It is literally impossible to “hurt your own cause”
Previously the Salvation Army
I wouldn’t say any of those people are fighting for their own causes though. PETA is not run by animals. I strongly doubt FCKH8 has any queer people other than cis white able-bodied men on their staff. No way in hell were there out queer people on staff at the Salvation Army. And if I recall correctly FEMEN is some kind of elaborate scheme set up by a gross dude. They’re all hurting causes, but none of them are hurting their own causes. Just the causes they falsely claim to represent.
Happy international lolita day everyone :3
To be fair his brain is a piece of Hockey face mask webbing
yeah… and human beings with human brains also do that sort of shit where they go “well THIS one is different because I like it”
"it can’t be racist, it’s GOOD! because i like it!"
so i guess he never really had a chance
a lot of the time i feel like The Joke in host segments is that Crow and Servo are horrible ‘people’ who treat each other terribly but
where are the consequences for being horrible
i thought that was a critical part of that kind of joke
the sad thing is that ppl really think we’re out here looking for racism
no one is looking for it
if anything i’m trying to get away from it
i’m just tryina live
also: in the Castle of Fu Manchu episode Crow starts out okay decrying the casting of white people as Asians and then he lists an example and goes “…wait, I liked that guy in that movie. He’s a good actor no matter what he’s in!”
way to miss the point, fictional robot. this would be brilliant if it were meant to paint Crow as a total fucking moron but i’m… not sure that it was
update: i feel okay for now. i took some ibuprofen and a shower and figured out why the wireless was fucking up, and although those are small things, they helped me feel like i was a tiny bit in control of what happens to me
Edwin Pagan Rodriguez (MH Customizer extraordinaire) showed his tree-topper and Ornaments this year.
I freaking love Monster High Fans trees ^_^
I will never trust any ‘ally’ who talks about how we “need” them
That’s shit we hear from our abusers, thanks
That’s called manipulation, power play, emotional blackmail
this is so brilliant and succinct - i never thought about the why of why that was so shitty before. wow.
""you’re nothing without me"
"you achieved ‘xyz’ because of me"
"you’re not strong enough"
Isn’t that how progress happens sometimes tho? Like the privileged open the door and then the oppressed rip the door off its fucking hinges so it can never ever be closed again.
Like its def ignorant as fuck to say people of an oppressed group are totally powerless without the support of allies but some places aren’t as progressed as others and in those places they really do need the support of people outside the oppressed group. Like places in the south where lynching still happens (and more often than not to LGBTQA* individuals specifically)
Or maybe I’m not really understanding the point, I dunno
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"I’m sorry Miss Ghost, you’re very cute, I’m just doin’ my job"
Children should remain silent, and they are ‘good’ when they’re quiet, but ‘bad’ when they are not, because they are disturbing the adults and causing trouble. This attitude runs through the way people interact with children on every level, and yet, they seem surprised when it turns out that children have been struggling with serious medical problems, or they’ve been assaulted or abused.
The most common response is ‘well why didn’t the child say something?’ or ‘why didn’t the child talk to an adult?’ Adults constantly assure themselves that children know to go to a grownup when they are in trouble, and they even repeat that sentiment to children; you can always come to us, adults tell children, when you need help. Find a trusted adult, a teacher or a doctor or a police officer or a firefighter, and tell that adult what’s going on, and you’ll be helped, and everything will be all right.
The thing is that children do that, and the adults don’t listen. Every time a child tells an adult about something and nothing happens, that child learns that adults are liars, and that they don’t provide the promised help. Children hold up their end of the deal by reporting, sometimes at great personal risk, and they get no concrete action in return. Sometimes, the very adult people tell a child to ‘trust’ is the least reliable person; the teacher is friends with the priest who is molesting a student, the firefighter plays pool with the father who is beating a child, they don’t want to cause a scene.
Or children are accused of lying for attention because they accused the wrong person. They’re told they must be mistaken about what happened, unclear on the specifics, because there’s no way what they’re saying could be true, so and so isn’t that kind of person. A mother would never do that. He’s a respected member of the community! In their haste to close their ears to the child’s voice, adults make sure the child’s experience is utterly denied and debunked. Couldn’t be, can’t be, won’t be. The child knows not to say such things in the future, because no one is listening, because people will actively tell the child to be quiet.
Children are also told that they aren’t experiencing what they’re actually experiencing, or they’re being fussy about nothing. A child reports a pain in her leg after gym class, and she’s told to quit whining. Four months later, everyone is shocked when her metastatic bone cancer becomes unavoidably apparent. Had someone listened to her in the first place when she reported the original bone pain and said it felt different that usual, she would have been evaluated sooner. A child tells a teacher he has trouble seeing the blackboard, and the teacher dismisses it, so the child is never referred for glasses; the child struggles with math until high school, when someone finally acknowledges there’s a problem.
This attitude, that children shouldn’t be believed, puts the burden of proof on children, rather than assuming that there might be something to their statements. Some people seem to think that actually listening to children would result in a generation of hopelessly spoiled brats who know they can say anything for attention, but would that actually be the case? That assumption is rooted in the idea that children are not trustworthy, and cannot be respected. I’m having trouble understanding why adults should be viewed as inherently trustworthy and respectable, especially in light of the way we treat children.
This is why I feel what I’m sure the other parents at daycare would consider “irrational” fury every time I hear one of them tell their crying child “You’re FINE.” End of discussion. No attempt at comfort, no recognition that while the kid may not be physically injured they are definitely not “fine,” or they wouldn’t be crying. What the hell does that teach the kid about the validity of their own anything, let alone what constitutes an appropriate reaction to someone ELSE’S expression of hurt?(via cabell)
this was my entire childhood. this was my teenage years. this is NOW and i HATE IT