YouTube comments aren’t “just the Internet.” They’re not the product of a group of otherwise nice guys who suddenly become evil when they wear a veil of anonymity. YouTube comments are actually a nightmarish glimpse into the sexist attitudes that define the fabric of our own existence in the “real world,” a world that, like YouTube, is owned and dominated by men. The most terrifying gift that the Internet has given us is that it’s shown us how men honestly perceive the world: as a place where women exist exclusively for their sexual pleasure.
In the wake of VidCon, and as more and more women start speaking up about the harassment they face online, it’s time to start realizing that our narrative of progress is deeply flawed. Things aren’t getting better for women on the Internet; they’re deteriorating and ignoring the problem amounts to being complicit in it.
please dont reblog terfs.
i wasn’t aware we did. i’m so sorry! tumblr is a vast place and i don’t know what else someone posts on their blog when i find a recipe or story of theirs in the no-more-ramen tag. if you submit the user to me i’ll go back and delete the post.
The majority of people are upset at this blog being a safe space and I’m always so confused…
Excluding terf posts makes this blog safe for trans and nonbinary folx who may want to click through posts on no-more-ramen, but people are being poopy about it???
So so very much support for no-more-ramen for supporting those who need this resource most — the disproportionately high numbers (compared to general population) of trans, queer, or otherwise marginalised youth who live on low incomes or in poverty.
I was a recipe??? Do you go to the blogs of VERY SINGLE PERSON that this blog reblogs to see if your politics align?? I highly fucking doubt it
Well, as this blog is a public representation of my life and interests and the personal is very much political, yes. Insofar as I can, I do. Generally if I find that someone is anti-trans or something else I am entirely opposed to I will unfollow or remove their content. There are some instances where I’ll reblog someone who holds toxic political views, but I am most often aware of it and have other reasons I am ready and willing to outline. The internet and (especially) platforms like tumblr are a public forum. Therefore the things I reblog and the people I do so from matter to my personal and public politics.
I’m sorry, but did you know that the phrase “the personal is political” was, in fact, coined by a radical feminist?
"Feminist and writer Carol Hanisch’s essay titled "The Personal is Political" appeared in the anthology Notes From the Second Year: Women’s Liberation in 1970. She is therefore often credited with creating the phrase. However, she wrote in an introduction to the 2006 republication of the essay that she did not come up with the title. She believed "The Personal Is Political" was selected by the editors of the anthology, Shulamith Firestone and Anne Koedt, who were both feminists involved with the group New York Radical Feminists."
You’re quoting a radical feminist to defend deleting a recipe written by a Radical feminist.
I think you should delete your blog. Obviously, it’s not a safe space. Your use of that phrase could trigger someone, you know.
Male privilege is “I have a boyfriend” being the only thing that can actually stop someone from hitting on you because they respect another male-bodied person more than they respect your rejection/lack of interest.