The muse inward

Aug 31

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Social justice is about destroying systematic marginalisation and privilege. Wishing to live in a more just, more equal world is simply not the same thing as wishing to live in a “nicer” world. I am not suggesting niceness is bad or that we should not behave in a nice way towards others if we want to! I also do not equate niceness with cooperation or collaboration with others. Here’s all I am saying: the conflation of ethical or just conduct (goodness), and polite conduct (niceness) is a big problem.

Plenty of oppressive bullshit goes down under the guise of nice. Every day, nice, caring, friendly people try to take our bodily autonomy away from us (women, queers, trans people, nonbinaries, fat people, POC…you name it, they just don’t think we know what’s good for us!). These people would hold a door for us if they saw us coming. Our enemies are not only the people holding “Fags Die God Laughs” signs, they are the nice people who just feel like marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense, it’s just how they feel! We once got a very nice comment on this site that we decided we could not publish because its content was “But how can I respect women when they dress like – sorry to say it, pardon my language – sluts?”. This is vile, disgusting misogyny and no amount of sugar coating and politeness can make it okay. Similarly, most of the people who run ex-gay therapy clinics are actually very nice and polite! They just want to save you! Nicely! Clearly, niceness means FUCK ALL.

The Revolution Will Not Be Polite: The Issue of Nice versus Good - http://www.socialjusticeleague.net/2012/04/the-revolution-will-not-be-polite-the-issue-of-nice-versus-good/ (via varldslighet)

I feel like this concept is pretty vital to Good Reason News as well.

(via goodreasonnews)

Courtesy is something that is earned, and you will not earn it by oppressing someone. And fyi, treating someone as a person, not using sexist/racist/homophobic/transphobic/ableist slurs, and/or using the correct gender identiy for others is a requirement, not a courtesy.

(via moniquill)

Like I said “politeness” and tone policing is simply insisting being violent, insulting and hateful in a polite way is somehow acceptable.

(via bankuei)

This is kind of why I dropped my “be polite to everyone” schtick. Like nah. If you’re an asshole I’m going to let you know how I feel.

(via demonic-lionfish)
Aug 31

http://lumeha.tumblr.com/post/96260554277/transschmuck-i-am-tired-of-queer-headcanons →

transschmuck:

i am tired of queer headcanons.

and maybe it’s because i’m self-hating or an assimilationist or i don’t understand the true queer struggle, but i am tired of queer headcanons.

"amab transfeminine asexual neville falls in love with bisexual polyamorous agender luna" and want…

Aug 31

jorts420:

like this post if u are queer and tired, reblog if u are queer and tired x10

Aug 28

quote ‘Men get raped and molested,’ should be a whole sentence. If you have to tack on the word ‘too,’ then you’re using the experience of male victims to silence females instead of giving them their own space.

(via goldenphoenixgirl)

Not sure if I’ve reblogged this before but it always bears repeating.

(via thebicker)

If the only time you talk about male rape survivors is when you are interrupting women and non-binary people talking about sexual assault statistics and their own experiences, don’t pretend you give a shit about male rape survivors.

(via justintailor)

If the only time you talk about male rape survivors is when you’re accusing people of using them to distract from female and non-binary survivors, don’t pretend that you are anything but a terrible fucking person

(via bluesigma)

Reminding people that they are neglecting a hefty portion of an affected group is not de-railing, it’s re-railing. Men aren’t just a little group that sometimes get swept into those numbers too, they make up around fifty percent of victims (CDC 2010). FIFTY PERCENT IS NOT NEGLIGIBLE.

Deliberately ignoring those victims because their existence contradicts the deeply flawed theories you use to push your agenda is deceitful and disgustingly self-serving, and attacking those who pull you up on it and attempting to silence them is nothing short of despicable. We shouldn’t HAVE to keep reminding you that male victims exist, that they need support, that they need our attention; YOU shouldn’t keep trying to brush them under the rug because their existence is so very inconvenient for you and that cluster of obscene projections you call an ideology.

If you really gave a flying fuck about rape victims, if you really cared about them more than you cared about yourself, you’d put your hands in the air and declare that you were wrong, that you were prejudiced, and that you’d do your best to put it right.

But you won’t, because you don’t.

(via sylphaeon)

Aug 28

lumeha:

No girl hate

Except when you want to put down skinny girls in favour of larger girls apparently

Ugh

Aug 28

dammit-sherlock:

'to take french leave' is 'filer à l'anglaise' (= to take english leave) in french and i think it sums up pretty well anglo-french relations

Aug 28

sean-codyvevo:

Just because I’m gay…

FINALLY SOMEONE DISMISSES THESE AWFUL GAY STEREOTYPES

Because shaving, dancing and watching Glee are awful stereotypes?
Aug 24

http://lumeha.tumblr.com/post/95382769892/oholymother-how-do-people-become-neo-pagans →

oholymother:

"How do people become Neo-Pagans? Neo-Pagan groups rarely proselytize and certain of them are quite selective. There are few converts. In most cases, word of mouth, a discussion between friends, a lecture, a book, an article, or a Web site provides the entry point. But these…

Aug 24

villagertrade:

villagertrade:

thehijackbunny:

silversteampunk:

I used this image because I’ve seen it posted without a source SO many times.  (I’m looking at you Disney fandom)

Artwork - [x]

I’m gonna go ahead and signal boost the living fuck out of this.

It’s VERY EASY to find the source to a picture. Please. Source them. This will show you step by step. If you can’t find the source after all of this, DON’T POST OR DON’T USE THE PICTURE. 

Just want to reblog this again in case no one saw it. Please source your art! :)

Aug 18

Fear of a Black Victim [credit]