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Anonymous said: Regarding the whole feminism debacle, don't you think that a website like Cracked should probably not take sides on issues like this and begin alienating fans?

thisdanobrien:

[Speaking on behalf of myself and not Cracked-at-Large, the policies and shape of which are not under my sole jurisdiction.]

I’m not talking/thinking about every sub-faction of feminism and every misguided protest or action that has resulted from a misinterpretation OF feminism, because feminism is such a huge thing and, as Soren pointed out, not everyone is going to be getting it right, all the time. There will be feminist spin-off groups that don’t quite grasp the message, there will be groups that pervert and distort it for their own agenda, and there will be groups that go overboard and so on, but that is true of literally every movement (civil rights-related, political, religious or otherwise) in the history of time.

I’m by no means an expert, which is why I’m trying to learn, but what I think about when I talk about feminism is what I remember being articulated to me by my sisters-in-law and what I saw/see embodied by my Mom’s example (and my Dad’s, for that matter), and it’s a really simple and clear message to me: Equal political, economic and social rights for men and women. There are smaller and more specific aspects of this broader conversation that are a particular focus of mine (representation in fiction/pop culture, educating people to help make an America where a woman can walk down the street at night feeling exactly as safe as I do, every night of my freaking life [which is to say, very]), but the core remains the same:  Equality where it doesn’t currently exist.

So, when you talk about “taking sides,” my knee-jerk response is, uh, what’s your side? I’m not trying to be glib here. I could be wrong but, according to my slow, caveman brain, if my side is equality for men and women then the other side must be inequality, right? And if that’s the case, then, no, I don’t feel any responsibility to give the other side representation in my writing. There’s the potential that in doing so I’ll be alienating readers that either want men to have more rights than women or women to have more rights than men, but that’s a risk I’m absolutely fine with.

What I've Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings

blacksupervillain:

dynastylnoire:

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

a comment on the article:

past year, 33 police officers were killed by firearms, where as the amount of “justifiable homicides” by police is over 300. In Seattle in 2012, 20% of the homicides in the entire city that year were committed by police officers. That’s fucked and that’s institutional.

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princessbellybutton:

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fats:

sterlingsea:

deidaras-handmouths:

sterlingsea:

lol “skinny shaming” 

do I get made fun of sometimes for being so thin? yeah

oh but also literally every online clothing store model is my size, my size is on every billboard, I don’t have to pay extra just to get clothes that fit me, my doctor assumes I’m healthy and takes my complaints seriously, no one makes me feel bad for eating as much as I want, people destroy their bodies trying to look like me, and for every person who teases me for being thin 10 more people ask me how they can get down to my size - regardless of whether of not that’s feasible or healthy for them.

but oh no Nicki said something mean about you oh boo hoo.

this argument is trash

you don’t slam one body type to make another feel good and nicki’s been saying all sorts of fucked up shit lately

bruh nice rebuttal to a “trash” argument lol

first of all “nicki’s been saying all sorts of fucked up shit lately.” um. relevancy?  I’m addressing hurt ass skinny girls whining about Nicki saying “fuck skinny girls.” sooo why would you bring up something literally no one is talking about?  what were we saying about trash arguments?

that irony aside, sit your ass down and reread what I wrote.

I said, skinny shamming doesn’t exist.

I’m going to teach you something. Tacking “shamming” onto another word implies that there is a social pattern of that behavior. If there is a social pattern, it is driven by social forces. Which makes it a wide scale social issue.

If you can’t follow that, this is how I usually explain the concept of privilege and systemic oppression: 

You’re in a room. In this room, you experience discrimination because of your social status (because you’re white, because you’re rich, because you’re skinny, a man, straight, cis, neurotypical, etc).  If you leave the room, how likely are you to ever experience this discrimination again? And once you’ve left the room, how likely are you to experience the opposite (having highest likelihood of employment, being represented in the majority of media despite being a minority, not being profiled because of your social status, not having your life threatened because of your social status,etc).  Was this clearly an isolated event, or something everyone of this social status experiences daily?

So you’re in a room with Nicki Minaj and she says “FUCK SKINNY GIRLS.”  Ouch. Your feelings. You are so oppressed. All of this skinny shamming. What will you do. 

You leave the room.

You leave the room and oops skinny girls are the overwhelming majority represented in every billboard, movie, tv show, advertisement, magazine, music video, and art gallery - even though they are clearly in the minority of the population. You go shopping. Every mannequin is in your size or close to it.  Every store orders clothing in your size, and it’s not more expensive than the other sizes. You pass 30 advertisements telling you that you need to be skinnier. You look like the after picture in all of these. You go out to eat. No one gawks at you, or suggests you go on a diet to change your size. No one laughs at you, or takes a picture of you without your permission just because you weigh what you weigh and you’re eating in public.  People come up to you and commend you for your size.  They ask for advice. There are people destroying their bodies to look just like you! You go to the doctor, the doctor takes all of your complaints seriously and doesn’t just tell you to lose weight and come back. Bonus: you’re more likely to get hired than a fat person, on a dating website more people are likely to give you a high rating/contact you, you experience way less online harassment for your weight, and you earn more!

So is there a social pattern of discrimination against skinny people? Nope.  Are their society-given privileges for skinny people? Yep.

So is skinny shamming real? Nope.

It’s not a thing.

It’s in your head.

And if all you can do is listen to Nicki celebrate a group of women that are almost never given time to shine - especially in light of the fact that society has been celebrating skinny girls trying to shake their asses while ignoring/mocking the women who actually have asses to shake - and cry about how you weren’t included/this is probably the one time someone isn’t going to reward you for being skinny, then yah. I’m not taking you seriously. Boo hoo. Rivers. Cry me them.

Now go away.

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I’m a little emotional about this post <3 

nice friend person:

hey, how've you been?

me:

capitalism is crushing me. i am barely surviving. i am full of toxic resentment. i want revenge.

socialjusticekoolaid:

What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 

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and sure, i&#8217;m posting this one by itself because my hair looks a-freaking-mazing in it.

princessbellybutton:

pretty vivid.

dggus:

i talk a lot of shit for someone who can’t choose rude dialogue options in games because i’m scared of hurting a characters feelings

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codyjohnston:

thisdanobrien:

codyjohnston:

nilincartierwellsfuyutsukifanfic:

[white person voice] im colorblind. i dont see race.

I am literally colorblind and I still see race, because many people are many different races. So I’m told. Can’t really tell. (colorblind)

Hahah Cody’s legit colorblind though, hahaha.

Hey Cody what number is this?

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Hahaha you can’t even tell that’s a number right there. It’s 29 you stupid joke.

Joke’s on you, that number is 29. I saw it with my own eyes. It’s made up of dots of… colors. One or more of the famous colors. You know the ones I’m talking about.

Right-Wing Fakes Officer Wilson Injury In Latest Attempt To Blame Michael Brown (IMAGES)

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mr-cappadocia said: So why does Cracked CONSTANTLY push Feminist propaganda so hard? And let's not bullshit ourselves. You do. Just yesterday you published five articles. Two specifically referenced either Feminism or Feminist backed statistics. Conversely whenever you cover anything related to the opposition you not only mislead about their views... you straight up fucking lie about them and people let you get away with it because you're a "humor magazine". So I'm wondering why you propagandize *so hard*. Why?

sorenbowie:

jetpackexhaust:

codyjohnston:

thisdanobrien:

hereinidaho:

Because we’re true believers! 

Let me take this moment to say how Cracked could have gone another direction 7 or 8 years ago, a more Maximy, Booby Gallery of the Day direction if not for the steadfast resistance of David Wong and Jack O’Brien. I barely acknowledge the side that opposes feminism, but Wong goes out of his way to understand people who are mad at feminists, and he writes about those views with more sensitivity and understanding that I could ever muster. 

To sum up: We don’t have an explicit agenda but if one comes across, It’s not one I’m ashamed of. 

Kristi is a liar. I remember the meeting where the Cracked brain trust sat down and was like “From now on let’s occasionally post articles that either directly or conspiratorially tangentially support equal rights for women so we can accomplish our ultimate end goal: Hack into the penis of every man and make it a smaller penis, or a penis that is otherwise laughable for a different reason upon which we all agree. It almost sounds TOO easy,” Jack said, as he (via the mainframe) hacked a young Robert Brockway’s penis. “I think my wife deserves my respect,” the now-neutered Brockway yelped.

#LaughablePenisRights

#NotAllLaughablePenises

It is weird that we do it so constantly, when everybody knows that people only deserve equal rights and treatment between the hours of4 and 7 pm on alternate February the 29ths. At first we worried that we couldn’t cover it all with our current propaganda budget, but we were able to transfer some funding to supporting feminism from our “Don’t be an asshole” budget because it turns out they overlap completely.

Look, I get it buddy. You’re pissed off because you’ve tried to be a good person your whole life and still you feel like you’ve been consistently stripped of the things you thought were guaranteed , and now there is a whole organized movement saying you still have too much, that you, just trying to live your life, is an affront to an entire gender. That’s a shitty feeling, but here’s the thing: no one is actually trying to take anything from you. That sickening feeling you have that your being robbed of basic human rights, there are people around you in your life who are feeling a worse version of that everyday. If you don’t believe me, look at any of the secret camera videos women have taken on the street to catch the verbal abuse they suffer, listen to any of the stories of guys who touch women on crowded trains and then smile at them as they leave because they know there’s nothing she can do about it, read any of the millions of accounts from human beings about the exhausting and demoralizing abuse they put up with every day. And you might not be the guy making them feel that way, I hope you’re not, but holy shit, you can actually help. You can help other people instead of standing in their way because it feels like another inconvenience. Finally, even if the absolute worse case scenario is true: this is one big conspiracy, Cracked and feminists and a huge chunk of the Internet are villainizing men unfairly and creating a culture where you’re no longer allowed to even voice your opinions without people getting angry- even if all of that is true- isn’t that worth preventing an inarguably high percentage of sexual abuse and dangerous objectification of your daughter/ your sister/ your wife? 

Not all the stabs at equality will be smart, or entirely on point or even helpful. This form of feminism is new, chillingly new for how long this shit has been going on, and not everyone is good at it yet, but holy shit, friend, how can you argue against the aim of basic respect for another human being?

XOXO,

Soren