Posted 5 months ago

dratinii:

SHINY POKEMON GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone! I recently hit goal(THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH <3), so I decided to make my first ever giveaway! Here is you chance to win one of these precious babies.

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RULES

  • You must be following me.
  • Reblogs and likes both count, reblog as many times you want. (DON’T SPAM YOUR FOLLOWERS)
  • Please have your ask box open.
  • You have to own XY obviously.
  • Be comfortable with sharing your Friend Code.
  • No giveaway blogs.
  • You must respond in 24 hours.
  • Winners will be chosen at random.

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THERE WILL BE 17 WINNERS! ONE PERSON CHOOSES ONE POKEMON. AS AN ADDED BONUS EACH WINNER WILL CHOOSE ONE OF THREE EVENT SHINY CREATION TRIO LEGENDARIES.

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That’s about it! If you have any questions about each Pokemon please send me an ask.

GIVEAWAY ENDS APRIL 5 at 12:00 P.M. CST.

GOOD LUCK!! (>^w^)

Posted 11 months ago

The sky when it snows is absolutely perfect. It can be 1 o’clock in the morning and bright outside. The silence of everything when it snows is beautiful. You can barely hear a sound when the snow covers everything. Just watching the snow fall and stick to the ground is beautiful. Yeah I guess it sucks that it’s cold and you have to shovel it out, but coming in from the cold and putting on warm clothes, sitting in the heat, and drinking hot chocolate is so relaxing. I miss the snow so much.

The sky when it snows is absolutely perfect. It can be 1 o’clock in the morning and bright outside. The silence of everything when it snows is beautiful. You can barely hear a sound when the snow covers everything. Just watching the snow fall and stick to the ground is beautiful. Yeah I guess it sucks that it’s cold and you have to shovel it out, but coming in from the cold and putting on warm clothes, sitting in the heat, and drinking hot chocolate is so relaxing. I miss the snow so much.

Posted 1 year ago

The cis slur.

pufftaire:

some-other-dude:

If someone says “ugh crackers” it’s still a slur regardless of my feelings towards it. It’s just a double standard, if someone insults someone based on their race, gender, sexuality etc. it doesn’t matter which group they’re insulting it’s still a slur.

do you even listen

privileged groups are not oppressed

privileged groups therefore do not have slurs spewed at them

if i went “ugh straight people” in public all the time, i would get harassed and assaulted

but if someone goes “ugh faggots” all the time in public, no one says a word

It seems as though you are not listening to me either. It’s a rather large assumption to say that all ‘privileged’ groups are not oppressed, yes you can be white, male, straight, wealthy, cisgendered etc. and in that sense you are labelled as ‘privileged’ but unless you are to look at individuals circumstances rather than a generalised group you cannot say someone is privileged/oppressed or not.

In the examples you’ve given if someone seriously says something such as “ugh faggots” in a group of like-minded individuals then yes it will go unnoticed, but if this was to happen in a group of people who oppose derogative terms to individuals based on, for example their sexuality then people would speak out.

My whole point is that a slur does’t apply purely to the oppressed, a slur by definition is a statement or phrase used against an individual to tarnish their reputation or character. If you use an aspect of a persons character to hurt a person regardless of who that person is or what privileges they uphold, it can still be considered a slur.

Posted 1 year ago

The cis slur.

pufftaire:

some-other-dude:

But surely using terms such as ‘cis’ derogatively and using words such as ‘privileged’ (whilst not knowing the background of the so called ‘privileged’ person) is in itself a slur against that specific group.

you know you can have privileges and be oppressed at the same time right like i’m white so i’m privileged by my race but i’m queer so i do not have cis or straight privilege

that’s not hard to understand

if someone goes “ugh crackers” because white people are annoying i’m not going to shout slur because it’s not???????????

If someone says “ugh crackers” it’s still a slur regardless of my feelings towards it. It’s just a double standard, if someone insults someone based on their race, gender, sexuality etc. it doesn’t matter which group they’re insulting it’s still a slur.

Posted 1 year ago

The cis slur.

pufftaire:

some-other-dude:

Yes I know what ‘cis’ stands for, I doubt I’d be making a post about it if I didn’t. Sorry if I read this wrong, but are you saying that you can’t have slurs against ‘privileged groups’? That just doesn’t make any sense at all! 

that makes plenty of sense

there are slurs against PoC

there are slurs against people in the LGBTQIA+ community

there are slurs against women

there are slurs against disabled people

but there is not a single damn slur for privileged groups

But surely using terms such as ‘cis’ derogatively and using words such as ‘privileged’ (whilst not knowing the background of the so called ‘privileged’ person) is in itself a slur against that specific group.

Posted 1 year ago

The cis slur.

pufftaire:

some-other-dude:

I’m not saying the word ‘cis’ is a slur, I’m saying people use the word ‘cis’ as a slur.

i????? that’s wrong 

cis is short for cisgender

cisgender

as in people who identify as cisgender

and you can’t have slurs against privileged groups???????? 

Yes I know what ‘cis’ stands for, I doubt I’d be making a post about it if I didn’t. Sorry if I read this wrong, but are you saying that you can’t have slurs against ‘privileged groups’? That just doesn’t make any sense at all! 

Posted 1 year ago

The cis slur.

pufftaire:

some-other-dude:

As an individual who wholeheartedly supports the trans community I find it incredibly ironic for someone who is transgendered to use the term “cis” in a derogative manner. Surely by using the word “cis” as an insult it’s exactly the same as someone using “trans” as an insult. Rather than using a term which could possibly group together all cisgendered people, why not call out a transphobic person for what they are?

are you really fucking saying that the word “cis” is a slur wow

incredible

I’m not saying the word ‘cis’ is a slur, I’m saying people use the word ‘cis’ as a slur.

Posted 1 year ago

The cis slur.

i-sauntered-vaguely-downwards:

some-other-dude:

As an individual who wholeheartedly supports the trans community I find it incredibly ironic for someone who is transgendered to use the term “cis” in a derogative manner. Surely by using the word “cis” as an insult it’s exactly the same as someone using “trans” as an insult. Rather than using a term which could possibly group together all cisgendered people, why not call out a transphobic person for what they are?

1) Cis is not a slur. Before you attempt to label cis a slur, trying learning what a slur actually is.

2) For that matter do you know what ‘cis’ is? It’s just shorthand for cisgender. So why on earth are you objecting to the word ‘grouping together all cisgender people’ like yeah that’s the function of the word, is is a descriptor, to describe a group of people….. Like I honestly don’t understand the objection here.

3) Also no, using cis as an insult (which doesn’t happen as often as I see it claimed…. hmmmmm) is not exactly the same as using trans* as an insult (which actually does happen a lot or is at least implied….. hmmm….. I bet that’s because of cissexism and the fact that being trans*, in a cissexist, ciscentric society is considered bad and other and wrong and freaky and a bunch of other negative things…… where as being cis is considered ‘normal’ and right and okay) It’s just not.

4) Along those lines making generalizations about cis people, referring to cis people as an oppressive group (which…… is true) to vent, to make angry comments about oppressive shit, as a method of self defense, etc. is not inherently bad and, just as a preemptive strike, not the same thing as generalizing trans* peeps (which is a facet of oppression actually)

5) You’re tone policing. You don’t wholeheartedly support the trans* community.

- Leon

In a response to your points I’d also like to make a few points of my own:

1) By definition slur means “an insinuation or allegation about someone that is likely to insult or damage their reputation” (oxford dictionary), so by using the term ‘cis’ I never said the word ‘cis’ on it’s own is an insult, but it is an insult when people use it derogatively.

2) You’re assuming I don’t know what the term ‘cis’ means, I’ve even tagged my original post as ‘cisgender’. I know it refers to someone who identifies as the sex they were born as, as opposed to a transgender person who does not identify with the sex they were born as. 

3) I never argued the frequency of which the term was used as an insult, but rather the fact that it is used as insult/slur. What you are saying is just a case of double standards. Just because one group is the majority, does not mean it’s okay to use a term which is based purely on gender as an insult. It’s not appropriate or correct to use ‘trans’ as an insult, I’m not denying that, but it’s also not right to use ‘cis’ as an insult, which is the point of my original post.

4) Once again you’re making assumptions. I’m not generalising any group of people, although it seems to me that you are. By seemingly referring to all cisgender people as the oppressive group you are highlighting my original point, which was that an identity or single word is now used as an umbrella term to insult a group of people or slur their reputation. There are a lot of cisgender people who do support equality and do not use either ‘trans’ or ‘cis’ in a derogative manner.

5) You imply I don’t support the transgender community as you believe I am ‘tone policing’. I support transgender people in their decisions and I will never treat someone differently due to their identity. The whole point of my original post was to highlight the irony of using ‘cis’ as an insult. There shouldn’t be any double standards.

Posted 1 year ago

The cis slur.

As an individual who wholeheartedly supports the trans community I find it incredibly ironic for someone who is transgendered to use the term “cis” in a derogative manner. Surely by using the word “cis” as an insult it’s exactly the same as someone using “trans” as an insult. Rather than using a term which could possibly group together all cisgendered people, why not call out a transphobic person for what they are?

Posted 1 year ago