Anon, you made me tear a bit. I feel like I’m trying to pretend to be happy but I’m really really sad inside. Things are very difficult right now and I wanna give up. I’m so ashamed of even thinking about that but I’m thinking about giving up a lot of things. Ugh, anyway, thank you so much, anon. It helps a lot to know I have people who will comfort me… even if I don’t know who you are! :)
dhfkjdhfg omg, thank you! <3
I think that helping other people is a way of helping yourself… I hope this goes well :)
Aw anon, thank you very much! <3 I just woke up and I’m feeling very very sick and it’s great to read this kind of message in the morning, really. Lots of love to you for taking your time to talk to me :)
And in my own country, I’m privileged. I speak Portuguese, English and French. It’s hurts me to acknowledged that I’m not only white (even though I’m more proud of my indigenous ancestry than my Portuguese one) but also very educated, despite the problems I had in life. I like to think that this privilege will someday help people. I want that to happen.
The thing is that a lot of people hate to be called out of their privilege. They think they’re being bullied and try to justify why they aren’t privileged when clearly they are.
Yes, institutional racism, that’s the term! My bad. From what I’ve read, recently when you say racism, you’re already talking about the institutionalized prejudice. That’s why people don’t see racism against whites. Why I think white people shouldn’t “steal” the term racism is because it’s a crime against minorities not majorities. As you said, racism indicates power/privilege of one race, so saying black people, for example, are racists, it’s saying they oppress white people and we both know that’s not true. White people oppressed minorities for centuries and saying now we have a reverse situation is actually ignoring the privilege white people still live in.
That’s what I think, of course, and I know a lot of social justice blogs would agree with me.
“When Doctor Who fans some of whom are women and/or gay say the show isn’t sexist or homophobic they are told they are too stupid recognize sexism or homophobia or just products of broken homes or uneducated because they come from poor areas.”
I’ve seen that too, anon, and it really pisses me off. Shitting on people’s opinion just because they are uneducated? Talking about a fucking privileged opinion. Just because you had a nice education because your parents could afford it, it doesn’t mean your opinion is the best one. Very disrespectful of them. It shows their so called “social justice” is bullshit. What I’m getting really pissed is that people TAG their hate. Don’t we all always say this? “Don’t tag your hate, let the tag of the show/actor be somewhere people can see good stuff, not bad stuff”. Apparently, this doesn’t apply to Moffat haters because they think the other fans need to see their opinion and agree with it. That doesn’t mean, of course, that you can’t criticize the show. That’s why you have the stfumoffat tumblr, that’s where you should post whatever you think about DW or Sherlock, and personally I like that blog, it makes a lot of good points.
I saw the criticisms against the new episode, saying that it was not a good representation of trans*people. And then, I saw a trans*person saying that the horse WASN’T trans, it was just a fucking horse wanting to be called Susan. Now, what we need to have in mind is that when you’re a trans or gay or feminist or black or minority and voice your opinion, you’re not representing a whole community. You can’t possibly expect an entire community to agree with you. Some social justice bloggers forget about this.
Aw <3 thank you!
No problem haha :D
3. Favourite movie: I have so many but My Best Friend’s Wedding is definitely in my heart forever.
9. Favourite TV-character: Jack McCoy from Law and Order. He’s that character you both love and hate, and I just love flawed characters like that (I love when someone is just as flawed as I am). He’s a tough-talking district attorney and always seeks justice for people, but sometimes what he thinks is justice isn’t good for everybody. He makes both good and bad decisions through his career but one thing I absolutely love about him is how he doesn’t do politics just to please someone. Anyway, McCoy.
15. Have you ever had a crush on a teacher? HAHA what? You mean, MY LIFE? I’ve always had platonic crushes on teachers, that’s something I can’t avoid in my life.
37. Your life 10 years from now: Wow. So I’ll be 30 years old. I wanna have a steady career by then (I’m working hard for it, it’s THE most important stuff in my life) and getting to travel a lot. I’m like those people who spends their entire life with one person, so I hope I’ll be living with my current boyfriend with whom I’m with for almost 4 years now. I think that’s it.
42. What country do you wanna visit? That’s a hard question. A few years ago, I’d have said England, for sure. However, I’ve been thinking lately that it would be awesome to visit countries in Asia. I want to visit Pakistan, honestly. And Japan. And many countries in Africa. HAHA basically, I want to visit the whole damn world!
1. Favorite band: The Beatles, always.
2. Favorite singer: Britney Spears (don’t judge, that’s bad HAHA)
18. Have you ever kissed a celebrity? No. :(
36. Favorite thing to drink? You know, I don’t know if people from other country will know this drink, but caldo de cana!
Thaank you, honey! :D