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love thy selfie | listen to this mix, look in the mirror and tell yourself “i’m fucking amazing” | listen

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i want to create a tv show about a group of friends where they’re all queer except the one token cishet friend who’s only there to say stereotypical “straight” things for laughs like “macklemore got me into rap” and “my mom and i got into a fight because she wouldn’t buy me a fourth obey snapback”

Or we could just stop stereotyping people.

you’re cast

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All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?

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people can change

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How long until the 15 year olds take over this post with their garbage

okay so i get what this post is trying to say, and it’s not exactly a bad point to make, but it’s presented in a pretty unfortunate way that probably obscures a lot of the original intent.

first, referring to tumblr as some kind of single-entity hivemind doesn’t help anyone. tumblr is so big that you can’t define any sort of mainstream community on here. it doesn’t exist. the community this post is probably referring to is more along the lines of “militant social justice bloggers” which in no way make up even a majority of tumblr

second, presenting this as “people tumblr thinks don’t exist” is kinda rude and basically alienates the people this post might actually be aimed at. like, it’s unlikely that people actually refuse to believe that there are PoC who aren’t bothered by cultural appropriation. what’s more likely is that they aren’t really exposed to these perspective and how they affect people, so if this post were actually aimed at broadening perspectives it wouldn’t put people on the defensive by suggesting that they don’t believe the ideas represented here even exist

the most important issue i have with this though is the fact that the ideas depicted in this post do not in any way negate the feelings of people who think differently than them. like, cool, you’re a member of the LGBT community who’s fine with casual use of “faggot,” but that doesn’t mean that the word has never been used as a slur and that it can’t still hurt people. if you’re comfortable with white people wearing bindis, fine, but that doesn’t negate the way other people feel about it or make it okay for white people to wear them.

also okay, those last two pictures with “i don’t think all men are rapists” and “i don’t think cis people are terrible monsters” are just plain annoying. almost no one seriously believes that all men are rapists or that being cis makes you a bad person. and if they do, their minds aren’t going to be changed by the revelation that there are women in the world who don’t hate men. like, they know. maybe they don’t understand why some women don’t hate men, but they know those women exist.

whether it’s intended or not, posts like this contribute strongly to the growing anti-social justice movement, which is an incredibly harmful mentality to perpetuate. there are definite problems with the social justice movement, and this post might get close to addressing some of them, but ultimately it doesn’t really help fix anything. this doesn’t start the kind of conversation that needs to happen in order to actually change the real problems with the social justice movement. i don’t think this post was intended maliciously or anything, i just don’t think it does a very good job in really addressing the issues it brings up.

also, i know it’s not the OP’s comment, but seriously can we get past equating being young with lacking value or insight. maybe instead of insulting teenagers for not always thinking very critically or not always being articulate or eloquent we can try to help them develop those skills, and not refer to their thoughts as “garbage” just because our thoughts might be a little better developed

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Last Lines; Harry Potter books


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