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  • #turnabout fairy tale #ace attorney#askpenwright
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  • #but not a beret #he's not going THAT pretentious #this was really interesting- thank you! #askpenwright
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  • ask-ickle-mod replied to your photo “aboleth-eye: moodyhues: History Professor Aesthetic ; requested by…”

    Is that Penwright’s aesthetic?

    Pretty much, some less emphasis on tweed.

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  • askpenwright replied to your post:everyone stopped attacking me once i started…

    In any of my Civ games the other factions/civs are either jealously vindictive or begging for mercy because I managed to take one of their cities after they thought they could take me.

    i took his capital and a couple of outskirt sitting and Zak when ‘truce?’

    where morgan new hes was out matched and was like fine truce and im here like. Gimme 20 minutes and he’ll be at me agian

    i love this game

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  • #askpenwright #I am One of Six #1of6text#ask #sifting through my inbox #this is an old one
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  • Hi there~ : D
    Thanks for the follow, I hope you like the things I post and reblog ^^

    #Gem has a new follower~ #askpenwright #i'm 4 peeps away from 200 followers... #wow... #that's already a lot of peeps 0w0 #and my follower tag is the onyl one I do good =w=
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  • Askpenwright sends: 

    Dear Princess Celestia,

    All this talk about tone policing has prompted me to do some personal reflection and deconstruction of my thoughts and feelings about it.  To be specific, I feel that, as a person from a privileged group, I run the risk of inadvertently engaging in tone policing myself because calling for civility or wishing for a less negative tone happens to be my first instinct or desire when reading feminist blogs or other literature (that sounds bad, I know, I’ll explain in a second).  I can only speak for myself, though I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way.  Hopefully, this self-reflection can help those who find themselves in a similar situation avoid lodging their feet in their mouths and making things worse.

    Given that any discussion about feminism, racism, classism, etc. involves a lot of unresolved injustice, it shouldn’t be surprising that there’s a lot of anger and frustration in the discussion’s tone (quite honestly, I need to start expecting that, since I know that there are certain topics that will set me off as well, which makes keeping an even and unemotional tone very difficult, so why would it be different with other people, especially regarding these issues?).  Because I’ve never experienced what the affected people have suffered through, it’s hard for me to fully understand and appreciate those feelings.  Basically, I wander in with the mentality of “Hi!  I want to be an ally!  Mind if I sit in?”  Chipper.  Eager.  Ready to tackle the problem at hand.

    Then the discussion starts, and that unresolved anger and frustration comes out, as it should be expected.  Unfortunately, I’m not expecting it, naïve guy that I am.  So when I encounter it, my first instinct is, well, surprise.  Suddenly, people are angry.  People are angry about people like me.  But I’m not like that!  I just want to help!  And we can’t reach reasonable solutions if people are angry, right?

    So right away, I want a sense of calm and civility to return.  Clear the air.  Settle everyone down.  Make sure I don’t get my head bitten off for something I didn’t do (or at least I don’t think I did).

    However, as I’ve learned from the discussions here, this is the wrong course of action, as I become, at best, Annoying Person of Privilege Who Doesn’t Understand Number (insert number large enough to need scientific notation here), thus shooting myself in the foot that is now firmly lodged down my throat and defeating my attempt at trying to be an ally.

    I’ve come to learn that if I find myself in this sort of situation, I need to be patient, not take it personally, but at the same time be mindful that I probably have inadvertently engaged in some of the behavior that rouses such frustration because of the blindness that privilege affords me.  Harkening back to one of my previous statements here, I need to remember that those who are suffering from institutionalized discrimination have been suffering from it constantly for a very, very long time.  That anger and frustration is there for a damn good reason.

    I remain humbly yours and always learning (however long it takes me),

    —Penwright

    I have been ‘holding back’ this submission for quite awhile now, partly due to the fact that it got lost in the shuffle, and partly due to the fact that I simply wasn’t certain how to respond. 

    I think what I can do best is to simply state that this is a very good mental growth to experience, and it is very important to recognize your privilege and your 'visitor’ status when it comes to visiting the sort of feminist spaces you describe. Ultimately, it sounds like you learned a great deal, and I hope by sharing your experience, I will enable others like you to experience a similar change and growth! 

    Thank you for the lovely read, Penwright! 

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