The next time a man starts yelling at you, cut him off and tell him you just can’t talk to him when he’s being so emotional.
I have done this and can confirm that is a LOT of fun to watch them implode afterward.
Bonus points: Tell them you think it’s cute when they get so angry.
Extra credit: Tell them to “calm down.”
I know I’ve reblogged this but never added- really careful if you’re not in sight of a person who can defend you while doing this tho… I got my ass beat, thrown into a wall, cut across my thighs with a knife, broken wrist and cracked jaw when I did basically the above. I sarcastically made a period joke because any opinions or feelings I had were written off as emotional hormonal stuff, then called him emotional and said we could talk later.
Imploding can be kinda not too funny. Society teaches men than our thoughts are emotionally charged and hysterical, while their emotional outbursts and tantrums are simply the opposite and therefore the mature and logical side. Even if it means beating a girl for playing your own immature jokes and reasonings against you and giving you one millisecond of the same treatment you give her 24/7.
Seriously make sure you don’t do these things unless you have witnesses or an exit leading straight to one. Or a security camera or some kind of recording device. Like most people probably won’t go out of their way to make this scenario happen but if you ever find yourself with an opportunity to (and like you have a 99.99999999% chance there), make such comments where you are physically safe to do so.
Actually, my next queued post addresses that in detail, particularly in regards to Art Education.
Quick-n-Dirty Version: it began during “The Enlightenment”, during colonization and the beginnings of chattel slavery. The idea of “White People” had just been invented, along with the idea of White supremacy. Basically, all the leading “scientific minds” directly benefited from genocide, kidnapping people an enslaving them, and stealing their land, resources, and skills.
And in order to justify this, it was very important to create this idea not just that “these people are in a subordinate position now”, it had to be retroactive. As in, “these people have never had any accomplishments, their culture is primitive, worthless, ugly, uninteresting, therefore whatever we do to them is okay/for their own good/helping them/better than leaving them to their own depravity” et cetera.
The amount of “science” devoted to proving that people of color were inherently inferior to white people was like…pretty much the ENTIRETY of “science” from the late 1700s to….well.
This asshat got his degree from Harvard on the premise that “Hispanics have lower IQs than American Whites” IN 2009.
And the consistent disenfranchisement of specifically Mestiz@ and other “not white” Mexican Americans has been documented by sociologist Richard Shingles, who says:
Shingles concludes it is an American problem brought on by the history of the nation’s oldest and largest Mexican American communities, a history that started with conquest and has excluded generations from the benefits of development. “Our past cannot be separated from our future.”
See how that works?
No past, no history, no context, just a huge group of people that are somehow “inherently inferior”, and coincidentally not historically f*cked over for hundreds of years. It’s about blaming the victims of racism for suffering from the results of racism.
That’s why they teach whitewashed history.