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Laurelai




Yes im an anarchist, deal with it.


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im aware that geneusutwerk is a person, in fact thats the entire point of my activism.

I dont need a book written by a privileged white cis woman to tell me about intersectionality because i live the experience every day of my life. Those books are for you people. The people who dont face multiple axes of oppression, honestly what can this book tell me about my life that I dont already know?

I dismissed her work and your suggestion like i did because you tried to tell someone who lives on multiple axes of oppression to read a book on multiple axes of oppression, i found it a bit insulting and patronizing.

You are more worried about logically constructed arguments than real life pain faced by human beings when people are seldom convinced by logic, they are convinced by emotion and use logic to justify it after the fact.

Im just honest about being motivated by emotion.

This writing was a reaction to the marginalization transgender people face within activism and within the regular everyday world. Where the people who are supposed to be on our side instead show solidarity with the people who want us dead and spend their money trying to keep laws protecting trans women from being passed, or working to repeal existing protections. This wasnt to convince someone on the internet with no vested interest in the situation, this was a war cry to other trans women who know exactly what we face and have seen it too. I dont have to prove it to them using logic because they live it every single day just like i do.

Im speaking truth to power, not writing a scientific paper.

Deal with it.

well put.

You must be new.

Yes ignore the person who lives the reality as opposed to the cis woman with privilege, thank you for highlighting the point :)

Laurelai  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Results are In.

Right that again puts the burden on the users to mass ignore someone.

Laurelai  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Results are In.

There is no report button among other things, plus ignoring isnt really a good solution for moderation. Say you have one guy who harasses women, each woman here has to block this person instead of one person reporting him. It puts the burden on those who get attacked or have verbal abuse thrown at them.

Laurelai  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Results are In.

Its not just seeing one offensive comment in itself, its lack of moderation. Women face far more harassment in general just for admitting being women online than men do.

Here this video will help explain things better than I can.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZAxwsg9J9Q

Laurelai  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Results are In.

I think the lack of women here and on reddit speaks for itself.

Laurelai  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Results are In.

When most women see someone saying something sexist on a website they just leave, plus there isnt a way to report a comment for being abusive or hostile. It really only takes seeing it once to ruin it.

Laurelai  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Results are In.

If you want more women here make the space welcoming to women.

Laurelai  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Results are In.

:)

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