

lordbape:

tonightinatlanticcity:

lordbape:

I said Martin Luther King said

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action’; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.’ Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

and

Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals.

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

— Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail

and um he did so

I didn’t get “MLK hated white people” from this post. I got “MLK hated people whose actions were contrary to the bullshit coming out their mouths.”

No?

Well it wasn’t about “people” or some general idea of humanity it was about white people and privileged people that were indifferent in times of oppression and unwilling to actively work to deconstruct their positions of privilege and systemic hierarchy. There’s no way you got “people” and not “white people” and “privileged people” specifically out of this when that’s what he said verbatim like you have to elevate your understanding toward what he actually said not just the parts you agree with in the way you understand them

Sinfest by Tatsuya Ishida.
2012-06-26: Mad Libs 9

Sinfest by Tatsuya Ishida.

2012-06-26: Mad Libs 9

The White Savior Industrial Complex is a valve for releasing the unbearable pressures that build in a system built on pillage.

Teju Cole, ‘The White-Savior Industrial Complex, The Atlantic. March 21, 2012.

I disagree with the approach taken by […] the White Savior Industrial Complex in general, because there is much more to doing good work than “making a difference.” There is the principle of first do no harm.

Teju Cole, ‘The White-Savior Industrial Complex’, The Atlantic. March 21, 2012.