I think that person's point was that, in your post, you say people can be oppressed based on their sex and can acknowledge that men aren't oppressed by women. But the identifiers "woman" and "man" describe a person's gender identity, not sex. It's also a bit problematic to say people suffer "misogyny" for their sex. Trans men have male privilege and are known to be sexist toward trans women and cis women. Transmisogyny effects trans women, but not trans men.
Ahhhh, okay. Thank you for helping me out! I was using sex rather than gender because not everybody is cis and just because somebody is designated female at birth doesn’t mean they identify as such, but I’m beginning see where I mis-stepped. Thank you.
Hey fellow white people, MLK day isn't about throwing ignorant b.s. in PoC's askboxes. STOP. Try and use this day to LEARN something new about real racism (not the BS we were fed in public school). *this has been a collection attempt*
Thank you, my dear!
Could you make your reply about how white people don't face racial oppression rebloggable? You hit every single nail on its head. Twice.
Thank you! Sure thing. One second.
The BP have openly said they wanted whites dead. But clearly I am not even going to change a single thought or idea in your head, so I give up. Sorry for the bother, have a nice day.
So you didn’t realize that there is a difference between the Black Panthers and the New Black Panthers. But you were going to sit here and argue against them anyway.
And thank you for not reading the rest of the post, it tells me just how wrong you know you are.
Okay, well that's not true because I can garuntee you that white people face racial oppression, I felt the need to speak out because Im tired of hearing we don't, I respect that you face what you face, but you act like youre the only people facing it, Cracker? that's not racist? I go to a prominently African American school, I hear racist shit coming from both races, and might I add the black panthers. Yes its fine for African Americans to have a group, but they are basically the African
American equivalent to the KKK. And there was a story after the Treyvvone thing, where this white couple driving down the street were torn from their cars and nearly beat to death just because they were white. I don’t know that many people who really do what youre saying, honestly, no one clutches their purse for dear life, they walk by, because most of the people I choose to be around aren’t ignorant fucks who believe that someone is going to rob them based on their clothes or skin.
Did you really just compare the BP to the KKK? Girl… what do you know about them aside from what you learned in school, most of which is inaccurate information anyway?
Unlike the KKK, the BP weren’t about denying white people their rights.
Unlike the KKK, the BP didn’t go around bombing the ever living hell out of white people’s homes and churches and schools just because they could.
Unlike the KKK the BP took up weapons to PROTECT their people, because—unlike the BP—the KKK had a little thing called lynching that they liked to do, just for fucking funsies.
Unlike the KKK, the BP were about fighting for equal rights for Black people in a society that would kill us off if some white person thought we were succeeding too much for their comfort, or just because they god damn felt like it.
As for talking about white people facing racial oppression. *cracks knuckles*
Do you mean to tell me that white people know what it’s like to turn on the television, and rarely see themselves on television, and that if they do, it’s going to be an inaccurate caricature that enforces some racist stereotype that’s been around for hundreds of years? Do you mean to tell me that white people know what it feels like to hear people running for office—an entire political party—slam them at every beck and call? Do you mean that white people know what it’s like to have their side of history erased, and then put up as a niche study, because their history isn’t considered to be American history—unless it’s February, in which case, let’s all learn about peanut butter and disregard every other thing that Black people have contributed to this country, including the construction of this country; and don’t even get me started on the societies that were already existing that were wiped out because white people decided that land that was already owned was up for grabs… because they said so.
Do you mean to tell me that white people understand what it’s like to leave the house and feel terror every time they see a cop, because if they so much as look like they’re not “going on their way”, they could be arrested, harassed, or shot and killed? Do you mean to tell me that white people understand what it feels like to be routinely stopped by police because they “fit the description,” a.k.a. have the same skin color? EVEN IF THEY’RE NOT THE SAME GENDER? Do you mean to tell me that white people know what it feels like to have been shoved around by the government, and slammed by the white people in this country, and then, after America was done fucking them over, told them, “PULL YOURSELF UP BY THE BOOTSTRAPS” even though they fucking took our shoes off of our feet? Do you mean to tell me that white people understand what it feels like to get into a college, and have everyone—professors included—think that the only reason you got in is because of your skin color; because there’s no way you could actually be smart. It’s ALWAYS because of Affirmative Action, every fucking time.
Do you mean to tell me that white people know what it feels like to be nervous when they see someone who looks like them on a television show, because the only thing they can think is, “Let’s see what kind of stereotype is going to be pulled out now.” Do you mean that white people understand what it feels like to have their culture called uncivilized, ghetto, tacky, classless, to have the women mocked and the men made into monsters? Do you mean to tell me that white people understand what it feels like to have the fashions of their women mocked and made to seem of the lowest class, but then have it glorified and “beautiful” and “edgy” and “perfect” when a women of any other race does the same exact fucking thing? Do you mean to tell me that white people know what it feels like to have their skin color altered for magazines and book covers and tv shows, and even fan art because their actual skin color isn’t deemed acceptable, or pretty enough for the masses? Do you mean to tell me that white people know what it feels like to be targeted time and time again by the government, by the cops, by the politicians who want to run our god damn country and take away the freedoms that we’re still fighting for?
Do you mean to tell me that white people understand what it feels like to speak out against their oppression, only to have it ignored, trivialized, denied, or to be told “I understand how it feels” by people who don’t know shit? Do you mean to tell me that white women know how it feels to try to join feminist discussions, and to have their womanhood denied? Do you mean white women know what it feels like to join a feminist discussion and bring up intersectionality and how their womanhood and ethnicity brings double oppression into their lives, only to be told by non-white feminists that “YOU’RE TAKING AWAY FROM THE STRUGGLE, THE RACISM YOU ENDURE DOESN’T MATTER AND WE DON’T CARE ABOUT IT.” (Hint: NO.) Do you mean to tell me that white men know what it feels like to be chained and dangled from a truck, dragged down a highway, hung from a tree, have their genitalia be cut off, and then have their body burned while masses of people stand around waiting to take pictures with their body… all because a woman of color accused him of looking at her?
Do you mean to tell me that white people know what it’s like to get racist messages in their Tumblr inboxes because they dare to speak out on the racism they face on a day to day basis? Do you mean to tell me that white people know what it’s like to do the same exact thing as a kid of color, only to be the only one who will get expelled, suspended, put in jail? Do you mean to tell me white people know what it feels like to be given a longer prison sentence for committing the same crime as a PoC? Do white people understand what it feels like to get barred from your school or placed in a remedial class because teachers deem you to be uncontrollable, when the reality is that other kids in your class are worse behaved than you, and you’re the smartest one in that classroom? Do white people know how it feels to be blocked from AP courses and honor classes because of their race? Do white people understand what it’s like to have teachers already have low expectations for their performance, before they’ve even gotten to know the student, based on their skin color alone?
Do you mean to tell me that white people have had their nations colonized, and that they still suffer the effects of that colonization wherever they go, regardless of whether or not they still reside in said colonized land or not? Do you mean to tell me that because of your skin color, you’re more likely to be assaulted or killed?
I’ve had enough of your utterly clueless ass, trying to come here and argue with me about what you do or do not experience when the entire time, you have been PROVING MY GOD DAMN POINT.
You didn’t even come here with solid fucking facts, you came here with fucking misinformation, and thought you would get off easy? What, you thought that nobody would know you’re full of shit? Guess what? WE LIVE THIS EVERY GOD DAMN DAY. We KNOW this shit. Try the fuck again after you learn some shit. I’m SICK of this.
And if you didn’t read that entire thing—using reading comprehension skills—then don’t bother coming the fuck back.
Actually, I was saying its hard for everyone, no matter what color their skin is, I choose to ignore the fact that we have different colored skins because everyone faces their own battles. No one has it easy and you aren't helping anything with your statements.
I never said it isn’t hard for everyone. What I DID say is that white people don’t face RACIAL oppression, oh my god, girl, can you not read, or did you really just feel that much of an overwhelming need to trivialize the very real experiences that are unique to people of color? No, really. What the FUCK compelled you to act out like that, when you don’t even understand the nuance of the damn post?
You CHOSE to IGNORE the fact that we have different color skin, despite the fact that this post was ABOUT shit that happens BECAUSE OF SKIN COLOR. BECAUSE of our cultures. BECAUSE of our ethnicities. Child, cut the colorblind bullshit out.
How is it that whenever people of color talk about our experiences that come because of our color, white people feel the need to interject, “WE HAVE IT BAD TOO!!!! WAAAAH!” NOBODY SAID YOU DON’T. Jesus fucking christ.
Also, in regards to your reblog. If you wear “Black people clothes” and get shit for it, maybe it’s because you are appropriating our fashion. Meanwhile, if WE wear it, we are heavily stereotyped, demonized, and sneered at. But if white girls wear it, it’s “OH MY GOD SHE IS SEW SEW CUTE!!!!!!!!1! White girl in ~blaq peepul clothinnnng~ how adorbs because she is so innocent, so wearing it is harmless!” Meanwhile, Black people wear it, and the world holds their purses closer, locks their doors, gets a little uneasy when we enter a room because they assume we’re going to fucking SHOOT everybody. Let’s not get into how cops will wild the fuck out and end up killing us, huh? Which only proves my god damn point.
Is that you in your icon? Because damn that hair is beautiful
It’s not me, but I agree, it’s gorgeous! Natural hair is sexyyyy!
I read "dear white people"
Your idea of white people as a completely homogenous group who strive to oppress other races, is really interesting. Aside from being a huge collection of individuals (of whom, i'm sure many are racist) is it their whiteness in your opinion that makes them racist? What's your view on people of mixed races? How white is *racist white*? At what point does somebody become so genetically "white" that they're prejudiced towards a race?
The fact that you think that I see white people as a completely homogenous group tells me that you probably haven’t read anything I’ve written.
If you’re trolling, try harder. I don’t have time for stupidity.
Sometime, white people are okay, too. :I
Thank you for informing me. I had no idea. No, really. I had not a clue.
Seriously, I didn’t even see this shit coming, it’s not like I made a post clearing this shit up a few hours ago or anything because I knew somebody would come with something like this.