So I went to bed thinking about this last night and there is just one more post that I need to make.

I discovered yesterday that so many people here take their own perspectives for granted. When somebody offends them, the reasons for it seem obvious to themselves, and they react in unrestrained expressions of their outrage instead of trying to make the other person understand it.

So it goes with certain people who blog about social justice. When somebody, anybody, tries to argue about a sensitive topic with them, they react to the opposition by attacking that person in anger. They use that person’s privilege (which, in too many cases, is unjustly assumed) against them instead of trying to help that person transcend it, and they try to put the person to shame.

They see that shaming as righteous because it’s aimed at privileged people. If you agree with that, then I have this to say to you: It’s absolutely not. Whether or not the person you are trying to degrade is a member of the majority, the fact remains that you are trying to degrade a person based on their differences, and that is a direct hindrance to social progress. If we’re going to get serious about making that progress, then ALL of us need to work with each other. We need to strive for empathy and understanding of each other. Those are the only things that will lead to unity and equality.

In summary: Don’t be a dick to people who have privilege. Don’t be a dick to anyone. How many times does that need to be said?

Ok, that’s all. I’m gonna try to enjoy my day now.

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tf2maelgwyn:

sassy-gay-shameimaru:

halfandahalf:

sometimes I wonder why pokemon bothers having caves
has anyone ever entered a cave in pokemon and thought ‘yes, this is the best part of the game. this is everything i have ever wanted’.
the answer is no.
no one has ever thought that.

BOY I CAN’T WAIT TO CATCH A ZUBAT

WOW theres so many Geodudes!

tf2maelgwyn:

sassy-gay-shameimaru:

halfandahalf:

sometimes I wonder why pokemon bothers having caves

has anyone ever entered a cave in pokemon and thought ‘yes, this is the best part of the game. this is everything i have ever wanted’.

the answer is no.

no one has ever thought that.

BOY I CAN’T WAIT TO CATCH A ZUBAT

WOW theres so many Geodudes!