[tries to crowd surf at a TED talk]
Where do I get an eccentric sugar daddy for office supplies. I’ll use you as a footrest and glare at you imperiously over some horn rimmed glasses for 3 hours straight just buy me this gallon drum of dry-erase paint.
making fun of gullible teenagers who misuse social justice concepts is not social justice.
i do not care whether otherkin/fictives/etc people who, really, are merely describing unusual brain-states that i too might have latched onto as a younger person, are ‘oppressed’. probably not, i guess. but they sure are Weird. if i twisted it a little different i could call myself a scully fictive, or something. and the hatred of Weird is not only tied to ableism but is just mean in general.
so YEAH obvs somebody who is making privilege checklists about ‘human’ or ‘real’ privilege is Wrong, i.e. vastly misinterpreting what ‘privilege’ means, but may i remind you again that privilege is a hard concept and these people are reacting to alienation and ridicule and it’s not their fault that a warped, simplistic ‘social justice’ ideology is rampant on tumblr and incredibly easy to misuse.
like by all means try to correct people if you believe they would be receptive, but don’t make fun of someone for stuff that is just Weird. that makes you mean. if you’re going to object, at least object to the part that is wrong, the misuse of privilege/oppression rhetoric. it’s not wrong to believe you are a fictional character. I KNOW! SHOCKER. IT ACTUALLY DOESN’T HURT ANYONE, NOT INHERENTLY. THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE HERE.