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I think it's so cool that Rafa Knight is doing work for Sega now. I love her work! Not only are the models excellent, they can also have a lot of personality, as we can see x) And it's just such a great success story to move from making fan art to actually doing stuff for the company who created the character.

2 hours ago, Gatestormer said:

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In the future, avoid one word/smiley only/picture only posts.

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It's a bit of a sketchy subject to make jokes about. I'm sure he didn't intend it this way, but it's not a far jump to see "I identify as *absurd thing you could not possibly be*" as mocking people who identify as a different gender than they were assigned at birth, and implying that that is equally absurd as identifying as a helicopter.

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Ruby's day at work:

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But seriously, I can see people having a problem with "check your privilege" cause that's just become obnoxious. Though the problem here is more that some people see "I identify as an attack helicopter" as a transphobic joke, or at least dislike that it is mocking otherkin. Like Diogenes said, it's a sketchy subject to make jokes about cause some people can easily be offended by that. Knowing Ruby I doubt that he actually intended to offend anyone with that tweet.

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Just now, Detective Hogfather said:

So basically according to some people we're not allowed to say check your privilege anymore because it somehow undermines them?

No, it's because of the "I identify as an attack helicopter" thing.

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2 minutes ago, Detective Hogfather said:

Can someone explain to me how this does that because I really don't get it.

 

43 minutes ago, Diogenes said:

It's a bit of a sketchy subject to make jokes about. I'm sure he didn't intend it this way, but it's not a far jump to see "I identify as *absurd thing you could not possibly be*" as mocking people who identify as a different gender than they were assigned at birth, and implying that that is equally absurd as identifying as a helicopter.

I'm not sure what more explanation you need than that.

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13 minutes ago, Diogenes said:

"Basically" you should not say things that mock the struggles of marginalized groups.

especially since things like privilege exist no matter how much people love to deny it. 

basically, by saying "check your privilege" coupled with "we identify", they are pretty much saying that they "identify" as a "obscure" brand of species and that the asker should check their privilege because of how easy they have it. i can see how it can be offensive and i'm kinda disappointed. i mean damn, do you need us to write your material for you? 

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I'll be brutally honest: gender dysphoria is a serious issue and not a thing to be messed with, but the ones messing with it are ones who equate trans people to otherkin. The "phenomenon" of fox/whale/fiction/goddess deity people is not yet explored outside of the Internet (specifically Tumblr), so there's every reason to think these people might not be serious. Even if science eventually discovers that otherkin really preceive themselves that way due to differences in brain structure (just like genuine trans people do), most of them might just be bandwagonners. It's always a hip thing to be different, whether it's about being a punk, hipster, bisexual - anything, even being trans. A lot of people identifying as trans went through neither surgery nor HRT (which aren't a walk in the park, mind it), they just feel like "hey, I cut my hair and dress in pants, look at me - I'm special!" And now we have transethnic multisystem Fluttershy-kin added to the equation. If anything, that's mocking trans people, and not what Ruby did.

Why did anyone have to draw the implication that the joke laughs off trans people when it's clearly about inhumane things? These are completely different things, and drawing associations to that kind of extent might just mean you have a problem. Heck, if you know you are different and you can't take a joke this mild, you should question your life choices. People naturally have differences, and all kinds of differences have been joked about, so why does this have to be different? Because you can't adapt to the society, so you need it to bend over you?

As for "check your privilege" thing, it's a phrase designed specifically to not let people speak on certain subjects. It dismisses potentially important opinions based on person's identity, even denying their life experiences. It is an ad hominem at its finest, and it shouldn't just be mocked - it needs to die out.

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2 hours ago, isCasted said:

As for "check your privilege" thing, it's a phrase designed specifically to not let people speak on certain subjects. It dismisses potentially important opinions based on person's identity, even denying their life experiences. It is an ad hominem at its finest, and it shouldn't just be mocked - it needs to die out.

Yeah I have to agree even as someone who is for social justice, that that phrase needs to stop being misused. I thought that the Sonic Twitter was deliberately misusing the phrase to be funny. But it's mostly used to shut people up, especially the people who do benefit from institutional privilege. 

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