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introvertedhippie asked: You are literally telling people what they cannot and can wear because of their culture. THAT is racism.

bornabitch-allthedaysandnights:

introvertedhippie:

bornabitch-allthedaysandnights:

No, I am telling people that they have to respect and acknowledge the autonomy a culture has over their own traditions, and to respect the meaning and history of those traditions. 

What is ACTUALLY racism is misrepresenting and decontextualizing the traditions of other cultures. What is ACTUALLY racism is using the traditions of other cultures without their consent. It LITERALLY contributes to hate crimes, physical violence, discrimination, and racism against the people in the culture being appropriated from. LITERALLY.

Again, you have no freaking CLUE what you’re talking about and are a MASSIVE racist that is ignoring and erasing people’s cultural identity and the meaning of their cultural traditions, and for what?

How more racist and disgusting can you get? Wait  … I don’t actually want to know. 

introvertedhippie

I understand where you’re coming from, you’re prideful albeit a little too gung-ho in your approach. You list off all this stuff and that’s great, but you can’t even try to understand my argument. For even slightly disagreeing. I’m a racist asshole who supports genocide. Now that’s a little silly, is it not.

Nice misrepresentation/strawman of my argument there.

You are not racist and contributing to genocide because you disagree with me, you are racist and are contributing (different from supporting) to genocide because that is exactly what you are doing when you deny people autonomy over their traditions and deny the contextual and other meanings of their traditions, and when you dehumanize them by comparing to shoe sizes. 

I understand your argument COMPLETELY, I used to believe very similarly. Thankfully I opened up my eyes and mind, learned to be empathetic to experiences and people different from myself and learned a shit ton about anthropology, sociology and history.

and I’M prideful? Now that’s just pure projection right there. I am confident in my factual knowledge and I have the evidence to back it up … in contrast you have absolutely no evidence, no support, literally nothing to support your claims and expect to be taken completely seriously when you dehumanize and insult others.

Who’s really prideful in this scenario: the person who knows what they’re talking about and is supporting their claims, or the person who is not only factually incorrect but is using derailment and deflection to skirt around their harmful and bigoted statements? Pretty obvious if you ask me.

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actressesofcolor:

This is not about an actress of color, but please vote against David O. Russell being included in #TIME100. If you are unaware, he admitted to sexually assaulting his transgender niece, and does not deserve any sort of praise or recognition. Reblog to spread the word!

.The subject matter of that second link is obvious from the text, but be advised, it is a very detailed account of physical violation of a type and context that many trans women will have direct experience with. I feel physically ill and very anxious—as one does when one is an unsafe environment—having read it. Proceed with caution.

blue-author:

actressesofcolor:

This is not about an actress of color, but please vote against David O. Russell being included in #TIME100. If you are unaware, he admitted to sexually assaulting his transgender niece, and does not deserve any sort of praise or recognition. Reblog to spread the word!

.The subject matter of that second link is obvious from the text, but be advised, it is a very detailed account of physical violation of a type and context that many trans women will have direct experience with. I feel physically ill and very anxious—as one does when one is an unsafe environment—having read it. Proceed with caution.

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didi-is-spiffy asked: My professor asked the class "what do you call a species that takes over the space of another species" and I said European Settlers outloud when I was actually trying to think it lol oops

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

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savethewildpinatas:

He looks so polite, like he just wants to stop by and see if you have anything for him.

I wish the squirrels that come by to visit me were as nice. When we don’t give them nuts and bread, they chewed their way into the vents and into our kitchen. Yeah, my squirrels are gangster.lol

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deathisabitch:

elyel:

Lets clear this out! 

Yes, we are the couple from the cat pic, but that story is fake! we didnt wrote it!
Fortunately the real story is much more happy. Thats why we decided to upload a photo from our families together, our parents and our sisters! We have supportive families that love us and acept us. Is important to us that you share the real story behind this photo because is much more powerful and positive the true story, and we like to spred the positive message that everything always turn out just fine! you dont have to hide this from your family, they just need time to understand. The soon you tell them the soon you stop suffering and the aceptation process begin. 
Love to all of our followers and please share the real story and the positive message that we want to spred!
ElYEl


Aclaremos esto! 

Si! Somos nosotros los de la foto del gato pero esa historia no es real, nosotros no la escribimos!
Afortunadamente la historia real es mucho mas feliz. Es por eso que decidimos subir esta foto de nuestras familias juntos, nuestros padres y hermanas. Tenemos familias que nos apoyan y nos aceptan. Es importante para nosotros que compartas la historia real detrás de esa foto porque es mucho mas poderosa y positiva que la falsa, y queremos esparcir el mensaje positivo de que todo siempre termina saliendo bien! No tenes q esconderles esto a tu familia, ellos solo necesitan tiempo para entenderlo. Mientras mas rápido se los digas mas rápido vas a dejar de sufrir y el proceso de aceptación va a comenzar mas rápido. 
Cariños a todos nuestros seguidores y por favor compartan la historia real y el mensaje positivo que queremos esparcir!
ElyEl

SIGNAL BOOST

Reducing an out of context picture of strangers to inspiration porn is so dehumanizing.

Oh internet you are so full of dark and light I just don’t even know what to make of you sometimes!

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