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_refugee_  ·  1805 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Free speech is exhausting

It's hard. It sucks, right? You don't want to become "that angry person." "That angry person to whom everything is about race (gender)(religion)." You don't want to drive people away from you, you don't want to seem like an angry person, you don't want to be an angry person.

But the alternative is that you allow things which should not be allowed to stand, stand.

I understand your exhaustion. I'm sorry. It sucks. But it's either be exhausted, and speak up (and even then, over time, you will learn you have to pick and choose) - or become an accomplice via witness.

War  ·  1805 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm just really emotional about this right now. I think its painful coming to the realization that this is what will come to define my life. Fighting endlessly day and night against stuff like this with literally no end in sight. Thank you for you words though. Really it means so much.

rinx  ·  1805 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I definitely feel like that sometimes. When I sink too deep into that though I try to be more positive. Did you read the "crazy eyes" Ama? It was really eye opening for me. She talks about racism, feminism, pretty much all the trigger words for an internet shit show. But she was so nice, positive, and friendly people were more open to her message. Looking at the good not only makes me less miserable but it helps me have real discussions with people.