Ever been called an SJW? Read this.

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I don’t feel like I pick battles anymore. Am I even a SJW anymore? As time goes on, my life becomes more full and less rhetorical.  I’m as committed to my values as ever - freedom, equality, diversity. I argue less. I “know” less answers, but hold the answers I do have more strongly. I ruminate … Continue reading Ever been called an SJW? Read this.

Reformed SJW Thought Police? How I learned to be gentler with myself and others.

A popular image of the SJW is that of a self-appointed, brutal and totalitarian thought-policing dictatorship, completely opposed to free speech and any expression of dissent. It’s not a well-liked representation. However whilst student activists exercising their democratic right to protest is hardly an abuse of power, there is a grain of truth to this … Continue reading Reformed SJW Thought Police? How I learned to be gentler with myself and others.

Kindness by a Thousand Messages

This is a post about Recovery, the self-care and mental health process. There is a parallel between pervasive social messages about equality and about self care. I think learning “self-justice” can be just as important as learning about justice for others. When I discovered Tumblr in my late teens, I discovered an abundance of both. … Continue reading Kindness by a Thousand Messages

2018 Blog Maintenance Post and Update: Thank you

Just a little post to say I am currently writing again, and taking it more seriously this time around. I'm keeping track of the time I take, and working on posts regularly, and I've found a structure that I believe is going to help me get more interesting and relevant posts out more often. I'd … Continue reading 2018 Blog Maintenance Post and Update: Thank you

You’re a Hypocrite! What about MY free speech!

What's going on in the Hypocrisy/FreezePeach Argument? If you've ever tried to have a meaningful conversation with a casual bigot on the internet ever you've had this conversation: Them: *bigoted casually harmful thing* Just my opinion though! You: That opinion is trash and perpetuates stereotypes and harmful thinking towards a group of people. Them: Excuse … Continue reading You’re a Hypocrite! What about MY free speech!

Being the sole Social Justice Warrior

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

Plans for Blogifying My Social Justice Media experience

The PLAN: The plan will be to post links initially on facebook, with links to a permanent and tagged version on WordPress, with additional write-up and description. I also plan to add an organised resources page, filed by type of structural force, to help people find new and relevant resources for various conversations and research. … Continue reading Plans for Blogifying My Social Justice Media experience