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Discuss tumblr.

 

I like this guy.

 

 

The video isn't entirely points, but the ones he made were pretty good. Particularly the misinformation and the social justice culture. Really I just don't use the site because I don't get anything done on it. There's no amount of time I could spend on tumblr that could further anything that I want to get done, so personally, I'd rather clean my room than be a part of tumblr. I'd rather be on something like Cracked, where there are at least citations, for the most part, if I'm going to be on an interesting-stuff cache.

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calling social justice activists (im assuming thats referring to highly liberal, womens rights, anti-racist, anti-transphobic, politically correct college age teenagers) extremists is another example of people taking a movement they don't fully agree with and homogenising it, lumping them in with the less numerous people of the same movement who are extreme in their views. this happens time and time again, but not just against SJAs, but against pretty much any fringe politcal movement. take - say - libertarians, who most of the time are just people with a political view. people who disagree with them (myself included), lump them in with conspiracy theorists, or crypto-fascists, or anarchists, or racists, etc etc. this nonsensical attitude towards people you dont agree with makes it far easier to discredit what they are saying. 

 

when i hear people talking about otherkin, transethnicity, transableism blah blah blah, i pretty much stop listening. i have no doubt that these people exist on tumblr, but they are widely rejected by the community at large. i dont feel the need to go into detail into why they are rejected (i will if you want me too), but they are very very much so on the fringe of the tumblr community. 

 

i do agree with some of his points, like that the contemporary post-modern attitude and reaction against modernist ideals about striving to be perfection - the nietzschean ubermensch (which I'm aware was around before modernism was a proper cultural movement but it was highly influential on modernist thinking) - has lead to a general attitude that we should accept being 'good enough'. this is evident with the fat acceptance movement, that claim that one should be allowed to be fat without being shamed, regardless of whether it's healthy or not. I don't fully identify with this. im not going to go into detail about why, as that is not the point of this post. 

 

while yes, the modernist attitude to perfection was certainly problematic - it rejected moral relativism, and went on to inspire hitler, who thought that the ubermensch wasn't actually an unattainable ideal for all humans, but something that only the aryans could achieve - i think the post-modern reaction simply goes too far. it's possible to strive to be something better than what you already are, and i dont see how doing so is bad.

 

 

he mocks people using trigger warnings, but i think that's just absurd. what does it matter to him if people who have been sexually assaulted dont want to see images or text that deal with it? while yes, i do agree that tumblr is an enormous echochamber hugbox, that's not really a valid criticism. for every site like tumblr, there is a site like /b/.

 

one thing, i think is really ignorant, is him whining that "nobody cares" about transmisogyny. well yeah, obviously he doesn't care, i'm almost certain he's a able straight white cis male. of course he doesn't have to care, it doesn't effect him, and statistically, probably nobody he knows. i've already gone over why i agree that body shaming in my opinion is a silly concept, but seriously, if you don't think transmisogyny is a thing, and something that needs to be fixed in our society then you're probably just a bad person.

 

this guy comes across as a early 20 something white herero cis dude whos education on the matter of social justice theory is out of context screencaps, and infopics he found on /b/. his outright missuse of basic terminology and insistance that PoC and trans people just stop complaining and deal with it means he is so privileged that to him, their problems aren't really "real" problems, just things that happen, and absolutely not an injustice. if he actually understood what he was talking about and presented some specific coherent argument instead of just ranting about how he thinks transmisogyny isnt a big deal and how much of a hugbox tumblr is, i'd take him serious. 

 

this is the shame shit i read on 4chan every day just presented in audio form. somebody with no interest or knowledge in the subject preaching to the converted. 



also i bet this thread is going to turn into a massive shit storm

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I hate broccoli

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I hate broccoli

you take that back 

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Tumblr is cool because it has nice art and funny pictures (memes)

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you take that back 

NEVER. IT MAKES ME GO BLEHEHEH

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I'm reading padraig's post and I'm reading everyone else's posts and I'm not sure what attitude I should be taking towards this thread

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it's a good haven for homestuck porn leave them alone :cry:

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I'm reading padraig's post and I'm reading everyone else's posts and I'm not sure what attitude I should be taking towards this thread

im honestly really surprised that this hasn't just turned into an enormous shit storm

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"If you don't reblog this I have NO respect for you"

Well clearly you have no proper respect for anybody if you say shit like that.

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"i can't even"

 

"Asafgasjhfgaskjfhgadsjhfsgdf"

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This sure is a randomly passionate forum ahahahaha

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"This made my day"

"What is air"

"This"

"Guys, seriously read this"

"If you don't reblog this I have NO respect for you"

Well clearly you have no proper respect for anybody if you say shit like that.

"i can't even"

 

"Asafgasjhfgaskjfhgadsjhfsgdf"

what blogs do you follow

 

the ones i follow literally only blog pictures

 

i feel like im missing out 

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