I don’t follow you guys, but due to a relationship with a friend, a lot of your stuff has ended up on my dash. I want you to know that I often see things I respect. I’ve seen the kinds of things you fight against destroy people’s lives. The hate-cult that’s masquerading as justice on Tumblr needs to be confronted. I say this because I want you to know that I am not your enemy.
And I need you to know that because there is something you are doing that you need to stop.
To often the last week I’ve seen “sjw” posts met with eye rolling and and cries of “Not another 14 year white American middle class girl!” or some variation thereof. This? This needs to stop. This is the exact same thing as SJWs dismissing people with “lol male tears” and “fedora.” Oh, I mean, it doesn’t have the same connotations of sexism I see in the latter. Or, at least, I really hope it doesn’t. The fact of the matter is though that you are not actually attacking the argument, you are attacking the person, which is a logical fallacy for a reason. Furthermore, you aren’t even attacking the person directly, you are allowing a stereotype to calcify in your mind and using that stereotype as an excuse to dismiss the argument post-hoc. Which is exactly what you say is wrong when a social justice warrior brings up fedoras and friendzones as a way to silence criticism.
I know its frustrating dealing with the very real ignorant children (and adults!) who come to this site, but it doesn’t matter if an argument is made by a 14 year old white girl or an eighty year old man from India. Wisdom, or lack thereof, knows no sex, age, class, nation, race, or gender. Wrong is wrong and right is right, give or take proper context. Approach each argument you find as if you were ignorant of all the ones before it, and judge it, negatively or positively, on its own real merit, not on some conjured image of the poster. This is the only way we’re ever going to get past this bullshit in the end.
(P.S. If your name is in the tags, I am not making an accusation. I am just trying to get your attention. I figured at least some of you might want to consider this and pass it on.)
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The world would be a more beautiful place if everyone could see the stars.
You mean the pre-industrial era?
Light pollution is indisputably here to stay. I cannot foresee it ever not being a thing again now that we have gotten to this point. Move to the ever-shrinking country if it bothers you so much.
If you’re an antifeminist because some woman or women put you in the “friendzone” or some shit like that, you can guarantee im not here to support you.
As an antifeminist, I’m telling you that women don’t owe you anything, even if you’re a nice guy. If she leads you on and pretends she likes you to get something out of you, that just makes her a bitch and not worth your time.
Don’t be a douchebag.
AHEM. Do you care for equal rights? You’re a feminist. Do you think that no one should be mistreated in the workplace or elsewhere? Feminist. Do you have common sense? FEMINIST
Your attempt to redefine other people’s political and ideological affiliation is arrogant, your claim that feminism is exclusively or necessarily tied to the aforementioned objectives is either uninformed or intentionally misleading.
Caring about equal rights makes you a person who cares about equal rights, period. It does not imply any affiliation with an ideology or movement, although one can argue that it does exclude some of them (e.g. monarchism or aristocratism).
You can offer people to join and explain what it means for you. They can agree or not. There is nothing more to it.
I’m sure a lot of you already read XKCD but this is very very important.
"Defending a position by citing free speech is kind 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."
We should ban feeding babies food. How do we objectively know, for sure, the baby wants food? How do we know if the baby isn’t allergic to the food and would accidentally die? Making that decision is coercion.
This is a very logically flawed argument. There is incredibly long-standing and incontrovertible biological and empirical evidence that babies, like all living things, need food to survive and will die without it. This is a completely false comparison to both circumcision or gender assignment, one of which is what I assume this post is about. There is no definitive proof that these have any positive effects on children, and at least for circumcision, there are studies suggesting it is quite negative. If you want to make a point about one of these two topics, then make it, and don’t resort to a vapid strawman “analogy.”
fluttastic asked: if you go to the original poster's blog on the "frozen in the hood" post, it'd seem they're definitely not white based on their selfie tag. the sheer amount of 'kill whitey' mentality on that post seems doubly unjustified when you realize the OP doesn't even appear white.
The founding fathers would have crushed Cliven Bundy with their powerful-by-design Federal government.
Everyone “knows” that China is badly polluted. I’ve written over the years, and still believe, that environmental sustainability in all forms is China’s biggest emergency, in every sense: for its people, for its government, for its effect on the world. And yes, I understand that the same is true for modern industrialized life in general. But China is an extreme case, and an extremely important one because of its scale.