limit-the-sky asked: are you guys going to do fanart friday?
white-tiger-rose asked: Ignore my submission about lilprince. Apparently someone got through to them. At least for now it seems.
okaysional asked: What does the word cunt have to do with misogyny? It's an expletive. Like fuck, like shit, like bitch, like twat, like dick.... Why is it a big no-no to some people?
friendzoning-ninja: Women who think using a word like “cunt” in a demeaning sense is ~reclaiming it~ White women who like to tone police how a woman of color deals with the racism they deal with, all the while ignoring the racism being pointed out to worry about their white wimminz fee-fee over calling a racist cunt, a cunt.
trips-deactivated20120702 asked: You can't use the c-word in a derogatory, hurtful manner and be "reclaiming" it. Not how reclaiming works. It's not derailing the conversation to point out that you use misogynistic language to attack people while calling out whitewashing, it's starting a new one. Sometimes it's possible to have two conversations at once! And yes, I am "tone-policing" you,...
demon-kiri asked: Something you said is bothering me. Something about how we shouldn't police people for things we don't like...or force things on them... OH YEAH It was about how you offended someone by using cunt! Because we totes can only be offended by things that offend you. To quote you, "But don’t go around forcing other people to do so. It’s tone policing, word policing, and...
soso-surprise asked: what do you have against dark skinned people??
TayTay: IS THIS IS TROLL BLOG?
DAMNLAYOFFTHETAN? I MEAN… I CAN’T WITH MY LIFE ANYMORE IS THIS FOR REAL IT GETS MORE AND MORE RIDICULOUS
hiphopfightsplaque asked: OMG Did you see their FAQ? The third question: "Who do you support in the presidential election? Obama." Like what? As if that changes the fact that they're racist assholes!
daggerpen asked: Just as a general note, anyone who follows this blog should probably just save themselves some massive frustration and block damnlayoffthetan. As should the mods here, honestly, since this asshat clearly reads this blog and it's only a matter of time before they ramp up their trolling.
Mod Post Deedee: Ugh.... Sigh
korraisnottan: So instead of reblogging and raging, I’d like to make the followers aware of Two new “Pro” whitewashing blogs that are out there. Damn Lay Off The Tan and White Wash Power The latter actually submitted a whitewashed picture of Korra to us, saying “I cleansed that doo doo mud brown off her skin :) praise me for it” I’m only deleting it. I don’t have the patience to deal with...
raithunder asked: Yo, have you heard of damnlayoffthetan? They're a much lamer and white version of DLOtB and they're pretty crazy - they actually called Asami white and said that Bryke were being racist by making her 'tan'.
avocado-slice asked: You do realize that in your two last submissions, the characters are under a bright yellow light source? Look at Korra's hair and Iris clothing. Iris clothing is the best example because part of the folds being touched by the light source are also white, overall her suit looks several tones brighter than it originally is so it's obvious that the skin would get the same treatment. If the...
trilies asked: Sorry, I'm going to have to agree with trips on this one. If you're reclaiming a slur that's used on yourself (like a woman referring to herself as a bitch), that's one thing, but you're not reclaiming anything if you're using bitch/cunt/whatever in a negative manner towards someone else. It's doing damage to *all* women... Black women included.
eyeofmantorok asked: I already sent an ask about this but I've been having internet trouble and it probably got lost in all the racist bullshit surrounding the LoK finale, so I apologize if I'm being annoying, but can you please tag your gifs? I love this blog and I really don't want to have to unfollow over something as simple as this but some of us have medical conditions that get triggered by...
delightofays-deactivated2012100 asked: That's the only part of what I had to say that you feel is worth addressing? You didn't even address it correctly:I said you treat anyone who's not a POC as inferior, not that you treat white people as inferior. That holier-than-thou attitude is all over the blog, even with the "white whine" thing. Like the only people who are going to "whine" about your blog...
snarkeet asked: If the creators of The Legend of Korra were racist whitewashers, don't you suppose they never would have made their protagonist brown to begin with? Furthermore, why is whitewashing always the culprit when coloration errors are much more likely to be the problem?
trips-deactivated20120702 asked: Wow, are you serious using a misogynistic slur like c***?? I just lost a lot of respect for you. As a black woman I am very offended by that word.
likeoneofyourfrenchboys asked: Actually, I'd argue that even attraction based on hair color is fetishizing in a creepy, socialized way. Skin color even more so, but the entire idea of being attracted to a color is ridiculous and not something that would even work without a whole bunch of social constructs and stereotypes built around that color. Even with weight, people have, throughout history, always been attracted to...
HEY, MODS: IF YOU HAPPEN TO GET ON TOMORROW:
BRHood: There’s this dumbass delightofayes in our askbox. DON’T TOUCH THEM. THEY’RE MINE. Thanks. :3
afropuffe asked: I have to say I disagree with your sentiments about skin color attraction and their ties to fetishism. Yes, there's a good chance that a white person with a preference for non-white skin IS fetishizing, but I also think a lot of people are ignoring the purely aesthetic point of view. It's hard to distinguish (especially in this society), but it's a bit of an unfair generalization,...
outofthetiles asked: I wasn't trying to be...
MADE REBLOGGABLE BY DEMAND: BRHood: Jesus christ, here we go. So, for starters, let’s not compare the “body positive” community to racial attraction since said community tends to ignore black and other PoC bodies in general. Because only white bodies are allowed to be fat in that community. No. Now, any preference, and this is my hard held belief that will never change ever, is socialized. If...
riversbed asked: I wasn't trying to be challenging, I was legitimately asking, because in the body positive community I see a lot of "I'm fine with fat people, they're just not my preference" which I can't decide if I think it's bullshit. On one hand you like what you like, but how much of it is socialization, rather than legitimate attraction? I didn't know if it correlates...
riversbed asked: is it necessarily fetishizing to prefer darker skin? Is it possible for that preference to simply be a preference, such as a preference between dark/light hair and dark/light eye colors?
INTRODUCING: WHITE WHINE WEDNESDAY
BRHood: alas-mypetticoats suggested that we have “White Whine Wednesday” where we address all the bitching and complaining people give us. After asking the other mods, we all agreed that this would be a great idea for many reasons. It means that we mods are no longer obligated to deal with the whiners every day, and it also gives you guys a day to avoid our blog if you don’t want...
midnightisaplace asked: I love your blog SO MUCH. <3 Also, not to sound racist or seem like I'm ignoring/dismissing/trivializing the racial/prejudice bullcrap POC go through (white man out of jail has a 30% higher chance of getting hired vs. black man, racial profiling, harrassment, etc), but I would much rather be latino or black purely for aesthetic purposes. I find darker skin more attractive. White washers...
sochiru asked: have you guys checked out cosplayingwhileblack? I can't even handle the awesomeness
delightofays-deactivated2012100 asked: Feel free to handwave my question with a gif, but do you ever wonder if you're being insensitive to all dem "white people"? Yes, ofc whitewashing is a thing, and it's annoying as hell-but the way all the mods on this blog are talking, it feels like there's serious hatred for "white people" going on. You're not acting like everyone's equal, you're...
trilliamsdotcom asked: There's a special place in hell for any fucker that whitewashes Ororo Tchala, Queen of Wakanda and Goddess of Weather...
Basic: A definition.
BRHood: So, we got a few asks that I rightfully ignored asking us what “basic” meant. And, in the DLOTB tag (because people still think they should bitch about us and then tag it; like we AIN’T tracking the fucking tag), someone also questioned what it means. While a few people who asked are not trolls or even bad people (in fact, they are followers who often give support), the...
ponyewest: Reading damnlayoffthebleach is really quite painful. I seriously don’t know why I even subjected myself to that. BRHood: There’s an exit button. Use it and stop bitching. kthnxbai
candycosmonaut asked: You honestly think I'm a non-brown POC? LOL OKAY. You shouldn't just assume shit like that. Apart from that, very informative (if not a bit passive-aggressive), thanks. When you mentioned the Korean celebrity, did you mean Amerie or Yoon Mi Rae?
kapanet-deactivated20120920 asked: To add on to the Amon debate, this isn't the first time the show's creators have done this. I mean Sokka on the Book 1: Water, Volume 3 DVD is pretty bleached out. Not even a hint of his brown skin. I'm not sure about the other DVD covers, and I just noticed this one because my sister had found the DVD earlier. Should I send in a picture or no?
fleeet asked: Sorry I couldn't reply until now. How about instead of replying with gifs, you reply with words? ...or are you too afraid to admit you might be even slightly wrong? (And when I say wrong, I mean about how you're expressing your feelings, not the fact that you're against white-wash)