Nice try, anon.
First of all, the term PoC has its origins in anglo-american usage, but it’s not an internationally acknowledged one. Mostly because international organisations and global institutions simply know better than to divide everything literally into black and white - and because the artificial dichotomy between white and non-white doesn’t do justice to the complexity of racism in large parts of the world. So unless you want the whole world to adopt a term that makes even Hitler’s raciology look like a sophisticated attempt at acknowledging diversity, please stop using it in a global context.
PoC cannot be racist. Prejudiced, but not racist.
That’s a very convenient excuse, wouldn’t you say?
Unfortunately it’s nonsense. Racism is universal, it doesn’t depend on color of skin. That’s just the most obvious and, in the USA, the most prevalent form.
But, hey, according to your logic, the Holocaust wasn’t motivated by racism, because guess what, Jews were, to the majority, white. They were considered a different race, which had nothing to do with their color of skin and everything to do with their ethnicity and religion. So, good to know that my ancestors weren’t really racist when they burned down synagogues and sent people to Auschwitz.
Clearly racism only happens to PoC.
The invasion of European countries by Germany during WWII also had nothing to do with racism, yay! Russia, which lost roughtly 27 millions of people during the war, will be relieved to hear that all of that had nothing to do with Adolf Hitler’s conviction that the people belonging to the “Slavic race”, despite being what is largely considered white, were inferior to “Aryans”.
Really, I’m so glad we could clear this up. History, re-written because the USA presented the world with a new definition of racism. Congrats! As a German, I’m fully on board. We were just prejudiced. Maybe the tiniest bit nationalist, but it’s not like that was in any way related to racism. Except, maybe, in Africa, because clearly that was racism, yes?
I’m also glad to hear that the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis isn’t motivated by racism in the least - or is it? Depends, I assume, on whether you define one of these groups as white and the other as non-white. Are the Israelis white? So does that make them the oppressing group, according to your logic? Or are the Palestinians? Funny how it’s that easy to tell the racist guys from the non-racist ones by looking at whose skin is a tad lighter, huh?
How about a bit more of backward logic while we’re at it?
"My ideology says that there is no such thing as racism against white people. Ergo, everyone who experiences racism cannot be white."
The Turkish must also be white then because they were racist toward Armenians (to the point of genocide, just saying.).
But if Turkish people are now white, then they cannot possibly victims of racism themselves, right? As someone living in Germany, with a large Turkish minority, I’m so glad to hear that. Nothing to see here, folks, just a bit of prejudice, obviously.
Oh, and clearly the Hutu in Ruanda were white too when they slaughtered up to a million of Tutsi in the culmination of a racist conflict that had been brewing for decades.
But I’m sure you want to blame colonialism fort that? I mean, clearly it’s not as if these people had any agency when they started slaughtering their neighbours, right?
Srebrenica ring any bells to you? Former Jugoslawia? It’s really hard to tell someone’s color of skin based on their skeleton, but according to your logic, based on the fact that this skeleton belongs to the victim of an internationally acknowledged genocide, they have to have been a PoC.
Really, I’m having fun with your theory, because it leads to such really enlightening statements like that the Irish are PoC, or that Eastern European people are PoC, and sometimes Italian or Spansih people too, depending on who you ask. So much fun to be had with white and PoC, like you wouldn’t believe.
All PoC now?
Funny how someone is labeled as white when you want to point out that they have privilege, and as PoC when you want to explain that they are victims of oppression and racism. Like, people from South America which was colonialized by white Europeans, who are now considered Latino/Hispanic and therefore PoC within the USA?
Like, this guy:
Is he white? He’s a Spanish football player. The Spanish are usually considered white, right? But as soon as you find out he’s been born in Argentina, that makes him a PoC, yes? That’s Lionel Messi for you, an enigma.
This guy with the slightly doubtful expression:
He’s white, right? Unfortunately, he’s a German late repatriat born in Poland, and let me assure you, there’s plenty of prejudice and systematic racial discrimination happening against people like him in Germany. Miroslav Klose. I think he’s looking that way because he just found out he’s now considered a PoC, something that probably never occurred to him before.
But, again, how convenient for every single PoC living in northern America and Europe. What a great opportunity to claim solidarity with every other marginalized group on this world and blame it all on white supremacy.
Like, this woman, much oppressed, so sad:
Just like these people:
There’s no difference, really.
Guess what? That’s a really fucked-up way to deny the agency and responsibility of PoC in our western society. Because PoC make up half of the USA, but as long as you call it white supremacy and break it all down to a white/non-white dichotomy, the fact that all these PoC are directly benefittting from and contributing to western supremacy can be ignored.
Last time I looked, US American PoC were very much a part of their nation. Unless you want to claim they are not. Unless you want to claim that they are not actually a part of the country they are living in, were born and raised in. Unless you want to claim that they are not actually demanding a long overdue fair share of their country’s wealth and power - only that both wealth and power are a result of yes, supremacy, and they are actually an active part the oppressing group. Global exploitation. Capitalism. Western supremacy, if anything.
But, hey, I’m sure the people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, countries severely affected by US military intervention, will be able to tell that all US American PoC are just poor oppressed, powerless creatures - especially Barack Obama, who is really nothing but a brainwashed tortured soul weighed down by racism, it’s not like he’s in a position of power or something. I’m also sure the Chinese will be very grateful that they’re labeled as PoC, meaning that the way they’re oppressing their own ethnical minorities is just prejudiced. I’m also sure Vladimir Putin has white privilege whenever he’s meeting the president of the United States. Unless, of course, you want to call Putin a PoC too.
So glad we had this talk, anon. Now kindly fuck off.
I love the smell of #rekt in the morning.
No, no and no. REBLOG this please, this shouldn’t be allowed and we need to spread the word to everybody about this injustice!
The actual news article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726219/Yasmin-Thomas-victim-disgusted-walked-free.html
It’s time for all countries to stand up and say no more special treatment based on gender, race or sexual orientation.
17 previous convictions for assault?! smh.
The bitch crazy smh
I would’ve beat this bitch up tbh . She was dead trying to kill him
This is wild as heck
Most people give the homeless change or leftovers, Mark Bustos is cutting their hair
For the past few months, New York City hairstylist Mark Bustos — who normally spends his days working at an upscale salon — has been volunteering on his days off to offer haircuts to homeless people he sees on the street. With a simple phrase, “I want to do something nice for you today,” he has been helping people get a fresh, uplifting makeover.
For people who have been trapped in a cycle of poverty, unemployment and homelessness, the makeover can also serve a useful function: looking presentable for a job.
International Human Rights Activist Michael Simmons offered these words (via Facebook) in response to the May 3, 2014 New York Times’ “Fight Against Sex Assaults Holds Colleges to Account” article. (via scottthepilgrim)
First, rape is harder to prove than theft. It takes much more investigation into what actually happened.
But more importantly, stop telling women that their humanity is stolen when someone takes advantage of them. Stop telling women their vaginas are directly tied to their humanity. You people claim that that’s society does all the time, and then you turn around and do it at an even worse time in a woman’s life, a traumatic event that causes serious anxiety and depression. You are all a bunch of fucking hypocrites. Start telling women that rape isn’t the worst thing that could happen to them, that they’re strong enough to get past it, that there is a happy life possible afterwards, or shut the fuck up.
What the hell are MRAs even trying to do?
Raising awareness of male victims of violence, rape, and abuse. Trying to get the definition of rape expanded to more than just men. Right now in many places it is not considered rape for a woman to coerce, use…
What the hell are MRAs trying to do that feminists aren’t already trying to help with/fix?
I’m going to copy a thing, and I want you to read it very, very carefully.
During that same fiscal year men will be significantly more likely to be murdered, assaulted, and mutilated. They will be more likely to die on the job. They will be more likely to suicide. They might be more likely to be raped. We don’t know. We don’t count. And they will be subject to roughly half of all acts of domestic violence.
No money is earmarked to benefit males. None.
Meanwhile organizations such as NNEDV.ORG lists men not getting a job as a form of domestic violence.
Of course, men are also the victims of domestic violence… just read about it here:
Does… does that seem a little… biased to you? Just a little? Maybe? Sorta?
Fortunately it has neat links… like Women’s Law. Which has, if you dig a little, a state by state guide on how to best get custody of the children.
This includes such handy step by step guides as “How to sue your abuser" and even includes a handy manual on how to maximize your alimony payments., this comes with an additional primer on what to say to the Judge when questioned as well as such useful tips as telling the Judge your husband hasn’t been helping with the bills lately… which again constitutes economic abuse. I wish I was making this up. And while adultery in and of itself does not guarantee a good divorce settlement… framing it as Cruel and Inhumane treatment does!
Additionally if your husband refuses to have sex with you for a year or more you can sue him for that too!
Careful though, it’s not as effective if your husband is sick or dying.
But if you’re smart you can straight up throw your husband out of the house and then use the court to order him to support you while you fuck other men and you’re still married! Huzzah!
Also… Not only do women receive child support until the children are TWENTY ONE FUCKING YEARS OLD (in New York)…. they are urged to demand child support even if the husband is currently on assistance, in prison or homeless.
So… who exactly RUNS this upstanding and unbiased bastion of good in the world?
KIM A. GANDY
President & CEO -General counsel of the Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation, where she led their successful campaign to modernize the FBI Uniform Crime Report definition of rape. <-the definition of rape that makes it so you can drug and rape a 14 year old boy and it’s not rape. If you’re a woman.
Alright… so there’s a Feminist running it… it’s not like you actually have to BE a Feminist to work for this… OH SHIT…
and now that you’ve read it do tell be what feminists are trying to do for men.
Anti-feminism in females is like that girl in high school who would shamelessly flirt with all the boys and you’d feel embarrassed for her because she had no self respect.
So girls who flirt have no self respect? Isn’t that what you feminists call SLUT SHAMING?
sexism against women is okay when used to combat antifeminism lol
This blog is over two years old now, and it’s really expanded from what it once began as. The memes have become rarer and rarer, and I’ve been considering changing the url to reflect that.
As for alternative names, I don’t have much in the way of ideas, but I’d still like to know what you guys think. Should it stay or go, or do you not care either way?
Male circumcision is not even fucking bad!
Of course, being strapped down and having the most sensitive part of your penis sliced off at birth with no anaesthetic leading to loss of most sensation and leaving the glans exposed and unprotected making it dry out and keratinise is totally like being wrapped in a warm fluffy blanket. Do you think the removal of the clitoral hood is good too? Because it’s practically the same thing.
This is why I’ve tried to avoid this site over the past two weeks. You cannot say anything without someone jumping down your throat and accusing you of thinking this or that just because you said something completely different.
I’ve seen some really civil discussions on the topic (feduptoinfinity, you’re awesome) (shameless plug ftw) that’ll get interrupted with “HE DIDN’T DESERVE TO GET SHOT” even though it’s only details of the situation being discussed and no one made mention of their views on the actual shooting itself (within the discussion, anyway).
I understand why people are pissed, but that still doesn’t excuse demonizing others just because they’re still weighing different accounts of the story. They’re not letting themselves get swept up in the emotional turmoil surrounding the situation. Is that so wrong?
HOUSTON, TX — A father will spend half of 2014 behind bars for doing too much for his son. After overpaying child support and seeing his son too often — breaking terms that were secretly modified without his knowledge — a judge sentenced him to a lengthy jail sentence. Clifford Hall has been doing his best to give care to his 11-year-old son, who lives with his ex-wife. He pays his child support and visits regularly. “I’m his father it’s my responsibility to take care of him,” Hall said.
Last November, his child support payments were paid in full. Sometime between then and now, the child support agreement between Hall and his wife was modified without his knowledge. Hall wound up overpaying by $3,000, a fact that Harris County District Court Judge Lisa Millard found contemptible. Another term that was modified without his knowledge was his visitation schedule. Subsequently, Hall was found to have over-visited his son. Judge Millard ended up finding Hall in contempt of court. “When she said I remand you to the Harris County Jail for 180 days my mouth just dropped,” Hall told FOX 26 Houston. In addition to the six month jail sentence, Judge Millard is forcing Hall to pay his ex-wife’s attorney fees. “I can’t be there for my son in jail,” Hall said. “I can’t pay child support in jail. This is not in the best interest of the child.”
Hall is correct. Such heavy-handed actions on the part of the court serve no one. Not only is the child going to be deprived of his father for the next 6 months, but taxpayers will have to pay the father’s incarceration, and will potentially be forced to subsidize the mother’s living expenses in lieu of the child support payments. It just goes to show us that no good deed goes unpunished in Police State USA.
Thank you feminism
In b4 some feminist comes along saying “feminism fights against this.”