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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Social Justice Bard

Let me grab my lute and tell you about "the narrative."

For more social justice, check out Social Justice Metaphors

If you'd like to support me as a writer, there are multiple ways to do so, and I welcome that support as I have skyrocketing rent and insurance like everyone else, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't "fund" my social justice writing in a vacuum. That's not why I do it. I have my reasons for not being able to be a full-fledged "social justice advocate/activist/writer/warrior," and I refuse to be making a paycheck off of these struggles that are not mine. I'll do these Social Justice Bard posts no matter what. I promise. If the gestalt of my writing appeals, great, but if you only want to see more social justice posts, please donate to the causes themselves (BLM, SPLC, Planned Parenthood, Equality Now to name just a few) or writers–particularly women of color–who are writing about their own struggles.  Thank you.


  1. "If you feel you are a victim of reverse sexism, congratulations! You have confused your hurt widdle feewings with systematic global oppression. It's an easy mistake to make when you've only ever experienced one of them." This is quite possibly the most perfect summation of the "but men have it hard too!"/#notallmen/MRA arguments that I have ever read. Thank you! :)

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    1. Sorry Turbo, one of the advantages of being an ally with privilege is that I already know the gas-lighting playbook, so it doesn't work on me. I'm afraid you've done SO poorly that you won't even be getting a year's supply of Turtle Wax or a copy of our home game.

  3. Thank you! I wish I'd seen this blog the other day, before I finally got so angry at one particularly clueless man that I left the FB group entirely.