tfw someone reblogs a bunch of stuff from you and you’re like “aw yay” and then they reblog something intensely stupid and it’s time to question your existence again
I cannot believe that this kind of thing has to be said, but here is a quick list of some of the AAVE terms that I see whites using that they need to stop, now. This is just stuff I see on tumblr or in…
I don’t know whether the OP was actually being serious, or just trolling. Sadly, it has got to the point where I absolutely have no idea. What confuses me though is this. It is not okay for white people to use AAVE, but it is okay for any other non-whites too.
It’s been pointed out several times to the OP that “y’all” is southern slang, and not just an AAVE thing. And saying that only POC can use “thirsty?” What???? That’s a word to describe “I need a drink” “I am parched.”
A lot of those are in use in slang outside of America. To say that those people cannot use it is a totally, mad concept. (And before I get screams of “ABLEISM” from the SJW community I HAVE a mental illness, and a serious one at that. Do not tell me what words I cannot use. It is not your place, nor will it ever be. You do not speak for me, or for others living with my condition. EVER.)
see, “thirsty” in AAVE slang use means something different than needing a drink and maybe if you don’t know that then you aren’t an expert on black American cultures and thus shouldn’t be laying down the law
I mean, I’m no expert either but I do know that the conversation about non-black PoC using AAVE is going on as we speak, it’s not nearly as simple as “it is okay for any other non-whites too”
but you apparently don’t know that either which means you really just don’t know what you’re talking about, at all, and you need to sit down
idk if I would have spent even two dollars on Jurassic Park III but now I can have it on my shelf next to Jurassic Park and that makes a statement that is very important to me
I am so ready for shoddy build quality and deferred maintenance to stop being secondary antagonists in adventure movies btw
oh no the rope’s fraying/the screw’s stripped/the cement’s crumbling, however will Our Heroes make it out of this situation, I sure haven’t seen anything like this before, yawn
also has anyone ever seen anyone actually die from a busted whatever, like, does this ever have any effect on anything whatsoever beyond padding the running time
today I rented one of those carpet cleaners from the store and it worked pretty okay but the tank runs out every two minutes, oh god so many refills I am so tired, I don’t fall asleep in chairs but I almost want to right now
found Jurassic Park III at the thrift store the other day for two dollars, it’s bad but it has dinosaurs and Sam Neill and it’s about the speed my brain will go
it’s too bad Laura Dern’s not in it very much though, by comparison Tea Leoni is even more annoying than usual — this is why you need more than one female character in the main cast, otherwise the only one there might be disappointing (actually everyone is annoying except Sattler and Grant but Leoni is the loudest and has Kate Gosselin’s old hair)
I want to make a blog that’s just taking all those shitty tumblr comics about how trigger warnings are censorship and you should just, like, DO WHAT YOU LOVE MAAAAAAAN WHO CARES ABOUT MONEY, and going over them with red lines to correct all the shitty art
i would read this so hard
"Ableism isn’t a list of words!!!!"
Well neither is racism/homophobia/transphobia/oppression for just about every other minority group out there but you all hate people using derogatory slurs against those so fucking stop with the ableist slurs and justifying your use with “it’s just a word” fucks sake
i just want to add that many of the posts critiquing the list-of-words mentality are by disabled ppl upset that abled ppl’s involvment begins and ends with language. disabled ppl upset that abled ppl write screeds about ableist langauge and act like that means their shit don’t stink. disabled ppl upset that abled ppl get passes on being openly ableist in a multitude of ways as long as they avoid certain words (gonna add here that i’ve had to correct MULTIPLE “ableist language” posts for actually being disgustingly ableist, several of which were, yes, written by abled ppl). disabled ppl upset that words with questionable histories are conflated with slurs. disabled ppl upset that language issues always seem to be the priority and not just one aspect of our oppression.
this should be a conversation btwn disabled ppl, not an ultimatum with the assumption that anyone who disagrees must be abled and definitely not an ultimatum made by abled ppl.
also honestly please don’t compare oppressions it never ends well. like for instance, yeah uh people do justify using racist, homophobia, and transphobic slurs all the time.
yeah I mean if you ask someone to stop using ableist slurs and they’re like “aren’t there more important problems” then they suck but if they act like words are the only problem then they also suck
people will blog about other tumblr users who they don’t want to see on their dash and I get why 99% of the time they don’t name names but I wish they did so I would know who to avoid
and also who to curse with an inability to open food packages without the contents flying everywhere, like, these things are so much easier with a specific target