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TumblrInAction is basically fox news reports on tumblr social justice: they are bent on distorting what happens and whipping up an angry/offended frenzy among a privileged slice of the world

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commanderabutt:

pssst if you say you “Don’t care what men think” but then make an active effort to do things they don’t like, you actually do care what men think

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cosmicallycosmopolitan:

not really

What if a woman wants to look nice for her date? What if she wants to look nice to impress a guy, or make her husband still think she’s attractive?

That’s PERFECTLY NORMAL. Obviously, you shouldn’t forego your own desires to make a guy happy, but why shouldn’t you dress up for him?

feminist bullshit.

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poppypicklesticks:

internet-royalty:

callingoutterriblehumanbeings:


I made a sideblog because I finally got my password to make a side blog featuring Freelice posts and the like! I wouldn’t go through so much trouble to contribute to the conversation. I was just browsing through and saw how terribly misunderstood you are with dreadlocks and white people.

1) I’m not trying to provoke you. Why would I? That’s what they are. When white people just tie cotton together and say it’s a “dread”, it’s actually a colorful tampon. 

1) “Knot up” hair for white people is not dreading. Sure white people get terrible tangles and frizzy hair but it’s nothing like the texture of Black people’s hair. White people’s hair is not kinky enough to dread naturally

2) What they have isn’t knotted hair. It’s a hair extension to be “dreads”. 

3) Every white person with dreads is racist, whether they do it “accidentally” or not. Their action is racist, and hopefully, they’ll realize that, but if they do and ignore it, then they are racist. White people who put on bindis = racist. White people who wear Native American headdresses = racist. White people who say “nigga” and/or wear Blackface = racist. White people who contribute to white supremacy over POCs (by doing all of the above) = racist. They do it anyway because seriously, who cares?

4) Here are some quotes from other websites about the issue:

Dreadlocks originated first with Jamaican Rastafarians and then in Indian Sages and Yogis. Specifically it was started by holy men. These men renounced all of their worldly belongings (Including combs) and as a result their hair started (and remained) to turn into dreadlocks. In the beginning, it was actually something very beautiful to show that you’d given yourself and all that you possessed to GOD … 

This was an extremely spiritual symbol. It was not a fad or something people did to show their love of weed. …

Jamaicans … believed that the dreadlocks were part of a religious lifestyle and actually considered the hair to be holy and powerful.

Dreadlocks are believed to have made it to the USA during the time of slavery. Both Black slaves as well as Indian slaves were captured and both brought this holy symbol and belief with them. 

For you to take a spiritual symbol and chalk it up to your love of weed [and make it ONLY a hairstyle], is not only appropriation, it is down right disgusting and cruel. There is this gross misconception that just because religion is a weapon, an afterthought or something to reference during political debate in this country that it is the same in others. IT IS NOT. Your actions are shameful and mean. You are acting disrespectfully and you have chosen to do so with no forethought or concern for who you are hurting.

(from Racism School)

Maybe everyone else is too polite to say it, but dreadlocks are not the look for you. I know you thought they would be a great idea after meditating with your giant Bob Marley flag you’ve tacked to your dorm room wall, but they’re not. Dreadlocks are a hairstyle invented by people with coarse, nappy hair (and while we’re on the subject, please don’t EVER use the word “nappy” to describe your hair – it’s an adjective that does not apply. “Curly” or “coarse”, maybe. “Nappy?” Never.) for people with coarse, nappy hair.

(from An Open Letter to White People with Dreadlocks)

There are many more wonderful websites to educate yourself on the matter! Use Google or even the Tumblr tag finder to begin your search. Good luck! 

"When white people just tie cotton together and say it’s a “dread”, it’s actually a colorful tampon."

…What?  No, really.  What are you even talking about?  No one does this.  No one is “tying cotton together” and calling it a dread.  This sentence makes no sense and has no relevance in the discussion.  Unless you’re insinuating that white people’s hair is cotton, in which case, uh…?

'“Knot up” hair for white people is not dreading. Sure white people get terrible tangles and frizzy hair but it’s nothing like the texture of Black people’s hair. White people’s hair is not kinky enough to dread naturally.’

And again, you’re focusing on the word ‘dread’ as though I’ve been specifically using it to describe white people’s knotted hair.  I haven’t.  I am not calling their hair dreads.  I’m not saying that white people’s hair knots up into dreads.  I’m not saying that white people’s hair “dreads naturally”.  I’m not saying that white people have the same hair texture as Black people.

I don’t know if you’re being deliberately obtuse in order to start an argument or if you are genuinely misunderstanding what I’ve written.

" What they have isn’t knotted hair. It’s a hair extension to be “dreads”."

Again, what? What are you even talking about?  Nothing you have said thus far is at all relevant to what I’ve said.

Since there is clearly an extreme difficulty in communicating with you, I’m going to have to just back away slowly.  Good luck in practicing your reading comprehension, and I’m not being sarcastic in this either, I am being 100% sincere.  This is obviously an issue for you and it’d be great if you could have a proper back-and-forth discussion about it.  Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen today and I have zero interest in talking to you about white people with knotted hair being racist/not racist (hint: I’m never going to believe they’re racist).

- S

Basic bitches get angry when people have the same hairstyle as them, because they know they have nothing else interesting about them in the slightest.
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bastardlybrendan:

If you have to blacklist “we’re all human” and “can’t fight hate with hate” to protect your fragile little bubble of confirmation bias because it goes against your views then I suggest that it might be time to entertain the idea that your views may be more than slightly bigoted. 

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poppypicklesticks:

humanslothking:

attack-on-stupid:

the difference is clear

"WOMEN’S RIGHTS, WOMEN’S RIGHTS, WOMEN’S RIGHTS" and yet, Feminists protest against silly shit such as not wanting to be looked down upon for being an unclassy STD-ridden slut, wanting to be topless in public and women in the media much more prettier, slimmer and attractive than them being admired by the public eye. 

Is the one on the right the bitch from Moveoverbro? 

Stupid has a name and a face 

And she seriously compared herself to Joan of Arc?   She makes Avril Lavigne look humble and she called herself the Sid Vicious of her generation

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In the end, Captain America does not make the heroic sacrifice, thus further proving that Black Widow can handle the emotional weight of being a lead character. As if anyone could really forget the most quoted line in “The Avengers” — “I’ve got red in my ledger; I’d like to wipe it out” — it helps to have that line fresh in your mind when deconstructing what Widow does in the final act of what’s billed as a Captain America movie. Black Widow doesn’t wipe out the red in her ledger. No, she blasts her ledger out to the world, like it was the grisliest email forward of all time. We know from her heart to heart with Hawkeye that the shame she feels about what she’s done is real, and she hesitates when she realizes that taking down the bad guys means revealing her secrets. But she does it anyway, because she’s not just a spy anymore; she’s a super hero, and she makes a super hero’s sacrifice.

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poppypicklesticks:

elephant-moo:

tonight i told my family that i’m currently boycotting all books written by men

so my brother said that he’s boycotting books written by women

and i asked him if he’s read anything written by women at school this year (in AP English) and he said no and then asked if he’s read anything by PoC this year and he said no. i think he got my point. 

People she will be boycotting

Tennessee Williams

Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson, the authors of And Tango Makes Three, a picture book for children showing how gay families are just like any other GAY MALE PRIVILEGE 

Roald Dahl (No Matilda for YOU)

Ira Levin (who cares if he wrote the Stepford Wives he’s a filthy penis bearer) 

Solomon Northup, the author of 12 Years a Slave, an autobiographical account of his time as a slave 

Haruki Murakami 

Henrik Ibsen (who cares if he wrote A Doll’s House, a revolutionary 19th century play that showed a woman freeing herself from a husband who did not respect her and treated her as a plaything, PIECE OF SHIT FILTHY PENIS BEARER) 

Andrew Moffat, author of Challenging Homophobia in Primary Schools, a Teachers Resource

People she will not be boycotting

PD James 

Anita Bryant 

Janet Hardy (Girlfag: a manual on finding a gay male pet of your very own and how to turn sexual harassment and objectification of gay men into a profitable career) 

Katie Price (or more accurately her ghost writer)

Snooki (see above)

Sarah Palin (also see above) 

Stephanie Meyer (Because Bella Swan is an amazingly written female character simply because she’s written by a woman, same with Anastasia Steele.  Matilda, Blanche Dubois, Anna Karenina and Lizabeth Salander ARE WEAK HEROINES BECAUSE THEY ARE WRITTEN BY MEN!!!!)

Tara Gillespie 

Sheila K. Butt, author of Does God Love Micheal’s Two Daddies?  Anti gay marriage and adoption book.

Hmmm…. maybe before you boycott someone, you shouldn’t treat a penis as original sin.

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ihnsane asked: There is no such thing as female privilege. We are objectified, not allowed to fight on the front line, paid less than men, raped by men much more than men are raped, and we have to deal with assholes like you every day who think they know what it's like to be a woman. And don't give me bullshit about how the pay ago has disappeared because I have personal experience which shows the opposite.

mankindglobalmedia:

There is no such thing as female privilege.

That is all you ever have been: The most babied, pampered & catered to creatures on the planet. 

We are objectified

And men never are. Yup, yup.

not allowed to fight on the front line

"Not allowed" …or "didn’t want?" Going to war is not a "privilege," it’s a responsibility. A word that Feminists are allergic to.

paid less than men

Nope. You choose to take the jobs that don’t pay you as much.

raped by men much more than men are raped

Commit more statutory rape. Kill more children.

and we have to deal with assholes like you every day who think they know what it’s like to be a woman

LMAO - Believe me, I never even pretend.

And don’t give me bullshit about how the pay ago has disappeared because I have personal experience which shows the opposite.

Mmhmm… like one person’s experience proves anything. I’ve done my own research, which shows the opposite.

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