B I R B
We could watch this all day.
I recognize that this is not an obstacle course.
But the first thing I would do upon stumbling across this would be to turn it into an obstacle course.
talking to cis men is like the worst decision you can make
You don’t have to read this, but this is all very important to me.
This upsets me. I talk to my freakin’ brother all the time and he is my best friend. We live together in our house with our parents and siblings. And people think it’s okay to make a joke because ‘CIS men suck’? This is just as bad as dumb blonde jokes! Yes, a lot of people who cause problems happen to be CIS. Does that mean my brother is a person who causes problems though? He’s an aspiring mechanical engineer who is the sweetest boy I’ve ever met and who loves his moms very much. He plays online games with girls and guys alike, talking to me all the time about how great his friends are and how his female friends kick his ass in GTA. He laughs about it, thinks it’s great.
It’s upsetting that just because some CIS (white) men are dicks people decide to make the joke that, oh, it must mean all of them are.
Just like how all blonde chicks are idiots.
Just like how all black girls have dumb pigtails.
Just like how all gay men must wear pink and lesbians women leather and chains and hate men.
Do you see what some of the people on tumblr are doing? They’re normalizing the belittlement of other people. They talk about how normalizing rape and sexism and racism is wrong, but really… could you be any worse than doing the exact same thing?
Some CIS people are dicks. My father was a colossal dick. He terrorized my mother for fifteen years, making her afraid for the children. We hid in closets and called her, begging her to come home from work because Dad was on a rampage. We got stomach aches on the bus home from school because what if Dad was pissed at something today? I got hit by a car on the way to school, and you know what? I still went to school. Why? Because Dad would be mad. Even if he wasn’t mad at me, he was terrifying. He took me from Girl’s Camp because my sister got into my art supplies and ‘ruined’ the carpet (with nail polish remover). He wanted me to come and help him tear it up so he could put in a new one.
He is a CIS white man. I never want to see him again.
My brother is a giant, but he is the sweetest thing I have ever had the pleasure of growing up with. He was there with me in the closet. He yelled at the man who hit me with his car. He punched on a guy who called me a ‘Bitch’. He works full time at a restaurant and wants to go to school again to work on design and engineering. He works on his truck, on his jeep. He proudly declares that he has two moms and he wants to spend time with me as much as possible.
He is a CIS white man.
And he is my best friend.
When I see comments about CIS white men, about how terrible they are, I hurt inside. I know how terrible they can be — I’m not disillusioned. But I also know how sweet and kind they can be.
Social Justice bloggers would tell me that I’m not allowed to say “Not all CIS men” because in their experience they don’t think it’s possible.
I’m sorry for that. But in my experience, I have seen the worst and the best in one category created by the internet and social justice seekers.
NONO NO NO NO SO I HAD CLASS WITH MY LIT TEACHER TODAY AND HIS LEFT ARM IS AMPUTATED FROM JUST BELOW THE ELBOW AND HE WAS HAVING A LITTLE TROUBLE PUTTING THE PAPERS ON HIS DESK INTO HIS BREIF CASE AT THE END OF THE CLASS AND I GO TO HIM AND SAY “YOU NEED A HAND?” AND ITS SILENT AND I JUST WHISPER OH NO AND HE STARTS LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY I WAS SO EMBARASSED
Who reblogged his
Why are there so many notes
I have incorrectly been saying ‘burqa’ when I meant ‘niqab’ for maybe my whole life.
reblogging for informational purposes. i will come collect you if you reblog from me in a way that disrespects any of my sisters.
educating yourself on other cultures is v important