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[lafinjack]
Whadda ya mean, February will be Black History Month? What about White History Month?!
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[User Picture]From: lafinjack
2013-01-28 09:34 pm (UTC)

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From: saloonperfume
2013-01-28 09:34 pm (UTC)

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AND WHY IS THERE NO WHITE ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION!?!?!
[User Picture]From: dustyshakleford
2013-01-28 09:40 pm (UTC)

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WET sounds like a porn channel.
[User Picture]From: onedotfour
2013-01-28 09:50 pm (UTC)

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lol
[User Picture]From: fairwells
2013-01-28 10:20 pm (UTC)

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lmao
[User Picture]From: ccat50
2013-01-28 10:47 pm (UTC)

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lol
[User Picture]From: 69love_songs
2013-01-28 09:35 pm (UTC)

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hey mens rights are pretty under-represented too!
[User Picture]From: lafinjack
2013-01-28 09:51 pm (UTC)

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Men get raped too!
[User Picture]From: unearthingbone
2013-01-28 10:15 pm (UTC)

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well, that fact that men experience sexual violence IS true...
[User Picture]From: shechoselove
2013-01-28 10:20 pm (UTC)

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Who's disputing that?
From: saloonperfume
2013-01-28 10:38 pm (UTC)

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Nobody, but it is being cast in a humorous light which is in pretty bad taste.
[User Picture]From: shechoselove
2013-01-28 10:54 pm (UTC)

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I can't say I disagree there. D:
[User Picture]From: lafinjack
2013-01-28 11:12 pm (UTC)

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But making light of racism in the original post is OK?
From: saloonperfume
2013-01-28 11:18 pm (UTC)

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Yes, making fun of "racism against white people" seems much more acceptable to me than mocking sexual and emotional violence that actually happens, regardless against which gender. There is a line there.
[User Picture]From: lafinjack
2013-01-28 11:29 pm (UTC)

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To be clear, we were making fun of men's rights activists, under which umbrella the issue of men being raped falls. It's the same as making fun of racism against white people, except with a different issue. We weren't making fun of rape, we were making fun of people who use men being raped as a wedge issue.
From: saloonperfume
2013-01-28 11:32 pm (UTC)

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Well, I think the important difference here is that racism against white people is NOT a very real problem, whereas men getting raped actually is. The one I can reduce to a "wedge issue" and the other I cannot, regardless of who is bringing it up and why.
[User Picture]From: lafinjack
2013-01-28 11:36 pm (UTC)

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Racism against white people is about as big of an issue percentage-wise of racism overall as men being raped is of sexual assault overall.
From: saloonperfume
2013-01-28 11:42 pm (UTC)

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Where did you get that from that you say it with such conviction? Because I don't buy it. How would you figure the percentage of racism against white people to begin with, and also the amount of rape that goes unreported against men is huge so it's not like you have a strong figure there, either. So I don't even understand HOW you could compare the two, and since they're two entirely different issues I don't understand trying to compare them to begin with. Again, rape = real problem, racism against whites = not.
[User Picture]From: lafinjack
2013-01-28 11:43 pm (UTC)

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No white person has been racism'd against?
From: saloonperfume
2013-01-28 11:46 pm (UTC)

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Well, that depends on who you ask if you want to get technical. Some people would argue that no, they haven't. I don't really endorse that theory but I still think claiming whites have experienced racism to any really serious degree overall is pretty laughable and I'd bet my life that the incidence of rape against men is not only much larger and undisclosed, but also has a much more serious impact on the lives involved than any supposed reverse racism.
[User Picture]From: lafinjack
2013-01-28 10:20 pm (UTC)

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We do, but it's often brought up during discussions focused on women to try and derail the conversation.
[User Picture]From: badgerly
2013-01-28 09:37 pm (UTC)

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That's every month, bb.
[User Picture]From: onedotfour
2013-01-28 09:50 pm (UTC)

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why do ppl say that?
[User Picture]From: badgerly
2013-01-28 09:51 pm (UTC)

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Say ... what?
[User Picture]From: onedotfour
2013-01-28 09:53 pm (UTC)

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that its every month, how is it every month?
[User Picture]From: badgerly
2013-01-28 10:00 pm (UTC)

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People don't say that, I just said it. Tongue in cheek, but really? It's like someone saying "why isn't there a white Christian male day?" Because, um, what day isn't a white Christian male day? Or holding straight pride parades. The dominant paradigm may not get a specific holiday or month to celebrate and educate others about them, but they don't need one. I mean, really.

Edited at 2013-01-28 10:01 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2013-01-29 01:08 am (UTC)

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how is it not?
[User Picture]From: onedotfour
2013-01-29 01:55 pm (UTC)

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well theres asian american/ pacific islander heritage month in may, breast cancer awareness month in october, hispanic heritage month in september, and gay pride month in june so white people month cant be every month :P
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2013-01-29 03:30 pm (UTC)

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;) being purely literal, you have a point. but the history of many countries (including the US) as it's traditionally recorded focuses on what white men did, so in that sense every time traditional history is discussed, it's largely all about the white men.
[User Picture]From: onedotfour
2013-01-29 03:51 pm (UTC)

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I win!
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2013-01-29 04:08 pm (UTC)

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;o
[User Picture]From: lafinjack
2013-01-28 09:56 pm (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: badgerly
2013-01-28 10:03 pm (UTC)

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I seriously had no idea that would be such a controversial, popcorn-worthy statement. O.o
[User Picture]From: lafinjack
2013-01-28 10:18 pm (UTC)

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Not at you, at them.
[User Picture]From: badgerly
2013-01-28 10:23 pm (UTC)

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Ah. Roger.
[User Picture]From: anchellada
2013-01-28 09:59 pm (UTC)

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because white people rule the world obvs.
[User Picture]From: 69love_songs
2013-01-30 01:47 pm (UTC)

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'cause it's true!
[User Picture]From: dustyshakleford
2013-01-28 09:38 pm (UTC)

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What about Orange History Month? All those people with extreme spray tans are being left out.
[User Picture]From: lafinjack
2013-01-28 09:57 pm (UTC)

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I'm torn between wanting to appreciate Orange people and not wanting to appreciate John Boehner.
[User Picture]From: pirahan
2013-01-28 09:46 pm (UTC)

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Whyyyy are you reminding me??
[User Picture]From: salamandertoast
2013-01-28 09:47 pm (UTC)

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ugh ikr it's kinda like how there's all that gay pride stuff but how come we don't get straight pride parades?
[User Picture]From: lafinjack
2013-01-28 09:51 pm (UTC)

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Irish people get a parade and I don't? They're as white as me!
[User Picture]From: yes_justice
2013-01-29 07:02 pm (UTC)

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"why do those gay people have to display their sexual in public, you don't see straight people doing that"

Someone actually seriously said this to me.
[User Picture]From: lafinjack
2013-01-29 08:23 pm (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: yes_justice
2013-01-29 08:44 pm (UTC)

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Precisely. Mine was from an ivy leaguer.
[User Picture]From: cpb1220
2013-01-29 12:24 am (UTC)

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Ikr it's almost as bad as Women's History Month.