If you think all Black people’s blogs are “social justice” blogs, you’re racist.
I read some newspaper article recently that pretty much summed up Tumblr and the responses to it this way—privileged people who come here are shocked to see marginalized people talking about their experiences, so they think everyone’s just obsessed with social justice, rather than talking about their own lives.
You think I got 5 minutes to waste in the race to your picket fence, right wing, pedophile-preacher finish line? I don’t think so. Your ignorance bores me.
(No SRS, racism and how intent doesn’t matter)
Racism is not in your intent. Your intent is immaterial in how racist your actions are. This isn’t about you BEING a racist. It’s about you DOING A THING that is racist. Your intent doesn’t change it. Your ignorance of its meaning doesn’t change it. It’s got nothing to do with you as a person and everything to do with the meaning of your action in the context of sociocultural history.
- Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog - Frequently Answered Questions
- Feminist Literature (Tumblr)
- Feminist texts written by women of color (Tumblr)
- fuckyeahfeminists (Tumblr)
- grrrlpower (Tumblr)
Racism, Race, & Culture
- Institutional/Structural Racism Within a Context: A Historical Glimpse at the Concept of “Race”
- Definitions - Racism Free Ontario Initiative
- Different Forms of Racism
- What is a Microaggression? What are Racial Microagressions?
- Appropriation vs. Appreciation
- A Look at the Myth of Reverse Racism
- Who are People of Colour? Why can’t I use the term “coloured”?
- Colourblindness: Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism
- The Angry Eye (YouTube)
- Racialicious (Tumblr)
- ladyatheist (Tumblr)
Sizeism & Body Positivity
- Truth Behind Fat: References
- Obesity, Health, and Metabolic Fitness
- Don’t You Realize Fat Is Unhealthy?
- Diets Don’t Work, But…
- Reality vs. Relativism
- THE HAES MANIFESTO (pdf)
- Fat Acceptance FAQ
- redefiningbodyimage (Tumblr)
GSM (Gender & Sexuality Minorities)
- Project Queer (Tumblr)
- Trans* Awareness (Tumblr)
- Trans Etiquette 101: No Offense, But That’s Offensive (Tumblr)
- Cissexism, Transphobia, & Cissupremacy. (Tumblr)
- So what’s a genderqueer, eh? (Tumblr)
- Gender Neutral Pronoun Blog
- The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino
- Ableist Word Profile
- Don’t Support Autism Speaks
- I’m Autistic, But Autism Speaks Doesn’t Speak for Me.
- An Autistic Speaks About Autism Speaks
- Why I am against Autism Speaks (Tumblr)
- Checking Your Privilege 101 (pdf)
- Male privilege checklist (pdf)
- White Privilege Checklist (pdf)
- Binary-Gender Privilege Checklist
- Cis Privilege Checklist
- Heterosexual privilege checklist (pdf)
- Checklist of Neurotypical Privilege
- Christian Privilege Checklist
- Christian Privileges in American Society: Hidden Ways Christians are Privileged
- Privilege even in veganism
- Vegan Privilege
Dear cis people, dear white people, dear ablebodied people, dear neurotypical people:
TRANS* PEOPLE MATTER
QUEER PEOPLE MATTER
DISABLED PEOPLE MATTER
TRANS* WOMYN MATTER
NONBINARY PEOPLE MATTER
POOR PEOPLE MATTER
NON-NEUROTYPICAL PEOPLE MATTER
our voices matter. Our experiences are crucial. Listen.
Having privilege does not automatically exclude you from having a shitty life. You know what? I’ve had shitty things happen to me in my life. I still have white privilege. I still have cis privilege. I still have straight privilege. Just because you’ve had shitty things happen to you in life, doesn’t mean you don’t benefit from privilege. The whole crux of privilege is that you benefit from it without thinking about it, because you are the majority. You are the normal.
Having privilege isn’t a bad thing. Neither is not having privilege. It just is. And when someone says “check your privilege”, it’s not an insult. It’s not a term used to silence people. If you’re using that phrase to silence people, you’re doing it wrong. When someone says “Check your privilege.”, it likely means you said/did something that was unintentionally oppressive towards a group of people.
So when you’re invited to check your privilege, what do you do? I encourage you to follow this simple four step process.: Stop, Think, Reflect, Learn.
- Now that you know what you said/did, reflect on it. Why is it -ist? Is it making certain assumptions or falling into certain stereotypes/tropes of a group of people? Are you encouraging people to say or do something (for instance, get a job) that may be easy for you, in your place of privilege, but may not be so easy for non-privileged people? Did you use a slur that has been used to oppress a particular group of people? Once you know why your mistake prompted a privilege call-out, it will be easier to avoid it in the future. Which brings us to….
- Congratulations! You now know what you did and why it prompted someone to tell you to check your privilege. Now it’s time to file it under “recently learned information” and avoid making that mistake again. Consciously change your habits and attitudes. Think out of the box next time and remember that no two people, regardless of privilege status or lack thereof, are the same, and making assumptions about anyone is a bad move. If it’s a slur that got you into this, think about non -ist words you can use to replace it. Some of my favorites are “asshole”, “asshat”, “absurd”, “ridiculous”, and on occassion “patently ridiculous”. Above all, apologize politely for your mistake and thank the person who called you out on it. Members of oppressed groups do not exist to call other people out on their privilege. They are doing you a courtesy by letting you know that you were -ist, and giving you the opportunity to learn from the experience. Many times people are afraid to call people out on things that are -ist, because they have internalized the attitudes of society that they, as members of oppressed groups, should shut up and listen to the dominant group, whether that group is white people, cis people, straight people, or nondisabled people. For oppressed people to throw off the yoke of their oppressors and actually call people out on their oppressive speech/behavior is a true act of bravery.
So now you’ve checked your privilege. That’s not an experience that should make you feel ashamed of your privilege. Hopefully, you feel empowered, and grateful that you were made aware of your -ist speech/behavior. And hopefully, you won’t say or do that again. Your newfound privilege awareness makes the world a safer and happier place for all.
I love social justice bingo cards
Me toooo. Someone image describe this plz? No spoons.
This List will be updated as we find, receive or create new resources. If for any reason you would like to voice a complaint, or a concern over the behaviour displayed by these blogs, I direct you to our ask box:
(Now in Alphabetical Order)AgenderAndrogyny
- http://asexualporn.tumblr.com/Autism Spectrum / Asperger’s
- http://bialogue-group.tumblr.comBody PositivityChronic IllnessFibromyalgia
- http://fibromyalgiaproblems.tumblr.com/PTSDClosetedDemisexualDifferently abled/ DisabledEmergency Housing Networks
Genderqueer, Genderfuck and/or Genderfluid
Gender Variant and/or Non-Binary
- http://fyeahnon-binaryseahorse.tumblr.com/Gray-A Asexual
LGBTQ/ Queer (General)
- http://dykesanddykery.tumblr.com/Mental HealthDepressionMixed RaceMultiplicity, Plural and/or DID
- http://plannedparenthood.tumblr.com/Survivor of Trauma (Trigger Warnings apply)
AMAB, Transfeminine and/or MTF
AFAB, Transmasculine and/or FTM
Have any sites that we should know about?
Any corrections, thoughts, feelings or comments can be directed to;
I love the thought of this so much, but despise the fact that they list disabled with “differently abled.”
That ain’t no safe space if it calls me that. (which it doesn’t, those blogs are great, just, you know, please change that and realize that there’s NOTHING WRONG with the world disabled, and HEAPS of things wrong with the term “differently abled” - which was made up by an able-bodied person who never asked how a disabled person would feel about it)
EDIT: In epicly awesome news, this is just an old version of the list and the new one has been changed to leave out that stupid phrase! YAYY!!!!
Boosting! ^agrees wth elo
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