le saint patron de l'athéisme.

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; all else is but opinion.

oystergirlrhymes:

This semester I went to the White Privilege Conference in Madison, WI for my honors seminar about examining privilege. I made a poster about the behaviors of particular white female musicians who appropriate other cultures as a means of identity and sexualize/objectify WOC as a means of displaying sexual agency and social power. All under the guise of “empowerment”.


This is my take on the knowledge I found through seminar and readings, (esp. online articles) so in no way do I claim these ideas or concepts as my own.

(via whackamolly)

The amazing thing about “white guilt” is that it allows white people to take the suffering of other people and somehow make it about us again.

I’m not saying racism isn’t a problem — I’m saying that if you want to fix a problem, you should be driven by compassion (“caring about other people”), not guilt (“concern about how people will judge you”).

—J. F. Sargent, cracked.com

officialprincessjasmine:

jonbutter:

i saw a sjw bingo card so i thought i’d make an anti sjw bingo card b/c u guys are just as predictable lol


"i’m not against social justice i’m against social justice warriors"

"Compare something to rape or slavery that isn’t rape or slavery."i.e. “Guvermint takes mah guns!!!! That’s slavery!!!! Taking away mah second amemment right is the same as rape!!!”Actual thing I read on Facebook, translated from the original hick gibberish.

officialprincessjasmine:

jonbutter:

i saw a sjw bingo card so i thought i’d make an anti sjw bingo card b/c u guys are just as predictable lol

"i’m not against social justice i’m against social justice warriors"

"Compare something to rape or slavery that isn’t rape or slavery."

i.e. “Guvermint takes mah guns!!!! That’s slavery!!!! Taking away mah second amemment right is the same as rape!!!”

Actual thing I read on Facebook, translated from the original hick gibberish.

(via thisiswhiteprivilege)

zoeyposthuman asked: I'm actually curious here, who is more privileged, a queer white transwoman or a cis heterosexual POC male?

thisiswhiteprivilege:

.. I don’t understand why people who don’t get it, so to say, always think privilege and marginalization is some kind of checklist. Whoever gets “more” isn’t going to win. There is no winning. Frankly, I’m irritated that you would use people’s actual experiences for your little curiosity.

-CS

awsickdude asked: One of my main characters is Korean-American, but I'm afraid of white-washing his ancestry or making him into a stereotypical caricature. So I was wondering if you had any resources about Korean culture, writing characters outside of my race, etc?

theroadpavedwithwords:

fixyourwritinghabits:

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I swear, like clockwork, we get this question nearly every month. What is the secret to writing something different from me? There are no secrets, there is no guides, no quick lists of what all Korean-Americans are like (because no one works that way). Don’t treat characters like they’re some unfathomable other, because they’re not, they’re human beings like you and me and anyone else.

Why are you worried about writing a stereotypical caricature? Is it because that’s all you know? Change that. Consume media written by Korean-Americans, realize that being Korean-American will effect who he is just like your background effects who you are, and make sure your characters are human beings.

Worried about white-washing history? Read history. There’s lots of it out there, by Korean-Americans, and it’s easily accessible on the internet. Go to museums, check out books assigned in Asian American studies. They exist, you’re just not looking for them.

Stop being afraid of writing POC characters because “you might get it wrong.” Do type the questions you just asked me into google, and start from there. Do realize that your characters are human, share the same interests and motivations as everyone else, and should be treated as such. .

STANDING OVATION OVER HERE.

thisiswhiteprivilege:

Give it 50 years and I bet white teens will be wearing Osama Bin Laden t-shirts and calling themselves Taliban and just soaking in how TRENDY they are.