My name's Jonsei (pronounced "Jon(e)-Say") (note. Not actually my real name). I'm 20 years old, have high-functioning autism (but don't make it a big deal), and I love drawing, writing and comics/movies/manga
Things I’d love to happen: Amethyst giving Sadie a little pep talk about self-confidence and asserting yourself.
I know Amethyst was pretty apathetic in Joking Victim, but I imagine she might do this if Steven talked with her about it.
SJW’s don’t get how social change works.
Social movements start because they want equality. Equality is achieved by getting as many people of the opposing side on your side as possible. How do you do this? You inform them of your cause, you invite them to any meetings your particular cause may hold, you show them that you’re just another person trying to live your life just as they are.
You don’t tell them to fuck off, you don’t tell them to “educate themselves”, you don’t shun them and treat them as if they don’t matter because in the end it’s going to be the majority that decides whether you get the rights you deserve or not, so in reality they do matter and you should be doing everything in your power to educate them on your cause.
Once you decide to stand for something you open yourself to questions and become a source of information. You saying you support this thing, you talking about this thing, you claiming to be an activist for this thing, it makes you someone who is now in the position to educate and change the minds of the opposing side.
Stop plastering stuff on your blog about supporting certain causes and then telling people to fuck off and go educate themselves when they ask about it. If you really can’t take constant questions then create an FAQ or even just a page that links all the sources they’ll need to find the information about your cause. Stop making movements look bad by acting like a little brat who knows nothing and just wants to be a part of the bandwagon. Get your shit together if you want to associate with social justice in any way.
Newsflash: If a strong, independent female character falls in love, it does not automatically mean that she has lost her values or that she’s become less strong and independent, and does not necessarily change her story into an anti-feminist one. The idea that all women should fall in love and get married IS sexist, but a woman actually falling in love and getting married of her own free will is NOT sexist. Thank you and good day.