I lost track of what’s what on Tumblr and am just gonna unfollow pretty much everyone because I honestly don’t know what’s going on.
It’s nothing personal though! You can still follow me all you like, reblog whatever you want, and all that stuff. No sour grapes.
Has anyone else noticed the irony that Derrick Jensen (another person I share many points of political agreement with but still do not agree with 100 percent of the time) is being accused of holding “violent” beliefs* … but his opponents are the only ones who are actually committing violence?
And what’s more, these opponents are not committing this violence against Jensen — they are committing it against women, who only happened to be actually associated with Jensen. (Because, like most political groups, DGR is not always in total agreement and not all members like or even know one another.)
* LOL, “violent beliefs”??
For the record, I’m not always 100 percent on board with Gender Trender for various reasons (just like people in any given political movement are not obligated to agree with everyone else within their political movement at any given time, even when they fundamentally agree on theory) — but the commentary over there about this DGR incident is pretty spot-on.
More importantly, the reason why other oppressed groups don’t tend to use violence is because they CAN’T. They don’t have that option. So “trans women” admit their privilege by their actions while denying it verbally and demanding that liberals agree with them, lest they be labeled bigots. — commenter LC on the recent vandalization of DGR material by Portland trans activists and the widespread justification of these actions
The members of the DGR have the right to believe and express whatever opinions they want, as a group, or as individuals. As much as people want to believe that a belief is responsible for those books being destroyed and the DGR being attacked, the truth is, it was simply poor impulse control.
Love is overrated. How about rational discussion and the self-discipline to accept that other people, even within your own community, might believe differently than you do? Some people believe things that I find offensive, but I, like most people, can deal with it without throwing a bunch of books on the floor.— commenter Bob on the recent vandalism of DGR material by Portland trans activists
Good to see you on Tumblr, tehbewilderness! You respectfully schooled me years ago in a comment thread on I Blame The Patriarchy, when I was still in the confused-quee-quee closet, and it helped change the way I thought. So thank you so much for that, and for your sane comments on lots of other blogs too.