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I'M AN EQUALIST

Posted by delilah , Jun 27 2013 · 283 views

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I can't stand that term. It diminishes the fact that some classes are being marginalized while others are granted privilege, which ultimately circumvents the issue and muddles the solution.

It's a good example of the heart being in the right place but the action not lining up as intended.

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Funny, I've always heard "egalitarian" rather than "equalist."

 

And apparently, so has Google Chrome, because it doesn't even recognize "equalist" as a word.  This just in:  Chrome does not recognize the existence of equality.

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Hahli Husky
Jun 27 2013 05:07 PM

Oh Amon. You were such an accurate representation clearly.

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Own Personal Quixote
Jun 27 2013 05:08 PM

eyru u warm my heart

 

am now equalist

 

<3

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Engineer Alexandra Humva
Jun 27 2013 06:02 PM

I can't stand that term. It diminishes the fact that some classes are being marginalized while others are granted privilege, which ultimately circumvents the issue and muddles the solution.

It's a good example of the heart being in the right place but the action not lining up as intended.

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Seeing as I am an equalist and have always referred to myself as such, I figure I should step up to explain myself.

 

I understand that it can seem like those of us who call ourselves equalists could seem to be ignoring the injuried parties. I, personally, call myself an equalist because my beliefs expand beyond feminism, who's main purpose is gender equality. I find that equalist sums up my belief nicely that all humans should be equal, and not judged by who they are but what they do. I have no beef with feminism, nor am I implying that feminism can't help in areas outside of gender. I'm simply saying that it implies a gender-centric mindset of equality in my mind, and so, I call myself an equalist more to put myself at rest than anyone else. Calling myself an equalist encompasses my beliefs in gender, race, and orientation in one neat little package. I don't think one of the tenets of feminism is Cherokee race relations, and nor should it; it's goal is gender-centric and that's a-ok. It'd be a terrible mess if it had everything ever piled into it. I simply prefer one term over several to describe myself.

 

tl;dr it's more logistical than anything else.

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I can't stand that term. It diminishes the fact that some classes are being marginalized while others are granted privilege, which ultimately circumvents the issue and muddles the solution.

It's a good example of the heart being in the right place but the action not lining up as intended.

~*end rant*~

 

Agreed. Straight white middle-to-upper-class CIS males ain't struggling. They're on top of the pyramid, so to speak.

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Ymper Trymon
Aug 15 2013 01:21 PM

I don't see how saying that your goal is equality as a general thing diminishes awareness of inequality. If anything, it's a rather blunt acknowledgement of the fact that, yes, some people are marginalized, and others are privileged. Saying that you're an everything-is-perfectly-fine-the-way-it-is-ist would be doing that. Saying that you're an equalist/egalitarian is more of a broad statement of support for feminism/racial equality/religious freedom/LGBT rights/the rights of the handicapped/anything else I might have missed.

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