16 9 / 2014
remember when you used to be real secretive about reading smutty fanfiction and making sure you were the only one in the room and now you read that shit at the dinner table like it’s nothing
I actually question myself. Like what are you doing self? You are eating dry special K with your hands, drinking your first cup of coffee, oh and reading CAWS bdsm fic across the table from your father. What are you doing?
10 9 / 2014
*storms into enemy territory with no backup on just the hope ur bro might be alive*
*cries for hours in a bombed out bar where u and ur bro last spent a peaceful evening together but doesnt even cry after waking up 70 years into the future and knowing everyone u knew was dead*
*transcends decades of brainwashing and conditioning by seeing ur bros face/hearing ur bros voice before u even know who u even are*
26 8 / 2014
That’s how the loudest voices on Twitter and Tumblr and Facebook act. The culture is one of attack, rather than of education. And the claims, typically, are existential: not “this thing you said is problematic from the standpoint of race,” but rather “you’re a racist.” Not “I think there’s some gender issues going here that you should think about,” but “you’re a misogynist.”
I would like for people who are committed to arguing about social justice online to work on building a culture that is unrelenting in its criticisms of injustice, but that leaves more room for education. People have to be free to make mistakes, even ones that we find offensive. And I strongly believe that we can, and must, remind the world that social justice is about being happy, being equal, and being free."