I’m reading callout posts and are the antis ok
I’m reading callout posts and are the antis ok
im double diese beiden richtig guten und wichtigen videos von angie speaks und sarah z!!! (das thema bugt mich schon länger & wird auch in diesen essays präsent sein, wenn auch vllt nicht explizit.)
* 𝐑𝐎𝐋𝐄𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐘 𝐏𝐒𝐀: 𝐂𝐀𝐋𝐋-𝐎𝐔𝐓𝐒 & 𝐑𝐔𝐌𝐎𝐔𝐑𝐒 𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐑𝐏𝐂.
This is a generic PSA that is not limited to this blog alone, so feel free to reblog it if you would prefer to, but do not derail its purpose if you do so.
That said, I have seen too many PSAs that focus on the “usefulness” of call-out culture, but barely any that address the issue of judging someone by a rumour to begin with. Consider this a friendly reminder that blindly believing whatever you might have heard from a friend or acquaintance isn’t the right way to go if you haven’t even interacted with the person in question yourself. Perhaps you trust your friend but context differs from one person to another, and misunderstandings are extremely common.
Screenshots can be taken out of context, “proof” can be faked, and most call-outs are written out of pure spite rather than an urge to warn other members of the rpc against toxic behaviour. This is not to say that all call-outs are simply a handful of lies, but they should be taken with a grain of salt unless there is blatant name-calling/homophobia/etc. that cannot possibly be taken out of context - ex. a screenshot of a conversation where the person in question is openly showing toxicity, calling the recipient a hateful slur.
Conversations where it seems to be implied rather than spoken outright should be double-checked before you blindly believe what you see. If you were willing to boycott or harass someone over a rumour, then you should logically be willing to inquire further about said rumour - from both sides of the equation, not just the one you personally prefer. The person in question may have unintentionally misspoken, and even apologised for it, in parts of said conversation which you were not shown.
Judging a person you have never even had a conversation with yourself by the mere implication of something you did not even witness is not fair in any context. Neither is judging/shaming someone over their opinion on something - people are allowed to dislike a specific format, ship, piece of literature, writing style. Harassment does not make you better than your “toxic” counterpart. If someone dislikes something that you happen to like, simply block them and move on. Don’t screenshot their personal rants and display them as “evidence.” Don’t screenshot their bookmarked fanfiction and publicly shame them for enjoying something you personally dislike. Believe it or not, people are allowed to have opinions, likes and dislikes that differ from your own - and if you can’t accept that, then perhaps being in the rpc is not the right hobby for you.
TL;DR: Not all call-outs or rumours are true in every aspect, if at all, which is why believing them blindly is both unfair and illogical. Don’t judge someone for something you weren’t there to see yourself unless their behaviour was blatantly horrible in a manner that can’t be taken out of context. Don’t harass people for liking or disliking things you have a different opinion over either.
My god the drama and bullshit I’ve seen today.
>sees “likes [insert random show/ship]”
>closes callout and goes to bath to clean eyes
Problematic Twitter users: Okay sure fine I said a slur the other day but it was JUST ONE, calm down sweetie 🙄
Problematic Tumblr users:
Watch out who you send mail to in the future… It could end up being exposed! And you know #bbsecretsxoxo loves a good secret… or DO they love a good secret?
tumblr callouts be like:
> callouts a piece of media
> hasn’t even finish the full thing (bonus points if they talk about things they didn’t even get up to), doesn’t understand the difference between characters the audience is suppose to like and characters you aren’t, things complex/third dimension aren’t a thing apparently, see everything as good vs evil, doesn’t get that not every character that fits with one (1) trait of stereotype is that stereotype (bonus points if they are talking about a minority and they aren’t even that minority and get no insight from that minority), and takes everything out of context.
for clarification, everything is cool with ypdp-a12, they reached out to me on twitter to talk and learn more about trans issues (i sent them a lot of articles written by trans ppl to read) and they pretty much had just fallen in with the wrong crowd regarding terf views (they told me they realized they weren’t agreeing with that stuff), so im proud of them for making the effort to do better especially since they’re still pretty young & from russia (not really the most lgbt friendly country). if you have them blocked it’s probably fine to unblock
That would be interesting