[TW : Vent about oppression and stupidity]
And how no one seems to give a shit. No one cares to value others, and some of the shit is just ridiculous.
Social justice. That used to fucking mean something, I think. today, I learned people have taken that term and decided to be whiney, oppression-seeking fuckwits.
Can people just stop being completely fucking stupid for a minute and realize that they can be wrong and to value the voices of human beings who have suffered and experienced shit you know nothing about?
I’m lucky. I’m white, cisgender, and male. Atheist, sure, but i’m privileged as fuck. AS FUCK. I’m still learning how to not be a massive douchebag. How to not be racist, or sexist, or misogynistic.
I don’t even know where I’m going with this. I’m just fed up with every single fucking privileged asshole saying that they’re fucking angels compared to everyone they oppress.
There’s a lot of people out there willing to educate you on this. FOR FREE. They are willing to give you pages upon pages of fucking information for FREE. Instead of trying to learn, or saying, ‘Hey, maybe I’m wrong,’ they instead decide to be more oppressive and support more radically oppressive shit.
I don’t even know. I feel awful for people who are actually oppressed who have NO CHOICE but to live EVERY DAY with this bullshit. I’m sorry for the shit privileged individuals do whilst denying their privilege. I’m sorry most of us are still fucking oppressive at times because we were raised and taught by our culture that we are supposed to be this.
I’m going to keep working on improving myself, and trying to be a good ally Not a disingenuous one. I acknowledge I will make mistakes, and I need to listen when I do…My brain is just completely fucking explosive after the shit I’ve read in the past month, but today tipped me over. It’s hard to believe people are this fucking awful.
[TW FOR ANTI-TRANS AND RACIST VIOLENCE AND HATE SPEECH]
SUPPORT CECE MCDONALD!
CeCe McDonald is a young African American transgender woman charged with “second degree murder” after an incident that began when she was violently attacked because of her gender and race.
DROP the charges and FREE CeCe!
CeCe is a creative and energetic person who, before her life was so unjustly interrupted, was studying fashion at MCTC. She had a stable home where she lived with and helped support four other African American youth, her family. CeCe’s family describes her as a leader, a role model, and a loyal friend. She is known as a wise, out-spoken, and welcoming person, with a cheerful disposition and a history of handling prejudice with amazing grace.
Around 12:30 am on June 5, CeCe and four of her friends (all of them black) were on their way to Cub Foods to get some food. As they walked past Schooner’s Bar in South Minneapolis, a man and two women (all of them white) began to yell epithets at them. They called CeCe and her friends ‘faggots,’ ‘niggers,’ and ‘chicks with dicks,’ amongst other things.
As they were shouting, one of the women smashed her drink into the side of CeCe’s face, slicing her cheek open, lacerating her salivary gland, and stinging her eyes with liquor. A fight ensued, with more people joining in. What happened during the fight is unclear, but within a few minutes Dean Schmitz–one of the attackers–had been stabbed.
CeCe was later arrested, and is now falsely accused of murder
For a month, CeCe was kept in solitary confinement “for her own protection”; she had no say in this matter. Finally, she was transferred to a psychiatric unit in the Public Safety Facility. It was nearly two months before she was taken back to a doctor to check up on the wound on her face, which by then had turned into a painful, golf ball-sized lump.
Later on, CeCe’s friends were harassed on the street by people they recognized from the scene of the fight. Individuals circled the block that CeCe’s friends were walking on and called them ‘niggers’ and ‘faggots’ and told them to ‘go back to Africa.’ When they attempted to wave down a passing squad car for assistance, the officer driving the car said he would not help them.
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So wait a minute. White trans* person gets beat up for being trans by black people, and her attackers get 30 years in prison. Black trans* woman gets beat up for being BOTH BLACK AND TRANS, and SHE ENDS UP IN JAIL? AND her friends get racially harassed with no recourse? Fuck the system. Burn it to the ground.
I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.