I’m gonna go cry now
OPINIONS CAN BE RACIST
OPINIONS CAN BE SEXIST
OPINIONS CAN BE HOMOPHOBIC
stop using “it’s just my opinion” to justify your bigotry.
XKCD 1357: Free Speech
ALT TEXT: I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.
In celebration of one of my Gamer Dweebs posts getting almost 5000 notes (!!!!) here is a collection of Gamer Dweebs.
let us all unite, side-eye by side-eye. x
THAT LAST ONE THO
I want that last one tattooed on my skin.
You could replace “games” in that one with literally anything geeks like and it would be just as accurate of a representation of the art/business argument.
repeat after me:
there are white people suffering in the world
but the white people who are suffering are not suffering because they are white
alright, put the money in the bag….
PUT IT IN
umm, you’re facing the wrong way, sir
ALRIGHT, GIVE ME THE MONEY
drag queens often perform incredibly catty misogynistic stereotypes of womanhood and use a huge amount of misogynistic slurs and transmisogynistic slurs. it’s also incredibly common for drag circles to excuse or actively engage in racism, see Shirley Q Liquor, who wears actual blackface onstage (which RuPaul defended publicly and insisted wasn’t racist). and when RuPaul’s Drag Race was called out by the trans community for frequently using transmisogynistic slurs and then designing a game on the show where the goal was literally to “clock” trans women, the drag community rose to defend him, and he got away with a weak-ass fauxpology. additonally, drag is a performance, so the performers can shed womanhood (particularly the dangerous territory of DMAB womanhood) at will, and do not actually experience misogyny or transmisogyny in any real way. drag culture also often blurs the lines between drag and non-cis genders as a way of excusing transmisogyny, which perpetuates attitudes in queer communities that non-cis genders are performative and therefore to be judged on how “well” they are performed. this often makes cis queer spaces very uncomfortable for trans people; people will openly clock you and comment on your ability to “pass”. I have no problem with drag as a gender expression, or with DMAB people who express femininity, but I have a huge fucking problem with drag culture.
why is it ok for white people to define the standards of beauty, but whenever a black women even begins to love her natural hair it’s considered “exclusive” or “cocky”?
why is it called “ghetto” or “ratchet” whenever i embrace styles natural to my culture but it’s “classy” and “alternative” when a white girl in Vogue does it?
why is “being black” a phase for white people (who then can always go back to being white again and still receive the benefits of their privilege) but it’s something i need to tone down in order to get a job?
why is it that i have/still get denied access into public places because of my natural hair and skin color?
why is it that a black boy with a hoodie is considered “dangerous” when a white boy with a gun is called “emotionally unstable”?
why is it that we must never forget the atrocities of the Holocaust or Pearl Harbor but i’m supposed to get over the effects of slavery?
why is it ok for white people to talk about their 1/3 German, 1/4 French, etc roots, but the rest of us are “immigrants” who need to “go back where we came from”?
why is it that Ebola has been killing brown people for years, but it’s suddenly curable when someone with white skin contracts it?
basically white people will spend so much time worried about stupid shit like why they cant use other cultures as fashion or why they cant say the n word…
So go ahead and rock your box braids..nobody is stopping you..the rest of us will be busy dodging the system of oppression that’s forced upon us every single day…It just seems like double standards to me.
but i mean shouldn’t basic human rights be available for everyone???
also an addendum to the hunger games slide, when they put out a casting call for the role of Katniss, they specifically asked for only caucasian actors to audition, which left out any possibility for any amazing PoC actors to have been discovered.
i hope this was informational and i didnt leave anything major out. if anything is wrong or needs to be updated, message me and i’l fix any fallacies!
A lot of white people who do black face think they are being “respectful”. That’s a result of ignorance. It’s not okay, obviously, but please don’t post their personal information such as their phone number and address in order to “teach them a lesson”. They’re just dumb, ignorant, white people who won’t do it anymore if they’re told why it’s racist.
Racism in its PUREST form.
I mean, let’s be real. Bill O’Reilly is ignorant as fuck.
I love how his introduction card pops up as if O’Reilly’s editors are saying “We don’t agree with him.”
You’ve lost the argument the moment you attack someone’s appearance.