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Check Yo Privilege by linawifeofL Check Yo Privilege by linawifeofL
I'm being very Social Justice Sally this week.

I hate this shit. I hate it so much. Someone makes something about a social issue and an oppressed group, such as the LGBT community, ethnic minorities, women, religious minorities/the nonreligious, immigrants, etc. And then some self-righteous asswipe from the privileged group, some straight white yuppie jerk, comes in and turns the attention onto THEM. "But I'M not like that! I'M not selfish! I don't exercise my privilege!" You just did, you worthless piece of crap. You see something about an underrepresented group and wrongs that are done unto them and the first thing you think isn't "That's wrong, I want to do something about that!" but "Oh no! What do they think of MEEEEEE?" If you really weren't prejudiced about the issue you wouldn't have to say anything. You'd be able to say "I may not be part of this group but I am an ally", making it about the issue, instead of "But but but my precious feelings!", which makes it about you, further proving the original point about your privileged group ignoring the plights of the suppressed and making things all about them.

The brilliant :iconmakyui: says things wisely: "Fun fact: When someone is talking about racial oppression and a white person yells at them because "I'm not like that, stop judging all of us!", THEY'RE TELLING THAT PERSON TO SHUT UP. It doesn't matter if they're "well-meaning", though really if they were actually well-meaning, then they wouldn't try to derail the topic and make it all about them.

You seem to miss the point about how the problem is when people do that, instead of going, "Gee, that treatment is terrible, I'm disgusted by it," they're going, "Talking about white people who are bigoted hurts my feelings. What about meeee?" Even though the stamp creator already pointed that out. Nevermind, we've established ten times over that it's all about what you think.

Frankly, when people who are marginalized tell me as a privileged person that I need to stop and listen to them, I'm going to do it, and I don't think that's something that needs to be changed."
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GaussianCat Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah, that magical time when people actually talked about important issues rather than about crap like how men sitting on the bus with their legs spread was oppressive.
Biscuit-King Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014

What about if I found a 'gays are great straights suck' stamp and I wrote 'not all gay people are great and not all straight people suck'?
0wickkin0 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
oh man yes yes this is the perfect stamp
god damn tired of the crap
like when a privileged person says
"im not racist/homophobic/transphobic BUT..." they're telling me that they're about to say something that is in fact bigoted but they themselves are in denial of it. its amazing truly amazing
LaChasseGalerie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Blame all of it  on the  white  man because  it's  easy it's a  new  trend.

hawaiianstile Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
fantastic stamp and i LOVE what you have in the description section.
Project512 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This doesn't even make sense?
hawaiianstile Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
actually it makes perfect sense.
linawifeofL Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Yeah it does?
joshuarmour15 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Frankly, I don't give a shit."-Morgan Freeman in Shawshank redemption.
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