Just your daily reminders:
Racists are a problem
White people are not
Homophobes are a problem
Straight people are not
Transphobes are a problem
Cis people are not
Sexists are a problem
Men are not
And most importantly,
- Hating an innocent person solely because of their race, sexuality, or gender makes you a fucking asshole
daily reminder that racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexism are institutional and literally kill people daily, so equating them to “cisphobia” is ridiculous. plus, marginalized groups have a right to be pissed with all the shit we go through.
daily reminder that posts like these actively put white, cis, straight, and non-male individuals in the victim position and take the focus off of actual issues that poc, lgbtia+ people and non-men go through daily, like fearing for our safety.
daily reminder that when you make and reblog this kind of post, you are most definitely the problem.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.”
Detachment is a privilege held by people who aren’t targets.
"why are you so emotional about this" - unaffected people
read this. write it on your hand. repeat it to yourself.
so you can never ask me that again