Posts tagged privilege

Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it’s not a problem to you personally.

– David Gaider 

(source: it was tweeted by @femfreq)

A basic definition.

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people get real upset when someone says skinny women ain’t real women, but no one gets upset when dehumanizing fat women is ingrained in everyday society

cocojigglypuff:

When I see as many weight gain pills as I do weight loss pills, or more weight gain tips in glamor or around new years, or getting a bikini body means gaining weight, or half the covers of magazine every month feature  plus size women without it being a big deal, or when girls are the opposite of bulimic and anorexic (binging i guess) at alarming rates then maybe I’ll care. Til then I’l use your warm crocodile tears to make my tea. 

…..werd

(Source: pallet-town-julie-brown)

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marfmellow:

  • stop coddling white people when they feel white guilt - it’s not helping them to understand the power dynamics at play and will essentially lead them to become complacent
  • white people are not expected to do the work to become an ally - if they are, no cookies, if they arent - they’re racists….
Marfmellow on white privilege - this is what I read while I’m delayed at the airport :)

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thedoldrumsarekillingme:

So, Ann Coulter was on The View a couple days ago, and was being all kinds of racist.

I couldn’t help but think of the 30 Rock episode with Sherri Shepherd and this quote. 

Calling people out left n right

(Source: danke-danke)

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New York Fashion Week

I need to find a thick poc fashion week tumblr to follow, seeing posts with only thin white models is really triggering my inner critic…..

everyone is lovely thin or thick, but when idealizing the thin was your thing it makes the thin to thick to drink

The ease of not being aware of privilege is an aspect of privilege itself, what some call “the luxury of obliviousness” (or in philosophy, “epistemic privilege”). Awareness requires effort and commitment. Being able to command the attention of lower-status individuals without having to give it in return is a key aspect of privilege. African Americans for example, have to pay close attention to whites and white culture and get to know them well enough to avoid displeasing them, since whites control jobs, schools, government, the police, and most other resources and sources of power. White privilege gives little reason to pay attention to African Americans or how white privilege affects them.

In other words, as James Baldwin put it “To be white in America means not having to think about it.” We could say the same thing about maleness or any other basis for privilege. So strong is the sense of entitlement behind this luxury that males, whites, and others can feel put upon in the face of even the mildest invitation to pay attention to issues of privilege. “We shouldn’t have to look at this stuff,” they seem to say. “It isn’t fair.”
Allan G. Johnson (via wretchedoftheearth)

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reasonable vs. infantile

  • Me: Hey, that word is an oppressive slur, it's really not ok to use it
  • Sensible people: Sorry, I didn't realise. I'll use another word because I'm not a dick.
  • Me: Thanks
  • .
  • Me: Hey, that word is an oppressive slur, it's really not ok to use it
  • Most people: FUCK YOU I'LL SAY WHAT I WANT YOU CAN'T CENSOR ME YOU BIG SJ BITCH FUCK YOU THIS IS FREEDOM OF SPEECH NOT MY PROBLEM IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT HAHAHAHA I'M A FUCKING BADASS
  • Me: ...are you five?

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“ Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love. 

(Source: aquamentia)

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