what do you expect moga to do? grovel at the foot of each of tumblr's social justice warriors? tumblr has driven off another well-wishing optimist.
If Moga had made an apology that seemed in any way, shape, or form sincere and understanding of what she’d done wrong, I think a lot of people— myself included— would have taken that to heart and believed she’d learned something from this experience. Instead, we got several non-apologies that several people have pointed out the problematic nature of and the total lack of understanding in.
Being a well-wishing optimist is great, but intent doesn’t trump impact. If you step on someone’s foot, it’s great that you did it accidentally instead of on purpose. But you still need to apologize and get off their foot, not continue standing there and getting outraged when people point out what you did.
But given that you’re an anon using the term “social justice warriors”, I doubt you came here to listen anyway,
Until things just blow over, I’m going to turn off my ask box.
I’m sorry if you wanted to write something in to me, if it’s about how my comic hurt you, I have a couple posts apologizing.
If it’s about how I haven’t learned my lesson and that I’m still uneducated about why my comic has hurt people, believe me, I realize how it could be interpreted as offensive. And you would have been one of a couple hundred to point out the error of my ways.
If it’s hate (and, that’s a lot different than respectful critique), fuck off. Honestly, I have no respect for someone who writes in saying I’m a “privileged white bitch piece of shit who should burn in hell”.
And if it was fanmail, I’m sorry I won’t be able to read it! Just know that I appreciate the fact you would go out of your way to compliment me <3
I’m going to get off tumblr for the next couple of days, and then continue blogging normally. Life goes on, this has been an excellent experience, and I’ve learned a lot about just how much my comics can affect people (whether positive or negative).
Hope you have an amazing day!
"If it’s about how my comic has hurt you, I have a couple posts apologizing even though multiple people have pointed out why those posts are non-apologies that reinforce what was hurtful about the comic itself and also call you idiots. If it’s about how I haven’t learned my lesson, rest assured that I am placing the blame on your viewpoint by inferring that you are choosing to interpret my message as offensive."
Yo I think you meant well but seriously you need to read some of the commentary on your apology and the comic and realize that all this hate you're getting isn't just people being big meanies, it's valid critique of a really problematic and hurtful post. You are not the victim here. You need to see past your hurt feelings to what people are actually saying and why people are actually upset.
Nah, I totally see where you’re coming from. Actually, I have read the criticism and for the most part I agree with it. However, I’ve gotten a lot of messages that read “go kill yourself” and tell me to “fuck off you bitch”. Those are not critiques, those are cruel, hateful messages.
Eleanor looked up, surprised; the little girl was sliding back in her chair, sullenly refusing her milk, while her father frowned and her brother giggled and her mother said calmly, ‘She wants her cup of stars.’
Indeed yes, Eleanor thought; indeed, so do I; a cup of stars, of course.
'Her little cup,' the mother was explaining, smiling apologetically at the waitress, who was thunderstruck at the thought that the mill's good country milk was not rich enough for the little girl. 'It has stars in the bottom, and she always drinks her milk from it at home. She calls it her cup of stars because she can see the stars while she drinks her milk.' The waitress nodded, unconvinced, and the mother told the little girl, 'You'll have your milk from your cup of stars tonight when we get home. But just for now, just to be a very good little girl, will you take a little milk from this glass?'
Don’t do it, Eleanor told the little girl; insist on your cup of stars; once they have trapped you into being like everyone else you will never see your cup of stars again; don’t do it; and the little girl glanced at her, and smiled a little subtle, dimpling, wholly comprehending smile, and shook her head stubbornly at the glass. Brave girl, Eleanor thought; wise, brave girl.
Jesus was a homeless Palestinian anarchist who held protests at oppressive churches, advocated for universal health care and redistribution of wealth, before being arrested for terrorism, tortured and executed for crimes against the state, now go ahead and explain to me why he’d vote conservative. I’ll wait.
Today I am thinking of women too often ignored or even hurt by the feminist movement. Trans women, women of color, disabled women, fat women, queer women, elderly women, poor women, women in prison, women who are sex workers, women who are undocumented, women who are more than one of the above. Today is your day, too. I celebrate you and your strengths.
“Racism is not in your intent. Your intent is immaterial in how racist your actions are. This isn’t about you BEING a racist. It’s about you DOING A THING that is racist. Your intent doesn’t change it. Your ignorance of its meaning doesn’t change it. It’s got nothing to do with you as a person and everything to do with the meaning of your action in the context of sociocultural history.”—