sqbr: Hannelore: Worry hat! Bravery plus 10, charisma plus 5 (worry hat)
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 08:34 pm
This is very hard for me to write, so I apologise if it's disjointed. But I keep seeing people I like and respect behave in ways that claim to be about protecting abuse survivors yet are actively harmful to me as an abuse survivor. I have a probably vain hope that by explaining how it's hurtful we can find a better way to help all survivors in fandom, and generally make fandom more safe and enjoyable for everyone.

The aspect of "anti" shipping culture I have a problem with is the tendency to classify certain fictional relationships are inherently harmful and working to prevent them from being portrayed or discussed positively under any circumstances, as well as other behaviours I will go into. I'm not talking about people who publicly dislike a certain ship but don't actively try to silence those who like it.

Content warning: Rape and abuse, both real and fictional. I'll try not to be more triggering than I have to be but given the topic there's only so much I can do.
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(Posting this publicly so I can link back to it as necessary, since usually when I want to make these arguments I'm too triggered to be coherent. It's basically the same as the locked draft I posted, but with a few edits here and there)
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Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 02:10 pm
Utterly utterly brain dead today (I have down graded my plans for the day to "Don't fall asleep again until bedtime") but have been annoyed at the overly simplistic framing of the accusations against Julian Assange, while also finding the broader attacks on Wikileaks disturbing for what they say about the lengths power will go to to defend itself. And it's such a huge thing I just feel like saying…Wow. This is a thing. (Did I mention braindead? Yeah)

Anyway. Have some links (plausibly triggery)