Also their clothes (pockets, pockets, pockets).
if stuff is made for men, it’s practical and helps them be human beings
if stuff is made for women, it’s pretty and helps us be decoration
You forgot, the stuff made for women is also more expensive
Will never NOT reblog stuff such as this.
so i was in the bus with this granny by my side when we spotted two girls kissing by the bus stop. the granny turned to me and said “these girls are so pretty. at their age i was pretty ugly. well, maybe that’s why i had to marry a man” i almost died omg
My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.
Asked by i-heal-miraculously
I get so many msgs like this, but I know you’ve been following me for a while so I’ll dignify yours with a response:
People of colour are not your teaching tools. ESPECIALLY not adopted orphans of colour.
It is NOT my intention much less my “job” to educate whites and non-adoptees.
The tasks of unmaking and shedding light on oppression should NEVER be relegated to the oppressed people.
Using me as a source for your benefit and saying "sorry for all the assholes shitting on you,” yet failing to publicly call out the other white bio spawn doing aforementioned shitting is actually terribly rude of you. Your thanks is ultimately nothing but misguided entitlement.
I keep track of my real allies who use my content freely to become better informed themselves, then come collect their own when I make clear that white folks/bio spawn are attacking me.
I’m sorry that’s how I seem to make you feel. It’s true that I rarely engage with people on tumblr and maybe I should do so moreoften. When I said that your blog taught me a lot it was in relation to my private life, in which my (white) cousin once removed has two (black) adopted kids which doesn’t always go well & whom I do criticize a lot for how she’s handling the situation. I also know lots of adoptees, some of which I showed your blog.
Also, thanks for quickly making your own judgement but I’m not white (as a romanian-hungarian I am not considered white in Switzerland & my families heritage is as everyones in eastern europe very complicated, but I do not expect you to care about that). Every member of my mothers family was forced to change their first names due to the ethnic cleansing in romania, so that is another reason for me to read your blog, because our history is not very well known and not much has been done in our favour, so reading up about how other groups are fighting oppression is great.
It is sad and pathetic how many whites still try to argue that ethnic discrimination and xenophobia are the same as racism.
i-heal-miraculously you can stop pretending to be an ally to adoptees because it is clear that you are just an ignorant hypocrite.
did that pasty spawn srsly just try to play oppression olympics with a third world war orphan? smh. race = ethnicity now? oh cool thanks i was getting real tired fighting antiblackness on weekdays and antisemitism on weekends. lol y i get the feeling the romanian adoptee mods are gonna school that spawn ass
I walked into a classroom where some young Tibetan students were practicing their chants, and all the kids suddenly grew very focused and well-behaved on account of the visitor. Except for this guy, who started laughing at me. Then he started laughing at himself laughing. Then he started laughing that he couldn’t stop laughing at himself laughing.
Asked by hellomynameisrae
This was a submission about a transracial adoptee feeling uncomfortable and attacked in her own home because her adoptive mother refuses to acknowledge racism and yet a bunch of whiny assholes are trying to shut her down because how dare she look to her mother for guidance and support. How are you even a fucking parent if you put your own feelings before your child’s?
This is why it’s hard for me to believe that white women can put down their narcissism long enough to be mothers. I’m not saying all white women are narcissists but … they may be around poc. Over the past couple of years I’ve watched white women, awesome white women, struggle to decenter themselves in discussions but it’s fucking hard. Even I start to feel bad for them.