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Not Everything is ___ist by genkistamps Not Everything is ___ist by genkistamps
Racist, sexist, ableist, ageist, speciesist, whatever.

Words are just that; words. Eleanor Roosevelt said it best: "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Also, social justice warriors, stop taking my adjectives away from me. If I want to call myself a dumb skinny bitch, let me be a dumb skinny bitch without screaming "ABLEISM! WEIGHTISM! SEXISM!"

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HK-0391 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014   Digital Artist
When I call myself a fat, stupid, burden-to-everyone-around-me freak, it's 'cause I have low self-esteem, if any at all. It's not because I'm an ableist.
Although I do admit to calling grading on the basis of physical ability (Middle-School P.E., I'm looking at you.) ableist. 'Cause... isn't it, though? *silently prepares for a shit-storm* :iconshitstormplz:
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NiftyNautilus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I agree-not everything is designed to offend. One time, I drew my OC, Gina, who is black, and when I showed the picture of her to my friend, he called me a racist because the character was black.
Seriously? Drawing a black person is NOT racist-mocking one or drawing them in an offensive way, however, is. 
Also, my art style involves very tall, slender humans with long limbs and fingers, and with the exception of a handful of my humanizations (Plugsy and Fume Shroom for instance), nearly all characters I draw are very slender. People are always all, "WAAAH!!! UNREALISTIC BODY IMAGE!" about it, but really-it's not. It's just that the anatomy of fat or muscular people is super difficult for me to get right, and I'm just more used to drawing thin characters.
Not everyone's out to get you. Just have a coconut water and relax, man. :)
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DaBair Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I find muscles and fat hard too.

I'm actually nervous that someone will find my OCs Orhan and Mustafa "whitewashed" because they're lighter than most Turkish people are (they're blond and redheaded respectively. That's also why I made Emre look more typically Turkish). Turks can be blond or redheaded, even though it's not common. It's not like I drew them with fezzes and scimitars or made them hate Armenians and Greeks.
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NiftyNautilus Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's okay, and I'm glad you can draw a more realistic portrayal of Turks. That I think is a great skill to have.
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thecoolegalitarian Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally. They think that just because they're offended by something, it's automatically something super-negative and everyone else must be offended by it. CURSE YOU! 

I wish the social justice warriors would stay on Tumblr, but it seems they've been spreading to DeviantArt as well.  Your stamps are refreshing. 
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Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
My view? In a debate, all that matters are facts. Anything ending with '-ist' or '-phobe' is merely a distraction.
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UltimateRidley Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope! All that matters in a debate is how hard you insult the other person and how often you claim their argument is invalid because of something unrelated to the debate.

;)
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Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
In other words, engage in the most blatant of logical fallacies--ad hominem.
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UltimateRidley Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: Ad hominems ad nauseam win any debate!

...It's depressing how many arguments devolve into those here on dA, and usually within two replies. :grump:

Just look at any stamp with just a slightly controversial yet not entirely untrue opinion plastered on it--there will be a SJW-type who directly denies that opinion's validity, followed by someone trying to prove them wrong, followed by the first commenter deploying ad hominem (usually something to the effect of "wow you're dumb, ever go to school?"), followed by the second commenter deploying another ad hominem, and it keeps going... ad nauseam. Or until someone blocks the other person, which isn't all that uncommon, either. (Examples: [link] [link] )
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Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I should know. I've been in them. I like to think that I'm one of those who're above that, but I'm ashamed to admit that I've been pulled down to that resort. It's like Mark Twain said: "Never argue with stupid people. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."
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GoFee33 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You could also say terrorist. Because if something bad happens people just say it's a terrorist attack -.-
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Panhead13 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student General Artist
That may not apply, as it's a classification of tactics, not a political/social group.
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was on a forum and I was talking about these girls that were bullies to me at primary school. I said "they were all such bitches!" guess what? The mod came charging up to me saying it was sexist! Good thing she was told off by the main founder :lol:

But really, there is going to be a few rasist and sexist things which are unintentional. I again was talking about music to someone. I said something like "I prefer most singers if they are male". They screamed at me for being sexist. Its not about the gender even! Its only because their voices are easier for my ears. How is that sexist?
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Panhead13 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Nowadays, it's (insert-whatever-here)ist if you mention or ignore the (insert-whatever-here). ie. the liberals are the ones who are fixated on race. I don't like Obama for his policies for example. But, since I don't like Obama, and I'm white, it must be racist. Why? Because that's all they see. Those who cry "wolf" are often the wolves in disguise.
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It sucks! If they want blacks to be treated equal, they wouldn't go apeshit when someone dislikes a black person for a reasonable reason! 
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Panhead13 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Ever read Mugged by Ann Coulter?
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope!
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Panhead13 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist
IT's about racism. Really good.
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It sounds good!
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CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a Rapist?
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Gill-ia Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree... It's like eg. imagine you're a teacher and there's a group of students you don't know the name of, and you want one of them to answer your question... So you'd say, "you, blonde girl there", or "you, boy with the glasses", and it's totally okay. But if you said, "you, boy with brown skin", then "OMG IT'S FUCKIN' RACIST HOW DARE YOU", when he actually has brown skin and there was nothing offensive about this statement, as it was a fact...
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Crawdaddyjoe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
That said, some shit *is* a ___ist attack. Calling someone a retard is ableist. Calling someone a n*gger is racist. These words have power, not because we give them power, but because they are reflective of very real social relationships of privilege. Let's use an example. I was at a meeting for a political organization, and somebody started advocating 'post-autistic economics'. Instantly, I went from feeling secure and welcome to feeling as though I was not valued in the group. My condition, my spectrum, was being used as a pejorative to describe everything the group disliked about neoliberalism- that it is too concerned with models and not with the real world, that it is not empathetic enough to people in need. How can a person sitting in that room help but infer the value judgement being made on them, when their identity is being used to describe something everyone in the room dislikes? They could have said post-abstract economics, or post-exploitative economics, or realistic economics. Instead, they chose post-autistic economics. It reinforced the existing narrative that the autistic don't care about anyone because of a lack of empathy (when that's not what the lack of empathy means when discussing autism), and that the autistic don't understand the real world (which is problematic and false; autistics sense, perceive, think, and communicate about the world differently, sometimes mildly and sometimes profoundly, but even nonverbal classical autistics are not 'trapped in their own world' and unable to understand the real world in any way). I spent the rest of the meeting distracted, worried about what the group would think of me, especially as a number already knew my condition. Imagine if everyone started talking about, say, a disgusting and immoral sexual fetish, like molesting pigs, and called it genkistampism, or if people just started using 'genkistamp' as a word for stupid, or 'deviantart user' as a synonym for a person who exploits and hurts others. No more basis in reality than the idea that economic injustice has anything to do with autistic people, but I can't believe you would be able to *not* worry about that. You couldn't help but let that get to you. For me, it was similar; having my condition used as a pejorative was like a kick to the gut, and making a habit of language like that just reinforces associations in people's heads and strengthens prejudices, which has very real effects for people.
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FreeSpiritedHizoku Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
DERPBOT IS MECHANIST. *shot*


On a serious note: this. Just...this.
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Thebubblegumgirl14 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is a wordist attack! :noes:
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, nice >w<
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Thebubblegumgirl14 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Danke~
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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HopeSwings777 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
There's something I don't understand. If you don't want your words to be taken too seriously by others, then why are you taking t h e i r words so seriously?

Can't you just ignore them and let it slide off your back?
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OmegaWarmech Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Tackle is a normalist attack! :shakefist:
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genkistamps Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Now that's just typist.
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GosteOner Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a terrorist attack :P
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