"I know this isn’t going to be a popular opinion, but I’m gay, and I don’t think there’s nearly as much discrimination as people claim. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve experienced discrimination. But it hasn’t been a huge factor in my life. I feel like a lot of people bring discrimination on themselves by getting in people’s faces too much. They like to say: ‘Accept me or else!’ They go around demanding respect as a member of a group, instead of earning respect as an individual. And that sort of behavior invites discrimination. I’ve never demanded respect because I was gay, and I haven’t experienced much discrimination when people find out that I am."
"Hi, I’m a cis white dude. Turns out, I have a ton of cultural capital even though I’m gay. Whodathunk?”
People be calling cars and ships and America “she” but when a trans women asks for female pronouns people be like no
Gary Foley, Aboriginal rights activist, Australia
oooh, it’s similar?? i want to know about gullah culture. i watched a very short video and it just reminded me so much about the caribbean.
we have a stew that reminds me a lot of rope vieja! we eat lots of rice and we also do stewed meats (chicken, pork, goat, deer, beef) and really good greens (farmers eat more greens than anyone else.)
“ I am tired, not of arguing in favour of equality, diversity and tolerance, but of having to explain, over and over and over again, why such arguments are still necessary, only to have my evidence casually dismissed by someone too oblivious to realise that their dismissal of the problem is itself a textbook example of the fucking problem. I am tired of being mocked by hypocrites who think that a single lazy counterexample is sufficient to debunk the fifteen detailed examples they demanded I produce before they’d even accept my point as a hypothetical, let alone valid, argument. I am tired of assholes who think that playing Devil’s Advocate about an issue alien to their experience but of deep personal significance to their interlocutor makes them both intellectually superior and more rationally objective on the specious basis that being dispassionate is the same as being right (because if they can stay calm while savagely kicking your open wound, then clearly, you have no excuse for screaming). ”
"ON THE SPECIOUS BASIS THAT BEING DISPASSIONATE IS THE SAME AS BEING RIGHT"
ugh bless this
because if they can stay calm while savagely kicking your open wound, then clearly, you have no excuse for screaming
holy shit, yes. wow.