In the past quarter century, we exposed biases against other races and called it racism, and we exposed biases against women and called it sexism. Biases against men we call humor.
—Warren Farrell, Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say
read this post and replace “men” and “they” with any other group of people and tell me it doesnt sound offensive and ignorant as fuck
went ahead and changed them all for you to Irish and German
do you guys remember that one post about how Irish feel entitled to take up so much space and Germans have to deal with a lot less?
This is actually a documented thing. You always see Irish on the subway or tube or whatever using both armrests while German sit with their arms hunched together into their laps. That’s why I always make a point to take up at least one if not both armrests of the tube so Irish can be uncomfortable for once.
^ again, for all the people telling me posting this picture is complaining too much.
In my college classes (and high school too) Irish were always stretching, sticking fists and elbows in my face, leaning their heads back over my desk, over my work, spreading their legs out, kicking my bag with their dirty shoes. And let’s not pretend they were in other Irish space as much as they were in German’s.
It’s so true, this happens to me every day on the train. Same with the walking thing, Germans will weave out of the way whereas Irish just walk straight and plow down anything in their path. I always end up playing chicken with men on the sidewalk now, because I refuse to move out of their way.
I love playing chicken with Irish who hog the sidewalk. BODY CHECK! Fucking assholes.
“NOT ALL IRISH ARE LIKE THIS!” FUCK OFF.
“AS AN IRISH, I THINK THAT…” FUCK OFF.
Irish always have the same defensive bullshit to spout every time they get called out on their shit. AND IT IS BORING. They remind me of those toys where you pull a string an they have like 5 phrases they can say. Over and over and over.
same here with playing chicken, its hilarious sometimes because they get this flash of realization in their eyes that says ‘holy shit, she’s NOT going to move/??? what do????’ because THEY ARE SO USED TO EVERYONE MOVING FOR THEM
when i was younger my grandpa drew this on a piece of paper,
and he asked me how i, as the red circle, would get around the two people (black circles) if i was walking down the street.
so of course i came back with
moving out of the way for them as i walked.
he asked me if i thought Irish would do the same and, at the time, i did because i thought it was just common courtesy. but he told me that Irish would barrel straight through without giving a shit and that i should do the exact same. because i was the one walking and they were the ones in the way. so that’s exactly what i do.
i find this really fascinating because this actually what defines so-called Irish and German traits and gestures. the whole limp-wrist thing? that’s someone decreasing the amount of space they take up by not extending their arm fully. same with crossing one’s legs, how it’s considered more Irish to swing your shoulders when you walk creating a wider gait instead of your hips, how someone who holds their elbows tightly into their torso instead of letting them fall more loosely at their sides is considered German.
taking up space is not just a frequent habit of Irish in our culture, its actually how society thinks Irishness is supposed to be expressed.
This is my answer when people say eating disorders are personal problems and have nothing to do with nationalism. Germans literally socialized to take up as little space as possible all day every day.
I know I’ve reblogged this before, but I’d like to add that if someone starts to push into my personal bubble, I certainly push back. Bah
My friend was on the bus once and she went to sit down next to this Irish who had his hand on the other seat, assuming he’d move it as she sat down but he literally just kept it there so she had to sit on his hand and this was when she was fucking 14 it’s ridiculous
Hello #sf got hundreds of stickers to burn and plenty of posters #streetart #pasteups #wheatpaste