I’ve been tweeting all morning about #rapeculture & #abuseculture, and someone asked me what I meant when I referred to Strong People Myths. I think some/most of us are familiar with the Strong Black Woman Trope right? Right. For those that are unfamiliar with it, it can best be…
Admit it. You made an ignorant, flippant remark about and you cannot back it up with ANYTHING.
You’re quite invested in this law student thing. Look, for me, I have my reservations…
I was, however, trying to say that if one’s goal is to actively attack or destroy the state, I fail to see how ~defending~ people against the state acts as a vehicle for state hatred, and by extension, state dismantling, doesn’t really stand too strong when you’re actively participating in the state itself.
Alright, I think I understand where I misunderstood you.
Here’s my problem with the way your comment came across: you seem to have a very narrow definition of what people who study law are capable of. Studying law does not necessarily mean that a person will practice it. In fact, some get doctorates in law and go on to teach about it. Some write critically (very critically) about it.
I believe that to effectively dismantle something as pervasive as “the state”, the change would have to happen from within. I don’t think we can chip away at the state and call it change. If you really want to change something so established, you have to change the nature of it.
That is why I feel so strongly about diversity in the law community. Right now, it’s shit because it’s notorious for being comprised of conservative, conformist white people who just want to pay off their loans. To have more people from different backgrounds, with more diverse political perspectives could provide opportunities to change the nature of the state so that it can possibly become something else entirely.
Ok, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. Do you think I misunderstood your original post?
If so, then there’s nothing to discuss.
If not, then you made a useless generalization. There are socialists, communists, libertarians and anarchists who study law. My point is that your sarcastic comment came across as thoughtless because there are plenty of people who study law because they realize how messed up the state is. The problem is that, as fucked up as it is, the state still has its self-appropriated authority that it uses to oppress people. Some people raise awareness. Some study law to fight those injustices in the most effective way they can. Some even do both. :-)
In this fandom where “whitewashing” is such a hot button issue, I think that it’s really distasteful to adjust gifs in such a way that it makes Korra look very pale… I know this may be hypocritical of me to say because I know I have reblogged a gifset or two like this in the past, but I’m not going to do it moving forward and I think that if we as a fandom are going to self-police keeping the character designs “on model” then it needs to be consistent.
Clearly, the best way to show your hatred for the state is to be a law student.
I was going to ask if perhaps you were retarded and that’s why you wrote something so stupid, but then I read your blog description. Now, this may be a bit difficult…
Sorry, sinidentidades, but you’re wrong on this one. Criminal defense attorneys probably have the most disdain for the U.S. judicial system than any other people I know. That’s because they see what people ignorant of the judicial system see.
On a separate note, Fidel Castro was a law student…