This week on Tumblr:
It’s a metaphor. You’re a metaphor. I’m a metaphor. Your keybord is a metaphor. Everything is a metaphor. The universe is turning into one giant metaphor on a molecular scale. Run. It’s too late.
I’m going to do a full, complete fucking debunk of anything that has to do with John Green as it is presented to me. This is going to be the first stop on what’ll probably be a long journey.
So, without further ado.
I guess it’s kind of difficult to figure out how my tags work (hint: strawberreli.tumblr.com/tagged/John+Green)
but I digress.
Explain. How was a Muslim character written in an annoying fashion, racism? Also, using a word from another language isn’t racism.
- He sticks to a — fairly problematic — repetitive trope.
John Green has stated many times that the point of his book is to DEBUNK manic pixie girl.
Also, anything by Anita is garbage, but still.
Another also, how is a girl teaching a guy how to loosen up, fucking sexist? I still don’t get that.
- He’s racist. (If someone could get me links to his fat-shaming, I’ll include that here.)
Deleted link, also, in his “fat shaming”, all he did was call himself fat and said he needed to lose weight. That ain’t fat shamng.
He’s problematic for trying to help but having privilege? Wow. This is fucking hilarious. Dude, BECAUSE he has privilege, he SHOULD be trying to do what he’s doing! Good lord.
An anon ask proof does not make. Annnnd another deleted link.
This is the only time where I can kiiiinda agree but at the same time I don’t consider this sexism so much as ignorance at the time. Mind you; this was back in 2009, and I know he’s become more educated in recent years.
But. On the chance this is still how he looks at things, regarding girls that aren’t nerds, I’d say that’s shallow and yeah, a little sexist.
Also, simply saying nerd girls are cooler for x reason doesn’t seem sexist to me, though. But hey, maybe I’m wrong on this one.
So he expressed an opinion, he NEVER SAID “YOU MUST HEED ME FOR I AM A WHITE MAN!!!” unlike what you seem to think.
I completely agree with him in this. Hahaha.
He makes an EXCELLENT point here AND ALSO SAYS HE DISAGREES WITH LACI! He’s simply defending the fact she’s getting DEATH THREATS.
This is another one of those things where basically you say “HE’S RIGHT BUT THAT’S BAD BECAUSE PRIVILEGE” wow.
HE WAS QUOTING HER.
- He’s not too good at accepting privilege and his apologies are just as shitty as Laci’s. (Also see above “He’s racist” link.)
How is that a flimsy defense?
Sigh. I’ll do that one later.
That’s about it. Also all I have the energy to gather for yr grey face
You have piss poor “proof” and ae ultimately calling the guy and ass because he’s a white male who happens to get attention and doesn’t think death threats are okay.
Save your energy, and get a hobby.
Since this is apparently a difficult point of contention for a lot of Tumblr users, I’ve decided in my infinite magnanimosity to compile a quick and easy reference for which party in a discussion is responsible for providing sources and evidence to back up arguments;
YOU made the argument?
YOU cite the evidence.
Thank you for your time, you may now return to your regularly scheduled incoherent outrage.
my favorite part of hamlet is at the beginning when they see the ghost of hamlet sr for the first time
and the guards are like “Horatio, you go talk to it! You went to college!”
and Horatio is like “Yeah! I did go to college! I will go talk to the ghost!”
like. where did horatio go to college. did he go to ghost college
"Mr. Loizeaux had gone to the club to test out the GN ReSound Linx, one of two new models of advanced hearing aids that can be adjusted precisely through software built into Apple’s iPhone. When he entered the club, Mr. Loizeaux tapped on his phone to switch his hearing aids into “restaurant mode.” The setting amplified the sound coming from the hearing aids’ forward-facing microphones, reducing background noise. To play down the music, he turned down the hearing aids’ bass level and bumped up the treble. Then, as he began chatting with a person standing to his left, Mr. Loizeaux tapped his phone to favor the microphone in his left hearing aid, and to turn down the one in his right ear."