let trans people decide what is or isnt transphobic
let disabled people decide what is or isnt ableist
stop letting majorities decide what is or isnt offensive to a group of people they arent even a part of
It’s important to be able to spot when certain phrases are silencing tactics. The concept of compromise can be used to make minorities look irrational, as if their demands to be treated respectfully are complicated and difficult to agree to.
Such tactics that evoke the same type of doubt in a minority’s claims :
- Gaslighting. Simple phrases such as “but I’ve never seen that happen,” or “that’s never happened to me” are meant to counter the oppressed’s credibility and make them seem unreliable.
- Demanding sources for lived experiences. Sometimes it isn’t enough to the oppressors that a person testifies to living through horrible injustices. Facts are demanded to support the oppressed’s experiences, which are dismissed as “anecdotal evidence.” Which leads to the next point:
- Framing human rights discussions as debates. No one should be able to debate whether or not someone deserves to live peacefully and happily. When oppressors try to engage in “debates” with the oppressed about their situations, the oppressor gets the upper hand, because suddenly the rules of debate apply, and emotions and anecdotal evidence are off limits. The oppressed are forced to discuss their own lives by the oppressor’s rules.
If you have experienced other silencing tactics when discussing racism, sexism, ableism, etc. please share to let others know what and who to be wary of.
Oh boy guys it’s a nice new template! This one was designed by miss-hudders and I think it looks great :)
It was 3rd in place at the box office it’s opening weekend and managed to make $17,005,218 in the United States and and made $25,377,218 in other countries. It’s almost made it’s budget back.
So yeah, those people who told him that a Hispanic story wasn’t universal were wrong as fuck.
this looks like a man just got switched into a cats body and he’s having some self realization of the situation and he’s buggin
Sailor Moon appreciation post because I’m excited about the new Sailor Moon anime
Once you first start noticing how often men will interrupt or talk over you if you’re a woman you can’t ever stop like every time i have a conversation with a man or participate in a class discussion i notice it and it’s honestly my biggest irritant
notice it and stop it. don’t let them talk over you. if they start, do not stop what you are saying and look them straight in the eye until they do. it should not be tolerated
pixel practice with jirachi
If you stand against transphobia, care and share! :)
me: *accidentally makes a noise that sounds like a fart*
me: *makes noise 500 more times so anyone who heard it knows i did not fart*
have we reached it………? have we reached the promised land?
i wish my hair floofed with my emotions like real anime girls
Smash Bros headcanon where Rosalina is a motherly figure to Megaman
The Blue Fairy is gonna make him a real boy