Power Structure of Oppression
Yes. Yes. YES.
I’m just gonna leave this here, in case anyone thought their fee fees were more important than systematic oppression
I will honestly reblog this every time it comes across my dash. It is so important.
important to also include that things such as colonialism and appropriation (indian halloween costumes, bindis, white dreadlocks), fetishisation (yellow fever, “pale blogs”, "they have such large/small dicks”, “good at sports”), and disproportionate incarceration (particularly relevant in Australia), rehistorising and erasure (holocaust denial, talking about stonewall riots without mentioning the trans poc), essentialism and binarism (terfs, hetronormativity, bi-erasure), Abelism (not investing in accessible public infrastructure, parking in disabled bays)
also seeing racism as purely “White on Black” is an extreme earisure and dangerous attitue as it ignores the mulptilicity and pervasive nature racially grounded power differentials that have existed throughout history and continue to this day examples including:
Japan on China
Arab on africa (slave trade, genocide)
English on Irish (potato famine was genocide)
Serb-Croat-Muslim (not entirely sure about this area but there have been genocides in multiple directions I think)
Israel on Palestine
Israel as a colonial entity/apartheid state (ambiguous given it as a response to the holocaust and historical ties to the area but definitely problematic)
Europe on Slav
The Roma (gypsy is an ethnic slur)
Japan on polynesia
England on china
Han Chinese on Xhingur
China against Tibetans
Hindu ethnic groups and Islamic ethnic groups in India (both ways, complex)
Aztecs, Mayans, Incas on neighbouring tribes
Spain on South America
White colonials on North Americans
and like using liberation movements to enact alternate oppressions like white women using womens lib as a vehicle for anti-islamic racial judgement or like attacking “urban culture ” for being mysogynistic (or saying “urban” when you mean black to hide your intolerance) or like feigning religious oppression to subjugate certain types of bodies (abortion/birth control/hormones/genital surgery), pretending MRA isn’t a misogynist butt-hole club, pretending feminism is a “Girls only” movement, ”cutesy” or “blokey” hate.