have you ever noticed that when someone makes a post or a comment about how white men suck, the white men who respond angrily are not only offended, but shocked.
shocked that anyone would make a sweeping generalization about a group of people. shocked that they would be judged for something that they can’t control.
because they have no idea what it’s like to hear that kind of stuff about oneself every single day, both blatantly and subtly.
My birthday is on the 23rd! Should you want to buy me a present, here are a couple places you can do it:
My Amazon.com wishlist is full of all sorts of miscellaneous stuff. A lot of it can’t be shipped to my home in Canada, unfortunately, but some of it can.
My Amazon.ca wishlist is mostly books, and everything should be shippable to my house.
Anonymous asked: What do you think of people who identify as otherkin?
I have very mixed/complicated feelings about it. I think it largely depends on how the person approaches it. IMO they shouldn’t be acting as though they’re historically or currently oppressed the way LGBT folks are.
Mouse over text on the comic’s webpage: “I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.”
"I don’t believe that you really experience (insert type of oppression or stigma here), because I haven’t personally noticed it. Give me a list of examples.”
Of course, the ultimate moment of being Female in Public comes when a woman, deep in thought, is told by a strange man to SMILE. (And this happens only to women.) Gentlemen, let’s get this straight. There is no part of my body that belongs to you, not even my facial expression.
justplainhicks asked: What do you perceive as a gross message?
A message that sexualizes me without my consent. That includes the messages you have sent me. Go away, you’re a creep.
Dear fetishists, please stop sending me gross messages. I am in no way interested in what gets your rocks off. I am not a sexual object. I do not exist for your sexual consumption. It’s hilariously arrogant and stupid of you to assume otherwise.