i dont get offended at white people jokes even though im white because:
- i can recognize white people as a whole have systemically oppressed POC in america, which is where i live
- most people when they make white people jokes only mean the shitty white people and i am not a shitty white person
- im not a pissbaby
my white friends that have reblogged this give me life
you know how much pressure there is on girls to be good at every video game they play, because if they fuck up once there’s going to be a heck of a lot of people saying how girls suck and how they shouldn’t play video games
i feel like not enough people even realize this. hell, i’m a female gamer and i didn’t consciously realize it, or at least, i thought it was a personal insecurity, not an internalized fear created by the patriarchy. and the same applies to math, and sports, and comic books, and literally anything that’s typically viewed as a masculine thing that guys are better at.
there are certain uncomfortable statistics that seem to indicate that girls voluntarily choose “girlier” hobbies and activities even when they’re proficient at “masculine” ones as well, and maybe it’s because the consequences for failure are worse for “male” activities? If you enjoy needlepoint as much as you enjoy soldering, but thirty geek boys will jump down your throat if you burn yourself on hot wire but no one bats an eye if you prick your finger with a needle, which hobby do you think you’ll pick?
just gonna say this: if someone has social anxiety and they ask you something akin to ‘are you mad at me’ or ‘do you hate me’, it isn’t because they don’t trust you, it’s because their brain literally tells them that all the time
it’s not a personal slight, it’s insecurity caused by mental illness