May. 19th, 2012

Canvassing

May. 19th, 2012 03:31 am
xenologer: (always shine)
I'm proud of the canvassing work I've done, but this is precisely why I don't ever intend to do it again. It changed me in a lot of ways for the better, tempered and toughened me in ways that I treasure, but it wasn't without a price.

"A group that produces or tolerates burnout undoes all its other efforts to restore immanent value, for we cannot truly value ourselves or others when we treat each other like Appalachian hillsides, to be strip-mined for what is valuable and then abandoned." -Starhawk
xenologer: (Lisbeth)
This link goes out to everybody I know who remains friends with abusers and resents the implication that because you think the abuser is okay, that you think their abusive actions are okay. Well, if you stick around, that's what you are saying.

If you make excuses for abusers and refuse to defend your loved ones, at least be willing to tell them to their faces that really you would adjust your life in this minor way out of respect for their pain, but you just don't care enough. BECAUSE. YOU. DON'T.

And you aren't hiding it well.

Own your priorities or change them. Pro Tip: If you aren't willing to openly state your priorities and what you care about because you are afraid you'll look like an ass, you probably are just trying to hide that you really are an ass. You will be a lot less likely to seem like an asshole if you work on BEING less of an asshole.

You don't have to be a rapist to be complicit in rape culture.

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