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lolatmra:

White guys are so proud of their ability to be not offended. When one of them tells a rape joke or uses a racial slur, they wink and pat themselves on the back and give endless attaboys for their superior skills in being not offended. They decry the “politically correct” society they find themselves in and look down on anyone who has the lack of fortitude to be offended by anything.

Of course, what allows them to be not offended at rape jokes and racial slurs is that they are not targeted at them. For white guys, these are fun toys to play with; while for much of the rest of the world, they are tools of violence and oppression. Not just relics of the past, but very much alive and well today. So, then, the magical quality that allows these guys to remain so aloof and above-it-all is, quite simply,?privilege.

And if you want to watch hypocrisy and cognitive dissonance in action, simply bring up privilege to these not offended white guys and see how fast and hard they become offended. Privilege is a concept so simple and obvious that most social scientists take it as axiomatic, but the mere mention of it gets these guys worked up into a rage. They’re so proud of their ability to be not offended by oppressive language and stereotypes, but they’ll be damned if you point out why. Funny. It’s almost as if they are the beneficiaries of systems of oppression and want to subtly encourage those systems so as to continue benefiting, while simultaneously stifling all mention of those systems, so as to mollify their fragile egos and underused consciences.?

But by all means; continue to congratulate yourself on your superior ability to be not offended by oppression and cruelty.?

Lookin at you, Cards Against Humanity

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These are quotes from an article by?Ashley Gallagher for BitchFlicks called?“Strong in the Real Way: ‘Steven Universe’ and the Shape of Masculinity to Come”, as part of their theme week on Masculinity, which you can read right here if you find the gifs uncomfortable or just if you want to read a great article on Steven.

Amen.

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Druid: Hey, what color is goblin blood?

DM: Uh, red probably

Warlock: Yeah it’s definitely red, ‘cause they have hemogoblin?

Man but WHAT IF Goblinoids have haemocynanin based blood? What if that makes them unnourishing vampire targets? Are there goblinoid vampires that DO feast on things with green/blue blood? What else has non-red blood? Haemocyanin kinda makes sense for underdark natives? There’s so much to explore here.

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We are babysitting some finches for BlackwoolHoliday’s Mum at the moment and today they suddenly erupted to alert us to the presence of this magpie who has now been investigating the beeping cage through the window for a full five minutes. Weird bird times at our house continue.

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tumblingdoe:

“There has not been evidence of increased criminal sexual acts as a function of wider availability of pornography.”

From 1995 to 2005, an era of access to pornography that includes all kinds of porn, reported sexual assault rates didn’t increase.

In one study 1,023 participants, all of them, showed no association between consuming porn and negative attitudes toward women. ?

The relationship of porn to aggression is not causal.?

All that said, maybe searching for cause and effect relationships is beside the point. As in, it’s not about the reaction of people to the content they consume but rather the feelings others have about it.?

Lots of people are working really hard to censor porn because it makes them feel degraded or scared. I think I have a responsibility to listen to these voices and their concerns, even if I, or an industry didn’t cause them.

How do we maintain our freedom of speech and expression, our constitutional rights to privacy and ability to access porn AND share our planet with others who don’t like it?

Stay curious!?

(My solution is at the end of this video. A proposal that pornography becomes the platform for modeling healthy sexuality and attitudes about women; that it continues as a platform for many feminists to express the sexuality of women.)