Can I come around during Oreo time? O_O That would be a dream come true ... especially if they're double stuf[f]s!! (They only have one "f" .... annoys me)I often research things I'm interested in or don't know about. I also draw and read psychology books. And then there's that set aside time of the day that is dedicated to Oreos. Mmmmmm. What do other INTPs do?
That world gets reeeal incestuous and melodramatic.I used to do like feminist blogging or whatever, but I realized that I hate everyone in the entire world, so the whole social justice thing doesn't work very well for me. I just want to slap everyone. I could start a non-profit called "slaps for everyone."
Haha. Yep. I took a women's studies class in college. I was the only male. Many of the discussions turned into complaints like the one you described. It was interesting, though, because I simply had no idea how some women experienced or viewed the world. I think they enjoyed having me there as I was always asked for my reaction to their views.That world gets reeeal incestuous and melodramatic.
Plus, at some point you realize that it's mostly just relatively rich white girls complaining because Barbie makes them feel fat and it's just... ugh...
I'm a feminist and I think feminism matters. I just can't do feminist blogs.
Many people who get worked up over social justice causes have no frame of reference. I've actually worked/work with indigent clients who were/are mostly minorities. I think I have a decent grasp of how the justice system works in regards to minorities. I've also clerked for a non-profit that provided legal aid to victims of domestic violence. The cases I was involved with included rape, stalking, and all other types of domestic violence issues. Some people who get worked up and have a conversation with me have this false sense of thinking they actually know what it's like to be discriminated against or battered. And these people are usually upper-middle class people who have no real idea of what it's like and their outrage comes off as more than disingenuous. It's also a little patronizing to the people who actually are discriminated against.If middle American white people don't get outraged on behalf of the minorities they've never met, who will?