oliviagrope:

swanjolras:

thebrokenhunterandhisbrokenangel:

worldofdrakan:

its-heaven-nowadays:

More Macklemore, less Robin Thicke.

And yet a huge percentage of Tumblr hates him. Not trying to be confrontational, but could someone please explain to me why this is?

Because he is a straight white guy and Tumblr isn’t always right. 

oh my god if i have to see this post on my dashboard one more time
all right, okay. let’s talk.
last year on a slow day in law/society class, my teacher showed us a movie where charlize theron was one of the only female workers in a mine in minnesota. she experienced a fuckload of sexual harassment, ofc; it was when she started daring to complain about the sexual harassment that shit got really bad.
i remember watching charlize theron go through all these awful things, and i remember getting vaguely invested in her as a heroine; yeah, you go charlize theron, you continue to work despite these harassment and assaults, you stand up for yourself when people shun you in the community, etc
and there was this climactic scene where the miners’ union was having a meeting, and charlize theron was going up to complain about something or tell people she was suing the company or smth, i can’t remember, and she stood there in front of this huge crowd of angry men who were booing her and catcalling her and shouting the worst things at her and she’s getting really miserable
and then her father, who also works at the mine, goes up and says “hey, you’re all jerks, think of your mothers & daughters, would you treat them this way,” and the miners are like “oh wow charlize theron totally does deserve our support etc” and then the movie continues
but all i could think was— what, so they’ll listen to a man but not to the woman who’s actually affected? why doesn’t charlize theron get to save the day and be the hero? in a conversation about sexism, why is his voice more important than hers?
we’re not mad at macklemore. or— well, we are mad at macklemore, but we’re more mad at the system that prioritizes macklemore over actual queer rappers, over actual rappers of color, who have been saying exactly the same shit for decades and been ignored.
we’re mad at the system that gives more attention to straight allies than queer activists.
we’re mad at the system that only supports queer rights when they are quiet and polite and have cute graphics.
we’re mad at the system that makes macklemore a hero of of the queer struggle but doesn’t know marsha p. johnson’s name.
we’re mad at the system that will listen to macklemore when he comes to defend us— but won’t listen to us.
we’re mad at the system that has constructed itself to make damn certain that only straight cis white boys can be heroes.
it’s fuckin’ great that macklemore thought he was gay in third grade. but the system would rather give his third grade gay freakout the spotlight than our actual whole-life queer experiences— and that’s not okay.

We are also mad at the fact that Macklemore is using the fact that people would rather listen to him when he talks about white privilege and gay rights to his advantage…..but then acts like he doesn’t want it. He wants to call out these forms of oppression RIGHT AFTER the oppressions have helped him.

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oliviagrope:

swanjolras:

thebrokenhunterandhisbrokenangel:

worldofdrakan:

its-heaven-nowadays:

More Macklemore, less Robin Thicke.

And yet a huge percentage of Tumblr hates him. Not trying to be confrontational, but could someone please explain to me why this is?

Because he is a straight white guy and Tumblr isn’t always right. 

oh my god if i have to see this post on my dashboard one more time

all right, okay. let’s talk.

last year on a slow day in law/society class, my teacher showed us a movie where charlize theron was one of the only female workers in a mine in minnesota. she experienced a fuckload of sexual harassment, ofc; it was when she started daring to complain about the sexual harassment that shit got really bad.

i remember watching charlize theron go through all these awful things, and i remember getting vaguely invested in her as a heroine; yeah, you go charlize theron, you continue to work despite these harassment and assaults, you stand up for yourself when people shun you in the community, etc

and there was this climactic scene where the miners’ union was having a meeting, and charlize theron was going up to complain about something or tell people she was suing the company or smth, i can’t remember, and she stood there in front of this huge crowd of angry men who were booing her and catcalling her and shouting the worst things at her and she’s getting really miserable

and then her father, who also works at the mine, goes up and says “hey, you’re all jerks, think of your mothers & daughters, would you treat them this way,” and the miners are like “oh wow charlize theron totally does deserve our support etc” and then the movie continues

but all i could think was— what, so they’ll listen to a man but not to the woman who’s actually affected? why doesn’t charlize theron get to save the day and be the hero? in a conversation about sexism, why is his voice more important than hers?

we’re not mad at macklemore. or— well, we are mad at macklemore, but we’re more mad at the system that prioritizes macklemore over actual queer rappers, over actual rappers of color, who have been saying exactly the same shit for decades and been ignored.

we’re mad at the system that gives more attention to straight allies than queer activists.

we’re mad at the system that only supports queer rights when they are quiet and polite and have cute graphics.

we’re mad at the system that makes macklemore a hero of of the queer struggle but doesn’t know marsha p. johnson’s name.

we’re mad at the system that will listen to macklemore when he comes to defend us— but won’t listen to us.

we’re mad at the system that has constructed itself to make damn certain that only straight cis white boys can be heroes.

it’s fuckin’ great that macklemore thought he was gay in third grade. but the system would rather give his third grade gay freakout the spotlight than our actual whole-life queer experiences— and that’s not okay.

We are also mad at the fact that Macklemore is using the fact that people would rather listen to him when he talks about white privilege and gay rights to his advantage…..but then acts like he doesn’t want it.
He wants to call out these forms of oppression RIGHT AFTER the oppressions have helped him.

Safe Space and my blog

queenofthecretaceous:

sentientcitizen:

There is some stupid shit going down on one of my friend’s tumblrs right now. In light of it, I’d just like to take the opportunity to say: if I ever say something awful? like, racist or transphobic or misogynistic or what-have-you? Odds are good I wasn’t aware of the implications of what I was saying.

I’d really love it if you’d call me on it… but I’d also really love if you’d be courteous enough to attack what I said, rather than attacking me directly. Because I really do try to maintain this blog as a safe, anti-oppressive space for everyone. Sometimes I fuck that up, and you have a right to be angry when I do! But attacking people rather than their ideas - acting like one comment is a direct indication of a person’s entire character, rather than a reflection of faulty logic or a poorly thought-out moment - doesn’t make spaces any safer. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Okay? Okay.

So when you do call me out on my mistakes, I fully intend to apologize sincerely and thoroughly, remove or alter the offending material, and strive not to do it again. But I’d take it as a courtesy if the call-out I’m responding to takes the form of “you did a fucking stupid thing, please stop,” rather than “you’re a fucking stupid idiot, please die.”“

Thanks in advance.

In case I wasn’t clear enough before, Essie says things way better than I ever can.  

ihaveabsolutelynoidea:

Things that are not inherently awful or something you should feel ashamed of:

  • being white
  • being male
  • being cisgendered
  • being straight or heteronormative
  • being able bodied
  • being neurotypical
  • being conventionally attractive

Things that suck and you should feel ashamed of:

  • denying the privilege that comes with being any of those things
  • attempting to highlight your thoughts, views, ideas, experiences, etc, over those of the people you have privilege over when discussing their oppression
  • complaining whenever someone of the oppressed group calls you out
  • mislabeling, misgendering, or using slurs to refer to said oppressed group
  • trying to showcase your allyship by over-exaggerating your beliefs or vying for attention for acting like a decent person 

It’s really that simple. 

I really needed to see this post. I know you rebloged it, but thank Kaira.

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