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Why the furry hate?

Furry hate seems to mostly stem from ignorance, but given that for a lot of people on the internet, randomly stumbling on furry porn is how they got their “introduction” to the fandom in the first place, it’s not hard to see why they wouldn’t try to reach out and learn more about the fandom.

They assume the furry fetish = the furry fandom. And since it’s usually only furries who will tell them otherwise, they get on just fine being wrong about that. Like a lot of things in the world, the less you know, the less you realize how much you don’t know. 

If any of you non-furries out there simply can’t wrap your head around why tens of thousands of people personally identify with a walking, talking animal (not that every furry has a fursona, nor that every furry treats them as a projection of their inner self). that’s a good clue that there’s a lot more to the fandom than you know.

Whether you care to find out more is up to you. But if you know about the furry fetish, you’ve already seen the worst the fandom has to offer.


gamer nerds are so dramatic

I get why people have a problem with her (hell, every time I look at her she’s giving that damn smug “I know everything and I’m totally schooling you on it right now, CHECK YOUR PRIVELEGE” look) but she brings up good points. The problem is… right after talking about how terrible the sexualized dead women posters are, she goes off equally on women in Bioshock wearing era-appropriate dress as “sexualized” where men aren’t. She has just as much reason to be pissed off that men still wear suits while women wear dresses that show cleavage. One thing is totally unreal and disgusting, bringing my attention to something I didn’t even know about, and the other dumped all that credibility on something so small and stupid she should have never brought it up.

It’s hard to see her talking points as legitimate when she gives equal time and attention to stuff that only a professional victim Tumblrette would ever agree with. It’s the kind of thing that results in only being able to get agreement and support from people who are just as crazy as you, and considering that the whole point of those videos is spreading awareness, the only awareness she’s spreading is about how insane she is and how we shouldn’t trust her or anything she says. To the point where those of us who DO see the important talking points in her videos are written off simply because it’s connected to such a poisonous persona.

(Source: caseymalone)



When will they learn


They garner attention & some even profit off of shit like this. Folks love to see black folks act like this. It pretty much solidifies the image they have of us already thinkin that were “violent animals” that are incapable of controlling ourselves EVEN THOUGH the shit was provoked like a mothafucka. Smh…..

Why turn to violence, though?

Not to say this guy doesn’t deserve a good punch to the face, but it’s basically two eyes for an eye. The world goes blind twice as fast. Those jokes aren’t perpetuating harmful stereotypes, they’re funny because we realize they’re absurd and wrong. What DOES perpetuate harmful stereotypes? Assaulting someone for saying something you don’t like.

White guy is a rude dick, then black guy breaks the law for revenge. I’m not rooting for either side here, I think they both suck.

(Source: white-people-be-like)







Minimum wage should be linked to the poverty level. 

This is basic economic fact.

A business that claims it can’t afford to pay a living wage to its workers is admitting that by definition it fails to meet its basic operating expenses. That major multinational corporations can be “successful” while failing to meet a basic operating expense is only possible because We The People pick up their greedy/lazy slack through taxes and charity. 

And yet somehow it’s everybody else who’s a moocher and a looter…

And this corrosive greed is a big part of what’s slowly poisoning the U.S. economy. Money being hoarded at the top and put in “safe” investments and bank accounts is money that does nothing for no one. It’s just an elaborate means of keeping score. Money put into the hands of the workers does what money is meant to do: it circulates. It gets spent. The same dollar will go through dozens of sets of hands, touching dozens of lives, feeding dozens of people and sparking profits for dozens of businesses. The same dollar, in the hands of the rich, will generally do… nothing. It won’t create jobs. It won’t fund innovations. It won’t start businesses.

Less than 1% of corporate revenues become wages for workers. Less than 3% of the wealthy are actually entrepreneurs (people who risk their money on business ventures that create jobs). 

But 100% of the working class spends their money. That money creates jobs. That money fuels innovations. That money becomes profits. That money keeps the economy ticking.

We have been lied to about who are the parasites and who are the drivers of the economy. We have largely accepted a view of money as a means of keeping score and the economy as something that must have winners and losers, rather than money being a proxy for barter and an economy being a way to divide the labor of society and distribute the load of living

#poverty #classism

"A business that claims it can’t afford to pay a living wage to its workers is admitting that by definition it fails to meet its basic operating expenses."

"Less than 1% of corporate revenues become wages for the workers."

And yesterday my dad was debating with me and practically said that we should cut the size of the government in half and let corporations have more power. No joke, he really says this shit.




Girl meets world addresses Cultural appropriation

this is actually embarassingly wrong, though. sure, she looks tacky but this is a purely white liberal construct we’re looking at here. generally speaking, people in contemporary japan aren’t going to see something like that as misappropriation, and it hardly makes sense to even try to look at it that way because harajuku is, you know, a shopping district that sells mass produced clothing. maybe this girl is doing something else noxious in the episode, but what’s presented here just isn’t that.

there is of course a line in the sand, and in this case in specific it’s basically between nicki minaj and gwen stefani. nicki was, and maybe still does, calling herself harajuku barbie because she’s drawn a lot of inspiration for her looks from the bright, colourful styles of the district. a district in a wealthy industrialized nation. there’s no real difference between that and calling herself rodeo drive barbie or camden square barbie. gwen stefani, you know, was paying asian women to follow her around like ornaments. that’s a problem.

i get kind of suspicious when people, especially in mainstream tv, overwhelmingly go after “weaboos” as soft targets because it seems like a smokescreen to avoid going after the actually deeply troublesome and normalized acts of commodifying and trivializing marginalized groups.

also, a teacher dragging a teenage girl that hard in front of her entire class is fucked up.

I saw this like seven times yesterday scrolling on my phone and wasn’t about to start on it from there - but yeah pretty much what you said. People are ready to leap on those they perceive as weeaboos but people forget or ignore that Harajuku (and anime) is for sale.

Love of my life Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is the official Ambassador of Kawaii, as in it is a real part of her fashion-fused-musical-career as ordained by the government to promote Japanese kawaii culture and Harajuku fashions to the rest of the world in an effort to bump international attention, tourism, and sales. There are without a doubt social movements/ideas particular to the culture embedded in the different areas of Japanese fashion and act as a response to the culture - but frankly, overall, a lot of Japanese fashion is fashion. It exists for an aesthetic; it exists for expression; it exists for influence and ultimately consumption; and today more than ever it exists for export.

Sitting around and pointing a finger at every Japanese fashion labeling it as deeply intrinsic and important and special and exclusive to the culture is harmful; by doing so you are denying a contemporary creative base the autonomy to evolve and speak for itself. “Japan is a land of tradition” yeah, okay, but it doesn’t live in a fucking vacuum trembling from fear of the peeking gaijin.

What is happening here is a young girl is dressed in a fashion she cannot identify, which can be a case of cultural appropriation when “plagiarizing and/or thieving” is the mode of operation. For example: Someone latching on to a visual they saw while watching a Japanese film/whatever then went on to claim the style as their own creation and started selling it without ever acknowledging their influences or affirming the creatives whose work they are leeching from. Which is of course a lot to assume of a middle schooler to be intentionally doing. 

And that is totally Cory laying the smack down on his own daughter in front of an entire class. Double messed up. 

Bolded for highlight because I know a lot of people won’t read it otherwise.

(Source: lettuce-ghost)

Is anyone else tired of…

Those stupid pop-culture mashup shirts? I mean, holy crap are they getting out of hand at this point.

It used to be, the only reason you’d do one is if you had a cool idea for putting two IPs together in a way that really made sense.

Just now I looked at the current daily shirts on the Yetee, and no surprise here, one of them is Game of Thrones characters in SNES Mario Kart style. Can anyone explain this? I mean seriously… I don’t read/watch Song of Ice and Fire related stuff so maybe there’s something I’m missing out on, but I really doubt it. There’s nothing visually or thematically connecting Mario Kart with Game of Thrones. It’s absolutely absurd, just a totally random mashup of two currently very popular ‘geeky’ things with a dose of nostalgia mixed in in a horrible grasp for extra attention and sales.

It’s insulting to see on its own, but this is hardly an outlier in the geeky shirt world. Every new Loot Crate comes packed with another ridiculous, unnecessary geek culture mash-up. Transformers+Back To The Future? SURE, WHY NOT. No need to even come up with a witty pun on some reference in the movie tied in with transformers, Optimus McFly or Marty McPrime or something will do just fine. Just… stick one well-known thing from franchise A next to one from franchise B. I’m sure the fools will go nuts for it.

Not like it’s just a concept I can’t stand in general… but when your shirt is toad characters kitted out with Attack on Titan gear flying towards a giant Mario looking sort of like that one ‘muscles on the outside’ titan you always see, there’s SOMETHING WRONG. It’s a clear cash grab, and one that’s obviously working since people keep making that crap. 

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