Quick reminder today is the 1 year anniversary of George Floyd's death. A man that did not deserve to be murdered. Let's continue to honor his legacy by fighting police brutality and systematic racism. Also, any trolls in the comments who want bring up Floyd's past or God forbid claims that he deserve to die, will be blocked. Take your hate somewhere else.
Can we talk about how horrible people treat female comedians. Like the whole 'F in women stands for funny' , is just ignorant, not clever and sexist. Like some these YouTube channels out here really be making 40-50 minute videos of them not laughing at some successful female comedian's stand up just to prove a point. Because those videos definitely not only give woman more attention but money as well from your views. Like, wow Chad, you definitely showed me, I definitely want to see 50 minutes of you being a douche and getting bummed out that some women who is way more successful than you will ever be is filling out theatres, while you cry about feminists, POCs and LGBTQs on your 300k subscribed political channel. You sure showed me. Like this whole idea implies that women comedian is not funny cause of her joke execution, her script, or type of humor but simply the fact that she is a woman. But y'all can listen to male comedians tell the same jokes from their perspective and it's comedic gold. It's the hypocrisy for me, though. Just say you have no original content and go.
Like no y'all criticize people like Jojo Siwa for being childish and hyper at her age but angry at girls the same age or younger than as her acting like grown women. Make up y'all mind. What do y'all want? You demonize young girls for being childish and liking things gear towards younger age groups and you demonize girls for liking things that are too mature for them and acting grown. Please let girls be themselves, society already forces women to grow up quick enough. You guys antagonizing kids and teen for enjoy their youth is dumb and frustrating. And even in general when it comes to communities of color, y'all want kids to stay as kids but then at the same time criticize them for acting like...kids? It's just one big issue between people wanting their children to remain innocent but at the same time not let those children embrace those same enthusiasm and child like wonder and emotions as they grow older. Like gosh I could make a whole essay on it.
Whenever someone tries to use the oppression olympics to shut down your activism, send them a link to this excellent video by Riley J. Dennis <3. Oh and here’s a note too from the editors of Everyday Feminism:
Ever come across a conversation about a social justice issue and wondered: “Don’t you have more important issues to worry about?”
You’re sure not the only one – but before you join the crowd of people asking this question, check out what Riley J. Dennis has to say about it.
Riley gets this question often, and she has a really good point about what you’re missing if you’re demanding to know why someone who cares about one issue isn’t focusing on other important ones.
Activists are really tired of this question – so let’s settle this once and for all.
You are strong. Your feelings are valid. Your memory is trustworthy. If you feel hurt, you have been hurt. If you feel angry, someone has upset you.
Your lived experiences are your own – and you have every right to feel through them and to react to things that have done you harm. You are worthy and capable of being able to trust yourself again.