in which my pre-teen sister adequately explains why reverse discrimination isn’t a thing (via teaandfeminism)
NO! FUCK THIS! I AM TIRED OF THIS SHIT! Some people are just bad people, but saying all white people are terrible to all black people, all straight people are terrible to all gay people, or all men are terrible to all women is wrong in all the ways. You can’t generalize all people like this. You also can’t justify wrong behavior by how you have been treated. I have been treated like shit in my life, but that doesn’t mean I am now allowed to say everyone else is a piece of shit.
This whole issue originates from overgeneralizing in the first place. There are stereo types of how people should be based on how they were born, so now we are over generalizing in the opposite direction.
You can only judge an individual by their individual actions. Make overall generalizations like this is just as bad. When I see shit like this, I get so angry because you are complaining about assumptions people make and use to oppress by making the exact same type of assumptions!
So, in summary. Don’t judge people on a mass scale. judge them individually, or else you are just as bad. Try and see the best in each person, not assuming the worst. It is difficult, and no one can do it all the time, but if you don’t try, then what’s the point?
(This isn’t aimed specifically as hate towards whoever posted this, but just meant to be a reminder to try and be a decent person.)
Noted, tumblr-comrade. But there are also undeniable patterns. And it should fall right into your category of being decent because there are some good people who do judge and are cautious of certain groups because unfailingly they have been very like one another in the past. Stereotype is not just a scary buzzword you read about in newspapers and teen books. Stereotypes exist because somebody recognized that these people, with similar aspects of these people—for whatever reason—acted the same way.
Yes, a true decent person won’t let those stereotypes keep them from getting to know an individual but I detest the idea that learning from an experience with one group and keeping it in mind when approaching another group is demonized. That is survival. It is learning and process of elimination and maybe, it really actually keeps you from what would have been a bad encounter or relationship.
CHECK OUT your differences in wand technique here and how fluidly and casually Ron throws a curse in comparison to Harry and Hermione Hermione has done the reading and is technically perfect of course Elbow straight; wrist bent Wand tip aligned with left sightline left arm held loosely behind her for balance Harry hasn’t ever done the reading Grip too tight; elbow locked Shoulders raised Left elbow cranked in awkwardly against his body Kids’ll imitate his awful technique and Junior Aurors it’ll make their parents nuts; don’t twist your neck like that I don’t care what Auror Potter does When you save wizardkind you can hold your wand however you want until then drop your shoulders Ron’s been around wand users since birth practiced with twigs and then his brothers’ wands Look at how the movement flows from his center the way he uses his whole body throws out his opposite hand behind him to counterbalance the movement Harry and Hermione get their wands into position and then throw the curse Ron’s spell starts mid-motion because he knows his wand will be in position in time (helenish)
There will be a day when I see this and I will scroll past.
Today is not that day
this is amazing