whythatsbullshit:

coffeeandcockatiels:

noyka:

500daysofevilexes:

JonTron is a comedian who makes fun of games online. He has a fanbase that rivals the most popular of YouTubers, and up until today very few people had anything negative to say about him.
At some point today, he used the word “retarded” to describe a PS4, and everything went to hell. If you asked Tumblr or Twitter, you’d have thought that the guy burned an orphanage to the ground.
Now here’s the deal: When you’re that famous, nothing gets past your fans. You can’t say “retarded” to describe anything or anyone (no one should, really). So JonTron made a mistake here and used an offensive word in passing to describe something frustrating. 
And the internet exploded. 
I want everyone to know that I’m not “siding” with JonTron here, because I’m not a fucking 12-year-old who “takes sides.” He made a mistake and didn’t publicly apologize for it, and that can be frustrating. However, how did all of this blow out of proportion anyway?
It goes back to the bizarre mentality of ganging up on people via the internet, hashtag hate, and clicktivism. JonTron is well-known and made a mistake, and it’s easier for us to blindly attack as a group than to attack as individuals. Countless studies have shown that human beings want to feel as if they belong, especially people who don’t normally feel like they belong anywhere (which is a majority of people of Tumblr). So they will join internet crusades in sorry attempts to take down YouTube celebrities because, you know, it’s a bandwagon that they can feel high and mighty while a part of.
I think that a large majority of social justice warriors suffer from the mentality of “I need to feel like I belong.” It’s why they knock so many innocent people down in awful ways while simultaneously boosting other lonely, desperate people up. 
In reality, however, this whole “attack on JonTron” did nothing but prove how ridiculous hashtag hate and clicktivism really is. People have been reblogging things like “I hope JonTron gets shipped up to Israel and gets blown up by a missile”, which is infinitely more offensive than JonTron’s original slip-up.
Why is it that responses and threats to people who have offended you are allowed to be more violent and offensive than the remark made by the person you’re attacking?
I can’t believe that I need to say this, but there are so many worse things happening in the world than an internet celebrity calling a video game system retarded.
To close, let me just show all of you clicktivists how you look to the rest of the world:

Way to save the world, guys.

I love everything about this As a disabilities rights activist, caregiver, and autistic woman myself I have to say a couple of things:First and foremost retarded is definitely a slur and very personal to many in the community. That said it’s a word and most who use it don’t mean harm, they use it out of ignorance not malice. When you blindly attack like many do you aren’t helping anyone. All you are doing is confusing people and causing more division between neurotypicals and non-neurotypicals.

Everything I’ve been saying in much more elegant terms. Hashtag hate, “clicktivism”, “keyboard warriors”— forgive the pun but people are much more trigger-happy when it comes to “social justice” to a really serious fault. What really matters is clouded by the hive-minded group attack “activism”, that people lose sight of what is right, and only care about being right. You become the ones who are alienating and bullying when you run around the ‘net spreading bullshit and hate.
At that point, there is no point. And that’s what happened with the JonTron debacle.
You cared more about putting a person down, insulting them, wishing them harm, trying to ruin their reputation—trying to break them into doing what you want them to do… you cared more about being right than being a decent fucking human being.
What did we do before the internet? Before hashtags and trigger warnings? We learned some really important social coping mechanisms, forgiveness, patience and had a level of strength that I don’t think a lot of people have anymore. People are being coddled and rewarded for being oversensitive, sad, depressed, hurt—whatever!
Life doesn’t come with trigger warnings.
I’m not saying it was at all wise for Jon to not apologize. I’m saying that it’s wrong to gang up on people. Elementary school stuff.

"This guy said ‘retarded’ on the internet, and then didn’t apologize for it! Let’s send him death threats!” - the internet

whythatsbullshit:

coffeeandcockatiels:

noyka:

500daysofevilexes:

JonTron is a comedian who makes fun of games online. He has a fanbase that rivals the most popular of YouTubers, and up until today very few people had anything negative to say about him.

At some point today, he used the word “retarded” to describe a PS4, and everything went to hell. If you asked Tumblr or Twitter, you’d have thought that the guy burned an orphanage to the ground.

Now here’s the deal: When you’re that famous, nothing gets past your fans. You can’t say “retarded” to describe anything or anyone (no one should, really). So JonTron made a mistake here and used an offensive word in passing to describe something frustrating. 

And the internet exploded. 

I want everyone to know that I’m not “siding” with JonTron here, because I’m not a fucking 12-year-old who “takes sides.” He made a mistake and didn’t publicly apologize for it, and that can be frustrating. However, how did all of this blow out of proportion anyway?

It goes back to the bizarre mentality of ganging up on people via the internet, hashtag hate, and clicktivism. JonTron is well-known and made a mistake, and it’s easier for us to blindly attack as a group than to attack as individuals. Countless studies have shown that human beings want to feel as if they belong, especially people who don’t normally feel like they belong anywhere (which is a majority of people of Tumblr). So they will join internet crusades in sorry attempts to take down YouTube celebrities because, you know, it’s a bandwagon that they can feel high and mighty while a part of.

I think that a large majority of social justice warriors suffer from the mentality of “I need to feel like I belong.” It’s why they knock so many innocent people down in awful ways while simultaneously boosting other lonely, desperate people up. 

In reality, however, this whole “attack on JonTron” did nothing but prove how ridiculous hashtag hate and clicktivism really is. People have been reblogging things like “I hope JonTron gets shipped up to Israel and gets blown up by a missile”, which is infinitely more offensive than JonTron’s original slip-up.

Why is it that responses and threats to people who have offended you are allowed to be more violent and offensive than the remark made by the person you’re attacking?

I can’t believe that I need to say this, but there are so many worse things happening in the world than an internet celebrity calling a video game system retarded.

To close, let me just show all of you clicktivists how you look to the rest of the world:

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Way to save the world, guys.

I love everything about this

As a disabilities rights activist, caregiver, and autistic woman myself I have to say a couple of things:

First and foremost retarded is definitely a slur and very personal to many in the community. That said it’s a word and most who use it don’t mean harm, they use it out of ignorance not malice. When you blindly attack like many do you aren’t helping anyone. All you are doing is confusing people and causing more division between neurotypicals and non-neurotypicals.

Everything I’ve been saying in much more elegant terms. Hashtag hate, “clicktivism”, “keyboard warriors”— forgive the pun but people are much more trigger-happy when it comes to “social justice” to a really serious fault. What really matters is clouded by the hive-minded group attack “activism”, that people lose sight of what is right, and only care about being right. You become the ones who are alienating and bullying when you run around the ‘net spreading bullshit and hate.

At that point, there is no point. And that’s what happened with the JonTron debacle.

You cared more about putting a person down, insulting them, wishing them harm, trying to ruin their reputation—trying to break them into doing what you want them to do… you cared more about being right than being a decent fucking human being.

What did we do before the internet? Before hashtags and trigger warnings? We learned some really important social coping mechanisms, forgiveness, patience and had a level of strength that I don’t think a lot of people have anymore. People are being coddled and rewarded for being oversensitive, sad, depressed, hurt—whatever!

Life doesn’t come with trigger warnings.

I’m not saying it was at all wise for Jon to not apologize. I’m saying that it’s wrong to gang up on people. Elementary school stuff.

"This guy said ‘retarded’ on the internet, and then didn’t apologize for it! Let’s send him death threats!” - the internet

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  • The Surveillance State: If you aren't doing anything wrong, you shouldn't fear being filmed.
  • The Ferguson Police Department of Missouri State: PUT THOSE GOD DAMN CAMERAS DOWN RIGHT NOW

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  • author: she didn't want to eat dinner because she doesn't like chicken noodle soup
  • english teacher: even though it doesn't say it, we can infer that 17 years ago she encountered an attack from chickens while on a trip to africa visiting her great aunt who was dying from pneumonia which she got from chickens that were being harvested for the great feast
  • tumblr: lol fukin stupid teacher
  • loki: blinks
  • tumblr: do you see this? do you see that blink? that fucking blink. it shows how much pain he has inside of him. look at him. all he wants is his father to love him. look at the tears that he is holding back. he's never been the favorite son, he always knew that he didn't belong. this is the fucking blink that makes me love loki. he's not a villain. he's just a scared, lonely child.

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  • author: she didn't want to eat dinner because she doesn't like chicken noodle soup
  • english teacher: even though it doesn't say it, we can infer that 17 years ago she encountered an attack from chickens while on a trip to africa visiting her great aunt who was dying from pneumonia which she got from chickens that were being harvested for the great feast
  • tumblr: lol fukin stupid teacher
  • loki: blinks
  • tumblr: do you see this? do you see that blink? that fucking blink. it shows how much pain he has inside of him. look at him. all he wants is his father to love him. look at the tears that he is holding back. he's never been the favorite son, he always knew that he didn't belong. this is the fucking blink that makes me love loki. he's not a villain. he's just a scared, lonely child.

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knightarcana:

fuckyeahplussizealternatives:

toomanyfandomssolittletime:

maahammy:

jadethemerman:

July 28th, 2014: Out and about in New York City

How problematic

im gonna fuckin throw up

Okay, okay calm down, people.

While you are all losing your mind over ‘cultural appropriation” of an Indian dress, nobody actually consulted THE INDIANS. 

In our country, if a foreigner wears an Indian saree, we actually appreciate it. It shows that the foreigner respects us enough to try our clothes. And the saree, mind you, is not a religious thing. Hindus can wear sarees, Muslims can wear sarees, Sikh’s can wear sarees, Jain’s can wear sarees and so on.

Like Americans have short dresses, compare that with sarees. Going to a party? Saree. Going to temple? Saree, and so on.

Some Indians wear it, some don’t. Some hate it and think its oppressing, some love embracing the unique style.

Point is, don’t hate on her for wearing this. Don’t hate on anyone for wearing sarees or any variations of sarees. We love to see others embracing our culture. Why do you think we open our gates to allow everyone to practice yoga and find spiritual meaning?

Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread.

I did not know this. That is really interesting to find out. Thanks for the information.

"Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread."

(Source: ladyxgaga)

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Please don’t call yourself a feminist if you approve of BDSM.

piefacemcgee:

ihaveabsolutelynoidea:

cynically-colorblind:

It’s one of the most misogynist things out there.

dictating how a woman chooses to express herself sexually is misogynistic

it’s also misogynistic to assume that all women undertake a sub position 

it’s also heterosexist to assume that all bdsm is heterosexual

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sixpenceee:

Informal infographic depicting evolution 

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eartheld:

helicine:

how do i get this picture of myself tumblr famous

i want this tattooed on my back

eartheld:

helicine:

how do i get this picture of myself tumblr famous

i want this tattooed on my back

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creamsiclesquid:

I’m writing a Razaya fanfic and i have no regrets

first chapter

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mcr-hidden-track:

foshoitsnikki:

He literally lives his life as if Drake and Josh never ended.

What do you mean drake and josh ended

(Source: ruinedchildhood)

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