YES.YES.YES. People need to realise this
I feel like this needs to be shared with a ton of people.
I wish at school they would talk about depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and self harm. Not just bullying. Because sometime it’s not people that make us feel like shit, it’s ourselves.
YES SOMEONE FUCKING SAID IT, YES.
Real talk is flowing from his mouth like a damn fountain.
sick sick sick burns
some muggleborn like “i want to be an astronaut when i grow up!”
wizard kids like “wtf is an astronaut”
"oh you know…the people who go to the moon"
implying that magical children would know literally nothing outside of the wizarding world
i dedicate this comic to the teacher who pulled me out of class in middle school to tell me my bra strap was showing and that i needed to get a jacket to cover it up so that i didnt distract the boys
dedicated to all teachers, school administrators, parents, dudes, dudettes, random ass strangers, politicians and dogs who think that is a woman’s duty to ensure that men aren’t ‘distracted’
Social justice blogging does not exist in a vacuum. Some people in this community legitimately seem to think that this is somehow the sole community on Earth that is magically free from ingrained prejudice, pro-conceived notions, and oppressive structures. There are valid criticisms of the way the social justice community has shifted over the last three years or so, but whenever these criticisms are brought up, it’s derailed by people who argue that the criticism is actually against those marginalized classes within the social justice community.
That makes me so incredibly uncomfortable to hear someone be labeled a racist, not for doing anything actually racist, but for disliking social justice blogging. Social justice blogging is not the official proxy of the black race, nor is it an avatar for any other oppressed group, and I’m sick of seeing clueless white kids on the internet constantly using the existence of the bullshit I have to deal with in my life (racism, ableism, etc.) to justify their own personal victim complexes. You don’t get to label someone a racist on my behalf. You don’t get to accuse someone of hating me because they said they don’t like you. "If you don’t like my social justice blogs, it means you must be a racist." Do I even have to explain how gross that is?
We need to address the ever growing presence of white victimization in the social justice community. That is not to disregard the contributions of the much tokenized people of color, myself included, who have helped build this community and continue to play an active role in its upkeep, but to acknowledge that what was once an effective vehicle for advocating social change is collapsing (or has collapsed) into a large group of very angry white people who, like most white people, believe that the world is out to get them.
We need to stop this “community of convenience” attitude, where any time something good happens, we’re the social justice community, and any time something worth criticizing comes up, we’re “just 1000’s of people each with different opinions.”
This community is susceptible to racism, prejudice, and the same toxic bullshit that is being spoken out against, but if you aren’t willing to examine those things as they arise in your own community, if you’d rather stick your fingers in your ears and label every criticism an attack, then not to be rude, but you have no right to call it out marginalization anywhere else.
If you can’t deal with what’s going on in your own backyard, then don’t come for your neighbor’s lawn.
this is how i would want my wikipedia article to end
when McGonagall finds out that Ginny is pregnant, and that the Weasley and Potter bloodlines will converge, she marks on her calender the day the child will turn 11 and that is the day she retires