I think the time has come to remove myself from tumblr.
Whilst there are some really cool posts, there are some really harsh and unpleasant posts there too.
A lot of people don’t seem to get that everyone is entitled to be treated in exactly the same manner. Yes, there is such thing as a minority discriminating against as well as being discriminated against. A black individual can be racist. A feminist can be sexist. A homosexual can be heterophobic.
Discriminating against minorities can be done in ways that aren’t noticed by the individual doing the discriminating, and yes, that does mean that the person doing the discriminating without realising is part of the problem.
Feminism is not about female supremacy, it’s about everyone being equal. It’s called that because of the root of the movement, not because feminism is about making women superior. There are women who think that, but they’re not what feminism is about, in the same way there are extremists in every religion, every government, every society but they do not reflect the core ideas themselves.
Also, I get that the minorities discriminated against will feel a little tender, to say the least. But the way some people on here target people who mess up and say something wrong, something they didn’t even realise was wrong, is unfair. It’s making new victims, and it’s also making the individuals who mess up a lot less sympathetic to whatever minority they may have unknowingly offended.
Maybe a gentle inbox message saying that someone fucked up is fair enough, but the level that people go to sometimes is just inappropriate, and I’ve seen too much of it on here.
So, to the people who I do get on with and agree with on here - I think I’ve got most of you on facebook, but if I haven’t, I’m sorry. You guys are awesome. Keep being awesome. DFTBA.