Exactly. The rage won’t go away by ignoring it and not talking about it. It will simply build up quietly until it explodes, and even then you won’t recognise it for what it is - you will call them crazy, make inappropriate jokes about menstruation and PMS or say they need to get laid, thereby starting that never ending vicious cycle of suppressed rage all over again.
There has been a lot of talk on Tumblr about how POC bloggers are “rude” and react “negatively” to white people or “attack” poor little innocent white kids about race issues and cultural appropriation. Apparently, we are suppoed to be “nice” and talk “politely” to others. To which I reply: oh, FUCK OFF. This is MY space. I’ll say whatever I fuck I want, and I’ll react how I want. I should be allowed to feel angry and to express my anger and rage at racist people and cultural approroation. I am ANGRY, and I will fucking rip people’s faces off on Tumblr. I am not here to be sweet and polite. I am not here to make friends. I am not here to coddle little racist gora biches or to educate privileged gora brats.
In the REAL WORLD, I cannot truly express myself. In the REAL WORLD, I have to be polite and restrain my anger if I don’t want to get harassed or stalked by (white) people. In the REAL WORLD, women of color and people of color (and trans people and gay/queer/lesbian people) are continually harassed, belittled, mocked, stereotyped, fetishized, humiliated, and reduced to mere objects of curiosity. We live in a white man’s world everywhere, both in real life and online. We live under patriarchy and white supremacy. We live in a world where everyone hates Muslims and brown people. We live in a world where ‘Third World’ (global south) cultures are seen as trends. We live in a world where dark skin is seen as ugly and backward, in a world where a black man is rejected for a white man if both asks for a woman’s hand in marriage. In the REAL WORLD, racist gora bitches can get away with almost anything.
So, on Tumblr, I am not gonna be sweet and nice to racist gora bitches. I will come after them and rip their hearts out.
I will never understand why other white people do not get this. Same goes for the straight/cis people.. how is it so hard to understand people with less privileges are angry, and that they have a very good reason to be angry? And that if you’re going to make their anger into something personal for you, that’s just making matters worse? Ugh.
Don’t mess with the angry queer!
Like, I want sick fucking femmes with hard sneers and frowns and anger.
I don’t want to be to told to smile ever again.
I want curved lips and stuck chins.
I want bared teeth. With little lines of lipstick making them look like fangs.
I want dark eye makeup and tangled hair and screams.
I don’t want anymore happy. naive. femme. shit.
Angry-faced femme for life
FUCK YES. ANGRY FEMMES FOREVER.
obsessed with femme snarls today
i am tired of pretending that i have to have a sob story before people will start respecting me
i am tired of hearing these messages that say it’s better to be self-destructive and self-loathing than to ever be angry
i am tired of not being allowed to be angry whenever i want, however i want
i have no obligation to shut up and “get over” what happened
i have no obligation to move at anyone’s pace but my own
politeness is bullshit. my anger is important.
people trying to stifle my anger is like people trying to control my body all over again
Or, “Hi! I’m white, and I’m here to tell you whiny oppressed folks how to behave and react in an appropriate manner, because clearly the law works for all of us equally, so don’t worry, just calm down and let the law do it’s job! You can totally trust the legal system, and reacting to the cold-blooded murder of a boy with words of anger and hopes of violence is JUST AS BAD as the murder itself!”
I don’t fucking care if you’re “not all like that.”
If you are interrupting me in my anger to say, “hey, not all of us are like that D<”, then you do not respect me. You do not respect anything that I have gone through or will go through, you do not respect my right to a very human emotion called ‘ANGER’, and what you are doing is telling me to sit down, zip my lips, and wait idly for someone to ask me how I feel about something.
You are not giving me the right to express myself or feel angry about a situation. You are not an ally if you don’t take a minute to let me vent what I am angry about.
Just because I am angry and say ‘i fucking hate cis people-’ does not mean that, oh shit, I don’t fucking realize that there are some decent people out there.
It means I’m pissed as fuck because of systematic oppression, and I have a right to voice this.
No, I am not mad at you for being cis. You can’t control being cis any more than I can control being trans, but you CAN control your fucking mouth, and you can sit your ass down and listen the next time you say some bitchass comment that I tell you isn’t okay. You could, I don’t know, listen to me about matters that directly pertain to me, instead of feeling the need to stop me and say, “but we’re not all like that!”
If you are doing nothing to stop it, and you are defending the majority before the minority, that should tell you exactly where your priorities are, and exactly why I will curl my damn lip when you call yourself an ally.
You don’t get to appoint yourself as an ally. You can’t toss that term around. Want to be an ally? Start by fucking listening to the people that you are trying to be an ally for.