if your opinion is that i am not equal to you why the fuck would i respect it
Snowy; ENTP; they/them
I should come with a warning label.
Currently watching: Soul Eater (#soul eater lb), Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan (#snk lb)
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
[I don’t mind straight people as long as they act gay in public]
this is so wrong… imagine if it said “i don’t mind gay people as long as they act straight in public”. everyone would be raging.
No, I agree with the person. Being heterophobic isn’t going to solve any intolerance of LGQBT. It just seperates the two entities even further.
It’s called sarcasm, to show the absurdity of the opposite statement.
I seriously started doing the laughing-so-hard-I’m-wheezing laugh. Oh my god how thick do people have to be to actually believe this shit is serious?
why are people so dense? honestly.
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.
Katara: You really want to know? Hmm, maybe you could re-conquer (Ba Sing Se in the name of the Earth King. Or, I know. You could bring my mother back.
She was such a BITCH during this part, LOL. My dislike of her grew 10 times because of this but it didn’t make me feel pity for Zuko (maybe a LITTLE, I guess) since he did betray her, but at the same time, lol it’s not entirely his fault. Just because he’s fucking Fire Nation. Whatever. Funny how a lot thought this was love, though. lmfao oh ok. Translation: “I RLY LOVE U ZUKO DAZ Y I’M ASKING U TO BRING MY MOM BACK”
Are… you serious.
Like, she calls him out on helping to CONQUER A CITY, which in turn is something which will aid the Fire Nation in colonizing the entire Earth Kingdom as a part of a long, bloody war, and she calls him out on supporting and aiding that war when that war is what killed her mother, and you think she’s a “bitch” (ew gendered slurs) because… it somehow… ‘wasn’t his fault’.
Yes, it was. He chose it. It doesn’t make him some reprehensible monster, it makes him a flawed person who fucked up, but you know what? The girl he’s followed halfway around the fricking world attacking and hurting and threatening, and who has been personally betrayed by him- you know, when he conquered that city- isn’t obligated to sit down and act nice to him about it.
It’s not that he’s Fire Nation. It’s that he’s, you know, the prince of the Fire Nation who spent the last two and a half series supporting the Fire Nation in their goal.
Katara isn’t the audience. She doesn’t see what the audience sees. Every time she’s seen Zuko, he has acted awfully towards her, her family, her friends. He has been supporting a war that has defined her entire life. And because she doesn’t immediately act nice towards him, because she makes him accountable for doing all that, she’s a ‘bitch’?
Nice, fandom, very nice.
Agree with ayries, but just to point out—I love Katara’s expressions here, wonderful job creative team.
People calling out horrible disgusting things that are said about Katara = auto-reblog