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By tigtog on January 30, 2013
If you step on my foot, you need to get off my foot.
If you step on my foot without meaning to, you need to get off my foot.
If you step on my foot without realizing it, you need to get off my foot.
By tigtog on May 16, 2012
A comment from Chuck Repke about 100 comments in on a post by John Scalzi, which I really recommend reading…
By tigtog on May 14, 2012
If, after saying something, one feels the urge/need to say: “I don’t mean that in a creepy* way“, THEN ONE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER THAN TO SAY IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.
By Guest Hoyden on February 28, 2012
Being an ally means talking to people about asexuality and accepting their identity as they describe it. It means asking questions only when you’re genuinely interested in hearing the answer. If your mindset is already fixed at “I don’t quite understand x, therefore asexuality cannot be valid,” then do everyone a favour and just walk away.
White privilege and the centring of white people in discussions of race and racism: a spinoff thread
By Lauredhel on July 23, 2008
This is a spinoff thread from our terrific guest post by Stephanie, “The privilege in your pocket: a manifesto”. I’m starting it from the first point where I requested that the rudeness (which involved centring of white people and scolding of WOC for their anger) cease. So here you go – if you’d like to [...]