Research: *disagrees with TITP*
TITP: THEY'RE PAID TO LIE ALL THIS RESEARCH BY BIG PHARM IT'S JUST EXPLOITATION OF FAT PEOPLE FOR MONEY WE KNOW OUR BODIES BETTER THAN SCIENCE CAN EXPLAIN
Research: *agrees with TITP*
TITP: financial interest does need to be accounted for, but don’t throw out all research done by pharmaceutical companies

Also, I don’t know how prevalent this was in other people’s schools, but when I was in middle school, everyone became super conscious about being racist and was afraid to even call someone black as a descriptive term. They would immediately default to “African-American” even without knowing if that person actually had any roots in Africa.

So basically, as an adult, I can see that people still (but knowingly) prefer being incorrect if it means being “politically correct.”

I don’t know how popular this opinion is, but

I support Raven Symone in her statement about her identity (though not about Americans being colorless people). She’s not dismissing that she’s a black woman, but she doesn’t feel that she can identify as an African-American. It’s annoying to read comments from people saying “lol you’re obviously black” because yeah, but black is not synonymous with African-American. Not everyone who is black has cultural roots from Africa (and not everyone from Africa identifies as black). We don’t expect white Americans who identify as simply American (because they are generations down the line) to identify as European-American, so I don’t see why we wouldn’t extend that same courtesy to black Americans. 

I can see why it’s upsetting for some people to hear her claim that she doesn’t identify as African-American, but it’s not fair to push that identity onto her.

"ugh have these models been photoshopped, they look unnatural, unhealthy and gross"
“some people actually look like this so stop bashing the models”
“I’m not bashing the models, just the overuse of Photoshop”

Honestly, to me, all forms of Tumblr activism is basically just like

Group 1: *excludes certain people from a club*
Group 2: FUCK YOU GUYS, WE’LL MAKE OUR OWN CLUB
Group 2: YASSSS WE SLAAAAY
Group 2: You guys are *insert every bad adjective*
Group 2: You can’t be in our club lol
Group 2: Ugh, how are we still not accepted in their club!!!

marygreenman:

marygreenman:

marygreenman:

stahp-thinprivilege:

but when a guy says “not all men,” they’re not really saying “lol i’m so great you should fall at my feet because i’m not like those other men”

pretty sure they’re just saying, “oh hey, not all men are like this stop trying to…

Think about it this way. 

Have you ever been encountered by a group of bullies? Don’t you associate certain traits with those bullies and make a point to avoid people who hold these traits?  

Nobody is saying all men are rapist. At least nobody who truly understands what it means to be a feminist. That’s not what the message is. The message is that men are dangerous. If you want to be technical about it, the exact message is that men can be dangerous, far more easily then say, a woman.

Part of that is the power men are given over nearly everyone else. That’s the issue. It’s the power structure that makes the danger men present so much more prominent. It’s the power structure that allows them to be more damaging in their attitudes of entitlement and ownership. When you debunk any outcry to that with “NOT ALL MEN” you are silencing others who are bucking against the power structure. Who are trying to gain, at least the right -  the POWER - to say no and have it be heard and respected.

I mentioned a while ago on this blog that every bully I’ve ever had in my formative years was either a black or Hispanic girl. Please tell me that I would’ve been justified in avoiding all black and Hispanic girls thereafter. Think about it and then think what it means to generalize a group of people and then think about how shitty and unfair it is to that group, just like how shitty it would’ve been if I chose to deem all black/Hispanic girls bullies.

I can acknowledge that men are more dangerous to women than women are to men. Some men do fucked up shit and men in general do have privileges over women. You can discuss male privilege all you want without shitting all over men. But if you do choose to decide to shit all over men, don’t justify it with “it’s not about your feelings!” My original post was about this; men aren’t feeling entitled to women through “not all men.” “Not all men” is a phrase usually said after someone tries to put all men in this box of shitty traits that reasonable, good men do not want to be in. This is the reaction of anyone who’s been stereotyped.

(via thissoulisminetodrive)

marygreenman:

marygreenman:

stahp-thinprivilege:

but when a guy says “not all men,” they’re not really saying “lol i’m so great you should fall at my feet because i’m not like those other men”

pretty sure they’re just saying, “oh hey, not all men are like this stop trying to perpetuate a stereotype…

You have to remember that we live in an age where violence against women is not only defended,  but justified. Women are taught that being polite means not saying no, and that if they DO say no, men are justified in their unwanted aggressive advances. Men are not taught that rape is wrong. Women are taught to avoid the things that “cause” rape. Men are not taught to take responsibility for their actions, while women are taught to walk on the other side of the road incase that man coming towards you is an attacker. Men are only now being taught that no means no. Women are being taught that the size of the skirt they’re wearing defends any attacks that are hurled towards her, be it rape or insults from other women. 

When a man approaches us, we have to be careful. We have to work out ways to avoid angering men. Because if they decide to attack us? It will always somehow be our fault. 

Look, you’re allowed to feel uncomfortable around men, no one is saying otherwise. Men aren’t saying, “I’m so great, you should hang out with me, even though you don’t want to!” If you feel like you’re protecting yourself by avoiding men, that’s your prerogative. The problem I’m speaking to is feminists who disparage all men, on account of a few bad apples. That’s where “not all men” comes in. Yelling “all men are rapists” is hardly a means of protection and it’s not okay. Obviously, of all the issues at hand, it’s not the biggest issue, but it’s not progressive at all, does nothing for the cause, and is just generally a shitty thing to do.

I don’t expect any person from a group being poorly stereotyped to just nod along and I certainly don’t advocate justifying it.

(via thissoulisminetodrive)

Some humans are shitty, therefore, avoid all humans for your safety.

*insert bowl of M&M’s analogy here*

That bowl of M&M’s analogy in regards to “Not All Men” can go die now.

NIGHTNIGHT by DEDDY