I guess...

Dec. 29th, 2009 11:41 pm
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...even in feminist/anti-oppression spaces it's easier to dehumanize people with simplistic labels rather than actually engage them in conversation.

crap

Date: 2009-12-30 06:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mssaskia.livejournal.com
I'm sorry you had to go through that for the zillionth fucking time

Date: 2009-12-31 12:59 am (UTC)
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What, you expect people who ought to know better to act like they have a regard for others? Nah...

Date: 2009-12-31 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elegantblackcat.livejournal.com
Sadly it is true. Labels do make conversation easier. Empathy is effort even for the (relatively) open minded.

Date: 2010-01-05 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] savanny.livejournal.com
Indeed. Ironically, many of the institutions set up to fight against some aspect of social oppression tend to recreate such structures within their own organizations. Ti's a sad and far too common occurrence. Did something happen with a specific group that I missed?

Date: 2010-01-13 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sable-twilight.livejournal.com
long story short

I've basically been labeled as a rape apologist because I question the necessity to blacklist a trans feminist writer who has been accused of rape.

And I personally, based on the accuser's description of the event I read and my personal interactions with the writer in question, don't believe the accusations. But I don't dare even vocalize that and least I also get accused of victim blaming.

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