humans are so cute, when we say goodbye we put our arms around each other and to show we love someone we bring them flowers. we say hello by holding each other’s hand, and sometimes tiny little dewdrops form in our eyes. for pleasure we listen to arrangements of sounds, press our lips together, smoke dried leaves, get drunk off of old fruit. we’re all just little animals, falling in love and having breakfast beneath billions of stars
hey instead of bullying straight/white/cis people because “they havent been oppressed” how about we dONT PICK ON ANYBODY AT ALL??????H OW ABOUT WE????FUCKING PRACTICE WHAT WE PREACH AND BE NICE TO INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVENT DONE ANYTHING TO HURT US BESIDES EXIST??????????
I’m not saying that I feel oppressed by my privileges, because that’s not even remotely possible. What I am saying is that I feel as though calling all privileged individuals “oppressors”, or “ignorant” is wrong. I personally understand how my privileges affect other human beings, how fucking blessed I am, and instead of being disregarded for being born the way I am I’d like to use what power I have to help and uplift people. The way to equality isn’t through the pointing of fingers, or privilege-shaming, but by reconciling our differences and seeing each other as fundamentally and intrinsically the same. WHICH WE ARE. Experiences—in life, and history, cannot change this. I’m not sure how members of any movement, whether it be feminism, racial equality, or sexual identity equality plan on making a big difference by using malice and hatred against others. Especially those who want to help. We have to stop using hard words against our allies, who need to be taught with tolerance how to say the right things. This is not easy. It’s very hard not to hate someone who hasn’t experienced the same extreme adversities. But without helping people understand what our struggles are, it’s hard to create a climate of tolerance. In a world with so many rifts, why should we turn away hands whose intentions are good?