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Lynzie: 29; Olympia, WA, USA; cis woman; white; asexual and panromantic; extremely liberal; feminist.

I blog about social justice, personal crap, and various fandom-type things like Zelda and Sailor Moon. Please tag for bees, rape and nsfw stuff.

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Posts I Like
Posts tagged "racism"

Him: I don’t date black women. It’s just a preference.

Me: Based on what?

Him: Nothing, it’s just how I feel.

Me: Impossible, deliberate aversions come from somewhere.

Him: Its just a preference, that’s all.

Me: No, a preference is preferring broccoli to asparagus. You can say that because asparagus will always taste the same, even when prepared differently.

Him: And?

Me: And we’re not always the same at all. There are hundreds of millions of us and we’re each completely different from the next. If an employer said not hiring Black people was a preference would you agree?

Him: No, but that’s based on stereotypes.

Me: … And what is yours based on, facts?

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Thissssss^^^^^^^^

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Oh, bitch. Read down!

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okay i keep seeing terrible politicians saying “hey poor people!! you don’t need obamacare because you can go to the er for medical care”

and that is just bullshit

first of all the er doesn’t do all of the things people need medical care for. dental? nope. mental health? nope. preventative care? nope. ongoing care? nope nope nope.

also the er is absolutely not equipped for this shit.

people talk about those two things often, but here’s the thing no one ever seems to mention:

going to the er when you don’t have insurance and you can’t pay for it means you end up going to collections. it means that your credit score goes even further down the toilet than it was before. it means that finding a new apartment is harder. it means that buying a new car is nearly impossible. buying a house? lol! it can easily ruin your financial situation for years and years.

please go to the er when and if you have no other options. i am glad that they can’t turn people away who need to go there. that is not what this is about.

this is about politicians who don’t give a shit about poor people insisting that they know what’s best for us, and i’m fucking tired of it.

knitmeapony:

Oh lord.

derinthemadscientist:

jon-snow:

people who are still alive despite having died/been poisoned/seemingly on the verge of death:

  • peter
  • deucalion probably
  • gerard
  • isaac
  • the fucking TWINS

people who are dead (and staying dead):

  • kate argent
  • kali
  • erica
  • boyd
  • jennifer blake
  • allison argent

LET’S PLAY A GAME CALLED “SPOT THE FUCKING DIFFERENCE”

For those who haven’t seen the show, all the men on these lists are white except one.

Guess which one is the black guy.

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lightspeedsound:

heysimba:

loonylunalovegood97:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

I just wanted to have a moment of appreciation for my favorite female-led non-romantic comedies

Can we appreciate how feminist all these movies are in completely different ways?

Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids proved that yes, a comedy with an all girl cast is possible, and both guys and girls will fucking love it

Easy A is filled to the brim with slut-shaming and how fucking ridiculous it is

She’s the Man has the traditional type of plot of a tomboy girl succeeding in a male-dominated area (typical does not mean bad)

Mean Girls is all about the cattiness of girls and how that shit has got to stop. (“You’ve got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores”)

And Legally Blonde is a personal favorite. Beauty does not mean ignorance, femininity does not mean inferiority. You can be kick-ass, intelligent and feminist even when you’re wearing pink. This kinda message seems a little harder to come by when it comes to “empowered women” in the media.

Basically, these movies are progressive gold

Except these are all about white women and definitely erase non-white-cis-heterosexual narratives. Well, Easy A might get a nice pass for being sort of tolerant and accepting in a “nudge nudge wink wink stanley tucci made a gay joke” sort of way. 

Now personally I have seen/remember seeing Easy A, Mean Girls, and Legally Blond.

Easy A may be about how slut shaming is bad, but in another way, it basically illustrates the “damned if you, damned if you don’t, the good guys believe you’re a good girl” and doesn’t really delve too deep into the whole “well if Olive HAD been a total slut, would that have been OK too?” thing. Not to mention the really really near rape scene which…basically Olive defends herself by saying “BUT I DON’T ACTUALLY HAVE SEX WITH OTHER PEOPLE.” Personally, I feel like “I DON’T WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH YOU FOR ANY REASON” should have been good enough.

Mean Girls is actually super racist in parts and Tina Fey is highly problematic about sex and non-normative approaches to sex and again, Cady is a “good girl” until she turns into a “mean girl” and by “good girl” I mean it’s almost some straight up noble savage analogs, only, in the immortal words of Karen, “she’s white.”

Also way to treat Africa like a monolith that’s cool.

Legally Blonde is definitely one of my favorite movies (I mean hell I enjoyed all of these movies, but I still see them as being problematic) but my GOD I still get shudders from the end where Elle tables right next to like ethnic student organizations and has a spiel about how “blondes are just as discriminated against and marginalized as any other oppressed group.” Just…No. And then the big change with whats-her-face from Hellboy going from brunette to blonde because “EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO EMBRACE HER INNER BLONDE” like…NO. Um…yeah. 

But as I said, I loved all of these movies and I really did find some of them inspiring (I’m in law school and legally blonde made me think “FUCK YEAH LET’S STICK IT TO THE OLD WHITE DUDE”) but still…don’t gloss over the problems in favor of praising something ok?

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anarcho-queer:

vaganja:

womyneyez:

fuckyeahlavernecox:

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creepywhiteguys:

WTF.  WTF wtf WtF wTF WTf!

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An actual caption in my Sociology textbook.

cognitivedissonance:

From the Coca-Cola Facebook page… This is likely the best worst response of the hundreds I sifted through, and as such, deserved its own post. You have racist hysteria punctuated with lots of ALL CAPS and exclamation points. There’s American exceptionalism proudly on display, as she insists translating “America the Beautiful” into other languages means we will “BOW DOWN” before them.

Yes, Georgia Ellis is real. She would like you to know that “we here in America speak America”. Why? Because the “supper bowl” is an “AMERICA GAME.” Now I’m just picturing KFC selling football-themed famous bowls and labeling them “supper bowls”.

My second favorite posts would be the people who either don’t know “America the Beautiful” is NOT the national anthem, or the folks insisting they’re switching to Sprite or another Coca-Cola owned brand because they don’t care to look up what Coca-Cola actually distributes. How can you be bothered to do that when it’s just so much easier to fly off half-cocked?

passionpayne:


THE THRILLING SAGA

passionpayne:

THE THRILLING SAGA

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