Anonymous asked: why is "hate breeds more hate" a bad thing to say?
Oh so many reasons.
1) it equates the anger of the oppressed to the hate of their oppressors.
2) it blames oppressed groups for their oppression. Bigotry doesn’t exist because people hate bigots. It exists because oppressed people oppose it. It exists because of bigots and because of privileged folks being complicit or tacitly condoning systems of oppression.
3) it’s fundamentally untrue. Hatred of oppression doesn’t lead to more hatred; it leads to progress.
4) it is used to attack any attempt by oppressed people to obtain liberation. Point out that something or someone is repulsively racist and all of a sudden you’re “breeding more hate”.
It’s a fundamental misrepresentation of reality that blames victims and excuses fucked up behavior.
I replied to a dick pic with an even bigger dick pic and the dude blocked me.
APPARENTLY some people don’t appreciate pictures of dicks. WHAT A CRAZY CONCEPT?!?
I am doing this from now on. Fellas you have been warned.
This semester I went to the White Privilege Conference in Madison, WI for my honors seminar about examining privilege. I made a poster about the behaviors of particular white female musicians who appropriate other cultures as a means of identity and sexualize/objectify WOC as a means of displaying sexual agency and social power. All under the guise of “empowerment”.
This is my take on the knowledge I found through seminar and readings, (esp. online articles) so in no way do I claim these ideas or concepts as my own.
Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.
(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).
I loved this Ted talk
ok but i watched this talk a while back and thought there was tons of slutshaming and policing of women’s clothes in there. she uses language like “natural sense of modesty” or “little girls would not be running around in sexy underwear and skimpy bikinis if it wasn’t for their parents…” or “we need to bring [the natural sense of modesty] back” “modesty is about…revealing our dignity.” i am all for people wanting to dress how they want or feel comfortable or for combating objectifying attitudes, but i’m frustrated by how much of it just comes down to extolling the virtues of “modesty” (whatever the fuck that even means). especially growing up as a muslim woman and hearing that word all the fucking time, like i just it’s such a fucked up concept.