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- people are calling Kate out on stuff others of us have said and holding her responsible for it even though it wasn’t her that said it

- so many fucking white people invested in making sure we can all agree that the act of taking a Funny Hitler photo is not as racist as blah blee bloo, and if I have to say to myself, what does this remind me of, to be perfectly honest the first thing to come to my mind is the reaction of the male progressive blogosphere to the picture of some Obama staffer groping the cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton and miming forcing beer down her throat, because we all know if a White Dude didn’t mean it That Way then everything is fine and dandy

- somehow saying “I find it really fucking odd that someone wouldn’t say anything about it if they didn’t already know their partner was like this” is the same as saying “Sandra Bullock owes us all an explanation and if she doesn’t give us one she is no better than her husband”, except that those two things are in fact not the same at all

- white people’s handwaving about what is and is not racism, and what is and is not as bad as what else, is just so much “pay no attention to the oppression behind the curtain”; let’s all re-focus our attention off of racism and back onto what white people think about racism and the hierarchy of where you fall on “I’m not a bad person really” instead of owning our shit and trying to change something for fuck’s sake

- people being perfectly willing to speculate, based on evidence that he probably thinks Nazis are awesome, that Jesse James is an abusive partner, but it is just beyond the pale to speculate that Sandra Bullock may have been aware of, and in fact may have condoned, the Nazi shit

- the implication all over the goddamn place like the elephant in the middle of the living room that we all tiptoe around that Sandra Bullock’s lack of male privilege erases her white privilege, that somehow we as a society should not expect her to speak out against bigotry whenever she has the opportunity because she is a woman–yes there is a sexist history of assuming that women share their husbands’ politics, but this is coming from a different place than that, I can’t say it right I’m sure because it’s three o’clock in the goddamn morning but the thing is, I expect white people to speak up against this shit when given the chance because it is not people of color’s job to end racism, they didn’t start the shit, it’s on us to do it, and yes, to be perfectly fucking clear, if a white person is handed on a silver platter (or a silver-plated shit platter, let’s be honest, if you are a decent person finding out you’re married to someone who thinks Nazis are awesome is not going to be a pleasant experience) the opportunity to speak out against racism and doesn’t take it, you bet your ass I start to wonder why

- my pasty white ass saying the same thing people of color have said a million fucking different ways gives white people epiphanies

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Date: 2010-04-03 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ginmar.livejournal.com
God, I love it when some women use racism as an excuse to hide behind when they bash another woman. Got a news flash for you: you're sexist. While you're busy masturbating over racism and how enlightened you are, you and Kate are saying exactly the same shit that noxious little frat boy said last week about girls who have five drinks and go to frat parties.

I don't know why Kate had such a hardon for Bullock but it's kind of funny that you're complaining about progressive dudes when you're the one here who's attackin somebody. People at SP are practically calling her a Nazi and a racist now.
Edited Date: 2010-04-03 04:56 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2010-04-03 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slythwolf.livejournal.com
It has seemed to me for a long time that you have been willfully misunderstanding what I'm saying and putting words in my mouth. You are going to have to stop it or we will not be able to be friends anymore.

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Date: 2010-04-03 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] journalfag.livejournal.com
I had a live in boyfriend who hid that shit from me quite successfully. He was, in fact, a neo nazi fuckhead. He also lied to me about his name, stole 800 dollars from me and I didn't find out until later.

Nice to know what people would think of me after learning that.

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Date: 2010-04-03 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slythwolf.livejournal.com
I think I might have missed the part where you're a famous privileged white lady with an obligation to speak out against racism. Or are we in bizarro world today?

I don't know, maybe someone could point out to me where I said I "think" anything "of" Sandra Bullock.

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Date: 2010-04-03 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] journalfag.livejournal.com
I will after you point out to me where I said that's what you'd think of me.

I can't even get my posts posted at these other sites.

Fame makes one obligated? That, to me, it what's bizarre. It continues to raise famous people into hero status. They have a wider audience, that's for sure. But I don't really care for the idea that racism/sexism are pop culture trends, which is what happens frequently when famous people speak out against or for something. It fades as soon as their fame fades.

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