fledglingtumult

fledglingtumult:

hellboyfriend:

heres the thing: i really, honestly think that if youre an adult and youre going to inform a child that their opinion on something is harmful on tumblr

there is literally no excuse for doing it in the form of a reblog. message them privately if you absolutely feel that it is necessary for you to engage them and that you can conduct yourself in an appropriate and gentle way

i dont think its appropriate to publicly correct a young teenager or pre-teen, especially one who you do not have any kind of a relationship with, especially in a way that shames them and exposes their mistakes to a wider adult audience

like this is honestly the minimum expectation and i thought expecting adults not to gang up on teenagers was setting the bar pretty low but you guys keep doing it over and over again

Yeah, my interwebular compatriots, step up your decency game. 

fledglingtumult

ATTENTION HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES/CRITICAL THEORY NERDS

jhameia:

annaham:

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eDuke also adds new books sometimes, so keep checking back.

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ahh there are some books in there that i’ve only been able to find at na mea hawai’i for like a billion dollars!

realsocialskills

realsocialskills:

About the “don’t hate younger versions of yourself”- I can see that with ignorance and inexperience, but wouldn’t it make sense if someone used to be violent and/or mean to hate who they used to be?
realsocialskills said:
I don’t think that hating your former self helps in that case, either. Some people have a lot on their conscience for which the only appropriate reaction is horror and atonement. That is not the same as hating yourself. Self hate will not help.
Partly because - the person who did and believed all of those things is still you. You will always be someone who once did those things, even though you now know better.
I think that kind of past creates obligations. You have to be able to face what you have done, and do work fighting the kind of evil you were once responsible for. That work has to be done with love.
Part of those obligations have to do with - finding ways to communicate to others who are cruel in the way that you once were that it is immoral and inexcusable to do those things.
I don’t think you can do that if you hate them, or if you see them as worthless and irredeemable. You were not worthless or beyond hope when you acted that way. You learned to stop. You are not unique in that regard. There are others who can stop, and there is work you can do to make that more likely.
It doesn’t mean that you have to renounce all boundaries and let mean people hurt you, or that you have to be close to people who are doing the kind of harm you once did. But it does mean that you have to do things beyond feel disgust. Hating your former self is a cop-out.
Push come to shove, you have to live with yourself. Hating yourself won’t make your past go away, it won’t undo anything you’ve done, and it’s not a way out of your obligations going forward. 
lycheelyph

n3ut:

feather-clan:

Friendly reminder using “nounself” pronouns actually derails the non-binary movement and makes non-binaries look like a joke to a society who already scorns them 

It’s also really upsetting to a lot of non-binaries because of that 

ok, can we get something straight? 

these are acceptable reasons to dislike nounself pronouns:

-intellectual, racial, classist, and ableist gate-keeping within the trans community due to hyper-individualized language that must be respected in order to participate but is only accessible to those with privilege (see: historically things like “manners” and “etiquette” were fabricated purely to suss-out and exclude the lower-class (who would not have been educated on such things) within mixed circles. nounself pronouns were not intended to, but do actively, serve a similar purpose.)

-the tendency to lump together purposeful violent misgendering by cis people with accidental and unavoidable misgendering by underprivileged/uneducated trans people, which results in the vilifying and exclusion of people who need safe space most.

-prioritizing the comfort of primarily white middle-class trans people and individualism over inclusion and accessibility of trans spaces

-other reasons to do with intersectionality and oppression

these are not acceptable reasons to dislike nounself pronouns:

-“if people use nounself pronouns no one will take us seriously” - it’s not other trans people’s faults if cis people dont take you seriously. it’s cis people’s fault. trans people do not need to adjust their gender expressions for the comfort of cis people.

-“someone came out to someone else and that person googled it and found nounself pronouns and now they won’t take their gender seriously” - I really doubt this actually happened irl. but if so, wow, that person is a huge transphobic piece of shit. you know whose fault that is? theirs. not trans peoples.

-“i want to distance myself from trans people who i consider to be more on the fringe of the trans movement, so i can reinforce my own identity as a ‘normal’/’acceptable’ type of trans person by discrediting them.” - This never works ever. I understand that being associated with people who you dont relate to can be shitty, but in a human rights movement, sacrificing the fringe to normalize yourself never works. because then the thing that will be the fringe will be the next weirdest thing, and the next weirdest thing, until you are the weirdest thing. cis people seeing trans people throwing each other under the bus for being “too gender-nonconforming for cis people to accept” only reinforces the idea in cis people that there are Good Trans and Bad Trans and that its acceptable for them to disrespect certain trans people who dont appeal to their gender norms.

it’s fine to have disputes within the trans community that hinge on the well-being of trans people. but you know what “derails the nonbinary movement”? trans people alienating other trans people for the sake of cis comfort.

if you want to discuss noun-self pronouns being problematic at least do it for the right goddamn reasons.

lycheelyph
outofthecavern:

malformalady:

Australian scientists have developed a pair of anti-shark wetsuits that make divers appear invisible by camouflaging their bodies in the sea and trick sharks into thinking surfers are poisonous. A team of researchers from the University of Western Australia joined forces with designers from  Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) to create the suits. The blue pattern of the Elude suit can’t be seen by the shark because the fish are colour blind. While the stripes on the Diverter suit mimic the colours of poisonous fish to warn the sharks off.

YOU SEE THIS IS FANTASTIC. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO. NOT KILL SHARKS BECAUSE THEY’RE CURIOUS AND ATTACK US. WE’RE IN THEIR WATERS. WE’RE MAKING THEIR HUNTING GROUNDS SMALLER.

outofthecavern:

malformalady:

Australian scientists have developed a pair of anti-shark wetsuits that make divers appear invisible by camouflaging their bodies in the sea and trick sharks into thinking surfers are poisonous. A team of researchers from the University of Western Australia joined forces with designers from  Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) to create the suits. The blue pattern of the Elude suit can’t be seen by the shark because the fish are colour blind. While the stripes on the Diverter suit mimic the colours of poisonous fish to warn the sharks off.

YOU SEE THIS IS FANTASTIC. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO. NOT KILL SHARKS BECAUSE THEY’RE CURIOUS AND ATTACK US. WE’RE IN THEIR WATERS. WE’RE MAKING THEIR HUNTING GROUNDS SMALLER.