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2013-04-11 01:40:12 PM  
TL;DW: "Straight white male = Easy Mode"
 
2013-04-11 01:45:14 PM  
What an impotent sloppy little prick of a "man".
 
2013-04-11 01:48:15 PM  
Gayday going off...
 
2013-04-11 01:50:54 PM  
More identity politics, or in this case anti-identity politics.
 
2013-04-11 01:52:20 PM  

ThatGuyGreg: TL;DW: "Straight white male = Easy Mode"


Affirmative; I watched it.  He makes good points: we may have problems but we're still, statistically, born with legs up on people that aren't white, male, or straight.
 
2013-04-11 02:35:39 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Gayday going off...


I concur with the honorable representative from Ohio.
 
2013-04-11 02:46:07 PM  
If there's one thing Farkers hate more than basketball or rap, it's being told that white men, on average, have it easier in this country than women or minorities.
 
2013-04-11 03:05:34 PM  

Car_Ramrod: If there's one thing Farkers hate more than basketball or rap, it's being told that white men, on average, have it easier in this country than women or minorities.


The one thing I hate the most is having other farkers generalize about me.

As a 50-year-old white man, I am convinced that I have it easier than any other U.S. demographic group.

/and I've been a rap fan for over 30 years.
 
2013-04-11 03:16:38 PM  
You're right buddy.

It's not obvious you're heterosexual.
 
2013-04-11 03:25:59 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-11 03:27:05 PM  
No, we're not going to stop complaining about our own problems, even though we're better than you. So fark off.
 
2013-04-11 03:28:50 PM  

aaronx: Car_Ramrod: If there's one thing Farkers hate more than basketball or rap, it's being told that white men, on average, have it easier in this country than women or minorities.

The one thing I hate the most is having other farkers generalize about me.

As a 50-year-old white man, I am convinced that I have it easier than any other U.S. demographic group.

/and I've been a rap fan for over 30 years.


I like Rappers Delight. (but that's *IT*)
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2013-04-11 03:29:17 PM  
www.globalnerdy.com
 
2013-04-11 03:30:17 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-11 03:44:08 PM  
Louis C K said it better - NSFW language
 
2013-04-11 03:54:44 PM  
Is this another check my privilege video?
 
2013-04-11 04:00:51 PM  

BunkyBrewman: What an impotent sloppy little prick of a "man".


Work on your punctuation. Period should be inside the quotation marks, and there shouldn't even be any quotation marks.
 
2013-04-11 04:08:10 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Gayday going off...


What day is Gay Day? What's it going off about?
 
2013-04-11 04:09:56 PM  
Huh, I lIked it.
 
2013-04-11 04:13:06 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: thismomentinblackhistory: Gayday going off...

What day is Gay Day? What's it going off about?


It's how Disney pisses off the fundies.
 
2013-04-11 04:23:48 PM  

Aarontology: tallguywithglasseson: thismomentinblackhistory: Gayday going off...

What day is Gay Day? What's it going off about?

It's how Disney pisses off the fundies.


No. It's a candy bar with gay peanuts.
 
2013-04-11 04:25:06 PM  

Shostie: No. It's a candy bar with gay peanuts.


Those tricksy homosexuals. Always trying to get nuts in my mouth.
 
2013-04-11 04:34:44 PM  

impaler: BunkyBrewman: What an impotent sloppy little prick of a "man".

Work on your punctuation. Period should be inside the quotation marks, and there shouldn't even be any quotation marks.


Why should the period be inside the quotes?  You aren't quoting the end of a sentence.  The sentence ends after the quote.
 
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2013-04-11 04:46:52 PM  
Hey guys, wait up...
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Gasp....gasp...breathe.... one sec.. gasp... ond....gasp...
 
2013-04-11 04:47:12 PM  
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This should include black guys too. Black and white guys have it easy.

Whites have the cultural advantage of being "one of us" and blacks get the preferential treatments.

I think Hispanics have it bad since most people view them as second class citizens or as illegals (at least here in the south), and Asians, well most people just don't give a shiat about Asians. Sure they're viewed as smart, intelligent etc, but how many Asians do you see in management positions? Nobody wants to promote Asians cos they're better at their jobs than others.

We had one Vietnamese dude, he was paid less than everyone else but he did the workload of 3 people. Most of the guys in my team breathed a sigh of relief when he finally left for another department.
 
2013-04-11 04:50:43 PM  

impaler: BunkyBrewman: What an impotent sloppy little prick of a "man".

Work on your punctuation. Period should be inside the quotation marks, and there shouldn't even be any quotation marks.


I'm questioning his manhood, which is why I put those quotation marks around the word "man".

/that period is really bugging you, isn't it?

PanicMan: impaler: BunkyBrewman: What an impotent sloppy little prick of a "man".

Work on your punctuation. Period should be inside the quotation marks, and there shouldn't even be any quotation marks.

Why should the period be inside the quotes?  You aren't quoting the end of a sentence.  The sentence ends after the quote.


He's right.  Quotation marks should always follow the period.  (it's the little things I do that really bug the hell out of some of the more, shall we say... "retentive" of the group)
 
2013-04-11 04:53:14 PM  
They say that 'we're all pink on the inside', but you really won't know for sure until you gut one of each race like a sturgeon.
 
2013-04-11 04:56:44 PM  
I would love to see gays beating a bigot to death.
 
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2013-04-11 04:57:12 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Quotation marks should always follow the period.


This always did confuse me.
"You aren't quoting the end of a sentence"., he said, observantly.
".,?! Fark that!  Screw the rules!  I'm putting the period wherever I damn well please!

/rebel without a clause
 
2013-04-11 04:59:22 PM  

BunkyBrewman: I'm questioning his manhood, which is why I put those quotation marks around the word "man".


Oh.

How many women do you know have beards?
 
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2013-04-11 05:03:10 PM  

impaler: BunkyBrewman: I'm questioning his manhood, which is why I put those quotation marks around the word "man".

Oh.

How many women do you know have beards?


[insert "your mom" joke here]
 
2013-04-11 05:03:31 PM  
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2013-04-11 05:10:28 PM  

impaler: BunkyBrewman: I'm questioning his manhood, which is why I put those quotation marks around the word "man".

Oh.

How many women do you know have beards?


The one that hangs around you.

/but she prefers to be called a fruit fly instead
 
2013-04-11 05:21:25 PM  
"Do you think we're spending too much time protecting women and gay people"

psst... they can be white too.
 
2013-04-11 05:31:51 PM  
Can't change the bell curve, wish all you want, but it remains the same.
 
2013-04-11 05:45:52 PM  

unyon: They say that 'we're all pink on the inside', but you really won't know for sure until you gut one of each race like a sturgeon.


I think that's what MLK was trying to say.
 
2013-04-11 06:06:34 PM  

DSanchez: "Do you think we're spending too much time protecting women and gay people"

psst... they can be white too.


He's talking about the trifecta, not going a la carte.
 
2013-04-11 06:38:25 PM  
He's only made that video to get into some feminist's pants. Men are pigs, after all.
 
2013-04-11 06:41:06 PM  
I was actually nervous about this, thinking he was going to go one way, and then he just went that way. Sort of agree. How do white straight guys get to complain about anything really?


/still complain though
 
2013-04-11 07:04:54 PM  

mrbach: I was actually nervous about this, thinking he was going to go one way, and then he just went that way. Sort of agree. How do white straight guys get to complain about anything really?


/still complain though


I complain when people stereotype white men as being all about white men and think I should feel guilty for every injustice ever committed in the name of misogyny, racism, or homophobia.

If it weren't for white men surrendering their place of privilege and promoting justice, there would be no women's suffrage, no civil rights legislation, etc. A lot of white guys have been pretty cool about the entire civil rights thing, and grouping us all together as some sort of elite enemy is just as short-sighted as the racism and misogyny that we fought against.
 
2013-04-11 07:47:44 PM  

mrbach: I was actually nervous about this, thinking he was going to go one way, and then he just went that way. Sort of agree. How do white straight guys get to complain about anything really?


/still complain though


We don't. We just just suck it up, and have very high suicide rates.
 
2013-04-11 08:07:17 PM  
Oh gee, a champion of the 'white privilege' movement has been found.
 
2013-04-11 08:17:16 PM  
i am convinced that identity politics is the most hurtful thing that can happen to a nation. i have noticed over the last few years that people have more loyalty to their race or group than to the country as a whole. its really sad and it seems to fit very well with the conclusions in "the fate of empires" by john glubb.
 
2013-04-11 08:33:51 PM  

mrbach: I was actually nervous about this, thinking he was going to go one way, and then he just went that way. Sort of agree. How do white straight guys get to complain about anything really?


/still complain though


Just because we supposedly have an advantage, doesn't mean things are perfect for us. We still have problems, and we still get to complain about them.
 
2013-04-11 09:05:26 PM  

BunkyBrewman: He's right.  Quotation marks should always follow the period.  (it's the little things I do that really bug the hell out of some of the more, shall we say... "retentive" of the group)


It's a uniquely American thing, not an actual grammar rule. Everywhere else the period would be outside the quotation marks, as it is not a part of the quote.
 
2013-04-11 09:31:51 PM  

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"Straight white male = Easy Mode"

"I made it with no help, stop whining, you should be able to make it without help too."


When rightwingers make this sort of argument, liberals dismiss it and call it the bootstrap fallacy.


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However, this is quite literally the argument Bill makes in this video, heterosexual, middle aged white guy who made it telling other people that he made it, so you should have been able to make it too.

"Get off the pity pot, jack up your jeans,"

This is the bootstrap argument, it's just okay to make it when liberals make it, when John Scalzi makes it, when feminists make it.

And it's the same fallacy as the tea party's use of it.

It generalizes over a group that cannot be generalized and should not be generalized. It is used to gloss over and dismiss legitimate complaints of people you don't want to listen to.

Yes, I, a partially disabled, short, fat, single, old, pretty ugly Jewish guy clearly have it easier than the young big breasted woman pictured above. Do I feel age discrimination? Discrimination against the disabled? Discrimination against the fat, discrimination against the short, discrimination against older single males (stranger danger, creepitude, with a touch of homophobia). And of course, discrimination against men in family court leaving me basically stripped of my children.

And Jebus, you farkers told me when I was growing up that the Jews killed Jesus. You constantly want me to celebrate Christmas and you assure me Santa Claus isn't a Christian symbol and you make fun of me for keeping kosher even now. Do I feel "white"? Not especially.

Do I feel like I am running through life on easy mode?

Do you?

This argument that "white" men need to shut up because they are on easy mode

1) Assumes a ton of shiat about the person whose complaints you are trying to dismiss
2) Assumes in fact they are "white" whatever that means
3) Assumes they suffer no other personal disabilities or prejudices against them

Is just as bullshiat an argument as when Tea Partiers make it.

And is basically a way to shut down debate as opposed to listening to others points of view.
You're not as progressive, or enlightened or socially just as you claim to be.
 
2013-04-11 10:01:08 PM  

impaler: BunkyBrewman: What an impotent sloppy little prick of a "man".

Work on your punctuation. Period should be inside the quotation marks, and there shouldn't even be any quotation marks.


American-style "illogical quoting" is an abomination.
 
2013-04-11 10:09:45 PM  
What the hell was that? Passive white supremacism? Dialogue straight out of a Joseph Heller novel.

If being born a white man is lucky, an opinion that I am in partial agreement with, then why is it lucky? How can the premise of "white privilege" not explicitly mean that white men are indeed the best of all other races and genders?

The guy in the video says, "stop biatching, white man, you're the best nature has to offer" and somehow this sentiment is perceived as solidly pro-multicultural. His opinions are stupid and he was stupid to post that video. It's both irony and a paradox .. an ironadox.
 
2013-04-11 10:11:36 PM  
Featured Partner?
 
2013-04-11 10:16:15 PM  

LeroyBourne: I would love to see gays beating a bigot to death.


You prefer murderous violence over freedom of speech? Really?
 
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