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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.

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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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I think cultural appropriation is very much something that should be taken seriously, but the problem is that a lot of people on the Internet have the common misconception that EVERYTHING is cultural appropriation(or at least, don't know the difference between appropriation and appreciation). From my understanding of the word, cultural appropriation basically means(in layman's terms, anyways) taking something sacred or of great significance from another culture and using it in an offensive/disrespectful manner, such as making it a fashion statement(The most common example of this being young suburbanite white girls wearing Native American headdresses with complete disregard to what the headdress represents to Native people). However, contrary to what Tumblr believes, eating Chinese food while not being Chinese is not an example of cultural appropriation. From what I've been told by friends of other ethnic backgrounds, most cultures don't really mind others wearing their traditional clothes/etc. as long as they do their research and go about it in a respectful manner. It's when people start desecrating important parts of their culture that it becomes a problem.
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haruchannanase Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I quit Tumblr because of those idiots.
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kiarafan2 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Im beginning to hate tumblr cuz I had for 3 years and followed lots of people, reblog posts, ask on their page and still no motherfucking questions for me!!!
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becmi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Hey Please don't tar us all with the same brush! I am female and use tumblr but I loathe the SJW and modern feminists on there - they spout a load of rubbish and care for no body but themselves. I avoid chat as much as possible and only blog art and other stuff that interests me and my pals. I have so many blocked it's unreal, LOL! But there is some good stuff around there, it is just a huge pain sorting the wheat from the chaff!

Love your stamp!
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Tealinia93 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The difference between Tumblr and 4chan is that 4chan users are perfectly aware that they're being stupid, while Tumblr users are being stupid, but they think they're being smart...

Meanwhile, all I can think is:
"To-Do List: Kill self."
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AlphaMoxley95 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Tumblr sounds like a dark and depressing place where people go to lose their sanity and deny reality. From my expierence on Tumblr, its really been nothing but Social Justice Retards, Gloryfying things such as, mental illness, cutting, and obesity, thousand of self harm photos, white shaming, forced diversity (Which is codeword for anti-white) over 900 different genders and pronouns, ridiculous otherkin stuff , rabid hypocritical feminists, #KillAllMen, Hypersensitive morons, women talking about how video games are misogynistic and sexist, talking about how clapping is ablest, and how gravity is sexist, and just about over 9,000 different things that's wrong with that place

 
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Yokai-no-Red Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015   General Artist
Tumblr was great, before the warriors coming,
it's a really dark place..
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bobbysaypie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Tumblr used to be a great place to look at cool art, comedy, and the general things....

But everything changed when the Social Justice Warriors Attacked...
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Yokai-no-Red Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015   General Artist
This place isn't cool anymore, there are too much psychopaths on it..
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AquosBoost Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
tumblr sjw logic:
"I'm a middle-class cis straight white girl who wants to feel special. I'm going to:
A) Make up some gender that isn't actually a gender. Let's go with me being a Moxie tampon tin. Mox/Moxie/Moxself are my pronouns.
B) Pretend to be some other sexuality/Make up a sexuality so that I look even more oppressed. Yeah, I'm sexually attracted to pianos.
C). Bully a cis straight white man for no other reason than him being a cis straight white man, regardless of his mental health/monetarial status/emotional status, then call it a new movement about me smashing the patriarchy so I don't get any bullshit for it.
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kaboom360 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So true.
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Birchnutter Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Social justice in general: hell yeah!
Tumblr's version of social justice: stop
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Kippishkap Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This.
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pawsu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  New Deviant
Is.
:iconspartaplz:
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Timon-Berkowitz Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
What the hell is supposed to be a 'social justice warrior' and why dopes everyone seem to hate it.  The community I was a part of...  ANYONE talking about gay rights or racial equality was labeled as a SJW and hounded out of the group.  NOw I hear BI people talking about this thing with hate too. and look at the reccomendations to your deviation.  Maybe you can explain this for me?
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Yokai-no-Red Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015   General Artist
If you know Tumblr with their SJWs, you would understand why they are hated, some of the SJWs i seen does the opposite of "equality".
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Timon-Berkowitz Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Well I dont see tumblr.  And I dont think what someone sees on tumblr defines everything.

Im well accuainted with the heavy metal community.  One day a well known person in the community spoke of the word SJW.  was the first time i heard it... and everyone were all suddenly claiming that the metal community were suddenly beset by socially conscious egalitarian kids that were gay-supportive + supportive of feminine rights...  And everyone was absolutely livid.  They were all screaming that 'queers, niggers, and feminist cunts' were polluting heavy metal and needed to be exterminated from the culture.  And they called this all social justice warriors.  When I countered this and told them I was a gay crossdresser  they told me to 'take my SJW bullshit out of heavy metal'

If a 'social justice warrior'  is any person who supports GLBTQ rights and racial equality, or someone who supports transgender freedom... then I very much feel that the use of that term is a form of persecution.
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Birchnutter Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SJWs are all supportive of LGBTQ+ rights, racial equality, transgender rights, woman's rights and all that stuff. However, they take things to the extreme by saying things like the following:

-men deserve to be lower than women
-men can't be raped
-white people are evil
-implying that anyone with light skin tone is considered white
-non-transgender people are evil
-hate people who are white, non-transgender, or straight
-go as far as harassing people FOR WHO THEY ARE

The list goes on, but that's just the icing on the cake for the things I've seen. If you want more examples, you can go on reddit.com/r/tumblrinaction.

I agree that people throw the label around a little too much but the extremists are so common nowadays taking anything seriously is difficult.
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Then they hate me c:
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Timon-Berkowitz Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Hmmmmmm :/  If what you say is true there has to be very very very few of these people.  Because all of their positions are really unpopular.  Ive certainly never met anyone like these people.

There is a point I would like to make though...

there is some truth to a part of this.  If you have an imbalance of power and fairness between one group of people... blacks and whites... then in order to reach equality, you first have to take some of the privilege or resources of one group and move it over to the other until they are equal.  

For example.... the issue of rape.   Men and women can be both raped.  But there is a larger proportion of women being raped by men.  Therefore, if one wants to tackle the issue of rape, it would be important to talk more about the most frequent kind of rape.   We also might want to discuss the issue of gender roles.  Seeing that the role of the man in power, and the woman subservient makes rape of women more common... makes men on men rape a violent act of masculine domination and humiliation, and in fact... leads to male victims of rape being marginalized or not speaking up for fear of embarrassment.

To be honest... I feel that the concept of a SJW as you describe it does not appear to REALLY exist as an individual person... but a social archetype of the adversary that groups of people can point to as a source of their cultural malaise.  I think that if you look at some of the people saying things like 'non-trans are evil', they are probably a limited population of trans individuals fielding in massive torrents of negative comments on the web and working themselves up into an agonized, hyper-defensive position in order to cope.
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graysweed Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that gender is a thing that can go through phases, like sexuality. As a nb identifying person, I honestly don't know if I'll be nb in the future, as I'm still pretty young. and... honestly to me that's okay! It's like how your thoughts on your career choice change as you grow, you know? :) I've seen plenty of dmab people identifying with something other than male on tumblr, but I do understand what you mean by how it's more common for dfab! Maybe it's because dmab have a lot of pressure on them to be "masculine" (which is actually a point that most femenists make.. it has a name but idk what it is) anyways... i probably sound annoying ;=; sorry
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LolitheLeopard Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My idea of "Social Justice" is affordable health care, Child Care, Higher Education, and livable wages for ALL.
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Yokai-no-Red Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015   General Artist
The warriors is specially the reason why i hate Tumblr so much, these are people who complain about the presence of other, they glorify people and degrade others, everyone is not perfect as they claim,

I remember during the Whiteout thing, people have been severely Bashed by the other, the worst part is that they also receive death threats, people want to belittle them only because they exist (and even if they did nothing wrong), if that it's their "justice", 

they does the opposite, they are nothing more but a band of bullyiers.
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Swedens-Fridge Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist
Using.
I agree especially on the racism and cultural appropriation accusations. 
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LivtheShinyVulpix Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
After seeing these idiots on Tumblr... I really wanna troll them.


Really bad.


*makes Tumblr account*
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JeweledFaerie Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
hows that going? :lol:
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LivtheShinyVulpix Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, you know them... Don't listen to reason. XD
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MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd be willing to wager that most or at least half of humanity is in fact, bi and genderfluid. And polyamorous. Look at bonobos. They're our very close cousins, and they behave very "bisexually." "Gender" is socially constructed, so of course it's fluid and malleable!!! You just said that! It varies across times, cultures, etc. People, having gained sufficient awareness to realize that their clothing choices, hobbies, and feelings and mannerisms do not rest on an artificially constructed binary then feel free to call themselves genderfluid. It seems more of a term for the actual reality most people experience (e.g., a guy getting in touch with his "feminine side") than some weird fringe thing. 

People can deny that they have SSA (that infamous study of LGBT hatred being linked to unacknowledged gay impulses) or be socially conditioned to only stoke and follow their hetero desires, but on the whole, as we get less uptight about it, I think these will be the new norm in vocabulary. 

As long as, like the transgender thing, you are not claiming that white privilege and malicious or denigrating cultural appropriation does exist in some contexts, I have no problem with anything you said, because it's true. 
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LordGoom Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is no proof of genderfluidity even being a real thing, and if it is I'm pretty sure it's a mental disorder.
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AquosBoost Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
aight, I'll ask a psychiatrist the same thing. because i was pretty sure a 'mental disorder' was a dehabilitating mental problem that makes everyday life for the individual much harder.

Which, if there was no social construct against genderfluidity that would result in other mental disorders if severe enough, would not be a thing.
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MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your profile says you've been a Deviant for a year. How is it you don't know how to properly reply to a comment chain? *facepalm*

If a person is a guy, do they never have vulnerable or emotional moments? If a person is a girl, do they never have assertive moments? When you have a culture that defines masculinity and femininity as strictly as it does, it's all too easy to pick it apart. 

Can you honestly tell me you've never thought to yourself, I'm just a person? Not so much a gender? You've never ever gotten annoyed at the way people assume something about you because you're a guy? (you must like sports or some other thing) You throw around this word "proof" like people who talk about being genderfluid are somehow not real?

A "mental disorder" is something that gets in the way of functioning on a day to day basis. Genderfluidity in most cases does not do that in the least.
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LordGoom Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You sound like an arrogant asshat. I'm using the deviantart mobile app, which happens to be very confusing and glitchy. Using these stupid terms just further confuses people. 
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LordGoom Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I've never met an actual retarded person before, what's it like wearing a helmet 24/7.
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FrankRT Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They ruined Doctor Who for me, you know!
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GenuinelyTroy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I have a sister, who does nothing but go on Tumblr, and she is SO annoying. Half the time I can't deal with her.
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masterofsmuppets Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
it's a sad time where 4chan/8chan whatever people seem a little less intimidating when compared to the garbage that pour out of tumblr on a daily basis.

but the tumblr crusaders who're also 4chan users are the rudest, most elitist pieces of trash i have ever encountered.
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johnny--poo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so many people on tumblr claim to love astronomy...

... just because galaxies and nebulae are pretty.
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wingedoracle Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
And because all of those stupid zodiac posts no one gives a shit about.
I actually like astronomy, I've been interested since 3rd Grade.
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AquosBoost Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
isn't the zodiac and all that astrology, not astronomy?
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johnny--poo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmm yeah
lol i've loved and known about outer space as long as i can remember too ;)
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it's sad really
ask them if there's a such thing as a red giant and they google it LOL
as them how a solar system is made and they'll bitch about how system sounds like cistem and google the answer
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johnny--poo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and they don't know what a vacuum or a lightyear or a white dwarf is, lol
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heaviestpetter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh yeah, here's the thing. cis and straight people already have rights. they don't have rights revoked from them because they are cis/straight. people of marginalised orientations and gender alignments actually have rights revoked from them for being so and are victims of all sorts of oppression from the said groups.
so, they have every right to be 'cis/heterophobic'. :^) it's like having a boss who treats their workers with minimal respect and if those workers actually stand up for themselves they are at risk of being fired. except in this case it would be getting anything from namecalling to harassment to murder.

if you want 'equal rights for all', you fight for lgbt+ people. not cis/het people. they're already at the top. :^)
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burihamachi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm not fighting for cis/het people ^^  (//wealreadyhaverightsjustsomeofusarehugedouchebags)
I'm sorry but I am very terrible at wording things but I'm speaking about the people whom are ignorant, if you get what I mean? 
I understand what you mean, and I agree very very much, and I apologize if I worded anything wrong????? <: ) 
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heaviestpetter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, okay? i don't understand how that links with your original comment. 
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burihamachi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
SORRY!!! I'm very very bad at this! 
But I mean, I'm against people whom are ignorant about this subject...
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heaviestpetter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay, i'm bad at wording stuff too sometimes. but that doesn't make sense. because what you originally said actually implied that you were one of those ignorant people, you know.
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burihamachi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Did it??? Oh no... Sorry.. I didn't mean that at all.. 
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