Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission.
Do NOT out anyone.
this is also a less important point, but still worth noting: DO NOT “come out” as an ally. don’t you dare.
Also - don’t feel pressured to come out. You don’t have an obligation to put yourself in an unsafe situation for any reason.
Now remember people, National Coming Out Day is on its way. If you “come out” on facebook as straight and/or cis, an ally, a brony, a fucking whovian, or anything other than a marginalized sexual orientation and/or gender identity, I will ram my boot so far up your ass you’ll be tasting Vans for weeks.
Like everyone I care about is going through stuff right now and my minds in that place where I can’t think of anything to say or how to interact with them and im so frustrated I just want to comfort them and say everything’s alright you’ve done more then you think you’ll get out of this bad place one day I hope your teeth are feeling better and you heal up quickly congrats on the new website I hope your new jobs aren’t tiring you out too much but everytime I try to message anyone I just star at the keys and backspace out again
I don’t really understand how “social justice” became an insulting term.
"Oh my GOD, you’re attempting to address the inequalities you experience personally and are shedding light on the struggles of others?! WOW FUCK YOU."
you do tho. you know its a silencing tactic used to keep oppressive hierarchies in place. taboos and discomfort surrounding social critiques are not individual, they are enforced strategies of supremacy.
It’s also become a term a lot of bullies are using to hide their abuse behind and that’s given those who want to silence valid social critique the ’proof’ they needed to turn it into an insult and make a mockery of it.