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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged oppression

Sep 13 '14

foucault-the-haters:

When an oppressor says “we’re not all like that” it just means “I know some of us are like that but I’m going to spend my time policing your views instead.”

Jul 8 '14

petitsirena:

sticks and stones may break my bones, but language dictates everything from social norms to legislation and it’s indeed often used to bolster violence and oppression sooOo

May 26 '14

Tweets concerning UCSB shooting, misogyny, and masculinity by Imran Siddiquee, Director of Communications for The Representation Project, the organization behind Miss Represenation and the soon-to-be-released documentary The Mask You Live In

Now THAT’s a man for men to live up to.

Apr 28 '14

yulebug:

how ignorant do you have to be that you think “oppression works both ways” do you even know what oppression is

(Source: speedlimit15)

Feb 10 '14
  • *Post making fun of oppressed people*
  • Oppressed people: Hey, that isn't cool.
  • Oppressors: GEEZ, TAKE A JOKE!!! GOSH, YOU CAN'T BE CODDLED FOREVER THE WORLD WON'T CATER TO UR SILLY WHIMS!!
  • *Post making fun of oppressors*
  • Oppressors: This shit. I cannot STAND this shit right here. YOU REALLY THINK THAT BECAUSE YOU'RE "''''OPPRESSED''''" YOU CAN BE MEAN TO MAJORITY GROUPS? HATE GETS US NOWHERE GUYS. STOP FUCKING BULLYING OR I'LL STOP SUPPORTING YOU AND YOUR MOVEMENT. FUCKING HYPOCRITES, I SWEAR TO GOD. THIS IS /JUST/ AS BAD AS WHEN WE OPPRESS YOU!
Jan 27 '14
marfmellow:

Goooooo in! I am home!

marfmellow:

Goooooo in! I am home!

Jan 18 '14

Anonymous asked:

Do you not believe hate breeds more hate?

blue-author:

cishits:

I believe “hate breeds more hate” is a phrase that

  1. is used to blame the victims of hateful actions for those actions
  2. deliberately ignores the source of the hate
  3. excuses the oppressor
  4. attempts to control how the oppressed react to their oppressors

If Person A says something cissexist to Person B & Person B responds aggressively, Person B is not “breeding more hate.” Person A is obviously already hateful. Person B has every single fucking right to be angry. 

We have every single fucking right to be angry.

If the people who said this really believed that “hate breeds hate”, they would understand Person B’s reaction and be addressing their advice towards Person A.

Nov 23 '13
"Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential."
Junot Díaz, “The Junot Díaz Episode" (18 November 2013) on Fan Bros, a podcast “for geek culture via people of colors” (via elledy)

(Source: kynodontas)

Oct 24 '13
"In a colorblind society, white people, who are unlikely to experience disadvantages due to race, can effectively ignore racism, justify the current social order, and feel more comfortable with their relatively privileged standing in society (Fryberg, 2010). Most minorities, however, who regularly encounter difficulties due to race, experience colorblind ideologies quite differently. Colorblindness creates a society that denies their negative racial experiences, rejects their cultural heritage, and invalidates their unique perspectives."
 Monica Williams, Ph.D, “Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism,” Psychology Today

(Source: brandx)

Oct 7 '13
"

To survive, subjugated people must understand people with power, but the reverse is not true. When members of devalued groups have a critical awareness of their positions, they earn a standpoint that may allow them to see the world with less bias.

Standpoint theory claims that marginalized groups can generate unique insights into how a society works. Women, minorities, gays and lesbians, people of lower socioeconomic class, intersexuals, transsexuals, and others who are outside the cultural center may see the society from perspectives that are less distorted, less biased, and more layered than those who occupy more central social locations. Marginalized perspectives can inform all of us about how our society operates. Maria Lugones and Elizabeth Spelman (1983) point out that dominant groups have the luxury of not having to understand the perspective of less privileged groups.

They don’t need to learn about others in order to survive.

"

- Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender, & Culture,

Julia T. Wood (via lola-forizzle)

Another reason why I’ve never truly envied my oppressors. Who’d wanna condemn themselves to an entire life of such ignorance and ineptitude?