Well, there’s always Power Girl with her sidekick Tactless Boob Window…
Guys, you do realize this entire episode was about how modern day feminism has devolved into mindless man hate? That woman is a supervillain who’s basically a radical feminist. She teaches the powerpuff girls to find oppression in everything. For instance, the professor asks them to clean their rooms, and they berate him for assuming it’s a woman’s place to clean. Never mind the fact that he just finished cleaning the entire house and only asked them to do their part. Femme Fatale continues to rob banks, but convinces the girls that putting a fellow sister in jail would be wrong. After all, they have to stand together to fight the evil men. By the end of the episode, the girls realize that Femme Fatale isn’t a good person. Just because she claims to be a feminist doesn’t mean she actually cares about equal rights. They take her to jail, and learn a valuable lesson about equality. Namely, just because there may still be harmful stereotypes about women, fighting back with violence and general douchebaggery only makes things worse.
I love you,
I think a lot of people on tumblr need to go watch this episode (or, go back and re-watch it if they’ve seen it previously).
It always breaks my heart to see feminism being twisted into an excuse to commit sexism.
There are a lot of problems facing social justice movements today, but this is the biggest one. Because it’s holding us back internally. People learn and read about social issues and oppression and abuse online and suddenly they think they know everything. And of course they’re angry - there’s a lot to be angry about. And yes, it’s a great, wonderful thing that they’re aware and are working to better themselves.
But omgosh, please just stop trying to teach it and spread it because you are doing it wrong. Lashing out and yelling out buzzwords and SJ jargon and calling people racist and sexist and writing people off with no compassion - these are literally the opposite of what we should be doing. Anyone who’s actually been trained in social justice, SJ communication, facilitation and dialogue sees that and gets embarrassed to be associated with that form of “social justice.”
Because it’s not social justice. It’s not fighting racism and sexism and classism and homophobia. All it’s doing it’s turning people off, closing their minds further and making everyone who knows what they’re doing look bad. All it’s doing is spreading more hate, more negativity and generally making everyone feel like shit about themselves - except of course for the OP, who feels great about themselves for supposedly doing their part and helping the movement.
But they’re not. All they’re helping is the oppressive structure holding everyone back.
I’ve been there. I’ve been pissed off and angry and lashing out at everyone and everything. And it bit me in the ass more times than I can tell you. So I stopped and I learned. I was trained in social justice education by the university that developed the most widely accepted program for social justice education. I have practical experience, both in my daily life and in dialogue, that proves that these methods are not only better, but the only ones that actually work.
That showing compassion for agents and those who are uneducated gets you much farther than writing them off as hateful assholes and refusing to teach them in a way they can understand. That listening to where a person is coming from is far more important than listening to what they say. That we must all understand that most *people* are not maliciously racist/sexist/classist/ableist, but the society we were all raised in *is*.
We are all trying to work within this structure set in place long before any of our great grandparents were born and we all have our own starting point on the journey.
The other, possibly biggest and most widespread problem among the untrained crowd is the complete and total lack of understanding of teacher/learner. You do not know everything. You only know your own experiences. That’s it. In order to actually teach someone about social justice, you have to teach them about your own experiences. In order to do that, you must be willing to learn theirs, too. You must have compassion and empathy or you will get nowhere. This is literally the most important thing I ever learned and it’s the one that I see lacking the most in online SJ.
Now this is specifically directed at fandoms (and more specifically the Teen Wolf fandom, which I call home) but this is a message for everyone. It pains me to see the field that I am so incredibly passionate about get dragged through the mud because people who consider themselves to be a part of it do such horrible things in such horrible ways. Online SJ has a bad name because it has earned it and I cannot tell you how much I hate that. Social justice is not only my work, but it is also my life. I will not stand any longer for people abusing it and using it to spread hate.
OPEN LETTER TO EVERY FUCKING FANDOM ON TUMBLR/TWITTER, GODDAMMIT. GET A GRIP, FUCKING HELL.
#i don’t understand why this concept is so hard for people to get #shouting abuse at someone is not going to make them listen #its not going to make them understand your point of you #it will only cause people to get defensive #and then you’ve lost the argument because no one is listening to you (x)
Oh god can I just reblog this once a week so EVERYONE gets to fucking read it?
Tumblr “social justice” is a fucking travesty that values self-righteous fury as an argument sufficient unto itself and devalues careful, measured reasoning as “coddling bigots.” That praises and rewards the shutting-down of communication. That teaches smug superiority and frowns on compassion and empathy. That took “lashing out in anger is an unproductive but somewhat excusable reaction to injustice, and is not a reason to dismiss a sound argument” and dragged it into the realm of “everyone subject to systematic oppression has an absolute right to lash out in anger to whatever extent they please, and no one else has the right to criticize their behavior or be hurt by it,” and thence into an echo chamber where performative displays of anger become the goal of communication.
I’m not pretending to sainthood here. Getting patted on the butt for a righteous smackdown is dangerously seductive, especially when you have a short temper on certain subjects. And the danger of this particular echo chamber is that it’s easy for normal, intelligent, well-meaning people to get sucked into it. But it’s not a healthy model of communication. Healthy models of communication (a) encourage empathy and reasoned dialogue and frown on incoherent rage explosions, and (b) treat anger, rudeness and cruelty as undesireable but sometimes excusable—in proportion to the provocation and the circumstances. Tumblr “social justice” rejects any notion of proportionate response and has its priorities in communication neatly reversed.
My friend who did actual work in social justice long long before the internet gets really embarrassed and disturbed by what gets called social justice around here sometimes.
Every time I see that brand of “social justice” being spread around as a good thing, I die a little inside.
I talked to my mother and counselor about it, and they definitely didn’t like that kind of “social justice”.
That’s a new project I’m trying to work on. It features robots and a sorta postapolyptic world.
Not sure where to go exactly but I’m trying to change my style a bit, focusing on color shapes. It’s quite fun actually to work like this and who needs lines anyway ?
Mare in the Moon
"I am the Princess of the Night, thus it is my duty to watch over your dreams."
Luna is my favorite pony; mainly because of her association with night, solitude and space! I tried to convey that through this piece; the moon might have been a place of banishment, but I feel it could also be a place of retreat for Luna. Just another quiet night relaxing under the stars. She might be a bit socially awkward, but maybe she just needs people to show her the way.
I took the liberty to give Luna a special “Space-Kid” set of accessories, and made them look like black crystals with cyan highlights. It’s very Tron-esque, but it’s not meant to be electronic. Anyway, it’s a little personal touch.
Now before anyone says “the moon doesn’t work like that”, to that I say “Hah!”
I’m sorry, even with an explanation I don’t get why fans are all over this girl.
Because she’s Fluttershy. Not literally but it might as well be. Demure with a underlining talent who rises up in the end.
They’ve been trying to cram so much Fluttershy in this season because…what else do they got…She’s been the hulk, a vampire and now just a different pony…
Her and Daring-Do; This season is the knock-off clones of the original six…
Do you still watch the episodes?
I don’t really know if he does, but maybe he gets word through the grapevine or something.
I really wouldn’t be asking him a lot about it though, due to some issues about the questionable direction this show has been taking, and all the grief many of the fans have given him for not liking it, which is probably a big reason for his attitude.
Thing is I see people’s attitude as being a bit over kill. You can question the direction sure, but they act like Hasbro has contempt for the fans or hates us or something. I see the same thing with some people about Korra. I just can’t see how they can be so worked up about it.
It’s a sad thing you brought up: If things in the show end up going the least bit wrong after having greatness come from it for so long, the fanbase will see it as betrayal, which is entirely untrue. Hasbro and the show’s staff (and in Korra’s case, Bryke) are trying their damnedest to make their shows entertaining. I for one think they’re all doing a fine job.
I have no problem with Chad not being a fan anymore. It’s HOW he expresses not being a fan that’s his problem. I get that he’s annoyed with being pestered by fans about leaving, but he doesn’t have to stoop lower than them and act like a jerk.
God I just remembered I had a really fucked up dream last night
This guy was collecting followers and telling them that the world was about to end for some reason and the only thing to do was build a spaceship and escape to another planet, I think specifically it was Mars in my dream
I ended up joining his cult and other people who didn’t believe were getting pissed off at us but our leader was like “don’t worry we’ll be okay”
We built our ship and escaped and as we were flying off into space the entire earth just withered??? But when we finally landed on Mars it was just. The ruined remains of another human civilization that had been abandoned thousands of years ago…when people had left Mars to go to Earth and started over with nothing
Shits fucked up