Alex Steacy wrote:Psyclone wrote:It's funny that you say that, because as much as I'd like to be just as hard as I actually feel, I'm a total pushover who will bend over backwards to accommodate people and try to educate them and draw them in. I wish I wasn't and I wish I could stick to my principles, but there you have it.
I guess I feel that way because I'm very conscious of how many "safe spaces" are unsafe because feminists who do not fully understand feminism make them that way? I'm not sure how well I'm articulating this.
I think what you're doing re: accomodation and education is much more valuable than playing bouncer outside the feminist club.
And I'm sorry to hear about safe spaces becoming unsafe - to which I would say that the solution is still more education so that everyone knows what's up and regulate as a group, enlightening or ejecting those that don't or won't get it.
Part of the problem with that line of thinking though, is that it frequently results in a perpetual spinning of wheels.
The constant influx of people going "so what's all this 'feminism' about then! Educate me!" Is exhausting and infinite.
Within a safe spaces people should not be demanding education on the basics- it behooves people to learn shit about what on their own before trying to inject themselves into the conversation.
There need to be a bouncer to keep SHIT_WHITE_DUDES_SAY.PNG out.