There’s a stereotype that black people are lazy. I don’t know if that’s true, but I know white people went all the way to Africa to get out of doing work.
OMG FUCK YOU YOU STUPID PIECE OF SHIT DISNEY MOVIES WERENT CREATED FOR YOU THEY WERE CREATED FOR KIDS SORRY IF THEY DONT MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS FUCK YOU
Once upon a time I was babysitting my 12 year-old cousin and I took her to the mall for food and window shopping. This was around the time Enchanted came out so of course the walls were lined with Giselle. Not that I particularly minded, Enchanted was a good film.
So at any rate, I was casually browsing some of the outfits they had out and pick out this pink sparkly dress meant to be Aurora’s. I said, “Hey, Destiny, why don’t you wear this for Halloween?”
I should note I was just joking because this was the age where she was rebelling against dresses but rather than to comment on that she simply replied with, “That isn’t for me.”
I thought she was talking about the fact that I was holding up a dress so I pressed on, “Aw why not? C’mooon! I’m sure it’ll look great on you! Oh we could get you a nice tiara and sparkly heels-“
But she shook her head and went, “That’s only for white girls.”
Of course it was the initial line that took me by surprise, but even moreso was the sheer matter-of-factness that was in her voice. She wasn’t even fazed by it and talked as if was telling me some fact that I must have missed in a memo.
She went on to look at the TV screen but I kept going through the outfits thinking that maybe Jasmine or Pocahontas or Mulan would work, but that wasn’t the problem.
The problem IS that she is the so-called target audience for a store in which she found nothing for her and she accepted it as a fact.
The problem IS that all of this princess stuff isn’t FOR her.
The problem IS that I went through this revelation when I was her age and I thought that it would have ended a long time ago.
The problem IS that they rejoiced in Tiana only to get three more non-POC princesses.
And the problem is that all of this will CONTINUE to be and I just don’t know if I would be able to stand watching my two year-old niece realize this herself.
Because we’re Mexican, we’re mixed, we’re African-American, but most importantly we’re not white.
So you know what? No. Fuck YOU.
Because I WAS a kid. These princess movies WERE created for me, my cousins, my niece, and damn near every other little girl I have know in my lifetime.
And we were NEVER a part of their formula.
We are NEVER going to be a part of their formula.
I’m sick of this shit. I want to see this shit change and I’m not going to sit around waiting for it to change.
I am going to raise hell and I will bust my ass through school and I will get my degree and I will get into the animation industry and I will fight my absolute hardest to help in the change because if there’s one thing I never want to see again is a kid questioning why movies refuse to acknowledge their existence.
So you sit the fuck down and you shut the fuck up and you go through hearing this shit from four different kids and then you see if you can get off your fucking ass and say that shit to me again.
I think if dudebros are gonna compare period pain to Kicked in The Balls pain they’re gonna have to follow that same, societally ingrained shaming code that ladies do.
No don’t talk about how much your balls hurt that’s gross.
Stop whining it doesn’t hurt that bad.
You’re really emotional, did you get kicked in the balls?
Don’t even listen to him he just got kicked in the balls.
He may still love you. He probably does. He probably doesn’t know what he wants. He probably still thinks about you all the time. But that isn’t what matters. What matters is what he’s doing about it, and what he’s doing about it is nothing. And if he’s doing nothing, you most certainly shouldn’t do anything. You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life.
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(via kellryan)there’s a lot of quotes on here that make a lot of sense to me and I can relate to really well, but this quote for some reason really just took a huge place in my heart and instantly made me realize. I really love this quote. (via crybabyjpg)
Stonewall was colored folks, poor folks, transsexuals, femmes, butches… a little bit of everybody. But the narrative that gets sold to people is that it was all these “A-Gay” white normative people. That’s not who riots. Sorry.
shrimp are referred to as an abomination four times more than homosexuality is in the bible
Which is fucked up because both shrimp and dick are fucking delicious
The Straight White Guy Industry
If you aren’t straight, white, and a guy, you don’t matter to game publishers.
A little under a year ago, I was throwing around the idea of writing about sexism in games. Just sexism. Eventually, this idea evolved into the much broader topic of discrimination and under-representation in games—not a small subject, by any means. Over the course of the months since, I wrote, scrapped, rewrote, edited, cut, re-edited, recut, rewrote, and finally completed an article that is now known as The Straight White Guy Industry, which critiques the widespread racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination, objectification, and ignorance within the video game industry and community. If you enjoy this article, please share it and join the conversation. If you don’t like this article, please share it and join the conversation.
I was with you up until the point where you decided that the best course of action is telling marginalized people to patiently explain things to ignorant straight white dudes instead of yelling at them.
In my experience, giving the responsibility of remedying ignorance to the people most directly and adversely harmed by it does nothing good. It’s not the odd encounter here and there. It’s everyday, all the time. It’s the background noise of the entire industry.
When people take the time to explain this calmly, rationally, and patiently (say, for the first dozen or so times it comes up), the response is usually not, “Oh. I never saw it that way. Thanks for explaining.” What tends to happen is a staunch refusal to listen. It’s the constant invalidation of the lived experiences that have informed the perspectives of those who deal with racism, sexism, and homophobia on a daily basis. It’s the constant attempts to undermine the fact that we know what we’re talking about. It’s the constant renderings of an experience that real people go through into an interesting idea to talk and debate and argue about. This is not one or two people, it’s most of people, most of the time.
Telling women, people of color, and/or LGBTQ people to be more polite when faced with that makes an already heavy burden (being constantly bombarded with messages of one’s own inferiority at every level of society, for instance) even heavier.
Instead, why not focus on getting straight white male gamers to actually listen better?
U.S.A: Where abortion is murder and the murder of Black people isn’t.
Only in America can a dead black boy go on trial for his own murder.
No, the next Nelson Mandela of the world is rotting in a jail cell tonight, just like Mandela nearly withered for 27 years on Robben Island. Or he is on someone’s terrorist watch list, or she is segregated and searched every time she travels through an international airport. Somewhere, government spies are reading the emails of the next Nelson Mandela. They are tracking his cell phone and listening to his calls, or monitoring her meetings with their undercover cops.
Any thoughts on the "Guy Brings His White Girl To Barbershop In Harlem And Gets Hated On By Black Hairdresser" video going around? I get the point of it, but I see a lot of people interpreting it as "being racist against white people"/"reverse racism" when that really ISN'T the case. Any thoughts?
I just watched the video and like sure, whatever, I get the point but a few things:
- It erases the racialized antiblack misogyny (misogynoir) that black women face every single day within our community which manifests itself in many black men openly shaming and shitting on black women. Anger and frustration about that is posited as the “irrational” position of a “reverse racist”
- It oversimplifies frustrations about white supremacy which elevate white female bodies while conversely denigrating those of black women, and which leads to many black men flaunting and treating white women (and light skinned mixed women) far better than they do black women.
- It draws false equivalencies between the discrimination that particular white woman faced in that instance and the institutional nature of racism making it easy for viewers to blandly state that reverse racism exists when it doesn’t.
I am mixed myself and of course don’t see there as being anything wrong with interracial relationships, but these bland inaccurate oversimplifications of issues which are far more complex than “oh my god that black girl is reverse racist against white girls in interracial relationships” are just so boring and irritating.