if you feel the need to kill off a female character in your narrative stop and ask yourself “am I doing this to further the development of a male character?” if the answer to that question is yes, punch yourself in the face until the urge passes
saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire
"The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything."-
Scott Woods (X)
he motherfucking dropped the truth.
THAT’S THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR OWNING EVERYTHING
this is a super important explanation to think about whenever you feel like telling someone that something isn’t racist because you don’t hate x person.
The fight’s never over, at least not for our generation and the next few. Until the current status quo is completely dismantled, those of us who benefit from it must stay vigilant in the fight against it.
It isn’t fair until it’s fair for all of us.
eat spicy food while pregnant. your baby will become a fire mage. yes i am a doctor
In other news, the strongest trainers in the region no longer have to stand as they wait for challengers
LOOK SHE GETS A CHAIR TO ON THE RIGHT