Am I the only Slytherin with a fair number of Hufflepuff friends?
Naw, I love my ‘Puffs!!!
Slytherins and Hufflepuffs are both huge on the concept of community and loyalty. Slytherins tend to be exclusive about it, though (“my people, hurt them and no one will find the body”) and puffs are inclusive (“there’s enough cake for everyone, here, come have a piece!”)
Don’t forget we have to wake up Green Day tomorrow.
Ok just a reminder to everyone: If you’re planning on tweeting billie joe armstrong “wake up” or something tomorrow, DON’T. The song is about his father’s death and so it’s really personal and treating it like a joke isn’t the right thing to do. Plus he’s asked so many times for people to stop and no one listens so yeah. Please don’t do that.
If someone says “don’t end hate with hate” they don’t mean you should just let people bully you. That would be stupid, what they mean is, you should fight against the bullies, but don’t become one yourself
Oh my god fucking thank you
except a lot of the time that’s exactly what is meant by that. “don’t end hate with hate”: stay quiet and polite about what is happening to you. shh. don’t make a fuss. don’t fight fire with fire. don’t fight fire with anything. actually, just sit there and burn, why don’t you.
it’s a classic example of gaslighting: it reframes the victim’s actions as JUST AS BAD as the bullying/oppression/systemic inequalities they’re defending themselves against. and it’s so insidious that after hearing it all our lives, we start seeing it as normal…
that’s how the status quo is defended. that’s how you get kids being suspended from school because their bully hurt their hand on their ribcage. that’s how you get people screaming MISANDRY!!! when women ask men to, y’know, not rape them. and that’s also the same kind of thinking that allows shit like “reverse racism” to exist and even flourish.