Amidst growing frustrations with a racist world it was a cathartic moment for many. Yet this historic and symbolic moment was not overwhelmingly supported.
Links to support protests + anti-racism charities: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd - donate evenly to 70+ bail funds for protestors - getting them out protects them, supports them, and shows they are not alone. 15 million dollars raised so far. https://bailproject.org/ - USA charity campaigning generally to free people from the injustice/inequity of bail + the prison system … Continue reading BLACKOUT – Amplify protesters voices
The system of politics is distant and bureaucratic. Just like money as a medium of exchange makes it harder for humans to understand costs; mass-democracy as a medium of politics makes it harder for humans to understand power.
The internet has had a reputation as a cesspit for years. People are braver and more aggressive online to the point where “the comment section” is a by-word for a snake pit of vicious, circular and vindictive arguments. It shouldn't be a surprise that it’s only after this new online frontier that the phrase … Continue reading Cooling Off Instead – Healing My SJW Tendencies For the Better
Aren't we all just individuals, trying their best, trying not to hurt anyone but accepting some violence as necessary? Doesn't that fit both the left and the right? The biggest lie politicians and the internet tells us is that any of the issues are simple. In the UK right now, Brexit is a daily example … Continue reading We can Do More Than Punching Nazis
Trusting myself enough to build habits and build a life and care for myself isn’t easy or simple. It takes resolve and power that you might feel you never had. You might feel you never earned the right to decide that you matter and deserve to exist. That's an impossible argument; there’s no objective way … Continue reading When Self-Care Feels Futile, Remember This
Diversity terminology can be seen as a real rabbit hole, but is that a fair assessment? Is this complexity really necessary? This is not a test, just a visual. I don’t know all these flags or words. From: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/9-queer-pride-flags-that-you-probably-didnt-know-about Let me use something the concept of the “squish” to demonstrate the layers at work here. First, … Continue reading Justice Jargon: You need to stop speaking it.
This blog started as a way to put all my social justice energy somewhere it could stand apart from tumblr.com.
This is the story of why I left it, and why I'm still forever grateful.
No one wants to talk about how easily hated the genuine well-meaning social justice activist is. In our online communities, we like to pretend like we don't care about those basic white/cis/straight/male people's opinions anyway. And on many levels, we don't. There's more to life than other people's opinions. But this attitude is only viable … Continue reading Being the sole Social Justice Warrior
(Alternatively: Did It Take A Village To Create The Orlando Killer?) Homophobia, mental illness, religion.... all different motivators. Does it matter? Is it more important to focus on gun control or the shooter's incentives? Ultimately, micro-aggressions turn into macro-aggressions which turn into the worst kind of record breaking for american citizens. All the debate at … Continue reading Pick Your Demons in Mass Shootings