…Where you can be a feminist unless you’re a man, have issues unless you’re white, and deserve equal treatment unless you’re straight. I don’t like to whine but there is a ridiculous double-standard on this website and it’s really troubling. I get that we don’t live in a perfect world where everyone sees each other equally but just because some folks have it better than others does not excuse demeaning any group of people for any reason.
You cannot claim to fight for the rights of anyone if you go out of your way to belittle someone else. That is not an opinion, that is fact.
Now, not everyone here is guilty of this but the sheer number of posts I’ve seen that contain this sort of utter nonsense is baffling. I get that people want their voices to be heard but offending and insulting people is not the way to do that. If you go and offend someone you aren’t changing their minds about anything, you’re supporting their negative opinion and you’re making your argument seem flimsier.
If you want change you’ve got to be constructive and not destructive.
If someone says something that is problematic, correct them but don’t go out of your way to tear them apart. You don’t know where this person is coming from, you don’t know how people talk or act where they’re from, so be mindful of that. I’m not saying that what they say is right but it doesn’t do anyone any good if you go out and insult someone because what they said offended you.
When you do that all that happens is two people are upset instead of one. That’s not better. Not everyone can be persuaded but a lot of folks do respond well to logical conversation and suggestion. Try and help people be better, don’t hurt them because they aren’t. If you’re upset about something, I encourage you to make a change but channel that passion in the most constructive way that you can.
I’m sorry for the long post, hope you have a great weekend.