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Quatrarius  ·  994 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Netflix employees walk out to protest Dave Chappelle’s special.

the thing is is that i didn't get angry when i saw the special, but i find myself getting angry here. i saw some tweet the other day from some neonazi guy on twitter talking about some unrelated topic - i think it was some white schoolteacher doing a mock indian wardance in her math class for some reason - and this nazi guy said "i approve of this because it's making fun of a culture i don't respect" or something along those lines. i prefer it when people acknowledge that something is derogatory when they claim to enjoy it rather than pretending that it's something it isn't. it's the dishonesty that makes me angry more than the discrimination. i can understand somebody being transphobic - i have transphobic attitudes! everybody does at one point or another, again, in a society that is built around 2-genders-you-are-what-your-genitals-say! but i don't understand defending transphobia while at the same time saying it isn't transphobia





Quatrarius  ·  994 days ago  ·  link  ·  

this tweet is a funnier trans joke than anything i've seen from tell-it-like-it-is standup guys because it's informed by the experience - as a trans person i look at this and think this is hilarious

dave chappelle is telling the fried chicken and watermelon of trans jokes, is the problem

ButterflyEffect  ·  994 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This must be an exhausting engagement for you and just wanted to pop and say thanks for sharing your perspective, the last line in your post which I’m replying to is poignant.

ecib  ·  994 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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ecib  ·  994 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I didn't opine on what's "derogatory" or not, but for my part, have a high tolerance for "derogatory" jokes of all types (especially when they are not the point of the bit), including those against my background, which I remember my father scolding me for laughing at as a kid. Imo Dave was profoundly humanizing to trans people in that special and you don't have to be trans or not trans to see it (or disagree with that). Also, not only do I not defend transphobia, I'm against it.

Also I don't find white Supremicists tweeting about how they hate other cultures funny like you do. That's just me tho.

Quatrarius  ·  994 days ago  ·  link  ·  

i didn't say i found it funny, you jackass, i said i preferred his open prejudice to veiled prejudice - thank you for giving me further reason for that opinion. score cheap points some other way.

we both have a high tolerance for bad jokes; the difference between us is that i have a low tolerance for sucking my own cock. That's just me tho.

profoundly humanize my dick and balls

ecib  ·  994 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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ecib  ·  994 days ago  ·  link  ·  

"Funnier" implies some amount of humor imo, but I'll let you take it back ;)