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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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StarlightofArraya Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just for this stamp you get a watch
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AstraGreen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
With genderfluid it's because they identify with being both female and male qualities. Or something I dunno. If that's how people want to identify themselves then it's fine. I respect that. What I don't respect is the recent wave of generalizations.

Seriously throwing people into the same group isn't right nor has it been. Not all groups are evil. We learned this in elementary school.

How I view cultural appropriation is that you're taking something from a closed off culture such as the various Native American/First Nation tribes. There are also religions like British Traditional Wicca that are closed off to outsiders. With the First Nations, their culture isn't to be used and abused. And going further the Lakota tribe actually has a declaration of war against anyone who takes from their culture that dates back to 1994 and is still in effect today. Now every First Nation has it's own representative or a council of them. I think it'd be best for people to ask first than just saying "hey this warbonnet looks totes cute Imma wear it"

And as far as cyberbullying goes, I look at it as toxicity. If you have the urge to treat others like shit because you had a bad day or a life then you're a toxic person who needs to donate their computer to charity.

And yeah there's a lot of hate. It's why I don't identify as a feminist anymore but as a egalitarian. Unfortunately despite my tumblr being a fandom blog I still see social justice shit. I'm tempted to just block the ones that do post it. Especially those that write guilt tripping posts.
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MariposaLass-93 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Writer
I'm a Tumblr user, but those kinds of people out there? Now someone told me beforehand...
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Operation-Robodachi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I stay far away from that side of tumblr...

I only really go on my dashboard to run my blog XD
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Julie-Denka Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Tumblr: We accept everyone and everything!

*Turns around*

Tumblr: DIE CIS PEOPLE, OPRESSORS, MISOGYNISTS, AND SKINNY PEOPLE!!! WE H8 ALL OF YOU!!!1!1!1!
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7uprulez Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Tumblr: The only place where you can find someone making up an extremely exaggerated story about a guy who said "hello" to them on the sidewalk!
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wingedoracle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Agreed. I mean, the equalist views are sorta correct. Men's rights is still needed, and I call myself an equalist, not a feminist.
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kuzuhina Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  New member
hi
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Spooneads Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
WTF That's OBVIOUSLY some kind of Rape threat!
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kuzuhina Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  New member
hi
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