I’ve been thinking about writing some sort of statement about this blog for a little while now. Might as well do it now.
First, this is a personal blog. Not a social justice blog. Not a news and politics blog. Not an art blog. This is just my blog about things that interest me. If you go back 2-3 pages, you’ll get a pretty good idea of what I usually post. I do try to publish interesting things, but ultimately, this is my blog. I post what I want to post.
If you don’t like what I post, then just unfollow me. I probably won’t even know you’re gone since I don’t use those Tumblr unfollower scripts and I never look through my follower list. Don’t feel an obligation to follow me because we know mutual people or because I follow you. I regularly follow and unfollow people depending on what they’re putting out there.
Second, I don’t know if you all are aware of this, but I quit Tumblr last winter and was completely away until October of this year. It seems like I missed a lot of drama because I’ve accidentally stepped on at least two hornets’ nests in the past month or so.
I don’t know what happened, but it seems more toxic now (or maybe I just didn’t notice it before). Doxxing, gossiping, passive aggression, bullying—some of this seems like it’s being done in the name of social justice. Maybe it’s justified, maybe not. I don’t know and I don’t care. I’m too old for this shit. I don’t care what x blogger has done to y blogger and how we should all hate z blogger forever because they are the worst. I didn’t get involved in this sort of thing when I was in high school and I’m not getting involved in it on Tumblr. Others are welcome to it.
Finally, I try my best not to be shitty, but I’m human and do make mistakes. If I say or do something problematic or ignorant, then I’d appreciate it if you’d drop a note in my Ask. Of course, you don’t have to do that. But if you follow me or people who reblog from me frequently, and you really wish I’d stop fucking up, then the fastest way to fix the problem is to talk to me directly.
Thanks for reading. Good night.
When I say I hate some group on this blog, I’m usually being hyperbolic. I’m actually an atheist myself, but I disapprove of the atheist movement for being a toxic space for anyone who isn’t a straight, cis, white, western male. I also disapprove of the fact that these supposedly skeptical people are just as full of irrational superstition as any theist, except their gods are whiteness, maleness, heteronormativity, etc.
"I hate atheists." = I hate the majority of the atheist movement, which is composed of privileged white males who stupidly believe religion is the greatest/real/only source of oppression and who attack and harass anyone who points out how wrong they are.
"I hate men" = I hate toxic masculinity, male privilege-deniers, MRAs, misogynists, liberal ‘allies’ who are just insidious sexists at heart, etc.
"I hate white people." = I hate whiteness, white supremacists, white privilege deniers, etc.
"I hate Republicans." = I hate Republicans.