These are truly terrible, proceed with caution. http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/20-examples-that-spencers-gifts-hates-women
Oh yeah definitely.
I work there and I can even say that the company hates female-identified employees.
First of all, Guests come in on a near-daily basis with the goal of sexually harassing us. But the company has no standing policy regarding how to deal with them. Essentially if I’m working with my (male-identified) boss, I can go to the back room if a creepy Guest comes in, and wait there until my boss comes to fetch me with the news that the Guest has left. But if I’m working with my (female-identified) AM or if I’m the manager on duty, we have to have solidarity and stay on the floor together and “deal with it”. It’s fucking fucked up and I’m sick of it. I’m not allowed to yell at the creepy Guest or retaliate in any way, and I’m not allowed to kick him out of the store. This is because it would supposedly reflect poorly on the company. As if the fact that the company expects minimum-wage employees to tolerate sexual harassment from customers isn’t a bad enough reflection on the company.
As for the racist, sexist, cissexist, sizeist, and ableist merch we sell…I honestly do think the company would listen if a group of people started a big enough campaign against that shit, because they are pretty easily swayed by what their Guests think (though not necessarily employees, because we are constantly reminded of how disposable we are), and we constantly have to discard shirts because of copyright infringement. It’s just a matter of someone making a big enough fuss.
and on a serious note
why would someone not take off my shirt
it really irks me and i’ve been thinking about this for like the past week
yes i am extremely insecure yes but
why would you categorize me by my nationality; that suggests that you are categorizing me by my ethnicity too. i am totes american/european-descended/white and i mean that’s fine for me whatever but categorizing me by my nationality/ethnicity/race suggests that you categorize and therefore exoticize and fetishize women (or people?) of other ethnicities/races. which is the skeevy part. not because it suggests duplicity; i don’t think there is exclusivity here and frankly i don’t want there to be. but because BY ALL MEANS do whatever you want with other people forever but if you’re racist by way of fetishization? get off muh diiiiick.
In order to create safe space for the rest of us, those of us that are not white cis women who are the mainstream definition of “beautiful” and acceptable fat, we have to hold each other accountable, utilize the spaces we share (tumblr is a space we share) and make them safe. So, with that spirit in mind, I’m puttin this list together because these are active and popular white “fat acceptance” or “fat” bloggers who make tumblr an unsafe space for the rest of us. Feel free to add more people and give us a brief description if you want about their bullshit.
This list goes out to all the fat poc, disabled, queer, death fat, trans*, femme, othered beautiful people. So we can help each other in solidarity.
Being on this list means:
They have to stop talking about fat politics until they address their privilege.
They actively participat/particpated in body shaming of someone else.
Have little to no concept of intersectional experiences and how their privilege allows them to shame those who are not on the same axis’ as them.
I do not want to see them on my dash unless there is critical commentary attached.
They actively participate in white supremacy, whether blatantly or covertly.
They make tumblr an unsafe space for anyone who doesn’t identify with their privileged perspective on body an fat politics.
Do not hold themselves accountable when called out.
I will unfollow and hold you accountable if you reblog them knowing they create unsafe environments for a lot of us or you perpetuate and
support their bullshit.
They refuse to do the necessary work in checking themselves, placing the burden on others to educate them.
If you would like me to edit this list to include someone and/or provide links or anecdotes or “reciepts” please message me. Some of these are included per the recommendation of others.
The List (Name and reason for inclusion. I’ll add links at a later time to said call outs when I have computer access or feel free to add them in yourself. I will not provide links to their blogs though. Their names below are their tumblr names but I will not directly link to them.
AmeliaButter: her participation in that PORK Magazine bullshit.
Red3blog: has spoken over a women of color in defense of white supremacy. Adds commentary to posts by woc in an attempt to recenter conversation on white fat issues.
Kylathegreat: Does not hold herself accountable when called out, covert white supremacist, shamed a poc on more than one occassion, is ableist and racist.
Queerfatfemme: Reblogged racist posts and posts by people knowing theyre white supremacist.
PussyBow: White supremacists who promotes racist regalia and doesn’t hold herself accountable when called out.
Chubby-Bunnies: Ableist and doesn’t hold herself accountable to call outs.
ETA: Per the comments and messages of others:
Chubby-cartwheels: Defended AmeliaButters bullshit/white supremacy
FemmesandFamily: White centric blog with little evaluation of privilege
Oh-hey-Brittany: Derailed conversation about race and ~wants racism off her dash and harmony~
Unfollowing people because damn, it is easy to find receipts of this stuff.
The only one I won’t unfollow at this point is Chubby-Bunnies because I think she cleared that up shortly after the ableist post happened. If anyone wants to give links to other ableism on that blog, show me and I will love you 5ever.
Also unfollowing Kyla obvs (she’s so pretty but I saw some of the ableism and I was just like… -___- ) but if anyone can provide me with links to her racism, that’d be great because Google was not my friend on that one. :(
Sad/not sad to be unfollowing pussybow because I think she blogged a lot of great pix, but not worth it if she’s racist and if she stands behind PORK’s racism.
PS Quelola, I love what you’re doing and thanks for this list.
Receipts for the others:
Chubby-cartwheels here (OP deleted from blog).
The others, idk because I never followed them.
The irony being that Tyrone is an Irish name, and the only reason so many Black men had the name was because, ding ding ding, their slave owners/rapists/etc. gave them the name. Hm. Imagine that.
Thank you fuck you can go on any bloody baby name and origin website and lookup Tyrone and boom Irish
how about u walkentomyanus u racist fuck
please drown kthnx
Same with names that end in “onne” which comes from the super Euro Siobhan.
Yanno history, as well as geography, is not White America’s strong suit.
His name is Chet. Now that’s a crackerish name if I ever heard. He should be a country music star.
An actress on Twitter writes: ”I didn’t make #PowerRangers said I was great but they already casted a black guy so they can’t cast a black girl too WHY is race an issue”
Power Rangers has had a lot of diverse casting, but since it was bought by Nickelodeon it seems to have regressed to “old school” diversity. For example, in 2010 they only allowed white actors to audition for the lead role and Racebending.com had to write a letter requesting they open up the casting call.
Ok I see what you’re trying to get at here but this post is sloppy as fuck
Yeah, okay, sorry about that. I was getting ready for work as I wrote this post and probably/definitely should’ve just saved it and waited but I was just so miffed; lemme try again.
I see/saw at the time that it’s super-uneven too and that I should’ve really put more into the why-trans-ethnic-is-invalid-as-an-identity and why-trans-ethnicity-is-appropriative-of-more-than-one-group.
And what I meant by “I don’t think that trans-ethnicity is even comparable to transgender-ness” is that I (and most people should) see transgender identities as valid and trans-ethnic identities as invalid and appropriative not only of whatever identity a trans-ethnic person is trying to claim, but also of transgender identities and especially of transgender terminology. Trans-ethnicity is doubly problematic in that way. That’s why I don’t see them as comparable, and I only say that and only attempt to distance the two because comparability is suggested by terminology. I did an especially bad job of explaining all of that.
Furthermore, I’ll support the gender with which anyone identifies; I know that I and most people place at least some stock in gender and consequently in the gender binary.
On a different note, I didn’t consider at the time but now am “duh” ing that of course the mere scale of masculinity and femininity is not THE defining factor of the validity of transgender identities; in fact, many transgender folks identify outside of the binary and/or have a problem with the binary (for example Kate Bornstein who I even fucking referenced fuck). I think that what I was trying to get at here is just that a gender binary exists and is strongly, even militantly enforced in this society. And from there, despite white privilege, no racial binary exists—how could one? And from there, because there is no scale on which to measure, for example, blackness (or really race in general) because there are so many examples of blackness and none of them fit on a scale, how can one identify as trans-ethnic without generalizing and stereotyping and therefore performing racism? And how does someone who thinks they are performing race/ethnicity tell when they are delving into racial stereotypes? I don’t believe that race can be performed, except in the form of white privilege. All other aspects—the aspects in which trans-ethnic folks put the most stock—appear to be cultural/societal and then can be considered racism/cultural appropriation.
I don’t understand why people call Jews cheap.
Like, have you MET an asian man?
More racism from the guy who made the racist comment comparing Nicki Minaj to a chimp.
Why am I not surprised, especially considering he deleted the Nicki Minaj post to cover his tracks?
so katy and nicki finally recorded that collab?
oh look, racism.
comparing black/brown/people of color to a monkey happened often throughout history and, as you can see, it still happens today.
the comparison is a form of overt racism (after the civil rights era, racism in America slowly began to operate more covertly) and is way of indicating that they don’t see people of color as fully human.
Remember when you first came on tumblr and started talking about racism? But you didn’t want to piss off the white people so you just vaguely used “people” and “racists” to talk about them. And you stayed on tumblr longer, saw your friends get harassed by white folks, saw people you liked and followed get rape threats and death threats and it wore you the fuck down. Now I don’t give a fuck about white people’s feelings. FUCK WHITE PEOPLE. Reverse racist 5eva.
Screen cap this and tag it to my username with passive aggressive messages motherfucker. NO FUCKS ARE GIVEN AT THIS POINT.
I understand that it was a good movie
I really like it but
But there are literally
then they were like ~well that’s not historically accurate~
WELL NEITHER ARE WITCHES AND MAGIC SPELLS TURNING PEOPLE INTO PEOPLE-BEARS
it’s a fantasy world.
it’s like disney can’t help themselves
it’s like everyone on facebook wants me to lose respect for them
it’s like every sexist and racist person wants to show off on there
why would you do that
you are blatantly parading your dumbassness
Yup. Disney makes a movie that is lauded for its questionably queer main character, then excludes all queer PoC from being able to see a character that looks like them. And don’t give me that Mulan shit; Mulan may have been in drag for half of that movie, but she ended up giving up drag to be with that dude.
All of this tells us indirectly that it’s okay to be queer if you’re white. Otherwise, idk??? Not surprising but really, Disney/Pixar?
Oh and if it’s tokenism you’re worried about, then be sure NOT TO MAKE A FUCKING TOKEN CHARACTER. Do it RIGHT. Goddamn, what is so hard about that?
And for the record, my measly two cents, even if Brave is set in fucking “Medieval Scotland”, that’s a really poor excuse for having NO PoC characters because it’s also a fantasy film. A lot of things happen in that film that could not have happened in Medieval Scotland. This includes a certain blatant defiance of gender roles which would have been very punishable in that time period; even if it’s nice for young audience members to see that kind of thing, if we were going for historical accuracy as racist pieces of shit say we are, then this movie probably couldn’t have existed. And there’s also something else about the movie that isn’t historically accurate. Um, what’s it called? Fucking MAGIC. Not to mention Merida’s curls looking and working nothing like a real-life person’s curls.
Let’s play WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE!
The thing with ‘transethnic’ people. There is white people being oppressive and pretending to be of another race so that they get to act like they somehow don’t have all the privileges of being white. But there’s another problem too.
There are actually people who have a legitimate claim to their culture/ heritage/ nationality and are denied it. The Burmese Muslims in Burma, denied their heritage as Burmese, driven out from their homes, called illegal despite having lived in a place for many generations. The Palestinians, denied their home. The Roma, thrown into a racial stereotypical image of ‘gypsy’ and denied their true culture even as they are persecuted for it. There’s more I can add to the list.
This is not a game. Oppression isn’t something selfish, self centered, uncaring white kids with internet access and nothing good to do have to endure. ‘Transethnic’ is a mockery of the oppression of real people with a real culture that they are denied go through. We DIE for trying to reclaim our identity. Do you hear me? People DIE because of racism. You, white person, will never suffer that, will never have to be afraid of that. You do not have a right to the culture of which you are not. The end.