how come when a baby hits a grown man nobody says anything but when a grown man hits a baby suddenly everyone gets freaked the fuck out
oookaaay spacejard but you just likened black people and women to defenseless babies so your point is sort of invalid. by suggestin that like the white or male aggressor in these cases is the grown man and the other is a baby you’re sorta bein racist/sexist yourself, eh?
no, the problem jared is addressing is that the reason it’s not a big deal for example for a black person to say “i hate white people” but it’s a big deal for a white person to say “i hate black people” is that white people are speaking from a position of social power that can and has been used to actively oppress people of color. the same is true between men and women.
jared’s metaphor substitutes social and historical power of oppression with physical power to illustrate the disparity to people less familiar with the concept of social and historical power of oppression.
obviously jared doesnt think that white men are physically strong like adults and people of color literally all have the physical abilities of babies
^^^^^^^THIS NEEDS TO HAVE IT’S OWN BILLBOARD
This is what it’s like when a woman says something about misogyny and gets ignored, but then a man says a watered down version of what she said and gets heaped with praise.
I need to get a real job so I can stop crying over expensive lingerie and start crying in expensive lingerie
“You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked “female”.”Erin McKean, You Don’t Have to be Pretty (via hollabackboston)
Friendly reminder that heterophobia/misandry/reverse racism will never have the same power as its counterparts.
And if you are ignorant enough to believe it does then you completely erase and ignore the centuries of suffering, genocide, and prejudice oppressed groups had and are still dealing with.
Because hurt feelings (genuine or not) =/= institutionalized oppression
- me: *saves videogame*
- me: did i save