Wooo, I like this.
Perfect quote is perfect.
Gonna print this out and stick it on my mirror. Keep that shit in check.
Or that one is “GIVING” a voice to a marginalized person. Which is very problematic as well. Having a voice is different to not being heard.
And always remember that our ‘voices’ are not always spoken word, there are many ways to communicate and they should all be respected
let’s give credit where credit’s due:
“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” -Arundhati Roy
"Selfishness and self-care are not the same thing.
Self-care is very different than being selfish. One can be humble and still practice self care.”
There is so much of this stuff in my ask box, and most of it not even anonymous, but I don’t want to call out any particular user because I know they’ll then get a lot of hateful asks and the cycle will just continue.
First off, there’s a comma splice in your ask. I just have to let you know that, on account of how I’m a pretentious prick.
I hope that I’m not transphobic. I’ve been public and vocal in my support for the rights of trans people for years, and I’ve tried over the years to amplify trans voices, from T Cooper to Stephen Ira Beatty, rather than pretending to be able to speak for them.
Look, I am a person, and I am not a particularly good one. I am screwed up and make a lot of mistakes. But I am not a piece of trash. I would imagine that you are also screwed up and make a lot of mistakes, but you aren’t a piece of trash either.
But it is still hurtful—very hurtful—to hear people call me a piece of trash. It just makes me sad to hear, the way I think it would make most people sad to hear. The certainty and lack of nuance in that characterization reflects a broader lack of nuance in online discourse these days that just bums me out.
I don’t always reblog John Green asks, but when I do, it’s because THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE INTERNET TO READ PLEASE.
No one is perfect, no one is lacking nuance, no one is not worthy of criticism in their lives, but also: no one should judge and blame and use the Internet as a cloak of cowardice through which to act out your worst instincts.
No one, ever, should open their ask box to discover that someone has targeted them for abuse.
Everyone, every single of one of us, is required in the struggle to raise the bar of online communication.
I don’t understand all the JG hate… yeah, he is a bit pretentious, and yeah, hes made mistakes, but he makes an effort to change and apoligizes for the mistakes. As far as “celebrities” go, he’s not a terrible person.