girl--gone asked: I reblogged something to do with male privilege and feminism the other day, and it made it to this reddit page (Tumblr in Action) where all these people pretty much slam any form of feminism or standing against racism, sexism, ableism etc, and now I'm getting abuse (some which is aggressive) from people and I don't know how to respond to it, how do you deal with irrational people attacking you?
Tumblr in Action is a white cis-male circle jerk with a few token self-loathing (although they’ll never admit it even though for whatever reason almost nobody else on those sites is like them) ”coloreds” “homos” and women for them to tokenize to show that “they aren’t actually racist/sexist/homophobic” or whatever.
They’ve posted things from my page before and it’s annoying more than anything. Turn off your anon at a bare minimum until they scurry off to another corner of the internet to touch themselves to, and watch them just pile views onto your page and boost your pagerank with thousands of views to your personal benefit at the end of the day.
The presence of spaces like theirs and them attacking your page just goes to show that what you’re doing is ultimately right since:
If your activism makes your oppressor feel comfortable than maybe you should reevaluate your activism
I feel like for me I need someone to show some basic understanding of these issues and, for starters, see me as a person for me to even engage in a conversation with them at all. Otherwise… I’m just tired and it’s an utter waste of my time and energy, especially when I’m not getting paid to put up with that bullshit from entitled white male assholes and their female and “colored” friends desperately flagellating themselves to show those white boys they’re worth something.
My anon’s been off now for a while for this very reason, and even then I still have some white folks making fake accounts and stuff to harass me every now and then. Like it’s honestly all just so pathetic.
In any case, best of luck. Google and other pagerank services will smile on you more after this, so a small bright spot :).
i cant get behind tearing MIA down bc she’s actually legitimately brilliant and anti-war, anti-us, anti-imperialism and your faves like beyonce and rihanna are amazing yeah but do they come from war torn places and talk about us imperialism?
she is the voice that i, as a brown muslim woman, can 100% get behind and support. and all hatred toward her is so vague and shady.
TRU. M.I.A. is forever my baby<3 ^,^
reblog if your URL is an original.
you didn’t steal it from anyone neither made it look 99.9% similar to someone to get followers.