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The rise of victimhood culture
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Posted 4/11/16 , edited 4/12/16
People nowadays just need to drink a can of man the fuck up.
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Posted 4/11/16 , edited 4/12/16
Dolce and Gabbana were not being called out by Elton John for having commented on matters relevant to the gay community. They were specifically called out for their expressed views on the subject of in-vitro fertilisation. Here's what Elton John said in his tweet calling for a boycott of Dolce and Gabbana's fashion lines:

How dare you refer to my beautiful children as "synthetic". And shame on you for wagging your judgemental little fingers at IVF - a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfil their dream of having children. Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again.

That's not throwing a "self-righteous pity party". It's the parent of a child born through in-vitro fertilisation exercising his right to protest and expressing stern, specific criticism of the perception of such children that Dolce expressed:

I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalog.

If we're going to frame the discussion around cases where victim status is artificially constructed in such a way that it cannot honestly be said to constitute the genuine article perhaps it's unwise to include the complaints against Dolce from a parent of a child born through IVF where Dolce specifically belittles such children's existence as being akin to merchandise selected from a tailor. It might also be wise to accurately describe the nature of Elton John's complaints against Dolce and Gabbana.

You know, while we're at it we might not want to frame the formation of minority communities itself as an attempt by people without legitimate concerns or grievances to artificially make themselves out to be victims. Communities are a natural consequence of people meeting those with common interests, and when people are shooting up black churches in anticipation of starting race wars (see: Dylann Roof), abortion clinics and their staff are targeted by terrorists (see: Bobby Joe Rogers), concerted legislative efforts are made to make management and operation of family planning and women's health clinics as complicated and financially untenable as possible (see: Texas' state government), people are beaten to death in a "blind rage" because they're discovered to be transgender (see: Islan Nettles), and people try to build entire discussions of anti-discrimination ordinances concerning employment, housing, provision of services offered to the general public, and so on around where transgender people go to urinate despite being woefully lacking in evidence that transgender bathroom access appreciably impacts safety or privacy in facilities (see: Houston, TX and the state governments of North Carolina and South Dakota for examples of such rhetoric and the various jurisdictions where officials have stated up front that no impact has been had in terms of harassment or violence due to transgender bathroom access despite such policies being in place for years for evidence that the fearmongering is baseless; school districts in Bridgeport, CT, Denver, CO, Elgin, IL, Des Moines, IA, and many more serve as excellent starting points) it seems safe to say that minorities can indeed share common interests that extend beyond the domain of simple differences of opinion and constitute sincerely demonstrable victimhood.

We also might not want to disregard all the nuance and historical significance of terms like "progressivism" and "social justice" while we discuss the subject at hand, instead opting to frame them as nothing more than vapid buzzphrases relegated to the lexicon of artificial victimhood with no historical meaning and significance beyond the domain of "victim culture". We might not want to play selected clips from an MTV programme that provide no context for terms' use and no substantiation of the claims made about the nature of the speaker's arguments. Inundating me in a flood of words that are supposed to frighten and upset me is exactly the tactic that is supposed to be at issue here, and yet there the video is putting it to good use.

And he closed on Dolce and Gabanna as a cautionary tale. Great. Just great.
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Posted 4/11/16 , edited 4/12/16
It's definitely true. From feminism, to everyone feeling like a victim and everything being offensive and everyone feeling bullied.
At my work they treat us good, they have harassment trainning and help for depression and etc and i can honestly say that this has rubbed off on me and even me, i have had times where i feel like iam being harassed or bullied when really its just me being told what to do or that i made a mistake or just normal male behaviour.
We being sensitized and kids are being raised to be pussies.
Everyone is offended by everything and do gooders are on the rise.
Its liek we have gone overboard and even backwards in some ways. Everything is racist or offensive or sexist or harassmet. The victim mentality is real and kids are being raised to feel they have so many rights and safe spaces and you never fail.
People are affraid to speak their opinion becasue it might offned someone.
Now even whe what someone says is the TRUTH, like fact not just opinion its considered offensive and people need to appoligies for it.
Not good when in relality the world is a harsh place and countires are filling up with people that came from real and actual hardship.

But i guess i should watch the ^^;
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Posted 4/12/16 , edited 4/12/16
You don't really need to^

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Definitely worse. The cancer is spreading out of tumblr and infecting the rest of the web!
Not going there so I wouldn't know about how it is there, execpt people being all over each other embracing the heat in a messy playground.. -__-
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Posted 11/26/17 , edited 11/26/17
Year-end cleanup. Closing threads with no new posts since 12/31/2016
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