lemme go off a bit that “female celebrities claim not to be feminists/push a watered down version of feminism because it’s fucking unsafe” post is so bad aight listen while misogynist backlash does prevent many women from having a voice i need yall to understand that a) you can’t be a capitalist (celebrity!!) and a feminist and b) advocating revolutionary feminism isn’t supposed to be safe or comfortable and risking your life for liberation is a necessity and c) it is not within a capitalist’s interest to be anything but a liberal feminist because liberalism doesn’t threaten their marketability (they’ll pretend to be about feminism if it doesn’t threaten their paychecks) and d) cease with this middle class doodoo water and realize that these celebrities will advocate for anything without acting in accordance to inciting a revolution if turning these radical movements into cute accessories will get them some more coins in they pocket (which it does cuz yall keep fallin for it) rite now immediately. anyways have a nice sunday/monday/whatever day it iz in ya timezone thank you very muchington.
Unfortunately, not paying attention to race and gender does not make gender-race inequalities go away, precisely because these inequalities are institutionalized and not just ideas in people’s heads.
How to like problematic things
- know they’re problematic
- know why they’re problematic
- don’t dismiss people’s feelings/dissatisfaction with them
- don’t silence people when they’re talking about the problems in your media, because your enjoyment is not more important than that discussion.
ppl who think that saying “I love you” to someone a lot makes it lose it’s meaning are so boring literally what could make you think that? if someone tells you they love you like 3 times in an hour it means that 3 separate times they were sitting there and thinking about you and how wonderful you are like. smh. say I love you to everyone that you love as often as possible bc sometimes it’s easy to forget that there are people who love you
Science is a social construct, science cannot exist without being a social construct, and if you think that you can examine science without considering the epistemology and how science is used to enforce the truths of existing power structures, you're part of the problem.
Power creates truth and don’t you forget it.
Power doesn’t equal truth. Theories backed up with evidence = Truth. No matter how much power you have, you cannot change the facts in order to suit your beliefs.
Right, power does not equal truth. As I said, power relations allow one to create truth. The “truths” of Economics, for example, or the “truths” of history.
People change “truth” to suit their beliefs all the time. Psychology is a great example, in that it can selectively pathologize things essentially at will. Sex is another great example; the power of western binary conceptions of sex creates an apparently unshakable and indisputable system of understanding the world backed up by supposed science. Girls and boys are all that exist and you can trace everything back to the being as girl or being as boy.
Power allows you to change what is considered fact and what isn’t, and that is one of the core ways power determines truth.