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Well shit.

jumpingjacktrash:

0salt:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

This is an important message on how privilege really works.

a very good post.

privilege is not a sin or moral failing that you have to correct, nor does it mean you have nothing relevant to say; tumblr uses the concept completely wrong most of the time.

the actual sense of the term is more like ‘defaultness’ — being the baseline in society’s eyes, not standing out, not being the sticking-up nail or the squeaky wheel. and the reasonable response to realizing this is not to apologize and feel bad — and it’s certainly not to try to be less default, that goes to really weird places — but to consider your new level of awareness and apply it to the society around you. it’s a useful tool. it’s like a UV camera that shows up fingerprints and bloodstains so you can investigate a crime scene. it’s like a polarizing camera filter that cuts out glare so you can see details. once you’re aware of what society deems ‘other’ or ‘exception’, you can see where to focus change to fix it.

the theory of privilege is a lens for seeing society more clearly, not a hammer to hit people with.

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aber-flyingtiger:

thegreatgadfly:

poppypicklesticks:

thespectacularspider-girl:

blish-block:

stay-in-reality-liberals:

durkin62:

theultraintrovert:

durkin62:

fandomsandfeminism:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

… with different degrees of struggles that we’re implemented by the pale skin via conquests using weapons such as warfare, religion indoctrination, and oppression. And then after pale skin set systems like this into our society, they go around and say things like “We are all human” and confuse “racism” with “prejudice” so that they can keep the system the same way for many years to come.

Shots fired.

More like you morons completely forget your ancestors did the same damn shit and then try to change the definition of words to exempt yourself from criticism. 

Yes because PoC have set up a system where People of Color have ~poc privilege~, don’t confuse “racism” and “prejudice”.

Actually yes they have. 

Racism against whites article. 

Study on anti-white attitudes. 

White kid driven to suicide by Asian gang.

Murdered for supporting Obama while being white.

Raped and stoned to death for being white.

Raped and murdered for being white.

Teenager killed for being white.

Mobs of black criminals attack white neighborhoods nationwide. 

4 month crime wave justifies by venting against whites.

Anglophobia.

Genocide of whites.

Another white genocide.

Rape Jihads

The knoxville horror.

No go zones for non Muslims.

Pearcy Massacre.

Whichita Massacre.

White girl turned into Kabobs.

Being too white.

The zebra killings.

List of black on white crimes.

Racial fueled crime statistics.

Misclassifying murderers as white.

Mayans and Aztecs weren’t carving people’s hearts outs of their chests for the gods.

The Mongols killing at least 30,000,000 people?

Along with Mao and his death toll

Armenian genocide at the hands of the Turkish?

Japanese Empire raping, killing, and looting all over the Pacific? 

Native Americans being tribes of warrior societies who constantly fought each other? 

Iroquois tribes being imperialistic land grabbing machines of brutality? 

Yuan-Ming dynasty transition? 

Qing conquering of the Ming dynasty?

Taiping Rebellion? 

An Lushan Rebellion? .

Congo wars? 

Somalian Civil War? 

Nigerian Civil War?

Rwanda? 

Nairobi Mall attack? 

Cambodian Genocide? 

Benghali Genocide? 

Arab Empire:
Map of expansion of Caliphate.svg

Turkish Empire:


Mongol Empire:


Hunnic Empire:


Japanese Empire:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b3/Japanese_Empire_%28orthographic_projection%29.svg/200px-Japanese_Empire_%28orthographic_projection%29.svg.png

Persian Empire:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/67/The_Achaemenid_Empire_under_Darius_the_Great%21.jpg/320px-The_Achaemenid_Empire_under_Darius_the_Great%21.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_Africa

Don’t forget that other countries besides America exist, and damn sure don’t change the definition of fucking words, you dumb cunt. 

Well look at that.

The weirdest thing about all of this stuff is they seem to think prejudice is fine. Diet racism. Racism lite. Skim racism.

This is how racist Tumblr is.

Not only do they have such an Americanized view of history and the world but they apply it to everything, where the world thing ever in the world was the white people claiming First Nation’s land and enslaving Africans (and yes, those are awful things, but other nations have done similar).

Not only that, they act like if you aren’t white, you were fucking helpless little lambs for all of history, incapable of evil, brutality or violence.  They’re treating entire ethnic groups like children, free of responsibility because of their skin color.  Only white people are apparently ‘worthy’ enough respect to be judged by their actions.

Today I leaned “PoC” don’t even have “privilege” or whatever you want to call it in nations they founded themselves where they are the overwhelming majority.  

White privilege applies in Japan?  Try leaving the house once in a while you uneducated shit-for-brains shut-ins. 

Once again, there is no reason to think of racism or sexism as “power + prejudice.” That usage is unique to the field of sociology, in which the “power plus prejudice” crap is a technical term. It’s not a common definition, and moreover it’s not a technical term in all academic disciplines. Psychology is perfectly at home equating racism and sexism with pure prejudice. Also, sociology is among the most intellectually dishonest fields in contemporary academia (see: here & here).

There is, simply put, no good reason for anyone to use “racism” to mean a system, rather than using the adjectival form of “racism” to apply to the system, as in “racist system.” If sociologists find it convenient to use “racism” to describe a system, that is because sociology - apart from being the softest of the soft sciences - deals in behavior of large groups, which means the “discrimination” part of the definition of racism is what matters to them. Consequently, they emphasize the behavioral manifestations rather than the more subjective or cognitive or individual facets.

But unless you’re prepared to argue some kind of radical behaviorist or utilitarian or otherwise anti-mentalist philosophy, there is no reason to adapt the technical term for common use. The only reason strong enough to make a movement attempt to do that would be if it were congenial to their purposes. That is, if redefining the word served their ends. And, of course, it does. You don’t have to be a cynic to see how defining racism so that, no matter what, non-white people cannot be in any way responsible for it serves the end of this particular special interest. Serves them, I might add, at the expense of nuance or correspondence to reality.

In sum, people who want to tell you that “racism = power + prejudice” are really just trying to frame the terms of the debate, move the goalposts a little, and specially plead for their control of the discourse.

It’s kind of sad, actually.

I’m gobsmacked that somebody suggested that religious indoctrination and warfare are unique to white people. 

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janeanfabino19:

hisroyalmagesty:

neyruto:

if you give kids zero restrictions they’ll become the nicest fucking kids ever who never do drugs or get into trouble i know because my parents let me do nothing but eat chicken nuggets all day and read hentai until 4am and i am a straight A student 

Seriously though this seems to be the case with a ton of people I know, if you don’t restrict them all the time they actually do better and are mentally healthier

WHY DON’T PARENTS UNDERSTAND THIS?!?

I’m sure they do understand. They understand that a kid cannot handle that sort of thing. No one can. 100% freedom in life is, and I guarantee you, a bad thing. Imagine the world with no restrictions, looting, stealing and the like would be rampant. A solid rule structure is necessary for any civilized society or household. I will admit parents sometimes put down too many restrictions, but no restrictions is just as bad. Not only that but the whole “they’ll become the nicest…ever” thing is just one instance, with that being the OPs. I know a good few that were given way too much freedom and they’re horrendous. 

The key to most things in life is a balance between the two extremes. Especially when it comes to parenting. 

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