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mresundance:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

be-blackstar:

This is how you handle getting your privileged called out. 

Not “reverse racism!” Not “heterophobe!” and all those other dynamics that don’t exist. Just recognition. Recognition of privilege (and hopefully continuous self-checking) 

^ THIS

It’s not simple recognition of privilege though. It’s beyond that. Recognition of privilege does not, in and of itself, dismantle that privilege. Neither does self-checking. 

This is an exchange. It is a conversation. It is open communication between two human beings. One person expresses something about their past experiences: “High school sucked.” Another  reminds this person of her own experiences, and that juxtaposition fosters not only awareness of privilege, but awareness of another person’s feelings, thoughts, and experiences as being equally valid. 

The problem of privilege is that is says some people’s experiences are not as valid as other’s, and that some people are not as valid as others. The point of acknowledging privilege is not simply to say “I have privilege”. It’s to move past the walls that privilege has often deliberately constructed to keep us apart from other human beings: walls that keep us from recognizing, understanding, and validating the diversity of our human perspectives and experiences. 

So instead of acknowledging your privilege with guilt or shame (both of which are not productive for you or for other people), acknowledge your privilege and accept it, and then put it aside so you can be with your fellow humans and do the hard work of seeing them and treating them as your equals. Listen to them. Learn from them. Have conversations. 

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bigbardafree:

you know that stage you went through where you hated being a girl and you just resented yourself and everything having to do with girly things because you were so sick of pink and barbies being pushed on you so you like full force rejected that shit and you were just so full of hate and vitriol at anything even the slightest bit “girly” yeah gender norms will fuck you up

sosungalittleclodofclay:

politicallyimbalancedbullshit:

sosungalittleclodofclay:

politicallyimbalancedbullshit:

sosungalittleclodofclay:

femalefitnessdiary:

Visit my Female Fitness Diary

oh damn

Hold up. At first I too was like “oh damn.” But then I was like “oh damn….look at all that protein powder.”
But also dat ass/chick who could totes kill a man.

she’s doing a vertical push-up
that woman could kill a man with a right hook

BUT ACKNOWLEDGE THE PROTEIN POWDER


 yeah that’s a shitton of powder
BUT THE VERTICAL PUSH-UP, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR,  NOT NEAR A WALL THOUGH.
MHMMMMH

sosungalittleclodofclay:

politicallyimbalancedbullshit:

sosungalittleclodofclay:

politicallyimbalancedbullshit:

sosungalittleclodofclay:

femalefitnessdiary:

Visit my Female Fitness Diary

oh damn

Hold up. At first I too was like “oh damn.” But then I was like “oh damn….look at all that protein powder.”

But also dat ass/chick who could totes kill a man.

she’s doing a vertical push-up

that woman could kill a man with a right hook

BUT ACKNOWLEDGE THE PROTEIN POWDER

 yeah that’s a shitton of powder

BUT THE VERTICAL PUSH-UP, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR,  NOT NEAR A WALL THOUGH.

MHMMMMH

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My third grade teacher called my mother and said, ‘Ms. Cox, your son is going to end up in New Orleans in a dress if we don’t get him into therapy.’ And wouldn’t you know, just last week I spoke at Tulane University, and I wore a LOVELY green and black dress. By

Laverne Cox, speaking at the University of Kentucky (via so-nyeo-shi-daze)

Anyone who doesn’t think that Laverne Cox is one of the most flawless women on the planet is simply wrong <3

(via thefingerfuckingfemalefury)