Ripplings

A chronicle of ever increasing circles of thought.

thestateae:

Memes like this one illustrate exactly how the personal is political. Anyone visiting the tumblr or generating memes could see that she was not alone in facing dismissive condescension when she tried to speak her mind. It even offered an opportunity for real-world solidarity. When the stock photographer responsible for the original image objected to its use, a male ally stepped up to be the new smug face of Privilege Denying Dude. (via adherents of the repeated meme | THE STATE)

YEP. I am all for inclusiveness, but it pisses me off when someone insists I accept their male chauvinist views because otherwise I’m excluding them. No, I will listen and rebut you when I think you’re wrong, just as you can do the same, because that’s discourse. 

(via khaleejiswag)