http://luvsavengedsevenfold.tumblr.com/post/96424959535/now-this-is-a-legit-criticism-against-the-social

luvsavengedsevenfold:

Now this is a legit criticism against the social justice community. You cannot claim to be against oppression and for tearing down systems of oppression if you think it’s okay to stereotype 12-year-olds as being bigoted asstwits. Yes, some children can be cruel - but so can many adults. I am very dismayed by how many social justice bloggers have reblogged the OP as is without added commentary. Even one of our fellow mods* on wtfantisjws reblogged it as was, making our blog look like a bunch of hypocritical asses. The fact is, many children learn to be bigoted assholes because they pick it up from adults around them - perhaps even their own parents.

So, yeah, not currently too impressed with the social justice community. But, of course, the anti-SJWs are still even bigger scum.

* No, I’m not gonna out who the mod was - because I am hoping that they’ll read this and take accountability for their action.

http://stressed-depressed-nico-obsessed.tumblr.com/post/93278962574/alexdelargeofficial-offended-i-dont-care

dragon-in-a-fez:

adultprivilege:

stressed-depressed-nico-obsessed:

alexdelargeofficial:

"offended? i don’t care."

"i’m not going to tag your fake ‘triggers’ so don’t ask."

"i’m not going to call you by your made-up cutesy ‘pronouns’ :)"

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Honestly i don’t get this because i’m thirteen and i know that people,as human beings, deserve to he treated the way they want. Stop pretending that a persons level of understanding and caring is limited to their age. Because i can tell you there are a bunch of ass hats out there way over the age of twelve that say this shit. And while you insult people by calling them 12 years old the next person is saying that “if a five year old can have an open mind why cant you” because thats this thing called hypocrisy. I understand that by saying that someone is twelve you are trying to insult them by calling them immature and say they are children but you know why not actually fucking call them immature little brats instead of boxing up every single person in that age group. That is exactly like the stereotypical response to teenagers where adults say all of them are whiny brats. Stop. Being. Fucking. Hypocrites.

Adult privilege is blaming bigotry on youth - when, in fact, children typically learn how to be bigoted asstwits from the adults around them.

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

slight correction to the above: calling someone an “immature little brat” is an ageist slur also, since it’s still insulting someone based on stereotypes of young people. in this case what you’re looking for is something more along the lines of “closed-minded asshole”. still, yay for people calling tumblr out on its shitty practice of using “twelve-year-old” as an insult.

Oops, you’re absolutely right on that as well. The only insults I really approve of, period - are things like “asshole”, “asstwit”, “asshat”, “shitheel”, “jerk” - or anything else that calls people out on their shitty way of treating other people. Insults that imply weakness, inferiority, or is based on the stereotypes of marginalized people are not acceptable.

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

http://stressed-depressed-nico-obsessed.tumblr.com/post/93278962574/alexdelargeofficial-offended-i-dont-care

stressed-depressed-nico-obsessed:

alexdelargeofficial:

"offended? i don’t care."

"i’m not going to tag your fake ‘triggers’ so don’t ask."

"i’m not going to call you by your made-up cutesy ‘pronouns’ :)"

image

Honestly i don’t get this because i’m thirteen and i know that people,as human beings, deserve to he treated the way they want. Stop pretending that a persons level of understanding and caring is limited to their age. Because i can tell you there are a bunch of ass hats out there way over the age of twelve that say this shit. And while you insult people by calling them 12 years old the next person is saying that “if a five year old can have an open mind why cant you” because thats this thing called hypocrisy. I understand that by saying that someone is twelve you are trying to insult them by calling them immature and say they are children but you know why not actually fucking call them immature little brats instead of boxing up every single person in that age group. That is exactly like the stereotypical response to teenagers where adults say all of them are whiny brats. Stop. Being. Fucking. Hypocrites.

Adult privilege is blaming bigotry on youth - when, in fact, children typically learn how to be bigoted asstwits from the adults around them.

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

http://wannabhaner.tumblr.com/post/96395137512/so-people-are-saying-that-posting-pics-of-river-is

luvsavengedsevenfold:

wannabhaner:

So people are saying that posting pics of river is dangerous because of pedophiles. But if I post pictures of my kids (I don’t have kids but hypothetically) it’s okay and they’re not in danger of pedophiles?

Like no one would make long posts or protests claiming my kid is “in danger” of pedophiles.
I understand not throwing yourself into the guys’ private lives but don’t make yourself seem better and more righteous because “your worried for pedophiles and stalkers” because you’re not. You’re just bitching to bitch and make yourself seem like a better fan so shut the fuck up

Yeah it’s shitty for famous people, that parts of their lives get exposed and pictures get hacked but people bitching on tumblr aren’t going to stop the pictures from getting taken and shared. I feel bad for them but like if they’re in public (or their kid is in public) and pictures get taken, that’s the risk they run by being in public

I could easily go in public and take pictures of people or their kids and post them on the internet or go into some random persons facebook and steal their pictures but no one is there to defend them because “they’re not famous”

EVERYONE just needs to SHUT THE HELL UP and leave EACH OTHER alone.

That’s actually a good point here. I mean, yeah, it is a shitty thing to invade the guys lives like that. It’s already starting to show negative affects on Zacky, and Matt might be next. Although, ironically enough, Matt does seem a lot more friendly and mellow than back in the COE-era - while, with Zacky, I worry that the rabid members of the fanbase might be pushing him in the opposite direction.

But, getting back to your post, I see what you mean. A lot of it might be the case of caring about Matt’s kid strictly because Matt is a famous person in a famous band, and wanting to pat ourselves on the back for being “better fans” - rather than out of genuine concern for the safety of little kids per se. River didn’t exactly ask to be born to a famous person, and I get that - but his life is really not anymore important than that of other little kids.

This post does contain a lot of fandom stuff, that some of you may not really care about - but the OP does make make some very important posts about how much we tend to really value the safety of little kids.

If M Shadows (the front-man of Avenged Sevenfold) was to make a public statement stating that he was actually fine with photos of his son being plastered over the internet, then I bet a lot of these same people complaining would be changing their tunes.

The fact that people seem to only care about the safety of young children if they care about the parents and their view about their children’s privacy is a definite case of adult privilege

This article sums up pretty well why you shouldn't shame kids on the internet

luvsavengedsevenfold:

adultprivilege:

I haven’t read the comments, but It’s safe to say don’t read them just in case. 

This article pretty much says what I have been thinking, not just about public shaming on the internet, but other ways that adults treat children badly to cover their “reputation”.

This paragraph really resonates with me:

That last kind of parenting has nothing to do with raising your children right and everything to do with covering your ass. “Look at me! Look how shocked I am. I don’t approve of my child. I’m just as surprised as you, and I simply won’t stand for it.” It’s disgraceful. This is a parent who more greatly values the approval of strangers than their child’s trust.

This also appears to be the primary motivation behind parents who try to enforce gender roles onto their children, or try to get their autistic children to stop stimming, or simply refuse to let their children do things that might be seen as a departure from “social norms” (such as eating dry cereal) - even if they aren’t hurting anyone by doing such. So it’s not even always a case of parents who wish to cover their asses when their children behave in a disrespectful manner - but sometimes just a case of parents worrying about other people might perceive them as parents, if they allow their children to act in ways that might be seen as atypical of their peer group.

This article sums up pretty well why you shouldn't shame kids on the internet

I haven’t read the comments, but It’s safe to say don’t read them just in case. 

This article pretty much says what I have been thinking, not just about public shaming on the internet, but other ways that adults treat children badly to cover their “reputation”.

http://kweenkawaii.tumblr.com/post/95926375270/in-response-to-purpleshorties-ask-on

kweenkawaii:

In response to purpleshortie's ask on adultprivilege (since I can’t reblog and add text? Strange):

No one is saying that racism and sexism don’t exist and aren’t valid problems that need to be addressed, but putting down one underprivileged group will not help your cause in the least.

Getting gunned down in broad daylight and not having your murderer prosecuted all because of your skin color is definitely a problem that is worse than child abuse. That doesn’t mean that child abuse isn’t a problem. Would you tell someone who was ran over by a car that their problems didn’t matter then leave them in the street to suffer because some people are ran over by trains? Of course not!

mickeysam asked
At exactly what age does "Adult privilege" start? When do you become one of those with privilege, unable to consider yourself oppressed by ageism?

adultprivilege:

When it involves treating youths as property of their parents or laws that punish youths for what adults can do legally, it ends immediately after reaching a certain age. Other aspects of ageism could affect people past the age of adulthood, like stereotypes about the younger generation, treating middle-aged people’s opinions as more valuable, or those who are still dependent on caregivers being oppressed by their caregivers.

- Concealed Weapon

Just so we’re clear on this, we do also recognize elderly oppression as being an issue - thereby making middle-aged adults the privileged group. But because very few, if any, seniors actually use Tumblr - we don’t see as much about elderly oppression on here. We can certainly do our part to be good allies to seniors, but we cannot speak over them or claim to know what is in their best interest. That’s white knighting, and is not good social justice.

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

adultprivilege:

Some asshole came to this blog saying that having to do chores is not oppression. I must have bad memory, because I don’t remember ever saying that having to do chores is oppression (after all, adults who live together would share household duties). It seems like they’re just making shit up.

I think what happened here is that some people had twisted this post around to make it seem like the main complaint was about having to do chores - when, in actuality, the main argument behind the post was about parents having a lack of respect for your privacy.

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

geekygothgirl:

coolandfroody:

dustedsunshine:

campdracula5eva:

girlinfourcolors:

atomstargazer:

Teen creates bio-plastic from banana peels

Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.
The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.
“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the electrical insulation of cables,” Bilgin said in a media statement.
“This is both an extremely nature-friendly and cheap process, which has the potential to decrease the amount of pollution created due to the use of plastics, which contain petroleum derivatives.”
Bilgin spent two years developing the bio-plastic, which does not decay. She said the process is so easy that it is possible to repeat at home, with special care taken for chemicals used in the production process.
In September, the teen will compete at Google’s California headquarters for the overall Google Science Fair prize for 15-to-16 year olds. She will also have access to a one-year mentorship.


Has anyone else noticed how many brilliant breakthroughs in science are coming from the minds of teenage girls the last few years? Between this story, the four girls in Nigeria who invented a generator that runs on urine, the California girl who invented a twenty-second cell phone charger… Who knows where we’d be today without the patriarchal interference of men, stealing or hiding the brilliance of women?
Our future is in the hands of teenage girls, and I for one feel really good about that.

When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.

Don’t forget the girl who invented a torch that’d light up just from the heat of your hands
basically everyone should stop s***ting on teenage girls because they do awesome things when you let them

or that one time a girl found the cure for cancer that we could be using in 15 years

But nah, girls and women just suck at math and science and have never invented anything worthwhile. Sure. Right. 

“When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.”
Kids are always stereotyped as being lazy and not wanting to read or learn anything. But when a kid actually wants to learn something, she’s discouraged from it (by a fucking TEACHER) if it’s outside her gender role.

geekygothgirl:

coolandfroody:

dustedsunshine:

campdracula5eva:

girlinfourcolors:

atomstargazer:

Teen creates bio-plastic from banana peels

Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.

The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.

“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the electrical insulation of cables,” Bilgin said in a media statement.

“This is both an extremely nature-friendly and cheap process, which has the potential to decrease the amount of pollution created due to the use of plastics, which contain petroleum derivatives.”

Bilgin spent two years developing the bio-plastic, which does not decay. She said the process is so easy that it is possible to repeat at home, with special care taken for chemicals used in the production process.

In September, the teen will compete at Google’s California headquarters for the overall Google Science Fair prize for 15-to-16 year olds. She will also have access to a one-year mentorship.

Has anyone else noticed how many brilliant breakthroughs in science are coming from the minds of teenage girls the last few years? Between this story, the four girls in Nigeria who invented a generator that runs on urine, the California girl who invented a twenty-second cell phone charger… Who knows where we’d be today without the patriarchal interference of men, stealing or hiding the brilliance of women?

Our future is in the hands of teenage girls, and I for one feel really good about that.

When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.

Don’t forget the girl who invented a torch that’d light up just from the heat of your hands

basically everyone should stop s***ting on teenage girls because they do awesome things when you let them

or that one time a girl found the cure for cancer that we could be using in 15 years

But nah, girls and women just suck at math and science and have never invented anything worthwhile. Sure. Right. 

When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.”

Kids are always stereotyped as being lazy and not wanting to read or learn anything. But when a kid actually wants to learn something, she’s discouraged from it (by a fucking TEACHER) if it’s outside her gender role.

(Source: thinkcosmos)