if your opinion is that i am not equal to you why the fuck would i respect it
if the only reason you stand with an oppressed group is because you want recognition for how awesome you are and and not because you want societal oppression to end, you may be an asshole.
allies need to realize that the second you make it about yourself or your voice overpowers that of the oppressed or you start making demands for your recognition or accomidation that you are allowing your privillege to derail and hurt whatever movement you are allies of.
supporting an oppressed group as allies does not resolve you of prvillege. remember that.
and the thing with this girl is that she has a ~*~gay best friend~*~ and he sits there and validates everything that she does and im like what is wRONG WITH YOU
lol awww i feel so bad for those type of people. like they’re marginalized in a pretty big way, even despite his other privileges he’s still gonna get dirty looks and have people look at him like he’s less than human for pretty much his whole life unless some sort of miracle happens and we start making really speedy social change, but he’s like not gonna be able to fight it either because he’ll be stuck on the “we all bleed red” crap which the people around him will never believe when it regards him, no matter how much he wishes otherwise. he’ll always make excuses for them but they’ll never return the favor.
idk i just can’t bring myself to be mad at these people. they internalize prejudice in such an extreme way, and i can’t manage to hate them for it so much as the people around them who perpetuate it you know?
Yeah basically. I tend to get kind of angry at them but the anger is tempered with this weird mix of sadness and pity. It’s always really disappointing, at any rate.
just fyi if a person from an oppressed/ marginalised community is talking about their experiences or is expressing anger/ fear towards those who benefit or uphold these systems of oppression which harm them~
it is never the place for you (you as in those who are privileged enough to never e or witness these oppressions) to start screaming about how “NOT EVERYONE’S LIKE THAT!!111”
if you want people to not identify you as a festering piece of shit of a human being then for the love of fucking god, suck it up, sit the fuck down, listen AND DON’T TALK OVER THEIR FUCKING EXPERIENCES
wow damn i’m sorry I’m being so angry tonight but guys I’ve seriously had it with “allies” who make everything about them
newsflash: you don’t get to co-opt my oppression to make you feel like you’re such an awesome super speshul person. your fucking guilt is useless to me. the only thing you have to offer is telling other privileged people to shut the fuck up when they’re being oppressive if no one of the oppressed group is around to do it, and signal boosting what we have to say. that’s it. that’s the whole sphere of your usefulness. deal.
we dont owe you a damn thing either. we’re not going to fucking hold your hand and soothe your ruffled feathers whenever we feel frustration or *gasps* anger, dare to dream, towards our oppressors.
IT’S. NOT. ABOUT. YOU.