Posts tagged privilege
Posts tagged privilege
"If white people are so privileged why is there a Black Entertainment Network and no White Entertainment Network?"
"Men don’t have privilege, there are women’s only gyms!"
"Why isn’t there a campus centre for straight/cis people!?"
SAME REASONS WHY IN MARIO KART YOU DON’T GET BLUE SHELLS OR LIGHTNING BOLTS WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY IN FIRST PLACE, ASSBAG.
- calling the legitimate anger of oppressed people “drama” or “hate”
- referring to allocation of human rights as simply “politics”
- referring to basic human empathy as “political correctness”
- the childlike refusal to admit mistakes and throwing a literal tantrum
- "it’s just my opinion"
Reminder that whilst you are under no obligation to educate people, telling them to google the issue they want to know about is not incredibly helpful or ideal.
Since 2009, Google have amended their search algorithm software for all users to personalise results as per data Google can collect from that user- adsense data, previous searches and content of a Google user account if existent.
This means that not everybody sees the same search results as everybody else and the negative aspect of this personalisation is that when someone is looking for info on social issues, ESPECIALLY controversial ones with large amounts of conflicting content produced, Google turns into one giant confirmation bias machine.
So saying “this is on the first page when you search [topic]” isn’t very helpful because all that proves is it was on the first page for YOU; and if the person trying to educate themself is trying to break out of an entrenched bigoted opinion it’s likely less favourable content was on the first page for THEM.
tl;dr: Google does not show users content that conflicts with their existing beliefs because its designers consider that bad customer service.
An “egalitarian” is someone who, realizing that a scale is imbalanced because there are six pounds on one side and twelve on the other, seeks to correct the imbalance by adding six pounds to both sides.
well that was the best damn explanation I’ve seen.
oh no! oppressed groups are calling out problematic behaviour! its almost like theyre exercising that ‘free speech’ thing everyone keeps talking about. how dare they. thats only for offensive jokes and NORMAL people
"We’re not telling you to hate yourself, we’re telling you to hate the system and to be in solidarity with those who are affected by your privilege."
tumblr’s social justice bloggers have totally destroyed my ability to have fun ever
"i can’t have fun unless i’m actively harming and oppressing people"
"empathy is a total buzzkill”