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"Cold lump of lizard jizz." [Tuesday, Jan. 13th, 2009|03:15 pm]
The richest girl in town.
Holy shit, the timing. I have no idea who this person is--ktempest just happened to link to this, and then pantryslut emailed it to me--but OMFG! This is not only hilarious, but totally on point.

Get out of my HEAD, woman:

"So when you say something others think is sexist or racist or whatever, and they call you on it, and you come back with immediate denial, it's like sphincter-print camouflage. It makes you look just like all the other assholes. And you can't see why.

This is what happens when you have blind spots, folks. People sock you in them. You run afoul of someone who can see what you're doing, even if you don't realize you're doing it, and when they point it out, you will often lunge straight into their outstretched finger and get poked in the eye. Because you are blind. The great irony is that, if you think people are constantly poking you in the eye, you are a lot less likely to open your eye, aren't you? Even though that's the only cure for this sort of blindness: look where the fuck you are going before you go there."
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[User Picture]From: blaugirl
2009-01-14 12:03 am (UTC)
That is wonderfully worded.
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[User Picture]From: hyperaesthetika
2009-01-14 12:15 am (UTC)
i rather enjoyed that.
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[User Picture]From: cindymonkey
2009-01-14 12:27 am (UTC)
just read that whole thing over on her blog and hot damn she nailed it
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[User Picture]From: epilady
2009-01-14 12:57 am (UTC)
The whole thing is genius, but the passage you pull-quote here is....YES. It applies to just about every possible privilege blind spotness I can think of, plus it's funny as hell.
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-01-14 09:32 pm (UTC)
Frankly, I need the pointing all this out to be funny right now. Otherwise, I may start crying.
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[User Picture]From: epilady
2009-01-14 09:35 pm (UTC)
It really is tantrum-and-crying-jag-worthy that this even needs explaining at all.

But here we are.

Still.
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[User Picture]From: badgerbag
2009-01-14 02:19 am (UTC)
sphincter-print camouflage!

I hope that exists, somewhere
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[User Picture]From: abostick59
2009-01-14 04:41 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-01-14 09:31 pm (UTC)
*throws shoe*
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-01-14 09:31 pm (UTC)

Re: ...

I wonder if this woman ever gets taken to task for her tone....
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[User Picture]From: tristan_crane
2009-01-14 04:56 pm (UTC)

...

"Folks, a lot of the time it just doesn't matter how things are meant. You still need to be careful how you say things, context be hanged. Why? Because the most patronizing, pigfucking, snotlicking piles of horsefuck you can possibly imagine will look you dead in the eye and tell you that they didn't mean anything by the hateful generalization they just made. And they truly believe that."

Yes. Yes. Yes.
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[User Picture]From: bugsinamber
2009-01-14 04:58 pm (UTC)
Say word!
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