Reasons why I’m excited for “Dear White People:”
- Black actors portraying 3-dimensional characters
- Honest social commentary
- Targeted to the college age demographic
- Thorough exploration of the various forms of racism in America
- Tessa Thompson’s voice and Tyler William’s afro wig
Reasons why I’m not excited for “Dear White People:”
- White people calling it racist
- Mainstream media agreeing with the white people calling it racist
someone put into words why i hate when people rib that all homophobic people are just secretly gay
being queer isnt some ironic punishment
THERE WE FUCKIN’ GO
plus it makes it seem like we’re just killing each other and that we’re to blame for all the bullshit we deal with
white girls who want my culture’s bindis and saris and henna
take my skin colour too
and my dark brown lips
take my self-hatred because i don’t fit into the euro-centric ideals of beauty
take the oppression too
take the history of colonization that has devastated my country
and the drones that currently devastate my country
take all the bad stuff too
not just the pretty, shiny, sparky bits
take the ugly, dehumanizing and shitty parts too
my hands always rattle like a train loosing control
when i try to spit the words from my mouth.
rolling stomach, quivering bones, dry throat;
i. am. not —
i am a leaf being buffeted in my fear - shaking,
shaking, s h a k i n g.
i. am. not. straight.
no, it isn’t that quick. the last time i managed to
curl my tongue around that sentence and let it out,
it took me a good ten tries.
and then you laugh and tell me that you don’t
care, that you could not give a shit.
you see, i know you mean well when you say that.
but then you say that yes, maybe you’re a little
uncomfortable now - only a little - but that it’s okay
because “this is only who i am.”
my heart is a hummingbird trying to escape the
cage of my ribs when i hear that. hollow bones —
i want to fly away. you make it sound like if i could
choose, i would choose otherwise. you make it sound
like if only i don’t talk about it, it will go away.
when you tell me that you don’t care you are telling me
to not talk about my love unless it’s for a boy —
you are telling me that i can be whatever i want,
as long as i pretend to you that i am “normal.”
as long as i keep it to myself.
as long as i hide.
you mean well, darling, but you are picking up a
razor blade and slashing a red “wrong” across
who i am.
i am learning that when people tell me they don’t care,
it is my cue to leave, leave, leave.
i must be a bullet that speeds away
from well meaning words that only strangle me.
when they say they don’t care,
i must leave before they realize they do.
i must leave before they start to light a bonfire
at my feet.
Queerbaiting hurts because it’s just authors fucking mocking you for daring to hope that queer subtext might lead to explicit canon queer characters but “nope no representation for you you silly queers it might make cishet people uncomfortable and we value them more”
In stark contrast, Hamas has launched 2612 rockets at Israel in the past 22 days.
"#it’s sad that op does not know that wE ARE ASSIGNED GENDER AT BIRTH TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE PROPER NUTRITION FOR A NEWBORN BOY OR GIRL"
I know omg I know omggggggggggggggggggggggGGGgggGGggGggGggg
newborn boys are fed honey produced by workers, newborn girls are fed royal jelly to transform them into egg-laying queens, in order to start new colonies
fyi ‘satire’ isn’t just ‘hyperbolic exaggeration of the same shit we usually see with a disclaimer that it’s different.’ There actually has to be, like, an element of condemnation in its thesis.
It’s not ironic if it actively celebrates what it’s condemning.
just wanted to put that out there