I’m not. If a PoC blogger gets fed up and types out a post about white people without clarifying that they meant “not all white people”, or a trans person posts about cis people without saying “not all cis people” I am not offended.
Do you want to know why?
- white people: I wish I lived in the forties! Everything was so much COOLER back then, you know?
- Japanese people: nope
- Thai people: nope
- Black people: nope
- Latin people: nope
- Cuban people: nope
- Native people: nope
- Korean people: nope
- Desi people: nope
- Arab people: nope
- Queer people: nope
- Vietnamese people: nope
- Chinese people: nope
- Physically/Mentally/Neurologically disabled people: nope
- Jewish people: nope
- Romani people: nope
If you take a young man and woman and they both tell a stranger that they work in the same restaurant, it’s very likely that they will assume that the woman is the waitress, and the young man a cook.
But I thought a woman’s place was in the kitchen? Not when she’s being paid for it. I can’t believe it took me this long to realize the implication of this. A woman’s place is one of servitude.
this fucking hit me like a fucking train
repeat after me everyone: respecting the basic human dignity of oppressed people is more important than having a philosophical discussion about how anger is supposedly the same thing as hatred and how much better the world would be if we were all just nice to each other!!!!!!
because “don’t fight hate with hate” only means so much when you shout it in the faces of the oppressed, but barely whisper it in the direction of the oppressors