“if i’m a person of color, i’m allowed to hate white people!!!!’
“if i’m gay, i’m allowed to hate straight people!!!!”
“if i’m a woman, i’m allowed to hate men!!!”
“if i’m trans*, i’m allowed to hate cis people!!!”
The problem with this post is that is poses PoC anger, queer anger, women’s anger and trans* anger as being equal and reactive to white anger, straight anger, men’s anger and cis anger. They are not.
In a stratified society like most everyone on Tumblr lives in, there are uneven power relationships between groups which mean that you cannot just ‘flip’ negative behaviour and say it’s ‘just as bad’. This is because only one group in that relationship has the power to enact their hate on a society-wide level.
Like for example in New Zealand, where I live, most people are white, and a lot of them are racist towards Māori people. We get stereotyped as lazy and violent. A lot of white people don’t like us, and because they’re the dominant group in society, a consequence of that is discrimination in jobs, welfare, education, and all of those discriminations build up together and lead to a host of social ills.
All of them come from that dominant group in society hating Māori. When I’m with Māori friends and am frustrated by something, and I say ‘Aaaugh fuck, I just seriously cannot fucking deal with white people this week’ and my friends say ‘Ugh yeah seriously’ there are literally no consequences for white people. We don’t have the social capital to take that dislike and use it to fuck up white communities. When white people get together with their friends and say ‘Aaaugh fuck, I just cannot fucking deal with Māoris this week’ and their friends say ‘Ugh yeah seriously’ there are fucking drastic consequences for Māori communities because that racial discourse perpetuates negative stereotypes of us and creates an atmosphere where it’s okay for white people to treat us poorly for our ethnicity.
It’s the same (well really it’s very similar) for queer people. If a bunch of queer people are saying ‘Ugh man I am seriously sick of having to deal with straight people’ nothing happens to straight people. When a bunch of straight people are saying ‘Ugh man I am seriously sick of having to deal with the gays’ then people start dying.
Marginalised people fundamentally lack the power, as a group, to hurt privileged communities. When we say we hate them, we’re venting. When they say they hate us, they’re cementing their position at the top.
I’ve seen a lot of people make really cool pokemon fusions. I, on the other hand……
I can’t take anything seriously…
CALL LIFE ALERT
IS SEASEA LIKE THE FRINKIN MOON MOON OF POKEMON
hannibal is by far the most annoying doge will ever picked up
omg i think this one is my favorite
➣ Hannibal: minimalist characters
I can’t believe Doug Dimmadome, owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadome, bought tumblr
Well I’ll be dimmadamned.
a long time ago i built my flashdrive into a labyrinth so amazing that daedalus would probably cry like a little baby if he saw its construction
i think my ultimate goal was that unless you were me, you wouldn’t know how to navigate its folders - well, i’m currently attempting to organize my folders like a semi-regular human being - and it’s proving to be incredibly difficult
i actually almost lost this flashdrive and i feel like it’s the type of thing somebody would find and write some sort of urban legend fic about because it’s literally that complex and there’s so much content that makes like 0.9% sense
i’m in the labyrinth now and we’ll see if i can get out
ok, new theory. maybe we should play so quietly, no one can hear us
well maybe we would sound so bad if some people didn’t try to play with big meaty claws
what did you say, punk?
WELL THESE CLAWS AIN’T JUST FOR ATTRACTING MATES
BRING IT ON OLD MAN, BRING IT ON
no people let’s be smart and bring it OFF
OH SO NOW THE TALKING CHEESE IS GONNA PREACH TO US
the elegant european woman didn’t stay for tea, but the promise of tomorrow hung in the air
He is just so……(I’m dying…..)
another bag design!
this one was a lot more fun to do and im really happy with it uou
I watch Hannibal when I’m too scared to sleep
and now I watch Hannibal when I need to feel comforted/when I’m upset
this is a very interesting relationship
all around me are familiar faces
worn out places
worn out faces
bright and early for the daily races
THIS IS IT, I AM DONE, I AM 7000% DONE