22 8 / 2014
first rule of fight club: be a misogynistic tool
second rule of fight club: pretend exaltation of masculinity is profound in a masculine society
22 8 / 2014
The gang arrives at the Great Divide, the world’s largest canyon. Two Earth Kingdom tribes bicker with each other about how to cross the canyon, having been enemies for a century. Aang helps them cross the canyon together and is able to end the feud by fabricating a story about their ancestors.
The Great Divide episode overview, Avatar Wiki, the Avatar the Last Airbender resource page
21 8 / 2014
"Antiblackness renders people of African descent categorically unacceptable as human beings, irrespective of their intelligence, character, competence, creativity, or achievements…Antiblackness is a spiritual condition, a sickness unto death with no redeeming features."
20 8 / 2014
I am a Black author and I write Black characters and blog about Black issues and experiences, namely my own.
The most response and support I get on tumblr is from other Black people who have a problem with something I said about their favorite celebrity blogger and wanna pass hate my way so they can stan.Maybe calling him a celebrity vlogger/blogger is giving him too much credit but you know I mean, he has a following.
My opinion about this celebrity v/blogger formed around the first time I encountered vlog posts and gifs reblogged from him—I thought “Heehee, he’s kinda funny, Preach!”, whatever; shortly after, he made a vlog post about Shidea Lane getting punched by a Black male bus driver, in which he spent most of the time laughing and using exaggerating comparisons like Street Fighter style to incite humor while acting for like all of a minute like it was a serious message about violence against Black women. I’ve been hit in my face by a grown man who obviously hates women before—
Its not funny.
The quickest response of likes and reblogs I’ve ever gotten on tumblr came from a single sentence post I wrote about this and had pasted then deleted some text but accidentally left a hash tag with the celebrity blogger’s name on the end. He saw it and reblogged a response, calling me a bitch, etc.
Because if you’re a queer Black man, its okay to outright laugh at violence against Black women, especially in public. Ratchet tumblr just eats it right up and laughs, too.
I was embarrassed to be treated like that by members of my own race, who I’ve dedicated my life to speaking out for, all because I said something that called out the hypocrisy and misogyny of this Black guy a few of my followers reblog on my dash. I wrote a recent post asking mutual followers not to reblog this person onto my dashboard and some of his stans saw it and tried to come for me again. In the interest of not experiencing that pain and embarrassment again, I deleted the post, saved a copy to my private blog for reference. I was triggered by a potential repeat of what happened last time, watching hundreds of likes and reblogs from people patting him on the back and cosigning on more of his
dismissive misogynist ratchet behavior—this is also the reason why I didn’t name him though at least two people following me already know who he is.
This is all the response I get online most of the time. I’d like to ignore it but I find it very telling that my own race does this to me, and that hurts me the most. I live in an abusive home, suffer from gaslighting, and have severe anxiety and depression. and I tried to carry on but I think I give up.