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cisyphus

cisyphus:

Slurs are not oppressive because they are offensive, they are oppressive  because slurs by nature of being slurs draw upon certain power dynamics  to remind their target of his/her/their vulnerability in a certain relation to power and as an extension of that, to threaten violence and exploitation of that vulnerability.

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bionicniall

bionicniall:

aswintheantifeminist:

bionicniall:

so who’s gonna tell all the white people that are against immigration how they got to America

We’re fully aware of how we got here. Most people here are just against illegal and mass immigration, not all immigration.

who’s gonna tell this person

(via feministbecky)

Media coverage of Rob Kardashian’s weight gain makes me so sad.

I hope when he recovers he becomes a spokesperson for depression and body image. 

Keep on keeping on Rob K. 

lady-dixon
countess-nara:

buckyoubucky:

"A new study shows that men are threatened by confident women taking pictures of themselves, and call these women stupid, socially inept, and ugly. In other news, the world is round, the sky is blue, and the patriarchy is still shitty."

THIS ^^^^^^^^

countess-nara:

buckyoubucky:

"A new study shows that men are threatened by confident women taking pictures of themselves, and call these women stupid, socially inept, and ugly. In other news, the world is round, the sky is blue, and the patriarchy is still shitty."

THIS ^^^^^^^^

(via unrealisticandnarcissistic)

walkingsaladshooterfromheaven

walkingsaladshooterfromheaven:

I’m generally open to educating people who are genuinely ignorant about social issues

but if you deliberately call yourself “anti-sj,” “anti-feminist,” “truscum,” or “terf”

that tells me you’ve made up your mind to be disagreeable and you are not worth my time

(via illegaltits)

Why are you a feminist

Anonymous

Because I think that women deserve equality 

So wait, I'm not the original asker, but I'm confused by the second paragraph of your answer about nose rings. Are all nose rings a form of cultural appropriation (just with many different cultures)?

Anonymous

I can’t say I’ve ever studied the history of nose piercings so I have no idea if they are all appropriative or not.

My point was that nose rings aren’t only significant in Indian culture and so not all nose rings appropriate Indian culture like the anon was suggesting because other minorities also wear them so there is a potential to also be exploiting those people.

tasnimsmentalroadtrip

athomewithmargaery:

senpai-noticed-you-so-he:

tasnimsmentalroadtrip:

If a guy ever makes you jealous using another girl, make sure you don’t blame the girl. Blame the guy. Team up with the girl and set him on fire. Do it. Girl power.

#and then date the girl

image

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kidcudiskcz
valen-ciaga:

straight up

valen-ciaga:

straight up

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butnotquite

sushinfood:

THANK YOU FOR THIS

I feel like I needed this a lot today

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autisticlynx

autisticlynx:

when privileged groups want rights, safety, and respect, it’s called “basic human decency”

when oppressed groups want rights, safety, and respect, it’s called “social justice”

(via illegaltits)

I just read that nose rings somehow appropriate Indian culture? I'm not sure how that's why I asked you.

Anonymous

Nose rings are common in many indigenous cultures so I had to ask which one you were talking about. 

If you’re talking specifically about white people wearing Indian styled nose rings (i.e. with the chain to the ear, traditional patterns/shapes etc), then yes that is blatant appropriation.  Indian nose rings are a traditional piece of jewelry worn when a woman gets married and has a big cultural and religious significance which white people are generally ignorant of. 

Are all nose rings inherently appropriating Indian culture? No - lots of other non-white people also wear nose rings and so white people could also be shitting on numerous other minorities with their nose rings. 

 

beyoncevoters

(via feministbecky)

Are nose piercings cultural appropriation?

Anonymous

What culture is it appropriating? 

How is porn harmful to society? I'm just not getting how it's really as awful as your blog says.

Anonymous

Idk how you’re watching videos called “dirty teenage slut gets nailed” and thinking that isn’t a reflection on society. Or how the fact that teen porn is the biggest money maker in the industry doesn’t concern you. 

Abuse, rape, exploitation and coercion are huge issues in the industry and if you’re going to blindly buy into the ‘but they choose to do it’ thing then you seriously lack any form of critical thinking skills and your opinion is 100% meaningless.

The whole point of porn is that it panders to the old male fantasy that women like everything men do. It positions women as passive performers who gasp with pleasure anytime a man lays a hand on them. Porn is about things happening to women - men’s fantasies being projected onto women’s bodies - not about women participating in sex. 

This is a pretty huge problem for society considering how many people’s ideas of what sex is is based on their socialisation from porn. 

EDIT: Here are some stats about porn if you still aren’t convinced