I talk a lot online, and real life about my activism on many subjects. I want people to know who I am and what I stand for, it’s also a good way to weed people out. It’s also a good way deterrent to keep the male gaze away. When I am in a situation where someone is making me feel uncomfortable and I have already said “No, not interested,” I will start acting more airheaded and mention that I’m a feminist vegan, that always makes people go away. I want to surround myself with like-minded people who share the same values and morals as I do, and are willing to stand up and fight for what is right.
The problem with a lot of activists is that they are just keyboard warriors, they want to look the part but refuse to call out their own shitty behavior or that of their friends and family. That makes them complacent and fine with the current status quo. I have a few friends who I went to high school with, they share all the memes about being against rape, the current administration, environmental issues, women’s issues, race issues, etc. However, the first time they are challenged on them they go, I only agree with part of this, I think Dr. Ford is a liar, or Your right about women, even though your a man who knows nothing about women’s issues. They defend the racist, sexist, transphobic piece of shit and back down and be silent for the people and issues that need them to stand up.
I just hate hypocrites, and I already have gone to bat on their status, but the problem is if you’re not willing to fight for the issues your sharing than why share them because they obviously don’t mean that much to you. It’s not up to me or others to fight your family and friends that is YOUR job, and you are not doing a very good job of doing that.
When it’s time to stand up and fight against bigotry, oppression, and hate; and all you do is sit back. You’re apart of the problem.