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There is no system of oppression in America that actively works to oppress and subjugate white people. Sorry to break it to you, but your individual suffering is just that, individual. The individuals acting against you do not have the institutionalized power to actively oppress you in every facet of your life, nor would their racism be upheld and supported by government, media, and legislation if they did. Because you’re white.

Reverse racism isn’t real because we live in a culture that supports and enforces whiteness as the norm and PoC as other. If you experience discrimination, prejudice, or bigotry, it’s valid to be upset about it and want to talk about it. It is not valid to claim that it is reverse racism, and certainly not valid to claim that it is racism on par with anything like the institutionalized racism that PoC will come into contact with.

They’ll throw the word feminism in your face,
Like the dirtiest slur they can think of.
And when they do, ask them
what is so shameful about defending your gender
And their gender, and all genders
Remind them that feminism is about equality
They won’t believe you
Really, you’re reminding yourself
And when they say you’re crazy and radical
ask them what is so terrible about burning a piece of lace
Is it really as bad as one in four women being violated
And told to pull down their skirts, hold their keys between their fingers
And if they bring up Eve in the garden
ask them where we’d be if Adam had eaten the apple
Remind them that
Queen Victoria built the modern world,
And Ada Lovelace the computer,
That they cut off the head of Marie Antoinette for nothing,
To punish her for something she did not do
And burned Joan of Arc for being strong
Stronger than a man
When they mumble and stutter, and finally
call you something terrible
go back to fighting, and remember
do not let them hand you the stake

Veronica Douglas, A Reminder (via alisonendrix)

strawwolf:

starkidwholokidhogwarts:

cumleak:

the-unpopular-opinions:

One of these women is despised and hated for being awkward.
The other is applauded and worshipped for the exact same reason.
I know other factors come into play.
But something isn’t right there.

ones an extrovert and ones an introvert voila la différence

One had to portray a disaster of a character, one didn’t

yurp!

strawwolf:

starkidwholokidhogwarts:

cumleak:

the-unpopular-opinions:

One of these women is despised and hated for being awkward.

The other is applauded and worshipped for the exact same reason.

I know other factors come into play.

But something isn’t right there.

ones an extrovert and ones an introvert voila la différence

One had to portray a disaster of a character, one didn’t

yurp!

Marriage equality will, in time, fundamentally destroy “traditional marriage,” and I, for one, will dance on its grave.

It’s not a terribly difficult conclusion to draw.

As same-sex couples marry, they will be forced to re-imagine many tenets of your “traditional marriage.” In doing so, they will face a series of complicated questions:

Should one of us change our last name? And if so, who?

Should we have kids? Do we want to have kids? How do we want to have kids? Whose last name do our kids take?

How about housework, work-work, childcare? How do we assign these roles equitably? How do we cultivate a partnership that honors each of our professional and personal ambitions?

As questions continually arise, heterosexual couples will take notice — and be forced to address how much “traditional marriage” is built on gender roles and perpetuates a nauseating inequality that has no place in 2014.