Ok so here’s the deal with my last few posts take it or leave it. I’m not going to bother trying to be brief because I’m already a woefully inefficient communicator and whenever I try to be brief I lose too much.
taking a break from Tumblr for a while. My depression is really bad recently. Oh, and my life is more shitty than usual. So that’s two things.
I’m surprised any of you even noticed my absence lol. Anyway please don’t worry about me.
I’m very sorry.
I shouldn’t have said any of that and I shouldn’t have tried to defend it either.
Take it or leave it but there it is. Better apology later when I have reading comprehension skills again and can apologize correctly.
bc i was expecting you to be hyper aware??????? ok
this wasn’t aimed at you at all. (I woulda told you directly if it was.) I don’t have a problem with people pointing stuff out to me. Like if I saw someone who I knew was terrible just reblogged and praised that’d make me hella uncomfortable. I get it.
It’s just that post I saw earlier with the terf list was kinda like “if you see these people on your dash and don’t do anything then you’re just as bad as they are” and I was just like “??????” because I was pretty sure the point of having terf lists (or similar) was for people to know who avoid and to be able to put together block lists and stuff.
But isn’t blocking known terfs the same thing as ignoring them? It just keeps them from showing up on your dash. I don’t think I’m “just as bad” because I don’t have the energy to deal with disgusting people?
I get not wanting to see things from shitty people on your dash, or letting people know about it. And I have no problem with ppl being like “yo, that person u posted from is a shithead”
I’m sorry though. I should have been more clear.
edit: sorry for this. Leaving it up though because transparency.
Those “redeemably racist” characters
You know, the ones who are casually (or not so casually) racist, are never seriously checked on it (because it’s like, a joke haha! or something.) and certainly never learn better, who are then shown as complete complex characters wow.
Like how often do PoC get to be shown as complete complex characters at all?
In fact we’re usually shown as “”“”irrational”“”” because we are shown to “irrationally dislike” the openly racist person who just happens to have depth of character (unlike us) and is “really not that bad”. And we need to just “look past the racism”.
IDK it might even annoy me more than the “evil racist” who is shown to be hateful and violent and says the n-word ohmygosh! So that the whites in the audience can pat themselves on the back because obviously they’re not racist cuz they’re not like that!
There’s also a lot of “”redeemably sexist”” characters out there as well. Like “Haha this guy is so sexist isn’t that funny? But he’s really not that bad of a person look see? So it’s ok that he’s sexist and disgusting. And any women who don’t like him for that are just ‘shallow’.”
There’s a list of known terfs going around, and that’s good cuz it’s good to know who to avoid and be able to block them and stuff.
But I’m not going to check out every op and every commentor of everything on my dash. Like if someone’s being transmisogynitic or something, I’ll notice. But if they’re not then I won’t know that they’re a steaming garbage pit? And I’m not sorry?
And if you tell me I’ve rebloged something by a shitbag, I’ll handle that. And I have no desire to follow a terf, but I’d notice if someone was posting unchecked transmisogyny on my dash.
But I honestly don’t understand this tumblr culture thing that expects everyone to be hyper-aware of everyone involved in everything they reblog. It’s very confusing to me.