politically yours

Wherein I post politics--and only politics.

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captainkock:

Now all you hipsters can shut the fuck up and stop “ironically” calling Nicki Minaj a stupid hoe.

pics because it happened and I’m fucking tired of everyone talking shit about her over this “issue”

(Source: angrygaylady)

Anonymous asked: omfg @ tumblrtreats(.)com there goes the rest of my day lol

omfg spam there goes the rest of my fucks to give

Social Justice Problems

  • on tumblr: guys we need to have a serious discussion about the erasure of nonbinary trans* people
  • in real life: ok, I guess I have to explain why "feminist" is not an insult

Let me tell you something: as someone who faces sexism on a very personal level, I have no interest in politely trying to educate misogynists when we live in a culture in which their misogyny has no repercussions. Our government is introducing bill after bill of offensive, woman-hating legislation, murder is still the leading cause of pregnant women, and rape is under-prosecuted at staggering numbers. Birth control is up for debate, governors are rolling back equal pay laws, and you think I have the energy to be polite to these people?

No.

Because it doesn’t do any good. There’s no evidence that being super nice to sexists, or racists, or homophobes, or bigots of any kind will make them see the error of their ways - it’ll just make them more comfortable to be around you because you’re playing by their rules.

My blog is one of the only times these people will face any repercussions for being bigots. And you know what? They can turn off the computer and go right back out into the world where they are sexist jackasses and people tolerate it or even encourage it. When I turn off the computer, I’m still in a world of sexist jackasses that are tolerated and even encouraged. There’s this culture of not having any accountability for being a bigot, and I’ve created one tiny space on the internet where that’s no longer true.

aleki-says:

As a cis person, I don’t and never will experience discrimination, hatred, or anything of the sort for being cis. Many trans* people have to live their lives in constant fear of people doing horrible things to them. It is not our place as cis people to say gender is talked about too much or anything similar. We are not oppressed because of our cis-ness. For some people, gender is a major part of their life. Why should we as cis people try to tell trans* individuals not to talk about their lives when they are continuously silenced? For a cis person to say gender doesn’t matter is like a white person trying to say race doesn’t matter. And, we all know that is total bullshit. Feel free to give me feedback and/or commentary on this.

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I think it’s degrading to women to say porn is inherently degrading to women. Of course, not all women choose porn out of desire or free agency, and especially during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we should be cognizant of this fact and the institutional factors that make it so. But many women consume and/or participate in porn actively and frequently, with enjoyment and discerning ethics. Discounting our participation erases our sexual agency and restricts our free sexual expression.

Here’s a friendly reminder:

caffeinatedfeminist:

-You cannot be sexist toward men. Sexism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against men but you CANNOT be sexist toward them.

-You cannot be racist towards white people. Racism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against white people but you CANNOT be racist toward them.

This is not difficult.

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