I don’t understand the logic that whoever is calmest in an argument is winning and that somehow anger invalidates your words. I mean I can argue that your great aunt’s name is Jihinksenbob for an hour straight and be perfectly fine. It’s very easy to be calm when the topic doesn’t affect you personally or you just don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.
these would be amazing tattoos
I’m constantly torn between the ‘be kind to everyone’ and the ‘fuck everyone you owe them nothing’ mentalities
it’s not even like
it’s not even about like
"i need to learn not to conflate genitals w gender so i can avoid reblogging a text post that will make ppl on tumblr mad"
it’s honestly not just like. playing this game of minesweeper where u just try not to reblog stuff that will make ppl mad at u
that’s not the point
the point is “i need to learn not to conflate genitals w gender so that i can UNLEARN violent, oppressive, harmful thought patterns about trans ppl”
and part of that is not reblogging rhetoric that supports those thought patterns
but at the end of the day it’s not about avoiding transphobic posts on a blogging website
it’s about changing the way we think about trans ppl bc we’ve been taught to think awful, horrible, invalidating, dehumanizing things about them and we have to take responsibility for that and do everything in our power to get rid of that shit so that we don’t hurt the people around us
the goal should not be to see a text post that says “penis = man” and think “i shouldn’t reblog this post bc it includes wording that ppl will call out as transphobic”
the goal should be to see a text post that says “penis = man” and think “i’m not going to reblog that because it’s incorrect”
But literally, in science classes, we have to learn the names of white men who were totally wrong.
"This is the name of a white man. He came up with this theory. This theory was totally wrong. You will be tested on his name and his totally wrong theory."
Are white men so important that the fact that they had any thoughts at all is important enough to learn and be tested on?
Philosophy class: spend two months on Plato and Aristotle, who were wrong about everything that mattered. Spend three weeks on continental European philosophers, despite continental philosophers taking great pride in their inability to say anything in less than ten pages. Spend a week on social justice theory, which is actually relevant.
No mention of non-Western philosophies.
women in suits aka my weakness
Wendy’s is doing the same thing.
Will wonders never cease.
Reblogging this because it keeps showing up on my dash and I keep not-quite raining on the parade, but it seems like everyone thinks this means something different than it does, so I guess I’ll rain on it a little bit.
I’m afraid this motion has nothing to do with conquering the gender binary or whatever Tumblr is really happy about to be reblogging it so heavily. It’s not about making little children feel like they can get whichever toy they prefer. It’d be nice if it was, but I’d be shocked if that was the case.
No, the girl toy here is a My Little Pony. Which means that the *real* reason for this notice is that a bunch of bronies, as there are bajillions of photos and videos of them doing, are coming into fast food restaurants and buying several happy meals. They threw pissy fits when asked if they wanted the “boy or girl” toy, insisting that My Little Pony isn’t for girls or whatever, again, only saying this because of overwhelming evidence that bronies do this shit. Management eventually has enough of it, asks employees to just ask if people want Skylanders or My Little Pony so they won’t have any more disgusted bronies getting mad that their precious fandom is targeted at crappy dumb little girls.
So the short version is: this little paper unfortunately means the exact opposite of what you think it means, socially speaking. It was put up because grown-ass men get all pissy when it’s suggested that they like a thing for girls.
Proof: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/editorial-how-to-buy-mcdonalds-ponies.html <— this was posted on the net’s biggest brony hive on April 10, 2014. So yeah, this is sadly not about anything else but how awful bronies are, sorry.
you raised my hopes and shattered them quite expertly, sir
thank you i’ve thought this every time i’ve seen the post
Can we please just murder all the bronies?
the opposite gender. the negative gender. gender collides with antigender, both are annihilated and a photon is released.