Tag: activism

Learning Spaces Cannot be Safe Spaces

Learning Spaces Cannot be Safe Spaces

One of my professors said something to me that I hated when I first heard it. He said, “learning spaces cannot be safe spaces.” I resisted that concept initially, because it seemed counterintuitive and unfair. I should always be able to ensure that my classroom, that the online groups where I moderate, that meetings with … Continue reading Learning Spaces Cannot be Safe Spaces

I Never Liked Him, Anyway

I Never Liked Him, Anyway

“So-and-so is the latest person to be accused of sexual assault/harassment/abuse.” “Gross, I never liked him anyway.” That’s honestly zero percent helpful, guys. It doesn’t matter one teeny tiny bit whether or not you liked this dude who has been accused of sexual assault. Society likes this dude, or the media does, or he has … Continue reading I Never Liked Him, Anyway

Don’t Forget to Fight Racism

Don’t Forget to Fight Racism

I’m not sure how best to phrase this, but: While we’re focusing on sexual assault and trauma and harassment as survivors, please remember to spare some time and effort to fight against racism this week. I know we’re overwhelmed and experiencing PTSD and flashbacks and trauma and exhaustion. I know it. Believe me. Just, if … Continue reading Don’t Forget to Fight Racism

Stop Posting Swastikas!

Stop Posting Swastikas!

My dear activist friends: When posting images in defiance of White supremacy and antisemitism, please remember the reaction that your Black and Jewish friends may have to seeing confederate flags and swastikas. I can’t speak for Black folks, so I’ll refer just to swastikas after this, but keep this in mind when posting either image. … Continue reading Stop Posting Swastikas!