Just your daily reminders:
- Racists are a problem
- White people are not
- Homophobes are a problem
- Straight people are not
- Transphobes are a problem
- Cis people are not
- Sexists are a problem
- Men are not
And most importantly,
- Hating an innocent person solely because of their race, sexuality, or gender makes you a fucking asshole
Just some actual daily reminders:
- All white people do racist things without being aware they are
- All straight people do homophobic things without being aware that they are.
- All Cis people do transphobic things without being aware that they are.
- All men do sexist things without being aware that they are.
- Saying things like ‘some men’, ‘some cis people’ absolves the blame of individuals and only seeks to comfort those with privilege and power.
- When a post says ‘some X’, the X will always assume that they are not because THEY ARE NOT AWARE.
And most importantly,
- It’s called metonymy, when anyone who is oppressed makes an exasperated statement like ‘i hate straight people’, they are substituting straight people for the concept of a system and a culture that teaches, incentives, and legitimizes homophobic acts and normalizes homophobic acts so that straight people constantly do honophobic things without realizing it and that’s really fucking annoying.
And just as important,
- The concept of sjws dehumanizes marginalized people and categorizes them as an ‘angry and emotional’ stereotype and only adds to the oppression of marginalized people under the guise of being ‘fair’, while the only thing you are doing is cushioning privileged people from their own ignorance and privilege.
PSD#084 by Weheartresources;
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Masterlist of nonbinary & androgynous (cisgender) faces.
Because of the recent statement by Andreja Pejic that she identifies as a woman, I’ve bolded the faces on this list whom I would recommend as an alternative for a nonbinary or androgynous male character, in the event you’re looking to make a switch.
Please message me with any suggestions. Hopefully I have not misgendered anyone, but if you have more information, please please please let me know, thanks!
clint barton, a.k.a. hawkeye, became the greatest sharpshooter known to man.
Not on their masterlist, they don’t.
Edit: their masterlist isn’t updated! Turns out they have a bunch of POC. Thanks to zasamirps for pointing this out!
They really should still retroactively change the scamander twins face claims to reflect the fact they are canonically pocs though, Racist roleplay has a guide on how to do this.
It also doesn’t bode well for me that out of all the people who came back to the RP, all of them only wanted white face claims and the admins don’t seem to mind too much about encouraging them to change this.
It makes me feel like they’re only releasing poc open roles to cover their asses. An admin setting a positive example would be willing to change their own face claims to POCs and encourage others to do the same if their game is suffering from a lack of diversity in taken roles.
Last of the ringleaders of Dumbledore’s Army is, of course, Luna Lovegood (now married to Rolf Scamander, swarthy grandson of celebrated Magizoologist Newt). (x, emphasis mine)
The queen herself has spoken, and Rolf Scamander is a person of color. (And I choose to believe that Newt is as well, because why not?)
The word “swarthy” comes from the old English word swart, meaning “dark”. Swarthy first appeared in the 1580s to describe someone as “dark-colored; particularly of skin” (online etymology dictionary). Various dictionary definitions are “naturally having skin of a dark color,” “being of a dark hue or dusky complexion,” and “of a blackish complexion: dark-skinned: tawny” (x).
Swarthy is often used in English literature to describe a person of color. Here are a few examples (x):
- A boat was slopped into the water from the schooner’s deck, and ten swarthy, ragged Portuguese fishermen crammed into her. — "A Master of Fortune" by Cutcliffe Hyne (1901)
- He was a swarthy little man, implacable as an Indian and as pertinacious on a trail. — "Port O’ Gold" by Louis John Stellman (1922)
- I also noticed many swarthy Arabs and Bedouins, who wore nothing but a shirt. — "A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer (1843)
- The inhabitants go almost naked, and are meagre and swarthy.— “A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VI” by Robert Kerr (1824)
Notice how the word is almost always used by a white, Western writer to describe people of color?
So: swarthy means a dark-skinned person. (Yeah, it technically could mean a white person with tanned or olive skin, but in literary tradition it is almost always used to describe a person of color.)
Did you also notice that all of those literary examples are from writers who are describing the exotic Other?
It is not a mistake that Rowling, writing as Rita Skeeter, chose the word swarthy, which is at best archaic and outdated and at worst blatantly racist.
Rita Skeeter doesn’t mention the skin tone of any of the other characters; this a typical microaggression in which white skin is the norm and therefore the assumed de fact skin color. She uses the word swarthy to remind her readers that Rolf Scamander is Other.
Swarthy also carries the connotation of an unsavory, untrustworthy character. You will see it used in fiction through the early twentieth century to describe sailors and pirates (large numbers of whom were from North Africa). In conjunction with stereotype of the Arab or Moor as a sly, trickster type, the adjective swarthy implies a connection between dark skin and loose morals. This connection between skin color and morality dates back to the European late middle ages (Akbari, “From Due East to True North: Orientalism and Orientation” The Postcolonial Middle Ages 2000).
By having Rita Skeeter unnecessarily mention Rolf’s skin color using a semi-pejorative term, Rita’s established persona as a skeevy, exploitative journalist adds weight to the argument that the description of Rolf is racially coded. The same sort of coded language, loaded with implied meaning and connotation, is used by Skeeter to describe Hermione and Luna, implying that Hermione is a slut and that Luna and her family are mentally unstable (sexism, ableism and racism: truly, Skeeter has reached a new low since her introduction in Goblet of Fire).
TL;DR: Rita Skeeter is an exploitative journalist who isn’t above using outdated language to link a person’s skin color to his character and Rolf Scamander is definitely a POC and so is Newt Scamander (because if Rolf is canonically POC then why wouldn’t you take the opportunity to have Newt Scamander be a POC as well
and cast Nathan Stewart-Jarrett in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?)
There’s one from an hour ago in the tag…