wattle and gum

Ask me anything  

Sally-Anne, 21 years old, go by she/her pronouns, living in Melbourne and trying to get my shit together (including but not limited to learning about oppression dynamics and activism, finishing uni, working out what in the damn hell I'm doing with my life etc). Swing me a message if you wanna chat, I try to be friendly and all that. I like art, political thought, my housemates and all sorts of weirdo shit.


tmirai:

soundlyawake:

melissaannandthecool:

Just a reminder

wait…that’s…real?

Yep. A real thing. And one of their reasons was, essentially, because they don’t want employers -not- hiring women because they fear lawsuits from not paying them fair wages.
Can’t make that up.

tmirai:

soundlyawake:

melissaannandthecool:

Just a reminder

wait…that’s…real?

Yep. A real thing. And one of their reasons was, essentially, because they don’t want employers -not- hiring women because they fear lawsuits from not paying them fair wages.

Can’t make that up.

(via malheureuse-enfant)

— 22 hours ago with 66499 notes
high-astronauts asked: I was having this discussion with a classmate how p much all Mulsim people are seen as terrorists and how that's extremely wrong and horrible etc. But they answered "men can't say "Not All Men" when women talk about what /men/ do wrong but it's the same for Muslims. they need to step up if they don't agree with terrorists/violent/sexists Muslims as well. and we CAN say all Muslims are like this like when we can say the same about men". Any thoughts?


Answer:

wattleandgum:

newwavefeminism:

third-construct:

newwavefeminism:

All men have male privilege. There’s a difference between speaking generally about structures of privilege than speaking generally about harmful stereotypes.

what about the harmful stereotype that men cant control their sexual urges and therefore should be feared as potential rapists? don’t you think thats a harmful stereotype that’s being perpetrated??

The example that you presented isn’t “speaking generally about privilege”. “Yes all men” discourse (I gather) focuses more on explaining how sets of male privilege play out in society and impact/harm victims of sexist oppression.

When you derail the convo with “but what about mean things stated about men” situations you 

1) avoid the promotion of an understanding of the impacts of gender oppression and privilege and

2) forget that harmful male AND female stereotypes, generalities and tropes exist. Push yourself to examine how privilege plays a role into these stereotypes and how systemic oppression relates to the range of stereotypes that spands gender

Also, men are not feared as rapists simply because of an erroneous stereotype, they are feared as rapists because the stereotypes and images of masculinity forwarded by our society encourage and allow them to be rapists without consequence. That is an important difference. That is a completely different experience than facing stereotypes and discrimination because your religion or culture is seen as foreign/dangerous/etc.

Also the reason for naming ‘Not All Men’ as a device and countering it with ‘Yes All Men’ is to talk about men’s defensiveness when it comes to implicating themselves in privilege and misogyny, and literally the only way that works for Muslim people and terrorism is if you believe there is something inherent in the religion which causes/encourages terrorism or that all or at least most Muslim people benefit from and encourage terrorism, which frankly is so far removed from reality (except in the minds of Islamophobic pieces of shit) and conveniently ignores all the terrorism committed by white and Christian men (which is actually the majority in places like the U.S. sorry to tell you). People need to stop justifying their bigotry using feminist buzzwords.

— 22 hours ago with 111 notes
#islamophobia  #rape tw  #sexual assault tw 

mothballmilkshake:

When I’m dating a man I’m no longer bisexual

Just like when I’m at home, I’m no longer employed

Or when I’m not studying I’m no longer a student.

Mmm object impermanency 

(via hallucynation)

— 23 hours ago with 28854 notes
high-astronauts asked: I was having this discussion with a classmate how p much all Mulsim people are seen as terrorists and how that's extremely wrong and horrible etc. But they answered "men can't say "Not All Men" when women talk about what /men/ do wrong but it's the same for Muslims. they need to step up if they don't agree with terrorists/violent/sexists Muslims as well. and we CAN say all Muslims are like this like when we can say the same about men". Any thoughts?


Answer:

newwavefeminism:

third-construct:

newwavefeminism:

All men have male privilege. There’s a difference between speaking generally about structures of privilege than speaking generally about harmful stereotypes.

what about the harmful stereotype that men cant control their sexual urges and therefore should be feared as potential rapists? don’t you think thats a harmful stereotype that’s being perpetrated??

The example that you presented isn’t “speaking generally about privilege”. “Yes all men” discourse (I gather) focuses more on explaining how sets of male privilege play out in society and impact/harm victims of sexist oppression.

When you derail the convo with “but what about mean things stated about men” situations you 

1) avoid the promotion of an understanding of the impacts of gender oppression and privilege and

2) forget that harmful male AND female stereotypes, generalities and tropes exist. Push yourself to examine how privilege plays a role into these stereotypes and how systemic oppression relates to the range of stereotypes that spands gender

Also, men are not feared as rapists simply because of an erroneous stereotype, they are feared as rapists because the stereotypes and images of masculinity forwarded by our society encourage and allow them to be rapists without consequence. That is an important difference. That is a completely different experience than facing stereotypes and discrimination because your religion or culture is seen as foreign/dangerous/etc.

— 23 hours ago with 111 notes
#rape tw  #sexual assault tw  #toxic hegemonic masculinity  #islamophobia 
"

Nice indicator dickhead!

"

Australian proverb

(via solightemup)

See also: is your indicator broken?

(Source: pages135-137, via feynmansrainbow)

— 23 hours ago with 40996 notes
#ACTUALLY ME  #gpoy  #straya 

wattleandgum:

wattleandgum:

"Strawberry fields forever? Urban agriculture in developed countries: a review"

fuck some academics must thing they’re hilarious

fuck this was the next one on my list: 

"Give peas a chance? Urban agriculture in developing countries. A review"

(via cynicalturkey)

— 1 day ago with 33 notes
#it's back  #work was funny when it wasn't terribly terribly boring 

ahjareyn:

branaivanovic:

Harry Potter: Re-imagined 

-Harry Potter

-Ron Weasley

-Hermione Granger

I am legitimately okay with this and suddenly wish there were no movies in the first place so that more posts like this could exist. So that more people would look at the basic context clues IN the books and imagine things like this.

(via hallucynation)

— 1 day ago with 29820 notes