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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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:iconrob3rtormx:
Rob3rtoRMX Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
I so agree with everything you say. Tumblr is annoying to no end
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:iconsharkbandit:
SharkBandit Featured By Owner 1 day ago  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.
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alaalealialoalu Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Sadly this is only the tip of the iceberg, try looking for multiples system and headmates, that the craziest stuff I've ever seen on tumblr.
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:iconmrglitchstep:
MrGlitchstep Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
lmao
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Itachi-Spirit-w0lf Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I read a very interesting by cracked about how social justice movements are only hurting themselves and something on how check your privilege is BS. I know it's Cracked so it's not the whole shebang but it and its comments are pretty interesting. 

P.S. I know another good Cracked article on that includes why it's rude to get offended for someone else.
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Sarcophagidae Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amen
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:iconburihamachi:
burihamachi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I only enjoy the funny side of tumblr not the social justice, people turn into bloody idiots on that side of the website
:1 
Besides I only follow History/mice blogs anyways so I don't get much of the SOCIAL JUSTICE often, except if it's from one of my friends -w- but it's rare :3
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FryxLeela4eva Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Tumblr has made me hate myself even more. I hate that Tumblr says I can't love myself for being myself and saying that White people don't have cultures. I love Tumblr for blogging the things I love, but when I see the blogs I follow talk bad about the things I'm insecure about it's where I draw the line. 
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SkylarkBrigader Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
My frog is screaming the alphabet??? @_@
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:iconartezna:
Artezna Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is why I only follow blogs that strictly post things I like.
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