To the last anon - I had phallophobia quite severely until I was past 18, due to an incident in my childhood. Seeing a penis would literally make me have a panic attack and experience breathing difficulties. No, hiding from it didn't make it go away, but it sure as hell helped me get past it when *I* was ready.
I'm getting a little tired of this stuff. If you have issues with things like vomiting, blood, and other natural bodily stuff that will happen over your lifetime, it's your job to deal with that. THE WORLD DOES NOT REVOLVE AROUND YOU. If you have a sever phobia/several common triggers. If you have a problem, hiding from it won't fix it. Other than that, I agree with you guys/gals/other on most stuff. Keep up the good work.
You aren’t people’s therapist. You do not get to decide what the best course of action is for people who have triggers or phobias, that is for the person involved to seek out when they are ready.
However, there are people who are never ready, and if you think it’s such a problem to be accommodating and make your content more accessible, you’re basically also being slightly ableist. You are basically saying “I don’t care what mental factors are in play which make you feel the way you do, you should deal with it because I don’t want to accommodate for people like you.”
Also, another thing is, even people who are going through different types of therapy to overcome things that trigger them or are part of their phobia, you springing that upon them un-warned will only make shit worse. People who gradually come back into contact with things they avoid do so at a gradual pace, thrusting it at them is horrible.
So if you do not want to be accommodating to people who are triggered etc, you can absolutely do that, but you are also a horrible person in my eyes and quite a few peoples eyes.
People who are triggered don’t enjoy being triggered, it’s not like they revel in the idea of “Haha someone has to be considerate of me.” In-fact it’s the opposite and they would probably very much enjoy not being triggered by things.
Turps never said that Kanye West getting a sex change would be funny. He was pointing out that if Kanye happened to do so in the period of time between when the episode was filmed & when it was put out, it would be a truly hilarious coincidence.
That was not how the joke was played up and you and me both know it.
Do not act for a second like they were laughing at what a hilarious coincidence it would be so much more than how hilarious it would be if someone got a sex change.
So transfat, transabled, otherkin, etc are all also bullshit? I've always thought it but thought I was being 'unnaccepting'
Otherkin isn’t really that big of an issue because nobody’s culture if being appropriated, no one is being harmed and really all it is is people trying to fit in. I can totally be down and cool with that, if you shit on otherkin people because you think they’re ridiculous I have two words: fuck off
But as for transfat and transabled, I’m not versed on what they are but yes they’re bs.
Considering the issues with cultural appropriation and fetishization, what is your opinion on the growing trend of 'trans-racial' identities on tumblr?
They’re made up by anti-sj people who wanna make sj people look silly.
There isn’t anyone who can be trans racial and if people actually believe you can, stop. :)
To the anon trying to justify success of Takeshis castle in the UK: the presenter Craig Charles was EXTREMELY racist with the show. Constantly make jabs at the 'slitted eyes' and saying 'happy jappy chappy' and of course other racist jokes.
You're acting like they don't know that "Fuku Shitu" is racist when quite clearly they do. That's why they put "definitely not racist" on it. In any case, the entire thing is quite clearly an homage to the style of Takeshi's Castle, which gained surprisingly popularity in the west. The entire show in and of itself was a joke and not to be taken seriously, and I think the same goes for the latest Dirtquest intros.
It’s still racist. It doesn’t have some special condition which exempts it from being racist just because they acknowledge it in some form.
Also the most recent one contained a very transphobic joke in it from Turps? Talking about Kanye West getting a sex change and somehow this was funny.
Also, "white colonialism" has never been a thing. Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Belgian, English, French colonialism, certainly, but not "white colonialism." The Irish, Latvian, or Croatian people have spent most of their history being oppressed and certainly not building colonial empires.
I’m still way more concerned with what the fuck they’re doing with Yogscast’s PR team, who the fuck agreed to post that video?
Although I agree that Dirt Quest is starting to veer into very offensive areas, I would like to point out that as the world's third largest economy, the Japanese are hardly an oppressed people. Also, the Japanese, although historically affected by racism, have never been subject to colonialism. Japan has never been invaded until World War II."Colonialism" is not a standin word for "European racism."
"Starting" it already is in very racist areas.
And a little fun fact, Japanese people only really hold power inside Japan, that power doesn’t carry to outside of Japan, so yeah, they do get oppressed. Not to mention the fact white beauty standards affect them as much as any person of colour.
ARE PEOPLE REALLY TRYING TO DEFEND SIPCOS DIRT FACTORY FOR BEING RACIST?? LIKE FOR REAL I HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS ALL MY FUCKING LIFE AND PEOPLE ARE JUST SHRUGGING IT OFF AS A JOKE AND WHINE THAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE FINDING IT OFFENSIVE?? (god I hate this fandom so much now also sorry for the cursing)
I’m not sure what to add to this so I’ll leave it as it is.