if you don’t agree with my opinions, i urge you to savior #sj (all my sj related posts) or #shameless sillyspeak (all my text posts)! or unfollow me, really. since you clearly take enough issue with my opinions enough to call me names.
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i think our definitions of ~ those ~ sjw types differ here a little, anon.
hi there! i’m going to try and explain this as best as i can, so please bear with me and i apologize in advance if anything is confusing or poorly worded!
the whole social justice movement is exactly what it says on the tin, basically. sj bloggers blog about social issues. things ranges from anything encompassing feminism, trans issues, misogyny, racism, classism, ableism…so many -ism’s! specifically, posts regarding these topics are meant to help further educate and spread word of the nuances of specific social issues that are lost in talk of mainstream social topics. (for example: i know lots of friends who identify as feminists, since feminism is widespread even outside of social media, but are often lost when it comes to talking about ableism, a much less widespread topic.)
the main point i’d like to get across is that sj bloggers are not about murder and mayhem or WHATEVER it is anti-sj bloggers think we do. generally, the “DIE CISHET SCUM!!!!!!” and vitriol posts in that vein are made by troll sj blogs, which are made by people who want to further that harmful stereotype of sj folk. it’s really awful! because of blogs like this, things that are ACTUALLY LEGITIMATE SJ ISSUES, especially the more ~ radical ~ ones that are targeted the most (see: otherkin. nonbinary genders), aren’t taken seriously by the community at large.
for people in the sj community, from what i’ve seen at least, the driving motivation is to teach and be taught, and to further our understanding of ourselves and others. no sj blogger started out realizing all of the awful bullshit they try and amend on a daily basis. i know a lot of them (like me!) were just as miffed with the sj community at first, because we saw the ~ cishet scum ~ stereotype and though, oh god, i don’t want to be associated with that! but understanding that this is a stereotype, and that the people who really DO think along those lines are a very, very slim margin, is what helped me get my feet wet in sj issues, and now here i am.
social justice is so, so misconstrued on this site. it makes me incredibly angry, and incredibly frustrated, so see things grossly misinterpreted and blown out of proportion day to day by people who have no idea what the whole concept of social justice is about. i’ve been told all of the following: that i’m a stick in the mud, that i’m a fun-killer, that i’m too sensitive, that i’m too “social justice-y”. i’ve been told this by my friends, my loved ones, by strangers and acquaintances and literally everyone. saying that i’m an sj blogger has opened the door for so many people to dismiss and toss aside many of the things i say and do (much like like how saying you’re a feminist will automatically dismiss your opinion to plenty of Straight Cis Guys, you know the type — see the parallel, here?). and here’s the thing.
you know how everyone knows at least one cranky conservative grandparent? how they’re always talking about how radical liberals are ruining the country? and how we, the younger generation, shake our heads because we know now how wrong and biased those ideas are? that’s what social justice is to us, this generation. the people who say, “sjws are the problem” are the cranky conservative grandparents of our generation.
and hey, i used to be one. and then i educated myself. and, really, i urge almost everyone to do the same. read things. look things up. exaimine issues that our outside of your sphere of influence, involve yourself with problems that don’t just apply to yourself. never stop learning and changing your opinions; nothing is more dangerous than asserting that your ideas and opinions will never change.
i hope this helps! i sort of lost track if the exact point i was trying to make two paragraphs or so ago.
you end this with “we have so many photos”. where are they. please show me.
okay since yall seem to be incapable of identifying fake sj posts here’s a handy guide:
- go to the source of the post
- check the tags
- if it’s tagged with two thousand variations of “otherkin” and “headspace” and “sj” then it is 100% fake no exceptions and if you reblog it unironically you are a bad person
all of you who are too fucking gullible to detect obvious trollery can refer to this bingo card
i’ve been looking for something like this for so long
the next time someone tries to dismiss sj claiming that sj folk tell cishet ppl to die and thus Cis Ppl Are Just As Oppressed i’m going to show them this post because this has happened to me. So. Many times.
"tumblr is great except for…"
the neo-nazis? the violent misogynists? the white supremacists? the glorification of mass murderers? the blogs committed to telling marginalized people to commit suicide? the pedophiles?
ah, yes, clearly it’s the marginalized people trying to get rights. they are the problem here. because they’re occasionally overzealous. or something.
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