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I Hate Tumblr Social Justice Stamp by animeninjaNIPPON I Hate Tumblr Social Justice Stamp by animeninjaNIPPON
WARNING: SOCIOPOLITICAL RANT AHEAD.

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I got into Tumblr mostly for art and writing purposes, but then I posted the wrong meme and realized that Tumblr is basically the female answer to Reddit and 4Chan. I stick around mostly for this one comics blog I submit to weekly comixwarriors.tumblr.com/ but other than that, there is no shortage of things that piss me off about that site:

- Teenage girls/college students claiming to be third-wave "feminists." The RadFems are the worst offenders, to the point where you can only assume that they are trolls (or risk losing all faith in the human race). Then there are those that claim that "everyone for equal rights [between the sexes] is a feminist," and the only logic behind that statement is either a) they legitimately think that men are at the pinnacle of equality and women need to catch up, hence "being equal" or b) they don't understand what egalitarianism is. I don't have any issue personally if somebody wants to identify as a "feminist," but too many on Tumblr don't even know what their own convictions are, which makes it hard for me to take them seriously.

- Whatever the hell passes for "gender" these days. Remember how about a decade ago on dA, every girl and her sister was "bi"? I don't know how many of those girls still identify as bisexual, but I'm seeing a new trend on Tumblr with (mostly female-born) people identifying as "trans*" - not necessarily transgender, as in identifying as the opposite sex that one was born with and all that, but any and all parts of genders across the board. The most common is "genderfluid," which I don't understand because a) the concept of "gender" (not to be mistaken with biological "sex") is subjective depending on culture, region, upbringing, etc. and b) I only ever see girls identify as this, making it seem like some sort of social cue to be accepted (when I was younger, I used to think that being a guy/more masculine would get me more respect/acceptance, too, so I'm not trying to be judgmental here). And then there's stuff like otherkin, which doesn't even make sense outside of the furry fandom. And then there's a bunch of extremists who think that anyone who is not trans ("cis," if you would) is evil and needs to die...that is never acceptable.

- Racism/cultural appropriation accusations. I see a lot of normal, well-meaning young white girls get bullied because they wore some kind of braid that originated in another culture, or cosplaying as a character of a different ethnicity...all justified because they supposedly "approppriated" that look from another race. If you point out that all cultures assimilate parts of other cultures into their mainstream regardless of ethnicity (for instance, Japan's "Gothic Lolita" style), they give you some idiotic excuse about how non-white races are entitled to do such because white people have done it to them for so long. Then there's the whole "white privilege" thing, which makes me angry because it forces people who are otherwise in similar situations (for example, poor whites and poor blacks) against each other for no reason other than perceived social stigma, further widening the gap between haves and have nots.

- Doxxing, cyberbullying, etc. This speaks for itself. And of course, whoever is in charge of the website these days does nothing about it, at best...after reading Tumblr's new "guidelines," I'm convinced that the original creator left his spoiled teenage daughter to look after the site while he takes a vacation with the CEO of Yahoo! or something to that effect.

(I understand that a lot of the aforementioned arguments are based on American ideologies, which is a problem in and of itself.)

Long story short: There is just so much hate, immaturity, ill-informed arguments, double standards, hypocrisy, logical fallacies, and all-around idiocy perpetuated by the "social justice warriors" on Tumblr, and I can't stand it.

EDIT: stamp base --> zilla774.deviantart.com/art/St…

EDIT #2 (4-8-14): In my original comments I didn't mean that transgender and whatnot isn't a real thing. I admit that I don't have a full understanding as to nonbinary individuals, not having said experience myself. My problem with the community in question (on Tumblr, anyway) is that it has gone to a level where it is hard to tell what is a real issue and what isn't, and the way things are handled is all too reminiscent of the problems in the bisexual community several years ago (which I am a part of). Back when I was becoming aware of my sexuality, there were too many young people (mostly girls) who identified as "bi" and were willing to shove their beliefs down other people's throats, making it hard to take them seriously. To this day, it is still hard to take them seriously, and what's more is that most of the outspoken ones no longer identify as "bisexual" and will probably never admit that they did. I see this same pattern of behavior developing on Tumblr with the trans/nb communities, and I predict the same outcome. If there is SJW hostility in any cause, it's going to do more harm than good.
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:iconskylarkbrigader:
SkylarkBrigader Featured By Owner 13 minutes ago  Student Digital Artist
My frog is screaming the alphabet??? @_@
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Artezna Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is why I only follow blogs that strictly post things I like.
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Soda-Snuggles Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
This is one of two stamps I have found on dA that are Anti Tumblr stamps
God bless this stamp for existing, and thank you for making it omg
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DatPervyArtist Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Artist
I stay away from that part of tumblr, it scares me 
anyways tumblr is actually a good site 
Just keep anon ask off,stay away from the social justice side of tumblr, and ignore the butthurt people 
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pussrik Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tend to stay away from that part of Tumblr. According to them, if you're cishet white male you are automatically trash and "should get off Tumblr". 
And I don't understand how people think they could stop hate with hate. Yet again I've been on Tumblr for nearly 2-3 years and I will never understand the community. 
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
I love social justice, unless it gets on my shoes and I track it into the house.
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Beartie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh I can't stand that place. I've seen more than 10 cases of tumblr SJWs doxx addresses and tell people to kill themselves simply because they don't agree with them and all in the name of social justice. For a website that's supposed to preach love and tolerance and be a "safe space" tumblr sure don't practice what they preach. The only reason why I even touch that website anymore is to run a group blog with friends and try to spread my artwork around.
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kaciekk Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
there actually is a good social justice side on tumblr but the bad side is so obnoxious it makes the whole thing look bad
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CelticKawaii Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Really, I just hate the whole 'appropriation' thing in general. Not only is it stupid (I can see if someone wore an actual Native American headdress or something, an actual, made by that tribe headdress, because to them, it's like wearing a Purple Heart as a fashion statement), but really, if 19 out of 20 Edward Elrics are actually girls and 400+ lbs. people can cosplay as tiny magical girls, why can't the poor albino be Korra? She just wants to be something cool at the convention guys, and we are talking about made-up characters!

Also, the explanation for why appropriation is wrong is a complete insult to European culture. Why is it bad? Because white people, who (I've actually read this explained by SJWs) have no culture, take the beautiful, sparkling, sacred cultures of other peoples and make them into trendy fads (dreadlocks, ebonics, and TWERKING, for example.), therefore, shitting all over and desecrating those cultures. Again, I do believe people can pay disrespect to a culture, but it goes both ways.

And screw this privilege bullshit! Really, Peggy M. was a sheltered rich girl, she doesn't get to speak for me. All that does is lead to tall poppy syndrome, and no crap I'm going to get defensive when you tell me I'm privileged, because you're generalizing my life and who I am (really, my mom and I used to be on Food Stamps, where was my privilege then?). We're all struggling everybody!

Okay, done ranting. But yeah I agree.
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Chivi-chivik Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Tumblr but I hate these SJWs that make Tumblr look like a bad place. :X
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