Omfg I was sitting in a room with a bunch of my aunts, uncles and cousins and my grandma had this weird smile on her face so I asked her what was up and she just looked at me and said “everyone in this house is alive thanks to my vagina”
Dont you dare scroll past this ;| I dont care if its positivity week. Inspiration struck.
99% of the time, “preferences” are just “prejudices”
a preference is “Id rather have pancakes than waffles, because Im in the mood for waffles.” - A neutral statement about two similar things that doesn’t praise one while putting the other down.
a prejudice is- “I dont like asian guys because they have squinty eyes and little dicks.” A bigoted statement made from baseless accusations and internalized racism.
Here is the fucking difference.
1- People are not food or animals.
2- Every “preference” for or against something is based on a stereotype reinforced by culture.
3- Have you met every asian man? Have you personally measured the penis of every asian man in existence and deemed it to be inadequate? Have you conducted a census of every possible combination of features and interests a person of Asian descent could possibly possess and deduced, through science and your own astute reasoning that they are- as a people- “not attractive” to you?
No you have not. You’re stereotyping and generalizing based on the same tired tropes.
Black men are hyper-sexualized
Asian men are femminized.
White men are glorified.
“THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING ATTRACTED TO PEOPLE OF YOUR OWN RACE!!!”
:3 The difference between attraction and discrimination is that one is conscious and the other isnt.
If it is attraction, then it is automatic. If its discrimination, its a decision. A moment where you say to yourself - “I am not going to date him because he is Asian. I dont need any other reason.”
I am bisexual. I have a preference for men over women. This meant that if I were given the choice between a man and a woman of equal attractiveness, I would choose the man.
Discrimination is- “Sorry, I can’t date girls. Too much drama, just a preference.” Because, in my mind, I’d be painting a picture of myself in a relationship with a woman and projecting my own ASSUMPTIONS and PREJUDICE onto a blank slate labeled “woman.” Then applying that to every woman.
n__n golly this post is fun. Some of my rl friends are gonna be maaaaaad. OH WELL, YOLO~
In all seriousness, we need to think about why this is a problem. Everyone has “preferences”, but it teeters into racism when we base those things off of stereotypes and generalizations.
Its not a matter of people being “bitter”.
its an- “…are you really going to sit here and project the same tired stereotypes onto us just because you cant be bothered to think critically, then piss and moan when straight guys do the same thing to you?? As if being LGBT isn’t hard enough, are you REALLY going to throw racism into the mix of Shit I Have To Deal With Just For Existing???????”
Can you NOT?”
Material things I want and might get tomorrow:
- a new vibrator
- a high waisted bikini
- a dress for saturday
- new lipsticks
- pretty hair clips
- books books books
- a mp3 player
IS THIS FUCKING REAL
Robin Thicke’s new song, “Blurred Lines,” is the number one song in the country right now. It is also very sickening because of its implication of rape and sexual harassment and its not-so-subtle promotion of rape culture (that he then seems to attribute to human nature—great). See more of what disturbing things Thicke had to say and read about some of the backlash on the Huffington Post. (via you-do-not-do)
somebody get this motherfucker forreal
yeah read this article tonight, what a fucking creep
Yes, because degrading women and objectifying their bodies is so original and not the norm. Especially not in the entertainment industry.
OMG HE’S SO EDGY
I really fear as a whole that the new “trend” of being edgy is going to be full on (TW) rape songs. Like all of them are going to be graphic songs discussing and celebrating rape.
Why the hell is rape in my love songs? Why is it in my hip hop? Why is my life threatened in one of the only places (art and music) that I found that brought me peace?
I mean, even the porn industry is doing it to Black women, now. Look up Skin Diamond’s interview about her new film ‘Get My Belt’.
“What a pleasure it is to degrade women”
WHAT EVEN AM I READING
My cat doesn’t care that I’m fat.