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Hbomb truth 

I'm tired of seeing people stomp all over Harris just for being a cis ally. If you see someone pushing the narrative that he is ableist/an abuser/etc., kindly remind them that

- he sincerely apologized for his actions toward a friend whose abuse story he dismissed (hbomberguy.tumblr.com/post/159)
- he pledged to also donate his twitch revenue to mermaids
- he stated on stream that he intends to remove casually ableist language from his lexicon

Hbomb truth addendum 

Please, for everyone's sake, don't be intellectually dishonest if the facts turn out to be against you. The only thing I can call it is being actively malicious towards someone and preying on other people to take out your grudge on your behalf.

We need to stop believing hearsay when it's clearly aimed to take advantage of our worst fears. If someone makes a claim without proof, for the love of Sobek, please question them.

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and for fucks sake, no one is perfect. Harris isn't perfect and he acknowledges that on a regular basis. To compare, do you know how many mistakes fucking ContraPoints has made and never owned up to? how she continues to gatekeep on the subject of nonbinary people? yet people still idolize her for being trans and having good takes on camera in spite of her bad takes on social media!

you cannot just look the other way on these things when it suits you.

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re: Hbomb truth 

@milly I don't know anything about what's going on but DAMN that is a PERFECT example of how to apologise for fucking up about something.

Hbomb truth addendum 

@milly oh my god thank you

Hbomb truth addendum 

@milly I feel like my problem with the attitude that you're criticizing here is that I just don't really trust the people espousing it not to turn that against people in their -own- communities, too. I also think it's unfair to hbomb after he put in a ton of amazing work doing something good for trans folks, but it never ends with just cis allies.

Hbomb truth addendum 

@milly and I am just extremely wary of people looking for what seems like absolutely any reason to pit themselves against other people instead of trying to work together with folks, even when it's hard and complicated.

And like, definitely hold powerful folks accountable when they fuck up, but also... listen when they apologize and put in the work!! Someone who will do that IS being a good ally imo

Hbomb truth addendum 

@milly and I'd rather we be a coalition of people who've fucked up and worked through it earnestly who ultimately have many shared goals, than an ever-narrowing group of pure souls untainted by fault who all have exactly the same priorities without any deviation

Hbomb truth addendum 

@coda a lot of us did fuck up, too. Myself and others will readily admit we all had a 4chan phase where we were transphobic edgelords. But the fact is that people can and will move past that, and assuming they are the same person they were some years ago is something a friend of mine likes to call the "ship of Theseus" argument. But the real point is that people tend to inflict ridiculous double standards on others

Hbomb truth addendum 

@milly Yeah. I have intense shame and intrusive thoughts about the time before my own transition bc of many, many things I fucked up, didn't understand, was naive or selfish about, etc.. I am who I am today (still flawed but, with a lot of progress having been made) bc of other (also flawed) people, who believed that I could become who I am now + didn't immediately shun me. I was able to transition bc of people like that.

Hbomb truth addendum 

@coda that is a big problem though, people with that attitude are very predisposed to throw even their own friends under the bus at the slightest hint of ideological impurity. There's no benefit whatsoever to doing it, and dare I say I would call it isolationism because they don't seem to want any outside help.

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@coda (this was the full toot I intended to make, oops)

Hbomb truth 

@milly This is why I hate callout culture. I mean he literally raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for trans charities...I think he is one of the good ones....

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