s/o to the leg u took like 15 minutes to shave until it was 100% silky smooth
honorable mention to the other leg u tried to shave but gave up on halfway through
It’s funny, a lot of the people who champion that sort of stuff are actually really racist themselves— they have this idea of what Mexicans and other Latinos/Hispanics are supposed to behave or look like and can’t stand the thought of it spreading. It’s New Age Segregation.
I mean, obviously there’s a difference between certain things?! Some things are incredibly disrespectful, but others aren’t. And even then, sometimes it’s a vague gray area because even people born in a culture or are native to the area all have different thoughts and backgrounds. In most cases, though, you can tell if someone has blatantly crossed that “not okay” zone.
Me? I love sharing my culture. I love people showing an interest in Portuguese culture; I love surprising people with, “Oh, hey, I’m not actually Mexican— I’m Portuguese” because I get a chance to educate them a little bit more about how diverse Hispanic culture really is.
I mean, technically Portuguese is “white” hispanic, but a lot of times I don’t get that? (Someone once asked me if I was Iranian. That was an interesting conversation.) Especially during the summer when I’m darker, people look at me and don’t see “white hispanic.” Of course, not that being white makes one “less hispanic,” but bullshit activists loooove to pretend they know more about my life than me and will use “oh hah you’re really just white” against me. In fact, I don’t really feel any racial ties one way or another— I’m just very close to my cultural heritage. More and more Hispanics in the US are identifying as Hispanic first before white, black, or brown. I think it’s definitely a more defining way— I’m much more than my skin tone, more than the neat boxes people want to fit me in.
But getting back to it, we’re a complex, diverse people with different struggles, skin tones, and languages. Who knew, right?
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today I went to game stop and as soon as I stepped in the guy who was working there said “the princess games are over there, babe” and I turned at him and looked him dead in the eyes and said “I didn’t know workers were supposed to…
Thank you. Also, you’re a feminist, right?
Yeah, but this set off my bullshit activism alarm. We can provide actual examples of sexism to fight, we don’t need to make them up as we go along and make up these gross, homophobic/transphobic quips to go with them just for notes.
I also got immediately accused of not being a feminist for calling it out, too. I guess gender roles are okay as long as they’re not applied to women, according to bad/fake feminists.
oh no, “subtle” manipulation by a follower who isn’t willing to come off anon and actually have a heart to heart about how i might’ve actually done something problematic and instead wants to threaten me with unfollowing
I’m not an anti-feminist. I’m a feminist. I just don’t think we should make up stories or fight sexism with homophobia/transphobia ???
And I’m an activist. I am totally, 100% an activist, it’s just that I’m not an sjw or an anti-sjw. I’m more like a social justice “healer” because I’m more supportive of the tactics that heal a society. Anger, lies, manipulation, and more prejudice does not do that. It hurts people, and continues the cycle. And you know what? Bullshit activism ruins activism. No one ends up supporting our cause, or we end up turning into the things we’re fighting against. I have seen bullshit activism ruin Occupy Wall Street first hand— I was an actual part of that, and our local chapter was run into the ground because it was derailed by bullshit activism.
The only reason why you’re more likely to see me speak out against bullshit activism here is because you’re more likely to see it on Tumblr. If you knew me irl, you’d know I’m very much pro-social justice. I probably annoy the shit out of my friends with how politically correct I am sometimes. ONLY on tumblr could I be considered not a feminist or pro-social justice, and that is saying something about how out of control it’s gotten.
Just yesterday I made a post about how people were being racist against hispanics??? And I reblogged a post about feminism that showed up in my queue— I was intending that to describe the kind of feminist I am, but I guess you took that to mean I’m anti-feminist because I’m slightly of how we treat egalitarians?! I suggest you actually read it over.
If being critical about the homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist (against men AND women!!), anti-sex, and classist role that feminists play sometimes makes me anti-feminist, sure, whatever. I’m comfortable with the label feminist, but if I’m gonna be considered not one because I stand against that, and the truly abusive feminists keep living comfortably in our movement, maybe I should rethink whether or not I am comfortable being one.
That’s a lie, I’ll always be a feminist. I’ve been into girl power since I was born. But if what I posted bothers you, please unfollow me. There’s gonna be more like it and I don’t have any desire to change my stance for people who really only give a shit about the label “feminist” and not actually making a positive impact on the world. Enjoy your pro-white-middle-upper-class-sex-negative-cis female only brand of feminism.
today I went to game stop and as soon as I stepped in the guy who was working there said “the princess games are over there, babe” and I turned at him and looked him dead in the eyes and said “I didn’t know workers were supposed to recommend their favorite games when customers walked in.” and someone gasped and then I turned around and walked out
Today on “sure I totally believe that happened”
1) preeeetty sure if they were to say that, their manager would fire them. like, that’s not to say there aren’t sexist employees, but just opening it up like that is pretty stupid and is only going to get yourself canned if someone were to hear
2) congrats. implying that a guy liking girly things is wrong/something worth insulting over. really advanced and progressive thinking there. isn’t in the least bit homophobic/transphobic, either. sure. you totally get the right to be those things because someone was sexist. /sarcasm