Not saying anything is a political statement

Some blogs are so invested in keeping their affiliates that they are desperate not to be controversial at all.  But what happens when you don’t address homophobia and you do tout Chick-Fil-A or both-sides racism and so on, is that your readership becomes pretty heavily homophobic, and pretty racist, and so on because none of the decent people want to follow you anymore.  Is it better to have your demo be the same as Fox News’s?  Maybe if you’re a grifter.

But morally and ethically, when you keep silent about the injustice that does exist in your community, you’re making a decision to accept it.  That kind of makes you a bad person, or at least “misguided.”  Use your platform for good, not sins of omission.

Here’s some twitter people saying it better than we just did:

(This first twitter quote seems to be from a no-longer existent twitter account.  But the author has this book!  All amazon links are affiliate.)

3 Responses to “Not saying anything is a political statement”

  1. Maya Says:

    Yes, yes, yes!! This means so much. Us minorities may not say it out loud in spaces we’re already uncomfortable in–but we’re conditioned to read signs and every sign of support is noticed and appreciated. Also, if you support POC, we’ll assume that extends to LGBTQIA and vice versa… because we’re wishful thinkers like that. (Using the collective “we” for rhetorical flourish, but actually just speaking for myself.)

  2. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    BTW if you can’t see the text of that first tweet, it was:

    I’m seeing a few discussions around PF Twitter that seem to suggest you can either talk about race or finance but you can’t talk about both at the same time. I know it’s a really hard concept to grasp so here are some examples:

    — K. Wright (@KWright0702) June 1, 2020

    Sadly no more twitter thread though. :(

  3. revanche @ a gai shan life Says:

    There are SO MANY PF and money related bloggers who are obviously in favor of the status quo, and benefit from the status quo. And even those who think they don’t couldn’t be bothered to speak out against sexism and racism and bigotry and a multitude of other issues in the past several years. I see them and I am absolutely not here to support them in any way. It’s infuriating.

    I understand Maya’s wishful thinking but I need to hear and see people showing support for the LGBTQIA community, it cannot be assumed. Intersectionality is not the norm.

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