Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice | Autostraddle


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Been thinking about this article & my experiences working on social justice issues.
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3 days ago by samth
Feature image via Shutterstock There is a particularly aggressive strand of social justice activism weaving in and out of my Seattle community that has troubled…
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There is a particularly aggressive strand of social justice activism weaving in and out of my Seattle community that has troubled me, silenced my loved ones, and turned away potential allies. I believe in justice. I believe in liberation. via Pocket
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11 days ago by lach
"I feel compelled to do the same things as an activist a decade later. I self-police what I say in activist spaces. I stopped commenting on social media with questions or pushback on leftist opinions for fear of being called out. I am always ready to apologize for anything I do that a community member deems wrong, oppressive, or inappropriate- no questions asked. The amount of energy I spend demonstrating purity in order to stay in the good graces of fast-moving activist community is enormous. Activists are some of the judgiest people I’ve ever met, myself included. There’s so much wrongdoing in the world that we work to expose. And yet, grace and forgiveness are hard to come by in these circles. At times, I have found myself performing activism more than doing activism. I’m exhausted, and I’m not even doing the real work I am committed to do. It is a terrible thing to be afraid of my own community members, and know they’re probably just as afraid of me. Ultimately, the quest for political purity is a treacherous distraction for well-intentioned activists."
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11 days ago by pacpost
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11 days ago by zachmargolis
Truly: it's essential that the progressive world resist dogmatism, oversimplification, and a kind of puritanism.
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11 days ago by jeremiahmoore
Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice
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12 days ago by ngpestelos
Favorite tweet:

I am so glad to read skillful articles like this expressing concern that i feel but can't articulate nearly so well. https://t.co/UF3whF1vpb

— Kate Beaton (@beatonna) July 15, 2017
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13 days ago by Apreche
Why do we position ourselves as morally superior to the un-woke? Who of us came into the world fully awake?
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13 days ago by kimadactyl
ut as someone who has spent the last decade recovering from a forced conversion to evangelical Christianity, I’m seeing a disturbing parallel between religion and activism in the presence of dogma:
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13 days ago by kadymae
And yet, I reject QTPOC supremacy, the idea that QTPOCs or any other marginalized groups deserve to dominate society. The experiences of oppression do not grant supremacy, in the same way that being a powerful colonizer does not. Justice will never look like supremacy. I wish for a new societal order that does not revolve around relations of power and domination.
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