i see s o m e t h i n g in her, she will thrive at this job
remember when i said you’d t h r i v e? feels good to be right again
More Macklemore, less Robin Thicke.
And yet a huge percentage of Tumblr hates him. Not trying to be confrontational, but could someone please explain to me why this is?
Because he is a straight white guy and Tumblr isn’t always right.
Yup. A lot of people like to ignore all the good things he does simply because he is part of the privileged. Never mind that he flat out acknowledges this in Same Love. (“I may not be the same, but that’s not important.”)
BLESS YOUR SOULS.
BLESS YOUR FUCKING SOULS.
I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT STAND THAT FUCKING A LOT OF TUMBLR HATES MACKLEMORE.
BECAUSE HONESTLY, HE WAS EVERYTHING THEY WERE COMPLAINING WHITE PEOPLE AREN’T AND NOW THAT THEY GOT A FUCKING ROLEMODEL THEY SUDDENLY COMPLAIN?????? BECAUSE HE’S WHITE?????
Macklemore grew up privileged, yes, but he understands the inequality and the disturbing gap between rich and poor. He has a song called White Privilege:
"Hiphop started off in a block that I’ve never been to
To counter act a struggle that I’ve never even been through
If I think I understand just because I flow too
That means I’m not keeping it true, nope.”
"But as I’m blessed with the privilege, they’re still left with the scars"
AND HAVE YOU HEARD HIS SONG CLAIMING THE CITY???
"I grew up on Capitol Hill,
With two parents and two cars.
They had a beautiful marriage, we even had a swing set in our yard.
My mom didn’t have a job, because my dad made enough money that we could live comfortably and he could support us.
Now, he commute to Tacoma, so we knew we be good.
But then I realized everybody looked just like me in my neighborhood.
I go to school, which was diverse.
But indeed us, I got sandwiches and Capri Suns well my friends ate their free lunch.
It’s crazy trying to look back, cause when I was growing up
I didn’t understand the fact was there’s something called a social status.
And my black friends wanted my financial bracket.
And then my city’s divided,
From neighborhood to neighborhood
We’re polarized but we claim we’re progressive.
The police shoot in the hood but never once in my residence.
As a white person been shot at we’d stopped in a Lexus.
And to think that we have claimed that so much has changed”
OH GOODNESS ME, HE’S SUCH AN ASSHOLE. HE’S SO PRIVILEGED GOD.
HOW ABOUT A WAKE???
"Don’t wanna be that white dude, million man marchin’
Fighting for our freedom that my people stole
Don’t wanna make all my white fans uncomfortable
But you don’t even have a fuckin’ song for radio
Why you out here talkin race, tryin’ to save the fuckin’ globe
Don’t get involved with the causes in mind
White privilege, white guilt, at the same damn time
So we just party like it’s nineteen ninety nine
Celebrate the ignorance while these kids keep dying.”
Tumblr needs to hop down off it’s high fucking horse and instead of turning against a potential role model and ally to all that they’ve been fucking preaching about JUST BECAUSE HE’S PRIVILEGED AND WHITE, maybe make him an icon because he’s not rapping about disrespecting women. He’s making a small change. But because he grew up with a well structured family environment and he was able to afford everything he desired, he’s suddenly the enemy.
Macklemore hate is proof that Tumblr’s brand of militant social justice is just made up of a bunch of people with either a victimization fetish and/or a hateful, angry heart seeking acceptable targets, and they then proceed to poison the people that really just want to do good, ultimately mangling a good cause beyond recognition.
And 99% of people who complain about the first lyric of “Same Love” have never actually listened beyond that. Somebody tells them “The song starts with ‘when i was in the third grade i thought that i was gay’” and they start clutching their pearls because surely the whole song is just some straight dude making lgbtqa rights all about him and how he thinks because he thought he was gay when he was eight he knows all about it. And maybe it’s not the best way to word the beginning of the song, BUT IF YOU ACTUALLY LISTEN OR READ BEYOND THAT it turns out it’s a segue into talking about ridiculous stereotypes and preconceived ideas about sexuality and questioning why someone would think it was a bad idea to be gay in the first place. And then it goes on to discuss the homophobia inherent in the music genre he’s a part of and calling his peers out on slurs and derogatory language and hypocrisy in religion, and it beautifully features Mary fucking Lambert, and goddammit I had trouble driving home when I first heard it in the car because I was fucking crying.
Macklemore is a privileged individual who consistently and vocally acknowledges his privileges and strives to use it to do legitimate good, which is everything Tumblr claims it wants, but as soon as he starts, they scream for him to shut up. Because their need to rage and scream and hate and wallow in willful ignorance is more important to them than seeing actual change take place anywhere in the world.
so glad i came across this post. you have to remember that tumblr :so called “activists” like to comment on anything that seems potentially bad, even if that means over-shadowing great points and progress that a lot of people, both gay and straight have wished for.
I’ve never seen any Macklemore hate personally, but I liked this.
Hi. My name is Anoli. (like cannoli but without the c) I really need some help. So I met this girl, Korrina, when I was admitted into a hospital during December of 2013 for suicidal tendencies. I’m not gonna say why she was there because she probably doesn’t want her really personal info online. Anyways, I don’t know if I would have gotten better if she wasn’t there. She was so funny and caring and she made me feel like people cared about me and I didn’t feel so alone with her there. So we exchanged numbers (we weren’t supposed to but we did anyways) so we could keep in contact when we were released. I went home before she did, but a few days later I got a text from her telling me she was out! But one day, in late January, she told me she was being admitted into another hospital. The thing is, these hospitals rarely ever EVER keep you in there for more than 8 to 10 days. So I don’t think she’s still there. So it had been a while since I heard from her. And she never texted back anymore. Then one day I was at school and it was lunch time. I decided to text her again. But it said “not delivered” as soon as I sent it. I called the number and it said that the phone number no longer existed. I thought, maybe she got a new number? But she would’ve texted me from her new number telling me she got a new phone. I don’t have any other info on her besides her disconnected phone number. I know for a fact that she has a blog on here somewhere. We talked about tumblr all the time. I could care less about the stupid fucking notes. I just need this to get around so that hopefully someone she follows will reblog it and she will see it. I just need to know she’s ok. I need her to see this and message me and tell me she’s alright. It’s killing me not knowing where and how she is doing. Please please help me and reblog this please.
Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014
Both by Dan Bagan
Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.
Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”
Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.
These are women are who I always wanted to be.
I am so fucking glad I was able to meet Gloria Steinem in person and show her my work at the IWL.
When she came to campus to speak at our annual lecture and nobody alerted us that her car arrived and dropped her off so we could properly greet her, she just chilled in our lobby, sat in the corner with her coat and sunglasses on, and just nibbled on cheese from our spread for her little get-together. I literally walked into the room to set up presentation stuff, looked up, and deer-in-the-headlights stared at Gloria Steinem chilling in the corner quietly with her shades, nibbling cheese and not making a fuss about a damn thing. She’s such a real, unassuming, badass woman with a gentle yet radical perspective of life. I was just surprised how much of a humble person this larger than life figure could be. I’m really proud of being a part of her coming to Rutgers and in on the process that led to her endowed chair in media, culture, and feminist studies. Fuck yeah feminist studies, especially in media.
Y’all should check out her talk, “Media: More Real than Reality” here.