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Nick, cartoonist, ""humorist,"" and A Persistently Horrified Man™
I mostly post about Transformers, sometimes there's GI Joe, Star Trek, and JJBA too.

I got an art tumblr & a DA, and my brojunx endura 4 lyfe is fredworldproblems.

I have not made one single good decision.

unfrickable:

i feel better now

consider: real-justice whirl

literally joins the deception social justice division

mrbutts:

greyliliy:

mrbutts:

FUN FACT: there is no way, shape, or form that anybody offended by the word “cis” is worth any of your time whatsoever

How about the people who didn’t realize it wasn’t a slur for a long time, and is iffy about it just for that?

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#Words #Cisgender #I really hate that word. #Every time I hear it #it feels like they’re trying to get people to use it #as an inside joke #HA HA#They’re insulting themselves and they don’t even know it.#Not everyone uses it that way.#But that’s the vibe I get.#And I want nothing to do with it.#Regret Post

Interesting. Pardon the copy/paste, but just so I can directly respond to something that’s under a cut—

And despite the odd person here or there using it as it was supposedly intended, most of the time when I see it, it’s attached to some derogatory statement, or said in such a way that being that is a bad thing.

So, yeah. Not too fond of that word, and I won’t be using it to refer to myself any time soon.

It’s already so associated with negativity in my head, that I’m just going to leave that one alone.

You acknowledge that you’ve sussed out the actual meaning of the word, yet you’ve decided not to use it.

How is the way frustrated, disenfranchised people use “cis” on this site any different than they use “straight” or “white?” Have you also stopped using these words? If not, why?What is the difference?

Does the fact that disenfranchised people complain about their struggles and strife in a way that doesn’t cater to or coddle the group they find themselves disenfranchized by mean that they should be treated with less respect? That it is appropriate to not use the proper terms for a situation, even though you know full well what they are? If so, why?

How should a person talk in this situation? When I talk about the antifeminist man I dated who repeatedly acted disrespectful towards trans people, including repeated, unnecessary questions about the birth genders of my best friends, repeated mis-gendering of me, what tone is appropriate to use? Should I specify that I have dated cis people before that were very decent people, and that I’m sure this man was misguided and a really swell person?

When I talk angrily about people I have seen openly mocking a person that doesn’t “pass,” a person jovially asking their friends what they think the person is, as if the person exists only as a sub-human entity to be dehumanized and mocked, what tone should I use? What kind of phrasing? Should I specify that I understand not all cis people are like this? That, in fact, I myself have cisgender friends, and that they are decent people?

Should I exclude the fact that they were cis altogether, as if our respective life experiences have nothing to do with the amount of dignity with which they and I are treating this person? How one of us is less willing to treat the person like a human being?

And might I ask, how do you refer to yourself, then?

…And if I can just add, the reason you’ll probably see a lot more posts like the original post up there than posts like my response (from any given minority, really) is that venting frustration and angst is a very cathartic action, while trying to make a post like the one I just made is intensely draining and can leave someone completely emotionally fatigued. I mean it. I’ve got class in an hour but I’m just about ready to call it quits for the day.

If a person already has to fight for their dignity every day, has to argue for validity of their very humanity against the larger population on a daily basis, they’re not always going to have the extra physical and emotional energy to then go and do the same thing around friends.

When people make these remarks about cis/white/straight/male/etc people, it’s about a facet of an oppressive system. When I make these comments, they’re not about my cis friends or about the genuine allies I’ve met in my life. They’re about the people I mentioned above. About people unwilling to empathize. About people who would rather derail a minority group’s complaint to make it about themselves.

About the people who think a minority group’s dignity is compromisable.

greyliliy:

mrbutts:

FUN FACT: there is no way, shape, or form that anybody offended by the word “cis” is worth any of your time whatsoever

How about the people who didn’t realize it wasn’t a slur for a long time, and is iffy about it just for that?

Read More

#Words #Cisgender #I really hate that word. #Every time I hear it #it feels like they’re trying to get people to use it #as an inside joke #HA HA#They’re insulting themselves and they don’t even know it.#Not everyone uses it that way.#But that’s the vibe I get.#And I want nothing to do with it.#Regret Post

Interesting. Pardon the copy/paste, but just so I can directly respond to something that’s under a cut—

And despite the odd person here or there using it as it was supposedly intended, most of the time when I see it, it’s attached to some derogatory statement, or said in such a way that being that is a bad thing.

So, yeah. Not too fond of that word, and I won’t be using it to refer to myself any time soon.

It’s already so associated with negativity in my head, that I’m just going to leave that one alone.

You acknowledge that you’ve sussed out the actual meaning of the word, yet you’ve decided not to use it.

How is the way frustrated, disenfranchised people use “cis” on this site any different than they use “straight” or “white?” Have you also stopped using these words? If not, why?What is the difference?

Does the fact that disenfranchised people complain about their struggles and strife in a way that doesn’t cater to or coddle the group they find themselves disenfranchized by mean that they should be treated with less respect? That it is appropriate to not use the proper terms for a situation, even though you know full well what they are? If so, why?

How should a person talk in this situation? When I talk about the antifeminist man I dated who repeatedly acted disrespectful towards trans people, including repeated, unnecessary questions about the birth genders of my best friends, repeated mis-gendering of me, what tone is appropriate to use? Should I specify that I have dated cis people before that were very decent people, and that I’m sure this man was misguided and a really swell person?

When I talk angrily about people I have seen openly mocking a person that doesn’t “pass,” a person jovially asking their friends what they think the person is, as if the person exists only as a sub-human entity to be dehumanized and mocked, what tone should I use? What kind of phrasing? Should I specify that I understand not all cis people are like this? That, in fact, I myself have cisgender friends, and that they are decent people?

Should I exclude the fact that they were cis altogether, as if our respective life experiences have nothing to do with the amount of dignity with which they and I are treating this person? How one of us is less willing to treat the person like a human being?

And might I ask, how do you refer to yourself, then?

FUN FACT: there is no way, shape, or form that anybody offended by the word “cis” is worth any of your time whatsoever

"feminism just isn’t needed anymore" explains the wise cis man

oobii:

itswalky:

oh my god a vehicle mode YES

BYE

oobii:

itswalky:

oh my god a vehicle mode YES

BYE

on the one hand the plasma donation process creeps me out WAY MORE than regular blood donations, but on the other hand, twenty dollars

wait how is he not a silver fox he's and old doctor look at him wandering around practically naked and bein so friendly
Asked by princemono

I don’t think you get the difference between “silver fox doctor” and “beef jerky man wearing the front half of a garbage bag skirt”

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openlyawesome:

Here’s the timeline:
Israel blames Hamas for the kidnapping of 3 teenage Israeli settlers in the West Bank
Israel unleashes a violent operation in the West Bank arresting hundreds and killing a dozen Palestinians, and hits some targets in Gaza, claiming it’s searching for the missing settlers
Then, Israel finds the settlers bodies, admits it knew the settlers were killed all along and lied about it, and the search-and-rescue operation was a sham, now vows to avenge their murders and incites violence against Palestinians. Still blames Hamas
Israel continues its assault and expands it into the current genocide in Gaza killing 1600, injuring 8000 and displacing a quarter of the population of Gaza
Then, Israel admits it knew all along that Hamas wasn’t responsible for the kidnapping-killing of the settlers
Now:
All parties agree to a 72-hour ceasefire.
Israel accuses Hamas of capturing a soldier during the ceasefire. Hamas denies it.
Israel breaks the ceasefire and shells entire neighborhoods, killing hundreds of Palestinians more.
Then, Israel admits that the soldier was not captured
Israel is abhorrent.

openlyawesome:

Here’s the timeline:

  • Israel blames Hamas for the kidnapping of 3 teenage Israeli settlers in the West Bank
  • Israel unleashes a violent operation in the West Bank arresting hundreds and killing a dozen Palestinians, and hits some targets in Gaza, claiming it’s searching for the missing settlers
  • Then, Israel finds the settlers bodies, admits it knew the settlers were killed all along and lied about it, and the search-and-rescue operation was a sham, now vows to avenge their murders and incites violence against Palestinians. Still blames Hamas
  • Israel continues its assault and expands it into the current genocide in Gaza killing 1600, injuring 8000 and displacing a quarter of the population of Gaza
  • Then, Israel admits it knew all along that Hamas wasn’t responsible for the kidnapping-killing of the settlers

Now:

  • All parties agree to a 72-hour ceasefire.
  • Israel accuses Hamas of capturing a soldier during the ceasefire. Hamas denies it.
  • Israel breaks the ceasefire and shells entire neighborhoods, killing hundreds of Palestinians more.
  • Then, Israel admits that the soldier was not captured

Israel is abhorrent.