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Recommended Reading: The Shit Girls Say meme: friendly prejudice, but prejudice all the same

January 17th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

We have lots of thoughts about the “Shit Girls Say” meme (unfunny) and about the “Shit X Says to Y” meme (in many cases, poignant). We’d like to refer you to Thea Lim’s piece at the Guardian for some reading:

What’s friendly prejudice? The most common defence of racism is: “But I didn’t intend to be racist.” This response relies on the idea that if we didn’t intend to offend someone, then their feelings can’t possibly be hurt. The Shit X Says to Y videos are delightfully validating because they show that those with the genuinely lovely intentions of being your friend and seeking commonality with you can still be rude and hurtful.

Check out the whole article here.

If you have other articles to recommend on the topic, please leave them in comments.

Tags: queeriosities, race and racism, recommended reading

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