““White knighting” is a pejorative term bigots use to undermine such actions from men who are using their voices for support, not for condemnation and misogyny. Bigots use it to claim men are supporting women in the hopes of sleeping with women. Because, apparently, that’s the only reason you would ever want to treat someone as a person.”― Fanboys, White Knights, and the Hairball of Online Misogyny - The Daily Beast (via wilwheaton)
"Power in firebending comes from the breath”
moves so fresh you revive the dead comics
it genuinely baffles me that men don’t want women in positions of power because “they’re slaves to their hormones/emotions” and yet one of the first lines of defence when it comes to rape cases tends to be “it’s hardly his fault look at what she was wearing how could we expect him to control himself”Gee, it’s almost as if misogyny isn’t based in logic.
Hanging out with Ruckus, the baby African Pied Crow.
This is an important message on how privilege really works.
a very good post.
privilege is not a sin or moral failing that you have to correct, nor does it mean you have nothing relevant to say; tumblr uses the concept completely wrong most of the time.
the actual sense of the term is more like ‘defaultness’ — being the baseline in society’s eyes, not standing out, not being the sticking-up nail or the squeaky wheel. and the reasonable response to realizing this is not to apologize and feel bad — and it’s certainly not to try to be less default, that goes to really weird places — but to consider your new level of awareness and apply it to the society around you. it’s a useful tool. it’s like a UV camera that shows up fingerprints and bloodstains so you can investigate a crime scene. it’s like a polarizing camera filter that cuts out glare so you can see details. once you’re aware of what society deems ‘other’ or ‘exception’, you can see where to focus change to fix it.
the theory of privilege is a lens for seeing society more clearly, not a hammer to hit people with.
Ugh, say what you want about men, but at least we don’t spend half of our time complaining about the opposite sex. There is a trending attitude among the women of Tumblr, and that is ‘impossible to please’.
this just in
man complains about women complaining
doesn’t get irony
next at 11, women everywhere laugh at text post
when your family makes fun of something you’re passionate about and then claim they were ‘just teasing’
if you use a slur toward a group youre not a part of your punishment should be saying that slur over and over while locked in a room with a group of ridiculously strong people of said affected groups. your only weapon is a tiny set of maracas
I would make it into a song and dance number in the stereotypical accent of that group. They wouldn’t stop laughing long enough to beat me up.
have you ever interacted with other people in your life
written by Peter David
art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Michele Benevento, Dan Brown, & Andres Mossa