these skinny white girls need to knock it off with the twerking
honey i get that you want to be included but you don’t know what you’re doing and you don’t have the equiptment
you’re embarrassing everybody
Further, though, the TOMS campaign — like the million shirts — misses the fundamental point that not having a pair of shoes (or a shirt, christmas toy, etc.) is not a problem about not having shoes. It’s a problem of poverty. Shoelessness, such as it is, is a symptom of a much bigger and more complex problem. And while donating a pair of shoes helps shoelessness, it does not help poverty.
Things like jobs help poverty. Jobs making things like shoes, for example. But TOMS doesn’t make its shoes in Africa, it makes them in China where it’s presumably cheaper to make two pairs of shoes and give one away than it is to get people in a needier community to make one pair of shoes.
The result of this setup, as Zizek explains most succinctly, is that on a big-picture level, TOMS (and other buy-my-product-and-donate companies) are busy building the exploitative global structure that produces economic inequality, while on the other hand pretending that supporting them actually does something to fix it.
It doesn’t. It just gives people shoes.
But all that matters is the “precious white egos” (rogelio’s wonderful phrase) of the the idiotic first-worlders doing the ‘saving’. It’s not actually about the people they’re claiming to save. Those people are just props in their morality play. It’s about the big M E.
white people are at their most racist when they think they are saying something that is proving how non-racist they are
people keep telling me that the reason those statues have such small dicks is because in ancient greek society a small penis was the ideal
that is some peak white people shit
it’s soo funny to watch Jane Elliot’s Brown Eyes/Blue Eyes experiments
when blue eyed white girls are being treated as inferior and they’re all
and black students are just looking at them like