Im that guy on an MMO who wont wear armour if it looks like shit I refuse I will wear a worse armour if it looks good and when all else fails i will wear nothing but pants and some gloves because I’d rather be killed than swagless
Me in FFXIV with the dunce cap mage hats. I refuse. Thank god for the glamour system, though. Now I just need some slut clothes to glamour.
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
With just a chill head bop Jordin still manages to have more rhythm than the three tragedies next to herWhat in the hell is Lorde doing?
filling the room with the ghosts from inside her body
Those three are so disgraceful…
Tumblr: spreading the world apart, one group at a time.
When entire culture forgets that their own culture were based on cultures and races mixing since year 1 B.C.
This is a garbage post and I’m disappointed to see it on my dash without commentary, but okay. I’ll bite. Disclaimer: I’m white and will probably get things wrong. Please correct me.
- It’s telling that this ask was on anonymous; literally none of the people who blog about social justice endorse this view. I’ve never, ever heard anyone claim that learning a language was cultural appropriation (here’s a hint: because it isn’t) that wasn’t a troll blog.
- It’s also telling that THIS question was on anonymous! (noticing a pattern? People will do anything to discredit activism because it makes them have to examine their behavior, and that’s uncomfortable.) In case the anonymous person was serious, this is an example of cultural exchange, which is a cool and exciting process where people participate in each other’s cultures together. What’s described in this ask is not cultural appropriation. Read more here.
- Firstly, this isn’t directly related to the theme of “tumblr tearing the world apart” since it was an interaction that happened in real life, but we’ll ignore for argument’s sake. This is an example of a person with passing privilege whose experiences and contact with one of their mother cultures is being erased because of that privilege. I can’t speak for mixed-race people, but honestly this person should focus on negotiating the boundaries of her identity and privilege; that’s a way more productive conversation/internal process than getting angry about someone whose heart is in the right place- protecting people from cultural appropriation. (She totally has a right to be frustrated at her identity being erased, but attributing that anger to “political correctness” instead of a racist society doesn’t help anyone.)
- SPEAKING OF SORTING PEOPLE. I’m not 100% certain what this person is getting at because the social justice movement definitely recognizes that mixed race people exist and have complicated relationships with privilege and power because of that. Some people definitely misuse the term “poc”, which is where I think this complaint is coming from? But yeah, people definitely know about/discuss the experience of not falling neatly into either category. By the way, those categories aren’t a result a “SJW”s: they were set up by a racist, white supremacist society that categorized people based off of ancestry and POC eventually came about as a banner term under which non-white people could unite without using the word “non-white” (because defining yourself by something you’re not is really awful).
- It’s not that a culture is somehow “threatened” by random hipsters. It’s that white people have a long history of stealing important cultural things from native peoples, forcing native peoples to adopt white culture and institutions, and forbidding said people from participating in their own culture. It’s that white people take things, exotify them, and make a profit while mocking and excluding people of color.
- Same issue as above. White people don’t go in with open minds and hands and learn and participate in cultural exchange; they just serve bastardized versions of other cultures’ food at way higher prices.
- Ah, yes, the old, “one person isn’t offended so why are you????”, as though one person could speak for an entire race. Not to mention, Japanese people can have very different experiences from Japanese-Americans/Japanese-in-other-Western countries because they don’t experience the ostracism and racism in their day-to-day life. They’re not the ones having to deal with racist white people exotifying them on a daily basis.
- Same as 7.
- Again, this is an example of cultural exchange, not appropriation, and is actually a beautiful and heartfelt example. Do people on tumblr sometimes rush to judge? Definitely. They also spread things that are baseless and have difficulty fact checking. That doesn’t mean that white girls getting sugar skull tattoos because they’re ~exotic~ is okay and doesn’t delegitimize an entire movement.
- "White people and poc shouldn’t be friends" was not the point of that post. That post was probably made by a kind of misguided, probably young White Ally who doesn’t yet realize that it’s not their place to make posts ~supposing~ and ~sympathizing~ with theoretical things poc have gone through instead of, you know, signal boosting the very real, very racist things that happen every day. The job of a white ally (or the ally of any group) is to use their privilege to amplify the voices of people who don’t have said privilege and use their positions of power to improve circumstances for others. These kinds of posts are neither productive nor wanted, but the poster sounds very young in their journey examining themselves, but that’s okay because true allyship is a process of unlearning a lot of harmful things that we all absorb because of our culture, and hopefully someone sat them down and explained why that post wasn’t okay instead of, you know, screenshotting it and using it to mock an entire community of people.
tl;dr: learn the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange. There’s a lot of misdirected ire. The reason a lot of these are from anonymous people is because they’re not being made by actual activists. Y’all do way too much pointing to random people and using it to discredit entire movements with minimal research- as one text post put it recently, “I saw a post about otherkin recently on a troll blog so now I don’t support trans people :( “. Honestly, if you actually educated yourself on these issues and dug about two inches deeper, you’d realize that troll blogs and a couple young allies (who have a long way to go and need to be guided and corrected) have blinded you to a very real, very essential movement.
and if that’s still too long: think twice before you reblog shit from a URL like “check-your-privilege-feminsts”. (Because mocking a totally valid process in your tumblr URL is definitely how you enact real change!)
- You’re white and still enabling the “white savior” complex to speak on behalf of the people of other cultures
- You are literally telling mixed people that they don’t actually belong in their own cultures because YOU personally think that “white passing” allows you to say that. As if this “white passing” “privilege” social justice bullshit is not only racist but also contributing to many identity crisis issues with people of mixed race.
- It’s not just white people that have taken other cultures. Ever heard of cultural exchange? It has occurred since the beginning of time in every single culture on earth. If it didn’t we’d all be dangerously isolating ourselves from the world around us.
- You say that just because one person isn’t offended, doesn’t mean another can’t be. So then just remember with that logic, if one person is offended that doesn’t mean all people are offended and you don’t get to speak on everyone’s behalf. Also, let’s keep in mind and remind everyone that you’re white and speaking on other culture’s behalf still.
- My blog title is extremely accurate, as “feminism” basically only applies to privileged women in first world countries pretending to be oppressed.
tl;dr: think twice before reblogging stuff and adding ignorant comments. Why don’t you SJWs just say what you actually are: politically correct segregationists. You don’t want people to connect and learn about other cultures and places around the world, you want us to remain ignorant, oblivious, and exclusionary, separated by skin color and ethnicity. Your ideology is not progressive, it is regressive.
This is an excellent post explaining why “cultural appropriation” is bullshit.
I didn’t even learn to cook food (ANY food) or eat fish until I was 16 and lived in Japan for a semester with my ‘second mom’. When I went back to Japan for college, I was at her house almost every weekend for four years, in over my head in Japanese food, Japanese culture, Japanese table manners, and my mother’s well-welcomed advice on how to fit into Japanese society. It was her ultimate goal to teach me everything about how the Japanese thought and acted socially so that I might get a good job and be successful in my second home. The response from my Japanese friends? I began to share their sense of humor and formed deeper ties with them. I got their jokes. I understood their stress. It made my life so much richer, easier, and more fun.
But anyway my mixed-race ass and my mix-raced boyfriend’s cute ass will be having a very Japanese dinner tonight because I am damn good at Japanese cuisine. Don’t tell the cultural appropriation police! (whom I believe are very different from SJWs but w/e w/e)
PS: Our lunch yesterday was French because a very close friend at uni was a French girl who shared my passion of cooking. Quelle horreur!
OH Jeez, “Quelle horreur!”? You aren’t French stop with your cultural appropriation of the French language kthx. GAWD
LOL at the last one. Sorry for my internalized racism all but one of my friends.