One of my new favourite blogs went private the other day. It’s so frustrating, and yet I completely understand it. Critical analysis of anything, especially trendy or popular things, tends to bring out the worst in people, and there’s really only so much hatred one can take. And as the blogger was doxxed, well, keeping safe is more important than anything else.
I just wish that people would stop being assholes just because the internet allows for anonymity.
We cannot allow censorship and silencing of individuals
One of the weirdest things I’ve experienced on the interwebs is how people react to me based on how people perceive me to be gendered. The usual assumption is either cis man or cis woman, and I can get a lot of flack for my statements that, when said by someone openly trans or non-binary, gets no flack at all. It’s annoying and fascinating all at once.
Why is gender so important?
I spent a fairly long time viewing myself as agender, because I have no internal sense of gender. Now I just don’t care.