For some reason I can’t stop thinking about that one fan fic story from 2005, where The Doctor, Rose and Jack go to some planet where dogs are the dominant species and turn into dogs and the TARDIS turns into a dog, too. All I can think of is a blue female Clifford.
They’re a bad approach to a good cause. Despite their rather lame, half-hearted attempts at activism (slacktivism), which doesn’t actually hit at the source of real issues, they have a history of cyberbullying and immaturity more colourful than the flag they bring shame to. Bullying customers who request refunds on merchandise is not the right road to take to tolerance, unconditional respect and humanitarianism.
They are extremely exclusive, and only see people that live within certain parameters as able to support their cause. Where a good fund for humanity would attempt to get MORE people onto their cause, these guys choose only those that satisfy certain criteria (eg. you cannot be a Christian). I have met quite a few Christian/religious individuals that are very worldly and accepting of what FckH8 supposedly stands for, and - therefore - to discriminate on the basis of their religion would be to deny those people the right to support their cause, or the cause they CHOOSE (hey hey, there’s that word that FckH8 wants to support) to support.
Furthermore, the way they speak to others on the internet is repulsive, to say the least. Resorting to petty insult to intentionally hurt someone’s feelings is NOT the way to persuade or bring about a solution to a bigger issue. They represent everything that’s wrong with modern activism, and are providing negative role-model material for the future.
Another issue with these people is they provide entirely bad representation for the general LGBTQ community. I identify as part of that community, and I really, really itch under the skin whenever FckH8 speaks for them. I can speak for myself, but we DO NOT need a group like this to fling words for us.
Also they are associated with PETA. I am sure this requires no further elaboration on my part.
You see, the thing is; anyone - a group, an individual, a government, a sect, a cult, anything what-have-you - can stand for a good cause. They can say it, they can stand behind their word, you can do it. But the only time that you can possibly state that your contribution is good and valid is if you go about it in an appropriate and meaningful way. Cyberbullying, blunt spewing of hatred and large font and bright colours, and constant apologising is NOT appropriate, or meaningful. FckH8 was probably a good cause at some point - I have no doubt in my mind that it was.
But things deteriorate. They get too big to control, or they just lose their way, and that’s fine. But you know what you do? YOU MOVE ON. You don’t blindly follow the name or the tag just because it used to mean something to you, especially when that meaning is lost. You find something that still stands by your belief, and you stand up for yourself, you don’t let some named conglomerate do it for you. FckH8 undoubtedly stopped retaining meaning for many people, and that’s just how it is. I’ve just given you some reasons to go out and make your own choice
Many of us Alpha Xi Deltas are against our nationals decision to stay partnered with AS. But I love my sisters and my organization. What my sisters WILLINGLY stand for is perfect. My chapter does a lot of community service with other autism organizations that I thoroughly enjoy. But, our nationals require us to raise money for AS and chapters could get shut down if they don't participate. To take a stand against our national with this, would mean losing our sisterhood.
That kinda sucks, sorta like working at a store that requires that…
I do wish more of the sisters that think AS is the best thing since sliced bread would quit thinking I’m evil when I suggest it’s not (and that was the biggest driving force behind the letter, especially since I usually start that sort of interaction with a nice “hey, I know it’s your sorority’s philanthropy”).
[wanted to say something about taking a stand here, but it wouldn’t have made sense/been understandable… Might add later if I think of a way to say it in plain English (do know that it wasn’t urging you or anyone to take a stand unless you’re okay with losing sisterhood)]
There’s a scene in Sora Meets The Brave Little Toaster where Kirby tells the others that they do chores for “fun”. Cue Sora’s allies, a bunch of teenagers with attitude (No, not the Power Rangers, but basically your random assortment of Disney Channel characters that I have no idea who they are or…
seriously autistic people are murdered and it is considered a ‘mercy’ and their killers are praised and defended
don’t fucking talk to me about how great or brave or strong or kind ‘autism parents’ are until you’ve looked up the names of every slaughtered autistic child and seen how little punishment their killers recieved
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