the thing is though i dont think i’ve ever met a single dude who genuinely made an effort not to be misogynistic but still actually takes offense when a woman says “urg, men”
and pretty much every white person who is able to recognise and unpack their privilege gets what i mean when i say “urg, white people”
and straight people who are legit supporters do not get huffy when i say “urg, straight people”
and like im cis, but when trans people say “urg, cis people” im not horribly wounded
because when you’re aware of the system you also understand that it’s not about you
and i understand that nobody hates me for being cis, they hate the power that i have over them because im cis (or light-skinned, or able-bodied, etc)
like remember that quote that was like “no, i didn’t say all white people, but since that’s what you took away from it, yes, all white people”? pretty much, the more angry and confrontational you are about blanket comments, the more those comments are directed at you
which makes them a really convenient and effective thing
That’s hilariously patronizing.
i dont think anyone can argue that its not true tho. the people who get offended about ~reverse-racism~ are usually the exact kind of people that ~reverse-racism~ is targeted at.
I get where it comes from, but basically it’s a “retroactive justification” clause for generalization, which really isn’t something I prefer standing behind since it gets flung at all sorts of Others and I really am not sure it’s always explainable through that process you describe.