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A show based on all White women, but women no less, celebrates Columbus Day (already a problem) by telling people to “explore” as if personal “exploration” itself cannot exist without connection to a thief and mass murdering, rapist, genocidal White supremacist patriarch. 

Now, when I call them “clueless” I do not mean to imply that they are ignorant of the history of Columbus. Stuff like this above is done strategically. It is marketing. White women pissing on people of colour, especially women of colour is a thing. It’s a marketing strategy. It’s a platform builder and career move in mainstream feminism itself. It’s more than just ignorance via White privilege. It is intentional.

Let’s clear up some things to help limit the ignorance that will come upon reblog:

  1. I do not care if Lena Dunham herself did not send this tweet. It is HER show. She isn’t just an actor on the show. Look it up. Plus…her track record on race speaks for itself…
  2. I do not care about White Tears™. I do not want to hear a single thing about solidarity because White women have no clue what that is. The few who do, call out fellow White feminists, and get ignored by them. So there’s that. 
  3. Scandal. Now I know the really simplistic thinkers that make up the haters of Scandal will suggest that "well Scandal is not feminist either." Magically, I never said it was. I speak out about the misogynoir lauded at the character “Olivia Pope” and the Black women who are the fans. I never said “Olivia Pope” is  feminist icon or the voice of the generation. And let’s not even dare compare the feminist stances of Lena Dunham and Kerry Washington because that already does not go well with White female celebrities versus Black female celebrites. 
  4. I do not give a fuck if you like this show. That’s not the point here. 
  5. Don’t you muthafuckin’ dare try to suggest that I am never vocal about anything else. A White woman already tried that today on Twitter. This is a standard silencing tactic. So is “well why are you surprised?” Did I muthafuckin’ say I am “shocked” anywhere here?
  6. No, I will not ignore racism from White women because we are the same gender.
  7. No, I did not have to make my tweets any nicer than they are. Fuck tone policing.
  8. Yes, it is unacceptable for shows and people who claim to be the “voices” of a generation to be so ignorant and calloused. I get it. They need attention. I understand. But the Emmys already worships this mess, so what further attention is needed? I mean…I don’t see Sleepy Hollow tweeting bullshit yet magically they’re brand new with sky high ratings and a multi-racial cast! 

For the White women who look towards this show as some sort of example of feminism, why are your examples so racist? I mean, you do realize the parody account @WhiteFeminist retweeted this show’s tweet as is. As is! No extra satire was needed. Well…damn.

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retrogradeworks:

This is how fucking stupid you sound when you say, ‘No homo.’

retrogradeworks:

This is how fucking stupid you sound when you say, ‘No homo.’

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batmanisagatewaydrug:

I thought that was quite a gender normative question

Bless you, That Kid From Game of Thrones Who’s Worse Than Period Cramps

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pervocracy:

hauntedmarch:

scarlettrouillard:

This is really important to me.  I just got out of an abusive relationship, and I hope that no one ever has to feel like I did.

I don’t do sex, and I don’t do abuse. But this seems important, spread this yea?

I have really complicated feelings about this kind of thing.  Because it’s a good cursory guide, but…

BDSM and abuse can co-exist.  It’s not a “one or the other” sort of question.  Someone can (this is not theoretical, I’ve seen it) respect limits in scenes but fly into unpredictable rages outside them.  Or they can bully people into “consenting” to play with them.  Or they can hide their abuse in BDSM trappings and language and say “BDSM is not abuse” because hey, there was black leather involved.

The graphic seems to invite that kind of inverse logic: that something is BDSM therefore it is caring and consensual, rather than something is caring and consensual therefore it is good BDSM.

Certainly BDSM isn’t inherently abusive, but it can get tangled up with abuse in ways that are hard to plot on a two-column chart.

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missmantodea:

♥ DEAD MEN DON’T CATCALL ♥

missmantodea:

♥ DEAD MEN DON’T CATCALL 

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friendlycloud:

lacigreen:

snarkenstone:

On the left we have the lyrics from Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines. On the right we rape survivors participating in Project Unbreakable, showing the various things that were said to them by their rapist.

From the Mouths of Rapist: The Lyrics to Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines

i think this is the most powerful photoset i’ve ever seen on tumblr.

Lots of guys say we should shut the fuck up and not ‘complain’ about it.

But yeah, there is no sexism anymore.

Don’t make me laugh.

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zuko/katara parallels - picking cover names


digital-scum:

*distant sobbing of zutara shippers*

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*distant sobbing of zutara shippers*