We need to accept that when a person of color tells us we’ve fucked up, the answer is not to get defensive. When we get that instinct to say “geez, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean it that way at all,” it’s time to stop right now. It doesn’t matter how you meant it. It really doesn’t. Someone doesn’t have to have racism in their heart to do something racist. And doing something racist doesn’t make you an evil person who can never do good again, should never be an activist, should run off and hide in a hole somewhere. It means you did something hurtful, you made a big mistake, and you need to own that mistake. You need to say “I’m sorry.” Full stop. I’m sorry. And if the person who called you out is generous enough to take time to explain what you did wrong, you need to have a seat and listen.” —
This might be the greatest thing I ever read…
This is important.
This is an incredible and important post about abortion funds, restrictive legislation on abortion, and the harsh realities of living in the USA right now.
[NB: more people than just cis women want and need access to abortion care.]
i see them around a lot and i just wanted to remind you all that kate beaton comic parodies actually upset her and she really hates that everyone takes her comics and edits them into other fandoms and stuff, shes talked on her twitter about how its really discouraging and upsetting to her.
it would be really nice to respect her wishes and cool it on the beaton parodies ok?? you can make your own jokes and stuff but editing someone elses comic is kind of rude.