Look at this Fucking Oppressor

A blog what calls out TERFs, MRAs, racists, homophobes, classists and bigots of all stripes.
Anarchist, queer, intersectional, 3punk2function.

Currently tagging all posts with common triggers with tw and more specifically with the format "Triggeringword ///".

Anonymous asked: why is "hate breeds more hate" a bad thing to say?

keiren-smith:

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

Oh so many reasons.

1) it equates the anger of the oppressed to the hate of their oppressors.
2) it blames oppressed groups for their oppression. Bigotry doesn’t exist because people hate bigots. It exists because oppressed people oppose it. It exists because of bigots and because of privileged folks being complicit or tacitly condoning systems of oppression.
3) it’s fundamentally untrue. Hatred of oppression doesn’t lead to more hatred; it leads to progress.
4) it is used to attack any attempt by oppressed people to obtain liberation. Point out that something or someone is repulsively racist and all of a sudden you’re “breeding more hate”.

It’s a fundamental misrepresentation of reality that blames victims and excuses fucked up behavior.

I may start reblogging this once a week. Because—yes.

Also “anger”. So tired of all the “it doesn’t pay to be angry…you have to be polite, and be the better person.” Yes, it would be a bad bad thing if someone understood that they made people angry with their attitude and their words. It would be bad if we let the world know that certain behaviours infuriate us and perpetuate harmful stereotypes that limit certain populations.

Golly, a world with no anger and hate. Is that Fantasy or Science Fiction?

And here’s the fun part, you know how to be the “better person” when dealing with a bigot? Just don’t be a bigot.

That’s literally all you need to do.

  • Student: I sprained my finger and can't play gym.
  • Teacher: okay.
  • Student: I have an anxiety disorder and can't do my speech in front of the class.
  • Teacher: Everybody gets nervous. Get up there.

toxicnebulae:

hey guys I’ve got some ideas:

  • instead of donning fat suits for a day, LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE FAT PEOPLE WHO DESCRIBE THEIR EXPERIENCES
  • instead of pretending to be a woman on a dating site, LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE WOMEN WHO DESCRIBE THEIR EXPERIENCES
  • instead of wearing a hijab for a day, LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE MUSLIM WOMEN WHO DESCRIBE THEIR EXPERIENCES
  • instead of trying on being part of an oppressed group like it’s a costume, DON’T

(via magical-misandry-tour)

How to like problematic things

starvedforjustice:

  • know they’re problematic
  • know why they’re problematic
  • don’t dismiss people’s feelings/dissatisfaction with them
  • don’t silence people when they’re talking about the problems in your media, because your enjoyment is not more important than that discussion. 

Congratulations, you’ve reached the minimum level of decency for being a person who enjoys things that might be problematic. 

I will not be handing you a cookie. 

(via magical-misandry-tour)

There are assholes who will try to make you choose between acknowledging the existence of oppression and the harm it does and celebrating the achievements of those who have succeeded despite it. Don’t let them. The existence of inspiring PoC, trans folks, queer folks, folks with disabilities, and more isn’t a sign that there isn’t oppression. It’s just a sign that those people are that fucking good.