Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
January 28
Image Size
4.7 KB
Resolution
99×56
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
3,131 (2 today)
Favourites
293 (who?)
Comments
164
Downloads
2
×
I Hate Tumblr Social Justice Stamp by animeninjaNIPPON I Hate Tumblr Social Justice Stamp by animeninjaNIPPON
WARNING: SOCIOPOLITICAL RANT AHEAD.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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.
Add a Comment:
 
:icontherealmorticon:
TheRealMorticon Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I abandoned my Tumblr because of these twats. My hope for humanity was plummeting too fast.
Reply
:iconironbatmaiden91:
The third wave feminists are the absolute worst!! I find that many of them are all about the fluff and don't touch on real issues like first and second wave feminists did.

They act like if you have one criticism about the current wave of feminism, you're automatically assumed to be a misogynist (or internalizing your own misogyny if you're a woman), MRA, or whatever other insult they like to throw at you just to shut you up. And this is coming from someone who identifies as a second wave feminist.
Reply
:iconlynn-blackwing:
Lynn-Blackwing Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are a scholar and i salute you
Reply
:iconironbatmaiden91:
IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you. :iconarigatouplz:
Reply
:iconpasteldeer:
PastelDeer Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
<3
Reply
:iconerinep:
erinep Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
sighs 
Reply
:iconferociousapplesauce:
FerociousApplesauce Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It annoys me how Tumblr posts are the only thing I ever see on 9gag or facebook. Not only that, but the posts are so fake or acted out, its ridiculous. :/
Reply
:icondumuzi-ouji:
Dumuzi-ouji Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
'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),'

The irony of this is that Lolita is inspired off of Victorian fashion. Mostly what children wore.
Reply
:iconrob3rtormx:
Rob3rtoRMX Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I so agree with everything you say. Tumblr is annoying to no end
Reply
:iconsharkbandit:
SharkBandit Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist
I always just remind myself that nobody outside of the internet will actually ever take tumblr and it's pathetic excuses for "social justice" seriously.
Reply
Add a Comment: