Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
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TUESDAY 8/19: Ferguson PD presented a table full of fabricated evidence at this morning’s press conference - allegedly seized from protestors and stopped cars. The Colt 45 Molotov with a white bandana was the crowning glory, turns out you can’t even buy glass 40’s in Missouri. Stay classy, FPD
I seriously think white supremacist are coming in the area to frame the protesters, but it could just be the cops
what’s the difference between white supremacists and the cops
This same thing happened here in Brazil. Police plants molotov cocktails and other explosives on protester’s bags to have an excuse to arrest them. Don’t let police search your bags without you looking, and record it if you can. They are liars and cowards.
Here’s the thing about trolling in regards to racism/misogyny/etc.:
It’s not a joke. It’s not fake. It’s just hate.
I try and make it very clear that this blog is satire. I try and make it crystal fuckin clear that the beliefs expressed are ridiculous and why. I am not pretending to be anyone, as deliberately thick headed as some MRAs and so called “egalitarians” can be. Just read a couple of my entries, and you can see I am not trying to fool anyone into ACTUALLY believing I am a MRA
But there are people who troll, who deliberately try and get a rise out of people by saying racist/sexist/homophobic/transphobic/etc. things. And they think that this is badass or hilarious or whatever. It’s a “joke”. It’s “ironic”.
Except that it isn’t. When you are part if a privileged group, like men, and you genuinely blog misogynistic things, it’s not trolling. It’s not “just getting a rise out of feminists”. It’s actual misogyny. That sandwich joke doesn’t have some magical other intent when you tell it to some woman you don’t know on the internet because she happened to exist in the same comment thread as you. We’re not going to suddenly all join in on your laughter and call you a “scamp” or whatever the fuck it is you’re hoping for.
Because if you’re a white person posting racist shit and POC get upset, there is no difference between you and one of the white nationalists posting the same shit around here. The effect is the same on the people you’re hurting, and you are essentially writing off that pain with a wave of your hand and an exclamation of “I was only trolling.”
And if you can do that to someone, you’re lacking one of the fundamental tools an ally needs to help marginalized groups: empathy. It’s impossible for privileged groups to ever know what it’s like to be on the other side of their privilege, but you can at least look at someone and say, “holy shit, this is causing them a lot of pain. How can I help to stop this pain?” And listen to what they need from you, from people willing to talk about it. And if you can deliberately cause that kind of pain in some twisted ass hipster version of “comedy”, you’re essentially saying that you do not care about the pain you cause, that people need to just “get over” a kind of pain you’ve never experienced. It’s like a person who has never broken a bone telling a person with a broken leg to “walk it off”. You’re just a dick.
And if your point is to be a dick, if you ACTUALLY WANT to cause that pain for people from marginalized groups, if that’s your goal… Please fucking tell me how that DOESN’T make you a racist, misogynist, or whatever, because that takes some SERIOUS hate to want to CAUSE someone pain like that.
Following the news this week made me really, really angry and I don’t think some people realize just how many Americans are affected by aggressive and militarized law enforcement. We need to call for immediate police reform for the sake of the kids coming up right now.
Blue Deliquanti is one of my biggest heroes. She draws, and she THINKS.
For fuck’s sake.