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1 year ago

we are not gods: NOT EVERYBODY ENJOYS READING FOR A MULTITUDE OF REASONSReading is...

plumenommershpadoinkle:

wearenotgods:

NOT EVERYBODY ENJOYS READING FOR A MULTITUDE OF REASONS

  • Reading is time consuming. Time is money. Paycheck> reading for fun.
  • People do not know what kind of books are out there, yes even with the internet, if you’re put through a school system that only values Shakespeare and racist ass…

Oh so this is what we’re going to do? ok

1. a) Saying it’s impossible to be racist to white people is, in fact, racist to white people. White anglos and slavics were enslaved by the romans centuries before europeans even arrived in Africa, so give that a little think. The name Boudicca ring any bells? If not, google her.

b) What I meant by that point was you are being racist to POCs and impoverished people because you were basically saying none of them can read and apparently they shouldn’t try to learn.

2. And nowhere in my reblog did I indicate that. Your comprehension is lacking.

3. a) Writing is not the only form of communication, otherwise we wouldn’t have phones,TV, videogames, films, morse code or radio. It’s also only a sign of intelligence among people whose first language is the language they are reading/writing in. For example, if english isn’t your first language I’m not going to think you’re dumb because your grammar and spelling are not perfect. Learning multiple languages is hard, so if you’re coherent that’s respectable in it’s own right.

b) I’ve never heard of spoken-word history being “invalidated”. I don’t know what they’re teaching you wherever they are, but I’ve already mentioned I did history at school and that included some history of Africa, all of which were accounts from the indigenous people.

c) Writing may not have been used so much in previous civilization, but we are living in the present. In this civilzation, the one you and I both share, we rely mainly on written communication and have done for millenia. That’s what we’re relying on right now. It’s pointless trying re-evaluate this now, when it’s so heavily ingrained and relied on. So yes, in this society, not necessarily all society, but definitely in this one, some level of literacy is vital.

4. Yes, I’ll admit that was a generalization, but recently I’ve been discovering more and more of my friends live with dyselxia when I never would’ve thought so. roughly 10% of humanity is dyslexic, and believe it or not that’s a pretty big number, considering how roughly 7% of humanity are left handed (and that’s considered a very common, every day thing). Noting that dyslexia often goes unnoticed, not only by those around the afflicted person but also by the person himself, I’d say it really is an exception if you absolutely have no hope of functioning in a literary society. Even if you really can’t read at all, and have no hope of learning, even if every time you look at a page of writing you feel nauseous and the words and lines all seem to distort and creep into one another, chances are you have friends who can read. You can ask them what things say, and since dyslexia is a commonly recognised medical condition, I have yet to hear of somebody who is embarrassed to ask what something says and give a quick explanation as to why they can’t read it themselves.

i love how you think you have a point.

i love how you’re in your feelings.

i love that you started it “oh so this is what we’re going to do” like this is a third grade fight. coolie.

  1. first, you should’ve googled why you can’t be racist to white people
  2. i never said that people shouldn’t learn to read. again you lack comprehension. i said that it’s okay for you not enjoy reading for whatever reason.
  3. "I’m not going to think you’re dumb because your grammar and spelling are not perfect. Learning multiple languages is hard, so if you’re coherent that’s respectable in it’s own right." great for you, but society as a whole demeans people who do not speak perfect English. i don’t know what world you’re living in where you don’t see this.
  4. "i’ve never heard of spoken-word history being “invalidated". I don’t know what they’re teaching you wherever they are, but I’ve already mentioned I did history at school and that included some history of Africa, all of which were accounts from the indigenous people." LOL THAT INCLUDED SOME HISTORY OF AFRICA. okay and how many Nigerian folk tales are widely known? how many stories have you heard from rural Ghana? you are bringing up singular things instead of looking at the bigger picture, which obviously you cannot do when you are so stuck on seeing things through your privileged view. you’re privileged if you think it’s not invalidated and demeaned. putting that shit in quotes doesn’t do anything but make you look like a privileged ass.
  5. you’re still an ableist who’s trying to generalize every person with dyslexia’s experience. 
  6. i never said you shouldn’t learn to read. nowhere did i say that reading wasn’t useful. nowhere did i say that illiteracy eases survival in our society. i said that it’s okay if you don’t want to read for fun because it’s your right and nobody should judge you for that.

LOL BYE

1 year ago WITH 882 notes VIA plumenommershpadoinkle (Source: wearenotgods)

we are not gods: NOT EVERYBODY ENJOYS READING FOR A MULTITUDE OF REASONSReading is...

plumenommershpadoinkle:

wearenotgods:

NOT EVERYBODY ENJOYS READING FOR A MULTITUDE OF REASONS

  • Reading is time consuming. Time is money. Paycheck> reading for fun.
  • People do not know what kind of books are out there, yes even with the internet, if you’re put through a school system that only values Shakespeare and racist ass…

Isn’t it kind of classist/racist to suggest that the only people who don’t read are underpriveliged people and POCs? I’m white and I can’t say I’m doing badly, but I’m still not much of a reader simply because I don’t find it as enthralling and wunderbar as everybody else makes it out to be.

Also, you may not see literacy as a sign of intelligence, but isn’t it essential to be able to read at least somewhat in everyday life? Don’t tell me that glosses over dyslexics because I my GCSE History teacher was dyslexic and he spelled almost all the German names right (we were learning about the world wars).

I agree wholeheartedly with all your other points, though. Especially the one about maths.

  1. you can’t be racist against white people 
  2. nowhere in this post did it say that these are the only reasons one wouldn’t like reading. your comprehension is lacking
  3. the problem is that our society suggests that written word is the only valid form of communication and makes that a sign of intelligence. high-functioning societies have existed without written word for thousands of years (a lot of them POC). and spefically Black people in the US weren’t allowed to read for hundreds of years yet we still have a rich history that’s invalidated because most of it’s not written down. it’s telling that the people who still use spoken word as their chosen communication medium are seen as less than 
  4. the way one person deals with dyslexia is dependent on that one person. it’s pretty ableist to go around stereotyping a group because one person you know was able to do something

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kateordie:

A new comic, and some words to go with it.

As Kate notes, it wasn’t all bad… “at least we had Sharknado.”

Charlie Sheen’s old gross white ass still got his own show and Sean Penn still getting film roles but literally the only person people remember when it comes to women-beaters is Chris Brown. It’s real suspect, and by suspect I mean racist.

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i’m not coming around to any of these new characters

1 year ago
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‘you are passionate’ sounds like an old white woman teacher with soft melting skin and high waisted shorts is about to put her hand on your hand and say ‘now listen here youre scaring the other stewdents’
1 year ago WITH 2 notes

what’s with that gifset of those mma fighters at the club

1 year ago WITH 1 note
oshkosh-ba-tash asked: You are passionate. That's an amazing quality to have. I honestly don't know how you feel simply because I'm a 19-year-old white female. My point is that your experience & my experience in life are different. We shouldn't assume that each of us thinks a certain way because of the ethnicity we are. Everyone should be given the chance to try to understand each other. Just because I'm white doesn't mean it's impossible for me to understand how you feel even though I'll never know for sure.

this was patronizing and “just because I’m white doesn’t mean it’s impossible for me to understand how you feel even though I’ll never know for sure” absolutely incorrect.

bye

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kardashology:

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seriouslyamerica:

This woman RIPS the Texas legislature apart, before being physically dragged from the hearing room by multiple security officers.

Seriously, just watch it.

And they drag her away and summon a man up to speak instead.

HOLY FUCK

GET EM GIRL GET EM

I’m dumbstruck. simply… wow.

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I was cursed. Every full moon I had to turn into a wolf. It was torture.  

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