Watching the last two episodes of buffy is literally the best thing to give me all the feminist giddy feels. like the representation, the badness, the misandry, what could possibly be better?
White women and black men have it both ways. They can act as oppressor or be oppressed. Black men may be victimized by racism, but sexism allows them to act as exploiters and oppressors of women. White women may be victimized by sexism, but racism enabled them to act as exploiters and oppressors of black people. Both groups have led liberation movements that favor their interests and support the continued oppression of other groups. Black male sexism has undermined struggles to eradicate racism just as white female racism undermines feminist struggle. As long as these two groups or any group defines liberation as gaining social equality with ruling class white men, they have a vested interest in the continued exploitation and oppression of others.
The problem with the lack of intersectionality in feminism has a long and deep history, from Ain’t I a Woman to The Feminine Mystique to Slutwalk. What are often framed as “women’s concerns” or “feminist issues” are, more accurately, the concerns of white women, especially white middle-to-upper-class women. Most attempts to broaden this focus are met with concerns regarding the of “dilution” of feminism, as if gender were the only issue that affects women.
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When self proclaimed feminists try to convince others that not all feminists are:
- distrustful of men
in an attempt to validate the movement, you shit on your sisters.
WOW you go graffiti those girls restrooms walls
cover them with slogans like
‘DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE A FEMINIST’
when the women who are going to have to clean those walls at 4 am, while you sleep soundly in your warm bed in the suburbs, are immigrant women being paid minimum wage
you don’t think of them you don’t even see them
when you make your point by hurting women from my community don’t be surprised that we don’t have the least bit of respect for your idea of feminism
I’m going to make this as clear as possible.
I am not going to give up any of my hard-earned space within feminism for any man who already has space elsewhere in society to express his opinions and share his experiences.
Because those men do not need my safe space. I do.
- when men complain that all feminists hate men
- we can deduce that they think its wrong to hate all men
- yet they’re fine with some men hating all women
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A Muslim cleric has condemned to death Amina Tyler, a young 19 year old Tunisian who published a picture of herself topless, Amina posted on her Facebook account a picture with the phrase: “My body belongs to me, and is not the source of anyone’s honor.” She is a member of the group Femen, a feminist movement emerged in Ukraine in 2008 performing their topless protests to draw attention. The unusual protest sparked rejected her own family, which is considered a “insulting the modesty of a woman” and Islam.
“This young woman according to Islamic law deserves to between 80 and 100 lashes, but she did much more than that so she deserves to be stoned to death,” the religious Tunisian daily said “Assabah News” .
Amina represents us.
We the undersigned unequivocally defend Amina, and demand that her life and liberty are protected and that those who have threatened her will be immediately prosecuted.
Sign the petition here
Please sign and signal boost! This is a fucking life at stake.
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because this response pretty much sums it up. (and the article is awesome)
Get in an argument with an anti-sj or pro-injustice whatever everyone’s calling them these days and they’ll scream that they don’t like racism or sexism or discrimination (sexual, body etc) but that social justice doesn’t do it right and the “drink bleach” comments supposedly said by “SJWs” are the reason why they are anti social justice.
But none of their actions lead me to believe that.
I don’t believe that (as a whole) anti-sj is really for social justice. I don’t believe that most anti-sj actually believe they have privilege whether it be male or cis or white. I don’t believe that anti-sj are anti-racism. I don’t.
They don’t believe that people are oppressed. They don’t think this social justice blogging actually works (and it DOES. there’s been many incidences in which it has message me if you want proof). They don’t want to confront their privileges and actually make the world a better place.
They just SAY they do so that they continue spreading vitriol - because for most of them the status quo benefits them. If social justice were to prevail they would have to give up the things they are fighting so desperately to keep at the cost of the oppression of marginalized groups.
And its really fucking sad that they’d make blogs and spend actual time to be anti-sj when they could be pro-social justice (but of course, they don’t even believe in social justice. Why would they?)
So every time I see someone label themselves anti-sj I know they’re most likely a terrible human being. Mhm.
Some of the anti-sj:s can be nice though, but otherwise I totally agree with this post - fighting against social justice bloggers under the parole that “social justice bloggers divide the movement and exclude people” while at the same time personally attacking, bullying and ridiculing anyone who writes about privilege or feminism doesn’t add up for me.
If you really want to critically discuss the social justice movement, be polite, read peoples posts with good intention, try to understand the message without killing the messenger. Then we can talk.
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