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copperbadge:

westcoastavengers:

The price of being a superhero them and now by Bob Al-Green

Makin’ infografix

Superman’s phone and laptop wouldn’t cost that much. Wolverine doesn’t have to pay for his skeleton (and that’s an awfully cheap ticket to Antarctica unless he wants layovers all over the southern hemisphere). And I may be out of continuity but doesn’t Spidey make his own web shooters as part of his body?

ayothewuisback:

White peoples’ definition of racism is hurt feelings, instead of what it actually is, and that’s systematic destruction of an ethnic group. Understand that, and then you’ll understand why racism doesn’t “go both ways”.

So…you’re saying that you think white people are always on top no matter where you go in the world, and that there’s so much of a lack of individuality in non-whites that they could never possibly hate outside the social structure.

In short, you’re racist scum. Good to know.

Im a feminist, but I think what a lot of tumblr fems dont get is that this is an incredibly diverse movement, and some ppl r for the worse and others for the better. If they care about equality, they should police the hell out of fems like TERFs and misandrists instead of just crying about them on their blogs. Its important to criticize feminism and really nitpick it down to the bone and not just cry "BUT REAL FEMINISM" because someone who seriously identifies as feminist IS a feminist, period.
Anonymous

It’s important to nitpick but just because someone identifies as something doesn’t make it true. I could haul out a Canadian flag and sing Oh Canada and call myself Canadian all day long but it wouldn’t make it true, because I don’t meet the criteria for it. Likewise if someone calls themselves a feminist but doesn’t believe in equality, then no, they can’t be thought of as one

It's kinda messed up when SJWs start demanding the villains in comic book/kids/young adult stories be PC too. If they were PC, they wouldn't be villains. They're supposed to be bad. That's the point. the qualities they exhibit are not to be followed because they will get punched to death/jail by Superman/Harry Potter. Villains are supposed to kill and rape and plunder and be evil. That's why they're villains.
Anonymous

You can be PC and be a villain. Look at Eggman—he believes everyone is equal

…equally inferior to him, but equal to each other.

A lot of times I see on my dash something mocking saying "not all men." But at the same time I also see a lot of responses to criticisms of feminism with "that's not feminism." And it honestly confuses me since it seems like a similar argument, except one involves an entire gender that may not all share the same opinions, yet you can't police a movement where all members are intended to have similar goals? Or am I missing something here?
Anonymous

To be fair, both are true. You can’t lump all of an enormous group compromising 49% of the entire world’s population together—that’s simply not going to be factual no matter what you claim.

And a lot of what you see paraded around as feminism by definition isn’t, and in many cases is dangerously the opposite. Misandry isn’t feminism, and being a misandrist disqualifies you from being a feminist because you don’t meet the criteria to be so. Simply adhering to the definition here is nothing to be mocked.

misotrashy:

knitmeapony:

ONE TWEET. THIS FIT IN ONE TWEET. IF YOU FUCK IT UP YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE.

So much of this. An apology is NOT “I’m sorry BUT here’s why I’m totally in the right and think I did nothing wrong.”


That depends on if you DID anything wrong though. You shouldn’t be made to apologize or act contrite for something in which you had no wrongdoing, or if the other person completely misconstrued you, or if they claim offense for the slightest thing

misotrashy:

knitmeapony:

ONE TWEET. THIS FIT IN ONE TWEET. IF YOU FUCK IT UP YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE.

So much of this. 

An apology is NOT “I’m sorry BUT here’s why I’m totally in the right and think I did nothing wrong.”

That depends on if you DID anything wrong though. You shouldn’t be made to apologize or act contrite for something in which you had no wrongdoing, or if the other person completely misconstrued you, or if they claim offense for the slightest thing

slagarthefox:

blackjackgabbiani:

slagarthefox:

blackjackgabbiani:

slagarthefox:

blackjackgabbiani:

slagarthefox:

Dear Fundie Athiests living in the western first world:

You are not oppressed. You are in fact the opposite because your status “not officially a religion” means you pull shit that would be no-no for religion(pushing your views on others, spreading propaganda for your cause,…

To be fair though, there are areas that don’t allow atheists to hold public office and I would say that counts as oppression.

That’s literally 7 out of 50 states, where as some counties will kill you for possessing a bible(North Korea, for example), not to mention how Christians get treated in the Middle East.

Yes, explain to me how (maybe)not being able to hold office compares to having your life in danger. 

Did I compare them? And North Korea really shouldn’t be included in this because you can get killed for speaking out of turn in class, so what they kill people for isn’t exactly representative of any widespread mores. And yeah, they’ll kill you if you don’t subscribe to their state religion of leader worship, so if you DO want to include them that also counts as atheist oppression.

But geez, simply stating that something exists doesn’t automatically compare it to anything else. A broken finger and a broken arm are both broken bones, and both need attention. Just because one is worse doesn’t mean shit.

Because I don’t consider a big fat MAYBE you can’t do this one thing in less than 20% of a single country “oppression”

Having a law on place saying that you’re forbidden from holding public office for your beliefs is oppression. Percentages don’t matter. Ratios don’t matter. And dismissing it just because other people have it worse is just plain scummy.

I never dismissed it, I just said it count as oppression, and I consider comparing not have a single, singular job that most people will never have anyway MAYBE closed off to being threatened with death for your beliefs scummy as well. 

Fact is, they might not even ENFORCE those laws. 

And I wasn’t comparing it. Point to where I compared it to anything. But it IS oppression, and if you think it wouldn’t be enforced, especially on the state level, then you’re shockingly naive (and even those who are religious would have to be the “right” one, considering the shocking amounts of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in this country).

And btw, who’s to say that the laws YOU mention would be enforced?

slagarthefox:

blackjackgabbiani:

slagarthefox:

blackjackgabbiani:

slagarthefox:

Dear Fundie Athiests living in the western first world:

You are not oppressed. You are in fact the opposite because your status “not officially a religion” means you pull shit that would be no-no for religion(pushing your views on others, spreading propaganda for your cause,…

To be fair though, there are areas that don’t allow atheists to hold public office and I would say that counts as oppression.

That’s literally 7 out of 50 states, where as some counties will kill you for possessing a bible(North Korea, for example), not to mention how Christians get treated in the Middle East.

Yes, explain to me how (maybe)not being able to hold office compares to having your life in danger. 

Did I compare them? And North Korea really shouldn’t be included in this because you can get killed for speaking out of turn in class, so what they kill people for isn’t exactly representative of any widespread mores. And yeah, they’ll kill you if you don’t subscribe to their state religion of leader worship, so if you DO want to include them that also counts as atheist oppression.

But geez, simply stating that something exists doesn’t automatically compare it to anything else. A broken finger and a broken arm are both broken bones, and both need attention. Just because one is worse doesn’t mean shit.

Because I don’t consider a big fat MAYBE you can’t do this one thing in less than 20% of a single country “oppression”

Having a law on place saying that you’re forbidden from holding public office for your beliefs is oppression. Percentages don’t matter. Ratios don’t matter. And dismissing it just because other people have it worse is just plain scummy.

socialjusticeprincesses:

takashi0:

socialjusticeprincesses:

I want to ask our followers and my fellow mods a question, and before you answer this question, I want you to hear me out.

I think most people on the Real Justice track know that just because a guy calls himself a…

I for one take every opportunity to kick the radfems and fauxmanists out. Though at the same time the idea that NAFALT is some sort of joke is ridiculous. Feminism is about sex/gender equality and if someone demonstrates misandry, they BY DEFINITION aren’t feminists. Just because someone calls themselves something doesn’t make it true. They’re hiding behind us to further goals that violate the very heart of what being a feminist really is.

white-history-month:

elizajumel:

the first female chinese immigrant to america was a sixteen-year-old girl who was part of a cultural exhibit where she sat in a life-size diorama and people watched her eat with chopsticks while wearing silk clothes and that’s really all you need to know about the commodification of chinese women

Afong Moy.  Her name was Afong Moy.  Say the names of people who should be remembered.

Something that happened in 1843 used as some sort of reflection for today? And ignoring the commodification of Asian women in Asia? And, you know, the entire rest of the world.

So no, it doesn’t say everything on the subject. Unless you’re attempting to reduce a real problem down to a single comparatively quaint incident, because that seems like what you’re doing.