1. I’m fucking frustrated…

    It’s always been easier for me to talk about gender issues. Why? Because pointing out the injustices of gender roles, the cissexism and ciscentric condition of the two-gender binarist system, addressing male privilege, is easy to do when the people you are speaking to can see the necessity of deconstructing gender roles because they are female.

    Talking about race is a whole different avenue for me that I feel I’m not strong enough for.

    It’s easy to talk about racial injustice with people who have a first-hand understanding of what it’s like. Just like how women and non-binary* people experience the sharpest and most disadvantaged end of patriarchy, POCs get kicked in the gutt by racism and negative racial stereotypes by the same fucking system. But imagine trying to talk about this with people who don’t see the necessity of it because it isn’t relevant to them….?

    It makes me angry that I don’t have it in me to actually be as outspoken with them about my opinions in terms of racial politics and racial issues. Most of the time I actually imply that I agree with them (and trust me, just today…some racist shit came out that I wouldn’t expect…but I didn’t say anything. I FUCKING DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING!).

    I tried to bring it up once but I ended up with the expected backlash of, “WHAT ABOUT ALL THE OPPRESSION WHITE PEOPLE GO THROUGH!11!! WHAT ABOUT MY PAIN!!!”….The whole “as a collective, group [not you as an individual],” part…flew right over her head. - G.G

     
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  3. death-by-toothpaste said: Hey I see exactly where you are coming from, and I’m sorry if I sounded like a “white people are totally suffering” type in any conversation I have ever had with you, but I can assure you that isn’t how I feel. I know that I am not necessarily the person in whatever…
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